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Jim Jones, Clinton Portis & Others Educate Students At Howard University

Posted By on March 18, 2008

Jim Jones, the Dipset capo, will be along side other celebrities and activists that will be speaking at Howard University's Third Annual Hip-Hop and Higher Education Symposium next Thursday (3/27). Joining Jim Jones will be Washington Redskin Clinton Portis, R&B singer Lyfe Jennings, TV personality Melyssa Ford and during the "HIV/AIDS and the Hip Hop Generation" part, Maria Davis, known HIV/AIDS activist. The CEO of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and H20 Enterprises, Dr. Benjamin Chavis, will deliver the keynote address to that symposium that will educate students a out the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, women in paticular. "The purpose of this year's symposium is to raise awareness about the staggering rates of HIV/AIDS infection in young African American males and particularly, in African-American women, who are members of the Hip-Hop generation," Joshua Kondwani Wright MA, chair of the symposium, said. "It will also impart helpful knowledge, for those living with the disease, to lead a healthy life." The event will take place from 12-5pm on March 27th at the Blackburn Center Ballroom sponsored by Howard University's Afro-American Studies Department and the University Student Health Center.