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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    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...
  • Lifetime Sets Whitney Houston Movie Directed by Angela Bassett

    Angela Bassett will make her directorial debut with a Lifetime Original Movie based on the life of Whitney Houston, Lifetime announced Thursday. Scheduled for a 2015 world premiere under the working title of "Whitney Houston," the pic chronicles 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....
  • U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou, 86, has died

    U.S. author, poet Maya Angelou, 86, has died
    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...
  • Maya Angelou's uncomfortable facts and truths

    Maya Angelou's uncomfortable facts and truths
    Caution: The following tribute to the late, great author-poet Maya Angelou may be hazardous to some of my touchier readers. The previous paragraph is called a "trigger warning," a disclaimer of the sort that often has been applied to online...
  • Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb

    Review: 'Freedom's Ballot' by Margaret Garb
    Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present. But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
  • 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...
  • 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....