Black History Month celebrated in OCTOBER

Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, 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 diaspora. It is celebrated annually in the United States and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in October. Negro History Week (1926) The precursor to Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the … [Read more...]

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...]

Feb 7 celebrates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, our nation will again recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).  DOWNLOAD MP3. Since 2008, this blog has helped us share information and link to resources for HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. In 2013, we continue to blog about NBHAAD, including drawing on additional new media tools (Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , etc.) Every year we look back at past blog posts to remind us where we have been and where we need to go in using new media in our … [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...]

PREVENTION PROGRAMS, HIV AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS

PREVENTION PROGRAMS, HIV AMONG AFRICAN AMERICANS The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a report [PDF] describing findings of an interagency collaboration to identify, review, and assess the effectiveness of HHS-funded, discretionary initiatives and programs to reduce HIV infections among African Americans. The report describes relevant prevention programs and initiatives, identifies future opportunities, and provides insights that will help inform strategies to … [Read more...]

WHITEHO– USE – What would you ask President Obama?

  Monday, January 23, 2012 What would you ask President Obama?Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9:00 p.m. ET. During that speech, he’ll lay out his vision for an America where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, where everyone does their fair share, and where everyone is held accountable for what they do. There is a range of ways to get involved with this year’s State of the Union address. Immediately following the … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Keep Hope Alive!

  Yes, we shall overcome—someday.     I am thankful that I wasn’t living in the US while segregation and blatant racism were the norm. I cannot imagine not being able to sit wherever I wanted to on the bus or drink from any water fountain or have to go to areas that said, “For Coloreds Only”. I don’t know how I would have fared during those times. Would I have turned the other cheek or would I have stood up for my rights? I would like to think that I would have done the latter. When Jesus … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for almost half of those living and dying with HIV and AIDS in this country. There are many complex social and environmental factors that … [Read more...]

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

    As we approach the 11th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7th, we are reminded that the impact of HIV is greater among Blacks than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States. African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population; but 46 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are Black (that’s more than 500,000 African Americans living with HIV in the U.S. today). For more information … [Read more...]

The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Feb. 7

  The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     For the last three years, our blog posts for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), February 7th of every year, have focused on new media or statistics about African Americans and HIV. This year we wanted to share with you thoughts from two of our colleagues.   No new media. No statistics.   Just important words about an important day: As a Black gay man or woman living with HIV, you know, the challenges for all of us … [Read more...]

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