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Still I Rise

Empowering Black Women of Class 2020: Stars Deliver Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.”

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African-American entertainment icons, including Janelle Monae and Kelly Rowland, delivered an impassioned recital of Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise," during the YouTube special "Dear Class of 2020," Sunday, June 7.READ MORE

Dear Class of 2020 [YouTube]: Graduating Amid Protests and Pandemic

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Stars recognized and encouraged this year's graduating class, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests, in YouTube's "Dear Class of 2020," Sunday, June 7.READ MORE

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj Responds to Critics Again, Defends Reciting Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise'

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Last week, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to respond to critics who questioned her lyrical abilities and once again, she’s speaking out against her commentators. In a recent interview with Billboard, Minaj defended her Recital of Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise' poem during A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America.READ MORE

Maya Angelou Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service Releases Maya Angelou Stamp But It Features a Quote by Joan Walsh Anglund

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Late poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is the new face for a limited edition U.S. Postal Service stamp.READ MORE

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Maya Angelou's 'Caged Bird Songs' Album is Out, Late Author Discusses Record in Clip [WATCH]

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One of November's wildly underrated releases arrived today (November 4) in the form of "Caged Bird Songs," an album centered around the words and voice of legendary poet Dr. Maya Angelou.READ MORE

Maya Angelou and Common

Maya Angelou's 'I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings' Finds Tribute in Hip-Hop Album, Featuring Vocals from Author

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Maya Angelou is a noted proponent of hip-hop music, having interacted with everyone from Tupac Shakur to Common, so it's reasonable that a hip-hop album inspired by her classic work I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings will be released soon, according to Billboard. The album will go under the simpler title Caged Bird Songs.READ MORE

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10 Musical Works Inspired By Maya Angelou: Kanye West, Common, Alicia Keys and More

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Today, the world lost the great memoirist, poet, novelist, dancer, singer, and public speaker Maya Angelou. In a testament to her legacy, here are 10 songs that were inspired by the late American icon, revered by many as a patron saint of conscious rap.READ MORE

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