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Maya Angelou Lessons

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...

Maya Angelou: The Oracle Never Dies

Eric Motley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Motley

My friends have been writing, reminding me of my Maya Angelou story, of my brief but meaningful time with her.

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...

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...

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 ...

Dr. Maya Angelou's Candid Advice On Aging Will Make You Smile

OWN | Posted 04.04.2014 | OWN

Legendary author, activist and poet Dr. Maya Angelou turns 86 today. She's the woman Oprah calls her greatest teacher, and over the years they've had ...

WATCH: Maya Angelou's Lesson On Aging Gracefully

OWN | Posted 09.04.2013 | OWN

On an episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah sat down with the woman she calls her mentor, Dr. Maya Angelou, to talk about the legendary poet's life an...

WATCH: 'The Best Advice I've Ever Given Is...'

OWN | Posted 05.28.2014 | OWN

Dr. Maya Angelou's advice and teachings have inspired people all over the world, including Oprah, who often cites one particular piece of Dr. Angelou'...

WATCH: Happy 85th Birthday, Maya Angelou!

OWN | Posted 04.04.2013 | OWN

Happy birthday, Maya Angelou! As the renowned poet and author turns 85 today -- on April 4, 2013 -- fans from around the world celebrate Dr. Angelou a...