PHOTO GALLERY: Legendary Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dies

The world is mourning the loss of legendary stage and screen actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee who died on Wednesday...

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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”

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

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”

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

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