HIV in Arts and Entertainment

13 Moments in Black Celebrity HIV/AIDS Activism

13 Moments in Black Celebrity HIV/AIDS Activism

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph Founds The DIVA Foundation (1990)

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson Publicly Announces His HIV Status (1991)


Female Hip-Hop Trio TLC Puts on Condoms -- on Top of Their Clothes (1992)

Salt N Pepa

Salt N Pepa "Talk About AIDS" (1993)

Rae Lewis-Thornton

Rae Lewis-Thornton Reveals Her Status on the Cover of Essence Magazine (1994)

Hydeia Broadbent

Hydeia Broadbent Addresses Republican National Convention About AIDS (1996)

America Is Dying Slowly

Rappers Come Together to Release America Is Dying Slowly (1996)

Phill Wilson Jr.

Founding of the Black AIDS Institute (1999)

Danny Glover

Danny Glover Writes a Letter to Congress (2000)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Founds "46664" (2002)

Eve for MAC Cosmetics

MAC AIDS Fund Brings People of Color to the Forefront of Their Popular Campaigns (2004)

Hill Harper

Hill Harper Fulfills His Destiny (2006)

Marvelyn Brown

Marvelyn Brown Tells The Naked Truth (2008)