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Transforming Public Spaces: The Value-Added of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.21.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Now is the time to re-imagine diversity and inclusion. We must recognize the value-added of diversity and inclusion by building a more inclusive society through the transformation of our public spaces. Through this transformation, we can build a more just and equitable world.

What Terrified Maya Angelou In The Wake Of 9/11

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.02.2015 | OWN

Everyone remembers where they were the moment they learned of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. They remember the hor...

Positive School Environments Created Through Black History Month Celebration

Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D. | Posted 04.24.2015 | Education
Brian G. Osborne, Ed.D.

Tips for creating the best student learning environments abound, yet clearly no one list for how to do this is definitive. Most importantly, creating an optimal atmosphere for learning begins with two essential tenets.

Thanks to Four Bright Rainbows in Our National Clouds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.

From Prostitute to Professor: The 7 Lessons of Maya Angelou's Messy Life

Yolanda Young | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Yolanda Young

While we now refer to Angelou as a renaissance woman, until she published I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings in her 40s, her life resembled what is referred to in ghetto parlance as a hot mess.

Dr. Maya Angelou On The Power Of Words

OWN | Posted 06.10.2014 | OWN

Dr. Maya Angelou, who passed away on May 28, had an undeniable way with words. The Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet and author is the source of countless...

Maya Angelou: The Power of an Evolving Brand

Tamara Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Tamara Jacobs

The recent passing of the iconic author and poet, Maya Angelou, closed the chapter on one of the most enduring and prolific personal brands America ha...

A Luminary Leaves a Legacy of Song

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Maya Angelou offered us a portal to see our lives in the form of real-time poetry. She gave birth to breaking through the cage and having the courage to talk about it. She reminds us that every day is a good day, because we never know what truths will emerge when faced with challenges.

Maya Angelou and the Gift of Being Born a Black Woman

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

If you have the privilege of being born a black woman, it is my belief, that it is a part of your divine mission to liberate yourself from all external and internalized oppression and thereby liberate the world.

The Most Important Lesson Maya Angelou Learned From Her Grandmother

OWN | Posted 05.30.2014 | OWN

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give," is one of the best lessons Oprah says she learned from Dr. Maya Angelou. During a during a profound "O...

Still I Rise!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I remember the day Maya Angelou came into my life. I was a high school student at a boarding school in a rural area of Mississippi. The words of such a great and prolific writer literally came off the pages at me.

Show Me Dr. Angelou

Areva Martin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Areva Martin

Billions of people live on this planet, yet few depart it having truly inspired millions and leaving behind a positive change.

Dr. Maya Angelou: 'Be A Rainbow In Somebody Else's Cloud'

OWN | Posted 06.07.2014 | OWN

Upon learning of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing on May 28, Oprah Winfrey released a statement that referred to the poet, author and legend as "the rainbow...

The Best Way to Honor Maya Angelou

Lauren Marie Fleming | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lauren Marie Fleming

Maya Angelou's life was the story of an injured girl who grew up to be a strong woman. Through her words, I found strength to do the same.

Reconciling Maya Angelou's Legacy With Her Support of Clarence Thomas

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

The death of American poet Maya Angelou has been greeted with both grief and accolades for her contributions to the American literary canon. But it also has stirred memories of her early support for a controversial man, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Because of Her, I Rise: 5 Lessons Learned from Maya Angelou

Lindsey Mask | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mask

Let us not lessen the impact a single life can have in this world. Like moments in history before today and surely for moments yet to come, this day i...

Dear Dr. Angelou, Thank You

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Thank you for healing us with your art. To my favorite book report subject, my unknowing advisor, my literary mentor: I am eternally grateful. We are eternally grateful.

In Honor of Maya Angelou: The Caged Bird Sung and Sung

David Bedrick | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

In honor of Dr. Maya Angelou, may I say in my own voice, a voice empowered by hers, you are the best we have; each of us are the best we have.

Reflections on the Poetic Mother of a Generation, Dr. Maya Angelou

Ginnie Love | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Ginnie Love

You see, in our home Maya is a grandmother. And today that is what my soul feels it has lost. Mother Maya taught me that no matter my scars, I matter. More than that, I have a story(ies) to tell, which I am meant to tell. As one of my life teachers she taught me much about the subject.

LOOK: Maya Angelou Was Also A Style Star

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices

The news of Maya Angelou's passing this morning has us reflecting on the author/poet/phenomenal woman's amazing legacy. While she's left us with a num...

Maya Angelou's Life Was Even More Incredible Than You Realized

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 06.11.2014 | Black Voices

You already know that Dr. Maya Angelou's life was too rich and vibrant to be summarized -- indeed, her vast wealth of experiences filled seven iconic ...

Maya Angelou's Most Inspirational Quotes

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices

Celebrated author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Throughout her life, the award-winning novelist and civil rights acti...

Maya Angelou Taught Me To Speak My Mind

Justina Sharp | Posted 07.28.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

Everyone says that in order to write something worth reading, you must "write what you know." Whether or not I fully agree with that, there is not a more powerful argument for it that Maya Angelou.

Oprah: Dr. Maya Angelou 'Will Always Be The Rainbow In My Clouds'

OWN | Posted 05.28.2014 | OWN

After the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou on Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey released the following statement. I've been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my me...

WATCH: How Maya Angelou Made Tupac 'Cry'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

This morning as the world was awaken to the sad news on the sudden passing of Dr. Maya Angelou, countless fans and admires have reflected on the award...