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Creating a Biological Underclass: A Reality of Poverty for HIV+ Women

May 4, 2012
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Creating a Biological Underclass: A Reality of Poverty for HIV+ Women

By Sonia Rastogi Hype of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. has died down in the media and in the minds of many Americans. What many do not know is that we are sitting on a human rights crisis. Yes, “we have the science to end the epidemic” as they say and will say...
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New York Medicaid Cuts to Hurt Mental Health Services

March 12, 2012
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Influential African-American legislative leaders are pushing to get New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration to relax a cost-cutting measure that they say forces patients to use inadequate medications. Concern over the legal language of the proposed cuts to Medicaid is particularly problematic as it especially impacts individuals with mental health and HIV/AIDS diagnoses. Opponents...
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  • Excerpts from In the Away Time by Kristen Nelson kristen

    . January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. [...]

  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 by Aya de Leon . How [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]