Black AIDS Institute Honors Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson, Vanessa Williams & Alfre Woodard + Mike Colter, NeNe Leakes, Ledisi Attend

Honoree John Singleton, honoree Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard

Annual Heroes in the Struggle Awards

Over the weekend, the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 16th Annual Heroes in the Struggle Awards Presentation & Reception.

Black AIDS Institute founder, Phil Wilson, Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett

Held at the Darryl F. Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, the 2017 inductees included Gina Belafonte, Gina Brown, Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson, Vanessa Williams, and Alfre Woodard, with the 2017 Corporate Hero going to Novant Health. Black AIDS Institute Board Member Jussie Smollett serves as Chair and Host.

The 2017 theme was Black Men Honoring Black Women. Check out the photos.

Honoree Vanessa A.Williams and sons


June’s Diary

Actor Mike Colter and Honoree Alfre Woodard

Honoree Laverne Cox

Donald Glover

Nene Leaks and Garcelle Beauvais

Actors Mahershala Ali, Honoree Alfre Woodard and Mike Colter

Honoree Gina Brown

Nearly 100 individuals have been inducted into the Heroes in the Struggle Hall of Fame over the last 16 years. It is a photographic tribute to HIV/AIDS allies; elected officials and policy makers; artists from television, film, stage and music; civil rights leaders; health-care providers; advocates and activists; and people living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibit has traveled the world—raising awareness; challenging Black Americans, key thought leaders and institutions to get involved in their communities; and generating critical conversation about HIV stigma, testing, prevention, treatment and care

Photos by @ArnoldShoots

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Authored by: Kellie Williams