Maya Angelou & Oprah Winfrey

Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American author and poet. Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey; January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist. 5.0/5

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Maya Angelou once said to Oprah Winfrey: “My dear, when people show you who they are, why don’t you believe them?...
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Life will always have its ups and downs, disappointments and successes. When you’re having just one of those days, remember these important quotes and share them with whoever needs a little motivation. 1. Anne Frank "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." 2. Maya Angelou "You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you." 3. Frank Lloyd Wright "The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen." 4. Oprah Winfrey "My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." 5. Ralph Waldo Emerson "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." 6. Carol Burnett "When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go." 7. Albert ...
A Memorial Service for Maya Angelou featured tributes from family and famous friends, including Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama.
Family, friends and famous admirers of US author Maya Angelou held a private Memorial Service in her honour in North Carolina on Saturday. US First Lady Michelle Obama, ex-president Bill Clinton and talk show host Oprah Winfrey were among those who paid tribute at the event at a university, where Angelou had taught for decades. Angelou died last week at her North Carolina home at age 86.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a private Memorial Service for Maya Angelou — "one of the greatest spirits our world has ever known" — today. Former President Bill Clinton, along with Oprah Winfrey, also spoke at the service. Angelou died on May 28, after an incredible life filled wit…
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From watching Maya Angelou funeral to Oprah's Master Class on her...And Oprah Winfrey Legends Ball is just breathtaking & Motivational...Instead of beings bad B'S side chics, main chics,turning up all the time, let's be bad women in a good way..Turning the pages of books for our children, Bibles for direction..Be a strong Women the only women & a Wife..have a charge to keep!!
A copy of the Memorial Program Booklet for Dr. Maya Angelou. The service was held today at Wake Forest University. Official keynotes were President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama. Other tributes included Oprah Winfrey.
If you missed Dr. Maya Angelou's home going service, watch First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, President...
Appreciation, accolades and God's comfort to Ms. Oprah WinfreyDr. Maya Angelou's Memorial Service on OWN.
Oprah Winfrey reflects on the life of Maya Angelou
Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Bill Clinton joined friends and family of the late activist and poet Maya Angelou to pay tribute Saturday in Winston Salem, North Carolina. &n...
Here we are at the one week mark from check in and two weeks from the crowning of Miss North Carolina 2014! My heart stops and a flood of emotions take over in contemplating this phenomenon. My life could change drastically for the better in a matter of days. I know this blog is much later than I intended for it to be, but today has been a productive day! Cleaning the house and packing all of my necessities for my dorm at Peace College are items I can check off the list. All that's left are the last minute items and groceries! A profound moment of my day was watching the Memorial Service for Dr. Maya Angelou on Time Warner Cable News. I have always been an admirer of Dr. Angelou. To say that this woman was loved by many would truly be an understatement. She paved the path for women, like myself, to pursue a legacy in entertainment, politics, international affairs, literature, and education as no other has done before. In watching the celebration of life, I sat in awe watching the prestige of people who sp ...
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Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey were among the speakers honouring poet and civil rights champion, Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou Memorial Service: Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama Oprah Winfrey Honor Icon: In a moving tribute to Maya Angelou on Saturday, Former President Bill Clinton said that her greatest gift during her action-packed lifetime was paying attention to life around her and sharing it with everyone. "She called our attention to the fact that things that really mattered — dignity, work, love and kindness — are things we can all share and don't cost anything,'' Clinton said. Family, friends and famous admirers gathered Saturday in North Carolina for a Memorial Service and weekend-long tribute to the poet, orator and sage. There were tears and laughter and spiritual revival-style singing to honor Angelou at the private service at Wake Forest University that included more than 2,000 people. Angelou died May 28 at age 86 after a remarkable life with important roles in civil rights and the arts. "She just kept calling our attention to things, like the little fireflies that come on at unpredictable times and mak ...
This was my thought today after watching Dr. Maya Angelou's Memorial Service. Which was very inspiring. Here you have Maya after experiencing all of her challenges, to go on to inspire so many people Internationally. Speaking and Teaching all over the world. And the POTUS's wife-Michelle Obama speaking so highly about the positive influence Dr. Angelou had on her life. And to top it off, Oprah Winfrey, sharing the positive influence she had on her life. And it was televised Live on Oprah's Network(OWN). That showed me that really Black people really don't have any excuse for success if we really want it and apply ourselves!!!
First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and more paid tribute to the late Maya Angelou at a Memorial Service in North Carolina on Saturday, June 7
For talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou was an anchor, the one who told her to stop crying one night and remember that her faith should tell her that God put a rainbow in the clouds, meaning that she would be able to get to the other side.
Family, friends and famous admirers led by former US president Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey gathered today in a chapel at Wake Forest University for the Memorial Service in honour of late Maya Angelou, one of the 20th century’s most famous black writers.Angelou died...
