Here's to the art of wordplay and celebrating the beautiful black history quotes and passages that represent the craft of colloquy. Inside are five of the most beautifully written quotes, poems, or passages from black history.

Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Fontella Bass, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee are just a few that come to mind — and they’ll soon be honored as a collective for making contributions to the culture by way of The Griot Museum Of Black History’s latest initiative.

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Legendary literary giant Dr. Maya Angelou will be featured on the U.S. quarter.

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Harlem’s Schomburg Center has opened Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis’ archives to the public.

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Oprah Winfrey made a surprise $1.15 million donation to the United Negro College Fund.


A clip has resurfaced of Maya Angelou and we had to properly honor the icon.

Two monuments honoring Dr. Maya Angelou and three Black lawmakers were stolen from a park in Stamps, Arkansas just days after the town elected its first African-American mayor.

Poetry sleuths are shocked that an esteemed writer would lift passages directly from famous works.

The first film about Maya Angelou's life is up for Best Documentary at the Image Awards. It explores the many layers of her life.


After meeting on Tuesday afternoon, GOP members collectively agreed not to move forward with their proposed changes.

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.