The life of Maya Angelou was celebrated on Saturday morning, as various friends and family paid tribute to the poet, author and civil rights activist at her memorial service in North Carolina.
The service took place at Wake Forest University, where Angelou had taught as a professor since 1982. Among those in attendance were...
OWN will simulcast Maya Angelou's memorial service on Saturday, the network announced Friday.
The memorial service...
OWN will air five hours of programming dedicated to Maya Angelou on Sunday, the network announced Thursday.
Starting at 5/4c, the network will replay various specials and episodes featuring Angelou, including...
Renowned writer and actress Maya Angelou has died, according to CNN. She was 86.
Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., her publicist said.
Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis, Angelou held several jobs, including as a manager for prostitutes, a restaurant cook and the first black female streetcar conductor in San Francisco, before becoming a writer. Much of Angelou's later auto-biographies stemmed from tragedies she overcame as a child. At the age of seven she was raped by her mother's boyfriend who was then killed by a mob after she testified against him. At the age of 17, Angelou gave birth to her son, Clyde, and began waiting tables.
When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that the sketch comedy show would be devoid of a black female cast member for the sixth year in a row.
In a world where we have a black First Lady and pop culture is defined by Scandal, Rihanna, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce, this is...