"I can not fill her shoes but I can walk in her footsteps." - Oprah Winfrey, sharing her thoughts on Maya Angelou
VIdeo highlights from the Memorial Service for poet, actress, singer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou at Wake Forest; remarks from Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and Pres. Bill Clinton.
Former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey reflect on the life & works of Dr. Maya Angelou.
If you missed the remarks by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton and Cicely Tyson at today's Maya Angelou service, or you'd like to watch them again, we've posted the links below. OPRAH: CLINTON: TYSON: touching lives even in her passing..GOD bless you Maya Angelou what a shining example of a life well lived :3 **
Dr. Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and First Lady Michelle Obama are true role models. It's time to raise our daughters seeing their greatness as well and stop cheapening them to the likes of what's 'entertaining' and 'popular.' They deserve much more!! ...and on this note: Have a Blessed and Beautiful Saturday!
Today is the tribute to Maya Angelou. I wanted to say what a beautiful way to send of one of the greatest women, but that didn't sound right, greatest African-American's, no no that either, greatest human beings, still not enough, so I have no words to express her true greatness and uniqueness. So here was my humblest of tributes on the school news program that I produce for my school. I will not say farewell because her words and soul will always be a part of me. So all I will say is thank you Maya Angelou for simply existing and being only what you could be. Clips are not mine, they are property of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
"Stop it, Stop your crying NOW...Stop it and say Thank You b/c God has put a RAINBOW in the SKY" ~ the Words of Maya Angelou spoken to Oprah Winfrey to encourage her. Oprah is trying to make me cry.
I mean. who else would even be fitting to give Maya Angelou's eulogy besides Oprah Winfrey?? Black Women of Power & Hard earned respect. R.I.P
"stop your crying now. i want you to stop and say THANK YOU. because whatever it is you are crying about, you have the faith to know that God has put a rainbow in the clouds! and you're going to come out on the other side of this…the better for it!" -Oprah Winfrey commenting on Maya Angelou's words of wisdom to her.
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Evangelist Oprah Winfrey just preached @ Maya Angelou's memorial. All she needed was an organ.
Watching the funeral services of the late great Maya Angelou. There's a ton of people here in Winston Salem: Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Andrew Young, and many, many more.
GREAT AM ! Today is, "SUNsational, Sharing Sincere Sentiments," Saturday ! Oprah Winfrey says it Best. BLESSED to have Maya Angelou as a Mentor, Mother/Sister, Friend.The Rainbow in Her clouds ! How profound ! OWN will simulcast Dr. Maya Angelou's private Memorial Service in celebration of her legacy. Beginning today at 10am, also available at www.Oprah,com/MayaAngelou. Wishing ALL, Shared LOVING Sentiments, Saturday and Every day. MUCH LOVE, KINDNESS and EVERLASTING COMPASSION to ALL
REMEMBER MAYA ANGELOU: Join the nation in remembering the life and legacy of Maya Angelou, America’s former poet laureate who spent her formative years as a cable car operator, waitress, prostitute, actress, and singer in the Bay Area. The Memorial Service, with remarks from First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and singer Lee Ann Womack, will be streamed live, beginning at 7 a.m
Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey are joining Michelle Obama at a weekend Memorial Service for Maya Angelou.
Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey in Winston-Salem today for Maya Angelou
Left-to-right, front: Mari Evans, Susan Taylor, Oprah Winfrey. On the back row: Maya Angelou, Joan Sandler, Angela Davis, Eleanor Traylor, Amina Baraka. Howard Dodson appears behind Sandler and Davis. The women were laughing at Toni Morrison who was dancing one the occasion of her Nobel Party hosted by Angelou, 1994
John Ruckh, a 24 year EMS veteran in Forsyth County, North Carolina, has been suspended after comments he made about Oprah Winfrey were picked up in the 911 call made by Maya Angelou's caretaker wh...
"Blues, hip hop and gospel is the longing that says let me get to All. Poetry is written in an attempt to get to the truth, which will lead you closer to All. "All" is another form of prayer." - Maya Angelou with Oprah Winfrey on do you think of these commemts?
Good morning to all my Beautiful sisters of God, I'd like to first say I love you and you are Beautiful, lets stop tearing one another down but lets build one another up, using our time, talent and treasures to help another young lady. we all started as a child and grew into Woman or still growing lets be like Maya Angelou, Della Reese, Cicely Tyson, Lena Horne, Rosa Parks, Madam CJ walker, Ruby DEE, Oprah Winfrey, Yolanda Adams Roberta Flack, Sojourner Truth, Coretta Scott King, Michelle Obama, Patti Labelle, Diana Ross, Shirley Ceaser, Great Leader and women of God I will Honor and write about these great Woman, the whole month of June praying God bless me to make a difference in even my own life as well as my daughters, other young girls and Woman. I will read with my daughter and teach them of these Great Woman. Today is not my yesterday and change is in every second of the day. God thank you for all these beautiful blessed woman of God.TRu DIVAS!
