Rinko Kikuchi photographed by Leslie Kee
Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs (she even recorded an album in 1957 called “Miss Calypso” and appeared in the film “Calypso Heat Wave” that same year. This photo was taken by G. Marshall Wilson, who was a staff photographer at Ebony for 33 years. Photo: Art.com
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while…
Alhamdulillah for the fact that Mandela lived until 95, that he saw his children grow into parents themselves and reveled in the fact that his nation rose up against the thrusts of colonialistic apartheid. He lived a good life and God willing, he lives an even more promising afterlife.