[Video] Los Angeles Joins World AIDS Day, With the Help of Justin Timberlake, Y.G., and Lady Gaga
We give you the latest on pop culture. We hook you up with Disneyland passes. We play the hits 24/7, and I know that for a fact since I’m the one here from midnight to 5am playing them for you… But once in a while there’s something much bigger than all of that and it calls for attention.
An estimated 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, yet one in five don’t know it. Today, December 1st is World AIDS Day. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Timberlake[/lastfm], Kim Kardashian, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] are some of the celebs that have pledged to make sure the word gets out by staging their “digital deaths” on-line.
Do one good thing today and click to find out more about what this day means, plus check out how celebs and AMP Artists are joining this cause.
[pullquote quote="South Los Angeles is experiencing some of the highest rates of STD infection in LA County, especially young African American and Latina females, aged 15 to 25."]If you haven’t heard, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Alicia Keys [/lastfm] has gathered support from other artists and celebs to stage their “digital deaths” today, meaning they will sign off from Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media until the charity organization Keep A Child Alive raises $1 million in donations.
See Justin Timberlake’s “Last Tweet and Testament” below. The link to the charity he’s talking about is: http://buylife.org OR you can also donate by texting “BUYLIFE “to 90999.
Another AMP Artist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Y.G.[/lastfm] has teamed up with “Tickets for Testing” to help raise awareness right here in L.A. Y.G.’s motto is “Don’t Confuse Art and Entertainment with Life.” You can get more info about a local concert he’s putting on alongside FREE HIV testing here.