Watch So Many Phenomenal Women in Laura Mvula's 'Phenomenal Woman' Video

There’s something really nice about getting an unmitigated, uplifting, bold reminder to feel good, and that’s exactly what Laura Mvula’s new video does. A salve against the bullshit (whatever you wanna define “bullshit” as), “Phenomenal Woman” was shot in the Bo-Kaap section of Cape Town, and features Mvula being just…

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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…

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