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Zoe Saldana Tells Allure ‘I’m Black, I’m Raising Black Men’

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The Star Trek actress is done with folks questioning her Blackness.

‘Nina’ Director On Why Zoe Saldana Was Cast: ‘There Were Other People Considered Who Were Not Acceptable to Financiers’

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Director Cynthia Mort’s passion project about Nina Simone hits theaters next week, but while she may have wanted to create a film that honors one of her musical heroes, the controversy surrounding the casting of Zoe Saldana threatens to undermine whatever Mort hopes to accomplish....

Director of Nina Simone Doc Calls Upcoming Zoe Saldana Film ‘Ugly and Inaccurate’

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The hits keep coming for Zoe Saldana and her upcoming Nina Simone biopic Nina. While the film has encountered fierce criticism since the beginning, RLJ Entertainment owner Bob Johnson’s recent assertion that Black folks are just hating on Saldana have seemed to anger even more people. This time, Jeff...

Bob Johnson’s Still Out Here Defending This Nina Simone Movie

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Bob Johnson, founder of BET, is also the founder of RLJ Entertainment, the company that’s distributing Nina. Yes we all know about why people are upset with Nina Simone being portrayed by Zoe Saldana. But it seems as though Johnson is going to cape for...

Latina Comedian Calls Out Zoe Saldana and Voters In Epic Facebook Video

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If you’re not familiar with comedienne Aida Rodriguez, you will be after this post. The Last Comic Standing alum had a few words for voters, people who don’t think she’s black, and the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone. Rodriguez isn’t a woman who makes...

India Arie Calls Upcoming Nina Simone Film ‘a Caricature,’ Says Zoe Saldana ‘Put a Whole Other Face On’

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There’s been no shortage of criticism about Zoe Saldana’s upcoming Nina Simone biopic, Nina. From the beginning, the project was plagued with problems and Simone’s estate was not on board. Since the trailer for Nina was released last week, the blowback has only increased, with many blasting filmmakers...