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"maya angelou" Discussed on Words Matter
"Dr maya angelou was poet professor memoirs actor singer author educator and civil rights activists. She published seven autobiographies three books of essays. Several books of poetry and appeared in numerous plays movies and television shows over sixty five year career. She received dozens of awards and more than fifty honorary degrees. In literary circles. Maya angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first i know why. The caged bird sings published in one thousand. Nine hundred sixty nine tells of her life experience up to the age of seventeen and brought her international recognition and acclaim her books center on deems including racism identity and family. She was active. The civil rights movement of the nineteen sixties and worked closely with martin luther king junior and malcolm x. on january twentieth nineteen ninety-three. Maya angelou became the second poet in american history and the first african american woman to read a poem at a presidential inauguration when she recited her original work. the pulse of morning at the first inauguration of bill clinton. She was the first poet to make an inaugural recitation. Since robert frost at the inauguration of john f. kennedy in one thousand nine hundred sixty one angelou's audio recording of the poem won the nineteen ninety three grammy award for best spoken word introducing her to a whole new generation and bringing much deserved recognition for her previous works as evidenced by her grammy win. Maya angelou was as brilliant performer as she was a writer in two thousand eleven. She was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor the presidential medal of freedom but of all her awards and accolades. One of the most memorable was her. Nineteen ninety-two commencement address at spelman college. A private historically black women's liberal arts college in atlanta georgia the spelman messenger later wrote my angelou indelible mark upon the world. Her wit wisdom and work will continue to inspire generations of spelman women with that. Let's listen to grammy award. Winning poet maya angelou and her iconic nineteen ninety-two spelman college. Commencement address them in. Get him in where he brought me bitter man get him in. The sun is hot. Mighty pry. Let's get down to business. Get home tonight. Did i mean did amend auction inflates the real high art. Bring that young out here roy. She's the first time and did a man giving in benny. Now here's the real bad about fifteen. A great van. Miami was the die home clean. Let him home lacks. Even the babylon is that the comb. The being a man look where he brought us guarded three here. Three step up dance. Take a good look see. I know you won't wanna wants you. She's young and right and make a damn good brita. Bidermann get a man. Did in look where he rode. She's got in the field. She can sew and cook strip down. Roy let to jim look. She's she's ample behind examined her teeth. You're gonna mind look look. Here's a bit of three from a man who's fifty three twenty five kinda here three fifty your money. Earning your much in the banks turnaround roy. Let him look at night. Man embiid him in look. Look three fifty a bit. I'm looking for here. Four four hundred. She's a bargain show. Bid for fifty five. Now look alive. A man gettleman bidermann the mind his. That's one of the tricks turnaround. Boy can please. She's helping strong tripped. Make a lady's made whence properly with being a man get them in bit him in at seven hundred aleta joe. Seven seven seven. She's gone stripper down. Roy bring the next one on bit a man get them in. Look where he brought a bra. Miss rosie see you you brown bags of a woman wrapped up in your mind. Like last week's grocery lists. I saved rose if when i see you sitting in your own man shoes with the big toe cutout when i see you missed rosie. Who used to be the prettiest gallon. Georgia used to be called georgia. Rose i say when i see you miss rosie. I stand up because through your life and.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Hi jenny. Today we're re airing an old episode of encyclopedia britannica. I leading the life and work of maya angelou. Maya angelou is one of many women who've been honored as a glamour woman of the year. She was celebrated in two thousand nine for thirty years. Glamour has honored the world's most pioneering women and inspiring leaders such as kamala harris violet davis hillary clinton condoleeza rice misty copeland serena williams reese witherspoon shonda rhimes gloria steinem and many more on march second glamorous releasing a hardcover book entitled glamour. Thirty years of women who have reshaped the world it touches on some of the most culturally important moments of our recent history. The book will be available for purchase at all major booksellers with that onto the show. Many people wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute. A bill to suit fashion models signs when i started to tell them they think i'm telling land i say it's in the reach of my arms the span of my hips the stride of step the curl of my lips. I'm a woman phenomenon from wonder media. Network i'm jenny. Kaplan and this is encyclopaedia manica. It's july fourth for those of you celebrating. Happy independence day every weekday for a year. We're telling the story of a different woman from throughout history who you may or may not know about. It definitely should on this national holiday. I'm so excited to celebrate the life of one of america's greets. Today's dreamer was an american author. Poet historian songwriter playwright dancer producer director performer singer and civil rights activist. She really was a phenomenal woman. Let's talk about maya angelou marguerite. Anne johnson was born in saint louis missouri in nineteen twenty eight but spent much of childhood with her paternal grandmother in the rural town of stamps. Arkansas at the age of seven marguerite was raped by her mother's boyfriend marguerite the crime and the perpetrator was subsequently murdered. Traumatized margaret almost completely mute. For several years she later wrote about this period in her first and best known autobiographical book. I know why the caged bird sings when she was twelve marguerite and her mother moved across the country to san francisco. Marguerite was in a variety of jobs including as a cocktail waitress a prostitute. And madam a cook and a dancer. It was during her time as a dancer that she assumed her. Better known professional. Name maya angelou. Miami of back across the country to new york city in the late nineteen fifties and joined the harlem writers guild around the same time she also landed a leading role in a us. State department sponsored production of george gershwin's opera porgy and bess the production toward all over the world hitting twenty two countries in europe and africa. My also studied dance with dance. Legends martha graham and pearl premise. She was heavily involved. In the civil rights movement and in nineteen fifty-nine. Meyer became the northern coordinator for the southern christian leadership conference the civil rights organization at the personal behest of dr martin luther king junior in one thousand nine hundred sixty one maya in john jay's play the blacks before moving to cairo with a south african dissident to whom she was briefly married in cairo maya worked as a reporter at the arab observer. She done moved to ghana and worked at the african review. Meyer returned to the us in the late. Nineteen sixties her first book. I know why the caged bird sings nineteen. Sixty-nine and it was nominated for a national book award. Maya was extremely busy in the nineteen seventies her first collection of poetry entitled. Just give me a cool drink of water for i. Die was published in nineteen seventy one the following year. My head became the first african american woman to have a screenplay produced as a feature film for the movie georgia georgia. She also wrote the film soundtrack. Through the rest of the decade to more of maya's autobiographical books were published gathered together in my name and singing and swinging and getting married like christmas under second collection of poetry called and still i rise was released leaving behind nights of terror and fear iran into daybreak miraculously clear uh iran bringing the gifts that my ancestors game i am the hope and the dream of the slave and so naturally maya was also appointed by president. Gerald ford to the by centennial commission and later by president jimmy carter to the commission for international woman of the year. My also continued her acting career appealing on stage and in several tv shows including the iconic miniseries roots. Maya was often referred to as dr angelou. Despite the fact that she hadn't gone to college over the course of her life however she received more than fifty honorary degrees from some of the world's most prestigious universities and in nineteen eighty one. She was given a lifetime appointment. As professor of american studies at wake forest university in winston salem north carolina that same year she also released her third autobiographical book. The heart of a woman for the next thirty three years maya's pace of work continued. She published three more memoirs two more collections of poetry. A book of meditations several children's books an anecdote driven book of advice. She also continued to act and became a director. Maya was asked to compose and deliver poems for bill. Clinton's nineteen ninety-three presidential inauguration and the fiftieth anniversary of the united nations. She was also commissioned by the us state department to write the poem. His day is done as an elegy for former south african president nelson mandela in two thousand. Eleven maya angelou was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by president barack obama. Maya died on the morning of may twenty eighth. Two thousand fourteen in winston salem. Despite the fact that she'd been sick and had cancelled scheduled appearances says she was still working on another book at the time during memorial service wake forest my son said quote. She left this mortal plane with no loss of acuity and no loss comprehension. Maya angelou's poetry and literature have become part of the great american cannon. Her work explores themes of economic racial and sexual oppression and draws from her incredible personal experiences tune in tomorrow for the story of another amazing dreamer special. Thanks to lose kaplan my favorite sister and the amazing brain behind this collection of women. Talk to you tomorrow..
