“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.”
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.
Curtis is the founder of Families Living with AIDS Care Center, a lifeline in what once was an HIV services desert in Southern California.
Black women face health disparities that can shorten their lives. Why aren’t doctors taking their concerns seriously?
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.
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.
Osborne’s work depicts New Orleans’ history and activism with vivid color and familiarity.
Late last year, the Texas health department asked the authors to take “white supremacy” out of the abstract—and then dropped it altogether.
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.
As head of the Black AIDS Institute, she oversees multiple projects geared toward Black communities setting their own agenda for ending the epidemic.
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.