June 13, 2007
Reggae Stars Promise “Compassion”
Popular reggae and dancehall artists Beenie Man, Sizzla and Capleton have all signed on to the Reggae Compassionate Act, agreeing to remove violent and homophobic lyrics from their songs. They are among a range of performers accused of inciting hatred and stigma surrounding sexuality in the Caribbean community that has also been tied to rising HIV rates.
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