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  • Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights advocate, dies at 86
    Poet, memoirist and performer Maya Angelou has died at age 86, Wake Forest University announced Wednesday. The multi-talented artist was also a celebrated civil rights advocate and pioneer. As a poet, Angelou was best known for reading at President...
  • By sharing her life's story, Maya Angelou gave strength to others [Commentary]

    By sharing her life's story, Maya Angelou gave strength to others [Commentary]
    I was listening to a local radio news program when I heard the anchor say that Dr. Maya Angelou had passed. To make sure the report was accurate, I called a friend, who knows her through a close friendship with Angelou's grandson. She confirmed what I was...
  • Meryl Streep as Maria Callas -- a masterpiece is coming!

    "I'd like to rip her throat out!" This is what the great Meryl Streep supposedly said -- all in good actorish fun -- when Madonna's tireless campaign to play the lead in the movie "Evita" came to pass in 1997. But that might be the only role Miss Streep...
  • Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

    When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production. Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids. "I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...
  • 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...
  • High-energy vibe big attraction for young EMT

    With her eyes set on a career in trauma nursing, Maria Resendiz pays the bills by working as an emergency medical technician while studying at Malcolm X College. "It's the fast response" that has fueled her enthusiasm during two years with ATI...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • Making plans for Mother's Day ... and then the gunfire started

    Making plans for Mother's Day ... and then the gunfire started
    Summer Ann Moore's conversation about plans for a Mother’s Day barbecue was interrupted Friday night by gunfire that caught the 37-year-old as she tried to run for shelter and left her dead on the front lawn of a Far South Side home. Moore, who...
  • Exploring a woman of letters

    Exploring a woman of letters
    "Letters from Zora," Gabrielle Denise Pina's multimedia, one-woman play starring Vanessa Bell Calloway as iconic novelist Zora Neale Hurston, opens at the Pasadena Playhouse on Sunday, a return engagement after last year's popular limited run....
  • Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area

    Five unique accommodations in the Maryland area
    No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday. You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...