Posts tagged with "HIV/AIDS awareness"

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Jessie J × Billy Porter – I Want Love

Today, GRAMMY Award-nominated multi-platinum pop superstar Jessie J joins forces with GRAMMY, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning Billy Porter to release I Want Love (twocolors Remix) via LAVA/Republic Records.

I Want Love sets the stage for Jessie J’s anxiously awaited fifth full-length album, coming later this year, co-written with and executive produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning mega-producer Ryan Tedder, who has also worked with music legends such as Beyoncé and Adele.

“The post-pandemic dance-track boom is real, and it’s rarely sounded as massive as on Jessie J’s return single I Want Love.” – MTV

“At long last, vocal powerhouse Jessie J returns.” – Billboard

“Jessie J’s I Want Love Is A Candidate for Big Gay Song of the Summer.” – Towleroad 

ABOUT JESSIE J

Jessie J, born Jessie Ellen Cornish, is an English singer/songwriter raised in London. She, like her collaborator Porter, began her career singing in the theatre. She appeared on the West End at age 11 in the musical Whistle Down The Road, before shifting toward pop music and R&B as she got older. She became very popular in her 20s with smash hits like Price Tag, Flash Light, Do It Like A Dude, and Domino – the latter of which peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. 2012 saw Jessie J reach a higher echelon of success when she performed for the Queen of England at her Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace, or when she performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She has since appeared as a coach on the television series, The Voice, as well as its counterparts The Voice UK, The Voice Australia, and The Voice Kids UK. After releasing her last album, R.O.S.E., in 2018, Jessie J finally returns to the scene with a surefire hit I Want Love (twocolors remix) featuring Billy Porter. 

ABOUT BILLIE PORTER

Billy Porter is an American actor, singer, director, and style icon. The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama graduate became famous while working on Broadway before embarking on a solo career as an actor and singer. Porter won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for performing as Lola in Kinky Boots, for which he was also awarded the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor, and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. He later won a Golden Globe for starring in the hit television series, Pose, and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for and win an acting category at the Primetime Emmy’s. In 2020, Porter was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.

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Black AIDS Institute’s Conversation w/ Billy Porter

Black AIDS Institute (BAI), the nation’s only Black HIV organization focused on ending HIV and stigma in Black communities, released a Juneteenth conversation with celebrity Billy Porter about how his recent HIV disclosure has freed him from shame. This personal story highlights how the intersecting stigmas of being Black, gay, and living with HIV fuel the epidemic among Black Americans and present a tangible barrier to accessing lifesaving HIV prevention and treatment options. Featured as a part of BAI’s Black Voices Matter campaign, which amplifies celebrities who are using their platforms to support the Black HIV movement, this conversation was released on Juneteenth to honor individual Black freedom and inspire healing. Watch on Facebook or YouTube.

“This Black Voices Matter conversation with Billy Porter is critical because 40 years into the epidemic, we know that stigma is a key driver of HIV into Black communities. While Billy’s fearless public disclosure is unique, his traumatizing life experience is not. This conversation underscores the importance of talking about HIV and defeating systemic anti-Blackness. It is the only way we can access proven HIV prevention and treatment options to end the cycle of HIV in Black communities in the next 10 years under the President’s “Ending the HIV Epidemic” national initiative,” said Raniyah Copeland, President and CEO, Black AIDS Institute.

ABOUT BLACK AIDS INSTITUTE

Founded in 1999, Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is the only uniquely and unapologetically Black think and do tank in America. Our mission is to stop the AIDS epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals to confront HIV. Black Empowerment is our central theme and we are led by people who represent the issues we serve. We source our capacity building, mobilization, and advocacy efforts from Black leaders and communities across the country, and provide culturally respectful, high-quality, HIV prevention and care services for Black people in Los Angeles. Learn more at https://blackaids.org

EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES

There is something everyone can do to support the fight to end AIDS this June, simply by taking part in EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES.

