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Image Of Maya Angelou To Be Featured On US Quarter

The quarter features an image of Angelou with her arms uplifted, a bird in flight and a rising sun behind her, with a portrait of George Washington on the “heads” side. The US Mint said the image of Angelou was “inspired by her poetry and symbolic of the way she lived”. – The Guardian
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Maya Angelou Becomes the First Black Woman Featured on a U.S. Quarter

The US Mint announced that it has “begun shipping the first coins in the American Women Quarters (AWQ) Program.” And it all starts with the outstretched arms of poet Maya Angelou gracing the reverse of the quarter. The Mint writes: A writer, poet, performer, social activist, and teacher, Angelou rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction i...
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US Quarter Featuring Maya Angelou Starts Circulating

The US Mint has started shipping a quarter featuring poet & activist Maya Angelou on it. A writer, poet, performer, social activist, and teacher, Angelou rose to international prominence as an author after the publication of her groundbreaking autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Angelou’s published works of verse, non-fiction, and fiction include more than 30 bestselling titles. Her remarkable career encompasses dance, theater, journalism, and social activism. The front of the...
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Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to appear on a US quarter

US treasury secretary says the writer and civil rights campaigner’s appearance on the coin represents ‘what we value, and how we’ve progressed as a society’Maya Angelou has become the first Black woman ever to appear on a US quarter, after a coin featuring the late poet and activist’s image went into circulation on Monday.The quarter features an image of Angelou with her arms uplifted, a bird in flight and a rising sun behind her, with a portrait of George Washington on the “heads” side. The US ...
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Maya Angelou coins distributed by US Mint make her first Black woman to appear on quarters

The poet and activist is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter. Angelou is one of four woman that will appear on the quarter this year.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Witness Maya Angelou & James Baldwin’s Close Friendship in a TV Interview from 1975

In the mid-50s, Maya Angelou accepted a role as a chorus member in an international touring production of the opera, Porgy and Bess: I wanted to travel, to try to speak other languages, to see the cities I had read about all my life, but most important, I wanted to be with a large, friendly group of Black people who sang so gloriously and lived with such passion. On a stopover in Paris, she met James Baldwin, who she remembered as “small and hot (with) the movements of a dancer.” The two...
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High school football: All of the scores from Friday’s Week 5 games

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now All of the scores from the CIF Southern Section and L.A. City high school football games on Friday. CIF SOUTHERN SECTION DESERT VALLEY LEAGUE Cathedral City 28, Indio 21 Coachella Valley 48, Banning 6 Yucca Valley 28, Desert Hot Springs 0 GOLDEN LEAGUE Highland 41, Eastside 0 Lancaster 52, Littlerock 6 Palmdale 34, Antelope Valley 0 Quartz Hill 32, Knight 18 MIRAMONTE LEAGUE Bassett 34, Garey 27 Ganesha 49,...
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High school football: All of the scores from Friday’s Week 4 games

All of the scores from the CIF Southern Section and L.A. City football games on Friday, Sept. 24. FRIDAY’S RESULTS CIF-SS NONLEAGUE Servite 44, Sierra Canyon 22 Santa Margarita 42, Los Alamitos 21 Edison 42, San Clemente 0 Villa Park 17, Valencia 7 Mission Viejo 30, Alemany 7 El Toro 35, Garden Grove 7 El Modena 20, Aliso Niguel 15 JSerra 48, Rancho Cucamonga 28 Foothill 34, La Mirada 7 Orange 67, Capistrano Valley 47 Orange Lutheran 42, Notre Dame/So 24 Corona del Mar 45, San Juan Hills 27 Yorb...
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Maya Angelou's 20 most popular books, ranked by Goodreads members

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. According to Goodreads members, the most popular Maya Angelou books are "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Letter to My Daughter." Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was an influential writer, poet, and activist. We used rankings and reviews to find the 20 most popular Maya Angelou works. Her most popular books are "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Letter to My Daughter."...
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High school football Week 1: Live updates from Thursday’s games

