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  • 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 dies: A look at the acclaimed poet's movie career

    Maya Angelou dies: A look at the acclaimed poet's movie career
    The pioneering, multi-talented artist and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known as a prolific poet and memoirist. But over the course of her freewheeling life, which  included stints as a dancer, singer,...
  • When Maya Angelou was reviewed by Wanda Coleman

    When Maya Angelou was reviewed by Wanda Coleman
    When I think of Maya Angelou, who died Tuesday at age 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., I recall Wanda Coleman’s review of her memoir “A Song Flung Up to Heaven,” which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Book Review in April 2002....
  • 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 1928-2014

    Maya Angelou 1928-2014
    Here's the complete poem... Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'...
  • When Maya Angelou was interviewed by Studs Terkel

    When Maya Angelou was interviewed by Studs Terkel
    In March 1970, Maya Angelou sat down with Studs Terkel for a radio interview about her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” The story of her girlhood in Stamps, Ark., the book is an extended statement of perseverance, a paean to the...
  • Oprah Winfrey on Maya Angelou: 'She Will Always Be the Rainbow in My Clouds'

    Maya Angelou, the author and poet who died Wednesday at 86, had a long friendship with Oprah Winfrey, who often cited her as an inspiration and a mentor. Angelou made several appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" during its 25-year run, and she was...
  • Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all

     Maya Angelou, a daughter of the South, a voice for us all
    Before she sat down to write her first book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou had already pulled off several stunning acts of personal reinvention. The St. Louis-born daughter of an Arkansas sharecropper family, Angelou had been a streetcar...
  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life
    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...
  • Maya Angelou's death brings forth memories, tributes from Md. friends

    When he went to bed Tuesday night, Levi B. Watkins was looking forward to flying to North Carolina this week to visit a "close friend and soul mate," just as he'd done so often for years. His stay at the home of poet Maya Angelou, he was sure, would...
  • 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...