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Toni Morrison and Nina Simone, United in Soul

Toni Morrison and Nina Simone, United in Soul

Emily Lordi writes on the commonalities between the music of Nina Simone and the literature of Toni Morrison; Morrison died, at the age of eighty-eight, on August 5, 2019.
Lorraine Hansberry, the Love of Freedom, and the Freedom of Love

Lorraine Hansberry, the Love of Freedom, and the Freedom of Love

"Ahead of her time, Lorraine’s witness and wisdom help us understand the world, its problems and its possibilities. In her lonely reckonings, her impassioned reaching for justice, and the seriousness
Sunday Reading: American Singers, Songwriters, and Storytellers

Sunday Reading: American Singers, Songwriters, and Storytellers

From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by David Hajdu, Doreen St. Félix, Alex Ross, Claudia Roth Pierpont, Hua Hsu, and Kelefa Sanneh, on the American musicians Woody Guthrie, Childish Gambino, Bob
To Queen Aretha, You Are Appreciated. Rest in Power

To Queen Aretha, You Are Appreciated. Rest in Power

Like many people, hip-hop was my entryway to a lot of the music I know and love today. Through the use of samples, I made my way into various genres of music and discovered the lifeblood of artistry
I Am Women: Lupita Nyong'o Co-Stars in Calvin Klein's Latest Fragrance Launch

I Am Women: Lupita Nyong'o Co-Stars in Calvin Klein's Latest Fragrance Launch

It’s been 13 years since Calvin Klein—who created still-recognizable zeitgeist scents like Obsession and Eternity—has released a new fragrance. But now under the helm of chief creative officer Raf
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Bon Jovi Reunites; The Cars, Nina Simone, Dire Straits Honored in Cleveland

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Bon Jovi Reunites; The Cars, Nina Simone, Dire Straits Honored in Cleveland

The 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony treated the audience at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium to a reunited Bon Jovi, a hilarious induction speech by presenter Howard Stern, and
David Oyelowo Opens Up About Racism in Hollywood in the Most Vulnerable Conversation Ever

David Oyelowo Opens Up About Racism in Hollywood in the Most Vulnerable Conversation Ever

David Oyelowo is often mistaken for an Oscar winner. Right now you’re probably like, wait, he doesn’t have an Oscar? And you’re checking Google. And ... nope, no Oscar. But he does have several
“Nice Times Up Pin”

“Nice Times Up Pin”

Culture Kings Carl, Edgar, and Jacquis get into a sports update, Carl getting his hair restored, the 15 ultimate hip hop & R&B albums, deep cut of the week, & more!
Feeling Good, Finally? Nina Simone’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Is a Bittersweet Victory

Feeling Good, Finally? Nina Simone’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Is a Bittersweet Victory

In the world of women in music, there are queens, princesses, first ladies and even a duchess—but there has only ever been one high priestess of soul: Nina Simone. Read more...
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame names its Class of 2018, from Bon Jovi to Nina Simone

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame names its Class of 2018, from Bon Jovi to Nina Simone

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Dire Straits. Meet the full lineup of 2018 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 33rd annual induction ceremony won't happen until
Watch: The Jazz Legends Who Fearlessly Fought for Freedom

Watch: The Jazz Legends Who Fearlessly Fought for Freedom

Jazz has always been one of the soundtracks of black people’s journey toward freedom in America. Artists like Nina Simone and Gary Bartz became the fearless messengers of African-American

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Nina Simone

Nina Simone's wrote "Mississippi Goddam" response to the murder of Medgar Evers. Describing it as "A show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet" in 1964, the song became a civil rights