First lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing.
This week a beloved author passed, an A-lister was attacked, and two music moguls got $3 billion richer.
Ten things to remember about poet and writer Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86.
Maya Angelou’s words spanned worlds: From the inner city to the presidential stage, from her painful childhood to a soaring career as a poet, professor and performer.
Politicians, media figures and fellow artists are paying tribute to Maya Angelou, the author of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” who died Wednesday at age 86.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the death of poet and author Maya Angelou has dimmed “one of the brightest lights of our time.”
Award-winning author and famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
The National Park Service is set to begin preparation to remove the controversial “Drum Major” inscription from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in D.C.
Poet Maya Angelou is visiting the Smithsonian Institution to sit down with the director of the National Museum of African Art for a discussion.
Beyonce will sing the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony.