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The torch has been passed

The torch has been passed

Jun. 19 | The passing of Chokwe Lumumba, William Worthy, Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Elombe Braath, Sam Greenlee and Vincent Harding in the last few months marks a turning of the page for Black people in this country. If you don’t know the history and the...

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s funeral

Desecrating Maya Angelou’s funeral

Jun. 15 | When news circulated that the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, was planning to protest the “home-going” service of our nation’s most beloved citizen, poet, author, civil rights activist, and sister-sage to us all, Dr. Maya...

The tragedy of guns in the streets

The tragedy of guns in the streets

Jun. 12 | Another senseless death   Maya Angelou passed May 28. She had her finger “on the pulse of morning.” She had her “caged bird” sing a prayer of freedom to rise above the “bitter, twisted lies” people of color must contend with, for,...

Maya Angelou    April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou April 4, 1928 — May 28, 2014

Jun. 8 | How does one pay adequate tribute to the legacy of Maya Angelou, the beloved historic icon and cultural treasure who passed away on May 28? Her enduring presence as an enlightening, empowering beacon to which the hearts and minds of Black women faithfully...

Remembering an influential legend

Remembering an influential legend

May. 29 | Yesterday, May 28th,my day started out like many others before it. I tuned into WBGO and heard the voice of the host of Mid-Day Jazz, Rhonda Hamilton. Instantly I could sense sadness in her tone, and then she said it: “Dr. Maya Angelou has passed...

A conversation with Maya Angelou

A conversation with Maya Angelou

May. 28 | Renaissance woman speaks on Tyler Perry, Obama and ‘the sweet language’ By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   In remembrance of  author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) This article was originally published in October...

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka dies at age 79

Jan. 14 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   In 1964, Amiri Baraka (then going by his given name LeRoi Jones) stood the American Theatre on its ear with the wildly controversial, Obie Award-winning drama Dutchman. He never equaled that success again,...

Three jazz artists producing quality material

Three jazz artists producing quality material

May. 29 |       What does it mean to work with a high level of musicality? Three cutting-edge musicians with new albums out — veteran artists Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and rising star Gerald Clayton —certainly know the answer to...

A conversation with  Maya Angelou

A conversation with Maya Angelou

Oct. 17 | Renaissance woman speaks on Tyler Perry, Obama and ‘the sweet language’ By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Maya Angelou is a renowned “renaissance woman” who as a teenager became San Francisco’s first Black...