“They’re not treating you like a human being or someone who has a son and loved ones, careers, and dreams. You’re just a Black statistic to them. And that is so painful.”
That stark disparities in HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 cases and deaths exist is not a failing of Black people, but rather a failing of the U.S. government and its adjoining health agencies.
We celebrate the life and contributions of the renowned Black choreographer and dancer whose work told the human story, pushed through struggle, and shattered stigma.
Alphonso David, Lil Nas X, and Steven Canals were among this year’s awardees for their contributions in activism, media, and entertainment.
Acclaimed Philadelphia playwright Donja Love says we need a radical shift in how we talk about HIV prevention and care, starting with language.
In America, the concurrent epidemics of HIV, COVID-19, and systemic racism share a lot of common roots.
Making conversations about HIV a normal part of health care is the only way to make sure everyone gets the HIV prevention or care they deserve.
“I feel there is an open door right now. ... I’d like to think that our fallen predecessors have created a lane for us to use and exhibit our due diligence for the next generation.”
Remember DMX (aka Dark Man X) in his best light: the X that enlightened us with prayer, gave us hits like “Party Up (Up in Here),” “What These Bitches Want,” and “How’s It Goin’ Down.”
Founded in 2011, SisterReach is a nonprofit that supports the reproductive autonomy of women and teens of color, poor and rural women, LGBTQIA+ people, and their families through reproductive justice, a public health movement that champions culturally competent and trauma-informed medical care.
We explore the unique obstacles Black women face in accessing HIV preventive options and health care, and provide resources that help Black women feel seen, heard, and supported in their search for better, more equitable care.