Maya Angelou

Barbie unveils new Black History Month collection of dolls to inspire the next generation of women. Some key figures featured in the collection include black women who changed the future in a number of industries from entertainment, sports, and civil rights.

While demoing African dances back in the day, the legendary poet and her dancers may have shared the seeds of today's most viral dance.

Nine GOP lawmakers voted against naming a post office after Maya Angelou. These bills usually get unanimous support.


According to a report released by the Black Youth Project at the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, in 2009, 54.4 percent of African-American millennials shared that they’ve personally experienced harassment or violence at the hands of the police or they know someone who has.


To great fanfare, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new limited edition “Forever” stamp to honor the late poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya…

First Lady Michelle Obama is slated to honor the late Dr. Maya Angelou during a private memorial service for the activist and poet this weekend. The White House confirmed that FLOTUS will deliver her remarks on Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Angelou died last week at the age of 86. Read about […]

More than 4,800 former NFL players, including Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, have been named a plaintiff in at least one concussion-related lawsuit against the league. Marino, who played 17 seasons for the Miami Dolphins, has added his name to the list of former NFL players suing the league over its handling of concussions. The 18-page complaint alleges […]

Maya Angelou was a phenomenal woman, but she wasn’t alone. I learned about Maya at a young age. First, when in 4th grade, my teacher Mr. Graves made us recite, learn and memorize her poem. I remember all the boys in our gifted and talented class sulked and complained. We didn’t want to say the […]