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Ruby Dee obituary

The actor and civil rights activist Ruby Dee, who has died aged 91, played an important part in the struggle for equality for African Americans, both inside and outside show business. She first made an impression in A Raisin in the Sun (1959), Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking Broadway drama, …

Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production.<p>Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids.<p>"I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any plays there either."<p>A Harlem girl who wrote …

Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies

When the prolific actress and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91, she left behind a show-business career that spanned seven decades on stage and screen, as well a legacy of breaking down barriers for black performers.<p>Here are but five of her notable film roles.<p><b>"The Jackie Robinson Story"</b> …

Ruby Dee: An Actress Who Marched On Washington And Onto The Screen

Born Ruby Ann Wallace in the early 1920s in Cleveland, actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee most identified with the part of New York City where she was raised.<p>"I don't know who I would be if I weren't this child from Harlem, this woman from Harlem. It's in me so deep," Dee told NPR's <i>Tell Me</i> …

For Ruby Dee, Who Made Me Believe

<i>Ruby Dee in 1972</i><p>We used to call each other up, black folks, back in the day when "we" were almost never on TV. Or in the movies, except as servants or head scratching, eye popping foils for white performers.<p>Or as wily, white haired hoofers tap dancing up and down the steps with little curly haired …

Ruby Dee, More than a Pretty Face and Sultry Voice

I fell in love with Ruby Dee the first time I saw her perform. Petite yet formidable, her presence swept me away like a gigantic wave that pulls you under with its swell. Ruby Dee, like Maya Angelou who recently passed, was not simply an artist, or rather her art was the vehicle through which she …

Barack Obama Honors the Late Ruby Dee: 'She Captivated the World'

US president <b>Barack Obama</b> has joined a growing number of celebrities and other public figures in paying tribute to the late Ruby Dee.<p>Dee passed away on Wednesday (June 11) at her home in New Rochelle, New York with her family at her side.<p>© Getty Images / The Washington Post<p>Ruby Dee speaks at the …

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Spike Lee’s Tribute to Ruby Dee: ‘A Living Example That One Could Be An Artist and Activist’

Ruby Dee, the legendary actress, poet, and Civil Rights activist, passed away on Wednesday in New York. She was 91.<p>Born Ruby Ann Wallace, the Harlem …

Ruby Dee, actress and activist, dies aged 91

Barack Obama pays tribute to the Academy Award-nominated actress and civil rights campaigner, who has died at the age of 91<p>The actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee has died at the age of 91.<p>The Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated at the age of 83 for an Academy Award in 2007 for her …

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Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dies At 91

<i>Editors' Note:</i> <i>An earlier version of this post, as well as an accompanying breaking news alert, incorrectly stated that Ruby Dee had won an Oscar for her role in American Gangster. Dee was nominated for the award but did not win.</i><p>Ruby Dee, an actress and civil rights activist who built a career on …

Condolences to the Mbeki family on the passing of Epainette Mbeki

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and staff, the Nelson Mandela Foundation sends its deepest condolences to the Mbeki family at this most difficult …

The Nok of Nigeria

The Nok of Nigeria<p><i>Unlocking the secrets of West Africa's earliest known civilization</i><p>A terracotta head created by the Nok culture, one of ancient West …

In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson

Frank Wess' new album, <i>Magic 201</i>, is a sequel to last year's similar helping of ballads and midtempo strollers, <i>Magic 101</i>. The new album is very nearly every bit as good, and made a little more poignant by Wess' death just before Halloween. On his last session as a leader in 2011, he was still …

In 'Whole Gritty City,' Marching Bands Vie For Coveted Mardi Gras Spots

There are times when television really does try to put its best foot forward — promoting a new fall season, for example. But it's an almost twisted rule of TV that sometimes, the better a television offering is, the more likely it is to be shown when even the network <i>presenting</i> it doesn't think many …

Maya Angelou was more beautiful than she realised

Maya Angelou was an indomitable spirit of great generosity, kindness, and love. Her work, both written and spoken, has inspired, and actually helped, the lives of millions. When I think of tribute, I envision Maya as a kind of General of Compassion, offering an army of words of encouragement. She …

Maya Angelou’s Life in Photos

The poet and memoirist Maya Angelou died on May 28th, at the age of eighty-six. A civil-rights activist and a professor at Wake Forest University, Angelou—born on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri—was the author of works including “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” and received awards including …

Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" | Oprah's Master Class | OWN

The legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

Words to Live By: Remembering Maya Angelou's Inspirational Quotes

Maya Angelou made her mark on the world, one word at a time.<p>Angelou, an award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist, died Wednesday …

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Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

The light of the world has grown a little dimmer with the loss of the phenomenal <b>Maya Angelou</b> (April 4, 1928–May 28, 2014), but her legacy endures as a luminous beacon of strength, courage, and spiritual beauty. Angelou’s timeless wisdom shines with unparalleled light in a 1977 interview by …

Getting There: Maya Angelou

Over 86 years, Maya Angelou set the standard on Getting There. Born into poverty in St. Louis and raised in rural Arkansas, she overcame a childhood of trauma — and years of struggle as a young single mother — to become an award-winning poet and author, one of the leading voices of her generation. …

Life lessons from Maya Angelou

The American poet, author and activist has died at the age of 86. BBC Culture rounds up the words that gave her strength.<p>Maya Angelou is best known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of seven volumes of autobiography telling the story of her life in the Deep South. She …

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Cheerios Brings Back Multiracial Family For First-Ever Super Bowl Ad

Last spring, Cheerios launched a new commercial featuring a typically beautiful family with a touching little story that tugged at your heartstrings. …

At Super Bowl Time, A Spot From Native Americans Calls On The NFL To Make A Change

The organization says it’s an attempt to correct the popular misconception that “Redskins” is an acceptable and original Indian name instead of a …