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Today(May 28th) Dr. Maya Angelou died at 86, and the world now has lost a great poet, author, and civil rights activist. But at least we have her works, and her memory, left behind.

written works

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings(1969) ✖ Gather Together in My Name(1974) ✖ Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas(1976) ✖ The Heart of a Woman(1981) ✖ All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes(1986) ✖ A Song Flung Up to Heaven(2002) ✖ Mom & Me & Mom(2013)

Maya Angelou Complete Collected Poems

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now(1994) ✖ Even the Stars Look Lonesome(1997) ✖ Letter to My Daughter(1999)

Hallelujah! The Welcome Table(2004) ✖ Great Food, All Day Long(2010)

Children’s books
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me ✖ My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken and Me ✖ Kofi and His Magic ✖ Maya’s World Series


Oprah(2000) ✖ On her work with Martin Luther King(1997) ✖ Oprah Talks to Maya Angelou(2013) ✖ 

10 Questions for Maya Angelou(Time) ✖ Heaven and Earth Show ✖ Working as A Street Conductor(NBC, 2014) ✖ The Best Advice Dr. Maya Angelou Has Ever Given—and Received(Oprah) ✖ Merv Griffin Show(1982) ✖ On Courage ✖ An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou




“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”

~Plato’s The Symposium.

How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”

I will always reblog. 

I always reblog this

(Source: eternalseptember)

repeat after me:

  • women owe you nothing
  • women’s bodies are their own
  • nothing you do will ever make you “deserve” a woman
  • you wanting to get your dick sucked will NEVER be more important than a woman’s right to feel safe/comfortable/like an actual human being 
  • how women select partners is not the problem male entitlement is the problem

(Source: crenate)


“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. 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.” 

Rest in peace Maya Angelou








Finally!!! I pray they are rescued safely. Chai there is God. Ooh


Why is this not headlining on every media source on earth?

They found them but won’t take the steps necessary to free them. Won’t send in soldiers or negotiate.

Of course not, don’t waste resources on black folks. If it was 1 white girl they would send in every military force on earth to get her back. 

BBC and CNN reported They attempted negotiation yesterday but it fell through last minute. They won’t release the location due to fear they will just start killing the girls.

Lord, have mercy!! I really hope something is done SOON!!

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