Maria Davis: Hip Hop’s Big Voice For HIV/AIDS & Black Women

Maria Davis bull horn“I tell people all the time He needed a big mouth chick that was not afraid to do His work and to work in the HIV community, and that was gonna be me.” It’s not unusual to see music industry veteran and HIV/AIDS advocate Maria Davis addressing crowds loud and proud with her bullhorn, but  even over the phone the conviction, urgency and fullness of life in her voice – warmly wrapped in a New York ‘boogie down Bronx’ accent – is evident. Instead of dampening her spirit and hardening her heart toward God, Davis’ 1995 HIV-positive diagnosis has fueled her faith even more.