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KAMPALA, Uganda – While the world’s leading experts on HIV/AIDS are preparing for the upcoming AIDS 2012 Conference in Washington, D.C., one young Ugandan activist is focusing on problems much closer to home.
“I am Barbara Kemigisa, I am an activist and an upcoming artist, a single mother living with HIV,” [...]
Source: PRI’s The World
This story from Public Radio International’s The World equally applies to churches within African American communities. We hope tbb readers will listen and apply the discussion to the crisis of HIV within black American communities. We need more churches on board with HIV prevention.
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 [...]
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, [...]
To the relief of many on the political left, last week’s budget negotiations ended in a compromise that spared funding for Planned Parenthood. Republicans targeted the family planning agency — one of the largest recipients of Title X, the federal grant program dedicated to reproductive health services for low-income patients — because it provides abortions, [...]
Nas gives back and you should too! The renowned Queens lyricist headed to Harlem to serve Christmas dinner to families affected by HIV/AIDS as part of an event run by music industry professional turned activist Maria Davis. Below are 2 clips from a previous interview with the Illmatic one and Dr. Cornel West.
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 [...]
ia Center For Reproductive Rights
Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women in Chilean Health Facilities
More women than ever before are living with HIV around the world, and too many of them suffer cruel reproductive rights violations. The Center’s newest fact-finding report, Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV-Positive Women in Chilean Health [...]