Bessie Coleman – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is excited to Celebrate the tremendous Story of this Woman with a Dream to achieve her Pilot's Licence and the Vision to see it through, at all costs. She was finally licenced in France June 15, 1921. If You have a Dream....a True Inspiration!         WOMAN of ACTION™     Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman, the daughter of a poor, southern, African American family, became one of the most famous women and African … [Read more...]

Black History Month celebrated February 2013

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African American diaspora. This is the month that all of the hard work of the people who put in for African Americans to be free is celebrated. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. CANADA Why a Black History … [Read more...]

Viral Hepatitis Disparities Among African Americans

Reducing Viral Hepatitis Disparities Among African Americans   As we observe African American History Month, we are also working to raise awareness of the silent epidemic of viral hepatitis in the Black community. You may have seen the blog post earlier this month by my colleague Dr. Nadine Gracia, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. She highlighted some of the troubling viral hepatitis disparities in the African American community, recognizing the need for more … [Read more...]

Black History Month: African Americans and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

  African Americans and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy By Christopher Bates, M.P.A., Executive Director, Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Christopher Bates During this February’s observance of Black History Month, we have observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and heard about efforts to eliminate viral hepatitis … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day– February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7 February 6, 2012   (This message is also available on video.) On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have greater opportunity than ever before to reverse the HIV epidemic in Black America and the nation as a whole. Today, we have a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that directs the nation to focus its prevention efforts on communities at greatest risk, including African-Americans – the racial group most severely … [Read more...]

Interracial Relationships – WOMEN in RECOVERY

      In recent years, people have become more open minded, and as a result, they have broadened their horizons regarding what type of person they would like to date. This means that we have all had the opportunity to meet wonderful people who may or may not be the same race as we are. Interracial relationships can be very rewarding, but can also be very complicated.   ... but honestly, they become complicated only because people make them that way.      Dealing with the … [Read more...]

NAACP Hosts Summit on HIV Among African Americans

NAACP Hosts Summit on HIV Among African Americans Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA); Phill Wilson, CEO of the Black AIDS Institute; Jeffrey Crowley, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy; Frances Ashe-Goins, HHS Office on Women’s Health; and Greg Millett, CDC, address the NAACP summit. To raise greater awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV/AIDS in the African American community and mobilize action by community members, the National Association for the … [Read more...]

Minority Women’s Health: Life as HIV Positive

      A Celebration of Women presents   Minority Women's Health    _______________________________________________   HIV/AIDS      http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority/ Minority Women's Health > African-Americans > HIV/AIDS Additional Resources HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens your body’s defense system, which makes it hard for your body to fight off other health problems that it could normally resist. As time goes on, your body becomes less … [Read more...]

Minority Women's Health: Life as HIV Positive

      A Celebration of Women presents   Minority Women's Health    _______________________________________________   HIV/AIDS      http://www.womenshealth.gov/minority/ Minority Women's Health > African-Americans > HIV/AIDS Additional Resources HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens your body’s defense system, which makes it hard for your body to fight off other health problems that it could normally resist. As time goes on, your body becomes less … [Read more...]

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