The high school football season continues in Southern California, but the season remains uncertain this fall, too. Coronavirus has forced some cancellations for a second straight week. Follow along tonight for live updates from Southern California News Group reporters including scores, stats, video and much more from the sidelines. Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now A Twitter List by SoCalVarsity THURSDAY GAMES CIF-SS Adelanto at Serra...
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I tested out the writing routines of 5 famous authors to see which would make me the most productive

Mel Burke. Mel Burke Mel Burke is a culture writer who recently quit her full-time job to become a novelist. To find a routine that works for her, she tried the schedules of famous writers like Maya Angelou. She liked Schwab's 25-minute word sprints and Murakami's afternoon exercise, but none were perfect. See more stories on Insider's business page. I recently "millennial YOLO'd" my stable content-management job to become a full-time novelist, and I wanted to have unshakea...
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Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig companies said California's Prop 22 would create opportunity for workers of color. A new study says it 'legalized racial subordination.'

Drivers in California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies owe them $630 million in back wages. Mario Tama/Getty Images Gig companies said labor law exemptions would create better opportunities for workers of color. Instead, California's Prop 22 "legalized racial subordination," a new research paper argues. The law worked like 1930s "wage codes" that paid workers in mostly minority industries less. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, ...
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"If you didn’t know Ms. Anglund’s stories, you probably knew her drawings of children: Their faces were blank orbs with just two wide-set dots for eyes."

"They became ubiquitous, appearing on Hallmark cards, dolls and ceramics, as Anglund merchandise secured a prominent niche in the collectibles market... Ms. Anglund’s illustrations were particularly distinctive. While the adults in her drawings all displayed fully formed and expressive facial features, the children had none at all, save for those dots for eyes. Ms. Anglund, who used her own children as models, said she had never made a conscious decision to omit her young characters’ mouths and...
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Mattel Rolls Out A New “Maya Angelou Barbie”

The new Barbie, whose face is “sculpted to Dr Angelou’s likeness” and who is wearing a head-wrap, jewellery and floral print dress on its “curvy body”, joins Rosa Parks and Florence Nightingale in the “Inspiring Women” series of Barbie dolls. – The Guardian
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9 American greats Amanda Gorman referenced in her poem performed during Joe Biden's inauguration, from Maya Angelou to Barack Obama

American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 20, 2021. Patrick Semansky / POOL / AFP Amanda Gorman paid homage to many American greats in her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb." Gorman references the work of Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes, and more.  The 22-year-old poet preformed her poem at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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Barbie’s New Maya Angelou Doll, Part of Its Inspiring Women Series, Is Already Sold Out

Barbie's Inspiring Women doll series just added another to its ranks--the incomparable Maya Angelou. While most famous for her memoirs, Angelou expressed her incredible creative talent through a wide range of mediums, including song, dance, poetry, journalism, playwriting and acting--grappling with American racism, sexism, trauma, resilience and Black identity. The first installment of her seven-tome...
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Women & Literature: Maya Angelou

Angelou’s creative talent and genius cut across many arenas. One of the most celebrated authors in the United States, Angelou wrote with an honesty and grace that captured the specificity of growing up a young black girl in the rural South.Born Marguerite Johnson in St. Louis, Missouri, to Bailey, a doorman and naval dietician, and Vivian, a registered nurse, professional gambler, and rooming house and bar owner, Angelou spent her early years in Long Beach, California. When she was three, her pa...
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Phenomenal Woman Glasses - Set Of 2

I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Enjoy a serving of exuberant confidence with your morning OJ or favorite dinner vintage. This pair of glasses features the complete text of Maya Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Woman,” with the title and verses flowing continuously from one piece to the next. Celebrating the innate beauty, strength, and spirit of all women, Angelou’s joyful words are a daily reminder that you are amazing. Made in West Virginia.
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Another Young Leader Taken. Afghans Ask: How Many More?

