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  1. Dennis Dennis Shook

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, and the AHF Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce (ABACT) will host a free concert and voter registration rally on August 6th at 7 PM at the historic FOX Theatre in Atlanta, GA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and draw attention to health disparities that continue to affect communities of color. Featuring live music performances by Grammy- and Oscar-winning rapper/actor Common, legendary singer/actress Patti LaBelle, a keynote address by National Action Network Founder and President Rev. Al Sharpton and appearances by other special guests including the Prancing Elites of Oxygen Media’s The Prancing Elites Project, "Vote 2 End HIV:‪#‎BlackVotesMatter‬!" will issue a grassroots call-to-action for black voters to play an active role in the 2016 elections and call for increased governmental resources directed towards the prevention, care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in black and Latino communities—the ethnic groups statistics show are the most affected by HIV.
    A teen born with HIV needs your vote to win a national poetry contest to raise awareness about the virus.
    16-year-old Kayla Quimbley is one of six young finalists in the Aids Healthcare Foundation Speak Out Poetry Contest.
    If she wins, Quimbley will perform alongside Patti Labelle and Common next month at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
    Quimbley's poem is on the negative stigma of HIV.
    "I want people to know that if you are living with it or they are living with it, they deserve to be loved, and accepted in society," she said. "Society has made it be like an ugly nasty disease and it's not."
    Voting ends July 29th. Quimbley is currently in 1st place.
    You can cast your vote here: e676d30e68156012e18dc3efbc40b5ee.jpg

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