Stop The Violence: Maya Angelou Speaks Out Against Teen Murders

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Hip Hop Wired, News, Stop the Violence

In the wake of a sickening rash of shootings, Maya Angelou took to the stage to talk some sense into these young people who are killing each other in Chi-Town and other cities across the country. Continue.

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  • Marquis de Sade

    (Sigh) She was more interestin’ when she was runnin’ her HOE house…Now not so much. No one wants to be lectured to by a sanctimonius former prostitute. It’s annoyin’.

  • Old School

    @Marquis de Sade- You are annoying!

  • Marquis de Sade

    “Old School
    3/27/10, 17:53:pm

    @Marquis de Sade- You are annoying!”
    😆 Spoken/typed like your typical Color Purple-worshippin’ pickaninny.

  • http://www,facebook.com/ladysteele013 ladysteele

    @mimi, sorry for ur loss and it is getting out of hand, i lost my 18 yr old bro last yr on mothers day due to gun violence, something has to give! R.I.P Frank D. Jones 03/01/91-05/10/09

  • REPOSITORY

    this woman is “UGLY” as hell, fantasia will look like this when she ages.

  • Me

    Jay-Z and other top hip-hop artists that a lot of these kids look up to, should come out and say something. Remember “Self-Destruction”? They’re not going to listen to this woman.

  • White Women Rule

    @Marquis de Sade

    What do you have to offer other than a unimaginative drag name and dim wit? Darling you haven’t lived long enough to have a useful opinion let alone voice it. Please respect your elders. This is why your community is in such a state of disarray.

  • White Women Rule

    @REPOSITORY

    Again we have such blatant disrespect! Dear would you like it if someone told your mother that she’s about as attractive as afterbirth? I’m sure you wouldn’t. The level of respect you people lack when it comes to your elders is an indication as to why you simply do not succeed in life.

  • daisy

    @marquis
    u R RIGHT ABOUT HER LEADING A BAD LIFE BEFORE SHE WENT STRAIGHT. SOME PEOPLE CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH, BUT THE TRUTH SHOULD BE KNOWN. THANKS FOR TELLING IT. I READ HER AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND MANY OF HER BOOKS.

  • 614grind

    @Marquis de Sade – what could your problem with Maya Angelou possibly be? And what could your objection to her coments on THIS subject possibly be????

  • emmettmays85

    mimi79im sorry to hear about yo lost i lost many friends too and i lost two friend to murder in the last two months its gettin to the point i cant cry no more like im a professional mourner

  • GET REAL

    This is the 1st souless generation. The one parent is not connected to the church at all. Mama & grandma are out in the streets competing over the same man while the kids are raising themselves in the street. The boys are growing up with no respect for women because mama & grandma are immitations of Neffie & Frankie.

  • Me

    @ GET REAL

    —–

    Souless generation with souless music.

  • White Women Rule

    @daisy

    I’m sorry dear I didn’t get an invitation to your march on anything even remotely related to saving your black children. What has YOUR generation domne to further the advancement of your people? If it’s what your doing now, then that would be absolutely nothing. Your elders gave their lives so that snot nosed little nobody’s like you and that Marquis de Sade (again a horrible made up name of a low budget drag queen)could sit back and complain. Darling until you’ve contributed anything to your people other that the feces coming from your mouth, please spare us with your “Old Negro” talk. At least she’s lived life. At the rate your generation is going, you’ll soon be on the endangered race list.

  • White Women Rule

    And Daisy dear, what on earth is stopping you from calling any of the orgainizations you’ve mentioned? I’m sorry dear, it appears the foot of foolishness is stuck in your mouth, say again please?

  • Marquis de Sade

    “614grind
    3/27/10, 19:29:pm

    @Marquis de Sade – what could your problem with Maya Angelou possibly be? And what could your objection to her coments on THIS subject possibly be????”

    Black on black crime has been goin’ on for well over 25 years now. She’s actin’ as if it’s some new anomaly. She should’ve jumped on that anti-gang pulpit along time ago. Why now?

  • Marquis de Sade

    White Women Rule
    😆 My, haven’t we been drinkin’ our own p.i.s.s.? Look at you, gettin’ all pugnacious n’ shyt. Actin’ like you all enlightened and morally superior on a gossip blog, e-thuggin’ with your supercilious self. Rant on, b*tch, rant on!

  • mimi79

    @ Theorius and emmettmays
    Thanks you both so much. Please keep my family in your prayers.

  • daisy

    @white women rule
    I DON’T KNOW WHO YOU THINK I AM, BUT U R DEAD WRONG. I HAVE DONE PLENTY, INCLUDE RAISE A PROFESSIONAL BLACK MAN WHO IS DOING REAL WELL, AND GIVING TO ORGANIZATIONS BY WAYS OF MONEY MONEY MONEY, AND NOT SOME DAMN LIP SERVICE, LIKE THIS OLD WITCH IS DOING. IF I HAD THE CIVIL RIGHTS MONEY DROPPED INTO HER LAP BLACK BOYS WOULD HAVE A SCHOOL. BELIEVE THAT BISH.

    I CARED FOR A FOSTER CHILD AND RESCUED HER FROM THE GHETTO.

    THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE THINGS I HAVE DONE.

  • ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS

    if she really cared about black boys she would be DOING and NOT TALKING

  • BritChick

    Here in England we have this problem too. Just this week a 15 year old was stabbed in a London train station, set upon by a gang of about 15-20 youths – ALL IN SCHOOL UNIFORM.

    Something really is going wrong somewhere and its very very scary.

    This is what our Presidents and Prime Ministers should be taking about because without the youth where will our future be?

  • http://nautysgirl@yahoo.com bklynlady

    mimi79
    3/27/10, 17:49:pm

    I am truly sorry for you and your family’s lost sista. “they say” God doesn’t make mistakes however, this just isn’t right! We are losing to many young black men! I don’t know you, but I will say a pray for you and your loved ones. May God give you all the strength to make it thru this troubled time. God bless.

  • http://nautysgirl@yahoo.com bklynlady

    Keep preaching Maya! You Bill Cosby and all alike! PLEASE keep preaching!!!!

  • Kenyon712

    Thank you. Our black president should have given a speech about this a long time ago. He is the most powerful man in the world and anything he says is news all over the world. This issue needs to be brought to the forefront ASAP.

  • motherof3

    I uplift her for doing what she is doing no one is perfect we have all made mistakes or if u have not will in the future crime is getting out of hand and if I can recall this is not her first time standing up for youths and telling them to do better she knows how it is I would want to hear from somene that has been there done that seen many things in her lifetime and made a change for the best we need more black men to step up as fathers we need more black men to be mentores we need them to be there for our young brother and sisters iam now a single parent because my fiance didn’t want the responsibilites anymore and this is the problem mothers can’t do alone sisters need there fathers to pretty soon young girls will be committing more crimes just as. The young black men I begg today black fathers step up whites commit crimes but ours is higher because the white children has both parents. Unlike us black men and mothers too let’s forget about all the women to sleep with black men and black mothers let’s forget about finding mr right or working so hard which we have no choice once the father leaves and who have to work more to pay bills but we must make time most of all black men please step up in ur community or in ur childrens life its the only way to save the black generation of tommorrow thanks and godbless oh i’am 27

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