Paying respects to the beautiful and bold souls who came before me. Thank you for the mouth that gave birth to many voices. "I'll be Nina Simone, defecating on your microphone" @Regranned from @telesurenglish - #BlackAugust | Nina Simone wasn't just a legendary singer -- she was also seriously involved in the struggle for Black liberation. Former Black Panther Stokely Carmichael, who was friends with Simone, called her once the true singer of the Civil Rights Movement. She used to be neighbors with Malcolm X, whose message she was attracted to, and she knew his wife Betty and helped raise money for her after Malcolm X was murdered.
In her autobiography she wrote: "the only way we can get true equality is if America changed completely, top to bottom, and this change has to start with my own people, with black revolution." - #regrann