Oprah Winfrey will be speaking at Maya Angelou's Memorial Service to be held on June 7.
One thing that bothers me the most is for someone not to be able to pursue their dreams due to money. I hate it! Kids and adults alike. The enemy will use anything to keep us away from finding our God given passion. Its the same as kids not being able to go to college because of money. It breaks my heart. You never know if you are raising the next Michael Jordan, Celine Dion, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and I can go on and on and on. So whether you have children or not, if you love the arts or education or both; Consider sponsering a child for extreme camp. I hear countless stories of kids trying there best to raise money to come to camp. They dont just learn how to sing, act and dance they learn how to live, have confidence, deal with rejection, solve problems and just be a better person! My husband and I sponsor a kid or 2 each year, will you join me? If so, call my office for more information 678.324.7218, dont just talk about the problems in this next generation, help the ...
Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Rosa Oprah, Coretta Scott King etc are the women I look up to. Strong, graceful, Black Women.
I'm I the only one watching Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball right now on Own, I am a sucker for inspirational TV. Maya Angelou, Angela Basset, Cicely Tyson, Diana Ross, Halle Barry, Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, Michelle Obama, Tyra, Naomi Campbell etc. all in one room. I swear only Oprah can pull something like this, sheesh I wish I was there.
I just watched the re-run of Oprah Winfrey's on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. That has to be one of the best shows that she has ever done in her career. It was moving to watch all of these legends that have now passed on since it was originally aired. Coretta Scott King, Maya Angelou, Walter Hawkins and a few others have all passed on in such a short period of time. The one thing I got from all of it was to say "Thank You" to all of those who have made you the person you've become.
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Oprah Winfrey spoke to Entertainment Tonight on Friday and revealed that she’ll be speaking at Dr. Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service on June 7th. She also revealed that she was supposed to visit Maya after shooting scenes for her Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic, Selma, in Atlanta — but ended up speakin…
Oprah Winfrey spoke exclusively to ET on Friday in her first interview about Dr. Maya Angelou since her passing.
Oprah Winfrey has sat down with her beloved mentor and internationally acclaimed author Maya Angelou on numerous occasions. Now, OWN will air a special tribute in memory of  Angelou with encore presentations of those conversations, including “Super Soul Sunday,
Upon learning of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing on Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey released a statement that referred to the poet, author and legend as "the rainbow in my c...
Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” caught up with media mogul Oprah Winfrey last month during the Maya Angelou portrait unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National…
Maya Angelou was once a South African (in the true sense). That was because she was married to a South African, Vus Make, once the leader of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania, who was also instrumental in getting racist South Africa expelled from the United Nations General Assembly. This amazing man stopped John Vorster's détente policy in its tracks, whereby he sought to divide African heads of state by getting some of them to support Apartheid. Vus Make mentored Maya, putting her in the deep end by making her the editor of a Cairo newspaper. Everything that Maya knew about the struggle in South Africa she got from Vus. In her own turn, she mentored Oprah Winfrey. What goes around comes around indeed. The beautiful and in some respects difficult relationship between Vus and Maya can be found in the book titled, :The Leader South Africa Never Had"...Mike Ngila Michael Muendane. Adopted from Chris Sankara Photo Maya Angelou appears in Roots in January 1977.
I was thinking about the horrible things that happened to Maya Angelou in her childhood. The devil did things that caused her to stop speaking because he know how powerful her words would be! She reached inside herself and let her pain heal millions! If you look at Oprah Winfrey, her pain almost destroyed her as well but look what happened when she pushed through! If you even look at how where Michelle Obama not only never forgot where she came, her fight to bring equal rights to Chicago paved her husband's road to the White House! Women, God placed a power inside of you like nothing else in this world! You not only have the power to bring life into the world, you have the power to change both the world & lives! Imagine if Maya Angelou had stayed silent after what happened to her happened! Imagine if Oprah let what happened to her as a young adult define her! Imagine if our First Lady settled and never pushed! Imagine what will happen if you do the same!
Awww! Oprah Winfrey shares the sweetest, most touching online tribute to the late Dr. Maya Angelou. Read it here:
Oprah Winfrey on Maya Angelou: 'She Will Always Be the Rainbow in My Clouds' - Variety
This is what Oprah Winfrey said about the passing of her friend and mentor Maya Angelou
”The world knows her as a poet but … she was a teacher” Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to the late Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86, and some may not realize the impact the poet laureate had on Oprah Winfrey’s life.  On numerous occasions, Oprah has mentioned how influential Angelou has been in her own life, but the award-winning talk show host shared one key lesson during...