22-Year-Old Los Angeles Poet to Perform at Inauguration
"Old L a poet Amanda Gorman was asked to write a poem and recited at Joe Biden's inauguration tomorrow. But you probably don't know that Gorman, who became the nation's first national youth poet laureate a few years ago shares Personal connection with the president elect. Like Biden, who spoken openly about having studied as a child, Gorman has had to overcome a childhood speech impediment. She had difficulty saying certain letters of the alphabet. The letter R was especially tough, which caused her to have to constantly self edit. I don't want to say girls can change the world, but I cannot say Many of the letters in that statement, so I'd say things like young woman can shape the globe. Gorman says her inauguration poem was partly inspired by the insurrection of the U. S Capitol earlier this month. Here's a preview of that poem, which is called the Hill We Climb Allow Democracy can be periodically delayed. It can never be permanently defeated. In this truth in this faith we trust for while we have our eyes on the future history has its eyes on us. And when she steps to the microphone tomorrow, Gorman will continue a tradition that includes luminaries such as Robert Frost in Maya Angelou, who is one of her personal heroes, and crowds could soon
Christina Anstead reveals new Maya Angelou-inspired back tattoo amid split from husband Ant: ‘Still I Rise’
"Hollywood is going through some drastic changes. You guys take a look at crecy. The fed's new inc. Her tattoo runs down her spine It's inspired by my angela. Maya angelou poem that says still i rise. Now clearly she's been through it This comes after her split. From and and said i love the look of this hat tattoo. I think it chic. I love the message. I think it goes good. I think it works with what she's going through right now. Oh there's not get hot photo. Yeah i i agree with you. I love the tattoo. I love the message. I love the background of it. I just always say when you're going through a life change especially break-up do not make a permanent decision until a year later but it is still i rise and we could you reference to anything in life. Are you gonna want arrived and this. This is this justice conservative side that he pretends he does not have he. He hates plastic surgery. He doesn't like that too. He loves to be extremely proper. I agree with justin. I joan. I really wanna be cooler than i am. I just ironically do not love tattoo and especially not on a woman. I just don't know why like. I don't like their cool. I you know. Everyone's you know free to express themselves. However they want to. She's obviously stunning. It looks great. She got a hop back. I just don't i don't know does nothing for me. I've never wanted to be like today's the day that like. I'm gonna inc myself up with something.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Strength To Be Human --Literary Podcast, Hosted by Mark Antony Rossi
"You always doing something. Great by my opinion came on the pulse of morning by my angelou. A rock a river. A tree hosts two species long since departed mocked the mastodon dinosaur. Who left dried tokens of this on john here on planet floor any bortolami of their hastening doom and the lost of the gloom of the dust in ages. But today the rock lies out to us. Clearly and forcefully come you may stand upon my back and face your distant destiny but seek no haven in my shadow. I will give you no hiding place down here. You created only a little lower than the angels crouch too long. In the bruising darkness have laid to long face down in ignorance your mouth spilling words on fa slaughter. The rock cries out to us. Today you may stand upon me but do not hide your face so it is definitely a heck of a poem and a a pretty Pretty smart one for inauguration. Just this is one of my poems. Like by maya angelou is a personal favorite of mine because it is a perfect example. We're talking about when somebody can write so much about their personal lives and about the black culture and about racism about society in general and then still right things that universal dagan reach the rest of us still bringing on board. This one's called still i rise you. 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 sassy nece upset you why you beset with gloom. 'cause i walk like i've got all wells pumping in my living room. Like moons and length sons with certainty of tides just like hope suspending high still. I rise did you want to see me. Broken bowed head and lowered is still this falling down. I tear drops. Weakened in my cli- full myself full cries. Does my hardiness offend you. Don't you take it awfully hard. 'cause i laugh like i got gold mines digging in my backyard. You may shoot me. What your words. You may cut me with your eyes. You may kill me with your hateful. Nece but still like air. I rise does my sexiest upset you to come as a surprise to identify. I got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs are the huts of history. Shame i rise up from a past rooted in pain. I rise. I'm black ocean leaping and wide whiling and swelling. I bear in the tide leaving the knights of terror and fear. I rise into a daybreak. That's wonderfully clear. I rise bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave i am.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Diane Rehm: On My Mind
"Was so so is she was the daughter of former former slave. how did this woman so mutt. She was just wise. It's wisdom itself the mile. What was it that finally broke. Your son hunts. it was poetry really. There was a woman in our town. A black lady who took me to the black school. She knew allen going to tell but she said. I want you to read every book in this library. Sharon heavy book. I didn't know what i'm was reading. Most of the time. But i read am. I found a loved pointy act could almost hear it and I would write it down and family. One day i was about twelve and she invited me to her house and she to read to me and she said you know something. My you don't have to so. I had a little tab at my grandmother had given me i wrote. Yes ma'am tied to give her the tablet. She's a nano. you don't have put you never love it and did you speak it. feel come across. You had tom over your lips. you'll never love poetry. I ran from her. I ran out of her house. She followed me. She harassed me for months and family. I went under the house monday. My grandmother's stood which was built on stilts and the dirt on the stove. A soft like powder because of chickens them under the house with bailey. And i realized i had left my voice malvo. His head matt left me. Ms started speaking. Admit slowly. i. I didn't just trusted at at thirteen louis. Sent back to grandma took took us back to to california because bailey was by that time fifteen and my grandmother was afraid that a fifteen year old teenage boy growing up in the south. If you'd looked at a white girl and whistled he can be minced and they emptied so she took us back and slowly slowly. I learned to talk again and learn to trust my mother at. I couldn't stand her she. She laughed all the times. You were ripped real red lipstick and high heel shoes and she did the time step and danced in kitchen and danced in the living room and had records players all the time. But you know there was one really significant moment when your mother so are you she said maya marguerite might baby. Hasn't she kissed. You have been called anybody's baby and never have been called. Amy is daughter and she told me she's able to smile to me. And i couldn't and she made faces. She would have fingers in about and polluted. Lips of cross and crosser is family. I did laugh. I laughed at her and she started to cry. She suggested beautiful smile. Mother's baby has beautiful smile and she went around the house telling people you should see my baby. Snide now vivian. Baxter ran ambling business and a rooming house with her husband. Dead it caught dell was also a registered nurse. She came the first black woman officer in the merchant marines. So you had to have understood her power you choose to address your mother as lady and now mom come well. She didn't seem like a mother to me. Mother was my grandmother and mother spoke softly and mother's gentle. I thought I'm vivian baxter. Ms so pretty so quicken and she. She sang songs. And and i mean ralph blues. You know him some lyrics that even made me blush at thirteen and fourteen but she sang these songs and and and dance and bailey would laugh. But i didn't think it was funny. I didn't think mother should do that. So she said she said to me after i wouldn't call her mother she you kind of have to address me as something. What would you like to call me. Am i said lady and lady. She asked why so. Because you're very pretty. You don't look like a mother and she's at all right. Eventually you did begin calling her mom instrument. That must have meant that she had some. How one shoe on me over ever shown me over. Dan she was kind. She was kind to everybody. The poor the person the she laws and she never laughed at people at at their infirmities. See when the person was in her in her presence. She was kind when the person left. She didn't then make have face into account of scown and laugh. She really felt sympathy and empathy for people. How about your brother bailey. Handed he see your mother. How did he experience being back at home. With her not positively he loved it so he i think he was in love with her and he just couldn't stand that she was loved by my stepfather and also he was jealous and out the other men wanted her as they may have but he was jealous and before my brother had lee stayed in arkansas band brotherhood of probably gone to the how university out fisk and become a lawyer. We went to to california and the time and the time he was nineteen or even in drugs and no one could do anything about it. No oh my. How long did that go on well. Almost on his life he fought An iphone jobs with him. I used to go to show Houses where they sold drugs. Shoot up houses. And just go in. And say i'm here for my brother. I'm here to get my brother. And all the judges understood and get bail and take him outside and sometimes meets..
"maya angelou" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Thank you. For five decades. Maya's words have moved us in more ways than we even know. As i was saying many times. I'm talking to her on the own run to get a pencil writing down well. She partnered with hallmark to produce cards and gift with some of her most inspiring words and they are ready honey flying off the shelves. There's so many wonderful items people ask me. What do you really write them. I said i was sitting at the table watching a right absolutely. Is it hard for you to to write these. It's been wonderful challenge. Because what i could take two pages writing about. I have to say in two sentences and so it's delicious it. It helps me to to get my language my english and have control of it and this was wonderful. I think it's wonderful. Because for years i've been saving my own my 'isms that i now see on some of these cards. One of my favorite is family. Brings you home. Just that line family brings you home and then there's nothing make you feel more at home than being with you family. I love this one. You had a difficult decision to make and you made it. I applaud your courage and strengthened by it. They're a cards for every single occasion. You can imagine in life. yes. I saw a woman in in florida. She stabbed me in. Florida am in the bookstore. White woman about my age. You know she said you know you just like that right in my antler. She's tears came to see said. I received a christmas gift from my daughter. I said We've been estranged but she sent me a card which simply said. Mother love liberates. Wow and she just the tears can she said no. I keep that kind in my bedroom. When i go into the kitchen. Put it there and take it to the living room. My daughter and i will come back. Wow and what's wonderful about the cards for all people all races. All places all dimensions because they're called life mosaics. It's just poetry that it's come from deep replace. Well usually boise. certainly yes. i mean. It's poetic musings antics thinking meditations what it feels like to be a human being but how it speak to you is how bad. That's why feel it. You can go to the hallmark section of any store and you find the maya angelou has on back but i love this as a birthday card. Tiaras crowns and coronets were made to show you off. You are duchess of everything today. You you have every reason to strut. Do just that. Dr maya angelou's occas call. Thank you my cigarettes. I'm oprah winfrey and you've been listening to super bowl. Conversations the podcast. You can follow super soul on instagram twitter and facebook. If you haven't yet go to apple podcasts and subscribe rate and review this podcast. Join me next week for another super bowl conversation. Thank you for listening. You don't need to be employed to get employee level vision coverage if you're retiring soon and looking for a way to continue caring for your eyes get a b. s. p. individual vision plan at esp direct dot com..
