March 11th, 2015 by HarlemMom
President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou...

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)














All great achievements require time.
~ Maya Angelou

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June 9th, 2014 by HarlemMom

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“The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.”

~ Maya Angelou

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May 28th, 2014 by harlemhouse

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Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, said her literary agent, Helen Brann.

The 86-year-old was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist.  In 2010, President Barack Obama named her the recipient of the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

One of Angelou’s most praised books was “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
(read more) Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86

*Fellow Harlemite and friend Norman, writes on his Facebook “There are people that you think will live forever and #mayaangelou is one of them.”

*Another Anne B. writes “I loved her books so much.  I remember first reading them in the 1970s.  She was a favorite of mine and she meant so much to me.”

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August 16th, 2013 by harlemhouse

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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

– Maya Angelou 

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March 6th, 2013 by harlemhouse
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I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
– Maya Angelou 

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February 9th, 2012 by harlemhouse

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
– Maya Angelou

“Nothing will work unless you do.”
– Maya Angelou

“If you don’t like something, change it.  If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
– Maya Angelou


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July 9th, 2011 by HarlemGuy

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One of the other great lessons I learned taught to me by my friend and mentor, Maya Angelou and if you can get this, you can save yourself a lot of time.   Remember this because this will happen many times in your life:  When people show you who they are, believe them, the first time. Not the 29th time! That is particularly good when it comes to Read more of this article »

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May 29th, 2011 by harlemhouse

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”
— Maya Angelou

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October 18th, 2008 by HarlemGuy

“For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact.  It is a historical truth.  No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”

~Maya Angelou

“Give people light and they will find a way”
– Ella Baker, 1944 Ella Baker was a Black community organizer and social activist.

“If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started.”
-Marcus Garvey

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”
-Malcolm X

“There is not a liberal America and a conservative America – there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America – there’s the United States of America.”
-Barack Obama

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
-Barack Obama

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’ve always said to my men friends, If you really care for me, darling, you will give me territory. Give me land, give me land.”
-Eartha Kit

“I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.”
-Malcom X

“At this defining moment, change has come to America”

-President elect Barack Obama

“This victory belongs to you.”

-President elect Barack Obama

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”

-Frederick Douglass

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”

-Frederick Douglass

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