This November will see the release of one of Maya Angelou's final projects before her passing in May: a hip hop album featuring her words and lyrics entitled Caged Bird Songs. »
An impressive crowd of more than 2,000 people gathered at Wake Forest University North Carolina today to attend Maya Angelou's memorial service. The service lasted around three hours with Cecily Tyson, Bill Clinton, Oprah, and First Lady Michelle Obama all speaking and commemorating the great woman. And Lee Ann Womack… »
The body of the late poet, performer, speaker, activist, actress, writer, and certified national treasure Maya Angelou will be interred after both public and private services this week. And, as with most solemn and high-profile post-tragedy events, the prescription strength assholes of the Westboro Baptist Church plan… »
LeVar Burton has had a great week on the Internet. His Reading Rainbow Kickstarter blew through its initial fundraising goal and is currently closing on $3 million—with 33 days to go. So after getting everyone choked up over his gratitude, he popped by Reddit for a celebratory AMA. »
Dr. Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, most famous for authoring I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, passed away at age 86 on May 28th, 2014. Her literary agent Helen Brann confirmed the news to press, and thus began a worldwide outpouring of grief. The top trending tag on Twitter was “RIP Maya Angelou” and, at the… »
Maya Angelou, the legendary, brilliant, and matchless American author, civil rights activist, director, educator, speaker, performer, and poet whose career has spanned five decades, has passed away at age 86. »
It's hard to start the weekend off on a snarky note, especially when Maya Angelou started off her third annual Black History Month program on public radio with such sincerity by teaching professional singer Alicia Keys how to sing, thereby proving that none of us should ever stop learning. The AP explained that… »
In this week's TV roundup, Maya Rudolph kills on Saturday Night Live, a proposal worth waiting for on Downton Abbey, Jon Stewart takes Virginia to task and a member of the Glee club might be dead. »This scene was so tender and sweet. Dads should take note.
Holiday gift alert for any of your literary-minded friends! Flavorwire happened upon an Etsy shop called Uneek Doll Designs that sells handcrafted dolls of famous authors. My favorites, above, are Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, and Judy Blume. Can you imagine if people gave these dolls — along with the books of by said… »
- Miley Cyrus' parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, have announced that they're divorcing after 17 years of marriage. They said in a statement, "We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers." »
Famous friends and family—most notably Michael's daughter Paris—publicly eulogized the late singer at one of the biggest memorial services in history. The performances and speeches were moving and tasteful. »
- Unless you are living in a closet, under a rock, fifteen feet below the earth's surface wearing noise-canceling ear muffs, you've heard that Barack Obama was elected President. We still cannot stop smiling.
- Or crying!! These videos of Maya Angelou, Sherri Shepherd, Oprah Winfrey and Gloria Steinem will probably… »