Local AIDS activist finalist for national award

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When Devondia Roseborough was diagnosed with AIDS in 2003, she could've crawled into a dark space an allowed her disease take hold. Instead, she turned herself into an advocate for young women and girls, the group with the highest number of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses.

Now, Roseborough's community activism through her Rasberrirose Foundation is being honored by Steve Harvey's Hoodie Awards. She's a finalist as The Best Community Leader.

"The Rasberrirose Foundation has a major focus on HIV and AIDS prevention," she said. "I work with young women between the ages of 10 and 18, teaching them self love and self respect and love for themselves especially when dealing with relationships."

As a Finalist winner, Roseborough will fly out to  Las Vegas for the 2010 Hoodie Awards, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, on August 28.

But to win, she's going to need your votes.

A picture and brief description of the nominees will go on line this month on www.steveharvey.com and   www.v1019.com.  Best Community Leader category wins a new Ford Fusion.

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