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Maya Angelou with Malcolm X

Maya Angelou, ‘And still I rise’

Famed-poet Maya Angelou, pictured above with Malcolm X, died yesterday at the age of 86. Her work often used metaphors lifted from nature to explore themes of spiritual triumph through struggles against social injustice. Here is Angelou reciting her poem, “And Still I Rise”:

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On Sept 19, 2023 ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit in New York City, climate activists gathered for a rally and civil disobedience outside Bank of America Tower in Midtown Manhattan as part of the March to End Fossil Fuels wave of actions resulting in multiple arrests. Activists demand Bank of America to “Defund Climate Chaos and Defend Human Rights” Photo: Erik McGregor (CC BY-NC 2.0 Deed)

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Let’s Save Each Other

Illustration by Stephanie McMillan. Used with permission