This week a beloved author passed, an A-lister was attacked, and two music moguls got $3 billion richer.
A renowned poet, author and civil rights activist has died. Maya Angelou, with her unmistakenly regal voice, died at her home in North Carolina at the age of 86.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.
The executive architect of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington says an inscription on the monument won’t be changed, despite criticism from poet Maya Angelou that it makes King sound arrogant.
Maya Angelou, who consulted on the memorial, told The Washington Post that a shortened version of the quotation at the memorial sounds egotistical and should be changed.