RIP Maya Angelou

maya-angelou-631.jpg__800x600_q85_cropone of my favorite quotes from dr. maya angelou is:

“the first time someone shows you who they are,
believe them.”

when i first heard it,
i was completely blown away.
it has stuck with me for years.
having several “a-ha” moments about people i needed to get rid of.
well maya angelou passed away today.
she was 86.
i was immediately saddened when i heard the news at work.
she was an inspiration to all and her light will surely be missed.
may she RIP.
her work on this earth will never be forgotten.
here is her final tweet:

Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 6.30.02 PM( read more quotes from her twitter here )

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( x watch maya discuss my favorite quote with oprah )

Author: jamari fox

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13 thoughts on “RIP Maya Angelou

  1. Another quote of her’s that I love is “When you know better, you do better.” Wow, so true!! RIP Maya Angelou.

  2. I was saddened when I learned the news. I couldn’t stop crying. As we would say in my culture, a mighty tree has fallen. God bless her soul because she was and remains a blessing to so many others.

    1. ^i had to stop myself from crying at my desk thinker.
      i was actually really sad about this one.
      here is another great by her.
      how could i forget “still i rise”.
      love love love this poem!
      thanks to beyonce for putting it up on her instagram:

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  3. I was absolutely shocked when I heard the news! May she forever rest in peace. Our elders are leaving us….

  4. RIP…

    No shade, for the longest I thought she was Oprah’s mom. When I learned about Oprah’s mom and how she used to treat her, I bet Oprah wishes Maya was her mother.

  5. Maya was a giant amongst men. She has inspired a lot of people with her writing, her activism and the like and she would surely be missed. RIP Maya.

  6. Laawd i love this woman so much. Go on home angel. I know she flying in heaven because she surely soared while she was here.

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