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Maya Angelou and the Prince – by Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Maya Angelou and the Prince!

By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

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Maya Angelou

I barely lifted my head as she knocked on my door. After ten years as a teacher in New York I knew the drill rather well. The Guidance Counselor would come into my room, introduce the student and wish me a wonderful year. But this time it was different. It was the last day of the semester and six weeks of  summer school would begin in two days.

“This is Prince. He is in the eighth grade, you will have an interesting summer,”
Ms. Schulman said  and left quickly. Prince was tall and muscular with rounded shoulders and he had the habit of hitting the insides of both hands as if he were in a boxing ring.
As I was leaving the school I ran into Ms.Schulman. She looked at me and smiled. “You will find that Prince is special, really special. Continue reading

Maya Angelou – The ‘Phenomenal Woman’ With Trinidadian Roots

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Dr. Maya Angelou

By News Americas Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. May 29, 2014: Many knew her as the poet extraordinaire who gave the world the classic ‘Phenomenal Woman.’ But few knew the roots that had nurtured that voice stretched to the West Indian island of Trinidad & Tobago.

Yesterday that voice was lost to the world forever, as renown author and poet Dr. Maya Angely67ou, joined the ancestors at the age of 86.

Angelou had been suffering from heart problems in recent years. She passed away at her North Carolina home in Winston-Salem, Angelou’s family said in a statement on Wednesday.

Angelou, then Marguerite Johnson, was the second child born to Vivian (Baxter) Johnson, a Trinidadian American nurse, whose father and grandfather had both migrated to the U.S. from Trinidad & Tobago on a banana boat and jumped off in Tampa, Florida. Continue reading