Maya Angelou

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 05/30/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios:  1. Francisco: “El celibato no es un dogma”: El papa Francisco abrió la posibilidad de que la Iglesia católica pudiera algún día permitir que los sacerdotes se casen. “El celibato no es un dogma. Es una regla de vida que yo aprecio mucho y pienso que es un regalo para la Iglesia. Pero ya que no es un dogma, la puerta …

Maya Angelou: Memoirist, Poet and Much More

Posted on 05/28/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIn 1969, at the age of 41, Maya Angelou, who died on May 28 at age 86 in Winston-Salem, N.C., published I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It was a memoir of her childhood and adolescent odyssey from Arkansas to California, during which she survived a cascade of traumatic events, including being raped by her mother’s boyfriend at age seven and overcoming prejudice to become, at age 16, San Francisco’s first black streetcar conductor. It was the first autobiography by an …

Now Read This!: Maya & Lady & Maya

Posted on 05/9/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentMidrash, or the rabbinical interpretation of Old Testament writings, repeats certain phrases and scenes as a way to help the devout learn sacred texts. The technique may help explain why Maya Angelou seems to be repeating herself throughout her new memoir, Mom & Me & Mom. Before you unleash your outraged cries, I mean to say only that we’ve met these Moms before: One is Angelou’s fascinating and complicated mother, Vivian “Lady” Baxter, a figure well known to readers of her searing …

Reflecting on MLK Day: Learn to Love Those All Around You, Without Prejudice

Posted on 01/16/2012 by |Volunteering | Comments

Your Life“Now, I say to you today my friend, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this Nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” This quote, I’m sure, is familiar to all of you. If not, then …