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Beats Per Millennium - Rappers raise AIDS awareness at Dallas event

Rappers raise AIDS awareness at Dallas event

Mike Jones, David Banner, and Day 26 were among the rappers to perform at Hip Hop for HIV, an event at Dallas’s Palladium to raise HIV/AIDS awareness. The event was sponsored by the city of Dallas, radio station KBFB, Radio One, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Clinic. 3,000 concert attendees received free tickets by being tested for the disease at various locations around the city in the weeks leading up to the show.

“We want to test across the board,” said Ed Jones, who helped set up the sites. “We don’t just want to reach out to the African-American and Hispanic communities but to everyone.”

In its first year there were four major test sites and 12 smaller sites. The goal for next year is for 12 major sites with a target of 10,000 people tested.

Posted by Mike Denslow at Sep 14, 2008 10:20 PM