Harlemite Maya Angelou Remembered at Memorial

mayaangelouFirst lady Michelle Obama lauded poet, orator and sage Maya Angelou as the first person who let her know she could be a strong and smart black woman, joining other famous admirers and friends in a private memorial service Saturday that was filled with tears, laughter, poetry and gospel singing. Continue Reading →

Photo of The Day: Harlem Honoring Maya Angelou

maya celeb in harlemA great photo by Kena Betancur of a Harlem resident holding a Flowers Bouquet as she attends a tribute for the recently departed Dr. Maya Angelou in front of Angelou’s home in Harlem on May 31, 2014 in New York City. Continue Reading →

‘And Still I Rise’ By Maya Angelou (video)

mayaangelouIn addition to her well-known autobiographies, Maya Angelou has steadily written poetry over the years. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Crosses Over

maya angelou 2Maya Angelou the poet Harlem could not love enough, a Harlem homeowner and resident, was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou Cancels Event Due To Health Problems

mayaangelouFew people have a public voice that resonates like that of Harlem resident Maya Angelou.  She has been loved for many decades, and when Father Time catches up with our heroes, we end up hurting. Continue Reading →

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet who has been called “America’s most visible black female autobiographer” by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. Continue Reading →