Nicki Minaj brought power and #blackgirlmagic to A&E's Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America event when she performed a reading of the late Maya Angelou's "Still I Rise."

Funeral services for Dr. Maya Angelou, who died last Wednesday at 86-years-old, was laid to rest on Saturday, June 7th on the campus of Wake Forest University. Prior to her death, Dr. Angelou had been a faculty member at Wake Forest since 1982, and the university live streamed the funeral on its website. Oprah Winfrey, […]


On Dr. Maya Angelou’s 70th birthday, she said that tried to live her life so much so that she didn’t have a catcher’s mitt on…

Activist, poet and professor Dr. Maya Angelo has died at the age of 86, according to reports from local sources in Winston-Salem. Two independent sources confirmed Angelou’s death to WXII’s Wanda Starke Tuesday morning. She was 86. A police car and an ambulance were seen outside Angelou’s home around 8:30 a.m. Winston-Salem police said they are at […]

Poet, author and activist Maya Angelou will not attend the 2014 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, where she will be honored. Major League Baseball cited “health reasons” in saying the 86-year-old won’t make it to the May 30 event in Houston before the annual Civil Rights Game. RELATED: Phenomenal Woman: Our Favorite Dr. Maya Angelou Quotes […]

In honor of Mother’s Day, Maya Angelou wrote a poem recognizing the moms that aren’t so perfect. Listen to the audio player to hear her hilarious poem entitled “The Other Mother” she recited live on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show“! RELATED: Maya Angelou Says She “Will Not Be Divided” From Common RELATED: Maya Angelou Is “Disappointed” With […]


Legendary poet, author, activist and musician Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. In honor of her great life, we are taking a look at some of her best quotes.


Today marks the 106th anniversary of the oldest black women’s greek letter organization, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. The AKA’s were established in 1908 on…