"maya angelou" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"maya angelou" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"To have lived this. Well this may. I think you were born at the right time. Myth do must've been. I had these conversations with you. Where all the legends. Like billie holiday came to your house with her little dull. She not a little with our little billie holiday. And there's just up in harlem. Everybody dr king and hughes. Y'all hanging out in time and trying to be a person of the time that is not sit behind the door behind the windows sort of we shing one could be there. I mean there's nothing for it but to go and join it and see if you can be of use anybody who can be used this useless mess not be misused overused abused but you must be of use to somebody besides yourself shortly after september eleventh when we asked the question. What really matters. Now maya was one of the people we turn to for inside in answers. Awards still offer hope in a way to rise above evil and injustice every american and most people in the world. I'm speechless and that doesn't mean i don't have something to say. We have to seek after justice. We must do so. We have to at the same time. Be careful not to lust after revenge. If we do many things happen when we be no better than the adversary. We may be even worse. We should always be at war within justice. Always families in our cells then neighborhood mass cities and states. We should always be on the other side from injustice. I believe however that it all starts with me. Am i believe that the chains must take place in the middle east and in and as we have seen in south africa. All those changes begin. We've need. I think that we have to eat of us. Learn everything we possibly can stop being lazy about thinking. We must think what really matters now is love now. I don't mush sentimentality. I'm in that condition and the human spirit so profound that it allows us devise strategy love courage kindness. No that is really what matters. There has always been ville and there will always be but there has always been good and there is good. Now in the sixties lived and worked in the islamic world as the wife of south african freedom fighter. She was the editor of the arab observer and says today. She's deeply concerned about america's indifference to that part of the world. I'm very concerned that. I remain proud of my country when it's doing the right thing and active in my country when i don't think we're doing the right thing that is to say we can't say oh i feel for these people but not for those people and you can't say that it's wrong if you have sympathy and empathy and kindness to a human being habit to human beings important so the human being to not allow anyone to make a mean little tunnel for her to live her life in. This is your life. This is all you know. And in fact as far as we can be absolutely certain it's given to us live but once one time and you're going to live over matt. People never liked those people. Well those people. They never came to our house. Well all of them. Keep over there. And i keep over here with us in little tunnel. Means you'll die the world when you will not accept the world one bit. It seems so clear as you get older. We just about little bit but not much this. And that's not why i mean. Don't get older just to get wiser. If you get older you will be wiser. I believe that. If you dare dare. I but get older because it's fun it's fun and it's great fun not today have a so yes well you know the body is going but i mean you know that so what you know live lives forever. You know my knees are gone. Let's get those key. And i find that my hair is chain saliva and that and the breasts of very interesting in an incredible race the eminem credible race to see which one will touch my waist for fun. Living is fun. that's fun yes that's fun to run for it if you if you put it in your mind that it's fun. Yeah it's fine. It's fine but if you think oh it's fine. 'cause you're still here. I'm still here and still in. Somebody's still calling me dialing ain't that i wanna talk about oscar night. I haven't talked to you about that. And i can tell you this that. It was such a historic night with halle berry as the first african american woman to win. Best actress denzel the first man in forty years to win. Best actor and sidney portier getting the lifetime achievement award. What do you think was significant about that night. For all americans you know who won we all we all we all tell you. I love that. Halle berry. And i adored into las yes and support and i'm a good friend. A friend of of sydney party. The united states one every citizen in this country that night word. I have heard some people that had the nerve to say. Why did halley turn it into such a racial her speech. And if you haven't heard that now say things like i've heard people say. Why did she turn that into such a racial speech. And i think it's because people do not understand it was seventy four years seventy four years. We hadn't even had the opportunity to stand there seventy four years. She's exactly she spoke out of her people's mouths. Yeah and that is not just african american peoples. Now yeah go see isn't just african. Because she is..
"maya angelou" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Was dr. Maya angelou reciting from the point on the pulse of morning which he wrote for. President clinton's inauguration in one thousand nine hundred three. We're celebrating a song. Flung up to heaven in the book. Dr. angela opens up about a very painful time in her life. I know that this was a very painful book for you to ride. I know that you win away to florida and you were telling me having a really rough time writing this book in for a number of reasons the obvious reasons. The book had to deal with situations. That didn't seem to have any open them. The murder of malcolm x. And the murder of mr king on my birthday and uprising in watts and so forth. Couldn't see how i could find. Hope writing about all these negative so i wrote that book. I've written it for six years and it's the slim volume of all my books but i wanted to see how can i say it and finally i was able to see something about who we really are the human spirit. So amazing everybody here. Everybody has gone to bed one night. On with fear of pain or hara our disappointment our grief and yet each one of us has a weakened arisen madar of loosens and seem another human being said morning. How are you fine. Thanks that to have thought okay. Then this is who we are. We do survive and we do better than that. We've thri thrive and we do better than that. We thrive with some passion. Some compassion some humor personal story became intertwined. With the nation's history in the sixties angelou had been living in ghana west africa for four years when she made the decision in one thousand nine hundred eighty five to leave her teenage son guy with trusted friends and move back to america back in the states. Racial tinge were coming to ahead and my plan to work with their longtime friend and controversial leader malcolm x. he started organization of african american unity. Whose goal was to launch a cultural revolution to end racism instead of legislation. In my opinion that they became for many years. Maya had been corresponding with malcolm x. Through letters but she had no idea that the letter beckoning her back to. America would also be the last from dear friend demand. I was most pleased to learn that you might be hitting in this direction this year. You are beautiful writer and a beautiful woman you know that i will always do my utmost to be helpful to you in any way possible. So don't hesitate you brother malcolm but my never got the chance to work alongside malcolm x. On february two thousand nine hundred sixty five two days. After my arrived back in the states he was assassinated in front of his family. While delivering a speech. Burbar went off. And i remember this. I turn around quickly. And the next thing i saw was malcolm falling back in a dead fame. Maya was devastated. She was also raised at what she felt was america's indifference about his murder three years later in nineteen sixty eight. Meyer was reunited with another friend. Civil rights leader. Dr martin luther king junior in justice in it is a threat to justice everywhere sydney. I saw this man who really believed in nonviolent change and the power of pain for redemption after a speech at carnegie hall. He asked her to work with him on the poor people's march planned for later that year. I suggest just agreed to come back to work for him. He's it come back with me. My hands if people accuse me of being valid everton than nyanza lewis. Maya plan to join him on the road one month later but she would never get the chance on april fourth. Nine hundred sixty eight myers fortieth birthday. Dr king was assassinated dealt yet another devastating blow mayer withdrew from the world unable to deal with another tragedy. I'm sorry to say was metric. I'm reminded all the time by his life. His his love. That i can. I can be figure can be kinder more of this episode after a short break. 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"maya angelou" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
"Store or online at best. Buy dot com. Hey podcast listeners. Some of you may know that over began having conversations about the deeper meaning of life and the world around us even in the early days of the oprah show when you look inward then you can begin to create another kind of pollen because we know you love super soul style discussion. We opened up. The vault of the oprah winfrey show to handpick episodes that will enhance the super podcast library. Every experience in our lives is to teach us to learn to love. Please enjoy this past. Episode of the oprah winfrey on super bowl conversations with the release of her book. A song long up to heaven a song. I like to do at a song long enough to have enough. I said many times. Maya has been one of my greatest teachers. I am so blessed to have her in my life. She is the one. I often look to for strength for wisdom for comfort and courage and also just to talk you know everytime we on the we're not talking about courage and with sometimes we just laugh a lot anyway. The sheer power of her words and insights have moved and inspired me. And i know millions of you. Maya says at a song flung up to heaven is the sixth and final in the series of books about her remarkable life which she began with. I know why cage heard sing the first book of dr angelo's bestselling autobiographical series was. I know why the caged bird sings. It made her literary star. Stayed on the new york times bestseller lists for two years. It is brutally honest account of her painful childhood and how she rose above being raped by her mother's boyfriend when she was just eight. And the six years of self-imposed silence follows next. She wrote gathered together in my name about her struggle to make ends meet as a single mother at age. Sixteen working as a cook. a dancer. a madam even a prostitute next in singing and swinging getting married like christmas. Maya takes on her journey into show business touring europe as a singer and dancer walnut phone informative and millions read the heart of a woman. Were maya takes us through one of the most fascinating periods of her life from her debut at the apollo theater to her first meeting with malcolm x. to the joys and challenges of raising a teenage son then in all god's children need traveling shoes she follows her heart to africa in search of her roots where she teaches at the university of ghana and works as a journalist alongside malcolm x. world now poet author actress activist. Dr maya angelou has risen to greatness time and time again is more phenomenal phenomenal phenomenal woman than ever. Please welcome my dear friend. Dr maya angelou do want to talk about something. Other than and wisdom shrink in hope. What is seventy four wheel like. It's so wonderful. It is so good. I thought the fifties were hunt. Until i reach the sixty the sixties out there. They're out there who. Then when i reached the seventies mount no the seventies you want to reach the seventies. everybody's stay alive reach this because do you feel age you know. This is a society that so puts age and ageing. And we're so concerned about it. Is there a point where you say. Oh yes. I'm now an older woman. No there are some things that have not escaped. Me team has not. Ecstasy has not satisfaction has not disappointment has not fear has not courage has not so there are some things which have not escaped me. So that keeps you young If you start thinking that you know it and nobody can tell you anything. You found the one way and you can tell others faults. It's already over. it's already too late. You have become old at eighteen at twenty five when you think you know everything but when you know a do a lot you've been around a long time and you've paid attention like you so interesting though because people say to me when you call her up and you talk to her. Does she talk like she talks when she's and it is true many times i call them my and like just the other day he says on the morning. I'm sitting in my kitchen table and she just starts a conversation. Let me get a pencil. write this down. She's talking and then she are you there baby go. Yes so tell me. What is this significant of a song flung up heaven It comes from the third verse in the nba by pauline's dunbar. And i'd love to say please. That may i the first. I says i know what the caged bird fields on me when the sun is bright on upland slopes when the wind blows saw through the springing grass and the river. Floats like a sheet glass when the first bird sings and the first bird oaths and the same perfume from its chalice steals. I know but the caged bird field. The last very says and i know why the caged bird sings on me when its wings a bruised and its bosom sore. It beats its bars and would be free. It's not a carol of joy or glee but a prayer that is sins from his heart deep core but a song that it sends up to heaven it flame. That's why the aids very wise. I get it we began with. I know why the caged bird sings and we end with the last verse last line. A song flung up to heaven. You are smart deep deep this up your heart. Each new our hose new chances for new beginning do not be wedded. Forever to fear yoked eternally to brutishness. The horizon leans forward offering you space to place new steps of chain here on the pulse of this fine day. You may have the courage to look up and out and upon me the rock the river the tree your country no less to midas than the mendicant no less to you now than the mastodons in here on the pulse of this new day. You may have the grace to look up an hour and into your sister's eyes and then to your brothers face your country and say simply very simply with hope. good morning. That.
