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Obama: Drug Addiction is a Disease, Not a Crime

Written by Valencia Mohammed on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:18.

The Office of National Drug Control Policy hosted a media briefing on Nov. 20, to highlight the Obama Administration’s unprecedented approaches to addressing drug addiction. Ben Tucker, deputy director for State, Local, and Tribal Affairs set the tone by giving stats about how costly criminalizing drug use has been. 
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Black Women Confront HIV Stigma, Health and Funding Disparities

Written by Rod McCullom, Special from the Black AIDS Institute on Monday, 05 December 2011 17:14.

This year the U. S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), the largest HIV/AIDS gathering in the nation, targeted its offerings toward men who have sex with men. But during the meeting sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council, many Black women--from prevention and policy experts to those living with HIV/AIDS--aggressively pursued programming and issues that focused on their demographic.

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Perceived Racism May Impact Black Americans’ Mental Health

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 18 November 2011 19:32.

WASHINGTON -- For black American adults, perceived racism may cause mental health symptoms similar to trauma and could lead to some physical health disparities between blacks and other populations in the United States, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association.

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Urban Health Education & Leadership Project Launches a Culturally Accurate Lifestyle Guide

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:08.

Chicago, IL -- UHELP, the Urban Health Education & Leadership Project, is distributing a lifestyle guide to people of color throughout the U.S. that will assist them to live healthier lives all year long. UHELP teamed up with BlackDoctor.org, the nation’s leading online health resource for African Americans, to create a lifestyle guide focusing, in part, on solutions for patient access to healthcare. The mainstay of the lifestyle guide will be culturally-accurate healthcare information.

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GDN CD FEATURE: “The James Fortune & Fiya Story: Songs & Videos – Greatest Hits”

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 07 November 2011 16:38.

IN STORES EVERYWHERE NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Current #1 Radio Smash “I Believe” Is Nominated For Soul Train Award
Houston, TX: For the last half dozen years, Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO Kerry Douglas and his highly-motivated staff have pulled out all the stops to make James Fortune & FIYA the hottest young choir leader to hit the gospel scene since Kirk Franklin and Tye Tribbett.

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How Do I Create Health Change?

Written by Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity on Monday, 07 November 2011 16:35.

Last week, in The People’s Clinic, we discussed the many ways health is defined, for individuals, families and communities. Knowledge about your health and your community’s health is essential, but what is the next step in turning this knowledge into action? Making health changes, whether in our personal or family life, or in our communities, requires us to know how to advocate on all these levels.

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