While the government has their hands full with the oil spill in the gulf, two wars overseas and an economy in shambles, the AIDS epidemic is understandably not at the forefront of their agenda. But each year, 30,000 people hear the worst news of their lives and we have to take a stand and do something about it!!!
The ” I am – Black as AIDS” campaign is preparing to kick off in July, with an infomercial starring more than 25 supporters from Central Florida, of various ages and ethnicities. It’s most prestigious supporter, District 4 Commissioner Linda Stewart.
The purpose of the campaign is to bring forth awareness and unite people in the fight against the AID / HIV epidemic. Together, we can educate and protect ourselves, while demanding more research and answers. There are some things you can sit back and watch unfold, but this isn’t one of them!!
* “I am – Black as AIDS” supportive T-Shirts will be available soon. *
There are 30 million people living in the U.S. And while blacks account for less than 15%, they make up about 50% of the estimated Aids cases, according to the CDC. Though it affects us all, these staggering numbers have led many to feel that Aids is a black disease. Join the discussion; What do you think?
Next weekend, February 27th production of “H2O” will begin. For all those interested, you can follow updates during production on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/beentertained.
“H2O” is a film which explores a world without water. As news of a nationwide water contamination send people into a frenzy, conspiracy theories arise and chaos erupts. Log-on to follow Ryan Sharper (Chris Lindsay) through the unforeseen catastrophe.
You can also follow updates at, http://www.twitter.com/im81dreaming
“Black as AIDS” continues in the right direction as Dr. Phil Toal, Director of CENTAUR in Orlando, has agreed to appear in the documentary and give us his professional insight into the epidemic.
This feature length documentary takes an in-depth look into the AIDS / HIV epidemic, with first hand testimonials of those it has affected. You’ll hear from the brave people who battle with it everyday but continue to go about their daily lives, as they share their struggles, coping methods and regrets. This feature length documentary is set to begin production April 2010.
With “Black as AIDS” already sparking conversation, even without one frame of video, the question I hear most is, “Why do you think so many Black Americans have AIDS?” And though everyone has a different answer, the common variable appears to be negligence.
While speaking with an array of potential subjects for the documentary, I’ve found that while more and more people engage in unprotected sex and at younger ages, not very many people have taken an AIDS test; the most common response, “I’m afraid.” But that fear is costing thousands of lives each year.
So, I ask: What do you think? If you’re sexually active, have you taken an AIDS test? Why or why not? And what do you think needs to be done?
As global warming continues to pump fear into the hearts of scientists and predictions of most major glaciers in the Alps gone by 2030, a lingering question remains; What happens when the water is gone?
“H2o” explores this scenario through the chaos of a nationwide water contamination. After hearing the alert, Ryan Sharper (Chris Lindsay) rushes to find water, only to discover what people will do in the midst of pandemonium.
Production is set to begin early this year in Orlando, Florida. With a talent cast and an array of extras, “H2o” is guaranteed to not only spark conversation, but action.
Today, the AIDS epidemic affects more than 500,000 Blacks Americans, who live with the deadly infection. In addition, there are an estimated 20,000 new cases each year.
According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control), AIDS related deaths rank 3rd among the leading causes of death in Black America.
Although leadership is present, their call for action are mere whispers to the barrage of sex in music video, movies and reality TV. And while advertised everywhere, prevention methods aren’t. Though Government programs are in place, this is and still remains, OUR FIGHT!
Black as AIDS takes an in-depth look into the AIDS / HIV epidemic, with first hand
testimonials of those it has affected. Hear from the brave people who battle with it everyday but continue to go about their daily lives, as they share their struggles, coping methods and regrets.
This feature length documentary is set to begin production April 2010. For updates and information, check back regularly.