Thursday, August 24, 2006

Out of Control: AIDS in Black America

Quoting Nasir Jones (this song is deep ya'll):

"This nigga Ike with the Iverson jersey, light-skinned with herpes
Fuckin sisters in Harlem, Brooklyn and D.C.
This is the problem cause he never tell 'em he got it
from lettin fags suck him off, Rikers Island in nine-three
Drives a Benz, hangs at all the parties, all the concerts
Backstage where the stars be, rockin they shirts
in bitches faces like clockwork - what's your name, where you from?
Chain blingin, thinkin girls everywhere is dumb
Takin pride in ruinin they lives
So they could never have babies, and they could never be wives
He never used a condom, give him head he got ya
Met the wrong bitch and now he dead from the monster AIDS
I contemplate, believin in karma
Those on top could just break, and won't be eatin tomorrow
I know some bitches who be sleepin on niggaz dreams, they leave
When that nigga blow, she the first bitch on her knees
Knowin dudes that's neglectin they seeds
Instead of takin care of 'em they spendin money on trees
I pray for you, deadbeat daddies
Cause when them kids get grown it's too late for you
Now you old and you gettin shitted on
It's all scientific, mystic, you know the Earth and the stars
Don't hesitate to say you heard it from Nas
What is destined shall be
George Bush killer 'til George Bush kills me
Much blessings be healthy, remember"

Nas - What Goes Around

"You ask me if I'm tryna kick knowledge. Nnah! I'm tryna kick that SHYT you need to learn tho..." - Nas, Ether

...MAN he fried my man Jay on this joint. I still think this is probably the best diss track ever recorded. I digress...


Just wanted to put things in a little perspective. But the real thing I wanted to mention is An ABC News Special TONIGHT at 10PM on AIDS in the Black Community

I am really going to try and watch this joint tonight. Much like the Spike Lee documentary on Katrina, this will probably be VERY educational.
"In America today, AIDS is virtually a black disease, by any measure,"
says Phill Wilson, executive director of The Black AIDS Institute in Los Angeles.

"Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but account for over 50 percent of all new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. That infection rate is eight times the rate of whites. Among women, the numbers are even more shocking—- almost 70 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV-positive women in the United States are black women. Black women are 23 times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than white women, with heterosexual contact being the overwhelming method of infection in black America."
We all know this is going to end up touching on topics like down-low bruhs, promiscuity, hip-hop and objectification of women, etc. Though that will be difficult to do in a single hour, I am SURE that they'll at least be mentioned.

"AIDS is an epidemic in the African American community and it's spreading fast."

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