R.I.P. Dr. Maya Angelou

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Phenomenal Woman.

World renowned author and humanitarian Dr. Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson), passed away today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86. So far, no cause of death has been reported.

In hip-hop circles, Dr. Angelou was best known for acting alongside 2Pac in Poetic Justice. Three years ago, she opened up Common’s The Dreamer/Believer. In her final message, she tweeted this prophetic note last Friday.

 

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  • DJCognac

    saddened by this news. rest in peace you phenomenal beautiful black woman.

  • M.A.T.

    I wouldn’t say that she’s best known for Poetic Justice… Maybe that’s how you know who she is B. Dot.

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings???

    • OKKK

      Right?

      But in B. Dot’s defense he said “in hip hop circles”

      Im willing to bet money fans of the Drill scene and waka fans in general have HEARD of Maya Angelou but couldn’t tell you one poem.

      ( now watch someone comment saying ” i like __________” before reciting a maya angelou poem copy and pasted.)

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      reading is fundamental

    • http://tinyurl.com/3d3btuy Belize

      well that’s how I know her…i didnt read anything from her other than quotes. Ignorant of me? Very much so, but the Pac thing is what started any interest of her work to me personally. Im sure many other ppl did as well. But congrats to you on reading her stuff off top. seriously, not many ppl, esp “hood” ppl do

  • Buster Cherry

    Never forget Jamie Foxx saying on his show like the funk in Missy Elliot’s pants “I rise” funny line parodying the still I rise poem, Maya Angelou is a legend and people need to check out her work if they haven’t already, strong black woman and well respected. R.I.P

  • Kay-R

    ‘Bout muthafucking time!

    • Abe6772

      nice

  • Abe6772

    I did so many papers in college based on your work, RIP

  • MannyThoughts

    Rest in peace, good doctor.

  • http://tinyurl.com/3d3btuy Belize

    I have no idea why other than her strength and her dialogue with Pac…but i shed a tear for her today. Rest in peace doc