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.


The iconic Dr. Maya Angelou gets honored with today’s (April 4) Google Doodle on her birthday. The renowned poet, activist and phenomenal human being, who passed away in 2014, would have been 90. 


The late, great Dr. Maya Angelou is Black Excellence personified, this is not debatable. A new doc, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, captures the essence of the poet and activist—and dancer, singer and more. 

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When news of Dr. Maya Angelou’s passing hit the Internet, it took the viral universe by storm. Her death shocked the world (even after living a full life), but no one was more vocal about his encounter with the poet laureate than Common.

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As you all may have learned by now, world renowned author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou dearly departed earlier this morning (May 28) at her home in Winston-Salem, NC.


Dr. Maya Angelou will be featured in two of BET’s upcoming specials, Soulmates: Dr. Maya Angelou and Common, and the 2012 BET Honors. Soulmates: Dr. Maya Angelou and Common, which premieres Sunday at 11am/10c, brings together Dr. Angelou with the celebrated Hip-Hop artist Common, resulting in an unforgettable TV moment. Peep the interview at The […]

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Common Settles Rift with Maya Angelou, Gets at Drake Common has been busy today. In less than 24 hours he has baited Drake into battle and had Dr. Maya Angelou call him a genius.