Maya Angelou

The first documentary about late poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will arrive in select theaters across the country this month following a successful one-theater run in Chicago. “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” from directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, will now open in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco on […]

Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, the film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words in her voice with rare and intimate archival photographs, home movies and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining civil rights moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her […]

If there’s one thing Congress loves, it’s naming post offices. Even during their least productive year, they still managed to name at least 40 post offices and other public buildings. Yet several Republican congressmen broke with that beloved tradition when they refused to vote to name a North Carolina branch after the trailblazing author Maya Angelou […]

Two years after the death of legendary poet and author Maya Angelou, her Harlem brownstone is up for sale. Her friends, musical icons Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, encouraged her to purchase the home site unseen in 2002. At the time it was a “shell” with a market value of between $300,000-$600,000. Angelou did massive […]

The People’s Poet will be the first feature documentary to tell the full story of the incomparable Maya Angelou. The film will include appearances by…

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Roland Martin and NewsOne Now preview the commemoration of the Million Man March and the Justice or Else rally in Washington D.C.

The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou sold for nearly $1.3 million on Tuesday. A painted story quilt that hung…

  The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heading to auction this month. Among the highlights of the Sept.…

  The U.S. Postal Service previewed the Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Stamp image today and announced that the First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony will take place…

In the nearly 30-year friendship that Tavis Smiley shared with Maya Angelou, he learned the renowned writer’s views on life and how to live it…

    On April 7, Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Andrew Young and other notables will join Postmaster General Megan Brennan in dedicating the Maya Angelou Forever…

  The U.S. Postal Service will release a “forever” stamp honoring writer Maya Angelou, the agency announced Monday. Angelou, best known for her memoir “I Know Why the…