Jackson notes the progress she represents in her journey to the Supreme Court – Houston Public Media
A day after the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, she spoke at the White House with President Biden and Vice President Harris.houstonpublicmedia.org
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
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 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. Each of the three books have announced first printings of 1 million copies, Penguin announced Thursday, numbers that virtually no poet would dare even fantasize about. 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.
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.
Maya Angelou Barbie doll introduced
HOUSTON – Maya Angelou, activist and author of books such as “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,” is the latest addition to Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” collection. According to Mattel, the doll pays tribute to Angelou for her numerous honorary doctorates. Pictures shared by Mattel showed the doll holding a replica of her autobiography, while wearing a head wrap and floor-length dress. Mattel said in a blog post Thursday Angelou is the 10th honoree for Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” collection, which includes previous honorees Ella Fitzgerald, Sally Ride and Rosa Parks. The doll is now up for preorder with a price of $29.99 and will be released after Feb. 8.
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.
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