Fatima ‘Natasha’ Khalil, 24, was a human rights worker shaped by two decades of struggle. She joins a painfully long list of young Afghans who died trying to help their country.
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Conversations that Matter, Conversations that Heal--and Books to Inspire Them

“Why would you minor in African-American Studies?”  For over 20 years, I've been asked versions of this question, in job interviews, by colleagues, and by acquaintances. Implicit in the question, regardless of the background of the asker, is another question of why a white woman would do such a thing. Here’s one short answer: I studied race, religion, and politics in order to have conversations that matter and conversations that heal. These conversations have always been necessary on a broader...
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Amandla Stenberg Sees Beauty Underwater, and Strength in Maya Angelou

“The Hunger Games” and “The Hate U Give” actress also lists Tierra Whack’s music and her grandfather’s violin among the 10 things she can’t live without.
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New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of May, which will include a California Dreamin’ Double Feature with Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey and David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films! RELATED: Criterion Collection Unveils July Releases, Including Marriage Story! Friday, M...
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Robert Loomis, literary editor who worked with Angelou and Styron, dies at 93 - Washington Post

Robert Loomis, literary editor who worked with Angelou and Styron, dies at 93   Washington Post
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Northwest Austin has historically been the Texas city's 'Silicon Valley,' and tech's biggest players are still pouring in. Here's what it's like in Austin's 'second downtown.'

The tech industry has a long history in Austin, Texas, and the city largely has its northwest sector to thank for that. In the 1970s, a handful of tech companies, like IBM and Texas Instruments, set up shop north of Downtown, helping to cement the northern region's status as a center of economic development. In the middle of Northwest Austin is the Domain, a complex that was once primarily retail-oriented. But within the past few years as the tech industry continues to grow in the capital city...
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Shocking Video Shows Devilish Millennial Pushing 74-Year-Old Man Off Bus, Leading to His Death

Remember when the internet lost its absolute damn mind over that clip of Maya Angelou reading that young lady about showing elders like her respect?Yeah, this case of 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop of Las Vegas and 74-year-old Serge Fournier is a perfect example of why so many folks in that Angelou argument agreed with her and said that this millennial generation is doomed and lacks home training.Long story short, for reasons that remain unclear at the moment, Fournier remarked to Bishop that she sh...
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All Black Everything

John Singleton put black lives on the big screen.
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60 Free-to-Stream Movies for Women’s History Month: Classic Agnès Varda, a Portrait of Susan Sontag, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, and More

March is Women's History Month, and every month is a good one for watching movies. Well aware of both those facts, the people behind free-to-user online streaming service Kanopy have made a range of 60 woman-centric and mostly woman-made films available this month. Some of the women involved include Nouvelle Vague auteur Agnès Varda, director of Cléo from 5 to 7 and The Beaches of Agnès; Susan Sontag, the prolific writer and subject of Regarding Susan Sontag; and Greta Gerwig, who went f...
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4 books on race in America everyone should read

These books, from authors like Toni Morrison and John F. Kennedy, open up a whole new perspective on the American landscape.Read Jose Antonio Vargas' groundbreaking essay on life as an undocumented migrant in The New York Times Magazine.Vargas' memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is out now. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Growing up, no book stimulated me more than Morrison's The Bluest Eye. I was first assigned to read the book in eighth grade and the "why" of the story h...
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8 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Brunettes

Remember the “A Girl’s Halloween ” SNL sketch, in which Aidy Bryant and friends spend hours getting all dolled up in their cute-ass costumes only to show the horrific wear and tear on said looks as the night progresses? Hey, it happens. One way to help dodge the costume-gone-askew curse: Skip the wig — which somehow always ends up kattywompus or in the back of a cab — and pick a costume that makes smart use of your real hair.We’ve already made a case for costumes inspired by celebrity blondes, ...
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Was Maya Angelou Sexually Assaulted as a Child?

A graphic shared online relays details that Angelou first revealed in her 1969 autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."
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