Mpho Koaho talks ‘Black or White’ and Kevin Costner

Actor Mpho Koaho

Mpho Koaho is an industry veteran who stars in Black or White, a film that opens today. Koaho spoke with rolling out on the eve of the film’s release about his role. “Duvan is who I play. He’s a young 19-year-old Nigerian. It isn’t stated when he emigrated but he is very educated in the Western […]

Life coach Lacey C Clark! talks Maya Angelou and embracing all your talents

Where do you find inspiration? I think inspiration is everywhere from walking down the street, driving, listening to music, dancing, talking to someone, having a deep conversation, traveling to meeting new people. It’s a combination of both seeking and attracting it. Art. Creativity and people thinking out of the box. Laughter inspires me. Any form […]

Attorney Kim McLean inspired by the Women’s Rights Movement, Michelle Obama

What inspires you to show up at work every day? My appreciation of the Women’s Right Movement inspires me to show up at work every day. For many years women fought for workplace and economic equality. It is because of the Women’s Right Movement that I am afforded the opportunities that I have today. It […]

Brandy inducted as honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

“The Game” actress Brandy Norwood proudly joins her mother and manager, Sonja Norwood, as she celebrated 106 years of sisterhood, after being inducted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as an honorary member. Yesterday, Norwood attended the AKA’s 66th Boule in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the former “Moesha” star threw up The Ivy in honor […]

Ruby Dee dies

Legendary artist and activist Ruby Dee dies at 91, two weeks after the passing of late poet Maya Angelou. Dubbed the queen of Black Hollywood, the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning actress Ruby Dee and her late husband Ossie Davis were stalwarts in both the civil rights and entertainment community. Later this month at the American […]

Maya Angelou’s funeral program

Adorned with the West African (Ghanaian) Adinkra symbol, Gye Nyame, which means Supremacy of God, on the cover, Maya Angelou’s home-going program is a keepsake. The legendary poet and author has her angel wings but the hearing of her name and the recounts of her good will, wisdom and Providence continue to empower. During the celebratory memorial service […]

Maya Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson, on being her son

We’ve gleaned so much from Dr. Maya Angelou. She’s been a mentor, mother and guardian angel to the world. But we often forget that she has her own family. At the age of 16, Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson, gave birth to her pride and joy, son Guy Johnson. During an interview on OWN, Johnson […]

Oprah to telecast Maya Angelou funeral live today

Oprah Winfrey announced yesterday that her OWN network will telecast the funeral service of Maya Angelou at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. The ceremony is expected to be attended by several dignitaries, including first lady Michelle Obama. The ceremony can also be viewed online at and is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. […]

Maya Angelou funeral to be protested by radical church

The Westboro Baptist Church, a radical church, has been protesting at the funeral of fallen soldiers for several years. With signs such as ‘God Hates Fags’ and ‘Your son is in hell,’ they have tortured mourners with their hate. Now, word is coming out that they plan to do the same thing at Maya Angelou’s […]

Dignitaries, celebrities share how Maya Angelou impacted their lives

News of poet and author Maya Angelou’s death caused many of us to pause and reflect. Some of us were introspective and took note of the many lessons she’s imparted over the past few decades. As Maya “My Angel” Angelou flies above, she smiles down knowing she left a huge impact and so richly blessed […]

Maya Angelou disrespected by ignorant 911 dispatcher moments before dying

Moments before taking her last breath, Maya Angelou was disrespected by an ignorant 911 dispatcher. According to Journal Now, emergency dispatcher John Ruckh held a conversation about Oprah Winfrey and race while Angelou’s caregiver was on the phone. During the 911 call when Angelou‘s caregiver speaks of her illness, Ruckh can be heard in the […]

Maya Angelou’s 911 call released

The death of American icon Maya Angelou left everyone at a sobering and heartbreaking standstill this week and fans across the globe have been both mourning her death and honoring her life with photos and videos of her famous moments. Now, the last bit of audio regarding her passing has been released as TMZ has […]

Maya Angelou: ‘We apologize for our disrespect of our black prize’

Maya Angelou, the woman and the name that we all came to love and mostly know. The cheers seem to be from presidents and others giving their condolences for us to see. For those who were touched by her clear genius and the misery she experienced as a child, this caged bird still didn’t sing […]

Remembering Maya Angelou’s role as Kunta Kinte’s grandmother in ‘Roots’

In a pivotal scene from the TV miniseries “Roots” by Alex Haley, Maya Angelou  plays Yaisa, the grandmother of Kunta Kinte, played by Levar Burton. In this scene, Kinte has returned from Mandinka warrior training and is now considered to be a man. As a Mandinka warrior, he claimed authority over the women of his […]

Maya Angelou: A photo album filled with memories

The world is mourning the death of Maya Angelou, a literary legend and cultural treasure. View more photos of the amazing Maya Angelou over her lifetime in the gallery. –joipearson @joiapearson

Maya Angelou poses with other celebs on Instagram

President Barack Obama, Oprah, Common and more have used Instagram to pay tribute to one of God’s angels, Maya Angelou. She lived life to the fullest and did all that she could in service to anyone that she could come in contact with, physically or through her dynamic words.Let us view more photos of Maya […]