Maya Angelou Memorial Service: Watch Live at 10 a.m. EST

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World renowned author, poet, actress and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou will be memorialized today on the campus of Wake...

‘Reading Rainbow’: LeVar Burton Raises $1M in 24 Hours

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Kirthana Ramisetti of The Daily News is reporting that iconic actor LeVar Burton has reached his goal of raising $1 million...

Legendary Poet and Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou Dies

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The blogosphere is lit up with tributes to legendary poet, novelist and actress Maya Angelou who died at her home in...

Poet and Novelist Sam Greenlee Dies

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Matt Schudel of The Washington Post is reporting that poet, novelist and filmmaker Sam Greenlee has died. Greenlee, who once served...

Barbados: ‘Simone’s Place’ Play Explores the Freedom to Love

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"Well...Sometimes. You try hard not to show it. I know they're just doing what society gives them permission to do. It's...

U.S.: Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore Closes Its Doors

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The Root is reporting that Marcus Books, the nation's oldest black-owned bookstores, is closing after 44 years of operating. Lynette Holloway...

EXCLUSIVE: Broadway Legend George C. Wolfe: “You Just Have to Make the Work Good”

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George C. Wolfe is one of American theatre’s most celebrated figures. The double Tony Award-winning African American director, playwright and producer...

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez Dies at 87

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The world is mourning the loss of Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who died of pneumonia at age 87. Márquez rose...

EXCLUSIVE: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Americanah’: ‘When I’m Writing Fiction, I Feel Free”

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Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's latest novel, Americanah, started out as a fun project but evolved into a massive success. The...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith Talks ‘Life on Mars’ and the Future

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Tracy K. Smith is one of modern literature’s leading African American poets and creative writing instructors. In 2012, the Falmouth, MA...

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