Tag Archives: Maya Angelou

When Great Trees Fall

Maya Angelou wrote the poem “When Great Trees Fall” when James Baldwin died in December of 1987, and read the poem at his funeral… “When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou : Phenomenal Woman

British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula recently released a fabulous music video of her song “Phenomenal Woman”, which is based on an amazing poem by the late, great Maya Angelou. The original poem can be found in one of my favorite Maya … Continue reading

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Black Books Matter

In honor of Black History Month, the National Book Foundation has published a timeline of National Book Award honorees.

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There’s No Mystique

There is, I hope, a thesis in my work: we may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. That sounds goody-two-shoes, I know, but I believe that a diamond is the result of extreme pressure and time. Less … Continue reading

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