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'Phenomenal' Young Girls Pay Tribute To Maya Angelou

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices

Sometimes the smallest voices best deliver the most important messages. What better way to end Black History Month and begin Women's History Month...

Ferguson Riots: We Need Statesmen, Not Politicians

Choon James | Posted 10.20.2014 | Hawaii
Choon James

The Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a policeman is undeniably an ugly event for all involved. The subsequent events following the ...

9 Wise Quotes That Will Change The Way You See Your Life

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

We get it. Life can be hard. One moment, you can feel the profoundness of your own life's purpose in every aching atom of your body. Then, suddenly...

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...

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.

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.

Things Maya Told Me: My Favorite Insights and Quotes From My Interviews With Maya Angelou

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

I was immediately entranced by her beautiful, luminous spirit which beamed through the phone, and also by her distinctive, unforgettable, commanding voice. Maya Angelou is the one person whose interviews I did not have to slow down to transcribe -- she talked with such resounding, measured magnificence, as if every melodious word was a treasured gift.

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...

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.

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

16 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us How To Love

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Weddings

Maya Angelou was a force to be reckoned with. As a world-renowned writer, poet, author and activist, when Angelou spoke, the world listened. So on Wed...

Maya Angelou -- A Pioneer of Civil Discourse

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

As we continue our path to promote civil discourse with our elected officials, in the media, and throughout our homes, we honor Dr. Angelou. She has set the path for how best it can be done: through the powerful use of words.

And We Rise Along With Her

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 07.28.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

I was claiming my life and beginning by making this my story to tell. I had been made stronger by the words of Maya Angelou, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you, " and I knew that it was for me that she had written them.

If Politicians Had Listened To Maya Angelou, They Might Have Actually Gotten Things Done

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Poet and activist Maya Angelou was politically involved much of her life, beginning with her role in the civil rights movement and continuing with her...

11 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us To Be Better Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.03.2015 | Women

"I'm a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me." Maya Angelou, the beloved author, poet and activist who passed away on Wednesday Ma...

Maya Angelou's Insight On The Human Spirit Will Inspire You To Live Better

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Maya Angelou, prolific poet and civil rights activist, died on Wednesday at the age of 86. Despite her passing, Angelou's legacy will live on through ...

Celebrities React To Maya Angelou's Death

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

Award-winning author, poet and activist Dr. Maya Angelou died Wednesday morning at age 86. The news might be fresh, but celebrities have quickly ta...