Blog — Health
The magnitude of foster care in America is startling. More than 700,000 youth of every race, ethnicity, culture, and age group are impacted by foster care each year. For kids in foster care, turning 18 isn't a source for celebration. It's a reason to panic.
HIV continues to be a relentless burden to the African American community. On this 24th annual World AIDS Day, the NAACP Health Department reaffirms the disproportionate effect of HIV/AIDS on Black Americans
At the National Convention in Houston this week, a main topic of discussion in the health symposiums will be the ever-pressing issue of HIV/AIDS within the African-American community.
Today, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) across the U.S. where we promote HIV-testing and early diagnosis. More than half of American adults still have never been tested for HIV, yet testing remains the only way to know whether you or a loved one are infected. Read as Rev. Sadler highlights the first step as an Instrument of Change
"It was a no-brainer for me to be involved in a 100-year-old organization that had never lost its brand name."
Dimmed lights, an open bar and sophisticated seating areas with sheer drapes surround me as I stand on a dance floor in an elite night club. I am here to be honored for my work in HIV. Before me stand a host of beautiful young black people, gathered to acknowledge World AIDS Day and the impact of HIV in our community
When new [HIV] infections in young Black gay men increase by nearly 50 percent in 3 years we need to do more to show them that their lives matter." -President Barack Obama, December 1, 2011
I have been a part of the fight to end AIDS for over 27 years, and in the words of the NAACP, “Much has changed, much has not!” Our people still act as if the AIDS epidemic belongs to someone else.
Being a firm believer in the Adinkra concept of Sankofa, I believe it is absolutely necessary to get the support, encouragement and guidance that come with working alongside those who are more experienced, as well as paying homage to those who paved the way so that we can have a present day platform on which to stand