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Oprah Winfrey Says She Will “Profoundly Miss” Maya Angelou

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Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou shared a special relationship, one in which spanned decades and influenced Oprah’s life immensely.

The news of Angelou’s passing has understandably greatly affected the TV titan and now Winfrey has taken to Instagram to express her thoughts.

I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother/sister, and friend since my 20’s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her. She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.

Maya Angelou passed away on Wednesday at the age of 86.

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Snoop Dogg Goes After Trump Again Over National Anthem Controversy

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Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg blasted trump by shooting a clown parody of president of the president with a toy gun in the music video for “Lavender (Nightfall Remix).” Now, the rapper is taking aim again, but in a much more subtle way.

As fans anticipate the release of the rapper’s upcoming album, “Make America Crip Again,” folks are getting a little teaser from the title track.

Audio was released from the song and on it, Snoop tackles Colin Kaepernick and the current controversial National Anthem controversy. “The president said he wants to make America great again. Fuck that shit, we gon’ make America Crip again,” he raps.

During an interview on CNN, the rapper explained, “Certain people feel like we should make America ‘great again,’ but that time they’re referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation, so I’d rather make America Crip again.'”

He added, “What I mean by that is, in my lifetime, that’s when young black men in impoverished areas organized to help their communities and to take care of their own because society basically left them for dead.”

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