| Apr 8, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Disadvantaged students in L.A. Unified stand to benefit from a multimillion-dollar infusion for more tutoring, counselors, English language coaches, nurses, librarians and other support under a budget plan presented Tuesday.
In the opening salvo in a...
| Mar 28, 2014
Arely Baugh's bicep is decorated with the self-empowerment tattoo "Forever Strong." Amy Lou Grande's upper back contains a birdcage flanked by budding flowers and the title of Maya Angelou's autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Ashley...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Seating will be limited for Maya Angelou’s private memorial service at the campus of Wake Forest University on Saturday, officials said. But in another sense, the entire world has been invited — the proceedings will be live-streamed, the North...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...
| Jun 6, 2014
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...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
This fall, when my students study "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," it won't be the same due to the passing of Maya Angelou last week.
Just as we all have to deal with the death of loved ones as we live our lives, an English teacher has to deal with...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I don't have a recording of the first poetry feature I ever gave, but part of me is glad I don't. As I recall, I was dreadful.
Like any nervous undergraduate facing a big-time venue — well, Alta Coffee in Newport Beach, although it might as well...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
ATLANTA -- Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the camera assistant killed in a train accident on the set of "Midnight Rider," was remembered for her adventurous spirit and her spunk, and a kindness that was reflected in the hundreds who showed up at a memorial...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Young buck. Buck wild. Make a buck. Buck the system. The buck stops here.
"Buck" stops here.
In his office at Morgan State University, MK Asante, the youngest professor ever to receive tenure at the school, is reflecting upon his teen years in the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Maya Angelou may have said "there is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic," but in today's world, it is difficult to grow up as anything otherwise.
At school, we learn about ecosystems and the fragile interaction of species; how the greenhouse effect...