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Maya Angelou

New "This Girl Can" Ad Encourages Women to #BEBOLD Phenomenally With the Help of Maya Angelou

Set to the recitation of Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman" poem, a new video advertisement by the U.K. organization This Girl Can has inspired thousa... Read More »

New Documentary "And I Still Rise" Reminds Us of Maya Angelou's Powerful Voice

A new documentary about renowned poet and writer, Maya Angelou, reminds us that her words still ring on. The documentary is named after her iconic po... Read More »

Serena Williams Recites "Still I Rise" By Maya Angelou

On Saturday, Serena Williams made history at Wimbledon as she won her 22nd grand slam title. With resilience, dominance, and commitment, Williams def... Read More »

Oprah Winfrey Shares Maya Angelou's Advice in This Empowering Commencement Address

MAKER Oprah Winfrey, has inspired us yet again with her words to the 2016 graduates of Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) — a historically black res... Read More »

12 Quotes to Celebrate Maya Angelou

Renowned poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. During the course of her life, Angelou has inspired generations through writing... Read More »

Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute to This Late Great American Poet

What do Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou have in common? They both are outspoken about issues of racism and prejudice against women. On Wednesday night,... Read More »

Help Bring The Maya Angelou Documentary to Air Via Kickstarter

By Concepcion De Leon Last year, Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86, but she left us with a great legacy from her long and rich life — as a... Read More »

A Reading to Remember: Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’

Maya Angelou published "Phenomenal Woman" in 1978. Today, it's still a definitive statement on womanhood, with all its variety and imperfection. To ce... Read More »

Celebrities Celebrate Maya Angelou

On this very sad day, celebrities express their gratitude for Maya Angelou and the powerful pieces and inspiration she gave to the world.  From Ander... Read More »