UpFront

HIV/Aids in the Black Community, Net Neutrality and the FCC

HIV continues to disproportionately impact already marginalized communities. Venita Ray, HIV Positive activist, lawyer, and advocate joins us on UpFront to discuss how the virus affects and impacts the black community, and what isn’t being done about it. Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, speaks with us about the threat of the Federal Communications Commission’s elimination of net neutrality. Were all data on the internet no longer treated horizontally–some data prioritized, bundled, or sold at a premium–the whole landscape of the web could change radically. During the last portion of the show, Ayodele Nzinga, Oakland based poet, playwright and founder of the Lower Bottom Playaz, speaks with Cat Brooks about black art and creating meaningful political narratives about blackness on the stage.

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