Originally posted on Davey D's Hip Hop Corner:

Came across this post this morning on Facebook from Bougie Black Girl about Nina Simone, ‘colorism’ and the controversy surrounding the casting of an upcoming biopic. I had to share it with folks and encourage folks to sign the petition.. which is directed at record mogul Jimmy Iovine and long time writer Cynthia Mort. They are replacing Mary J Blige w/ actress Zoe Saldana to play Nina.. The move has caused a huge firestorm..It’s definitely a case of erasing history.. To better understand,  people should read this letter from Nina Simone’s daughter printed below then take a look at the picture below..Once you do this you’ll see the problem. It’s a profound one…..Here’s the letter from Simone’s daughter..

-Davey D-

Greetings Nina Simone Lovers, Simone here.

I have read many of the comments am happy you all took the time to share your thoughts and feelings.

Here’s mine:

When the…

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