It’s a heavy heart that we have at Manifesto to
bring you news that the majestic Dr. Maya Angelou
has made her transition this morning at the age
of 86. Dr. Angelou was truly magnificent as a
poet, activist, author, teacher and dancer among
many other talents. Her work and life illustrates
just how important she was to all of us. The world
will miss her, but still learn from her. May she rest
Below are only a few video clips chock full of her
Dr. Angelou at Hampton University, 1996:
Dr. Angelou’s Interview with Reserve, Jan.2014:
A showcase of amazing women who balance beauty & intellectual brilliance.
In short. They shine.
Here is video of the opening lecture for the
artist’s 2013 exhibition at the Portland Art
Museum, entitled “Carrie Mae Weems: Three
Decades of Photography and Video” where
the artist expounds on the issues of race,
class and gender in her work.
This talk comes courtesy of The University of
Washington where U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor visited on April 2nd. Here she
talks about her upbringing in the Bronx, New York
to her rise as a federal judge before her appointment
and discusses her viewpoints on race and justice.
Oscar award winning actress and one of People
Magazine’s Most Beautiful Women in the World,
Lupita Nyong’o sits down with a woman that was
one of her inspirations, Sudanese supermodel
Alek Wek in this chat for the publication.
RiRi and Vogue renew their photogenic
relationship for the third time as the
singer graces the cover of their Brazil
edition. The photo spread by Mariano
Vivanco also has a bit of a risque shot
No description of this moment is needed here.
Just revel in it.
No one can argue, Skylar Diggins, is on the rise, and this is in fact her year! This sexy superstar
athlete plays basketball for the Tulsa Shock, and is now featured in The 2014 Sports Illustrated
Swimsuit Issue. Something tell me this is only the beginning. Check out more pictures here.