It’s not everyday an entrepreneur with ties to Flint winds up on the cover of a national magazine, but this is not an everyday story. Sabin Blake, a 1999 Kettering University graduate, is the cover shot of a story that needed to be told, according to Sonya Alleyne of Black Enterprise Magazine. Sabin works for General Motors.
Here’s an excerpt from the article abstract:
We’re not going to pretend this was an easy topic for Black Enterprise to consider. Let’s face it—the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is one of which our society whispers, mocks, ignores, and, in extreme cases, vehemently rejects. For Black members of this community, the emotional backlash can be even more intense. Editor-at-Large Carolyn M. Brown and I spent months producing this feature. Due to the topic’s controversial nature, we had some difficulty finding subjects. Even some of those who agreed to participate in our cover story, “Black and Gay in Corporate America,” felt some trepidation about how revealing their sexual orientation would affect relationships with family, friends, and associates outside the workplace.