#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.”
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