A Conversation With Dr. Maya Angelou
"With the release of her book. A song long up to heaven a song. I like to do at a song long enough to have enough. I said many times. Maya has been one of my greatest teachers. I am so blessed to have her in my life. She is the one. I often look to for strength for wisdom for comfort and courage and also just to talk you know everytime we on the we're not talking about courage and with sometimes we just laugh a lot anyway. The sheer power of her words and insights have moved and inspired me. And i know millions of you. Maya says at a song flung up to heaven is the sixth and final in the series of books about her remarkable life which she began with. I know why cage heard sing the first book of dr angelo's bestselling autobiographical series was. I know why the caged bird sings. It made her literary star. Stayed on the new york times bestseller lists for two years. It is brutally honest account of her painful childhood and how she rose above being raped by her mother's boyfriend when she was just eight. And the six years of self-imposed silence follows next. She wrote gathered together in my name about her struggle to make ends meet as a single mother at age. Sixteen working as a cook. a dancer. a madam even a prostitute next in singing and swinging getting married like christmas. Maya takes on her journey into show business touring europe as a singer and dancer walnut phone informative and millions read the heart of a woman. Were maya takes us through one of the most fascinating periods of her life from her debut at the apollo theater to her first meeting with malcolm x. to the joys and challenges of raising a teenage son then in all god's children need traveling shoes she follows her heart to africa in search of her roots where she teaches at the university of ghana and works as a journalist alongside malcolm x. world now poet author actress activist. Dr maya angelou has risen to greatness time and time again is more phenomenal phenomenal phenomenal woman than ever. Please welcome my dear friend. Dr maya angelou do want to talk about something. Other than and wisdom shrink in hope. What is seventy four wheel like. It's so wonderful. It is so good. I thought the fifties were hunt. Until i reach the sixty the sixties out there. They're out there who. Then when i reached the seventies mount no the seventies you want to reach the seventies. everybody's stay alive reach this because do you feel age you know. This is a society that so puts age and ageing. And we're so concerned about it. Is there a point where you say. Oh yes. I'm now an older woman. No there are some things that have not escaped. Me team has not. Ecstasy has not satisfaction has not disappointment has not fear has not courage has not so there are some things which have not escaped me. So that keeps you young If you start thinking that you know it and nobody can tell you anything. You found the one way and you can tell others faults. It's already over. it's already too late. You have become old at eighteen at twenty five when you think you know everything but when you know a do a lot you've been around a long time and you've paid attention like you so interesting though because people say to me when you call her up and you talk to her. Does she talk like she talks when she's and it is true many times i call them my and like just the other day he says on the morning. I'm sitting in my kitchen table and she just starts a conversation. Let me get a pencil. write this down. She's talking and then she are you there baby go. Yes so tell me. What is this significant of a song flung up heaven It comes from the third verse in the nba by pauline's dunbar. And i'd love to say please. That may i the first. I says i know what the caged bird fields on me when the sun is bright on upland slopes when the wind blows saw through the springing grass and the river. Floats like a sheet glass when the first bird sings and the first bird oaths and the same perfume from its chalice steals. I know but the caged bird field.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations
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How to Give Visitors a Wow! Experience
"Priscilla rice and I'm coming to you from Live Oak recording studio in Berkeley, California, and I'm joined on the phone today by the founder and the chief Visionary officer of BNI. Dr. Ivan misner. Hello, How are you? And where are you this week? I am in addition to many recorded visits all around the world. I am Live this week June for a regional compact. In event, so I'm in Canada this week. That sounds all right. Now also this week I have a guest this is his fifth visit to as a guest to be an iPod cast and his name is Mark Applebaum. Mark has been would be and I for over 15 years. He's been a director consultant for more than five years. He's long and successful chapters in the b&i Utah and North Region Marx married to his amazing life. He says Tiffany for almost twenty years with two children Ryan and Tom Jenna and one of the things that Mark loves to do is to teach chapter members how to give visitors a wow experience. I can't think of anything better than that. Welcome back Mark mm contest. Thank you so much. I've it's great to be back. What's good to have you here? And you want to start by talking about making visitors female wanted so the floors your home. Well, thank you, you know a little background of where my y about this topic came up his growing up. I grew up back east in New York and my dad owned a pet store or at the time when I was growing up and I worked for my dad for many years and my dad was the world to me and he struggled a lot financially. So if a customer ever left his store, but happy it really affects his livelihood. So I was did my best to if a customer wasn't having a positive experience at least have them leads as happy as possible and you know in vni every visitor is not only a potential customer to be an eye, but it's a potential customer for ourselves. It's a their potential referral partners for ourselves more could lead us to potential customers or referral Partners. So how we treat our visitors. It's just imperative. So this podcast, you know, if you're a visitor host. It's not just meant for the visitor house out there. It's really meant for every single member to take on the mindset of a visit. Post because we all play a role in that visitor experience and it's in the future success of our chapter know let me just add one thing to you real quick. I know if you know this, but when I started back we didn't have visitor hosts. One of the things I said was that if you invited a visitor you had to be there host and honestly that didn't work as well. So because not everybody's created equal as a host wage and we did create visitor host. But that was my initial concept with b and I was that everybody had to be a host especially the person that invited them and I love the story to share in in givors gained about the visitor you sent to a chapter who ended up going to a different chapter who's the chapter that actually designed to visit our house program. That's either story. So everyone listening think about the region your chapters in and the amount of chapters you have in your region and just here in the Utah North Region. We have fifty three chapters and just in the Salt Lake area we have over 2,000 chapter wage. So depending on what what a visitor does they really in a twenty-mile radius twenty-minute radius. They have a wide variety of of chapters to choose from. So if you if the for the people if you take a moment and think about your chapter and the culture that it has now imagine for a moment every chapter in your region met at the same time the same day in the same location as all the other chapters sure that's not possible. But imagine it was for a moment. Yeah, I would a visitor choose your chapter over all the other ones and you know, it really comes down to what the poet Maya Angelou says best people will forget what you said people will forget what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel. Yes, what a visitor feel welcomed and important. They're more likely to want more of that and yep. That's why we all play a role in that positive experience. Whether you're the visitor host or not your contribution to your chapter and that in your involvement with how the visitor enters the room and Enterprise is in call and and welcoming them really makes such a difference. So a few examples of ideas that members and chapters can take on that could be very beneficial to them. The first is off when the visitor is already registered in BNI connect. The leadership team will receive an email saying so-and-so is registered to to visit on this particular day. Right? Well, the idea would be that the president of the chapter soon after getting that email sends a personal email to that visitor and also on that email they copy on the email other members in the chapter that are complementary to the visitor and then purpose of all that is 1 to let the visitor know how excited they are to meet them to to give them any instructions. They they may need to you know, show up but yep. To really let the visitor know that these other members could be great power Partners together with that visitor and so a great success story. I'd like to share is about three years ago as a director. One of my roles was placing visitors helping visitors find Chapters and I was working with one professional and his business was custom mens clothing and because of his schedule I took it into three different chapters and the third chapter he went to the president at the time Steve level who's the business attorney in the chapter was phenomenal at doing this and so he sent this personal email to this month custom clothing gentleman, and he see see the financial adviser and the family law attorney on on the email who both of them also replied to the custom clothing gentleman saying Thursday, we looks so we look forward to meeting you we too could use help with their own wardrobe and that visitor ended up visiting and a couple of weeks later. He ended wage. Joining and a couple of weeks later. I called them to say to figure out why he picked that chapter over the other two and in his words. He said that that chapter had an unfair Advantage because without one month then, you know connected to the members before they even met them that he wanted to join a group and three years later. He still a member of the group
Interview with Glory Edim
