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 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Hip-Hop and HIV -- One Rap Song's Positive Message Still Holds True

"This song is more than a protest. It deals with the prejudices surrounding HIV and AIDS as well as having an educational angle," Adam de Paor-Evans writes.

Marnina Ross-Miller

Marnina Ross-Miller Is a Young Leader Who Wants to Learn From Older HIV Activists

An interview with Marnina Ross-Miller about the obstacles young black women still face in taking on leadership roles in the HIV movement, as well as opportunities they have.

Screenshot from 'Sing Your Song'

A Short Film for World AIDS Day Has Arrived. Watch It Right Now.

"An exhilarating new short film produced especially for people living with HIV is about to grab your heart and make you stand up and cheer," Mark S. King writes.

Phill Wilson, right, and Paul Kawata speak at USCA 2018

It's Time for the Next Generation of HIV Activists to Lead

"The best gift we could give this movement is to step aside," said prominent HIV activist Phill Wilson at the U.S. Conference on AIDS. "This younger generation is smarter, younger, wiser, more capable, and they have the foundation that we built."

Rep. Barbara Lee

Ending HIV Stigma Takes Center Stage at Congressional Black Caucus Conference Panel Discussion

Ending the HIV epidemic in black communities is more than about health care, it's also about stomping out HIV stigma, according to experts and advocates who spoke at a recent panel discussion presented by the Congressional Black Caucus.

Racism word cloud

HIV and Racism as a Barrier to Testing and Treatment

Racism as a barrier to accessing testing and treatment for HIV is an issue that is rarely discussed in white-dominated gay communities.

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.