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MAYA ANGELOU (Poem) – Still I Rise

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

NEW!! Full Video: Rihanna reveals to Oprah her life without the lights and how she overcame her deepest fears

Oprah sits with Rihanna on Oprah’s Next Chapter, OWN Tv. She visits Rih Rih’s island home in Barbados, and I just love that huge surprise at the end;)

This seriously moved me to tears…check out the very touching and inspirational interview:

(FULL VIDEO) Oprah's Next Chapter: Rihanna |… by Ashley_Miller_3

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NEW!! Pics: Jamaica’s Pulse Supermodel Jaunel McKenzie poses for O, The Oprah Magazine

(via Pulse FB page)

by Natalie Monique

I recently bumped into an article, via the May 2012 issue of one of my favorite magazines and motivator, Oprah:), and was happy to see the face of one of Jamaica’s own quite boldly imprinted:)

Pulse model, Jamaican-born Jaunel Mckenzie continues to do her thing, taking the world of Fashion by storm worldwide, gracing various coveted editorials, prestigious runways and huge endorsements such as Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hillfiger, H&M, Bergdorf Goodman to name a few, countless…

Now….O, The Oprah Magazine? Amaaazing!!

(Via Oprah.com)

Dont forget to look out for this May Issue of O, with one of the Caribbean’s sisters representing…Taking the Caribbean to the world baby!!!!