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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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
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First PrEP, Now the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Faced Medical Mistrust Head On

Black communities have many reasons for mistrust of medical authorities. But getting vaccinated can help us get to a place where we can be together again, safely.

By Michael Chancley Jr., M.S.W.
Raniyah Copeland

Raniyah Copeland Is Glad More People See That White Supremacy Drives Black HIV Rates

As head of the Black AIDS Institute, she oversees multiple projects geared toward Black communities setting their own agenda for ending the epidemic.

By Tim Murphy
Dafina Ward

Let’s Chat With Dafina Ward, the New Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition

With a law degree and lots of organizing experience in the field, she’s ready to make sure the hard-hit South gets the resources it deserves in 2021 and beyond.

By Tim Murphy
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News Analysis

Remembering New York City Mayor David Dinkins and His Love for People Living With HIV

The city’s first Black mayor died at age 93 on Nov. 23.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Donja R Love

Write It Out! Celebrates 12 Playwrights Who Are Living With HIV on World AIDS Day

Award-winning playwright Donja R. Love created a program that gave opportunities to people who often face barriers and gatekeepers in the theater world.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Watch This Beautiful Documentary About Longtime Survivor and Choreographer Bill T. Jones’ Most Famous Piece, Produced by a Protégé

Jones’ 1989 dance piece ‘D-Man in the Waters’ displayed stunning vitality and compassion in the face of the AIDS epidemic—and cemented Jones’ legacy.

By Tim Murphy
Being Seen

With ‘Being Seen’ Podcast, Black Queer Men Tell Their Own Stories

Darnell Moore takes listeners on an adventure that expands their understanding of the many contributions that Black LGBTQ+ men have made to culture.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Addressing Black Lives Matter Fatigue in the U.S. HIV Community

Here are eight things that non-Black allies in the HIV community can do to support their Black friends and colleagues over the long run.

By Tuyishime Claire Gasamagera
Elizabeth Owens

‘Thank You for Coming to Work Today’: Colleagues and Comrades Remember the Indefatigable Elizabeth Owens

Owens, who died this September, will be remembered as one of New York City’s fiercest fighters for the marginalized.

By Tim Murphy