The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), founded in November 1987, is the oldest and largest not-for-profit organization of its kind in the United States.
Their mission is to educate, organize, and empower Black leaders, including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, business professionals, social policy experts, and the media, to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS and other health disparities in their local communities.
The NBLCA conducts policy, research and advocacy on HIV/AIDS and other health disparities to ensure effective participation of our leadership in all policy and resource allocation decisions impacting communities of African descent nationwide.
Calvin O. Butts III (born 1949), is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, President of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, and Chairman and founder of the Abyssinian Development Corporation – an engine for $500 million in housing and commercial development in Harlem.
He is also Chairman of the Board for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. They hosted their 25th Annual “Choose Life Awards Hall of Hope and Remembrance” benefit reception on June 7th, 2012. World Liberty TV interviewed Calvin Butts about the causes and ethics of his great organization, and what he believes will help the world better tackle the issues of HIV/AIDS.
Also shown is footage from stage where the awards were given. Wendy Williams was the emcee, presenting honors for Dionne Warwick, Jonathan Larson, Duane Cramer, and Carla A. Harris.