OUR LYRICAL INSPIRATION Poet and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou dies at 86 By Hillel Italie Associated Press NEW YORK — You didn’t have to love books or share her background or even know a lot about Maya Angelou to feel that she somehow knew a lot about you. You might have sensed you were in a club that accepted everyone and that the reasons for joining were as vast and complicated as the life and talents of the author herself. Perhaps it was the story of Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86: A poor, black woman from the segregated South who somehow ascends to the worldwide stage. Or the people she befriended: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, Oprah Winfrey and Toni Morrison, the Clintons and Barack Obama. You might have seen her read the inaugural poem for Bill Clinton, caught one of her interviews with Winfrey, remembered her from the television series “Roots” or were assigned “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in English class. Maybe her speaking voice was enough — deep, warm and ...
(NEW YORK) -- Maya Angelou had a profound effect on many celebrities, but perhaps no one more than Oprah Winfrey.Winfrey remembered the poet hours after Angelou died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 86, calling her "my mentor, mother/sister and friend.""She was there for me always, gui…
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Most of you know I never share like this...What a day. Tuesday evening I sat in the waiting room of my massage therapist's office and the back flap of a magazine was open and I glanced at a photo of Maya Angelou. I picked it up and read the heartfelt article was written by Oprah Winfrey. As I read it aloud to my masseuse I began to reflect on my brief time with her while I was a student at Spelman College-Official Site, hearing her speak at my commencement ceremonies; and then a few years later assisting my sister, Terri Vismale Morris , handling her press junket for the PR for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities. For this I am thankful and that she was there in May 1992 to conduct my Spelman Sister's rites of of passage from young women to adults ready for path the our ancestors have laid and paid for. Every word I read, I stopped, I felt & I remembered her. When I finished my therapist told me she was ill that day. I know she was in the process of transitioning to her eternal fre ...
So earlier on today(05/28/2014) i'm in a zone about to film a reelly intense scene. Before the camera rolls, this older lady comes & stands next to me shoulder to shoulder. We make eye contact & she whispers 'How're you doing young man' I just nod, then I do a double take. Oh snap! It's Auntie O (Yes Oprah Winfrey). In between the grueling takes considering what she was dealing with on the inside (R.I.P Maya Angelou) she was full of jokes & punchlines :). The cool part is when she interviews me in 20_ _, I 'm gonna remind her when & where we 1st met.l.o.l.The rest of this story will be in my book. ;) Som Cheadle Acting is Fun-Da-Mental
Maya Angelou's Smothered Chicken (serves 8): Wash and pat dry two 3-lb. fryer chickens. Cut in pieces and put in a bowl with juice of 2 lemons and water to cover. Refrigerate 1 hour. Drain lemon water, and season with 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Dredge pieces in 3/4 cup flour. In large skillet, fry on high heat in 8 Tbsp. butter plus 1/4 cup vegetable oil, until dark brown. Remove chicken from skillet. Add 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup vegetable oil to the same skillet. Cook flour until brown, stirring constantly. Add 2 med. onions, sliced; 1 lb. button mushrooms, sliced; and 1 clove garlic, minced. Stir until vegetables soften. Put chicken back into skillet. Add 2 cups chicken broth and water to cover. Turn heat to medium, and cook for 25 minutes. Serve with buttermilk biscuits to Oprah Winfrey at the beginning of her talk-show career. Oprah will say, "No, this is too good for such a simple name. This is suffocated chicken...this chicken never knew what hit it." Tell that story, along with many others, in ...
Through her social media, we've heard Oprah Winfrey on Maya Angelou's life and legacy, and her words for her friend and mentor were quite touching.
Maya Angelou is dead & y'all ignorant *** wanna make jokes & post pictures of Oprah Winfrey saying, "R.I.P"?👎 Have some respect.
I recall Oprah Winfrey asking Dr. Maya Angelou, "What is your definition of God?" She replied, "if I could sum up God in one word it would be ALL, because He is all; all is all I need."
RIP Maya Angelou. I still remember the first time I ever heard Maya Angelou on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the early 90's - I was hooked. Her message was always about love, kindness, forgiveness and courage. Her powerful words will live on forever. We are so lucky she graced us with her wisdom! These are some of my favourite ❤️quotes. Enjoy.
Oprah Winfrey's message to the late Dr. Maya Angelou (below) have us tearing up all over again. What beautiful words for a beautiful, well spent life! See our favorite words and stylish images from the icon here: What's your favorite Maya Angelou memory?
RIP Maya Angelou. Oprah Winfrey if you need me to make the deviled eggs call me girl
The fact that I've seen at least 5 posts of people saying "RIP Maya Angelou" with a picture of Oprah Winfrey, just put the nail in the coffin of the intelligence of the human race.
Oprah Winfrey is mourning the loss of her mentor, Maya Angelou, saying the legendary poet "guided [her] through some of the most important years of…
An angel no longer walks among us. Thank you Maya Angelou for your Grace, Courage and Commitment to Uplift, Inspire and Advocate. I salute you. Oprah Winfrey Barack Obama
Oprah Winfrey is saying goodbye to her "mentor, mother/sister, and friend" Maya Angelou.
