Maya Angelou - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Maya Angelou Meryl Streep, Meg Ryan among readers at poetry tribute NEW YORK (AP) — At an all-star tribute to poetry on Wednesday, Meryl Streep was thinking about her family. The Oscar-winning actress sang a lullaby she learned from her mother; read a Gary Snyder poem she had heard about from her sister-in-law, actress Maeve Kinkead; and recited a poem by Maggie Smith (the writer, not the actress, Streep reminded the audience) about a parent... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:00:00 GMT 2017-04-20T03:00:00Z Cosby books on library list for 'most challenged' works NEW YORK (AP) — A celebrity once beloved among young people now finds himself on a list of books parents and other community members most wish to see removed from libraries: Bill Cosby. Cosby's "Little Bill Books" series is among those making the American Library Association's annual top 10 "challenged books." The reason is unique for the list, which the ALA announced Monday... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:53:00 GMT 2017-04-10T14:53:00Z Missouri childhood home of late Maya Angelou up for sale ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis childhood home of late poet Maya Angelou is up for sale. With a listed price of $159,000, the 1,100-square-foot place at 3130 Hickory St. was Angelou's home for her first three years and, after her death in 2014 at the age of 86, was given local landmark status. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom dwelling i... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:47:00 GMT 2017-03-19T17:47:00Z Top court reviews free speech case of man's anti-police rap HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court is reviewing the conviction of a Pittsburgh man for making threats against police in a rap song after he was charged with drug offenses. The Supreme Court on Monday said it would take up an appeal by Jamal Knox, who argues his song, which was briefly posted online, is protected by the right to free speech. Knox wants the co... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:33:00 GMT 2017-01-25T21:33:00Z Sexual assault question part of math homework assignment PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school is apologizing after students were given a math homework assignment that asked which family member had sexually assaulted a girl. The assignment focused on Maya Angelou and her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." It provided an algebra formula that asked: "Angelou was sexually abused by her mother's ___ at age 8, w... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:02:00 GMT 2017-01-13T18:02:00Z Madonna, Kesha get emotional when accepting Billboard honors NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the uphill battles women face in the music industry, including personal stories from top honoree Madonna and pop singer Kesha. The Material Girl, named woman of the year Friday, was passionate as she spoke onstage in New York about being raped at knif... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:25:00 GMT 2016-12-09T23:25:00Z