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Mattel Honors Dr. Maya Angelou With a Barbie Doll

Mattel Honors Dr. Maya Angelou With a Barbie Doll

Mattel Inc. launched its Inspiring Women Series and honored the late Dr. Maya Angelou with her own barbie doll. Visit for more information The doll is rocking a multi-colored printed, floor-length dress with a matching hair tie while holding her critically-acclaimed autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. “The Maya Angelou Barbie doll is […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: ‘Poetic Justice’ Opened in Theaters 27 Years Ago

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On this date in 1993, the “good girl loves bad boy” hood flick Poetic Justice appeared for the first time on silver screens around the country. Starring the late Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson, Visit for more information There’s no question that Tupac built an impressive film repertoire during his career, boasting a filmography […]

Google Proves Black Culture is the Blueprint for Pop Culture in ‘Most Searched’ Ad

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The Grammys got dragged once again for their lack of diversity at the 2020 award ceremony. To add insult to injury, the Recording Academy’s CEO, Deborah Dugan, filed an explosive complaint against them claiming the voting process was rigged, citing gender and racial discrimination. Visit for more information Of course, they weren’t going to […]

Maya Angelou One-Woman Show May Be Headed to Broadway

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The life story and poems of Maya Angelou may be coming to Broadway as a one-woman stage performance titled Phenomenal Woman: An Evening With Maya Angelou. Visit for more information In a statement Angelou’s son Guy Johnson who will be helping with the production, says, “My mother lived an extraordinary life,” Johnson said in […]

The Source Black History Icon Of The Day: Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, author, dancer and civil rights activist. She is recognized as one of the greatest writers ever. Her first book published in 1969, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international acclaim. The memoir received a […]

Bring Back Our Girls: 4 Years Later, What Is A Black Woman’s Worth?

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In an era fueled by hashtags touting, #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #BringBackOurGirls why does it feel like Black Women are still one of the most under valued segments of society? Visit for more information The strong black woman. That is the image that many blacks are brought up on. From Cleopatra, to Harriet Tubman, to […]

Google Celebrates Maya Angelou’s Life Of Purpose


Born April 4, 1928, today is Maya Angelou‘s 90th birthday. Although she passed away in 2014 at the age of 86, she lived a life of purpose. Despite her physical body leaving the earth, her work as an activist, author, and poet lives on forever. Visit for more information Google has immortalized the “Phenomenal Woman” […]

Culture Over Everything: Rapsody Snags Two Grammy Nominations


Can the TRUE hip-hop heads say holla? Visit for more information It looks like 2018 will be beyond superb for powerplayer emcee, Rapsody. The sagacious spitter has been nominated for two Grammy awards thanks to her groundbreaking album, Lalia’s Wisdom. The 9th Wonder produced album has been nominated for Best Rap Album, while one […]

Soul Singer Laura Mvula Honors Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’ In New Video

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Maya Angelou‘s ‘Phenomenal Woman’ is one of poetry’s most cherished prose. The poem has been performed countless times and its impact is immeasurable. During her life, Maya Angelou worked to empower men, women, and the African American community through literature, poetry, and social activism. British singer Laura Mvula has released an eclectic new visual honoring […]

World Wide Woman: Laura Mvula Debuts Fiery Anthem Empowering Women

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  Visit for more information British soul singer Laura Mvula announced her sophomore debut album, The Dreaming Room, by releasing a fiery, uptempo anthem to empower women. Described as a “1970’s-style gospel funk number,” “Phenomenal Woman” is an inspiring, dance-worthy message, giving women a sense of freedom and pride. Advertisement “She battled trials and […]

Nicki Minaj Beautifully Recites “Still I Rise” By Maya Angelou


We often forget rapper extraordinaire Nicki Minaj comes from a theater background. Visit for more information She reminded us of her unique drama skills when she delivered a unique rendition of Maya Angelou’s iconic “Still I Rise” poem on A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The program is […]