Posts tagged "maya angelou"

Watch Nicki Minaj’s Lovely Reading Of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

Does my sassiness upset you?/ Why are you beset with gloom?

Megan Reynolds | November 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Here’s Michelle Obama’s Speech At Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

Michelle Obama spoke this weekend at the memorial service for beloved author Maya Angelou, who died on May 28 at age 86. Her tearful and touching speech remembers Angelou for…

Jessica Wakeman | June 8, 2014 - 11:56 pm

The Soapbox: How Talking About Maya Angelou & Her Rape Made Me A Better Mom

It must had been in third grade that my daughter Ella was assigned a project for Black History Month. She was assigned Maya Angelou.

I was unaware of…

Veronica Arreola | June 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Remember Maya Angelou With Four Of Her Most Famous Poems

The death of Maya Angelou, a lioness of American arts and letters, marked the end of her truly extraordinary career. She leaves behind a body of work that is, quite…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Maya Angelou Dies At 86

Maya Angelou, a poet and civil rights activist, has died at 86. Angelou is most well-known for her memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings about growing up poor and Black…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2014 - 10:04 am

Happy 86th Birthday, Maya Angelou!

Today is the 86th birthday of one of the most beloved writers of our generation, Maya Angelou!  The Wake Forest University professor is perhaps most famous for her 1969 memoir

Jessica Wakeman | April 4, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Beyonce’s New “Feminist” Fragrance Is Inspired By A Maya Angelou Poem, Smells Like Gold Symphony Orchid And Cashmere

Beyonce’s not done, y’all. In addition to blessing the world with the best Christmas gift ever just a week ago, Bey — or should we call her Yonce now? –…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2013 - 11:20 am

Maya Angelou Honored With Prestigious Literary Award

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings author Dr. Maya Angelous will be awarded the Literarian Award, a sorta lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. [AP]…

Jessica Wakeman | September 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Dr. Maya Angelou’s Advice To Her 15-Year-Old Self

Here is the poet Dr. Maya Angelou, age 83, reading a letter she wrote to her 15-year-old self. “Find a beautiful piece of art,” she says. “Realize that was created…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 9:20 am

Maya Angelou Would Like To Remind You She’s Not Dead

You’d best believe I’d be pissy if I’d wasted my weekend fielding phone calls from frantic friends and family who thought I was dead! But leave it to Maya…

Jessica Wakeman | October 5, 2009 - 5:00 pm