Black Ink on HIV/AIDS

One of my guilty pleasures is watching “Black Ink Crew” on VH-1. I don’t watch religiously but whenever I tune in, I’m drawn to the daily drama of Ceaser, Puma, Ted, Sassy, all hip, African-American young men and women working at a tattoo parlor in Harlem, NYC.

I commend the stars, writers, producers for shining a spotlight on HIV/AIDS, a taboo topic in communities of color.

Black Ink Crew and HIV/AIDS talk

The last time I was in Harlem was to meet with esteemed historian and author Dr. Sylvaine Diouf, author of “Servants of Allah” and amazing research on the African presence in Brazil and India.

African Presence in India


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