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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
by Akiba Solomon on July 3 2012, 10:45AM
By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.
by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 6:22PM
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.
by Imara Jones on June 29 2012, 9:30AM
Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid—which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.
by Kai Wright on June 28 2012, 10:39AM
The conversation about health care reform has been steadfastly colorblind from the start. But to the degree we’re talking about the uninsured, we’re talking in starkly racial terms.
by Jorge Rivas on June 26 2012, 5:16PM
Throughout the two-year initiative, CDC will provide training for staff in community pharmacies and retail clinics in 12 urban areas and 12 rural areas with high HIV prevalence or significant unmet HIV testing needs.
by Jorge Rivas on June 21 2012, 2:42PM
North Carolina’s plan to compensate people who were sterilized under the state’s eugenics program is probably not going go through because the State Senate scratched it off the budget Wednesday.
by Hatty Lee on June 11 2012, 9:17AM
We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.
by Channing Kennedy on June 4 2012, 9:29AM
The Colorlines.com community discusses how to work towards real mental health — both for communities of color, and for the activists who fight.
by Akiba Solomon on May 31 2012, 8:59AM
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012 claims to protect Asian children. But it is a slight variation of a familiar formula: Race-bait, cry crocodile tears about sexism—then police the wombs of women of color.
by Mónica Novoa on May 30 2012, 10:00AM
People dedicated to racial justice are often so focused on strengthening our communities, we fail to remain healthy ourselves. Monica Novoa speaks with organizers who are helping the movement mind its own mental health.