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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...
  • 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, 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...
  • 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...
  • What Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative means for black America

    What Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative means for black America
    A great paradox of Obama’s America is that racism has been so thoroughly condemned that it only rarely receives public attention. To some extent, the election of a black president relaxed what remained of our national focus on race matters, it...
  • What a funeral services director does

    What a funeral services director does
    When Sky center Sylvia Fowles enters her second career as a funeral services director, she will assume responsibilities that include the following: >> Coordinate transportation of the body to and from the mortuary. >> Interview family or other...
  • Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous [Editorial]

    Marylander of the Year: Benjamin Todd Jealous  [Editorial]
    In the spring of 2008, as the prospect that America would elect its first black president became more and more likely, the organization that did as much as any to make that watershed possible had fallen on hard times. The National Association for the...
  • Readers of the Week: The Book Club

    Readers of the Week: The Book Club
    Our club: We are The Book Club in the Fox River Valley and have been meeting since 1972. Five of our eight original members are still active. We now have 17 members and have read over 400 books. Our meetings: We meet once a month. The hostess is never...
  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Amiri Baraka dies at 79; provocative poet lauded, chided for social passion

    Never shy about his revolutionary views, Amiri Baraka gave New Jersey's governor fair warning of possible fireworks when he was named the state's poet laureate. "You're gonna catch hell for this," said Baraka, who began his lengthy literary career as...