Oprah chooses Susan Cain’s ‘Bittersweet’ for book clubFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen Susan Cain's “Bittersweet” as her new book club pick.
“Bittersweet,” released last year, is the most recent work from the author of “Quiet,” the 2012 bestseller that contended introverted people had been misunderstood and overlooked.
Michelle Obama Award will honor student memoir writersOctober 12, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A literary honor will now carry the name of a uniquely successful author: the Michelle Obama Award for Memoir.
US Mint begins shipping quarters honoring Maya AngelouJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Mint said Monday it has begun shipping quarters featuring the image of poet Maya Angelou, the first coins in its American Women Quarters Program.
Angelou, an American author, poet and Civil Rights activist, rose to prominence with the publication of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969.
US Mint to issue quarters honoring notable American womenJune 17, 2021 GMT
Poet and author Maya Angelou, America’s first woman in space and a revered Cherokee Nation leader are among female trailblazers whose likenesses will appear on the U.S. quarter.
The new four-year American Women Quarters Program celebrates women's accomplishments and contributions to the United States' development and history, according to the U.S.
Alaska book ban vote draws attention of hometown rockersMay 1, 2020 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town...
Winfrey shocks fundraisers with $1M donation for studentsSeptember 28, 2019 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser by announcing a donation of more than $1 million toward the United Negro College Fund.
The Charlotte Observer reports that former talk-show host and OWN television network chief made the surprise announcement Saturday while speaking at Charlotte's 17th annual Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon.
Respecting elders: Maya Angelou clip sparks courtesy debateMarch 21, 2019 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Put a handle on it.
If you don't know what that means, you might not call elders by "Mr...
Queen Latifah ‘unable to accept’ award for personal reasonsOctober 12, 2018 GMT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Queen Latifah is "unable to accept" an award named for a pioneering opera singer, citing personal reasons.
The Marian Anderson Award made the announcement on its website.
‘Caged Bird’ called ‘perfect vehicle’ for Prime Stage TheaterMarch 24, 2018 GMT
Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," published in 1969, describes the poet and writer's life between the ages of 3 and 16. Considered a seminal work in American literature, the memoir recounts how Angelou transcended the racism and prejudice of that era (between 1931 and 1946) and how she overcame those obstacles and became a strong young woman.
Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA AwardsNovember 9, 2017 GMT
Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban...
AP PHOTOS: Maya Angelou’s life and artMay 28, 2014 GMT
Tall and regal, with a deep, majestic voice, Maya Angelou defied all probability and category, enjoying mainstream success as an author and thriving in virtually every artistic medium.
Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman, survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais.
Maya Angelou hosts Black History Month specialFebruary 2, 2012 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Author and activist Maya Angelou hopes for a time when Black History Month will no longer be needed to explain the contributions of African-Americans.
"We want to reach a time when there won't be Black History Month, when black history will be so integrated into American history that we study it along with every other history," she said in an interview from her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday.