Reblog: Maya Angelou becomes first black woman to appear on US coin

Had to share this:

Afrique Beat News

African-American poet, author, actress and activist Maya Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the American quarter, in a new version of the coin unveiled by the US Mint yesterday, the 10th of January 2022.

Angelou was born on the 4th of April in 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. She had a very tough childhood. Her parents divorced when she was very young, became a mother at 16, yet she went on to become an icon.

Maya Angelou

Angelou performed at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration, becoming the first black woman to write and perform a poem at a presidential inauguration

Maya, author of the acclaimed 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Singswill also be the first figure commemorated through the American Women Quarters Program, which was signed into law in January 2021.

She received several honorary degrees and wrote over 30 bestselling works. In…

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Choices

If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.

Tony Benn

Skid Row

There’s no petrol in Salisbury!

Mrs Bump went out today (fortunately, she filled up only last Thursday, and our eco car takes > 1 month to drink a tank of fuel). She happened to notice that every petrol station in our village, along the route to Salisbury, and everything she saw in Salisbury itself, was showing “empty”.

Did somebody mention Revelation?

Fortunately, cheesecake had not run out.

Reblog: Promemoria

From one of my Italian friends.

The translation is “Memorandum: women are beautiful when they are happy, not when they are thin”.

If you choose to “like” this, please show your support on their original post, not on this repost.

Centoquarantadue

Le donne sono belle quando sono felici, non quando sono magre

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Who Won the Week (11 July 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week posts, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

I posted once on this story, so it feels appropriate to post again, to give international readers a sense of closure.

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Who Won the Week (27 June 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

Did any of you guys ever hear of a chap called Dominic Cummings?

Okay, this one is a no-brainer if you’re in the UK, but I’m guessing our internal politics is of little interest if you’re not.

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Who Won the Week (13 June 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

No winner this week, I’m afraid, but I did come across a story I wished to share. It’s about a survey released Thursday by one of the education agencies here in the UK.

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Who Won the Week (6 June 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

I’m going to take you back more than thirty years this week. Start there, anyhow. To Yorkshire, in the UK. A soccer event at a stadium called Hillsborough in Sheffield. This story begins in 1989, in the days before everybody sat down at soccer games. So, there were large areas of the stadium where people stood up to watch the match.

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