Happy 85th Birthday Dr. Maya Angelou!
“We owe the truth, not just the facts. I’m celebrating my 84th year on this planet. I’ve seen many things. I’ve learned many things. I’ve certainly been exposed to many things and I’ve learned something: I owe it to you, to tell you.” Maya Angelou
Picture: Maya Angelou, 1990 commencement speaker (NCSU)
The “blaxploitation” films of the early seventies were not black films. They had nothing to do with being black for the most part, they looked inside the black community, found the lowest elements and emboldened them. Distorted them! The result of that distortion has been a confirmation in the minds of most whites that our people are thugs and exploiters — loveless, lustful and shallow as hell. - Maya Angelou
“It’s the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth
The swing in my waist
And the joy in my feet”