Maya Angelou News
Cory Booker Gives Rousing DNC Speech: 'We Will Rise'
Cory Booker 's speech received some of the biggest cheers of the night at the Democratic National Convention Monday and prompted social media speculation that he may be hosting his own convention some day. The New Jersey Senator repeated a refrain based off a famous Maya Angelou poem "Still I Rise"
House Democrats Slam Speaker Paul Ryan for Instagram Post With Interns
Democrats on Capitol Hill have responded to an Instagram photo from House Speaker Paul Ryan that raised questions about diversity on Capitol Hill. Over the weekend, the Wisconsin Republican posted a selfie with Republican summer interns to his Instagram page. I think this sets a record for the most
Oprah Talks Politics, Weight Watchers and New Show
The media mogul discusses "Greenleaf" -- her new TV drama series, reveals why she's living her "best life" and makes a political endorsement.
Oprah Winfrey on Living Her ‘Best Life’, New TV Drama ‘Greenleaf’
Oprah Winfrey is an entrepreneur, talk show queen, magazine publisher and founder of the OWN television network, but she is also Academy Award-nominated actress, and she’s returning to television in the new drama series, “Greenleaf. ” Premiering next week on OWN, the series tells the story of the
LeBron: Muhammad Ali's success in ring secondary to work outside it
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has called Muhammad Ali the greatest athlete of all time. But on Friday afternoon, hours before Ali died at age 74, James said it was Ali's work and influence outside the boxing ring that he will remember most, a sentiment he expressed again speaking to the
Congressman Marries Candidate Seeking to Replace Him
Rep. Alan Grayson , who is running for the Senate, got married over the weekend to the candidate seeking to replace him in the House. Grayson’s bride, Dena Minning -- a biochemist who is running for Florida’s 9th Congressional district -- changed all her social media names to “Dena Grayson” over
'Roots' Reboot: The Reason Original Kunta Kinte Actor LeVar Burton Took Part
When LeVar Burton first got word that there could be a remake of "Roots," he wasn't sure what to make of it. The actor "did not know that we needed this" until remake co-producer Mark Wolper showed his children the original, Burton, who starred in the 1977 landmark miniseries, told ABC News. Their
The Best Quotes From Beyonce's Favorite Book
Beyonce may be busy preparing for her upcoming world tour, but she also has time to read books. In fact, in a rare interview with Garage magazine , Queen Bey gave advice on the one book her fans should be reading. "I would love for my younger fans to read 'What Will It Take to Make a Woman
Several House Republicans Vote Against Naming Post Office After Maya Angelou
Nine House Republicans voted against naming a North Carolina post office after poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday afternoon, the latest example of the polarization surrounding even the most mundane proceedings on Capitol Hill , particularly around issues of race. The vote was
Bo Jackson, Brian Bosworth meet again — 27 years later
"Hey, old man, what's up?" These are the words that burst out of Brian Bosworth's mouth the moment Bo Jackson appears in a doorway of a small office inside The Hotel at Auburn University. As soon as a smiling Bosworth can extricate himself from behind a cramped conference table, Bo and the Boz