March 10th marked the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Blog — Health
On a recent Sunday morning, church-goers in Baltimore piled into their places of worship expecting to hear a sermon on an epic battle. To the surprise of many, the battle the pastor spoke of was not between David & Goliath but between the black community and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Change doesn't happen by mere idealism, but rather with the concerted effort of others. HIV has become an epidemic impacting the Black community in increasingly disproportionate numbers. The need for responding to this issue has reached the level of urgency.
On Sunday, July 14th pastors across America partnered with the NAACP on the Day of Unity to preach about HIV as a social justice issue. The annual day brought together faith leaders nationwide to join the movement to stop the social injustices that have led to the unequal impact HIV is having in their communities.
The NAACP Health Programs Department has made strides in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic; ending childhood obesity; working to implement the Affordable Care Act in all 50 states and reducing health disparities among communities of color.
Today marks the second annual national Day of Unity, a day that unites faith leaders nationwide in the fight to end the HIV epidemic. Hundreds of faith leaders around the country join to together on this day in support of the NAACP's The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative initiative to preach a powerful message on HIV/AIDS as a social justice issue.
For the second year in a row, the NAACP Health Programs department is organizing the Day of Unity—an event that brings together pastors and faith leaders in solidarity through their commitment to address HIV as a social justice issue. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, July 14th.
Voting rights; the democracy initiative; better election processes and the African American caucus were on the agenda for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People at this year's #NN13. And we were excited to support our partners working to pass immigration reform
Last Friday, Moms Rising Fellow, Dream Hampton, invited NAACP Director of Health Programs, Shavon Arline-Bradley to a twitter chat discussing competitive foods. Missed this lively online discussion? Check out the re-cap below.
Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference
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.
Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.
Each year for National Black AIDS Day, we remember those who lost their battle with one of the worst diseases of our time.
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.