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Maya Angelou

US Mint Begins Distribution of Quarters Featuring Legendary Poet and Civil Rights Activist Maya Angelou

Eight years after her death, acclaimed poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has landed another historic honor. She is now the first Black woman ever to appear on an official United States coin. CNN’s Sarah Fortinsky and Devan Cole reported that a new U.S. quarter featuring the late…

Maya Angelou

Poet Maya Angelou and Astronaut Sally Ride Among the 20 Influential Female Leaders to Be Honored on US Quarters Over Next 4 Years

The coins you carry in your pocket are about to experience a huge shift in gender equity and representation. A newly announced government initiative will be commemorating up to 20 different women pioneers on the back of U.S. quarters between 2022 and 2025. Alexa Mikhail of nonprofit newsroom The 19th…

Serena Williams Responds to Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

Serena Williams, a 23-time grand slam tennis champion, has endured both racism and sexism during her career on the tennis court.But when Ilie Nastase, a former French and U.S. Open champion, made a racist comment about her unborn child, Williams made it clear that she would not allow bigotry to…

Breaking News: Maya Angelou Dies at 86

By Julissa Catalan Dr. Maya Angelou, celebrated author, educator and civil-rights activist, has died at the age of 86. According to Winston-Salem, N.C., Mayor Allen Joines, Angelou was found this morning by a caretaker in her North Carolina home following a week of battling recent health complications. In the last…