Whitney: A Retrospective! 1963-2012 -- A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (February 12, 2012)
"I never gave up on Whitney! I believed that she would find her inner strength and conquer her demon. I didn't rightly care if she ever sang again, I just wanted her to be OK, at peace. But I gotta be honest. No one was happier than me when she made her come back."
Jamar Rogers: The Story Behind the Voice -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining (February 10, 2012)
"If you watched The Voice this week then you were probably moved by Jamar Rogers' story and his talent. ... I admire Jamar for being who he is. Sometimes it takes us, people living with HIV, a long time to find self acceptance again. You see the reason I felt so connected to Jamar isn't only because he is HIV+. He is also a recovering addict, like myself. He is a true inspiration."
Everyday Heroes: Wilson Cruz -- A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos (February 4, 2012)
"There is one person I have come across who is legitimately famous and who is not only really real and sweet but lives his life, his politics, and gives to his community in a way that goes way beyond cutting a check or posing for a PETA ad. ... I saw Wilson recently. Last week actually. I wanted to thank him for being a friend and an ally in that moment to someone he really didn't know."
Will This Generation's Magic Johnson Please Stand Up? (November 3, 2011)
Twenty years after Magic Johnson disclosed his HIV status, we're starving for a straight, HIV-positive celebrity who can be this generation's role model. Our news editor Kellee Terrell asks: "What will it take for him to come forward?"
That's What Friends Are For! A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton (September 27, 2011)
"Monday with my IV medication in tote, I made my way to New York to participate in the Dionne Warwick That's What Friends Are For Town Hall Meeting. I was honored to have been asked to be a panelist. But I was most impressed that Ms. Warwick decided to celebrate 50 years in entertainment hosting a town hall meeting focusing on HIV/AIDS."
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