Not so Fast, Maya Angelou!

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  1. Chatsworth

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    USPS Picks Perfect Line For Maya Angelou Stamp — If Only It Were Hers

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way.../maya-angelous-forever-stamp-forever-in-error

    On Tuesday, the USPS unveiled a limited-edition stamp intended to honor the late poet Maya Angelou, featuring her beaming smile and a choice quotation to fill the frame. "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer," reads the stamp, "it sings because it has a song."

    A moving sentiment, to be sure, and one that gracefully dovetails with the title to Angelou's best-known work, her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Perhaps for that reason, when that famous sentence gets uttered, Angelou's name often isn't far behind. Even President Obama reinforced the link in his opening remarks at the presentation of the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal.

    Cue the rain on the parade: On Monday, the day before the stamp's big reveal, The Washington Post confirmed that the quotation did not, in fact, originate with Maya Angelou. Rather, it was author Joan Walsh Anglund, whose 1967 book A Cup of Sun featured the line, only with the word "he" instead of "it."



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    I have to use up the rest of these instead. :bigcry:
     
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    Should we still speak her name ?
     
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    Birds sing to mark their territory; it's basically a warning to others to stay away.
     
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    Thanks, Obama
     
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    A completely pretentious phony.
     
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    That zombie movie she produced was totally derivative of several other zombie flicks.
     
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    Boston U. Panel Finds Plagiarism by Dr. King



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    http://www.nytimes.com/1991/10/11/us/boston-u-panel-finds-plagiarism-by-dr-king.html
     
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    She just sampled the quote is all. Sampling the work of others is big in the hip hop community.
     
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    But it doesn't SAY that she said it. Or some other weird justification. I have many thoughts about many things. End rant.
     
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    She's a poet and doesn't know it.
     
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    Oprah is going to have this story squashed. Her cock is hard for Maya Angelou.
     
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    So, in other words, what you are saying is that she was a sampling pioneer. She started it all, hip hop wouldn't be the same without her.
     
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    Or come here I want to nail you.
     
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    Her face looks like a spooky Halloween mask.
     
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    Guilty!
     
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    Oh no you didn't!
     
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    Joe Biden has no idea why you guys are making such a big deal about a little plagiarizing. :dontknow: