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by vivrant thang on the aids crisis
*This is my second post for the Black blogger call-to-action, Blogging Black To End AIDS. You can find all the posts here.
Here’s a round-up of how Black bloggers around the blogosphere called attention to the crisis on World AIDS day.
- Gil Robertson says, “Dear Black America, It’s Time to Get Serious About HIV/AIDS“
- Kam, a woman living with AIDS asks, “Can I Forgive?”
- Keith Boykin reflects on the life of poet, Essex Hemphill, who died of AIDS-related complications
- Yobachi Boswell encourages us to view the Frontline/PBS documentary, The Age of AIDS
- I took the Stop AIDS Leadership Pledge. Your turn.
- The African American Political Pundit reflects on the disparities in what we’re spending on the war versus what we’re spending to fight the AIDS crisis
- Backyard Beacon ponders whether wider availability of the female condom is the key to change
Alazar Manning said:
I like this blog! I think black people should blog to end HIV/AIDS. My name is Alazar and I’m an 11 year old Ethiopian/American and I have a blog to raise awareness that HIV is totally preventable with safe behaviors. It’s growing too fast in the black community and we must end it. I am also trying to raise money for our local AIDS organization. You can see my blog and read about me at: http://ateamfund.wordpress.com/ Thank you! Warmly, Alazar (with dad typing)