‘The Other City:’ AIDS in D.C.

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The film, which spotlights personal stories of D.C. residents living with HIV/AIDS in the shadow of the Capitol, was produced by Sheila C. Johnson, CEO of Salamander Hospitality  L.L.C. and founding partner of Black Entertainment Television (BET). Johnson, a global ambassador for Care, an international AIDS relief organization, has spent time helping women with AIDS in Africa. “When I came back to D.C., I was driving around the city and I could see the same problems there. I was feeling guilty that here in my own backyard I wasn’t paying enough attention to what was going on especially in the African American community,” Johnson told Black Enterprise. “I wanted to really try and bring this out to the forefront and I thought the best way to do that was to do a documentary.”

The film, which spotlights personal stories of D.C. residents living with HIV/AIDS in the shadow…