"Her second in policy, which we look forward to hearing more about welcome glory are you having me? Oh thank you so much for joining us in your kicking off our season two of the podcast series. So what a way to start the fall? Oh, this is incredible. I'm glad to be a guest I am a fan of your work. In addition to just enjoying the book itself, I'm a fan of what you've been able to accomplish with well red black girl particularly in the way of used the platform of of a literary network to intentionally highlight narratives that are often ignored or ones that disappear from her collective consciousness as to African descended womanhood, the beauty and diversity of our voices experiences I enjoy speaking to people like yourself and I often wonder how is this person get here? What was their journey like? Why do they do what they do? So you ready to get into it? Yes, I am. Act One call to adventure. As a writer entrepreneur, of course, there are paths that we take and processes that we engage in to get us to where we are today, and sometimes we do that. Emotionally, we have spiritual processes, intellectual ones, and so on. How did you become interested in doing the work you do today? Well, it was a long and Berry unexpected journey and I think it really started for me at Howard University by alumni really supported me feel seen in loves and space where black women aren't always valued our university boosted lifted me up. So it was there that I countered Zora Neil hurston and Tony Morrison and my Angelo, all incredible authors that allowed me to see myself more clear in allowed needs to really start to think about who I wasn't the world in the work that I wanted to do, and originally I majored in journalism and I minored in geology and I was always surrounded by just incredible people that motivated me whether it's my professors my best friends I just always had a beautiful reflection to someone saving mealy you can do this and whether it was reading pursuing journalism, I, always find courage is supported and I think that's the main takeaway from my spirit's is becoming not. Yet or do serve the festival and so many other names. It's having a support system being passionate and being able to identify what your vision is. Jahns I've been able to say without a doubt that my purpose to really be of service to other black women and help uplift them in a leary space yawns I gained so much joy from that. I didn't know that was what I was going to be doing when I was a freshman in college, but it just organically happened as I started pursuing my career. Network in meeting other people it just services evolved this beautiful way. So years later, we well red black girl but I know that seed was planted on campus our university I, like fat because and maybe this is just my own personal perspective of going to a Pwi a predominantly white institution that it's not to say that you don't have professors that encourage and cultivate you your skills, your interest but I wonder if if it's something about going to an HP, see you that it's like Hashtag black excellence all around and then you. Just really entrenched in that moment of Oh, you dig Tony Morrison to, and it's not like we have one week where we covered Tony Morrison then that's it. No, it's extends like it's like the whole life cycle like I think back when I was a freshman I taught at a school that was called the Maya Angelou Public Charter school and I don't think I could have done that anywhere else but in DC as a student at Howard University and those moments gave me again the sense of purpose of helping. Other children and working in space with other black students and working with black professors just around we twenty four, seven that I didn't have I didn't have a chance to second-guessed took away. Any doubt I had when I was at a randomly whites all as a high school student and then when I graduated I, just have the sense of I mean in. Regards like entitled to myself were that I felt like I do anything united feels token is any way because I knew
"maya angelou" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Maya love, visiting foreign countries, and while traveling began to learn other languages and write about the places she visited. When the tour was done, she returned home to be with her son and continued working as a dancer. But Maya knew her real love was writing poems and stories. She had many experiences in her life. She wanted to share these. While living in Los Angeles she met a famous. John Oliver killings who read some of her stories and encouraged her to move to New York, so she could share her own stories. In New York joined the Haarlem City Writers Guild where riders met to share their stories and give each other advice. In New York Mile Listen to a speech given by Martin Luther King Junior. He spoke about how people should be treated the same, no matter the color of their skin. My like Martin. Luther King Junior and helped put on shows to raise money for him and his cause, which was called the civil rights movement. They believe that all people should be treated equal and treated the same. They wanted to end segregation. Maya continued to help with the civil rights movement by writing and helping earn money for the cause. She later moved to Egypt to help with civil rights in Africa. There wrote for a newspaper and other famous civil rights leaders like Malcolm, X. Later Maya move back to New York and continued to write and speak about civil rights. They're a famous black author and friend. James Baldwin encouragement to write her life story. This is called an autobiography. When my finished her autobiography in Nineteen Sixty Nine, she gave it the title I know a caged bird sings. She gave it this title because many times in her life. She felt like she was living in a cage. Free to live and act the way she wanted. To Maya, this cage was racism and abuse, but her story was also hopeful like the birds singing because she believed that. Even when someone's life is hard and painful, they can still find joy and happiness. Her book I know i. a Caged Bird Sings was a huge success and soon many knew about Maya Angelo and are incredible life story. Maya continued to write, she wrote a book of Poems and a screenplay for movie. She starred in a musical on Broadway and a TV mini series called roots about the history of slavery in America. She was also married to a French cartoonist and writer. Her son was married and had a child of his own, so he became a grandmother. Meyer wrote more books of poems and travelled and spoke and told her life story to inspire others. Give them hope she read her poems for three of the president's, and in two thousand and ten was awarded the Presidential Medal of freedom. The highest honor a civilian can.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids
"Maya Ngelo was born on April Fourth Nineteen Twenty eight in Saint. Louis Missouri, her full name was marguerite, but her older brother had trouble saying her name, so he started calling her Maya for short. Maya's parents had trouble getting along. And when she was three, they divorced her. Parents thought it would be better for her grandmother to raise them instead, so they sent Maya and her brother on a train to live with their grandmother in Stamps Arkansas. They called their grandma Henderson Mama. Most of the people in stamps were black, and it was a segregated town segregated, means that everyone who was black, attended a different school eight at their own restaurants, and lived in their own neighborhood, Maya's grandmother, and her Uncle Willie own store and stamps, and my brother Bailey lived in a room in the back of the store. Mama loved her grandchildren and took good care of them. She also wanted them to be responsible, so she taught them good manners and made them help at the store. Often, my job was to sweep the floors. Their uncle Willie taught them to read and believe they should have an education. It was at this time. That Maya fell in love with words as she read new books, one of her favorite authors was William. Shakespeare Charles Dickens was another favourite. While living in Stamps Maya's brother Bailey was her best friend. They spend all their time working and playing learning together. They love to run in the woods and had lots of freedom. Bailey always stood up for my when people teased her or said mean things. Mile loved her older brother very much. In Nineteen, thirty five, Maya's father came to stamps to bring them back to the city where he lived saint. Louis Missouri. They weren't used to the city, but we're glad to see their mother again. WHO also lived there Saint Louis had a big library and Maya spent her free time checking out books and reading them there before this time Maya had a safe childhood, but when she was seven, she was hurt by her mother's boyfriend. This horrible experience caused her to stop talking. No one knew what to do. Eventually Maya and Bailey moved back to stamps to be with their grandmother and Uncle Willie again. For five years. Maya didn't speak instead. She spent most time reading and writing..
"maya angelou" Discussed on What It Takes
"I grew up in a town in Arkansas smaller than the exposed part of this stage. And I was small and strange because I stopped talking from the time I was seven and a half until I was serving a have. The CADENCE IS UNMISTAKABLE IT only takes a few words to know when you're listening to the Voice of Maya Angelou. I was known to be weird, but. Black Americans didn't call me weird. At people, seamy in the. Road. My grandmother owned most of the land behind the town. Most the land, the poor whites lived on most of the land. The blacks lived on the only black owned store in the town, and so people had many reasons to be angry with Mama. Since Mama was severe, so people disliked my grandmother. I understand that. They'd see me on the street and say. It's a shame. Since the Hendersons California granddaughter Don Don Mental. Are Shame Sister Hannah Sons California. Granddaughter, you know. So they didn't actually say I was weird, but I was pretty weird and two. I am the that however Mama explained to me all the time system. Mulmino care what these people say about you being Etiebet? Back to being a moron. Mama know when you and the good Lord get ready. Sister you to be a preacher. Used to sit there and think poor, ignorant and Mama. I mean really. I will never speak. What does she mean? Preach Oh what a shame and disappointment! Mama has in store for her. Well. She didn't exactly become a preacher, but her mother was right. Words became her divine instrument, her poems, her memoirs, and her performances, a kind of Benediction my Angelo, who died in two thousand, fourteen was a sage, and officially a national treasure President Obama gave her the two thousand ten presidential medal of freedom when he introduced her, he mentioned that his own sister was named after her, and he said Angelo head risen with unbending determination, and spoken to the conscience of our nation by holding onto her humanity, inspired countless others who have known injustice and misfortune in their own lives. I won't try to say it better than my Angelou herself. Who wrote that history? Despite its wrenching pain cannot. Be On lift. In the face with courage. Need not be lived again. Lift Up. Your eyes upon the day breaking for you. Give birth again to the drink. This is what it takes a podcast about passion, vision and perseverance from the Academy of Achievement on this episode we mind the academy's vast of recordings to bring you my Angelo..
