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Medical Racism, Casual or Overt, Has No Place in Patients’ Lives

“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.”

By Juan Michael Porter II
Mosaic of interviewees. In order clockwise from top left: Cederic Gum, Kehinde Bradmuse, Harriet McNeill, Lady Bug

African-Americans Living With HIV: Memo to Me

We asked African Americans living with HIV: If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say?

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Why the Chauvin Verdict Helped Me Feel Heard

“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.”

By Candis Y. McDow
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When It Comes to Celebrities Like DMX, Addiction Has No Regard for Status

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.”

By Candis Y. McDow
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Interviews

SisterReach Makes HIV Support Accessible to Black Women

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.

By Ciarra Jones
Black AIDS Institute board at USCA 2017

Black Women and PrEP: Confronting Barriers to 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.

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Interviews

Curtis Smith Turned His AIDS Loss and Pain Into Service to Others

Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.

By Tim Murphy
Black female patient
Features

Providers Can Save Black Women’s Lives by Listening Without Judgment

Black women face health disparities that can shorten their lives. Why aren’t doctors taking their concerns seriously?

By Juan Michael Porter II
Breonna Taylor's mother
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Honoring Breonna Taylor Means Recognizing the Harm of the War on Drugs

Since Taylor’s death just over a year ago, Drug Policy Alliance has compiled an interactive timeline of what happened the night she was killed, with key points about the history of laws that enabled those actions to take place.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Black People Have Concerns About the COVID Vaccine—Don’t Call It Fear

Surveys show Black respondents trust government sources of vaccine information more than whites, but media narratives denying that Black people want the vaccine have flourished—and hampered access.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Black female patient
Features

Medical Racism Was Meant to Hurt Black Women—And It Does

We need to take an active approach as a society to end health disparities among Black women that are caused by racism.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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New Orleans Artist Terrance Osborne Honors the City’s AIDS and COVID Heroes

Osborne’s work depicts New Orleans’ history and activism with vivid color and familiarity.

By Giuli Alvarenga