Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Virtual Vaccine Education Training Available

The Congress of National Black Churches, in association with the Centers for Disease Control, is sponsoring a Virtual Vaccine Education Training Program to assist African American communities in overcoming vaccine hesitancy. Pastors and faith leaders are invited to participate in the next training session on Thursday, October 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., PST.  Click here to register and receive an email containing the training link prior to the training. A one-time stipend of $500 will be offered to the church of all participants. To receive the stipend: Onscreen participation is required for the full duration of the training Participants must complete the

Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body

Recently I received a call and was asked if I knew someone who wanted to join the team of some of the best and brightest people working on a research project in the area of HIV/AIDS. The project was entitled, “Healing Our Heart, Mind and Body”. It’s not too often to be presented with an opportunity to work with both friends and people you admire. So, when Dr. Gail Wyatt asked if I knew of a person, in particular a man, that wanted to work on this project with her and her team, I said “I’ve got just the right guy for you—ME!”

National Institutes of Health Awards CSU Dominguez Hills Professor $655,000 Grant to Develop Innovative HIV PrEP Uptake Intervention

Grant project addresses disparity in new HIV infections among young gay African American men Carson, CA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Professor of Sociology Matt G. Mutchler a three-year $656,000 grant to address the disproportionate rate of new HIV infections among young African American men and help improve their overall health and well-being. Mutchler and a team of investigators, including student and community health educators, will work with a community advisory board and participants to develop, pilot, and evaluate “PrEP-Talk,” an innovative intervention support program for young gay African American men

Success On “The Way: Ask Dr. Jeanette-‘Kill God?!’

How many people want to kill God? Beyond counting! None are successful. When we look at the many acts of wrongdoing committed by people, the bottom line is that they just want to kill Almighty God, who won’t give in to their treason, rebellion and disobedience! Let’s think this through a bit. When murders happen, especially those deliberately committed, who do you think they are trying to kill? Yes, it may be true the murderer kills a person or persons. However, a murderer may be thinking about killing that object of hatred…a closer analytical look might be examined: “What is