EW - President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and more remember Maya Angelou
Oprah Winfrey remembers her friend and mentor Maya Angelou:
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We are deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing, and we wanted to share this message from Oprah Winfrey:
I feel honored and blessed to one day be able to share with my grandchildren that I lived amongst legends like Maya Angelou, President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, *** Gregory and many other great African-American's who's fingerprints are forever engraved in our minds, hearts and culture. Futhermore, I am honored to know that they have laid the foundation for this generation to continue the race. Our generation must be able and willing to continue the mission to believe that we are more valuable than the most expensive gemstone. Our innovators are mere mortals and before you know it, they're gone. We can't look back with regret of what we could have or should have done, we must DO with tenacity, determination, ambition and faith. In honor of Dr. Angelou's life, I vow to live with purpose, to act with integrity and to be a role model to the youth. I am forever grateful to have read her books, listened to her testimony, watched her gracefully address staduim packed audien ...
How dope would it be if our young girls aspired to be great women like Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, Cathy Hughes, Sheila Johnson, Phylicia Rashad (just to name a few)?!
Dr.Maya Angelou was an inspiration to us all. I have always been inspired by her words. "Phenomenal woman" , "Still I Rise" are poems that I carry so dear to me. Though I never met her, she is someone that I truly admired. Her mantra for women, is having respect for ourselves, value who we are as women, and being a phenomenal woman. We older women have to help our younger generation to respect themselves. What they don't understand about "reputation" and how important it is to us. My heart hurts for Oprah Winfrey as well because I know how close they were. Two women who will forever inspire my life! Ask yourself are you phenomenal? TRUE LEGEND!
60% of my freinds list only associate Maya Angelou with Oprah Winfrey or Tyler Perry . We must do better. R.I.P. Maya Angelou.
REQUESTING PRAYER FOR MYSELF, PLEASE - I just saw where Maya Angelou died. I was thinking of how here and THE OTHER...THE RICH "O.W." - Oprah Winfrey :D - were so close and how hard Oprah must be taking it. I then started thinking about how, not too long ago, I lost my best friend. Tears! My friend was a poet, too. For anyone wondering, my friend Adrian's murderers have been apprehended; one of them confessed. I do not know all of the particulars, truly. I do not want it in my spirit; we were so close and so prophetic, to read it would be to relive it as she did at that moment. I can't have that in my spirit. But, for those who were interested, you can Google "Adrian Thornton murder" and follow the stories. Please keep me in your prayers.
OBIT: Maya Angelou passes away The American author and poet has died at age 86. Her work includes seven autobiographies, three books of essays, and several books of poetry. She is also credited in plays, movies, and TV shows spanning more than 50 years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. She was a close friend of Oprah Winfrey and many American presidents.
“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Maya Angelou via Oprah Winfrey.
Photo: midniwithmaddy: Oprah Winfrey and Cicely Tyson took a moment to pose with author Maya Angelou on her...
When she was in her 20s, Dr. Maya Angelou discovered Unity. Watch as she is moved to tears while recalling the revelation that changed her life forever. This clip is from Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday, May 2013.
Did you know?! Some of the other more well known figures who have claimed Unity as their religion include; Maya Angelou, Eckhart Tolle is published by, and Oprah Winfrey reads the Daily Word.
I stand on the shoulder of Giants: Shirley Chisholm, The Black Panthers, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, .
She has cited Dr. Maya Angelou her 'greatest teacher'. So of course Oprah Winfrey was on hand to help the famed writer and poet celebrate her 86th birthday and unveiling of her portrait at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC on Saturday.
What famous person would you like to meet? — John Legend, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey and Kevin Hart
The first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature was a) Maya Angelou b) Oprah Winfrey c) Gwendolyn Brooks d) Toni Morrison
Just a thought- Black History Month has been set aside for the month of February. We are a people rich in history and heritage that should be celebrated/recognized/talked about ... ALL YEAR LONG. Some noteworthy famous blacks mentioned in our Black History Celebrations, include: Harriet Tubman, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mrs. Coretta Scott-King, Mrs. Rosa Parks, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Arthur Ashe, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X, Althea Gibbs, Hon. Judge Thurgood Marshall, Wilma Rudolph, Medgar Evers, Mary McCloud Bethune, Althea Gibson, Willie Mays, Oprah Winfrey, George Washington Carver, Nelson Mandela & many, many others. However, we have black history of our own within the HELENA-W. HELENA-LEXA areas that should be talked about & passed onto to our children & community at large. There were a series of riots in Elaine, AR---known as the "Elaine Riot"; the Helena-West Helena Boycotts approximately 1976-1978; Local Civil Rights Activists & Supporters-Rev. P.L. Perkins, Rev. Dr. Conway Gilcreast, Sr., Rev. . ...
