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The Day of Unity

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.


A Social Justice Imperative

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.


Recap: Netroots Nation Convention

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


FoodFri - Competitive Foods and Civil Rights

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.


Recap: NAACP Leadership 500 Summit

Hundreds gathered at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples FL for the NAACP Leadership 500 Conference


National Foster Care Month: Starting Out From Behind

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.


Trouble in North Carolina

Last week, the first of several pieces of legislation to aggressively restrict your right to vote passed the North Carolina House.


National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10th marked the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.


Thoughts on Black AIDS Day

Each year for National Black AIDS Day, we remember those who lost their battle with one of the worst diseases of our time.


World AIDS Day: “The Significant Impact of HIV/AIDS on Young, Black Americans”

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


Health Disparities in Our Community

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.


The First Step as an Instrument of Change:“Take the Test, Take Control”

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


Shavon Arline-Bradley Talks Health with The Loop 21

"It was a no-brainer for me to be involved in a 100-year-old organization that had never lost its brand name."


The Responsibility of Our Greatness

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


The Lives of Young Black Gay Men Matter

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


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