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Join Dr. J in a tribute a Phenomenal woman. She gave me hope to become "that woman who never stops living". May favorite poem is:
‘Still I Rise’ by Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
On May 28, 2014 the world lost Dr. Maya Angelou, a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Dr. Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time.
Listen to her former student and accomplished attorney, Jocelyn Womack, share riveting memories of what it was like to learn from the amazing Dr. Angelou.
In this episode, blogger Sacerdotus speaks on the life and contributions of the late poety and prolific writer, Dr. Maya Angelou. He gives a brief introduction of her life, her struggles and how she became well known via her writing. Angelou passed away on May 28th, 2014 and has been mourned by countless people throughout the world. May she rest in peace.
In her memoirs, Maya Angelou explored how race and gender affected her life. Her first memoir, was published in 1969 and describes growing up in the segregated South. It includes the story of how, as a child, Angelou was raped by her mother's boyfriend. After the rape, she withdrew into herself and went through a long period of not speaking.
Angelou got pregnant and became a mother when she was 16 and unmarried. Her autobiographies describe how she traveled around the country with her son, Guy, earning her living as a waitress, prostitute, madam, singer, actress and writer. In the '60s, Angelou was active in the civil rights movement and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. as the northern coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She was the inaugural poet for Bill Clinton when he took office in 1993.
Maya Angelou died Wednesday at 86...
How has this woman impacted your life? Join host Petula Beckles as we remember and celebrate the gifts of this legend, right here on The Motif on Alutep Radio. 9179328802
Reisha Baker talk with the legendary Maya Angelou about her latest book, "Mom and Me and Mom". This sheds great insight about the relationship between Mother and daughter that formed the basis for Dr. Angelou's life's story.
Midnight Meditation with CharLena honors Dr. Maya Angelou as we relax our week of possible toxicity, stress, angst or burn out through her quotes and poems of love. Come join me and start your weekend off with the strength of Dr. Angelou's words.
Dr. Maya Angelou once said, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” We will never forget how this woman made us all feel! Powerful, inspired, and during this show I want to dedicate to her. Her memory, impact, and life. Here I ask the audience the question. "What would you have said to Maya Angelou given the chance to have met her?" We should be inclined to ponder what we are doing in our daily lives to make an impact!
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Extraordinary. Exceptional. Amazing. Astonishing. Magnificent. Even these words don't encapsulate the phenomenal woman that is Dr. Maya Angelou. In celebration of her life, this week we'll uncover the wisdom in some of her poetry to help us get a greater understanding of what it means to be phenomenal.
Did you know that being a spiritual being makes you phenomenal? You are a divine being that can be touched, seen, heard, felt and loved. Let's allow the powerful words of Dr. Angelou to elevate our conscious awareness of our true identity. Let's see our beauty in the word mirrors she put before us.
Her legacy is immense. Before "Caged Bird," Richard Wright's "Black Boy" and Claude Brown's "Manchild in the Promised Land" reigned on most radar screens as quintessential stories of growing up black in 20th-century America. At a time when the women's rights movement was rising, she quietly offered a female-centered vision that enriched everyone's view of black life in America. She also offered a model to everyone of perseverance against great odds and despite the burdens of earlier trauma.
With its graphic story of Angelou's rape and her self-imposed silence, "Caged Bird" sounds like a likely candidate for trigger warnings, which would offer students a no-questions-asked excuse to avoid it. Clarence Page
Maya Angelou’s family has planned a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel for 10 a.m. Saturday.Wake Forest will stream the service online for the public at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial
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