Health

“Endgame AIDS In Black America”: A Exercise in Drama And No Politics

July 10, 2012
This is an almost stream of conscious blog I was writing while watching the PBS premier of the Frontline Documentary “Endgame: AIDS In Black America.” Remember the PBS hard hitting political documentary series Frontline? You know, the show you can … Continue reading read more »
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Desiree Marshall: F*ck Facebook

September 12, 2011
You know one of the things that I am beginning to admit to myself: I am finding a lot of activist and organizing happening in the US pretty boring and uninteresting. Most of what is really inspiring me is art–and … Continue reading read more »
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New Study Shows Black Gay Men Think Masculine Men are Less Likely to Have HIV

May 3, 2011
Are we the kind of boys/men we want? According to a new study by¬† John’s Hopkins University, the answer is no. The new study, conducted as a series of interviews with 35 young/teen Black men who have sex with men … Continue reading read more »
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Obama Budget for HIV/AIDS Show Increases; Republicans Plan Cuts

February 15, 2011
Today the White House Office on National AIDS Policy hosted a conference call on the Administration’s budget request–what’s in it for people living with HIV and/or for the LGBT community. While we’ve heard in the press that the new budget … Continue reading read more »
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Guest Post: An Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey concerning the "Down Low"

October 11, 2010
The following was originally posted as a note on facebook by my friend and much respected colleague, Dr. David Malebranche. I watched the Oprah episode in question, and had many of the same concerns. There was some debate and responses … Continue reading read more »
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Brazilian Men Sex Trafficked in Spain

August 31, 2010
Over the last year I have heard straight men who are very prominent in the intimate partner domestic violence movement state in public forums, before hundreds of people, that “men don’t have to get up and think about what ind … Continue reading read more »
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Selling AIDS: Wiretap Mag On HIV Prevention Messaging

June 11, 2009
I recently met the author of this new piece on Wiretap Magazine called “Selling Ourselves: Questioning HIV Prevention Campaigns,” Kirk Grisham, through mutual friends and he’s a kindred spirit in trying to really push against all of the assumed narratives … Continue reading read more »
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Miss Me? I've Been On The Radio!

April 24, 2009
Hey – I missed you. I really do. Life has been really busy. The kind of busy that’s unsustainable. Anyhoo, I will be getting back to the blog real soon, but in the meantime, here’s a couple radio interviews I’ve … Continue reading read more »
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Drug War Update: Global, National, & New York

March 12, 2009
This week,the world’s got drugs on the mind. Here’s what’s happening at the global level, nationally, and then here in New York State. GLOBAL Days after the President of West African country Guinea-Bissau was assassinated (rumored to have been supported … Continue reading read more »
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RIP: Shelton Jackson

March 3, 2009
I met Shelton once or twice. He was definitely someone we’ve lost too soon, at age 31 to complications from AIDS. He was featured a few year’s ago on The Body.com. Here’s a letter from one of his co-workers at … Continue reading read more »
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