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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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  • Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara Sanchez

    Sonia Sanchez: What are we pretending not to know today? The premise as you said, my sister, being that colored people on planet earth really know everything there is to know. And if one is not coming to grips with the knowledge, it must mean that one is either scared or pretending to be stupid.

  • Hunger Kwame Laughing Foto

    They say you had the eye; they say you saw
    into people. They say you came before as shaman
    or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were
    stonebreaker. But for me, you were a big sister
    feeling for a lonely brother with no language
    to lament, and you gave me more days, and
    more days. Yes, they could have called you
    Grace, Bambara; they could have called you that.

  • Stroller (A Screenplay) Black families and community

    Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.

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