Remembering Maya: Clinton, Oprah, & Obama

Remembering Maya Angelou: Clinton, Oprah, Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and media mogul Oprah Winfrey were among the dignitaries to honor Angelou at Winston-Salem’s Wake Forest University, where she taught for three decades. "She showed us that eventually, if we stayed true to who we are, then the world would embrace us," Obama said. "And she did this not just for black women but for all women. For all human beings. She taught us all that it is okay to be your regular old self, whatever that is. Your poor self, your broken self, your brilliant, bold, phenomenal self. That was Maya Angelou’s reach." More…

Oprah to speak at Maya Angelou memorial service

Oprah to speak at Maya Angelou’s memorial service

Oprah Winfrey will be speaking at Maya Angelou’s memorial service on June 7, she has told Entertainment Weekly.Winfrey also told the entertainment show that she was supposed to visit the poet after shooting scenes for her upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, but spoke with her on the phone. “Sunday, just before coming down here I had an hour-long conversation with her,” said Winfrey. “She was so proud that I was doing this movie, and she said, ‘Take it, baby. Take it all the way,’ because she was a part of the movement.” Winfrey and Angelou shared a special bond that dates back to before Winfrey was famous. More…

Watch Maya Angelou Recite Her Poems

Watching Maya Angelou Recite Her Poems Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

On Wednesday, award-winning novelist, poet and activist Maya Angelou died at age 86. As the world mourns the loss of an international icon and one of society's most influential voices, her incredible words of wisdom and beautiful poetry will continue to live on. More…

Author/Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dies at 86

Legendary Author and Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou, Dies at the Age of 86

Legendary author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou has died, according to her publicist Helen Brann. She passed away in her Winston-Salem, N.C. home after suffering from health problems, and was found by her caretaker. More…

Nigerian Girls Still Missing After Two Weeks

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Still Missing After Two Weeks

Almost two weeks since news broke of the April 14th kidnapping of final year students at the Government Girls Secondary School in the northeastern town of Chibok, the exact number of girls abducted remains a mystery. Nigerian and foreign news sources have estimated anywhere from 129 to 237 missing, even as the Nigerian government and military have released conflicting information about recovery efforts. More…

Millions threatened with severe weather after deadly Sunday storms

Millions threatened with severe weather after deadly Sunday storms

Forecasters on Monday warned millions of Americans to be prepared for another round of severe storms, including strong tornadoes, a day after storms killed 16 people in three states. The storms Sunday in Oklahoma, Iowa and in Arkansas -- where 14 of the 16 people died -- were the opening act of a three-day weather spell expected to provide at least a slight risk of severe weather through Wednesday. More…

LA Clippers Stage Silent Protest

LA Clippers Stage Silent Protest

It had been rumored that the Los Angeles Clippers players wouldn't take the court against the Golden State Warriors for Game 4 of their NBA playoff game after a leaked recording, of what has been reported as the Clippers owner spewing racist remarks, hit the news. More…

Harvard Accepts Record Percentage of Black Students

Harvard Accepts Record Percentage of Black Students

According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, of Harvard’s total acceptances for the Class of 2018, 11.9 percent are black, the highest ever for the university. The journal estimates that nearly 170 black students will enter Harvard this fall. Overall, Harvard accepted only 2,023 students from a pool of 34,295 applicants. More…

$1,000,000 Wheel of Fortune Fail: Student Says, ‘I Did My Best’

$1,000,000 Wheel of Fortune Fail: Student Says, ‘I Did My Best’

Indiana University freshman Julian Batts appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday to discuss an unfortunate string of answers on Wheel of Fortune that cost him a chance to win $1 million, a car and a trip to Jamaica. Although Batts eventually won the game on the show that aired Friday, collecting $11,700, his mistakes cost him plenty. More…

Sebelius: Obamacare Rollout Was ‘Terribly Flawed’

Sebelius: Obamacare Rollout Was ‘Terribly Flawed’

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius called the rollout of the government’s healthcare reform law “terribly flawed” and said the administration’s original predictions about its timetable were “flat-out wrong” in a Sunday interview on NBC’s Meet the Press following her resignation last week. Sebelius attempted to stay positive while acknowledging the failures of the rollout. “Could we have used more time and testing? You bet. I’ve said that from the start,” she told NBC‘s Andrea Mitchell. More…


Police arrest 'raging anti-Semite'

Police arrest raging anti-Semite

A man with a history of spouting anti-Semitic rhetoric is suspected of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City, Kansas, and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby. Overland Park police said Frazier Glenn Miller is the founder and former leader of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Patriot Party. But authorities said they would have to investigate further to determine if the violence on Sunday was a hate crime. More…

At Least 20 Injured in Mass Stabbing at Pa. High School

At Least 20 Injured in Mass Stabbing at Pa. High School

A student went on a stabbing rampage at a Pennsylvania high school Wednesday morning, authorities said, injuring at least 20 people before being taken into custody. Many of the victims were critically wounded and hospitalized, though there were conflicting reports about how many. No deaths had been reported by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. More…

Pro-Russian Protestors Seize Buildings in Ukraine

Pro-Russian Protestors Seize Buildings in Ukraine

Hundreds of pro-Russia demonstrators who took over government buildings in Donetsk on Monday and who have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to send troops to their aid are declaring the eastern region a “people’s republic” that is independent of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. More…

Obama to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities

Obama to Enforce Equal Pay for Women and Minorities

After spending much of his first term facing criticism that he did not do enough to address issues of particular importance to minority communities, President Barack Obama appears to be making a conscious effort to make such issues a priority of his second term. On Tuesday, the president will sign two executive orders specifically aimed at closing wage gaps that hurt women and racial minorities. More…

More pings raise more questions about missing plane

More pings raise more questions about missing plane

(CNN) -- Almost a month after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, searchers say pulse signals detected in the Indian Ocean provide the best hope so far for finding it. However, those same officials warn it will take time to confirm if the sonar pings come from the missing plane, meaning nothing is certain yet. The new information raises more questions about what the pulse signals mean and what happens now. Is this it? Maybe. More…

Body of Teleka Patrick Possibly Discovered

Body of Teleka Patrick Possibly Discovered

PORTER, IN — The body discovered early Sunday by a fisherman in an Indiana Lake is believed to be missing Kalamazoo Dr. Teleka Patrick, says Jim Carlin, a private investigator hired by her family to assist in the search. Charles lake.jpgIndiana State Police retrieve a body from Lake Charles in Porter, Ind. Sunday morning after a local fisherman reported seeing something suspicious in the water. Jim Carlin, a private investigator hired by the family of missing Kalamazoo Dr. Teleka Patrick, said he believes the body is Patrick. More…

I was accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

I was accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

Kwasi Enin of William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., received acceptance letters from all eight Ivy League schools, scoring a 2250 out of 2400 on the SAT. More…