Mario Cooper was born on February 8, 1954 (to May 29, 2015). He was an activist, political leader, attorney, and renowned national leader in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, particularly in communities of color. Mario Magellan Cooper was born in Mobile, Alabama to Algernon Johnson Cooper, Sr. and Gladys Mouton Cooper. One of his brothers, J. Gary Cooper, was former US Ambassador to Jamaica, and another, Algernon J. Cooper, Jr., was the former Mayor of Prichard, Alabama, and the first […]
Jermaine “Maine” Dion Smith was born on August 14, 1973 (to March 14, 2015). He was an eclectic artist, art director, fashion designer, and musician. Biography coming in 2018.
Victor Pond was born on August 13 (to January 15, 2015). He was a passionate HIV/AIDS advocate and educator, activist, devout Christian, and singer. Pond was born in Panama, as a self-described bicultural and bilingual Latino of West Indian and African descent. He attended the Instituto Fermin Naudeau (Class of 1971) and the National University of Panama, where he graduated with an MA in Psychology. While visiting a friend in the Bronx in the summer of 1982, Pond recalled watching […]