Black Celebrities Affected by Breast Cancer

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  • Zoleka Mandela
  • Roxie Roker
  • Audre Lorde
  • Nina Simone
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Richard Roundtree
  • Minnie Riperton
  • Naomi Sims
  • Lil' Mama
  • Nas
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Ruby Dee
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Robin Roberts
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway
  • Bershan Shaw

Audre Lorde

Famous poet, Black feminist and LGBT advocate Audre Lorde was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Yet, she passed away in 1992 due to complications of liver cancer.

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