When you know better you do better. People like Dr. Oprah Winfrey here have been guided, taught, pushed by people like Dr. Maya Angelou and others. It is what we call mentorship today. Miss Winfrey did not have it easy nor was it handed over to her on a platinum tray. It being SUCCESS. She worked her way up to the top with the right system system and people who believed in her and her in dreams. Can we have that in Africa? Can we do that as Africans? Can we replace PULL HIM/HER DOWN (PHD) with PULL HIM/HER UP mentality?
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Gk 👑 I'm Back ... Real Talk , To All ~ I want to post these words to my family members and friends out there in face world , I want every one to to know 2~8~14 is a Happy Day For Me. I have 3 women with a birthday . I'm so bless to have 3 in one Born On this Godly Heart Feeling month as well Black History Month to All . The falling other Black Women as well as the one's God still blows life in the living one's . I give them their Shoutout . Black Women such as , Maya Angelou which live with Strength ❤️ , Lena Horn which song with Grace From Above .❤️, Aretha Franklin which have Godly given soul . Mom mable which brought laugh to sad old school Black Women when they felt hurt from man . Dorothy Dandrigde which had passion for all the white racism that was push upon her life . ❤️ Phyliss Hyman which suffer Pain for not having the love that she desire . Billie Holiday which suffer destruction from Mr. Herion and Ms. Cocain . ❤️ Eartha Kitt which was a survival ❤️ Angela Davis which ha ...
OOOKAAAYY! I'm about to touch down on a word that's used too loosely! "Hating" I don't care who unfriends me afterwards but when you say that people are "hating" on you... I mean what exactly does that mean? What exactly are they hating on? I mean who are you to have credibility to be hated on? Are you Maya Angelou? Denzel Washington? Barack Obama? Muhammad Ali? What about a Beyonce? Vanessa Williams? Or is it Serena Williams? What about Oprah Winfrey? So why are they hating on you? Out of all people! You! Being Hated On! Do you own your own house? Not rented I mean owned with a fixed APR? Better yet is it paid off? Do you own your own car? I'm not talking about paying notes but owning it? What about your finances? Are you good enough to retire right now? Are you executive or CEO? Are you a manager of over 100 employees? Have you been recognized as a person of reliability, dependability, loyalty and honesty? Are you respected amongst all because you know how to treat people? So exactly wha ...
Maya Angelou wrote: Join me and Oprah Winfrey with a roster of guests for Super Soul Sunday - “Soul to Soul 2: Asking Life’s Big Questions” tomorrow December 22 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Holiday Event on 12/22 at Marcus Books! Additional info here . I also wanted to give you some info for bookstore that's been a pillar to the community for 53 years, Marcus Books. TO ALL WHO SUPPORT UJAMAA ! Book event speakers have included Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, Terry McMillan, Amiri Baraka, Iyanla Vanzant, Rosa Parks, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, Malcolm X, and Barbara Lee among others. We've been in an effort to keep it open due to several neighborhood circumstances. This is the country's longest running Black-owned bookstore. We reached a settlement and we, the community, are one step away from solidifying the victory to SAVE MARCUS BOOKS. Marcus Books Community Investment Effort The story of this fight for Marcus Books/Jimbo’s Bop City is not lost: from direct action to literary events, the efforts of a dedicated community has taken the store from last Spring’s foreclosure sale of the property and threat of potential closure and eviction, to being granted by City of San Fra ...
The people I would have LOVED to see Oprah Winfrey,Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant I'm glad saw Michelle Obama
Alicia Keys: Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, Maya Angelou, Whitney Houston; ar all great female artist who tightly ...
A shout to my spiritual mothers & sisters that have a profound impact on my life, in a positive eay, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obana, Iylana Vanzant and Saundra Elizabeth., and many more, I salute to you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WISDOM.
I have a bucket list of people I want too interview. 1. Wendy Williams ( but this time in person ) 2. P. Diddy 3. LIL Wayne 4. Barry Gordy 5. Patti Labelle 6. Dr. Maya Angelou 7.Oprah Winfrey 8. Julia Roberts 9. Meryl Streep 10. Janet Jackson 11. Any music artist from the 1970s and 1980s 12. Goldie Hawn 13. JustZO 14. Aretha Franklin Just to name a few. I know that I will get the chane to interview every last single person on this list.
There are 3 women in this world I would love to meet: Dr. Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Michelle Obama. Wisdom, Ambition, Grace, and Humility reign within them all. I admire all of Dr. Angelou's work. Her divine gift and ability to reach us throw creative writing. Her writing always resonate. It truth and insight wrapped and delivery perfectly.
