Friday, May 30, 2014

Listen to Maya Angelou Recite One of Her Most Famous Poems "And Still I Rise"

And Still I Rise 

You may write me down in history 
With your bitter, twisted lies, 
You may trod me in the very dirt 
But still, like dust, I’ll rise. 

Does my sassiness upset you? 
Why are you beset with gloom? 
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells 
Pumping in my living room. 

Just like moons and like suns, 
With the certainty of tides, 
Just like hopes springing high, 
Still I’ll rise. 

Did you want to see me broken? 
Bowed head and lowered eyes? 
Shoulders falling down like teardrops. 
Weakened by my soulful cries. 

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard 
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard. 

You may shoot me with your words, 
You may cut me with your eyes, 
You may kill me with your hatefulness, 
But still, like air, I’ll rise. 

Does my sexiness upset you? 
Does it come as a surprise 
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds 
At the meeting of my thighs? 

Out of the huts of history’s shame 
I rise 
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise 
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, 
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. 
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear 
I rise 
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear 
I rise 
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, 
I am the dream and the hope of the slave. 
I rise 
I rise
I rise.

MANA Pays Tribute To The Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou

Remembering the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou who died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was 86.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Have A Safe Memorial Day!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Special May Offer For Parent Authors

If you are a parent who has written a manuscript that fits any aspect of the theme of parenting, step-parenting, grandparenting, or adoption, contact MANA by May 31, make a $250 non-refundable down payment and receive 20% off the cost of any self-publishing plan you choose.

MANA can tailor a self-publishing plan to suit your needs. MANA's self-publishing plans include editing, proofreading, printing, book cover designs, color covers, e-commerce services, an author's web page and digital marketing. 

To take advantage of this MANA Month offer:

1. Choose a Self-Publishing Plan on our website. Click here to visit the site:

2. Go to the MANA Month page to make your $250 non-refundable down payment. 

3. Send your manuscript to MANA via email at

Whether this is your first time becoming published or you are already a published author,  take this opportunity to share your parenting knowledge with others who may be in need of the experience, skills, and advice that you have to offer. 

Remember, MANA tailors its self-publishing plans to meet the needs of each author. Questions? Contact MANA at or call 1-734-975-0028.

Offer expires: May 31, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014