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Hip-hop condoms to hit stores

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Hip-hop condoms to hit stores

By Meriah Doty

CNN

Friday, July 11, 2003 Posted: 1735 GMT ( 1:35 AM HKT)

 

The art used to package Jimmie Hatz "Great Dane" condom.

 

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(CNN) -- When someone says "hip-hop," music is not the only thing that comes to mind. There are fashion lines and magazines representing a large and growing market.

 

Add to those a line of hip-hop condoms dubbed "Jimmie Hatz" -- due to hit select drug stores in early 2004.

 

Held in graffiti-style packages, the condoms come in three selections: XL Great Dane (extra large condom), Mixed Breed (contoured condom with dotted and ribbed texture) and the Rottweiler (standard size condom).

 

But this is no marketing ploy designed to line the pockets of executives, says Harry Terrell, CEO of Common Ground USA, the condom's manufacturer. "It's a full blown effort on our part to save our community."

 

Terrell says he was inspired to start the grass-roots campaign when he was coaching high school baseball and one of his students got infected with HIV.

 

"I wanted to be supportive of him as possible. I wanted to learn as much as I could about HIV and AIDS."

 

Out of that came the birth of his company. "I took all my money out of my 401k plan. Family members and friends have invested in the company," Terrell says.

 

His organization has worked on a grassroots AIDS outreach and awareness campaign since 1999, according to a recent press release. The company's aim has been to spread the word in high schools and colleges about abstinence and protection.

 

Terrell explains that until he saw the statistics, he was under the impression that HIV and AIDS was "a white man's disease." He says "I went to the Center for Disease Control Web site and I looked at the numbers. The numbers were staggering."

 

"The numbers represent to me [that] still in the inner city there's a lack of resources and education. It's as if nobody cares," Terrell adds.

 

His Jimmy Hatz Web site posts the latest information: "The CDC says the number of AIDS and HIV cases is increasing at alarming rate and shows no sign of decline. African-Americans represent the highest number followed by Hispanics. In 2000, the last year for which national facts are available, more African Americans were reported with AIDS than any other racial/ethinc group."

 

The product line was named in a bid to reach out to the hip-hop generation. "Jimmy hat" is a commonly used slang word for condom.

 

Terrell says he wanted to make wearing condoms "cool or the 'in' thing to do."

 

The CDC statistics, along with information about pregnancy rates among teens, STDs and a other resources, can be found on the his Web site. Terrell says a clothing line is in the works as well.

 

"The problem is really miseducation or lack of education," Terrell says. "I wanted to save the subculture called hip-hop."

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Terrel makes it seem like hes doing a great thing for the "hip hop" community by SELLING these condoms.. Dude. youre selling condoms. youre not preventing aids/stds and unwanted pregnancy, youre making money. If you want to help people, give away the condoms.

 

whats next, "hello kitty" condoms?

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Originally posted by nicio

whats next, "hello kitty" condoms?

 

ive seen a hello kitty dildo.

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Originally posted by nicio

whats next, "hello kitty" condoms?

 

 

hahahaha........well...no....BUT THE NEXT BEST THING!!!!!!

 

 

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the hello kitty vibrator!!! damn those japs! damn them to hell!

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Guest krie

hahaha yeah ive seen them before , think it was ebay ?

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Originally posted by krie

hahaha yeah ive seen them before , think it was ebay ?

 

why were you looking at dildos on ebay?

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Originally posted by krie

hahaha yeah ive seen them before , think it was ebay ?

 

you shouldnt buy used dildos:rolleyes:

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:lol:@When

 

and this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard...when do i get my check for inventing a fucking bullshit idea.

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a white man's disease

 

this is just ignorant hellllo almost half the people with hiv aids in the united states are arfrican frickan american. and he if he wants to do something REally good he will make them available to everyone by not sellingthem

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Originally posted by Europe

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Terrell says he wanted to make wearing condoms "cool or the 'in' thing to do."

"I wanted to save the subculture called hip-hop."

 

you wanna make em cool? get fabolus to wear em...motherfuckers would cut their lips off if fabo said it was hot.

and save hip hop? why dont you save peoples lives, fuck hip hop.

 

 

'if the next fad, was hip hop fags, you'd find alotta hardcore niggas in drag'

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