5 Questions for Dr. Angelou on Common Honoring Her

How do you celebrate the intentionally phenomenal life and accomplishments of Dr. Maya Angelou, one of the world's most celebrated humanitarians, poets and authors of our time? Well, with a party of course. Tomorrow, rapper and actor Common, alongside his community based organization, Common Ground Foundation, will host a gala in the Windy City to honor Dr. Maya Angelou and others for their drive, leadership and excellence. ESSENCE.com sat down with the always graceful matriarch to discuss Common, hip hop and why dinnertime is about more than just food...


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