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Forum Post: Dr Maya Angelou R.I.P. A fighter for the 99%

Posted 6 years ago on May 28, 2014, 9:36 a.m. EST by 99nproud (2697)
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Maya Angelou Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928) is an American author and poet who has been called "America's most visible black female autobiographer" by scholar Joanne M. Braxton. She is best known for her series of six autobiographical volumes, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first and most highly acclaimed, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her first seventeen years. It brought her international recognition, and was nominated for a National Book Award. She has been awarded over 30 honorary degrees and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her 1971 volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie. Poems

A Conceit by Maya Angelou

Alone by Maya Angelou

I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou

Insomniac by Maya Angelou

Men by Maya Angelou

Momma Welfare Roll by Maya Angelou

Passing Time by Maya Angelou

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Refusal by Maya Angelou

Remembrance by Maya Angelou

The Lesson by Maya Angelou

The Rock Cries Out to Us Today by Maya Angelou

Touched by An Angel by Maya Angelou

Weekend Glory by Maya Angelou

When You Come by Maya Angelou

Woman Work by Maya Angelou


What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?

— W. Clement Stone





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[-] 6 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago
[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

Occupy honors Maya Angelou


Smart. Respect for the soldiers who came before.

[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

I cannot respect those that rule with guns

[-] 5 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 years ago

Rest in peace, Maya Angelou and in this time of mourning for her loss, remember too a contemporary of hers, engaged in the same struggle for freedom and dignity -


Never Give Up Keeping Their Flame Alight! Occupy Memory & Solidarity!

[-] 4 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

Agreed, many great people to remember, and learn from.

They write our words of struggle, we sing their songs, for all.

Peace, & progress

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 years ago

'They write our words of struggle, we sing their songs, for all.' :)

'William Worthy and Vincent Harding, saw immense social upheaval, revolution, struggle and loss. They dedicated their lives to challenging those in power and to the pursuit of justice and equality for all.' from -


Never Forget Those That Fought Before! Occupy 'peace & progress' for all! RIP Ms Angelou. Solidarity.

[-] 5 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

And like all of us she was not always "in the fray", or on the front lines but always a fighter.


We are all diminished with this loss.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 years ago

Maya Angelou would want us to be bold in our struggle and she would ask -

http://www.nationofchange.org/has-america-gone-crazy-1401432168 ?

Never Give Up On The 99% Future! Occupy The Hopes Of Those Now Gone! Solidarity.

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

Learning from Maya Angelou


Bold, and persistent

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 years ago

"We are more alike than we are different"

"When you learn, teach, when you get, give."

"If you have a song to sing, who are you not to open your mouth and sing to the world?"

"Love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path. Love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides. Each of us is created of it and I suspect each of us was created for it."

-- Maya Angelou

'From a turbulent childhood, she grew into a seeker of truth and then lived what she learned. She followed the yearnings of her soul and became part of a movement that raised our country's awareness of social injustice. She was an earth-shaker and a mountain-mover.'

Taken from your excellent link and also see - http://www.nationofchange.org/maya-angelou-still-she-rises-1401372356 by Amy Goodman & see - http://www.nationofchange.org/5-things-about-maya-angelou-most-people-won-t-talk-about-1401374006

Rest In Peace, Maya Angelou. You Never Gave Up! You Occupied Your Dreams & Solidarity With The 99%! We Honor Your Memory.

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

And Ruby Dee.


Another soldier whose life inspires us. If we are fortunate enough to see, & smart enough to seize.

R.I.P. Ruby, you've earned it

[-] 4 points by Ache4Change (3340) 6 years ago

Yes, R.I.P. Ruby Dee too - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Dee We need to replace the old guard with a new 99% vanguard. Thanks for that great link. I never knew that she was born in Cleveland, Ohio! Also fyi - http://www.nationofchange.org/america-s-ceos-class-all-themselves-1404227147

Never Give Up The Fight! Occupy 99% Solidarity!

[-] 0 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

Honoring all front line fighters for civil rights

Not well known leaders:



They deserve mention.

Thanks for responding & bumping this important post to the top again.

I act in kind.

We can only hope to have their patience & fortitude.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

They would ALL be participating in the coming climate March.


Mighta got you already so apologize .

[-] 1 points by nazihunter (215) 6 years ago

What's goin' on? I don't about Marvin, I'm still asking.

[-] 1 points by nazihunter (215) 6 years ago

We can all learn new things but only if we have the courage to say what's really on our mind.

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

No doubt

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

Beginning of a New Era for India?

In an unsung coincidence, the man who administered the oath had contributed in an immeasurable way to the rise of Mr. Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. For Mr. Mukherjee was a disaster as finance minister from 2009 to 2012. The relationship between Indian business and the government deteriorated as he presided over a slowing economy, and the Congress party never recovered.


World Police officers, other men gang-raped, hanged teen sisters in India: cops

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/police-officers-arrested-killing-teens-india-article-1.1809604#ixzz33DYWUui3

[-] 2 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

We could all learn from Maya Angelou

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

''And Still I Rise'', by Maya Angelou [RiP] :

Inspired by that poem, Barry Adamson's harder edged homage :

Travel well Maya Angelou, your wisdom and compassion live on.

requiescat in pace ...

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (19985) 6 years ago

Maya Angelou was a ''member of the Harlem Writers Guild, she would use her art as part of her civil rights activism, beginning with her involvement in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, of which she served as northern coordinator. She and her son moved to Cairo, and later Ghana, where her son would attend college and she would become an editor of an English language paper. It was there that she met Malcolm X and returned to the U.S. to help him build the Organization of Afro-American Unity. After his death, she would support the efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr., who she called “the leader of our time.” His assassination on her birthday in 1968 would result in her not celebrating it for decades.'' - from your excellent link and I'll especially recommend to any and all readers, the video at the end, of Dr. Angelou reading her poem, ''On The Pulse Of The Morning'' at Bill Clinton's inauguration.

In further honour of her memory and in a glance askance that I'd like to think that she'd approve of, I append and thoroughly recommend : http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38654.htm ~}~

respice, adspice, prospice ...

[-] 3 points by 99nproud (2697) 6 years ago

Maya Angelou certainly supported the best education for all people.