with people around the world uniting for the black lives matter movement, this summer is the perfect time to celebrate one of the greatest musicians and revolutionaries of the 20th century. what happened, miss simone? was released on netflix friday and is an intimate view into the nina simone’s life. using previously unreleased footage, letters and interviews with close family and friends, the singer-songwriter’s words and life are just as relevant now as they were the day dr. martin luther king jr. was murdered.
last week, a group of activists brought black spring to the windows of forever 21.
the demonstration was sponsored by never 21, an organization created to raise awareness around the young black lives ended by those charged to protect and serve. in the video, the protesters surprisingly, drape “black lives matter” tshirts on mannequins and hang a banner without security and employees noticing. kudos to the young activists committed to bringing the conversations around black spring to the masses.