In honor of Black History Month, MadameNoire is sending a daily salute to the African American women who inspire us every day of the year. From the big screen to the forefront of the service lines, these are their stores of courage and integrity.  Today we are saluting LaKeya Benton, a fitness instructor, softball coach for the local YMCA, and daycare center volunteer who served in the Marine Corps for four years. Watch her story here.

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