Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton's Inauguration

#MayaAngelou: A Phenomenal Woman

By Kevin Powell The first time I ever heard the name Maya Angelou was as a college student at Rutgers University in my native Jersey in the late 1980s. Sadly, as a young man fixated on changing the world, thanks …...
Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton's Inauguration

R.I.P. #MayaAngelou

By Keith Chow We are all saddened by the loss of Maya Angelou, who has passed away at the age of 86. Upon hearing about Angelou’s passing, I immediately thought about Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, a book published in the &he...
Maya Angelou

#MayaAngelou: Phenomenal Woman

When we learned of the death of Dr. Maya Angelou we at BK Nation decided to spend the entire day pulling together a diverse group of voices to honor and celebrate the passing of this giant of a shero. We …
Maya BLACK AND WHITE

Maya and My Thighs: A Tribute to #MayaAngelou

By Dominique Morisseau I was in eighth grade. One of my most awkward phases. Of course I didn’t feel awkward then. Only sometimes. When the eighth-grade class had to perform in the Black History Showcase at school, our E...
Maya Angelou

#MayaAngelou: I Need to Walk Outside

By David Bradburn I need to walk outside under the southern sun and smell the purity of the blooming magnolias. I need to feel the breeze as it carries the caged bird’s spirit away up, up high on the mountaintop. &...
Maya Angelou and Bill Clinton

#MayaAngelou: In Memory of Maya Angelou

By Dr. Walter Greason Mexico City, DF, Mexico 28 May 2015 I remember opening her limousine door, expecting a small woman who needed assistance. Maya Angelou placed her foot on the ground and stood up. And up. And up. It ...
Maya and Malcolm X

#MayaAngelou: Why The Caged Bird Still Sings

By Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, Ph.D. I grew up with my mother telling me often that I was named after Dr. Maya Angelou, the great writer and poet laureate who died today at the age of 86. As the story goes, …
Maya Angelou

Tribute and Light to #MayaAngelou

By Jana Lynne Umipig “Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving be...
Maya CHANGE

#MayaAngelou: An LGBTQ Appreciation

By Mark Zustovich In 2009, two years before New York State finally passed a marriage-equality bill, three state senators received phone calls from a most unlikely “lobbyist.” On the line was 81-year-old Harlem resident D...
Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton's Inauguration

#MayaAngelou: She Gave Me My Name

  By Mia Legg I was home schooled when I was a kid. Each morning I aligned my thoughts with swirls into the pictures I drew and the poems I wrote. I even recited collections of words from people I …