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Denise Stokes Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

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Denise Stokes Author of From The Crack House To The White House is one of the nations most widely recognized faces in AIDS Awareness. She was named as one of 25 Heros by the Kaiser Family Foundation, The recipient of the prestigious NAPWA's Award and Recognized as one of BET's & 20/20's Leading Ladies.   You know her as the spokeswoman for BET's Rap It Up Campaign.  She's also been feaured in numerous national publications to include Essence and Upscale magazines.  

To see Denise Stokes on the red carpet amongst celebrities, seated between Congresswoman Maxine Waters & President Bill Clinton or gracing the cover of national magazines one would never imagine she'd been homeless begging for food & drugs in the streets.  

She left high school with an 11th grade education under the pressure of abuse, rape, homelessness, abandonment & a shocking diagnosis of HIV.  Few people would have bet that in just a few years she would be one of President Clinton’s youngest advisors as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS & a nationally recognized speaker.