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National Women and Girls HIVAIDS Awareness Day

Join Us in Recognizing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday March 10th, 2017 marks the 12th year that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Office on Women’s Health will be observing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This national recognition day was created to raise awareness of the impact that HIV and AIDS has on our the women and girls of our nation. In observance of this day and our dedication to taking part in the campaign to help women and girl protect themselves from getting or transmitting HIV we’re sharing some facts and tips about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in our communities. THREE FACTS ABOUT HIV/AIDS & WOMEN According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in four people living with HIV in the United States are...

Black History Lesson: 8 Pioneers That Define Black Girl Magic

Before the Civil Rights Movement and all that activists like Martin Luther King Jr. did for the equality of African Americans, there were women advocating for freedom of enslaved Africans. These women were Black Girl Magic before it became fashionable. The term Black Girl Magic was created by CaShawn Thompson in 2013 to celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women. While the term is relatively new the notion that black woman are magical, according to Thompson’s definition, dates back to the 1800’s. While not as widely celebrated as women in later centuries – these enslaved African women proved that they were indeed beautiful, powerful and resilient. Here are 8 examples of pre-emancipation Black Girl Magic. Phillis Wheatley – learned to read and write while enslaved....