Black Celebrities Affected by Breast Cancer

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

Ruby Dee

More than three decades ago, late acting legend Ruby Dee discovered she had breast cancer. As a cancer survivor, she worked with various charities to create awareness. Though she passed in June 2014, her legacy of breast cancer awareness continues to live on.

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