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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tavis Smiley Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Tavis Smiley has what could be deemed the perfect talkshow host name -- upbeat and amiable -- but growing up, he was often the butt of belittling schoolyard jokes. "When I was a kid, I hated my name," says the Midwesterner whose childhood pipedream was...
  • 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,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Remembering the great Maya Angelou

    "ARRIVE at a party in a fringed flapper dress or a hoop skirt, and you're in costume. Come in the style worn by Katharine Hepburn or Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s -- a dress of woven silk gauze and chiffon that clings to the figure and plunges in the back...
  • Maya Angelou's lingering hum

    Maya Angelou's lingering hum
    She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Writers may be happy to hear from you

     The Whiteboard Jungle: Writers may be happy to hear from you
    This fall, when my students study "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," it won't be the same due to the passing of Maya Angelou last week. Just as we all have to deal with the death of loved ones as we live our lives, an English teacher has to deal with...