We wish our warrior ancestor Nina Simone a Happy Birthday today on February 21st!

Nina Simone was a voice for Black liberation during the Civil Rights Movement. She carried the legacy of her ancestors forward through her music and is known today as a revolutionary sister in the struggle for freedom.

To demonstrate her fearlessness, Simone once said this before performing her song “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black.”

This is not addressed primarily to white people. It does not put you down in anyway. It simply ignores you, for my people need all the inspiration and love that they can get.