#CDNB #BlackHistory: Chaka Khan 
For over four decades Chaka Khan has reigned as soul diva supreme. The young Chicago girl with the big voice has become the most influential female vocalist since Aretha Franklin. She was born Yvette Marie Stevens in 1953, but took her stage name from an African Priestess.
Eight platinum albums and scores of number one hits later, she is being honored after 40 years of entertainment and philanthropic work. Her real passion is her “Chaka Khan Foundation” established in 1999 to help women suffering from the same drug dependency issues that once plagued Chaka herself. Chaka Khan is ‘every woman’ and an inspiration to us all.
"But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other." 
                                  -Chaka Khan

#CDNB #BlackHistory: Chaka Khan

For over four decades Chaka Khan has reigned as soul diva supreme. The young Chicago girl with the big voice has become the most influential female vocalist since Aretha Franklin. She was born Yvette Marie Stevens in 1953, but took her stage name from an African Priestess.

Eight platinum albums and scores of number one hits later, she is being honored after 40 years of entertainment and philanthropic work. Her real passion is her “Chaka Khan Foundation” established in 1999 to help women suffering from the same drug dependency issues that once plagued Chaka herself. Chaka Khan is ‘every woman’ and an inspiration to us all.

"But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other."

                                  -Chaka Khan

26/2/2013 . 9 notes . Reblog
#CDNB #Black History: Barbara Jordan 
Known as the first black woman to serve on the Texas Senate, and later for being the first black woman from the “Deep South” to serve on the House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan was also a national champion debater. At Texas Southern University, which was all black at the time, in 1954, with Barbara Jordan at the helm, debate team defeated folks at Yale and even tied Harvard University in the battle of words–the latter was said to be one of her proudest moments in college. She later graduated magna cum laude from TSU.
"We the people" — it is a very eloquent beginning. But when the Constitution of the United States was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We the people." I felt for many years that somehow George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We the People." 
                                 -Barbara Jordan

#CDNB #Black History: Barbara Jordan

Known as the first black woman to serve on the Texas Senate, and later for being the first black woman from the “Deep South” to serve on the House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan was also a national champion debater. At Texas Southern University, which was all black at the time, in 1954, with Barbara Jordan at the helm, debate team defeated folks at Yale and even tied Harvard University in the battle of words–the latter was said to be one of her proudest moments in college. She later graduated magna cum laude from TSU.


"We the people" — it is a very eloquent beginning. But when the Constitution of the United States was completed on the seventeenth of September in 1787, I was not included in that "We the people." I felt for many years that somehow George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We the People."

                                 -Barbara Jordan

26/2/2013 . 11 notes . Reblog
"Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs."

-Dan Zadra

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Every woman is beautiful.
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Every woman is beautiful.

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26/1/2013 . 13 notes . Reblog
SHOP NOW  :: Chase Dreams, Not Boys Apparel!
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SHOP NOW  :: Chase Dreams, Not Boys Apparel!


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Chase Dreams Not Boys helps empower young women

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Chase Dreams Not Boys Members voting for the first time!
#CDNB #CDNBVotes #GMU #MasonVotes
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Anya wearing her official Chasing Dreams Not Boys ShirtFor inquiries email: chasingdreamsnotboys@gmail.com
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Anya wearing her official Chasing Dreams Not Boys Shirt
For inquiries email: chasingdreamsnotboys@gmail.com

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4/10/2012 . 2 notes . Reblog
#CDNB Member JaVeatrice ( @javeauriel ) in her official Chase Dreams Not Boys tee 

#CDNB Member JaVeatrice ( @javeauriel ) in her official Chase Dreams Not Boys tee 

1/10/2012 . 1 note . Reblog
"Fiction is such a world of freedom, it’s wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly."  
              -Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning Author

"Fiction is such a world of freedom, it’s wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly." 

              -Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning Author

27/9/2012 . 145 notes . Reblog