Mo’nique’s Story

Posted in: News 2005-Older

Yes, I did lose my best friend to AIDS and I don’t want you to lose yours. As Black women and as a community we need to start speaking up and speaking out on HIV/AIDS. It’s chilling to think that over half of all new HIV cases are a result of heterosexual sex, and Black …

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The Administration is Finalizing Conservative Politicos’ Decades-Old Assault on Medicaid

Posted in: News 2005-Older

OP-ED: For the Progressive Media Project op-ed syndicate The Administration is Finalizing Conservative Politicos’ Decades-Old Assault on Medicaid The Bush administration is not trying to make Medicaid run well but to force its collapse. In the process, states are left to deal with the mess. And the poor and disabled are bearing the brunt. Medicaid …

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Black Baby Boomers and the Future of HIV

Posted in: News 2005-Older

From BlackPressUSA.com By Makebra M. Anderson, NNPA Washington Correspondent While much of the public’s attention is focused on young people contracting almost half of all new HIV and AIDS cases, there is a growing HIV/AIDS problem developing among the elderly, a problem that will only grow worse as baby boomers reach retirement. “I don’t think older …

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New HIV Strain Would Change Little About the Epidemic: It’s Still a Crisis We’re Ignoring

Posted in: News 2005-Older

STATMENT: Potential ‘Supervirus’ is Nothing New New HIV Strain Would Change Little About the Epidemic: It’s Still a Crisis We’re Ignoring When the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced its discovery what appears to be a multi-drug resistant, rapid-progressing strain of HIV, it was scary news. To uncover a virus resistant …

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Too Many Black Ministers are Fomenting Anti-gay Bigotry

Posted in: News 2005-Older

OP-ED: For the Progressive Media Project op-ed syndicate Too Many Black Ministers are Fomenting Anti-gay Bigotry By Kai Wright An African-American minister in Atlanta is just the latest figure to help the religious right hide behind blackface. On Dec. 11, the Rev. Eddie Long rallied his congregation in opposition to same-sex marriage. He led thousands …

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A Perilous Silence About AIDS

Posted in: News 2005-Older

OP-ED: For the Progressive Media Project op-ed syndicate A Perilous Silence About AIDS By Kai Wright By the end of the day today, more than 20 African-American women will be newly infected with HIV. Someone tell Vice President Dick Cheney. On Oct. 5, debate moderator Gwen Ifill asked Cheney what his administration plans to do …

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Vice Presidential Candidates Bungle AIDS Question During Debate

Posted in: News 2005-Older

JOINT-STATEMENT: With Essence Magazine Vice Presidential Candidates Bungle AIDS Question During Debate “I want to talk to you about AIDS. And not about AIDS in China or Africa, but AIDS right here in this country where black women between the ages of 25 and 44 are 13 times more likely to die of the disease …

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The Administration’s Fight Against AIDS Must Look at the Home Front, Too

Posted in: News 2005-Older

OP-ED: For the Progressive Media Project op-ed syndicate The Administration’s Fight Against AIDS Must Look at the Home Front, Too By Kai Wright As the GOP prepares to highlight President Bush’s compassionate side at its upcoming convention, the White House will likely trumpet the president’s global AIDS plan as a prime example of his care …

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The NIA Plan

Posted in: News 2005-Older

A Black AIDS Institute Report December 1, 1999 Friends, In 1998, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) asked the Secretary of Health and Human Services to call a “State of Emergency” regarding AIDS in African American communities. In response to that “State of Emergency,” dozens of African American AIDS activists, educators, and health professionals have joined …

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