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Singer Nina Simone Dressed in 'Pharaoh' Style

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Today would have been Queen Nina Simone‘s 85th birthday and needless to say, she’d be beyond proud of the progress we’ve made as Black people in the world — especially since Black Panther has made box office history in less than a week.

Ms. Nina was unapologetically and proudly Black regardless of the dark things that came against her in life. In honor of Black History Month, the success of Black Panther, and the Queen’s birthday, take a look at this rare interview of Nina Simone explaining “That Blackness”.

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