Court Grants Judgement to HIV-Positive Man Denied Haircut at LA Barbershop

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California District Court Grants Judgment to HIV-Positive Man Denied Haircut at Los Angeles Barbershop Lambda Legal and Black AIDS Institute Cut the Stigma Campaign Kickoff Summer 2019 (Los Angeles, June 4, 2019) – Today, Lambda Legal announced the Central District of California entered judgment for Nikko Briteramos against the owner of a Los Angeles barbershop …

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Kujichagulia Corner 6-4-19

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It’s Pride Month! The month of June was chosen as LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Uprising, which occurred at the end of June 1969. At the Stonewall Inn in New York City, trans and queer people, many of whom were of color, resisted police harassment. This event galvanized many people to participate in a liberation movement for …

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Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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LOS ANGELES—The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. BAI was incorporated on May 10, 1999 by Phill Wilson, after a life-threatening struggle with HIV, with inspiration from his best friend, the late Reggie Williams. Founded as a non-profit think tank focused on HIV/AIDS in the Black community, the organization initially launched as …

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Kujichagulia Corner 5-7-19

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This week, we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Black AIDS Institute on Friday, May 10th. In 1999, after a life-threatening struggle with HIV, our founder Phill Wilson, along with his best friend, the late Reggie Williams founded a non-profit think tank focused on HIV/AIDS in the Black community. The organization …

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Toni Robinson Named Director of Development

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LOS ANGELES –The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has named Tonica “Toni” Robinson as its Director of Development effective as of April 22.  “To be part of an organization that has a rich history in supporting healthcare disparities in the Black community is not only aligned with my personal belief system, it is an honor,” says …

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Bruce Smail Named Deputy Director

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LOS ANGELES—The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) has named Bruce Smail as its Deputy Director effective as of April 1. “I have been positive since February 10, 2003.  Immediately after diagnosis, I wanted to incorporate HIV/AIDS in my advocacy,” says Smail.  “I am very excited to join the Black AIDS Institute family.” He added, “I know …

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Introducing the Black Women’s Ambassador Program*

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“I think Black women are lit. I think we’re amazing.” – BAI Ambassador Last week, amidst the revelry of Mardi Gras, a group of Black women traveled to New Orleans from communities as far as San Juan and Milwaukee to form the inaugural cohort of the Black Women’s Ambassador program. The mission of the Ambassador …

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Kujichagulia Corner

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It’s the last day of February which signals the end of Black history month. February is one of my favorite months of the year because everyone gets to revel in the beauty of our resiliency and the promise of our future. I’ve thought deeply about the history of BAI and where we want to go …

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My Brother’s Keeper Exemplifies Black Excellence

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“We pretty much operate in a collegial environment.  We have a shared responsibility. We operate together. We love each other together,” says Dr. June Gipson, President and CEO of the Jackson, Miss. based My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. (MBK), as she reflected on this year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) theme “Together For Love: Stop …

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One BAI Team Member’s Journey

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“I was a stigma pusher, but not anymore, obviously,” says Joshua Rodgers who joined the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) prevention and care team last November as an administrative program assistant.  Rodgers, who is living with HIV, came through the doors of BAI on September 5th of 2017 to get tested and access services.  He was …

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