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Privacy Copyright. Skip to main content. Abstract This project honors and recognizes the art and activism of four Black woman--Nina Simone, Nikki Giovanni, Elizabeth Catlett, and Ntozake Shange that contributed to the revolutionary movements of the s through the early s.

The song ends with Simone wailing, with ear splitting conviction, the name "Peaches". Much to Simone's dismay, and despite her intention to highlight the injustice in society and the suffering of African-American people, some listeners interpreted the song as racist.

They believed it drew on black stereotypes, and it was subsequently banned on several major radio stations. The song was adapted by filmmaker Julie Dash into a short experimental film of the same name. Sandra Bernhard performs the song in her one woman show, filmed in by John Boskovich and released as the film Without You I'm Nothing.

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A cover version of this song was featured in the ending credits of the movie For Colored Girls , featuring a sample of Nina Simone singing the 1st verse as Aunt Sarah with newly re-recorded vocals performed by Nina's daughter, Lisa Simone , singing Safronia's verse, Laura Izibor singing the role of Sweet Thing, and Ledisi singing Peaches' verse.

The song was also on the show Black Girls Rock!

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In the play, Nina meets the first three women she is the fourth at the site of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing , and they become the characters in her song. The song is sampled in the song "The Story of O.

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The song visits similar themes of injustice and suffering of African-American people in modern America. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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This section does not cite any sources. Mitchell was arrested in March in connection to another robbery, court records state.

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She was indicted alongside Dominick Lamont Durrett, 19, after a woman was knocked to the ground and her purse stolen. Mitchell was found incompetent to stand trial and ordered to undergo outpatient treatment in June, according to court documents. She was scheduled to stand trial for that case within one year.