Tag Archives: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Gets “Forever” Stamp

Via the Los Angeles Times: The U.S. Postal Service will release a “forever” stamp honoring writer Maya Angelou, the agency announced Monday. Angelou, best known for her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” died last year at age 86. In addition to being an author, Angelou was a professor, a Tony-nominated performer, an official with the Southern Christian …

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Maya Angelou – Harlem Hopscotch

Via Jezebel: One of Maya Angelou’s final projects before her death earlier this year was a collaborative hip hop album called Caged Bird Songs. The album was released last month, and now one of the songs “Harlem Hopscotch” has a music video, featuring all sorts of dancers including some familiar faces from Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You …

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Tonight At The Apollo

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Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

Legendary poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died in her North Carolina home at the age of 86. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines confirmed Angelou was found by her caretaker on Wednesday morning. Angelou had been reportedly battling health problems. She recently canceled a scheduled appearance of a special event to be held in her honor. Angelou was …

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Maya Angelou: Don’t Give Up Your Vote

“We are here in direct relation to the heroes and she-roes who paid with their lives for this right. Many of us are old enough to remember what it felt like to be told we could not register to vote without taking a test or paying a poll tax. Some were asked how many angels danced on a head of …

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Medal Of Freedom

Yesterday I was surprised by how much I enjoyed watching the Medal Of Freedom ceremony at the White House, where the honorees included Maya Angelou, Bill Russell, Yo-Yo Ma, Warren Buffet, Jasper Johns, and Bush 41, who appeared startlingly frail and had to be helped to his seat by a sturdy Marine.

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Bush 41 To Get Medal Of Freedom

Former President George H.W. Bush will be among 14 recipients of the Medal Of Freedom, the highest civilian honor granted by the United States. President Obama will present the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to former president George H. W. Bush and 14 others with careers in politics, the arts, business and sports. In a statement, Mr. …

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Friendly Voices – Maya Angelou

“I would ask every man and every woman who’s had the blessing of having children, ‘Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love?’ To love someone takes a lot of courage. So how much more is one challenged when the love is of the same sex and the laws say, ‘I forbid you …

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Bill Kristol Thinks He’s A Poetry Critic

From Bill Kristol’s op/ed piece in the NY Times: Obama has selected Yale’s Elizabeth Alexander to compose and read a poem. I still remember watching Maya Angelou read “On the Pulse of Morning” at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993 — and thinking that American culture really was in a state of irreversible decline, as she indulged in that multicultural cataloguing …

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