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Actor Bobbe' J. Thompson Becomes Teen Ambassador for HIV and AIDS

Star Is Among the Youngest Activists to Join the Cause and Raise Awareness to Fight Stigma in the Black Community

October 12, 2010

Bobbe' J. Thompson
Popular young actor Bobbe' J. Thompson recently announced that he will become a teen ambassador for HIV and AIDS. Thompson, whose credits include "Role Models"  and "30 Rock" will use his celebrity to fight AIDS stigma, raise awareness about the magnitude of HIV/AIDS in Black communities, and encourage young people to get involved and get tested for HIV.

Bobbe' J. joins the ranks of young Black Hollywood elite including Jurnee Smollet ("The Defenders" and "The Great Debaters"), Tatyana Ali ("Buppies" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air") and Kyle Massey ("Dancing With the Stars" and "That's So Raven"), who are reaching out to the Black community that is hardest hit by the epidemic.

"Bobbe' J. is one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood, and to have him join this important cause is fantastic," says Phill Wilson, President and CEO the Black AIDS Institute, the only national HIV/AIDS think tank in the United States focused exclusively on Black people.

As a teen ambassador, Bobbe' J. will work with the Black AIDS Institute and mobilize youth to join the movement.  He will use his unique voice to educate young people on the facts and myths of HIV and AIDS. To learn more about Bobbe' J. and see when he'll be in a city near you, follow him on Facebook at Bobbe' J. Thompson


About Bobbe' J. Thompson

Bobbe' J. Thompson rose to fame as a child star well before his teens, initially with a small but colorful and energetic supporting role as the pint-sized Tupac in My Baby's Daddy (2003). He subsequently  appeared in television and film efforts such as "The Tracy Morgan Show" (2004), Shark Tale (2004), "That's So Raven" (2004), and "Joey" (2005). Thompson is a semi-regular on NBC's "30 Rock," stealing scenes and showing perfect comic timing in his role as Tracy Jr. , the son of Tracy Morgan's character. On October 18, 2010, he will make history as the youngest ever host of the WWE's "Monday Night Raw."



  
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This article was provided by Black AIDS Institute. It is a part of the publication Black AIDS Weekly. Visit Black AIDS Institute's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
 
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