Author Archives: Lela Jefferson Fagan

About Lela Jefferson Fagan

Lela Fagan (Jefferson) is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJefferson - See more at:

Phenomenal Woman – Ruthie Foster (Words by Dr. Maya Angelou)

I believe the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Dr. Maya Angelou has to be one of my favorites of hers. As I digging through my digital record crates this morning (my iTunes library); I found this gem.

I was even more happy to find a LIVE performance done of Ruthie Foster performing it on YouTube from her DVD/CD “Ruthie Foster Live at Antone’s”.

I Must Respectfully Disagree

“And I am convinced and sure of the this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bring it to full completion in you.” – Philippians 1:6 Amplified