A Short Reading for Self-Reflection With the Work of Maya Angelou.
"Everyone who other week here we go. Last week so busy for me I don't know what it was like for you all, but I want to give a big shout out to the women for sobriety people who put on this incredible gathering last weekend their annual conference and I was lucky enough to participate as one of their keynote speakers as well as sit on a panel and talking about ref- with two friends of mine one very new ginger rather and Veronica Valley it was such a great experience, and if you all haven't yet looked into women for sobriety, I highly suggest it. As I approached what to do for the podcast today. I recognize that I probably need a little bit of a break. A little time to slow down. And I thought I might try what some of my friends have been suggesting in. That is to do a little bit of like. Meditative. Reading for you all. I thought I'd combine it with some of the things that I've been. Doing for myself, and that is reading some poetry and some essays around what we're going through right now as a nation and I'm using that reading time that downtime that introspection time to get closer to my honesty about. My racism how I look at myself how I've looked at the world have looked at others into come closer to that honest relationship with myself so that I can speak honestly with you, and other people and I kept coming back to my Angelou. She has always been a voice in my head, while I shouldn't say always I probably didn't know about her until she. told me about her, but like many of us her soothing tone, her wise words have truly worked their way into the fabric of my life so today. Sit Back, relax. And, I thought I'd two of her most famous poems to you? The first is caged bird. A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the or orange sunrays. And dares to claim the sky, but a bird that stocks down his narrow cage can sell them see through his bars of rage. His wings are clipped. His feet are tied, so he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trail of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant. For the cage bird sings. A freedom. The free thinks of another breeze. And the trade winds soft through the citing trees and the fat worms waiting on the dawn bright lawn. Any names the sky is owned. But a cage bird stands on the grave of dreams. His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream. His wings are clipped and his feet are tied. So he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird sings with a fearful trail of things unknown, but longed for still. And his tune is heard on the distant hill. For the cage bird sings, afrita. The second poem I chose is still I rise I hope I do it justice? I am not a black woman, but I do empathize with the pain that I hear and the strength that I know that comes from this poem. 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 rise. Does my sassine is upset you. Why are you beset with gloom? 'CAUSE, I walk like I've got oil wells pumping in my living. Just like moons, and just like sons with the certainty of tides, just like hopes springing high. Still I rise. Did you want to see me? Broken bowed head and lowered is shoulders falling down like tears drops weakened by my sofa cries. Does. My harness offend you, don't you? Take it awful hard cause. I laugh like I've got gold mines. Digging in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words. You may cut me with your eyes. You may kill me with your hateful nece, but still like air I rise.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Fashion models signs when I started to tell them they think I'm telling lines. I say it's the reach of my arms. The span of my hips, the stride of my step, the curl of my lips ammo woman. Phenomenon. From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia, Romantika. It's July fourth for those of you celebrating Happy Independence Day. Every weekday for a year we're telling the story of different woman from throughout history who you may or may not know about it definitely should. On this national holiday. I'm so excited to celebrate the life of one of America's greets. Today's Dreamer was an American author. Poet Historian Songwriter Playwright Dancer Producer, director, performer, Singer and civil rights activist. She. Really was a phenomenal woman. Let's talk about Maya Angelou. Marguerite Anne Johnson was born in Saint, Louis Missouri in Nineteen Twenty eight. But spent much of childhood with her paternal grandmother in the rural of Stamps Arkansas. At. The age of Seven Marguerite was raped by her mother's boyfriend. Mercury reported the crime and the perpetrator was subsequently murdered. Traumatized margarethen almost completely mute for several years. She later wrote about this period in her first and best known autobiographical book. I know why the caged bird sings. When she was twelve marguerite, and her mother moved across the country to San. Francisco. Marguerite worked in a variety of jobs, including as a cocktail waitress, a prostitute and Madam a cook and a dancer. It was during her time as a dancer that she assumed her better known professional name Maya Angelou. Miami's back across the country to New York City in the late nineteen fifties, and joined the Harlem Writers Guild. Around the same time she also landed a leading role in a US State Department sponsored production of George, Gershwin's opera, porgy and bess. The production toward all over the world hitting twenty two countries in Europe and Africa. My also studied dance with dance legends Martha Graham Pearl Premise. She was heavily involved in the civil rights movement and Nineteen fifty. My became the northern coordinator for the southern Christian Leadership Conference. The Civil Rights Organization at the personal behest of Dr, Martin Luther King Junior. In, one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty one maya. In John Jay's play the blacks before moving to Cairo with a South African dissident whom she was briefly married. In Cairo Maya worked as a reporter at the Arab, observer, she then moved to Ghana and worked at the African Review. Meyer returned to the US in the late nineteen sixties. Her first book I know why the Caged Bird sings was released in nineteen, sixty nine, and it was nominated for a national book award. Maya was extremely busy in the nineteen seventies. Her first collection of poetry entitled just give me a cool drink of water for I die was published in Nineteen, seventy one the following year, Maya became the first African American woman to have a screenplay produced as a feature film for the movie Georgia. Georgia, she also wrote the film soundtrack. Through the rest of the decade to more of Maya's autobiographical books were published. Gathered together in my name and singing and swinging, and getting married like Christmas and her second collection of poetry called, and still I rise was released leaving behind my of terror and you I ran. into a daybreak miraculously clear. Iran. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors game. I am the hope. And the dream of the slave. And so naturally. Maya was also appointed by President Gerald Ford to the bicentennial. Commission and later by President Jimmy Carter to the Commission for International Woman of the year. My also continued her acting career, appealing on stage, and in several TV shows including the iconic miniseries roots. Maya was often referred to as Dr Angelou despite the fact that she had gone to college. Over the course of her life, however, she received more than fifty honorary degrees from some of the world's most prestigious universities. And in nineteen, eighty one, she was given a lifetime appointment as a professor of American studies at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem North Carolina. That same year she also released her third autobiographical book, the heart of a woman. For the next thirty three years. Maya's pace of work continued. She published three more memoirs, two more collections of poetry, a book of Meditations, several children's books, and an anecdote driven book of advice. She also continued to act and became a director. Maya was asked to compose and deliver poems for Bill. Clinton's nineteen. Ninety-three Presidential Inauguration and the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations. She was also commissioned by the US State Department to write the poem, his day is done as an elegy for former South African President Nelson Mandela. In two thousand. Eleven Maya Angelou was awarded the Presidential Medal of freedom by President Barack Obama. Maya died on the morning of May Twenty Eighth Two thousand fourteen in Winston Salem. Despite the fact that she'd been sick and had cancelled scheduled appearances, she was still working on another book at the time. During her memorial service at Wake Forest Maya, son said. Quote. She left this mortal plane with no loss of acuity and no loss comprehension. Maya Angelou's poetry and literature have become part of the great American cannon. Her work explores themes of economic racial and sexual oppression and draws from her incredible personal experiences. Tune in tomorrow for the story of another amazing dreamer. Special. Thanks to lose Kaplan my favorite sister and the amazing brain behind this collection of women. Talk to you tomorrow..
