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Maya Angelou

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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hampton Road Reader Events

    Hampton Road Reader Events
    The life and works of Maya Angelou will be celebrated Thursday, 5-7 p.m., at the College of William and Mary's Tucker Hall Theater. The presentation includes short readings of Angelou's works by students and faculty, as well as a performance by the Leah...
  • 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. If that's true, Hampton Roads poetry fans can count themselves among the fortunate. There...