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Maya Angelou

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  • Hampton Roads poetry community thrives on readings

    A poet once told me that to enjoy poetry, you must read it aloud to appreciate the nuances of the word choices and hear the rhythms that bring the stories to life.
  • Ruby Dee left legacy of theater and activism [Commentary]

    I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...

    Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages

     Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages
    Ruby Dee packed a lot of power in a tiny package. Barely topping 5 feet, 2 inches, she nevertheless loomed large. Still, there was a softness alongside the steel, a smile gracing her face more often than a frown. There was a kindness in her eyes, a...

    Maya Angelou's wisdom, courage hailed by first lady, Clinton and Oprah

    An inspiration, an angel, a guiding star and the greatest woman ever known. The accolades bestowed upon author, performer and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou were numerous Saturday as former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and First Lady...

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...