Michelle Obama's Speech at Maya Angelou's Memorial Sure Was Something

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… » 6/07/14 4:55pm 6/07/14 4:55pm

Biker Gang to Protect Maya Angelou's Funeral from Westboro Protest

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… » 6/02/14 5:00pm 6/02/14 5:00pm

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

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… » 5/30/14 11:59am 5/30/14 11:59am

This Black History Month, Listen to Maya Angelou Teach Professional…

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… » 2/02/13 5:00pm 2/02/13 5:00pm

All Of Your Favorite Female Writers, In Doll Form

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… » 12/12/11 5:45pm 12/12/11 5:45pm