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West Indian Day Parade

NYC's West Indian Day Parade Attracts Millions, but Few HIV Outreach Efforts

With mostly black attendees who are immigrants from the most impacted region on the globe outside sub-Saharan Africa, why is so little HIV outreach planned for this important weekend?

What HIV Activists Can Learn From a Failed Faith Leaders Meeting With Trump Img

What HIV Activists Can Learn From a Failed Faith Leaders Meeting With Trump

Tips for activists to prepare for high-level meetings, on the heels of news about black ministers meeting with Trump on prison reform.

Elton John

Why Elton John Owes Black People an Apology After AIDS 2018 Remarks

"I never would have imagined that on just the second day of the conference I would bear witness to the silencing of black gay men's voices and an affront to the experiences of black people across the diaspora -- perpetrated by none other than Elton J...

Yolo Akili (center) and BEAM staff

The Southern Healing Fund Wants to Bring Innovative and Progressive Mental Health Care to African Americans Who Need It Most

Access to much-needed mental health care isn't easy to come by for people of color -- especially in the South -- but The Southern Healing Fund wants to help fill these public health gaps for those who cannot afford care.

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BTAN Maryland Spreads the Word About HIV Criminalization

As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the impact the HIV/AIDS epidemic is having on black lives, the Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) in Maryland hosted the program "Exploring the Criminalization of HIV."

BTAN Chicago's Maxx Boykin: 'Why Is HIV Criminalized?' Img

BTAN Chicago's Maxx Boykin: 'Why Is HIV Criminalized?'

"To understand the HIV/AIDS struggle in the black community is to understand the racial-justice struggle we have in America," says Maxx Boykin.

Black AIDS Institute Announces Founder Phill Wilson Retirement, New Initiatives Img

Black AIDS Institute Announces Founder Phill Wilson Retirement, New Initiatives

After 19 years at the helm of The Black AIDS Institute, president and CEO Phill Wilson says he will soon be stepping down from the role.

Fighting Stigma, and Other Things My Ancestors Taught Me Img

Fighting Stigma, and Other Things My Ancestors Taught Me

"When the next stigmatizing comments or policies come, we must meet them with a resounding unified resistance and counter them with a vision for a better tomorrow," Marie-Fatima Hyacinthe writes.

Untying Tongues: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on Joseph Beam, Black Gay Men, and Ending HIV Stigma Img

Untying Tongues: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on Joseph Beam, Black Gay Men, and Ending HIV Stigma

The Noah's Arc actor discusses Joseph Beam and what Black gay men can do today to fight HIV stigma.

Making Black Gay Lives Matter: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on the Impact of Joseph Beam (and _Noah's Arc_) Img

Making Black Gay Lives Matter: A Conversation With Darryl Stephens on the Impact of Joseph Beam (and Noah's Arc)

Honoring the birthday of late black gay writer and activist Joseph Beam, actor Darryl Stephens discusses the legacy of Beam, as well as his own in the breakout show Noah's Arc.