Maya Angelou

The United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program.

The legendary wordsmith will have her image placed on a limited edition run of quarter coins beginning next year, essentially making her the first Black woman to appear on U.S. currency.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Author Maya Angelou and performer RuPaul are among the inductees for the next class of California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom announced the inductees on Wednesday. The class includes soccer player and two-time World Cup champion Brandi Chastain, skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk, actor […]

Afton Williamson is back in the headlines after coming forward with claims of sexual harassment and racial discrimination on the set of ABC’s “The Rookie.” In a revealing Instagram post, she said co-star star Demetrius Grosse harassed her during filming of the first season of the series. She also accused Hair Department Head Sally Nicole Ciganovich […]

Friday morning, a video of the late, great, and ever-so-eloquent Dr. Maya Angelou surfaced where she corrects a young woman who her calls her “Maya.” And for some reason, the internet has become divided over it. https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1106623698956505088 In the clip, the young woman tells the moderator she has a question for “Maya” regarding interracial relationships. […]

Famed writer and poet Dr. Maya Angelou would have celebrated her 90th birthday on April 4, 2018. Her writing and poetry are known all over the world for its strong and positive message. Google decided to honor the poet with one of their doodles featuring her poem Still I Rise, according to Huffington Post. Read by Angelou she’s accompanied by the voices […]

Two monuments honoring Dr. Maya Angelou and three Black lawmakers were stolen from a park in Stamps, Arkansas just days after the town elected its first African-American mayor.

Late Canadian poet Laureate Pierre DesRuisseaux joins a long history of white artists who have plagiarized or appropriated work by artists of color. According to The Guardian, poet Ira Lightman discovered via a Facebook post that DesRuisseaux plagiarized Still I Rise the powerful poem by Maya Angelou. He began scanning his poems, checking for other plagiarized […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Jill Scott is following in the footsteps of Maya Angelou: The Grammy-winning singer is creating her own Hallmark Mahogany greeting card line. Scott announced Wednesday that the “Jill Scott Collection will feature a variety of personalized messages written by Scott and curated from some of her biggest hit songs. The singer said […]

San Francisco school board president set off a firestorm on social media for his proposal to rename George Washington H.S. He said no school should be named for slave holders.

San Francisco school board president set off a firestorm on social media for his proposal to rename George Washington H.S. He said no school should be named for slave holders.

Nicki Minaj is known to leave folks talking on any given day and Wednesday (Nov. 18) was no exception as she took the mic for a powerful reading of Maya Angelou’s classic inspirational poem “Still I Rise.” The Huffington Post notes that Minaj brought her swagger in to her recitation while asking the crowd, “Does […]