The Impact of Magic Johnson and What has Happened Since He Announced His Status

We continue to celebrate Black History Month! The first article on this page discusses the impact Magic Johnson's announcement that he had HIV had on one of the editors, who recalls it as a pivotal moment in her life. Here is an excerpt from the article by Deputy Editor of The Root, Genetta M. Adams: "Twenty-five years later, not only is Johnson still here, but he is thriving. A new generation knows the basketball legendary primarily as a savvy businessman whose name is on movie theaters in their neighborhoods, or they know him through his son E.J., who’s become a bit of a fashion icon. But in that time, African Americans have become the racial group most affected by HIV/AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In…
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