Bill T. Jones

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones has never created a single work about AIDS. He will tell you that firmly, perhaps forcefully. But the facts that he is HIV positive and that he lost his partner in love and work to AIDS, infuse his choreography, making several of his breathtaking works metaphors for the …

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Juanita Millender-McDonald

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Juanita Millender-McDonald A Glamour magazine survey called her “one of eleven women who will change the world.” Bold initiatives have become her trademark. And not only is she a champion of her people, she’s also a fierce soldier in the battle against AIDS. Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald may represent the citizens of California’s 37th congressional …

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Robert Scott

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Dr. Robert ScottThe Policy Maker “I am committed to the practice of medicine in the Bay Area and my greatest challenge is to recruit others who share that same enthusiasm and commitment.” Humbly but adamantly stated, Dr. Robert Scott is serious about helping to heal the men, women and children of the San Francisco …

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Yvonne B. Burke

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Yvonne B. Burke How do you sum up the contributions of a woman who has more than 30 years experience in public service and has been named one of “America’s 200 Future Leaders” by Time and “Woman of the Year” by the Los Angeles Times? Simply put, heroic. Or you could just utter the …

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MAC AIDS

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MAC AIDS Established in 1994, the M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Each year, the Fund helps more than 400 worldwide charitable organizations working to combat the epidemic. Grants given out by the Fund are generated from 100 percent of sales from M·A·C Cosmetics’ Viva Glam lipstick and lipgloss. …

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Gwendolyn E. Boyd

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Gwendolyn E. Boyd Just by being a black female engineer, Gwendolyn E. Boyd challenges the world’s perceptions and assumptions about black women. Just by being a black female engineer who cares about the single biggest killer of African American women, Boyd has also had a profoundly positive effect on countless lives in the health …

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Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Click the image to view full size Rashidah Abdul-Klabeer As an epidemiology nurse in a major medical center in Philadelphia in 1983, Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer saw right away how AIDS was going to affect the Black community. At the time, the national profile for persons with AIDS was white, gay and male, but the first …

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Patti LaBelle

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Patti LaBelleArtist “I still have so much more to do, so many other things to try. I have a lot of blessings, a lot to be thankful for, but I’m always excited about what else there is for me to do.” It’s hard to believe that such humble words could come from the lips …

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George E. Curry

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} George E. Curry “No one should overlook the devastating toll this deadly disease has taken on the African American community.” Words to live by. But then again, this hero has written enough words on HIV/AIDS to fill volumes. “The truth is that all of us, including the media, must do more. It should not …

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Dr. Marjorie Hill

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Dr. Marjorie Hill “If you can’t talk about the ways you contract HIV, if you can’t exchange information, then people die. This has been the challenge [of AIDS] from the beginning and it continues to be the challenge today. We have much work to do,” says Dr. Marjorie Hill. She understood very early on …

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