Maya Angelou

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Interview: Maya Angelou shares her wisdom

Though poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou has made several visits to Rhode Island over the past two decades, her words of wisdom are always pointed reminders to those who have heard her speak before and wake-up calls to those who
Dare to be courageous
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2010

A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications

Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  March 26, 2010

Review: Good Hair

According to Chris Rock, this documentary directed by Jeff Stilson was born when his young daughter asked him: “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”
Chris Rock will make your head itch to know more
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 23, 2009

The good news

When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008

Beating up on Chris (times two)

It’s nice to see the rest of the world picking up on something we Vo Dilunduhs have known for years.
Matthews gets dissected; Young goes egotistical in ATM contretemps
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 16, 2008

Last man standing

Here’s my favorite movie trivia question: what living film director can claim the earliest extant film? The answer: Portugal’s Manoel de Oliveira, born in 1908 and still directing.
Plus Judy Stone’s stellar interviews and Look Both Ways
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 19, 2006


The Ballad of Greenwich Village

Filmmaker Karen Kramer’s best work on The Ballad of Greenwich Village was during production, getting Norman Mailer, Maya Angelou, Richie Havens, and the ever-reticent Woody Allen to reminisce before her camera.
Perfunctory and pointless doc, but some celebs are interesting
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 22, 2006

Madea's Family Reunion

Tyler Perry wrote and starred in the shoddy surprise hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman .
Tenderness illuminates the pontificating
By TOM MEEK  |  March 01, 2006