Poet, author, activist Dr. Maya Angelou dies at 86

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday. She died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Brann said. According to WGHP, Angelou had been reportedly battling health problems including heart-related issues. She recently canceled a scheduled […]

Remembering Maya Angelou, 10 most memorable quotes

Today fans of Maya Angelou are remembering the renowned poet with her most memorable quotes. Some of Ms. Angelou’s most memorable quotes include: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” “Nothing will work unless you do.” “Never make […]

Westboro Baptist Church says it plans to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral

TOPEKA, Kansas – The highly-controversial Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral. According to WGHP, the group asked its Twitter followers for information about Angelou’s services as well as tweeted several hateful messages about the late author, poet and activist. Angelou was an award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist. She died Wednesday […]

Emergency dispatcher suspended over comments about Oprah on Angelou’s 911 call

FORSYTH COUNTY, NC – A North Carolina emergency dispatcher is suspended with pay for comments he made during a 911 call connected to Maya Angelou’s death. The Winston-Salem Journal reported the emergency dispatcher can be heard in the background talking about an interview Oprah Winfrey did with the BBC last fall that generated some controversy. The comments can […]

2014: Year In Review

(CNN) — Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far. Notable U.S. Events: January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the […]

What you really Googled in 2014

(CNN) — In 2013, people just wanted to know how to twerk. It was a more innocent time. This year, people wanted to know if they had Ebola. Google has released its annual round-up of the year’s top global searches. Apple, Facebook and other companies also do these recaps, but those only show what we […]

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