Maya Angelou

Celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou’s 90th Birthday

by Teddy Grant   Apr 04, 2018

Fans of the late great Dr. Maya Angelou are taking to social media to celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday. The poet,... Read More

Nikki Giovanni Honored with Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award

Nikki Giovanni Honored with Maya Angelou Lifetime Achievement Award

by #TeamEBONY   Mar 17, 2017

When Nikki Giovanni visited our Chicago offices last July, the icon was full of an array of stories. As we followed her around our... Read More

Black Sundance: 10 Films Not to Miss

Black Sundance: 10 Films Not to Miss

by #teamEBONY   Jan 21, 2016

The Sundance Film Festival comes splashing into Park City, Utah today, jam-packed with what is shaping up to be some pretty interesting films this... Read More

Maya Angelou’s Art Collection Expected to Break Record

Maya Angelou’s Art Collection Expected to Break Record

by #teamEBONY   Sep 10, 2015

On September 15, 2015, the art collection of renowned Author and Poet Maya Angelou will go up for auction at the Swann Auction Galleries... Read More

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Tavis Smiley on Loving (and Missing) Maya Angelou

by Brittany Vickers   May 12, 2015

For nearly 30 years, Tavis Smiley was able to call a woman who the world knew as an American icon, activist, and leading literary... Read More

New Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Features Thing Maya Angelou Didn't Say

Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Features Wrong Quote

by Jezebel   Apr 08, 2015

A new Forever stamp issued by the USPS has Maya Angelou’s face on it. Beside her face is the name “Maya Angelou.” Underneath the... Read More

Final Goodbye: AP’s Unabridged Roll Call of Some Who Died in 2014

Saying “Goodbye” in 2014

by #teamEBONY   Dec 29, 2014

They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded... Read More

African-American Literary Awards Show Faces QuestionableFuture

African-American Literary Awards Show Faces QuestionableFuture

by Souleo   Nov 03, 2014

For the second time in its ten year history the African-American Literary Awards Show [AALAS] has canceled its ceremony. The first cancellation in 2005... Read More

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Michelle Obama: Maya Angelou Changed the Way I Saw Myself

by #teamEBONY   Jun 09, 2014

During Maya Angelou's memorial service, First Lady Michelle Obama remarks on how the American icon celebrated the beauty of Black women.  I was struck... Read More

Saying Farewell to Maya Angelou

Saying Farewell to Maya Angelou

by Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean   Jun 09, 2014

Watching the memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou made me feel like I was attending a homegoing celebration for a great-aunt. For some Mother... Read More