This day in international news: In Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Maya Angelou (86), celebrated writer and activist died of an undisclosed illness. In Lahore, Pakistan, Farzana Parveen (30) a pregnant woman who married the man she loved was bludgeoned to death by her male kin. Let us celebrate how far we have come and simultaneously mourn how far we still have to go.
Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)
Farzana Parveen (1984 – 2014)