[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

[US] Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

Todd Leopold, Ashley Fantz, Moni Basu and Faith Karimi – CNN – Thursday, 29 May 2014 (originally published 28 May) (CNN) — A literary voice revered globally for her poetic command and her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent. Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary […]

Who says American white men are better writers?

Who says American white men are better writers?

Kathleen Rooney – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Chicag0, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I’m not a math person, per se, but I can’t stop counting. When I’m doing a supposedly non-numerical act of reading I’m not counting titles read, or chapters completed, or pages left to go. Rather, I am tallying the genders and ethnicities of the authors […]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

A monument to strong [Caribbean] black women [in UK]

Natricia Duncan – Voice – Thursday, 09 January 2014 (originally published 06 Jan) AN AFRICAN mother holding a baby stands proudly in Stockwell Park, her gaze firmly fixed upwards. She has come to represent the enduring strength of black women. The 10-foot bronze sculpture was the brainchild of Guyanese-born Lambeth resident Cecile Nobrega, who recently […]