While the Associated Press hadn’t yet projected a winner and a number of mail ballots remained to be counted, Ahmad declared victory Thursday after Lamb conceded. For the rest of her life, she suspected that her application had been denied because of racial prejudice. [50] In the same year, her final album, A Single Woman, was released. DeFoor, who ran unopposed in his primary, has raised a little more than $23,000 this year and had just under $17,000 in the bank as of mid-September, according to campaign finance reports filed last week. [27] By this time, Simone performed pop music only to make money to continue her classical music studies, and was indifferent about having a recording contract. Her decision to settle in Philadelphia was based in part on her fondness for the city itself. Some were songs that she wrote herself, while others were new arrangements of other standards, and others had been written especially for the singer. Visit The Philadelphia Inquirer at www.inquirer.com. [78] In 1985, Simone fired a gun at a record company executive, whom she accused of stealing royalties. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ahmad … Nina Ahmad, the self-professed “outsider progressive”, is involved in businesses that directly benefit from hyper-gentrification and displacement of working people and people of color, and is an associate of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s brother. The song "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" was sampled by Devo Springsteen on "Misunderstood" from Common's 2007 album Finding Forever, and by little-known producers Rodnae and Mousa for the song "Don't Get It" on Lil Wayne's 2008 album Tha Carter III. serves as the President of the State Senate. [1] Her musical style fused gospel and pop with classical music, in particular Johann Sebastian Bach,[6] and accompanied expressive, jazz-like singing in her contralto voice.[7][8]. a number of mail ballots remained to be counted, been elected to statewide executive offices, Pennsylvania’s status as a swing state in the presidential election. Trump’s campaign did not respond when Clout asked for comment. Nina Ahmad, a former deputy mayor in Philadelphia who sunk almost $500,000 of her own money into the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania Auditor General, has prevailed over five other contenders. She had just scored a huge European hit with the song My Baby Just Cares for Me. "See-Line Woman" was sampled by Kanye West for "Bad News" on his album 808s & Heartbreak. She believes it is very important to keep young individuals in the city of Philadelphia and the communities; “I think they are a wonderful asset,” she said. was produced in cooperation with Simone's estate and her daughter, who also served as the film's executive producer. The Auditor General’s Office, a relatively obscure “row office” often overshadowed in Harrisburg by other other agencies, is described as the state’s “chief financial watchdog.” The Auditor General earns an annual salary of $158,764. [31][32] Promotional copies were smashed by a Carolina radio station and returned to Philips. [35] Like Malcolm X, her neighbor in Mount Vernon, New York, she supported black nationalism and advocated violent revolution rather than Martin Luther King Jr.'s non-violent approach. She claimed that the music industry punished her by boycotting her records. [11] She said that she refused to play until her parents were moved back to the front,[12][13] and that the incident contributed to her later involvement in the civil rights movement. In 2003, just days before her death, the Institute awarded her an honorary degree. Her application, however, was denied. She immigrated to the United States from southern Asia when she was 21 years old. [22] Playing in small clubs in the same year, she recorded George Gershwin's "I Loves You, Porgy" (from Porgy and Bess), which she learned from a Billie Holiday album and performed as a favor to a friend. Schackman would try to calm Simone during these episodes, performing solo until she calmed offstage and returned to finish the engagement. Working with those organizations he has traveled across the world advocating for peace and social justice. In 1967, Simone moved from Philips to RCA Victor. Biography. "The House of the Rising Sun" was featured on Nina Simone Sings the Blues in 1967, but Simone had recorded the song in 1961 and it was featured on Nina at the Village Gate (1962). Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist.Her music spanned a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.. She changed her name to "Nina Simone" to disguise herself from family members, having chosen to play "the devil's music"[3] or so-called "cocktail piano". Nina Ahmad, a former deputy mayor from Philadelphia, spent almost $500,000 of her own money to win the six-candidate Democratic primary for state auditor general. DeFoor ran unopposed in the Republican primary. "[70] In the opinion of AllMusic's Mark Deming, she was "one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, and also one of the most eclectic". The following single, a rendition of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody", also reached the UK Top 10 in 1969. She kept this attitude toward the record industry for most of her career. And as auditor general, I will view all of the audits that the office conducts through the lens of racial equity, I will work to stamp out sexual harassment and discrimination in state government, and change the culture in Harrisburg.”. [101][102][103], In 2015, two documentary features about Simone's life and music were released. ", "The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs", "Nina Simone I Loves You, Porgy Chart History", "Nina Simone Web: My Baby Just Cares for Me", "Nina Simone Web: House of the Rising Sun", "Nina Simone, high priestess of soul, dies aged 70", "100 Greatest Singers of All Time: Nina Simone", "A Tribute to the Enduring Voice of Nina Simone". Dr. Nina Ahmad, Democratic Nominee for Pennsylvania Auditor General. Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina. [65], According to a biographer, Simone took medication from the mid-1960s onward, although this was supposedly only known to a small group of intimates. As her manager, Stroud was in charge of Simone's income. Simone later said that during this performance, her parents, who had taken seats in the front row, were forced to move to the back of the hall to make way for white people. That was followed by a flurry of appearances on CNN, including one Wednesday evening, followed by a spot on MSNBC an hour later. “I have been trying to infuse the work of SEAMAAC with more analysis of both race and class, so that when we do our work with poor families, it’s not just about being compassionate to people who are less fortunate than we are. [104] It was nominated on January 14, 2016, for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Clout today explores how difficult and expensive a statewide race in Pennsylvania can be for a candidate with not much name recognition. Clout: your guide to the wild world of politics. [23][24][25] Because she had sold her rights outright for $3,000, Simone lost more than $1 million in royalties (notably for the 1980s re-release of her version of the jazz standard "My Baby Just Cares for Me") and never benefited financially from the album's sales. If you care about anything: economic justice, heath care, public safety, world peace, climate change, criminal justice reform, educational equity — Do something. [58] A music video was also created by Aardman Studios. In a statement, Ahmad thanked her opponents “for running strong campaigns based on progressive ideas for delivering positive change in our commonwealth.” She will face Timothy DeFoor in the general election. [4], To make a living, Simone started playing piano at a nightclub in Atlantic City. Pointing to her composition of "Mississippi Goddam", Vincent said Simone broke the mold, having the courage as "an established black musical entertainer to break from the norms of the industry and produce direct social commentary in her music during the early 1960s". In few years he became her manager and the father of her daughter Lisa, but later he abused Simone psychologically and physically.[3][29][30]. The people he grew up with are the ones he is advocating hard for as well as other newcomers. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. This program essentially allows very wealthy foreign nationals to buy their residency in the U.S. [40] Simone stayed in Barbados for quite some time, and had a lengthy affair with the Prime Minister, Errol Barrow. They are usually owned by wealthy overseas nationals, some of whom  have received visas through the EB-5 program. [84][85] [33] She later recalled how "Mississippi Goddam" was her "first civil rights song" and that the song came to her "in a rush of fury, hatred and determination". [10] Demonstrating a talent with the piano, she performed at her local church. Disney+ is bringing some exciting new movies and series to their catalog of classics! [41][42] A close friend, singer Miriam Makeba, then persuaded her to go to Liberia. Dr. Ahmad was appointed the Deputy Mayor for Public Engagement for the City of Philadelphia, a new department in the Mayor’s office. He took over leadership of SEAMAAC in January 2005. A song that she recorded for the first time in 1958 was used in a commercial for Chanel No. [66] Throughout most of her life and recording career she was accompanied by percussionist Leopoldo Fleming and guitarist and musical director Al Schackman. It features live footage from different periods of her career, interviews with family, various interviews with Simone then living in the Netherlands, and while on a trip to her birthplace. Childhood. Thoai Nguyen … advocating for those in need. Frequently her music is used in remixes, commercials, and TV series including "Feeling Good", which featured prominently in the Season Four Promo of Six Feet Under (2004). Simone was diagnosed with bipolar disorder by a friend of De Bruin, who prescribed the Trilafon for her. Power Moves: Ajeenah Amir is now director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, Power Moves: Kiera Smalls is Philly Startup Leaders’ new ED, Power Moves: Nina Ahmad has resigned as deputy mayor to run for Congress. “This town is being upgraded. [37] In 1969, she performed at the Harlem Cultural Festival in Harlem's Mount Morris Park. Lam moved from Hong Kong, China (then a British territory) in 1979 to go to college at New York University in Manhattan. Another reason was former Mayor of Philadelphia and former Governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell’s initiative to keep graduates in the city. A Monmouth University Poll last month showed her statistically tied with the Republican nominee, Dauphin County Controller Tim DeFoor. His profile has been removed from the page, but this cached image verifies his involvement with the project. She came to speak at a progressive event a few months ago, and spoke a really good game. Even as the Great Recession hit hard, Philadelphia’s underlying tourist attractions were about to take off. In 1964, Simone changed record distributors from Colpix, an American company, to the Dutch Philips Records, which meant a change in the content of her recordings. JUMP TO: Annam Ahmad’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos, net worth, and popularity. He got the bug and has been trading up ever since. President Obama appointed Dr. Ahmad to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in 2014, a commission designed to improve the health, education and economic status of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.