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#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.”
#CDNB #BlackHistory: Maya Angelou
As a friend and coordinator for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, when Dr. King was killed on her birthday (April 4, 1968), she said she found herself unable to celebrate her birthday from then on. As a hero to her, she was very impacted by his death. Therefore, on her birthday, for many years, she instead decided to send flowers to Coretta Scott King every year until her death in 2006.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”― Maya Angelou
Chase Dreams Not Boys helps empower young women
“It always seems impossible until it is done.”
“Never give up hope, you’re going to do great things, I already know.”