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Just days after the small town of Stamps, Ark. elected its first African-American mayor, two […]

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Poet Nikki Giovanni has been telling it like it is for over three decades.  The award-winning writer, activist and educator became famous during the Black Power and Black Arts movement, delivering poems with themes of unapologetic blackness and feminist thought, all while donning her signature afro. Now the 74-year-old revolutionary wordsmith is back with a […]

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Tupac Shakur continues to rewrite hip-hop history 20 years following his death. ‘Pac joined Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey and Yes in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 32nd class. Acts become eligible 25 years following their first recording. Shakur’s debut album 2Pacalypse Now celebrated its quarter-century anniversary in 2016, making […]

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In a time of social unrest, the words of change-makers comfort and inspire us. Writer Clint Smith offers a heart-wrenching glimpse of our world — with all its beauty and brokenness — in his debut poetry collection, Counting Descent. He writes in the title poem of the book: My grand father is a quarter century older than his right […]

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Late poet Maya Angelou’s Harlem brownstone is officially off the market after recently being sold for $4.08 million. The four-story home that Angelou owned for a little over a decade went up for sale at an estimated $5.095 million shortly after her death in 2014. Angelou had begun renting out the brownstone when climbing the […]

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Before her two victories of the day, before tying a record, Serena Williams recited the poem that may speak to her career the most: Still I Rise by late poet and author Maya Angelou. The video montage posted by BBC walks through Williams’ journey on the court — her highs, her lows, her victories and […]

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The name of our site, The Undefeated, was inspired by a quote from poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou that begins, “You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” We asked several poets and writers to reflect on the Meaning of Maya. Here, jessica Care moore attributes Maya Angelou […]

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The name of our site, The Undefeated, was inspired by a quote from poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou that begins, “You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” We asked several poets and writers to reflect on the Meaning of Maya.   More Maya videos: A late thank […]

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The name of our site, The Undefeated, was inspired by a quote from poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou that begins, “You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” We asked several poets and writers to reflect on the Meaning of Maya.   More Maya videos: A late thank […]

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The name of our site, The Undefeated, was inspired by a quote from poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou that begins, “You see, we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated.” We asked several poets and writers to reflect on the Meaning of Maya. Here, poet Terrance Hayes, a 2014 MacArthur […]

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Barrington Irving Jr. In 2007, Barrington Irving Jr. became the youngest person to ever pilot […]

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama will add her voice to those honoring Maya Angelou at a memorial service for the poet and author this weekend...

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theGRIO OBIT - Dr. Maya Angelou, who kicked down the door for many African American and other female artists, passed away Wednesday morning. She was 86...

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theGRIO REPORT -Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away according to Winston-Salem Allen Joines. She was 86...

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REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK - At 85 years old, Dr. Angelou confessed to me that she’d tried to write this book years ago but never could...

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