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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Alice Walker
Alice Walker, who turns 70 later this month, is thinking about her legacy.
PBS will commemorate Black History Month with shows including a profile of "The Color Purple" author Alice Walker.
Alice Walker, author of "The Color Purple," has urged R&B singer Alicia Keys to cancel her Tel Aviv performance this summer and perform in Gaza instead.
Wendy Weil, a beloved literary agent known for her low-key but determined style and for an eclectic clientele of groundbreaking and best-selling authors, from Alice Walker and Rita Mae Brown to Fannie Flagg and Mark Helprin, has died. She was 72.
Adrienne Rich, a fiercely gifted, award-winning poet whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists, has died. She was 82.
A digital publisher of Pat Conroy, Alice Walker and other writers has formed an online book club with a website that has for years served as a hub for reading groups.
TV host and actress Oprah Winfrey and Beatle Paul McCartney are among five Kennedy Center honorees revealed Tuesday.
Oprah Winfrey is giving up control over one show she'll be in this fall: the Kennedy Center Honors.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - When Joe Fox sends his daughters away to summer camp, he is confident they will be surrounded by children who share his family's beliefs and values.
"My mother refused to let ugliness be the identification of her existence, and she chose beauty whenever she could. I can see that in my own interest in other people around the world," Walker said.
Interviewed recently by telephone, Walker said one reason she agreed to appear in the film is because the director, Pratibha Parmar, is a friend.