The Blackest Black History Month just ended, and we’re now in Melanin March, but folks are trying to steal our joy!
In October 2012, it was announced that a movie based on the iconic singer, activist and overall badass Nina Simone was being produced. Excitement quickly turned to confusion and then anger when we learned that the person playing her would be Zoe Saldana.
When pictures of Zoe Saldana on the set of “NINA” dropped three years ago and everyone saw the face paint and prosthetic nose that she had to don to bring the character to life, collective tantrums happened. She didn’t really bring Nina to life as much as she killed her dead, looking casket-sharp in some post-mortem makeup.
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