The Most Influential HIV/AIDS Moments in Black History
The world of “gangsta rap” was shook when N.W.A. frontman Eazy-E died of complications of AIDS in 1994. At that time (and even now) hip hop was shrouded with hypermasculinity and homophobia. Eazy’s unexpected diagnosis and death forced folks to reevaluate who could be HIV-positive.
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