maya angelou

San Francisco school board president set off a firestorm on social media for his proposal to rename George Washington H.S. He said no school should be named for slave holders.

Nine GOP lawmakers voted against naming a post office after Maya Angelou. These bills usually get unanimous support.

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to rename a Winston-Salem post office after acclaimed writer and civil-rights activist, Maya Angelou. Though the measure passed with 371 votes, 9 Republican voted against the bill, one lawmaker citing communism for his ‘no’ vote. Congressman Harris voted against the Maya Angelou post office naming because she was a communist sympathizer, and […]

According to a report released by the Black Youth Project at the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, in 2009, 54.4 percent of African-American millennials shared that they’ve personally experienced harassment or violence at the hands of the police or they know someone who has.

Between the World and Me, a novel penned by author Ta-Nehisi Coates, has been nominated for a National Book Award.

Two philatelic (stamp) organizations, the NC Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER) and the Friendship Seniors in the Spotlight Stamp Club are partnering with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s Women’s New Perspective Ministry and the African American Heritage Ministry to sponsor a stamp dedication ceremony of the recently released Maya Angelou Forever stamp. The […]

Charlotte, North Carolina. May 2, 2015. Two philatelic (stamp) organizations, the NC Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER) and the Friendship Seniors in the Spotlight Stamp Club are partnering with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church’s Women’s New Perspective Ministry and the African American Heritage Ministry to sponsor a stamp dedication ceremony of the recently […]

To great fanfare, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a new limited edition “Forever” stamp to honor the late poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya…

Black History Month is more than just a time of looking back. It is a time of reflection for us. Colin Johnson is an inspiring man.…