Michaela Haas on Turning Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs
"Michaela. It is so great to have you on untangle today. Thank you so much for being here. Thanks for having me. I've been looking forward to this awesome so I loved your book bouncing forward. Yeah and the subtitle of the book is transforming bad. Breaks into breakthroughs and this just stirred up so much for me because so much of your work is about resilience and forgiveness and use the term post traumatic growth verses post traumatic stress for example. And I really WANNA help our our listeners. Understand why resilience is so important and why some of US fall apart while others of US thrive based on your stories exactly. That's really the question. That has intrigued me for a very very long time. And I as a journalist I meet a lot of people who've been through traumatic experiences and I always wondered why some people were able to deal with it better or heal from it. And even thrive while others fell apart so this question became deeply personal when I got severely ill in my twenties and I was actually bedridden for about eight months and it was pretty scary because the doctors didn't know what was wrong with me and if I would ever get better and I was Nodar Cillian and I did fall apart. So this really sparked the personal part of the journey to see well other people have been through things much worse than what I've experienced. So are there things I can learn to become more resilient? Are there things that I can use to nourish myself when I'm down and the book bouncing forward is really the result of this because I got to speak to? People Admire like Maya Angelou who actually gave the book it's titled. She talks about bouncing forward going. Beyond what the Naysayer said or people like temple grandin the autistic pioneer or a paralyzed surfer called Jesse Bill. Our and I asked them all the same questions. What helped you. How did you make it through? And in the course of this research I came across this amazing new science of Post Traumatic Growth. And of course everybody has heard of post traumatic stress but much to my surprise. I learned today is really a lot of information about how we cannot only heal from traumatic experiences and challenges but even use them to grow and so this is what really fascinates me and this is why I wrote bouncing forward to share this research with anybody who experiences challenges in life and who doesn't right. Doesn't I think you have a statistic in your book that eighty nine percent of US experience at least one traumatic event in our life and with post traumatic growth. Is there sort of a depth of experience or negative experience that you have that makes it almost impossible to come back or in your research? Have you found any differences between how bad experience actually is in how easy or hard it is to come back thing one of the things? I've most surprising is that it is not what happened to us. That determines how severe trauma is I've interviewed a chapter about. My friend Coco Schumann. Who WAS AN AUSCHWITZ? Maya Angelou was abused and raped as an eight year old. So I've come to understand that there is nothing that we cannot heal from now. Of course it doesn't mean that it doesn't leave scars and actually what determines if can heal from a trauma isn't so much what happens to us that how much support we get. How much incharge feel how much control they can take situation? How safe we feel how much we lost in very very much. Our mindset. 'cause. I'm I've been a practicing Buddhist for more than twenty years now and what actually got me into Buddhism was mine counters with Tibetan refugees in Asia. And they had traumatic life stories. They've often witnessed family members being killed or tortured or they've been in prison or they've been tortured and even when some psychologists were surprised to find that only one of nine hundred refugees they interviewed was diagnosed with Ptsd and all the others had found ways through that practice of compassion and meditation and Mindfulness to work through their pain and work through their suffering. And this is where I think the idea of post traumatic growth is so helpful because as soon as we can find any purpose in while we go through then we actually have a much much better chance of healing from it and this is something that no matter what our specific traumas children set. The fundamental question is not if we encounter suffering because we all do but how we work with suffering so that leads to awakening the hard in going beyond the habitual views and actions to perpetuate suffering. So this is really the core. A founding forward. Yeah it's a really. It's a complicated idea. I mean it seems simple on the one hand and complicated on the other because looking back at your story so your bedridden with an undetectable illness at the time for eight months. And you're struggling with that. Is it because you didn't have the tools yet to become more resilient or to accept this as an opportunity I mean? Is there any way to wall? Were inside the opportunity to look at the gift of that without getting too sort of Wu about that because these experiences are horrible. I met a few people who were able to do it on the spot but I think there are rare. Most people need at least a few years or several years too with some distance to look back and see it as a growing experience and I think one of the worst things you can say to somebody who's in the midst of it things like. Oh it's GonNa get better or who knows what it's good for people. Hey these phrases and that's really not what poster medic growth means and actually the only way we can grow as to allow struggle but one thing I can say that helped me and that I think helps anybody who's going through a tough time is mindfulness meditation. Because I think that we have no choice but to learn to stay present and running away as tempting as it is or drinking. The pain away or taking painkillers or whatever particular styles of avoiding it. It just never works. None of these methods works. So mindfulness meditation is now you so widely in the army and businesses in trauma therapy and I founded crucial now. I head already started meditating before I became ill but I had to realize that I was more like a good weather meditators. I use it to make myself feel good and I had to learn to go deeper with that and to stay present even when the going gets tough even when there is physical pain even when there is emotional pain to stay present and rushy Bernie glassman because also In bouncing forward is well if you think about it. We're always in the present moment anyway. We can't be anywhere else. It's just a matter of allowing ourselves to actually be there and be present with whatever happens. Of course it's a practice at work on for the rest of my life. Yeah I think we all will and I think a lot of people who have experienced trauma. Let's say yet in their lies. Don't really understand that. These practices that you cultivate pre trauma are going to be important for anything that you deal with in life. And how do you inspire people to really understand that these practices will be your if you will forgetting through things? Yes obviously you want to practice meditation or other. Resources full resilience. Ideally practice them when the sun is shining so that we have them at our disposal when the going gets tough and one of the things. I find most encouraging. Is that actually in the mindfulness tradition that I trained in we can use happiness and pain to transform ourselves to open a hard to become more compassionate rather than closing down to sharing was really going on. We don't have to wait for trauma to start but it's useful to prepare ourselves because most of us not only experienced one trauma in life but five to six actually and it's not just the war in Iraq that can be traumatic but a divorce can be traumatic and illness can be traumatic surgery. A car crash thinks that happened to pretty much all of us and I think if it was up to me resilience would be taught in schools. Mindfulness Meditation would be taught in schools because kids learn about it if they applied. They grow up so much stronger because resilience is like a muscle if we work at it. If we train in it then we become strong and we become more resilient and the earlier we start or if we have daily practice the more useful it will be to us when we do encounter a severe challenge or
"maya angelou" Discussed on 4 Things with Amy Brown
"Kim. Okay so for this. Last thing I am going to close with a point by Maya Angelou and it's called phenomenal woman. Pretty woman wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model size but when I start to tell them they think I'm telling lies. I say it's in the reach of my arms the span of my hips the stride of my step the curl of my lips. I'm a woman. Phenomenally phenomenal woman. That's me I walk into a room just as cool as you please. And to a man the fellow stand or fall down on their knees then. They swarm around me a hive of honeybees. I say it's the fire my eyes and the flash of my teeth the swing in my waist and the joy my feet. I'm a woman. Phenomenally phenomenal woman. That's me men. Themselves have wondered what they see in me. They try so much but they can't touch my inner mystery when I try to show them. They say they still can't see I say in the Archer my back the son of my smile the right of my breasts the grace of my style. I'm a woman phenomenally phenomenal woman. That's me now. You understand just why my head's not bowed. I don't shout or jump about or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing it ought to make you proud. I say it's in the Click on my heels. The bend of my hair the palm of my hand the need for my care because I'm a woman phenomenally phenomenal woman..
Graham Brown: How To Influence, Engage, And Create Change Through Storytelling
"In my leadership in the exponential era book one of the storytelling techniques. That I teach in workshops and I share it in the book is the three box. Transformation story inspired somewhat by Charles Dickinson Christmas cow. But I want to go into that just now because Christmas is already passed but just know that there are three boxes and this is how you can tell a story. A good example is when I came to Singapore and I moved to Singapore from Japan two years ago. I could have told people what I was doing there. People ask me. What are you doing here? Graham why are you in Singapore? I'm Ron and tell them what my job ause. I told him what I was going to build you see. I told them that. I came to Singapore to build podcast studio and a podcast business and that Saturday after I moved to Singapore. I put the call out linked in and said I'm going to build a podcast. Judea if you WANNA come along and help me build this and up the acoustic tiles and put in the wiring. Setup the microphones Akon pay with anything apart from kindness memories. Good Times a beer. And a whole bunch of people turned up owning youtube people in Singapore at the time but twelve people turned up to help me build the studio. And that's the point. That's the power of story if I said to somebody when they asked me. What are you doing unless said Yeah I do podcasts. It's a missed opportunity. Robin tell people what you do. Tell them what you're going to build. When you tell stories about you business you can break it down like that. Break it down to three boxes past present future. Let's have a look at those. It's very simple. If you want to tell people about you'll business why you hear what you're selling. Break it down into the three boxes. And if you WANNA go deeper into this cycle the exponential leadership book which is free by the way you can go and get a xl dot org. But I give a plug at the end of this podcast anyway. So you don't forget it for now past present future past. Where have you come from? What is the mindset that brought you here and what is the mindset? Also that holds people back present. What is the shape of the business that you all today and future? What is the shape of the business that you want to become now? You may think this may work for for example. The startup she does is a fantastic sales tool for start of but also works with multi billion dollar enterprises a great example of this. I've seen Tony Fernandez. Who is the CEO of Airasia when he talks about the future of the quote Unquote Airline? He doesn't talk about in the context of we're an allied. He uses the equivalent of the three bucks technique which is passed all is the mindset. That's holding his back. Well the mindset. That's holding AirAsia. Back is we're in allied. We sow tickets. We sell seats and yet if they want to grow they can't go on with that mindset they have to change it they have to even sell competitive tickets. They have to sell whole bunch of other different services ancillary services everything from music to food president. What's the shape of the business that we all today was the structure in which we need to innovate well? We're an ally but yet we have this ecosystem of partners we have venture fund that's funding these policies future. What's the shape of the business that we want to become? We doesn't talk about becoming a better airline. He talks about becoming a digital to travel platform. So maybe you hear Tony Fernandez Talk. He tells the story of Airasia. Tudo which is the journey from being an Anna sold tickets to a digital travel platform. Because you know the problem is this is that the future doesn't belong to the airline that flies the most plane but the travel company that solves the most problems unless what it's about storytelling is about sharing the journey of you and your business why you hear and what you're trying to get to and you can use storytelling everywhere. You can use it when you sell when you post on social media. Notice the difference between just telling people is what we do or just telling people were doing this now or telling people we just on this the difference from that to telling story about it you'll engagements on social media will increase significantly unlike. Weiss this podcast. I've shared stories with. I could just have told you that. Storytelling is a powerful tool and here are three things that you need to know. But then it's not about that like Maya Angelou. The author once wrote people. Soon forget what you told them but over? S- remember how you made them feel so that my name's Graham Brown signing of hopefully I gave you some insights into the world of
Oprah Winfrey donates more than $1 million to United Negro College Fund
"Oprah Winfrey shocked attendees at a North Carolina fundraiser yesterday by announcing a donation of more than one million dollars to the United Negro college fund the former talk show host made the surprise announcement at the Charlotte seventy Emmanuel Maya Angelou women who Lee
"maya angelou" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER
"I'll tell you why then on that. We find the bull market no matter where might be hiding and i mentioned the questions you've been sending me on twitter. Stay with kramer. Let me give you a piece of advice. That would've saved me a lot of cash and even more heartache back when i was running money professionally. I didn't know no it. This is some genuine sage investing wisdom from the late great maya angelou when someone shows you who they are dr believed them the first time and i know she wasn't actually talking about publicly traded companies but man if the shoe fits wear it all night i've been trying to the hammer home important bedrock principles investing and this is another essential one when some companies shows you who they are leave them the first time or to put it as bluntly as possible when a c._e._o. Tells you businesses bad. Take their word for it. Don't try to make excuses. Don't bend over backwards finding justification so you can keep owning the stock of a company. That's not delivering just get the heck out at least until the smoke clears and you can better assess the damage the better i do for my child will toss. It's because is this rule the worst i do well. You know what i'm talking about. Let me read you the rest of the maya angelou quote because there's another really valuable insight in here. She continues people know themselves much better than you do. That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are. Same thing holds true in the corporate world accompanies executives companies is are almost always going to know the business better than you will unless to being ridiculously negligent they have accessed information you do. They.
