Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I Stand With Magic PSA, June 9, 2008: Magic Johnson, Cookie Johnson and Spike Lee at the launch of I Stand With Magic Program, a public service announcement campaign that will premiere nationally this summer and is targeted toward African-American and other minority communities where new HIV infections are prevalent. Directed by Spike Lee, the first PSA titled "Stand," focuses on a "call to action"encouraging African-Americans to get educated, get tested and to seek treatment for HIV.
Magic says, "We need to take it upon ourselves to bring the number of new infections down in the Black communities by arming ourselves with knowledge. Getting tested for HIV can be scary for many people, but I hope by launching these public service announcements to at-risk populations, people across the country will have the courage to get tested and go back for their results." Source: PRN
Ariel Capital Management President Mellody Hobson, screenwriter George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull party at the Cannes Film Festival in France, May 18, 2008.
In related news, George Lucas will begin production on a film about the Tuskegee Airmen, black airmen who escorted thousands of U.S. bomber crews during World War II. (Source)
Ronald and Reindrop Lopes, siblings of the late pop singer Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, announce Janet Jackson as the recipient of the 2008 Lisa Lopes Community Service Award at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash 13 in Atlanta, June 14, 2008. Although Janet Jackson could not be on-hand to receive the award, she accepted via video which played during the award presentation. During her video acceptance, Janet thanked everyone for keeping Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes' legacy alive.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas greets guests at High Point University in North Carolina, where he served as the commencement speaker, May 3, 2008. Photo: AP