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Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Features A Quote… That's Totally Not Hers!

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The late Maya Angelou is one of America's greatest poets and her memory is being honored by the United States Postal Service on one of its new Forever stamps.

However, the USPS used a quote from Maya that actually was a quote from children's book author Joan Walsh Anglund and the USPS has actually owned up to their mistake!

The quote reads, "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

And here's what the original quote writer, Joan Walsh Anglund had to say about the mix-up:

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Emergency Dispatcher SUSPENDED After Throwing Shade At Oprah During Maya Angelou's 911 Call! Are You F**king Serious???

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If this is true, it's one of the most insanely troubling things we have ever heard!

A North Carolina-based emergency dispatcher named John Ruckh has been fired after allegedly talking smack about Oprah Winfrey on the job.

Think that's crazy? Hold on to your Sunday hat because it gets a lot friggin' nuttier!

It turns out the dude threw shade at the LEAST APPROPRIATE TIME EVER! He dissed her while his co-worker was fielding an emergency 911 call in an attempt to help Maya Angelou!!

What the hell????? Seriously???

Someone dials 9-1-1 hoping to save the life of the 20th century's greatest poet, but instead is faced with an emergency dispatch guy who's talking smack about Oprah???

That's insane!! Especially considering Oprah was

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Oprah Releases Touching Statement About The Death Of Her "Mentor, Mother/Sister, & Friend" Maya Angelou

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We can't even imagine.

Our hearts are breaking over the loss of Maya Angelou, but it is probably nowhere near the pain Oprah is feeling after losing her dear friend and mentor.

And her words are revealing that pain as she has released an emotional and beautiful statement on the loss:

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President Barack Obama Releases Statement About "One Of The Brightest Lights Of Our Time" Upon Maya Angelou's Passing! Read It HERE!

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We still can't believe that one of the brightest literary legends of this day, Maya Angelou, has passed away at the age of 86.

She was so inspiring to just about everyone she encountered.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are no exception!

The couple has released an official statement through the White House about her passing and it's a truly amazing tribute to a remarkable woman.

The statement said:

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Maya Angelou's Reflective Last Tweet Will Make You Feel All The Feels! Quote Of The Day!

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-Maya Angelou's last tweet on May 23rd, 2014

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Beyoncé Mourns Maya Angelou With This Heartfelt Tribute!

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The loss of literary legend Maya Angelou is affecting everyone, including Beyoncé.

The singing superstar was so moved by Maya's death this morning that she shared her heartbreak via Instagram.

Along with a snap of the icon (above) and some breathtaking poetry (below), Bey wrote:

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14 Of Maya Angelou’s Greatest & Most Inspiring Words Of Wisdom

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She was one of the greatest orators of our time.

Dr. Maya Angelou passed away today and although she has left this earth, she leaves behind a lifetime of inspirational and incendiary words of wisdom.

The 86-year-old poet, author and civil rights activist has long been celebrated for her countless works including her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Her verses and prose have effected the lives of millions, including Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison and President Barack Obama.

What better way to remember her on this day than by taking a look back at some of her greatest quotes dealing with life, love and laughter.

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Maya Angelou’s Greatest Quotes"

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