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Don’t Sleep!: John Singleton, Victoria Mahoney and Armond White Defend Zoe Saldana Playing Nine Simone

T.J. Holmes introduced a video addressing the tension between black actors’ Oscar-winning achievements and the negative images they perpetuated to attain them. Director John Singleton, filmmaker Victoria Mahoney and film critic Armond White discussed the state of black Hollywood. Specifically, they touch upon the controversy surrounding Zoe Saldana’s film role as Nina Simone.

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