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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

The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

The Supreme Court’s Obamacare Ruling Fails Black Women With HIV

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.

Topics: Gender, Health, Obamacare

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

#NoShameDay and the Fight to Eradicate the Stigma of Mental Illness

by Jorge Rivas on July 2 2012, 6:22PM

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Topics: Health, /NOW

How the Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

How the Supreme Court’s ‘Obamacare’ Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity

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.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy, Health, Obamacare

What Today's Ruling Means for the Health of People of Color

What Today’s Ruling Means for the Health of People of Color

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.

Topics: Health, Kai Wright, /NOW

CDC Trying Out Free Rapid HIV/AIDS Test at Rural and Urban Drugstores

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.

Topics: Health, /NOW

N.C. Senate Killed the Compensation Program for Survivors of State Eugenics Program

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.

Topics: Health, /NOW

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them Photo

We Need to Support Moms Who Breastfeed, Not Shame Them

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.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

How Do We Fight For Mental Well-Being (While Preserving Our Own)? [Reader Forum]

How Do We Fight For Mental Well-Being (While Preserving Our Own)? [Reader Forum]

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.

Topics: Health

Yet Another Effort to Racialize the Attack on Women's Health

Yet Another Effort to Racialize the Attack on Women’s Health

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.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Health

How to Do Right By Yourself While Busy Saving the World

How to Do Right By Yourself While Busy Saving the World

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.

Topics: Drop the I-Word, Health

One Runner's Step-by-Step Path to Justice

One Runner’s Step-by-Step Path to Justice

by Mónica Novoa on May 30 2012, 10:00AM

Donna Hernández gives us her personal story of how running changed the way she dealt with stress, and approached social justice work.

Topics: Health

Young, Depressed, and Of Color: Why Schools and Doctors Get It Wrong

Young, Depressed, and Of Color: Why Schools and Doctors Get It Wrong

by Jamilah King on May 29 2012, 9:25AM

From the classroom to the clinician’s office, there’s a long and troubling relationship between racism and the mental health field.

Topics: Health

As the Court Decides Health Reform, East Oakland Fights for the Basics

As the Court Decides Health Reform, East Oakland Fights for the Basics

by Tram Nguyen on May 22 2012, 9:21AM

Once home to good manufacturing jobs, East Oakland today is a microcosm of the structural components of racial health disparities. One community-led health project could be a model for the future.

Topics: Dispatches, Health

Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders: Is Racism is an Illness?

Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders: Is Racism is an Illness?

by Jorge Rivas on May 8 2012, 1:06PM

Does declaring racism an illness in any way remedy, address, or lead us toward a solution for this inequity?

Topics: Health, /NOW