Reblog: Maya Angelou becomes first black woman to appear on US coin

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Afrique Beat News

African-American poet, author, actress and activist Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the American quarter, in a new version of the coin unveiled by the US Mint yesterday, the 10th of January 2022.

Angelou was born on the 4th of April in 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. She had a very tough childhood. Her parents divorced when she was very young, became a mother at 16, yet she went on to become an icon.

Maya Angelou

Angelou performed at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, becoming the first black woman to write and perform a poem at a presidential inauguration

Maya, author of the acclaimed 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Singswill also be the first figure commemorated through the American Women Quarters Program, which was signed into law in January 2021.

She received several honorary degrees and wrote over 30 bestselling works. In…

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Unclean Getaway

Logo for the Fandango Story Starter Prompt

For Fandango’s Story Starter #28, where we build something around the following phrase:

When Frank turned the TV that night and saw the lead story on the late news, he knew that…
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The Tuesday Groan


The noise a doorbell makes.

Making you groan… any day of the week!

A Healthy Appetite

Clipart image of a slice of cherry pie

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 11 January 2022, cluster.

A gluttonous fellow called Bert,
Chose twelve portions of pie for dessert,
With the pies neatly clustered
He then topped them with custard,
Alas halfway through popped with a splurt!

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

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