When I was little I thought Maya Angelou was Oprah Winfrey
SOME INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES BY Black Women "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself." Alice Walker "Deal with yourself as an individual, worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way." Nikki Giovanni "Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide." Marva Collins "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it." Maya Angelou "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." Oprah Winfrey "Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power. The think itself cannot touch you. But if you allow your fear to seep into you ...
The list of my role models: Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Prof Kgethi Setati Phakeng, Gauta Komane, Peter Komane, Kholisile Dingiswayo. These God's people keep me going, their words of wisdom keep me going. May God bless them.
A RAINBOW IN THE CLOUDS! Thanks to a couple of good friends, Torrey Russell and *** Jones, I had a great seat tonight to see Ms. Maya Angelou. You must know that I have met President Barack Obama, have chatted with Oprah Winfrey, had frequent conversations with General Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., first commander of the Tuskegee Airmen and visited his home more than once, and have numerous books with personal notes and autographs by their authors. But never, never have I been in such awe of anyone. Gen. Davis does come remarkably close. Yet, I was so enamored and so completely taken in by Ms. Angelou that I could scarcely break my focus to clap my hands, when frequently enveloped in a clamorous cocoon of thunderous applause. The extraordinary wisdom that illuminated the more than two-thousand seat auditorium like brilliant sunshine, the resonant voice that even the ancients must surely hear, the infectious smile and easy laugh that gave freedom to every funnybone in attendance, the boundless depth of spirit th ...
Everyone has their own childhood, and most of everyone can say at least something happened to them that made them stronger and who they are today.well, i have a few of these celebrities that went through sexual abuse, but they kept going forward! They are who they are today cause of what they've been through. I give it up to: Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Maya Angelou, Monique, Angelina Jolie, Billie Holiday, Brittany Spears, Fantasia, Joyce Myer, Rhianna, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Marilyn Monro, Ozzy Osbourne, Rosie O'Donnell and Pasty Cline.
Wish I could watch this show in Japan. Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey are two great moms to celebrate!
*In the first of a special two-part event, Oprah Winfrey sits down with her mentor, acclaimed writer, author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou, on her Emmy-winning seri
Set your DVR! Acclaimed poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou will talk about her first encounter with Unity teachings as part of an extended interview with Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. The two-part series will air at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) starting May 12th on OWN.
It was a multi-genre music concert, spoken word fest, sartorial runway and visual arts exhibit all rolled into one phenom-fest when Oprah Winfrey hosted an 85th birthday celebration for Maya Angelou, the planet's most popular poet.
''If Lincoln had had his way, Oprah Winfrey, Martin Luther King Jr, Jesse Jackson Sr, Lena Horne, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Maya Angelou, Malcom X, Rosa Parks.and even Clarence Thomas would have been born in slavery'' ~Forced Into Glory.
Isely brothers, Muhammed Ali, Oprah Winfrey, Malcom X, Donne Hathaway, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Obama... The list goes on to who has found their stars to help you find who you are Their voices will speak in my instruments like shooting-stars... Debbie Allen, Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, Kirk Franklin, B.B King, Dr Martin Luther King, Elijah McCoy, Rosa Parks, Sidney Poitier, MJ...Findout who you are
I think I'm getting closer to my dream of an afternoon luncheon (complete with a bounty of beautiful and fragrant flowers and big hats - because we'll be on the patio, just outside the french doors...) with: Maya Angelou, Vashti McKenzie, Oprah Winfrey, Phylicia Rashad, Michelle Obama (recent add-in), Barbara Williams-Skinner, and Mary J Blige, (Whitney has passed on) I just want to sit in their company, share together life stories and wisdom, reveal greatest triumphs and most agonizing failures - and to let them know how their bright lights have served to ignite, inspire and strengthen women the world over... You know, just girl stuff. Is that too much to ask? ;-) Just dreaming out loud.
God designs are the best designs,Oprah Winfrey.-Just like dust I shall rise,Maya Angelou
New Blog Post: We Love Maya Angelou! - In appreciation of Black History Month, we wanted to honor someone we love- Maya Angelou. The renowned poet and author is continuing her third annual Black History Month program “Telling Our Stories,” airing on more than 175 public radio stations nationwide throughout February. She interviewed stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys, and Jennifer Hudson [...]
Celebrate Black History There is a story of one man’s son who died fighting the Taliban in Eastern Afghanistan. When asked how he felt about his son’s death, the man said with tears in his eyes “If we are going to enjoy our liberty in this country, I guess I have to be willing to let go of my son so that all of us can be free. This month of February is the month this nation celebrates our heritage. February is the month where we identify many great Black Americans who have given up their freedom, their independence and their privileges so others can have them. Please don’t let their sacrifices be in vain. Talk to your children about Louis Armstrong, Booker T. Washington, Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Jordan, Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Drew, Jesse Owen, Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Jackie Robinson, Madame C.J. Walker, Vanessa Williams and Mary McLeod Bethune. Use this month to educate your children and give them insight as to why ...
