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Topic - Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Ramping up their fight to overturn a ban dating back to 1985 and the emergence of the AIDS crisis, gay-rights organizers are preparing an unprecedented "national gay blood drive" Friday to urge the federal government to change its donation policy and allow some openly gay and bisexual men to give blood.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson says his experience shows that President Obama's health-care overhaul is working out well.
Before the death of Don Cornelius stirred pangs of "Soul Train" nostalgia in the American public, a group of black entrepreneurs already had begun working to revive Cornelius' creation and carry it beyond the continued popularity of the show's dances and television reruns.
Don Cornelius, the silken-voiced host of TV's "Soul Train" who helped break down racial barriers and broaden the reach of black culture with funky music, groovy dance steps and cutting-edge style, died early Wednesday of an apparent suicide. He was 75.
A star-studded team of professional basketball players joined President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a game for U.S. troops and young people Sunday.
Mr. Johnson, who tested positive for HIV in 1991, said health insurance saved his life, while Mr. Mourning, who saw his long career interrupted by kidney disease in 2003, said health insurance is a way to "stay in the game" in case of an unexpected injury or illness.
basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced in 1991 that he had HIV/AIDS, some players refused to take the court with him.