Janet Jackson Wants An 'AIDS-Free Generation'
First she was in control. Then she assembled her Rhythm Nation army, hoping to free the world of color and prejudice. Today, Janet Jackson is fighting for an AIDS-free generation. With a little help from the AIDS Research Foundation's Mathilde Krim, Miss Jackson wrote an opinion piece for World AIDS Day, detailing both the breakthroughs and setbacks in relation to the disease.
"And while everyone is at risk and should know their status, data tell us that communities of color—particularly black women and young, black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected by the virus."
Partly inspired by the POTUS Barack Obama and her own work as ambassador for amFAR, Janet passionately talks about the need to invest in resources to curb these disturbing statistics. She eloquently goes lists three simple ways to take action:
1. GET TESTED!
2. Fight the disease and not the people who have it.
3. Educate everyone—particularly black men and women.
Vixens, what are you doing to help the fight against AIDS? - Nicole Brown
Janet's PSA for World AIDS Day