MISS HIV NYC FILM FESTIVAL KICK-OFF AT DWYER
The MISS HIV NYC Film Festival begins on December 1, 2011, coinciding with this year’s observance of World AIDS Day. Crucial Arts is hosting the kick-off event at The Dwyer Cultural Center on Thursday, December 1 at 7pm. There will be free screenings of Miss HIV open to the public across the greater New York City area during the four-day festival. Carmen Neely, Crucial Arts’ executive director, comments, "The fight against stigmatization of HIV/AIDS is not just our fight - it’s a global one. Honest, thought-provoking films like EthnoGraphic Media’s Miss HIV are effective weapons in our campaigns." More than 107,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV; however, thousands more don’t know that they are infected. New York City’s AIDS case rate is almost three times the U.S. average, and HIV is the third leading cause of death for New York City residents ages 35 to 54. Read in Full >>
Coppin State University is seeking to Break the Guinness World Record: HIV/AIDS Awareness
Coppin State University is seeking to Break the Guinness World Record of having the MOST Human Beings participate to make a Human RED RIBBON supporting Awareness of HIV/AIDS. Read in Full >>
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Emerges from Radio One Debate Virtually Unscathed, 8.1.11
Mayor suggests challengers are acting like Tea Baggers, wanting what they are not able to finance; question of HERO, the former Baltimore non-profit committed to serving patients with HIV/AIDS Read in Full >>
b condoms hit the market!
"The brain-child of Jason Panda
, Elkhair Balla
and Ashanti Johnson
, b condoms
aspires to reduce deaths and suffering due to STIs by distributing an inherently sexy condom and reinvesting a portion of its profits to organizations across the country that support STI education and prevention in the most affected areas." Read in Full >>
BMORENEWS' Dana Lee Reports on Obama Effort to Reduce HIV Infections
BMORENEWS Special Correspondent Dana Lee reports after covering White House press conference on White House's new HIV strategy, 7.13.10 Read in Full >>
White House Release New HIV/AIDS Strategy, 7.13.10
With the goal of reducing HIV infections, the Obama administration continues its efforts to fight this pandemic that is so terribly disaffecting people, especially in Baltimore and DC. Present were Sec. of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, the White House's Melody Barnes, Dir. Jeff Crowley of the Office of Nat'l AIDS Policy, HHS' Dr. Howard Koh Read in Full >>
Spectrum Enterprises Gives Back!
Alethea King insists on service to the less fortunate Read in Full >>
TGR: Obama White House: HIV/AIDS and Black Men: A National Emergency!
As a scientist who has spent the last 10 years addressing this topic while at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, I believe that this type of dialogue is essential to improving our country’s response to HIV/AIDS. This conversation needs to continue, but more importantly, it needs to be followed by collective action to end the national tragedy such that future generations of Black men do not face HIV infection as a rite of passage. (For more information about HIV, go to www.AIDS.gov
) Read in Full >>
Spectrum Enterprises presents Moveable Feast
Spectrum's Alethia King insists on giving back. Check out her latest giveback: www.mfeast.org Read in Full >>
BET NETWORKS JOINS THE INTERNATIONAL CALL TO STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV ON WORLD AIDS DAY MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 WITH A SPECIAL EPISODE OF 106 & PARK FOLLOWED BY BET NEWS EXCLUSIVE ARE YOU POSITIVE?
Of the more than one million people in the United States who are living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half are African American. On Monday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m.*, World AIDS Day, BET shines a bright light on these alarming statistics by dedicating a full episode of the network's hit music countdown show, 106 & PARK
, to the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, followed by the premiere of ARE YOU POSITIVE?
, a half hour special that addresses the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS at 7:30 p.m.* ARE YOU POSITIVE?
is part of BET Networks and the Kaiser Family Foundation's longstanding partnership and Emmy Award-winning public education campaign, "Rap-It-Up". Read in Full >>
JAMI JACKSON SINGER & SONGWRITER TAKES CENTER STAGE ON BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION'S REALITY DOCUMENTARY ~ ARE YOU POSITIVE?
: Are You Positive?
A reality documentary starring Jami Jackson airs on World AIDS Day, December 1st, 7:30PM (EST) on the popular Black Entertainment Television (BET), sponsored by the Kaiser Foundation. According to data provided by the Kaiser Foundation, HIV/AIDS deaths are the highest for Black women, ages 25-44, than respective counterparts in racial/ethnic groups. Read in Full >>
AIDS Advocates to Inaugurate Obama as the President Who Will Finally Change the Way the U.S. Fights AIDS
"President-elect Obama has made bold promises around fighting AIDS, but we also know he will face challenges, including a financial crisis. We are holding an inauguration ceremony because we share his vision of hope and change, and to show our support for implementation, in his first 100 days, of the visionary commitments President-elect Obama has made to fight AIDS in the US and around the world," said ACT UP Philadelphia member Waheedah Shabazz-el. Read in Full >>