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Hollywood failed Nina Simone with her biopic, but we know the powers that be can do better. Women’s History Month has inspired us to think about all of the incredible Black women that we’d love to see in theaters. Whether they’re names that we grew up hearing about and celebrating, or more recent Sheroes, our […]

At this point, we're not really sure what the film's selling point is... but maybe inquiring minds will go out to see how controversy plays out on screen.

As you already know, many people are upset about Zoe Saldana playing Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic about the late singer's life, but things got taken to the next level when Zoe tweeted a Nina quote and the legendary singer's estate replied by throwing some shade at the actress.

As a young Afro-Latina from Spanish Harlem whose skin color doesn't veer too far from Zoe's, I admit I'd worship the chance to play Nina - but the truth is, it wouldn't be my place.

We remember her fondly from her 1972 appearance on Sesame Street where she sang "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" to four little children on a studio-built stoop.