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HIV/AIDS at 30: Edwin Sanders Ministers to

HIV/AIDS at 30: Edwin Sanders Ministers to “Whosoever They May Be”

by LaShieka Purvis Hunter on March 28 2011, 7:00AM

The Memphis pastor’s congregation has been among the leaders in moving the black church from a problem to an asset in the fight against HIV.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform's Strongest Backers

One Year Later, People of Color Are Health Reform’s Strongest Backers

by Shani O. Hilton on March 23 2011, 4:59PM

They’re also the ones who stand to lose the most if the GOP effort to repeal or defund it succeeds.

Topics: Health, Politics

Elizabeth Taylor's Decades-Long Effort to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Elizabeth Taylor’s Decades-Long Effort to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

by Jorge Rivas on March 23 2011, 1:18PM

The actress was one of the first public personas willing to discuss the epidemic, and did so until her death.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes? Infographic

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 10:00AM

Tobacco companies are up in arms. But health advocates say it’s long overdue, especially for black smokers.

Topics: Health

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

by Julie Appleby on March 22 2011, 9:51AM

The likely GOP presidential candidate says Medicaid recipients drive BMWs in Mississippi.

Topics: Health

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

The Republican Attack on Women’s Health Goes Global

by Michelle Chen on March 7 2011, 10:00AM

Sixteen years after the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, Congress seeks to reverse what progress we’ve eked out.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Justice, Health

Is Michelle Obama's Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

Is Michelle Obama’s Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

by Juell Stewart on March 4 2011, 10:00AM

If she really wants to alter the food landscape, it’s not only smart but essential, writes Juell Stewart. Change starts with giving consumers good choices.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 3 2011, 9:35AM

On more than 170 billboards nationwide, a campaign is exploiting America’s racist medical history to foster the belief that abortion is black genocide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down--but the Real Battle's Just Begun

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down—but the Real Battle’s Just Begun

by Jamilah King on February 24 2011, 5:00PM

The ad targeted black women and caused national outrage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Oprah Talks Race and Asks What 'If Katrina Hit Bel Air'

Oprah Talks Race and Asks What ‘If Katrina Hit Bel Air’

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2011, 1:32PM

The talk show host offers her most candid comments yet one the storm.

Topics: Health, Oprah

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

by Rinku Sen on February 21 2011, 10:00AM

Organizations change. And all these years later, women of color are better off with Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood, Movement

Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

by Akiba Solomon on February 18 2011, 6:45PM

“I know a lot about having black babies. I’ve had three of them,” she explains during Pence Amendment debate.

Topics: Gender, Health, Planned Parenthood

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

by Shani O. Hilton on February 18 2011, 4:33PM

The right wing attack on women heats up.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Breast Feeding is a Black Thing

Breast Feeding is a Black Thing

by Akiba Solomon on February 17 2011, 12:57PM

How the First Lady was right about black women and breast-feeding—and why critics like Rep. Michele Bachmann are dead wrong.

Topics: Gender, Health

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

by Akiba Solomon on February 10 2011, 12:04PM

By 2014, scientists may have given women the tool to truly change the HIV epidemic’s trajectory.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill--and States, Too

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM

The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 3:38PM

New video accuses the agency of covering up a child sex ring. Seriously?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

How Kermit Gosnell Got Over--and Poor Women of Color Paid the Price

How Kermit Gosnell Got Over—and Poor Women of Color Paid the Price

by Akiba Solomon on February 1 2011, 9:40AM

Alleged butcher Dr. Kermit Gosnell was aided by cynical abortion politics and a systemic disregard for Philadelphia’s poor women of color.

Topics: Gender, Health

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

by Michelle Chen on January 28 2011, 10:07AM

Obama’s strategy is to fight HIV comprehensively, but some say that’s camouflage for neglect.

Topics: Global Justice, HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

FBI Probes ACORN-Style

FBI Probes ACORN-Style “Sting” on Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on January 26 2011, 1:43PM

Poor women of color stand to lose the most in anti-abortion attacks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health