The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, and the AHF Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce (ABACT) played host to a free concert/voter registration rally on August 6th 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.
The event featured 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.
Other attendees included: Nene Leakes, Towanda Braxton, Jasmine Guy, Kenya Moore, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Kelly Price, (Miss) Lawrence Washington, Derek J, Algebra Bessett, Carl Payne, TC Carson and many more.
Photos from the V2EHIV Benefit concert below…
Nene Leakes and her husband Greg…
The Prancing Elites perform…
Jasmine Guy & Towanda Braxton
Miss Lawrence & Guest…
Common brings a delighted guest onstage…
(CLICK HERE for a snippet of his freestyle where he shouts out Nene Leakes)
Patti Labelle looks lovely in red!
Special thanks to Christopher Johnson (AHF) for the invite!
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