HIV/AIDS awareness

Archbishop Carl Bean Passes, Services Announced

Funeral Services will be held at  Unity Fellowship Church on Saturday September 18, 2021.  Archbishop Carl Bean, a pioneering AIDS activist, trailblazer in the LGBTQ Church movement, and international advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons, passed away on September 7. He was 77-years-old. His life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, at McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4103 W. Adams Blvd. in the West Adams district of Los Angeles. The Rev. Edward Anderson is the host pastor. Social distancing protocols will be followed and masks will be required.  Parking is limited.  Ridesharing and public transportation are encouraged.

IN MEMORIAM: Keeping the Legacy of Legendary Supremes Star Mary Wilson Alive

“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of a major member of the Motown family, Mary Wilson of the Supremes,” Motown founder Berry Gordy wrote in a statement emailed to NNPA Newswire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. “The Supremes were always known as the ‘sweethearts of Motown.’ Mary, along with Diana Ross and Florence Ballard, came to Motown in the early 1960s.

I Don’t Want to Say “I Told You So” But, “I Told You So”

I remember back in 2012 when many in the HIV world were celebrating this new wonder drug called Truvada (PrEP). This new drug was going to be a major tool (their words not mine) in our tool box to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. This magic pill was going to help those at highest risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.

“Doing It” While Black – Preventing HIV/AIDS in the African American Community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the reasons why African Americans are at a higher risk of contracting HIV is because we tend to have sex with partners of the same race/ethnicity. Simply put, we tend to have sex with each other, thereby increasing the spread of HIV/AIDS in our community.