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REVIEW Uzodinma Iweala is the author of Beasts of No Nation, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and the Sue [...]
African Guernica: life becomes art
Source: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com The amazing Keiskamma Guernica is a
lament for those who have suffered and
died in South Africa’s Aids epidemic.
A close-up view of women in mourning.
(Images: Emily van Rijswijck)
Emily van Rijswijck
The little fishing hamlet of Hamburg, situated in the Keiskamma River estuary in the Eastern Cape, is [...]
tbb wishes to thank the The Rebecca Project for Human Rights, United Africans for Women & Children Rights, and the National Council of Negro Women for bringing this information to light.
Source: A Nation of Change
A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, [...]
Once You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW ALLISTER SPARKS has been a friend and comrade of Desmond Tutu for many decades. Sparks was editor of The Rand Daily Mail from 1977 to 1981 and South African correspondent for The Washington Post, The Observer and Holland’s leading newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, [...]
This is an important story and a very good story, which “Western” media outlets should be celebrating rather than the snarky headlines I have seen on this issue. The people of Zimbabwe have met the challenge of cutting the rates of HIV/AIDS in their own communities. It is tragic that so many Zimbabweans died from [...]
White people in the United States die of drug overdoses more often than other ethnic groups. Black people are hit proportionately harder by AIDS, strokes and heart disease. And American Indians are more likely to die in car crashes.
To shed more light on the ills of America’s poor — and occasionally its rich [...]
When her stroke hit, Edna Wooten somehow stopped her car. Then her grown daughter ignored her slurred protests and raced her to the hospital — in time for a drug to dissolve the blood clot causing her stroke.
Wooten was lucky: Too few stroke sufferers get that clot-busting treatment, especially black and [...]
(CNN) — It’s a disease that has plagued Africans for decades, now medical researchers believe they are on their way to eradicating it.
Guinea worm has been called a “forgotten disease for a forgotten people” because of its debilitating effect on people in remote rural communities.
In 1986, 3.5 million people in 20 countries across Africa and [...]
U.S. colleges and universities for the first time are requiring top student athletes to submit to testing for the gene for sickle cell anemia, a mandate aimed at preventing sudden deaths of promising young players but stirring deep fears about reviving dangerous old prejudices.
The screening hopes to identify athletes at high risk for life-threatening complications [...]
MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Poverty is perhaps the most important factor in whether inner-city heterosexuals are infected with the AIDS virus, according to the first government study of its kind.
The study, released Monday, suggests that HIV is epidemic in certain poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods. And, more significantly, poor heterosexuals [...]