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What's the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Another Sandy Hook? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on January 22 2013, 8:31AM

Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.

Topics: Guns, Health

What Obama's Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

What Obama’s Gun Plan Means For Mental Health Care

by on January 17 2013, 8:52AM

There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.

Topics: Guns, Health

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

Black Males Ages 13-24 Hit Hardest With New HIV Infections in U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on November 30 2012, 4:04PM

In 2010, of the estimated 47,500 new HIV infections, 12,200 were among youths.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

Fighting HIV/AIDS Stigma the Red Shoe Way

by Akiba Solomon on November 29 2012, 1:22PM

Humor blogger and Red Pump Project co-founder Luvvie Ajayi blends fun and fashion with the serious topic of HIV/AIDS and stigma.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic] Infographic

What the AIDS Epidemic Still Reveals About Us [Infographic]

by Hatty Lee, Kai Wright on November 29 2012, 9:54AM

Progress must be noted and celebrated. But as the data suggests, the AIDS epidemic continues to reflect this nation’s most fundamental inequities.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health, Kai Wright

December 1 is World AIDS Day, Find Events Near You

by Jorge Rivas on November 28 2012, 3:36PM

Every year World AIDS Day events take place across the country to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner's Office

Naked HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested After They Take Over John Boehner’s Office

by Jorge Rivas on November 27 2012, 3:58PM

At least three AIDS activists were arrested on Tuesday after they and other naked demonstrators briefly took over House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) to protest budget cuts to health care services.

Topics: Health, /NOW

GMA's Robin Roberts' Interview with Sister Sally-Ann on MDS-Bone Marrow Treatment

GMA’s Robin Roberts’ Interview with Sister Sally-Ann on MDS-Bone Marrow Treatment

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 3:24PM

“Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts says she’s doing better everyday.

Topics: Health, /NOW

HIV-Positive DREAMer in Urgent Need of Medical Care Stuck in ICE Custody

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 3:28PM

A DREAMactivist.org petition is urging ICE to immediately release and end deportation proceedings for a 27-year-old HIV-positive DREAMer that was held in a Florida detention center without medical care.

Topics: Health, Immigration, /NOW

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

Collateral Damage in the War on Women

by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM

Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographic

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Hatty Lee on October 11 2012, 9:52AM

State legislatures have targeted publicly funded family planning services with unique intensity since 2010. Hatty Lee illustrates who gets hurt in the process.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, War on Women

Private Prison Company's New Profit Source: Mental Health

Private Prison Company’s New Profit Source: Mental Health

by on September 6 2012, 10:00AM

The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.

Topics: Health

Making Mental Health Awareness Year-round

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2012, 6:31PM

So July, and National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, are over. What are you doing to take care of yourself today?

Topics: Health, /NOW

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

An AIDS 2012 Takeaway: More Poor, Criminalized and Marginalized Folks Belong at the Table

by Akiba Solomon on July 27 2012, 9:49AM

This week’s International AIDS Conference brought more than 20,000 top experts, activists, politicians and celebrities to the nation’s capitol to exchange ideas about how to end HIV. Here’s hoping that the next one will include more everyday people.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

Life, Love, and Risk: A Moment at the International AIDS Conference

by Jamilah King on July 26 2012, 10:00AM

Jamilah King went searching for answers to why we all take such risks in pursuit of connection. She didn’t find them, but she kept bumping up against love.

Topics: HIV/AIDS, Health

Danny Glover Speaks of Personal Loss at Int'l AIDS Conference

Danny Glover Speaks of Personal Loss at Int’l AIDS Conference

by Jorge Rivas on July 25 2012, 10:00AM

“This is something that we all should get involved in,” Glover said at the International AIDS Conference, whose own brother has been HIV positive for more than 20 years.

Topics: Health, /NOW

Progress on Condom Use Among Youth Slows, Drops Among Black Teens

by Kai Wright on July 24 2012, 12:36PM

After a decade of squabbling over sex ed and access to condoms, a federal health study shows a trend line suddenly inching in the wrong direction.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, /NOW

FDA Approves Truvada, First Pill to Help Prevent HIV

by Jorge Rivas on July 16 2012, 3:24PM

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Topics: Health, /NOW

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let's Get Both.

We Need Better Food. We Need Fairer Food Jobs. So Let’s Get Both.

by Rinku Sen on July 10 2012, 1:02PM

In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?

Topics: Economy, Health, How We Eat, Movement

Holly Robinson Peete Rips 50 Cent Apart on Autism, Gets Him to Apologize

Holly Robinson Peete Rips 50 Cent Apart on Autism, Gets Him to Apologize

by Jorge Rivas on July 9 2012, 12:02PM

Rapper 50 Cent rarely apologizes for his controversial remarks but this time around not only did he delete controversial tweets, he apologized too.

Topics: Health, /NOW