Nichelle Nichols

How Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Episode 2 Pays Tribute To Nichelle Nichols

Hailing frequencies open! With "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," one of the franchise's most tragically underused characters is finally getting her due. The character in question? Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, of course. She may be one of the most beloved characters from the original "Star Trek" series, but roll the tapes back and you'll realize that Uhura rarely had much to do on the Enterprise bridge. But with "Strange New Worlds" — and the franchise's brand-new Uhura, played by Celia Rose Gooding — that's beginning to change.
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Editorial | Elect Laura Simkin, Nichelle Nichols and Ali Muldrow to the Madison School Board

Three Madison School Board members will be elected April 5. Two races are essentially decided. Nichelle Nichols, a parent of four Madison Metropolitan School District graduates who has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, the Urban League of Greater Madison and MMSD, is unopposed in the race to fill Seat 5. She’ll be an exceptional addition to the board.
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Madison School Board Q&A: Nichelle Nichols brings dual perspective to board

As an administrative employee in the Madison School District under three superintendents over six years, Nichelle Nichols brings a behind-the-scenes perspective to the School Board, a position she’s assured to win in the April 5 election with no opponent. She also brings a dual perspective as a parent of...

‘Free Nichelle’: protesters want to liberate Star Trek actor Nichelle Nichols from conservatorship

In the wake of Britney Spears’ emancipation from her long-term conservatorship, some of Britney’s fans have turned their attention to the Star Trek actor Nichelle Nichols. Last week a dozen protesters, a mixture of Free Britney activists and fans of Nichols, demonstrated outside the Stanley Mosk courthouse in Los Angeles, chanting “Free Nichelle!”

Britney Spears Fans Want To Free ‘Star Trek’ Legend Nichelle Nichols From Her Conservatorship

Legendary Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols has a new set of fans whose mission is to free her from her controversial conservatorship. According to BuzzFeed News, on Monday (Jan. 10), a group of #FreeBritney supporters and fans of Nichols, who starred as Nyota Uhura in the classic 1960s original series, Star Trek, marched at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles to raise awareness about the 89-year-old’s situation.

Star Trek Fans Celebrate Nichelle Nichols Birthday

Star Trek fans from around the world are coming together to celebrate Nichelle Nichols' birthday. The fan-favorite actress portrayed Lieutenant Nyota Uhura throughout various Star Trek TV shows and movies, and is one of the most memorable Black women on a sci-fi franchise. Uhura was one of the main cast members of Star Trek: The Original Series, along with William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, and Walter Kroenig as Pavel Chekov. She also portrayed Uhura on all six Star Trek movies featuring the cast from The Original Series. Born on December 28, 1932, Nichols is celebrating her 89th birthday today, and fans are showing their love and appreciation for her on social media.

First Short Treks idea included Nichelle Nichols as Uhura

One idea for Short Treks included Nichelle Nichols as Uhura. Short Treks debuted on Ocober 4, 2018, and the first season offered four episodes which revolved around the crew from Star Trek: Discovery. The series, which originated as a companion series for Discovery and other Star Trek series, was renewed for a second season which premiered on October 5, 2019. Those, for the most part, were vignettes from the crew of the Enterprise set on the upcoming series, Strange New Worlds. But originally, another idea had existed for the series, one that would have brought Nichelle Nichols back into the Star Trek universe.

Legendary Actress And Activist Nichelle Nichols Honored By NASA

Nichols received NASA’s Exceptional Public Achievement Medal. Nearly 55 years ago, when actress Nichelle Nichols graced the screen as Lt. Nyota Uhura on the television series “Star Trek,” it illustrated the importance of representation. The 88-year-old trailblazer was recently honored by NASA for driving diversity in STEM forward, People reported.

Nichelle Nichols announces bid for Madison school board

Nichelle Nichols, a longtime advocate for equity in education, announced Monday that she would seek election to the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education. Nichols will run for Seat 5, being vacated by ananda mirilli, who announced earlier Monday that she wouldn’t seek a second term. “I am...

Nichelle Nichols Celebrated At Comic-Con Amid Conservatorship Battle

Nichols honored during 3-day L.A. Comic-Con over the weekend as part of her retirement tour. Nichelle Nichols, famously known for playing Nyota Uhura in the legendary Star Trek series, made her final appearance at L.A. Comic-Con over the weekend. The pioneering actress was the subject of tribute panels throughout the...

As Star Trek's First Black Female Captain, Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green Reflects On Inspirational Words From Franchise Vet Nichelle Nichols

Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols is retiring from the convention circuit, which is bittersweet but nonetheless a milestone worth celebrating. Fans at L.A. Comic-Con 2021 did precisely that for Nichols’ final convention appearance, and celebrities were full of reverential praise as well. Many were quick to credit Nichols as a factor in their careers, and Star Trek: Discovery's lead actress Sonequa Martin-Green was definitely part of that crowd.

NASA celebrates the life and career of 'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols

"Star Trek" star and long-time diversity advocate Nichelle Nichols is warping toward retirement, and NASA made a video to say thank you. Nichols, 88, made her last-ever public appearance at the L.A. Comic Con that concluded Sunday (Dec. 3), according to her website. Nicholas is best known for her role as communications officer Uhura in "The Original Series" (1966-69) at a time when few other Black women in television held such starring roles.

Is ‘Star Trek’ Star Nichelle Nichols Experiencing Conservator Abuse?

1.3 million people are currently under conservatorships in the United States, but when does this relationship cross the line over into abuse? A conservatee can fall victim to financial exploitation, physical abuse and emotional damage. 88-year-old “Star Trek” actress Nichelle Nichols’ son has been named her conservator, but her friend Angelique is very concerned he is not acting in her best interest.