Archive for the 'women & girls w/hiv/aids' Category

sister blogger jasmyne cannick at nbjc: laura richardson wins 37th us congressional district seat (carson, long beach, compton, signal hill, watts, & willowbrook) (8-22-07) (747)

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Laura Richardson Wins!

Yep that’s right. I’m standing next to California State Assemblywoman Laura Richardson who is the newest member of the United States Congress, unofficially.
With 100 percent of the 334 precincts reporting in the race for California’s 37th Congressional District, Richardson has emerged as victorious in her campaign to replace the […]

journal of women’s health: at-risk older black women avoid HIV tests until too late (735)

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Public Health & Education | Many High-Risk Older Black Women Are Uninterested in Receiving HIV Tests, Study Finds
[Aug 09, 2007]
Few women older than age 50, particularly black women, find it necessary to undergo testing for HIV even though many of the women have a moderate- to high-risk of […]

two reports from kaisernetwork about hiv transmission & breastfeeding you’d think would appear on the same page (732)

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Opinion | Letter to Editor Clarifies UNICEF’s Position on Breast-Feeding for HIV-Positive Women
[Aug 06, 2007]
Public Health & Education | Percentage of U.S. Women Breast-Feeding Their Infants Reaches Highest Level on Record, Report Says
[Aug 06, 2007]

Opinion | Letter to Editor Clarifies UNICEF’s Position on Breast-Feeding for HIV-Positive Women
[Aug 06, 2007]

two from the la times on abortion in mexico city (4-25-07) (632)

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

1) hector tobar: mexico city legalizes first-trimester abortions (4-25-07)
MEXICO CITY — City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize abortion in this capital during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, an action supporters say will serve as a landmark for women’s rights in Latin America.
The legislation could result in thousands of Mexican women traveling to the capital […]

sister blogger cristi hegranes @ poynter centerpiece: empowering women, one journalist at a time (571)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

above, first piwdw graduating class
poynter centerpiece: empowering women, one journalist at a time
by cristi hegraines
The founder of a grassroots effort to train women in the developing world to become journalists looks back on her first year and a half.
Maria Antonieta Gomez Alvarez is a 38-year-old woman who lives in Chiapas, at the […]

kearns’ open poem to the city of angels at noon, this day, monday 1-22-07, outside the federal building (554)

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

my name is richard kearns
i am a gay man
living with AIDS
in los angeles
i am a survivor:
infected 1980
diagnosed 1987
that’s more than
twenty years
with AIDS
this is my
open poem to
the city of angels
at noon this day, monday
january 22 2007
outside the federal building
i am alive
my life
my life
medical cannabis
has always been part of
it […]

sister blogger jasmyne cannick: weekend wrap up: l.a. discusses the “n” word and hip hop and the outfest FUSION film festival (530)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

I had a busy panel, two panels is one day.
First, I convened the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable on Saturday to discuss the issue of Blacks, the “N” word, and hip-hop.
About 60 or so people came out to Lucy Florence Coffee House in Leimert Park to engage in an emotionally charged conversation about […]

sister blogger jasmyne cannick: excerpt from “not in my family” for world AIDS day 2006 (521)

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

In observation of World AIDS Day, the following is an excerpt from a new anthology of stories by Black celebrities and leaders on the issue of HIV and AIDS in the Black community. Entitled, “Not in My Family: AIDS in the African American Community,” author Gil Robertson invites us to read frank and inspiring […]

brother blogger stephen david simon, la city AIDS coordinator: a sampling of statistics from the city site (515)

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

from the city aids coordinator’s site
City HIV/AIDS Statistics
Today approximately 10,830 people are living with AIDS in the City of Los Angeles. A total of 27,030 AIDS cases have been reported in the City since the epidemic began. During the year 2003, seven hundred sixty nine AIDS cases (682 male, 87 female) were diagnosed in […]

sister blogger carlyn hambuba (women’s enews): zambian widow defies custom and life amid graves (510)

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

zambian widow defies custom and life amid graves
By Carlyn Hambuba
Women’s eNews correspondent

Theresa Chilala refused to be “inherited” by her deceased husband’s family in Zambia through a custom known as sexual cleansing. Her ensuing legal battles highlight the frictions between customary inheritance laws and international norms.
MONZE, Zambia (WOMENSENEWS)–At the tidy homestead of Theresa Chilala, […]