I loooove that MJB sampled this! #classic

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We shoulda heard more about her in 2009; her stuff is good.

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This is a wonderful CD! Classics with a Brazilian flair nice!

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A customer came by and asked for this CD; we didn’t have it, but I took it down so I could listen. I haven’t finished listening to it, but so far it’s GOOOOOOOOOD!

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Simply beautiful!

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This is beautiful album; it gives me Musiq Soulchild and Raphael Saadiq vibes. I also feel a subtle Anthony Hamilton. The song LiquidLOVE is on the Music Matters, Vol. 1 CD, too!

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OH MY GOD IM OVER HERE CRYING! 😂

This is why I grow weary of law enforcement forbidding people, but youth in particular, to record camera phone footage.

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defjamblr:

Common’s New Album, “Nobody’s Smiling” Available On iTunes & Amazon Now!

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iNobodysSmilingDlx

Amazon: http://geni.us/aNobodysSmilingDlx

This is pretty chill album; one of the songs (“Dontcha”) is featured on the Music Matters, Vol. 1 CD, which is also a good one!

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This CD is a good one! “Open Your Eyes” is one of the many good tracks on here as well as “We Loved It” feat. Seal (thought it really just should’ve been a Seal song!)

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This is a pretty good cover…the whole CD is actually good!

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Maya Angelou lived a full life we can all learn from

When I first heard the news of Maya Angelou’s passing, I was taken aback. Days before, it was noted on Angelou’s Facebook page a “medical emergency” caused her to miss the Major League Baseball Civil Rights Game ceremony in which she was an honoree. It hadn’t entered my mind that she may have been gravely ill as, in Mother Angelou’s spirited fashion, she ended her post with “I am each day better.”

See, even in a time of what may have been illness, she simply rejoiced in living, as it was a lifelong event for her despite her trials. It is with this reasoning that I couldn’t continue to weep for Dr. Angelou, but find comfort in knowing she’s truly lived her life to the fullest only to get what she’s been destined and WANTED to do in the end: meet her maker.

How gleeful is that?! I’m happy for her because being the praying woman that she is, she’s resting with God and her mother and grandmother. For that I can only rejoice with her, while reflecting on the full life she’s had.

In the days following her death, like I do with many public figures, I viewed specials, watched interviews to get to know her better. And what I learned is even in her 80s, Dr. Angelou as a teacher who has learned, was still learning. While admitting her strengths (she acknowledged her intelligence in varying aspects of life in a Super Soul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey), she in the same breath fearlessly admits her weaknesses: she doesn’t know everything - though she may not consider lacking in all areas a weakness, but an opportunity for growth.

As I watched the interviews and specials that aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, one thing that stood out to me was Dr. Angelou’s consistency. Her thoughts on courage (it’s going to take baby steps, but we can get there), education (when you learn, teach) and prayer remained linear, not even varying in verbiage. Maya Angelou, a lover of words, or “things” as she called them, was indeed a woman of her word.

But perhaps what’s most comforting in examining Maya Angelou’s life is she hasn’t sought to emulate anyone, maybe study the examples set before her and heed mother and grandmother’s, but she set out to be the best MAYA ANGELOU that MAYA ANGELOU could be. Her outlook on self-love promotion is perhaps the best lesson anyone could learn from her.

Angelou’s funeral is May 7 at 10 a.m. at Wake Forest University. While seating is limited to family and friends, the university will stream the service for the public.

I feel like this A LOT of the time….

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I feel like this A LOT of the times….

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Y’all she is very underrated! I’ve been following Teedra for a while and she’s good!

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