Ayesha Curry, the wife of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, was very vocal throughout the entire NBA Finals. Now that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the 2016 title, Cavs fans are wasting no time mocking Ayesha. Brandon Lamp, the creator of Lamp Apparel, designed a t-shirt inspired by the film […]

Andra Day inked a partnership with Coca-Cola and McDonalds, were her picture will grace the cups of 40 million cups at McDonalds. Interestingly enough when I posted the story on social media, more than a few made the comment “Who is Andra Day?”.  I was surprised by the response.  Although I’m a music fan of […]


During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the backlash over Saldana's portrayal of Simone and the subsequent discussion of colorism within the African-American community.

In response to the recent controversy regarding Zoe Saldana’s portrayal of Nina Simone in the biopic ‘Nina’ Judge Greg Mathis has released the following statement The recent controversy involving Zoe Saldana’s altered appearance in her portrayal of Nina Simone for the upcoming biopic Nina provides a teachable moment on the interracial divisions that have plagued […]


It’s been almost a week since a gunman killed nine at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. On Sunday, hours after the…

Legendary jazz vocalist, songwriter, and civil rights activist Nina Simone has influenced dozens of celebrated artists with her unique and formidable abilities. Simone’s distinctive voice…


MovieBlog: Though she’s juggling some major projects with “Star Trek 2″ and the “Avatar” sequels, Zoe Saldana has decided to board the long in-development Nina…

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige spoke with BlackTreeTV on the meaning of love and forgiveness to her, new movie The Help, her forthcoming role as Nina Simone in the legendary singers biopic and what she hopes to accomplish in her burgeoning acting career. Mary is working hard at acting but as we await her upcoming […]