Companies and culinary collaborators including Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, Dana’s Bakery, Alessi, Amazon, PopSockets, and AirAsia, as well as (RED)’s chef ambassadors are coming together to help raise money and awareness for the fight, because AIDS is still a crisis and a preventable, treatable disease that killed more than 1 million people last year. Doubling impact, every dollar raised during June will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, up to $150,000.

Throughout the month of June and in the lead-up to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment in October, food fans can get involved the following ways:

Blaze fires-up the fight!

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will offer its’ signature Red Vine pizza as the ‘(RED) Vine’ in each of the company’s 330 restaurants throughout North America, donating $1 each time a guest enjoys a signature (RED) Vine pizza and a cold drink, contributing up to $50,000 to (RED)’s fight against AIDS. In addition to generating funds for (RED), guests will earn double flames on each order of a (RED) Vine and drink when they scan their Blaze Pizza app.

Crafted with dough made from scratch in-restaurant daily, Blaze Pizza’s (RED) Vine features fresh ovalini mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan, basil, red sauce and is topped with an olive oil drizzle. Blaze offers a selection of cold drinks, such as its signature Blood Orange Lemonade, seasonal aguas frescas, and a variety of fountain drinks.

EAT (RED) SAVE LIVES takes to the skies

AirAsia has partnered with (RED) Chef Ambassador, Hong Thaimee, to bring a brand new delicious (RED) Burger to the Santan inflight menu this summer. With a sauce and patty inspired by Hong’s Chiang Mai roots served on a fluffy, beetroot bun, a portion of each burger sold will go towards the Global Fund.

(RED) chef ambassador, Hong Thaimee, said; “I recently traveled with (RED) to see Global Fund programs at work in Zambia – and the impact is really remarkable. When you meet mothers, whose children have been born HIV-free thanks to the life-saving pills funded by (RED), the importance of supporting this fight becomes clearer than ever. So, I’m really excited to be teaming up with (RED) and their partner, AirAsia, with my very special burger that will raise money to help save more lives.”

What is black and white and (RED) all over?                                                           

For the second year, Dana’s Bakery is turning (RED) to support the fight to end AIDS. Turning their delicious black and white cookies ‘(RED)’ for the month of June, for every box of six black and white cookies purchased, Dana’s Bakery will donate $2 to the Global Fund, and $5 for every box of 12. Available now online at http://www.danasbakery.com/

Tasty T-shirts that help save lives

A new range of food-inspired (RED) t-shirts are available exclusively at Amazon.com/RED. Featuring motifs including ‘Lettuce beet this’, the t-shirts cost $30 and generate enough to provide 36 days of life-saving  HIV medication.

PopSockets

Foodies can now purchase colorful, bold (EGG)RED, (AVOCADO)RED and (DONUT)RED grips from PopSockets, priced at $15, with 50% of the sale price being donated to fight AIDS. Available online at http://www.popsockets.com/these PopGrips are perfect for helping capture all those Instagram-friendly culinary moments.

Alessi 
For those looking to spruce their kitchen style and accessories this summer, fans of Alessi’s stylish culinary products can support the fight by shopping the (ALESSI)RED collection on Amazon.com/RED and Alessi.com. Their collection includes special editions of two of the most popular icons, the Anna G. and Alessandro M. corkscrews, as well as a special edition of their Mediterraneo fruit basket, Diabolix bottle opener, and more!

iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED

Introducing iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, in a stunning red glass finish. Each purchase contributes directly to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs. And brings us one step closer to an AIDS-free generation. Buy it online or visit an Apple store today.

BUY

Learn about iPhone 8

Learn about (RED)

Features:

Portrait Mode with Portrait Lighting

Dual 12MP cameras on iPhone 8 Plus let you take studio-quality portraits right on your phone

Water Resistant

Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are precision-engineered to resist water and dust

Wireless Charging

An all-glass back lets you simply set iPhone 8 down on any Qi-certified wireless charging mat to power up- no cables necessary