New Pew Report: Smartphone Ownership in 2013

The Pew Internet and American Life Project released new data last week showing that 56% of all American adults use smartphones. At AIDS.gov, we have seen growth in mobile access to our website. Since January, 2013, nearly 37% of visits to AIDS.gov have been from a mobile device. This has already surpassed the total mobile visits from 2012. The HIV community should take note of the growth in smartphone usage. Here are a few things from the report that may be of interest. What Pew found: … [Read more...]

Aids.gov, ‘highlighted videos’, HIV/AIDS epidemic on African American

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), observed annually on February 7, provides an excellent opportunity to build HIV awareness within and beyond African American communities. Today, we highlight videos—both new and old—that are available through AIDS.gov and can be used to generate conversation about the disproportionate impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on African American communities. Each year, individuals across the country take part in AIDS.gov’s Facing AIDS photo-sharing … [Read more...]

Twitter Event – Feb 5 @ 2 PM, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with its partners, will be hosting a Twitter Event tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 2pm ET, to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) This is celebrated annually on February 7. Twitter events give us an opportunity to connect with people across the country and in every community. For tomorrow’s Twitter chat we have already asked for and received numerous questions from community members on … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Dorothy Heights

  A Celebration of Women™ ... as we offer this Tribute to the Leader of All WOMEN of ACTION™, Dorothy Height, who passed away in 2010,  at the wonderful age of 98.   Celebrate this Life with us... and You will just LOVE the Hats!    WOMAN of ACTION™       Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)       Dorothy was an African American administrator, educator, and social activist.   She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Rosa Parks *Tribute

WOMAN of ACTION™ Tribute     Rosa Parks "Back then, we didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down." -Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. At age 2, Rosa moved to Pine Level, Alabama, to live with her grandparents, and at age … [Read more...]

February’s observance of African American History Month

Making History: Eliminating Viral Hepatitis Disparities in the African American Community February 10, 2012 By J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Acting Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. J. Nadine Gracia During February’s observance of African American History Month, please join us in working to end the unfortunate history of viral hepatitis’ disproportionate impact on the African American community. This Administration is working … [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...]

Kwanzaa: A Celebration to Enrich the Soul, Holly Allender

      Kwanzaa: A Celebration to Enrich the Soul   By Holly Allender     In the depths of the Civil Rights Movement during the mid-1960s, an answer to cultural identity crisis came to a climax. Amongst the riots, the deaths of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and all the other injustices, a new tradition touplift and celebrate African-Americans was created – Kwanzaa. From those hard, horrible times, this holiday was created to celebrate and honor African-American and Pan-African … [Read more...]

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