In the months since Maya Angelou’s passing, Twitter has been campaigning and petitioning for an official postage stamp. Finally, the U.S. Postal Service announced that the beloved poet will be honored with her very own Forever postage stamp.
“Maya Angelou inspired our nation through a life of advocacy and through her many contributions to the written and spoken word,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan said. “Her wide-ranging achievements as a playwright, poet, memoirist, educator and advocate for justice and equality enhance our culture.” [NBC News]
The rumors about who’s got next on Dancing With The Stars have already started to swirl. The latest prediction: former NFL player Michael Sam. Even though Sam expressed wishes to rejoin the NFL this spring, TMZ reports that the first openly gay player is making his way to the DWTS stage for the 20th season. We’ll have to wait and see if he’ll be showing off his moves on the field or on the stage this March. [TMZ]
In other sports news, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has been hospitalized with a pulmonary embolism, or blood clots on his lungs. Because of his condition, the 30-year-old NBA star may have to sit out of the game for the next season. But Bosh is in good spirits, snapping a selfie with his son while in the hospital. Get well soon! [Sports Illustrated]
Remember that time Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch showed up to a press conference and said “I’m just here so I won’t get fined?” Well, you won’t be forgetting that moment anytime soon. Lynch is seeking to trademark the phrase and use it to market merchandise. Lynch has already filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Shirts and sweatshirts with the famous phrase could be available as early as next month. [Complex]
Oh, what a dream it would be for the Fugees to get back together. Well, Funkmaster Flex is trying to make that dream come true. In addition to reuniting the Diplomats and effectively resurrecting Dipset, Flex has set his eyes on another 90’s favorite. “The Fugees is another group that I’ve been working on,” he hinted to Complex. Good luck with that, Funkmaster Flex! [Complex]
Fandor, an independent streaming service for classic and indie films, is celebrating Black History Month by streaming documentaries and shorts from Black actors and directors. Fandor will feature films from the past and present highlighting the Civil Rights Movement, the Harlem Renaissance and the day-to-day lives of Black Americans today. It’s like Netflix for Black history!