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Whether it was civil rights or gay rights, the struggle for equality has been an on-going battle. While the call to action generally happens on the grassroots level with the people, it’s on Capitol Hill where the real changes happen. As BlackEnterprise.com’s coverage of the Black LGBT community, we look back at the some major historical points of the LGBT rights movements with an intensive timeline that follows the ups, downs and milestones under various presidential administrations. —Kahliah Laney

US Presidents Decoded: 49 Milestones in LGBT History

See which 16 US presidents were in office when these historic LGBT moments occured

From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama, US presidents have presided over many great moments in…

By Kahliah A. Laney

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Throughout history people have been persecuted for everything from gender and race to religion and sexuality. While there have been many strides made across the board, the latter has proven to be perhaps the last group to get a fair shake at equality—that’s especially true for double minorities who happen to be Black and gay. Thankfully, there have been brave individuals who have challenged society’s norms, ideals and deeply rooted fears to redefine what it means to be an LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] person of color in a historically oppressive world. As BlackEnterprise.com documents the struggles and triumphs of the Black LGBT community, we compiled a list of 10 of the most significant openly gay LGBT people of color.   —Souleo

10 Black LGBT Trailblazers – Still Black & Proud

A celebration of notable public figures that were unafraid to be Black (and gay) and proud

Members of the Black LGBT community often remain hidden but out and proud figures like…

By Souleo

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Power Moves: GOP Vote to Cut $60 Billion Gives Obama His Next Big Test

Will the president's agenda withstand the pressure?

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At 4:39 a.m. Saturday morning, House Republicans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama Delivers Powerful Speech Honoring Arizona Shooting Victims

In the wake of the Arizona tragedy, the president inspires the country and the survivors with his words

As former U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush did before him,…

By Joyce Jones

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POLL: Racism or Realism?

Did race or reality play a role in urging Meek to drop out?

Did race play a role in asking Meek to drop out of the election or…

By Joyce Jones

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Blacks in the Arts: Doing the Work

Artist Phoebe Beasley gives insights on diversity, creativity

Artist Phoebe Beasley, who has been a noteworthy presence in the art community for several…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Confirmation Fight

Republicans concerned about Holder's involvement in clemencies, pardon of fugitive

Democrats are bracing for a contentious confirmation hearing on Jan. 15 when Attorney General-nominee Eric…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama Introduces National Security Team

Clinton Named Secretary of State; Holder to Lead Justice Department

President-elect Barack Obama nominated former rival Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state during a…

By Joyce Jones

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Clinton Reportedly Accepts Cabinet Post

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton pass each other before their February debate. (Source: GOP)…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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N.Y. Bridge Dedicated to Robert F. Kennedy

Kennedy family and political dignitaries pay tribute to slain senator

The children and friends of Robert F. Kennedy assembled today at Astoria Park in Queens…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Election Day Unity Trumps Previous Dissention

For a time after the primaries, it seemed as though the Democratic Party was going…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama’s Momentum Continues

Could senators historic run lead to nomination?

While the issues regarding the superdelegates and the Florida and Michigan primaries must still be…

By Hamil R. Harris

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