Maya Angelou

10 Obscure and Overlooked Blaxploitation Film Soundtracks You Need To Hear

There are many Blaxploitation film soundtracks that have either gone overlooked or followed their namesake title into the shadows of… Read More

February 18, 2022

Maya Angelou Will Be the First Black Woman to Appear on the U.S. Quarter

Late author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will be on the U.S. quarter-dollar, the first Black woman to… Read More

January 11, 2022

Maya Angelou’s Face Will Appear on New Quarters Beginning in 2022

Maya Angelou and Sally Ride's coins will be in circulation beginning next January. Angelou and Ride are the first women… Read More

May 11, 2021

From Maya Angelou To “Shameika”: The Importance Of Two Black Women in Fiona Apple’s Work

“Shameika,” a song based on a candid comment from a Black classmate, is one of the standout tracks on Fiona… Read More

April 23, 2020

KITH Releases Maya Angelou Capsule Collection

And it's for a good cause. KITH has collaborated with Branded Arts to release a capsule collection supporting the Maya… Read More

May 13, 2019

Old Video Of Maya Angelou Correcting Young Girl Resurfaces, Sparks Debate Online

Maya Angelou has become a trending topic on Twitter because of the video. An interview from around 1990 of Maya… Read More

March 15, 2019

Famous Canadian Poet Laureate Accused Of Plagiarizing Tupac Shakur, Maya Angelou

Canadian poet laureate Pierre DesRuisseaux has been accused of plagiarizing a number of poets such as Dylan Thomas and Maya… Read More

September 12, 2017

Watch Maya Angelou Recite ‘Still I Rise’ In New Documentary Trailer

As one of the most important poets and writers in American history, Maya Angelou's work is still read and praised… Read More

September 21, 2016

Pass The Popcorn: First-Ever Maya Angelou Doc Will Premiere At Sundance Film Festival

Last week, Sundance revealed the full slate of forthcoming film premieres for this year's Sundance Film Festival. It was a hefty… Read More

December 8, 2015

Common Talks Maya Angelou, Music Quality And More On ‘Larry King Now’

Common takes to Larry King Now on the latest stop of his promo circuit for the recently released Nobody's Smiling LP. In a fairly casual little… Read More

August 14, 2014

Audio Premiere: MK Asante x Maya Angelou & J Dilla – “My Victory”

Acclaimed author MK Asante premieres his brand new single "My Victory" from the forthcoming BUCK: ORIGINAL BOOK SOUNDTRACK featuring words… Read More

June 30, 2014

Common Remembers Maya Angelou & Drops ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ Release Date

Common has penned an open letter in memory of friend, mentor and literary icon Maya Angelou following her death on… Read More

June 4, 2014

Renowned Poet, Author & Activist Maya Angelou, Dies At 86

Acclaimed author, poet and activist Maya Angelou has died following a lengthy illness at the age of 86. According to… Read More

May 28, 2014

Video: Common X Maya Angelou X Stevie Wonder

After his turn under the Grammy lights last night, Common sat down with BET this morning in a joint interview… Read More

February 13, 2012