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Maya Angelou Dead

Paving Her Own Road: A Tribute to Writer, Maya Angelou

Opal Palmer Adisa | Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices
Opal Palmer Adisa

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtu...

Desecrating Dr. Maya Angelou's Funeral

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church was planning to protest the "home-going" service of our nation's most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil-rights activist, and sister sage to us all, Dr. Maya Angelou, there was a collective gasp of disbelief.

Michelle Obama's Tribute To Maya Angelou Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.09.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, family and friends gathered at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to honor the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou, who died...

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...

The Part Of Maya Angelou's Past You May Not Have Known About

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After literary legend Maya Angelou passed away on May 28, she was extolled for her contribution to the world through works like "I Know Why The Caged ...

Let's Stop Talking About Maya Angelou

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Jeff Steinmann

Dr. Angelou devoted her life to telling the world what she believed. The best way to honor her is to follow her example. If she influenced you, make sure everyone you encounter knows she did, not by telling them but by talking about what you believe often, well and at any cost.

Melissa Harris-Perry's Stunning Maya Angelou Tribute

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry opened up on Saturday about the very direct and personal influence that the late Maya Angelou had on her life. Harris-Perry wa...

Maya Angelou Is Not a Saint

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

Instead of realizing her complexity, I fear that the things that made her great are being lost through softened eulogies. In order to really understand who Maya Angelou was, you would have to understand the tenets of her imperfections and the nuances of her limitations and how that, in turn, influenced her convictions.

The Obama Initiative That Maya Angelou Really Did Not Like

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Famed poet and author Maya Angelou passed away this week at age 86, leaving her life, politics and worldviews to be dissected in obituaries and eulogi...

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.

Maya's Words -- Music to My Ears

Frank Fitzpatrick | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Frank Fitzpatrick

If someone were to ask me what contributions Maya Angelou had made to American culture and history, I would have to take pause and ask myself if there was any aspect of American culture on which she hadn't left her mark.

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...

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...

Phenomenal: 12 Pearls of Wisdom From Maya Angelou

Tai Goodwin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices
Tai Goodwin

There's something humbly powerful in declaring who you are in a way that enlightens and elevates all women. That's something we desperately need in a culture where "photo-shopped" personas often overshadow the reality of who we are.

Watching Maya Angelou Recite Her Poems Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 05.29.2014 | Black Voices

On Wednesday, award-winning novelist, poet and activist Maya Angelou died at age 86. As the world mourns the loss of an international icon and one of ...

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.

Newspapers Remember Maya Angelou

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.29.2014 | Media

Newspapers all across the country and around the world dedicated their front pages to Dr. Maya Angelou on Thursday. The renowned author, poet and acti...

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.

Fox Station's Distasteful Maya Angelou Headline

Posted 05.29.2014 | Media

A local Fox station may have made an unfortunate slip in its coverage of Maya Angelou's death. On Wednesday afternoon, Twitter account @SlowSlowNew...

Thank You, Maya Angelou

Hannah Brencher | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Hannah Brencher

Just thank you for the light you brought. Just thank you for the way you pushed all of us to be better versions of ourselves, even when we couldn't always count on what pushing forward would look like in a life that often throws us off balance.

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 ...

She Existed: How Maya Angelou Changed My Life

Greg Garrett | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Greg Garrett

In her act of generosity, Maya Angelou changed my life. I know that she changed the lives of countless others. And she did it all with the grace and courage and humor that defines what it means to try to be Christian.

The Powerful, Courageous Maya Angelou

Al Gore | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Al Gore

Today marks the passing of Maya Angelou, whose passionate and timeless voice for empathy, passion and humanity touched millions. Throughout her life, Dr. Angelou eloquently presented a powerful and unique expression of what we can become and what we must leave behind.