dr. maya angelou

If You Can Get Past Karrine Steffans Calling Oprah And Maya Angelou Hoes, She Actually Has A Point About Women And Sexuality

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When you come across a headline like “Karrine Steffans Calls Oprah Winfrey A ‘Hoe,’ the knee-jerk reaction is “No She Didn’t!” As in, here’s another ridiculous click-bait title whose article content won’t come anywhere near that of the headline. And then you go to Karrine’s Twitter...

Watch Nicki Minaj Recite Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

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Celebs were out in full force at LA’s Shrine Auditorium yesterday for A&E and iHeartMedia’s “Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America”, an event put together to raise awareness and confront issues of racial tension that are sweeping America to this...

FLOTUS to Speak at Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service in NC on Saturday

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First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel this Saturday morning. Both FLOTUS and POTUS had a strong personal connection to the 86-year-old poet and writer, whom they regarded as a “fierce...

The Soapbox: How Talking About Dr. Maya Angelou & Her Rape Made Me A Better Mom

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It must had been in third grade that my daughter Ella was assigned a project for Black History Month. She was assigned Maya Angelou. I was unaware of how this selection would impact my view of being a feminist mom. We eagerly trekked to the...

County EMS Dispatcher Suspended for Comments Made in Background About Oprah Winfrey During Call Regarding Dr. Maya Angelou

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A word to the wise: Recorders pick up everything at 9-1-1 dispatch centers, not just the actual calls. Forsyth county emergency dispatcher John Ruckh – who has been with the county for 24 years – has been suspended with pay over comments he made in...

OWN to Honor Dr. Maya Angelou With Special Tribute on Sunday

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The Oprah Winfrey Channel will honor the memory of Dr. Maya Angelou with repeat episodes of Super Soul Sunday, Master Class, and The Oprah Winfrey Show that feature the renowned poet and the network premiere of Oprah Winfrey’s Legend’s Ball. Oprah also releases the follow...