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New CDC Campaign Aims to Stem HIV Crisis Among Black Women

To combat the high toll of HIV and AIDS among black women in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched Take Charge. Take the Test., a new campaign to increase HIV testing and awareness among African-American women. The campaign – which features advertising, a website and community outreach – is being launched in conjunction with National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in 10 cities where black women are especially hard-hit by the disease

Alumni Roundup launches new web series ‘Leaving Home: An HBCU Story’

“Leaving Home: An HBCU Story” is a brainchild of Rustin “Roundup Russy” Moore that began as a Kickstarter film project entitled “First 48: HBCU Edition”..“I wanted to bring the HBCU experience to children who may not have the opportunity to go on HBCU tours. I think it will also be a resource to parents to ease their concerns of sending their child off to school at one of our sacred institutions.

Art for Progress presents Clash of the Artists 2011

The response for the 5th annual competitions has been tremendous. With artists featured from eighteen countries and thirty U.S. states, it’s AFP’s most diverse Clash of the Artists yet. Please take a few minutes and explore some of the artist’s work.

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