Judge Jackson on her ascension to the Supreme Court: 'I am the dream and the hope of the slave.'
Speaking at the White House on Friday, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered remarks about the historic nature of being the first African American woman to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Speaking about the sacrifice of African Americans who made the moment possible, Jackson quoted Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise," saying, "I am the dream and the hope of the slave."news.yahoo.com
US Treasury confirms Harriet Tubman $20 bill is coming — but here’s why you’ll have to wait
Contrary to the many speculations online, the Harriet Tubman $20 bill is on track to debut to the public in […] The post US Treasury confirms Harriet Tubman $20 bill is coming — but here’s why you’ll have to wait appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin announces engagement
Jodie Sweetin Jodie Sweetin arrives at the 2015 Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party at Fig & Olive on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) (Rich Fury/Rich Fury/Invision/AP)“Full House” star Jodie Sweetin confirmed via social media on Monday that she’ll soon be talking another walk down the aisle. >> Read more trending newsSweetin, who turns 40 on Wednesday, announced her engagement to boyfriend Mescal Wasilewski on Instagram. In all the world there is no love for you like mine,’” Sweetin wrote, quoting poet Maya Angelou in her post. “Congratulations sis Love you,” wrote “Full House” co-star Candace Cameron Bure, while “Wonder Years” star Danica McKellar wrote, “Congratulations!!wftv.com
Poet, activist Maya Angelou becomes 1st Black woman to appear on US quarter
On Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, Angelou, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, became the first Black woman to appear on U.S. currency after the U.S. Mint rolled out quarters honoring the poet and activist. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for AWRT) (Jemal Countess)WASHINGTON — The U.S. Mint on Monday began rolling out quarters featuring American author and activist Maya Angelou, the first Black woman to appear on U.S. currency. >> Read more trending newsThe first coin of the American Women Quarters™ Program is here—the Maya Angelou Quarter! Learn about honoree Maya Angelou and #HerQuarter in our press release at https://t.co/yYzGJpXQDD. “I’m very proud that these coins celebrate the contributions of some of America’s most remarkable women, including Maya Angelou,” she added.wftv.com
US Mint begins shipping quarters honoring Maya Angelou
WASHINGTON — (AP) — The United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program. Angelou, an American author, poet and Civil Rights activist, rose to prominence with the publication of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" in 1969. Angelou, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 by President Barack Obama. The mint's program will issue 20 quarters over the next four years honoring women and their achievements in shaping the nation's history. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, the Senate sponsor of legislation directing the mint to issue the quarters honoring women, applauded the Mint's selection of Angelou for the first coin.wftv.com
Martha Stewart's Apple Dumplings | Martha Bakes Recipes
Martha Stewart shares the recipe for the most tender Apple Dumplings, a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. If you're torn between making spice-filled baked apples or your favorite apple pie, this recipe combines the best of both worlds!news.yahoo.com
US Mint to issue quarters honoring notable American women
American Women Quarters FILE - In this July 19, 1985, file photo, Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, poses in front of the tribal emblem at the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. The U.S. Mint says Mankiller will be among the first five women honored in the new American Women Quarters Program, which starts in 2022 and continues until 2025. The new four-year American Women Quarters Program celebrates women's accomplishments and contributions to the United States' development and history, according to the U.S. Mint. Under the program, the mint will issue up to five new designs each year from 2022 to 2025. Mankiller became one of the United States’ most visible Native American leaders during her 10 years as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, from 1985 to 1995.wftv.com
Change to women: New quarter series will feature famous women
New quarters Sally Ride and Maya Angelou are the first two women honored on a new series of quarters (US Mint)Women are getting their chance to shine on a new series of quarters. >> Read more trending newsThe U.S. Mint has introduced the “American Women Quarters Program,” that will feature famous women on the reverse side of the coin. The first two coins in the series will feature poet Maya Angelou and astronaut Sally Ride and will circulate starting in January 2022. The Mint is requesting that women nominated are known for civil rights, the arts and abolition. They also should have “ethnically, racially and geographically diverse backgrounds.”The program will run through 2025 and will have up to five designs, CNN reported.wftv.com
US Mint to honor astronaut Sally Ride on 'American Women' quarter
The first female U.S. astronaut to fly into space will be honored by the United States Mint in 2022, leading off a new series of circulating coins depicting notable American women. Sally Ride will be featured as part of the American Women Quarters Program.space.com
Curry, WNBA players receive Jackie Robinson award from NAACP
The NAACP has given him its Jackie Robinson Sports Award. And, for the first time, the nation's oldest civil rights organization is recognizing more than one person by honoring the WNBA Players Association. Ad“I am so proud of the WNBA players for this well-deserved recognition of their continued activism and advocacy for social justice and equality," WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement provided to the AP. Warriors coach Steve Kerr, outspoken on many issues himself, admires the WNBA players for their activism. “I love what the WNBA players have done.
Interest continues to grow in inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
Eric and Tess from Pasadena, Calif., enter the Skylight Book store, decorated with a poster of American poet Amanda Gorman, in Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Public health officials said Monday that the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)NEW YORK – Within hours of Amanda Gorman's reading of the inaugural poem last week, bookstores were hearing from their customers. Gorman, who at 17 became the country's National Youth Poet Laureate, is a longtime Los Angeles resident who credits poetry with helping her work on a speech impediment. Gorman is by far the youngest of the poets to read at presidential inaugurations since Robert Frost was invited to John F. Kennedy's in 1961.
Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman: 'Even as we grieved, we grew.'
American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. In one of the inauguration's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the world “even as we grieved, we grew." Did you catch the 2 @HamiltonMusical references in the inaugural poem? “That day gave me a second wave of energy to finish the poem,” Gorman told the AP. Two other books come out in September — the illustrated “Change Sings” and a volume of her inaugural poem and other works.
Meet 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history
Amanda Gorman will become the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history today when she recites her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President-elect Joe Biden's swearing-in ceremony Wednesday. The 22-year-old Los Angeles resident and daughter of a school teacher began writing at an early age in an attempt to cope with a speech impediment. Gorman credits the support of the group for allowing her to chase her dreams as a writer, reports CBS Los Angeles. By age 16, she was named the Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and a few years later while studying sociology at Harvard, she became the first National Youth Poet Laureate. "Now more than ever, the United States needs an inaugural poem," Gorman said.cnbc.com
Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural
The country's next inaugural poet is an old pro at ceremonial occasions and she's only 22. (Kelia Anne/Sun Literary Arts via AP)NEW YORK – At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in memory, and she has made news before. In 2014, she was named the first Youth Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and three years later she became the country's first National Youth Poet Laureate. She is calling her inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb” while otherwise declining to preview any lines.
Mattel unveils Maya Angelou Barbie doll
Doctor Maya Angelou is the latest addition to Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series. The Angelou doll has a head wrap and a floral printed dress. Barbie says the women of this series were risk-takers who “changed rules and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.”[TRENDING: Can Trump run for president again? | Fifth-largest lotto jackpot up for grabs]Angelou’s career includes a National Book Award nomination for I know why the caged bird sings, her 1970 autobiography. She has also received dozens of honorary doctorates, numerous awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Still rising: Lewis Hamilton makes F1 history with 92nd win
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates after winning the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. Observers questioned the move and in 2013 Hamilton won only one race while Vettel finished the season with 13. Hamilton was dominant in 2015, sealing his third F1 title at the U.S. Grand Prix with three races to spare. 2, Hamilton won the next two championships in 2017 and 2018 as Vettel blew midseason leads for Ferrari. Last year's title was emphatic as Hamilton won 11 races compared to three for Bottas, finishing 87 points clear of him.
Flagler youth program delves deeply into African history
Youngsters involved in the 17th annual Youth Black History Reality Program, presented by the African American Cultural Society in Palm Coast, delved more deeply into the history of African Americans than they ever have before. That quote attributed to American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou could describe the African American Cultural Societys 17th annual Youth Black History Reality Program on Sunday as students involved in the program delved more deeply into African American history than they ever have before. A member of the youth reality program committee, Harriett Whiting said she hopes the program provides a broader perspective for students while also helping them to better appreciate their ancestors impact on history. An educator for 35 years, Jeanette B. Wheeler created and has chaired the youth reality program for nearly 20 years to educate the next generation while instilling a sense of pride. Participation in the program is one of the requirements for students who wish to apply for a pool of $8,000 in scholarships from the African American Cultural Society.news-journalonline.com
Students recite Maya Angelou's masterpiece "Caged Bird"
Students recite Maya Angelou's masterpiece "Caged Bird" Students from the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. read from her famed poem “Caged Bird” about the struggle for freedom. Angelou passed away Wednesday at 86 years old.cbsnews.com
Gayle King reflects on the late poet Maya Angelou
Gayle King reflects on the late poet Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," died in her sleep at the age of 86. Gayle King shares about her personal relationship with Angelou, the creative who grew up in poverty and rose to great heights.cbsnews.com