Check out scenes from The L.A. Complex, a new show on the CW that follows a rapper named Kal and his new music producer, Tariq. Over the first season they start to develop a romantic relationship and try and keep it on the down low. The show brings up topics like homosexuality, STDs and many other issues. Check out the scenes from the 5th episode below!
Check out scenes from The L.A. Complex, a new show on the CW that follows a rapper named Kal and his new music producer, Tariq. Over the first season they start to develop a romantic relationship and try and keep it on the down low. The show brings up topics like homosexuality, STDs and many other issues. Check out the scenes from the third episode below!
Check out this video from RH Reality Check. William, Anthony and Justin, three African American HIV positive men, describe what it's like to be HIV positive and living on the down low in South Carolina, which rates 8th in the country in AIDS case rates.
Film Explores Term 'Gay For Stay' & Risky Behavior of Black Men Post-Prison
by Drew-Shane Daniels for musedmagonline.com
There’s a video that has been circulating on the web discussing black men and their behavior post-prison. Throughout the short film called Earl’s Post-Prison Playdate, the director exploits the downlow lifestyle, breaks down the unstable black family dynamics and educates viewers on the risky behaviors men learn from being in jail.
Earl’s Post-Prison Playdate was written, directed, and produced by award-winning NYC filmmaker, Rod Gailes OBC. Richard S. Carroll Jr., Pernell Walker from the Sundance-Hit, Pariah, and Iris Wilson of Broadway’s FELA star in the short.
Most of the controversy from blogs and critics overshadow the real meaning of the film. The film was created as part of an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign addressing lifestyle issues affecting our community. HIV/AIDS is a huge epidemic in our community- no matter the sexuality. Even though I felt I was watching a script full of stereotypes, I know this is real life for many people in our community (or at least some variation). The message still remains the same: go get tested!
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I Care Official Video
Check out the I Care music video and let us know what you think!
BET Presents The Down Low Exposed
A few years ago, BET aired a documentary focusing on men on the down low and the connected epidemic of HIV. It explains the importance of learning about HIV, communicating with your sex partners, getting yourself tested and learning how to prevent the spread of HIV. Here are the videos of part one and part two.
Jonathan Perry on Oprah
This is an older video, but a good one. Jonathan has helped put a face on Black college students living with HIV. It was that same candor that gained him audience with the queen of media herself the big O (Oprah Winfrey) in 2004 when she read his story on CNN.com and invited him to be a guest on her show! During this interview he was a student at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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