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May 28, 2014

A psychologist explains that which shaped Maya Angelou

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In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins and Dr. Monikah Ogando discuss the life of Maya Angelou.  Angelou died recently, but left a major imprint on our society.   Angelou spoke six languages, had 30 honorary degrees, and had written books that were must-reads for the entire black community and beyond. Dr. Monikah Ogando, a psychologist with two PhDs herself, speaks with Dr Boyce Watkins and Angelou’s legacy and what she…

The 9 Words That Changed Dr. Maya Angelou’s Life Forever – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network

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Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928  in St. Louis, Missouri.  After her parents divorce at the age of three, she went to live in Stamps, Arkansas with her grandmother.  There she grew up under Jim Crow laws that legally enforced racial discrimination. She was given the nickname Maya by her brother who had a stutter and could not pronounce her name.  He called her My…

Iyanla Calls Black Women Out For Being Reckless!

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Iyanla Vanzant is a widely recognized spiritual teacher, author, and inspirational speaker.  She is most known for her self help books, talk show, and frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.  Vanzant was born in Brooklyn, New York, and her given name was Rhonda Eva Harris.  She changed her name to Iyanla after being initiated as a Yoruba priestess. Vanzant’s story is one that hits home for a number of…

50 Cent Gets Laughed Off Mets Pitcher’s Mound After Weak Throw

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Rapper 50 Cent spends much of his time online mocking everyone from Floyd Mayeather to Jay-Z, but it looks like some folks who have been the bυtt of Fiddy’s jokes are about to get some payback. The rapper threw what has been called the worst pitch ever on Tuesday night prior to a Mets game. It wasn’t just a weak throw but it was also laughably off target, veering a…