Today has been a good day. Amen! The sermon text for worship today was taken from Philippians 4:4, "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!" In this sermon, one thought has stuck with me all day, "In this life, we may never become an Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, Thurgood Marshall, Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr, Rene' Descartes, Barack Obama, Isaac Newton, Maya Angelou, Mark Twain, or any influential, aspirational figure or professional. ("Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil." Job 14:1. We don't control death and disease, do we?) However, one reason that a man or woman can "rejoice in the Lord always" is that he or she CAN ALWAYS BECOME A CHRISTIAN! "...whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelations 22:17. Being a Christian supersedes being a Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Isaac Newton, Barack Obama, Rene' Descartes, Martin Luther King, Jr, Albert Einsten, and Oprah Winfrey. It's nothing wrong with wanting to and achieving things i ...
I was just trying to Lighten the mood. I was about to get all Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Sojourner Truth on you lbs
I will never be as ripped or beautiful as Gabrielle Union,I will never be as athletic as Gabby Douglas, I will never be as intelligent as Maya Angelou or Condoleza Rice or as powerful as Michelle Obama. I will prob never have the success or money of Oprah Winfrey but the thing that i have that is so much better is the Love and favor of a righteous father. I am His princess a precious priceless daughter of the King of Kings, He loves me unconditonally and created me in His image exactly the way he desired me to be. I may not be what the world deems as beautiful or successful but i dont need to be as long as my daddy sees me as such and for that ...today... I AM THANKFUL!
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On yesterday after the church service I noticed a vendor selling a shirt featuring inspirational Black Women. The profiled women by picture were: Michele Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Correta Scott King, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston and Maya Angelou. The first three are "no-brainers" along with Maya Angelou. I was surprised about the inclusion of Jennifer Hudson and Whitney Houston. Personally, I would have replaced both with either Ruth Simmons (first black female President of an Ivy League University - Brown), Marian Wright Edleman (needs no introduction) or even Condeleeza Rice. As a society we put too much emphasis on entertainment resulting in mixed-up priorities and our youth leading mixed-up lives.
I uploaded a video Where is Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Louis Farrakhan, and Joe Biden?
I JUST HAD TO EDIT AND POST THIS, AGAIN.Last night I saw a little black girl appear before thousands, with the dreams of a whole race of people tucked away in her tiny little heart right beside those of her own! She stood before the throngs with the "majesty" of a Michelle Obama and the "whatever" audacity of a Rosa Parks! She then took on the challenge of a seemingly impossible task with the keen "determination" of a visionary Shirley Chisholm and she very gracefully put athletic movement into "shear poetry" like that of a Maya Angelou! The pretty little lady then soared to heights yet unknown by any other black female just like a Mae Jemison! Her beautiful "brown eyes" were watching GOD" the whole time like a Zora Neale Hurston! Then, the little "earth angel" beautifully navigated every obstacle placed in front of her like only a Gabby Douglas could and with a "watch me work" attitude of an Oprah Winfrey, Miss Douglas culminated her journey by walking away with ALL the *** GOLD!! Gabby Douglas I JUS ...
Julie Andrews is the best narrator ever, next to James Earl Jones or Oprah Winfrey or Morgan Freeman or Maya Angelou. Well that was a list.
My FRIEND, Dianne Dudeck posted this and Oh My... wisdom at it's best... Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on her 70+ birthday and was asked what she thought of growing older. She said it was 'exciting...' Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day.like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words! Maya Angelou said this: '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 so ...
Ironically one of my most desolate moments, barely being able to speak in between sobs of despair, I called Maya Angelou looking for comfort and sympathy. Instead she sternly chided me, "STOP IT" she said. "Stop your crying right now and say THANK YOU!" "Why would I say thank you for this?" I said. "Say thank you because you know God, and you know He put a rainbow in every cloud. The rainbow is coming. Say thank you even though you can't see it. It's already there." So in the worst of times, I still remind myself of that great lesson and say "Thank you"…and then prepare to see the rainbow ~~ Oprah Winfrey
Inspired souls respected and loved always and forever.The two greatest women in my life whom I love, cherish, respect, admire and love some more.I love you Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Maya Angelou.Thank you for been such a positive force in the world.
One soul, one mind, one heart, one body.Elevating to the highest self while following the footsteps of my idol, teacher and mentor - Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Maya Angelou, Tony Robbins, Dr. Eckart Tolle, Dr. Jeff Mullan, Buddha, and all my beloved great friends and teachers just allowing myself to listen to learn while learning to listen with humility and obedience.One world, one heart, one soul, one body appreciating life and everything in it never to misjudge anything or anyone.One LOVe.LOve is LOve never to purposely even hurt anyone or anything.My love is pure radiating all internally to all external realms.True Love never hurts.Love is constant.Love is love.So long one knows and understands what True Love is all will always be well.
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