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

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 name “Maya Angelou” is the quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” But there’s one problem with the stamp that uses Angelou’s face and name: she…

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and, at the…

This Black History Month, Listen to Maya Angelou Teach Professional Singer Alicia Keys How to Sing

It's hard to start the weekend off on a snarky note, especially when Maya Angelou started off her third annual Black History Month program on public radio with such sincerity by teaching professional singer Alicia Keys how to sing, thereby proving that none of us should ever stop learning. The AP explained that…

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