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  • 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...
  • Caged bird is free

    The caged bird is finally free, as Maya Angelou has passed away and her spirit has ascended to heaven, giving her lasting peace and tranquility. Though she may have suffered a lot in her lifetime, she always remained upbeat and hopeful, making her not...
  • Maya Angelou was deeper than a pithy quote

    Maya Angelou was deeper than a pithy quote
    Maya Angelou was a quotable-quote factory. Since her death on Wednesday, at the age of 86, her verbal nuggets have been cobbled into countless lists, in places like USA Today and Oprah's website, all of them hinting, in the words of BuzzFeed's...
  • My heart just stopped [Commentary]

    My heart just stopped [Commentary]
    On Wednesday, just for a moment, my heart stopped. The same way it stopped when I heard that Toni Cade Bambara had breast cancer and when I heard that Nelson Mandela had passed away. It stopped the same way that my grandmother's heart stopped when she...
  • Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'

    Trice: Already missing 'her voice, her humanity'
    You want to think that when a person has lived a robust life, her death won't sting as much. But on Wednesday when I learned of the great poet Maya Angelou’s passing, that life well-lived didn't make me feel any less heartbroken. One of my first...
  • Editorial: 'Revealed her heart and soul'

    Editorial: 'Revealed her heart and soul'
    Many Americans came to know author Maya Angelou as they know their closest friends and loved ones. She revealed her heart and soul in seven best-selling memoirs that documented her rise from poverty and violence to literary greatness.  Her first memoir,...
  • Maya Angelou, autora y poeta, muere a los 86 años

    Maya Angelou, autora y poeta, muere a los 86 años
    La autora y poeta Maya Angelou ha muerto a la edad 86 años en Carolina del Norte, informaron medios locales el miércoles, citando su agente y un funcionario local. Angelou siempre proveyó elocuentes comentarios sobre la raza, género y el hecho de...
  • 'Caged bird's' song of triumph over pain resonates

    'Caged bird's' song of triumph over pain resonates
    I cannot recall in what grade I was when the teacher put "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" on the required reading list. But I'll never forget how I felt after finishing it. Unsettled. In reading Maya Angelou's first memoir, I felt something of a...
  • 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 Dead at 86

    Maya Angelou, the renowned poet, author and civil rights activist, has died at the age of 86, Variety has confirmed. Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines told the local Fox affiliate that Angelou was found unresponsive by her caretaker on Wednesday morning....
  • Maya Angelou: Giving voice to so many

    Maya Angelou: Giving voice to so many
    More than a dozen readers sent letters this week eulogizing poet and author Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday. It isn't uncommon for readers to share their fondness for a recently passed writer's work, and several readers did just that with Angelou....