As a follower of Oxygen’s reality show, The Prancing Elites Project, which follows five fierce steppers in Mobile, Alabama, I was moved to tears when one of the dancers, Kareem Davis, revealed to his dance troupe and the world that he’s HIV positive. Days later, I was proud to have nabbed the exclusive interview with Davis where he discussed the difficulty of disclosure, how HIV impacts young gay men and his plans to use his visibility to change the narrative. Watch my exclusive interview on So POPular! with Kareem Davis above.
After our conversation, I was joined by Michael Arceneaux, columnist for Ebony.com and contributor to Complex.com, and educator Kevin Allred, to unpack how HIV/AIDS disproportionately impacts communities of color, particularly young black gay men like Kareem Davis. Watch our segment below:
Watch all clips, conversations and interviews from “So POPular!” anytime at MSNBC.com/sopopular. New episodes every Friday at 11am ET!