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Maya Angelou Honored in ‘Because of Them We Can’ Campaign

Young girls recite "Phenomenal Woman" poem

National “Because of Them We Can” campaign is honoring the late Dr. Angelou with young…

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Michelle Obama delivers tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

5 Quotes that Prove Michelle Obama’s Maya Angelou Tribute is a Must Hear

FLOTUS delivers heartwarming speech at Dr. Maya Angelou's memorial service

Michelle Obama delivers a heartfelt, must-hear tribute speech at Dr. Maya Angelou’s private memorial service

By Courtney Connley

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President Obama Remembers Maya Angelou

Calls her "one of the brightest lights of our time"

President Obama releases statement in remembrance of Dr. Maya Angelou, calling her “one of the…

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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…

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