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  • Maya Angelou stamp to be released by U.S. Postal Service

    Maya Angelou stamp to be released by U.S. Postal Service
    The U.S. Postal Service will release a "forever" stamp honoring writer Maya Angelou, the agency announced Monday. Angelou, best known for her memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," died last year at age 86. In addition to being an author, Angelou was...
  • Read-in takes people through the journey of African-Americans

    Maya Angelou, Booker T. Washington and Michelle Obama were some of the people whom books were written about that people read aloud at Triton College's library Feb. 16 as part of the college's Black History Month events. Every year during Black History...
  • Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa

    Reader of the Week: Miriam O. Ezenwa
    Who I am Miriam O. Ezenwa, Ph.D., R.N. I am originally from Akokwa, Imo State, Nigeria. But now I reside in Chicago. One unique thing about me When I read a book, I not only enjoy the story as viewed from the author, I think about how to rewrite the...
  • College Notes: Feb. 3

    Ashland University, Ohio Honor: Abigail Leboza, daughter of Reid and Sue Leboza of Green, is a member of Ashland University's Rho Lambda. She is a 2011 graduate of Libertyville High School. Rho Lambda is an organization with the purpose of honoring...
  • Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet

    Maya Angelou's impact deep for James City poet
    "Maya Angelou died." These three words flashed across the screen on my phone and the news etched a notch of pain upon my heart. I did not speak to anyone about the news. I went about my day in May as usual, except that my heart hurt with the dull ache...
  • Reader of the Week: Rita Coburn Whack

    Reader of the Week: Rita Coburn Whack
    Who I am My name is Rita Coburn Whack. I am a television director, producer, publicist and writer. I am co-director of an upcoming documentary on Maya Angelou for Public Television's "American Masters" series. One unique thing about me I am in my...
  • Writers we lost in 2014

    Writers we lost in 2014
    All told, the writers who left us in 2014 penned hundreds of children's books, poetry collections, novels and true stories. We lost a National Book Award winner, a revealing Hollywood memoirist, two Nobel Prize winners, beloved children's book authors,...
  • Notable deaths 2014

    Mr. Coffee inventor Edmund Abel Writer Maya Angelou Actress Lauren Bacall Video game pioneer Ralph Baer Economist Gary Becker Actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black Editor Ben Bradlee Comedian David Brenner Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86
    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities

    Maya Angelou's death will leave somber tone at Civil Rights Game festivities
    There will undoubtedly be a solemn tone to this week's Civil Rights Game festivities in Houston. Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Awards recipients in a luncheon prior to...
  • Maya Angelou: Authors, including J.K. Rowling, pay tribute

    Maya Angelou: Authors, including J.K. Rowling, pay tribute
    Maya Angelou, poet and author of the memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," touched many with her words and life. After she died Wednesday at age 86, tributes from authors and others began flowing on Twitter. Here is a sampling: J.K. Rowling,...