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Maya Angelou

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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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, 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...
  • Maya Angelou's wisdom, courage hailed by first lady, Clinton and Oprah

    An inspiration, an angel, a guiding star and the greatest woman ever known. The accolades bestowed upon author, performer and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou were numerous Saturday as former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and First Lady...
  • Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

    The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. The honors, which recognize their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image," will be presented...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Where are the voices against pot legalization?

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Where are the voices against pot legalization?
    The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that 54% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. If you are part of that 54%, you must be on cloud nine (high, in other words). First came states allowing medical marijuana dispensaries. Then in the November...