Britain plans for opt-out organ donation scheme to save lives
"Interview with the observer. He says, labor must accept in full, oh, widely used definition of antisemitism, his all political correspondent, Leyla nephew, Tom Watson warns that labor risks disappearing into a vortex of eternal shame and embarrassment unless it ends the row of anti semitism. He all keys. The party's code of conduct should be changed to include all examples of antisemitic behavior outlined in an internationally recognized definition, Jeremy Corbyn maintains. They are captured. In essence, in the code and consultation over the guidelines has reopened. Tom Watson also calls for disciplinary cases against to labor MP's had clashed with the party leadership over the issue to be dropped. The international trade secretary. Liam Fox has said he no thinks it's more likely than not that Britain will leave the without a deal next March. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Mr Fox accused the European Commission of being so intransigent that the odds of that being no Brexit deal. When I sixty forty. The equality and human, rights watchdog has written, to the, NHL in England saying it must offer fertility services to men and women who identify as transgender it suggests the current policy discriminates. Against transpeople and. An offer should be made before patients start switching to a new gender the health service has the policy is decided, by ministers chichi. Is under reports. The equality, and human rights commission said transpeople should not be forced. To choose between changing gender and starting their own family and should be given the chance to freeze eggs spam is asking the. Health service to reflect. On the impact of what it calls outdated policies this letter is the first step towards judicial review proceedings and the move. Has been welcomed by transgender rights groups, who say could benefit some of the four and a half pounds and people refer to gender identity services. In England each year Thousands of people were reportedly stranded in Brighton. Overnight after chaotic scenes at the main railway station huge numbers of people had traveled to the. City yesterday for the pride event and a Britney Spears. Concert a spokesman for the train operating company go via Thameslink said, the police had asked for the railway station to be, closed and services suspended to help them deal with the crowds The government contract to soco is suspending moves to. Evict immigrants who've been refused asylum in the UK campaign is, have been demonstrating against the plans which they argued could see more than three hundred people evicted from homes in Glasgow The government is publishing his plans to change. The organ, donation system in England from spring twenty twenty, everyone will be assumed to have agreed to having. Their organs used in transplant surgery unless they opt out. Ministers say up. To. Seven hundred more lives year could be saved Carol Jordan's daughter Haley signed up to donate her organs three years before she suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage she says that decision made her loss easier to bear I didn't have no Attention we will tally today. To said goodbye not just kissed her not to say. This guy's ice sailing Three men remained in custody after a body was discovered in a field near stoke by police searching for a missing midwife among them is. A thirty two year old man who had been released on bail who's. Been rearrested on suspicion of murder. The Twenty-eight grilled Samantha Eastwood was last seen more than a week ago. Russia has appointed the Hollywood actor Steven Seagal as a special envoy to improve ties with the United States the action films. Dot was granted Russian citizenship two years. Ago and has praised President Putin as a great world leader BBC news in our quest. For happiness through keeping pigs not Neil old jazz but Martha Roberts in Abergavenny on your farm is at six thirty I was seventeen years old with the son of two months. And I needed a job continuing dramatization of the early life of Maya Angelou I'm going to. Join the army trying, to survive in postwar America California labor school. Is on the house on American activities. Lists only studied dance and drama there when I was fourteen it's a communist organization and you know it Maya Angelou, gathered together in, my, name I was a woman had a child misbehaves abilities and, no real profession this, Monday to Friday morning at ten forty five on BBC radio four Now it's time. For something understood and this week the birth of her nephew prompts the musician January Harrison to explore how physical, activity, can lead to, spiritual, insight Can't promise A few months ago on a snowy night, in suburban.
"maya angelou" Discussed on Pick the Brain
"Well, Aaron, There are so many lessons in those Poland's. They're pretty incredible, aren't they? When you At first I listened to her. I hear her words. I on it. They're so powerful. I almost I'm like, God, she's so much wiser than me. And then I gotta remember that if I said that to her, she would probably say something genius in say, no, it's We're all have the same wisdom and who don't you're not lower, We're all equal. And so it. And so I try and pull myself backup. But man, it's unbelievable. You know, it's funny. She's got so many things that just resonates so deeply with me. But one of my favorite quotes of all time and not just my favorite Maya Angelou quote, but one of my favorite quotes of all time that I refer to a weekly is the sentiment I've learned. The people will forget what you said. People were forget what you did. The people will never forget how you made them feel. And I think that is such such an unbelievable way to live life. Just remembering that, you know, try and make people feel good because that's what really counts. And so it's a great thing to remember to 100 percent true. And I know our listeners enjoyed hearing that and are going to remember her words because of the way that you know the way that Maya made them feel. And we wanted to end today's show. Show with one of my is most famous poems because I think it's just icing on the cake is so we're going to wrap up a little early, and then we're going to lead right in her poem Until next time. I'm Jerry Fisher and I man Faulker reminding you to keep moving, keep thinking and keep growing. Now, here's Maya Angelou performing Still I rise. I really Thank you, And I would remind you of a wonderful African Fay, which is the troubled thought the theme is not how to steal the chiefs bugle. But where to blow away. The youth use which face us all on, not just how to survive. Obviously, we are doing that somehow, but really how to thrive. Really. Thrive with some passion, some compassion, Some humor. Anthems Die. This poem is called and still Iraq. Now, every person in this auditorium, his gone to sleep one night, I'm never gone to bed when nighttime other with FIA of pain loss on terror. I'm happy myth grief. Insecurity and yet each of us has awaken A riven seem another human being and said, morning, How are ya? Fine, Thank you. No, wherever bet a by where it's been the kneecap been of the elbow or between the teeth wherever that is live there. We will find mogul, not nobility. I think that's a compass word. But the nobleness of the human spirit that we. You may ranked me down in history with your bitter twisted line. You may tribe me in the very dirt, but still like dust Al-Iraq. That's my in this upset you. Why are you beset with gloom? This Kazak walk Have oil wells pumping in my living room. Like moons and life Son's with the certainty of 10 hides just like hopes bringing high Still land. Did you want to see me broken vowed here than lowered eyes sold is falling down like here grounds, weakened virus hold who crime. Does my fairness? Upset too. Take it will hard land as if I have gold mine digging in my own bag. You can shoot me with your words, you can cut me with your line. You can kill me with your hateful mess, but just like life Iran. Does my sex known as the thin you. Visit come as a surprise. That ad Dane. As if I have diamonds at the meeting of my time. Out of history, same my rhyme up from a pastor, rooted in pain, Iran, a black ocean leaping. And why. Well, Ling and swelling and bearing in the town, leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I ran into a Daybreak miraculously clear IRA, bringing the gifts that my ancestors gay, I am the hole And the dream of the SME and.