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Jenifer Lewis, Dyllón Burnside, Bernard David Jones and Thomas Hobson Cast in Filmed Dramatic Reading of George M. Johnson’s Bestselling Memoir, “All Boys Aren’t Blue” for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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The Associated Press
 2021-01-14

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 14, 2021-- The Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) powered by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, announced today the partnership with iN-Hale Entertainment and All Tea, No Shade Productions in support of the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2021 with the theme of “Stigma Gotta Go.” “Stigma and shame are 2 parallel social ills that continue to fester in communities of color all across this country and play a role in the increasing number of new HIV diagnosis among Black Americans,” stated Imara Canady, Chair, Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC). “It is our hope that through sharing this powerful production that we continue the critical work that BLACC has been doing for close to a decade in breaking down the misconceptions, lack of awareness and ignorance around a myriad of issues that feed into stigma, and further divide us as a community. We truly build community by each of us showing up fully as who we are, and each of us respecting the diversity that exists within our community.” According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), African Americans make up close to 14% of the U.S. population, but close to 50% of new HIV diagnoses.

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