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Living for the Future: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Posted by: Olamide Iyanda on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

It’s about time for my generation to wake up and face reality.  We need to recognize that there is still stigma around HIV/AIDS, and the only way to get rid of stigma is to begin talking and keep talking.

It’s Time to Start Talking About Cervical Cancer and Sexual Wellness

Posted by: Charita Boseman on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

We want Black women to START TALKING!  Start talking with your sisterfriends about sexual wellness; start talking with your health care professional about cervical health, HPV and your risks; and start talking with your partner to support your journey to sexual wellness.

Give Yourself the Gift of Coverage

Posted by: Courtney Christian on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

January 1, 2014 is an important date: coverage under the ACA begins. An even more important date is December 23, 2013; the deadline to enroll for coverage beginning January 1. However, seeing the Affordable Care Act succeed is personal to me.

Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. Faces of Change.

Posted by: Charita Boseman on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

November is American Diabetes Month. To commemorate this health observance we are highlighting both our Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. program partners and program participants as Faces of Change.

On International Women's Day, Improving Black Women's Maternal Health Should Be Our Priority

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, president and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

As one of the world's richest countries, the United States is rarely a target for global-health improvement goals. And yet, when you look at the devastating maternal health outcomes among some groups of women - partuculary Black women - in this country, the obvious question is why not?

What VAWA Means for Black Girls

Posted by: Samantha Griffin on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

Nearly one in three Black women in the U.S. will experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner during her lifetime.  This threat begins with our earliest attempts at courtship and continues throughout our lives, preventing Black girls from reaching their fullest potential.

VAWA Passes: A Victory for All Women

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

Today Congress realized just how critical the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is and voted to pass it. Finally, ideological differences were put aside and the important work of protecting women through the legal services, victim advocate programs, and special prosecution units VAWA provides was achieved through the House vote.

 

Roe and Black Women: 40 Years Later

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:00:00 am

Today, we mark the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which set the standard for safe, legalized abortion.

Let's Work for An AIDS-free Generation of Black Women

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Imperative President and CEO on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

Today is World AIDS Day. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the impact this devasting disease has on our families and communities, assessing the progress we have made in fighting to end this epidemic and recognizing the opportunity for us to achieve the goal of an AIDS free-generation and getting to zero new infections for Black women.

Election 2012: The Power of Black Women Overlooked and Undervalued

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, President and CEO, Black Women's Health Imperative on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

The 2012 election results prove that Black women’s power is a force to be reckoned with. Black women have sent a clear message that we will move forward with protecting health care reform with the urgency of NOW.

Today is a day we’ve been waiting for. Preventive care without co pay!

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, President and CEO, Black Women’s Health Imperative on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, a set of eight new prevention benefits for women with no additional co-pay become available today. These benefits include an annual well-woman exam, screenings for gestational diabetes and sexual transmitted diseases, including HIV and HPV, screening and counseling for domestic violence, breastfeeding support and FDA- approved contraceptive coverage.

Remembering Toni Cade Bambara

Posted by: Nancy Boothe on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
The loss of Toni Cade Bambara occurred my first year in Atlanta as I was experiencing a new wave of growth in my definition of justice. Her transition not only sparked a ...

HERvotes Blog Carnival – Violence Against Women Act

Posted by: Angela Sutton on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 12:00:00 am
A new study conducted by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation found that an overwhelming majority of Black women considered it a good time to be a Black woman ...

What will it take to get Black women to zero?

Posted by: Black Women's Health Imperative on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 1:00:00 pm
Our World AIDS Day – December 1, 2011 – discussion asks the question: What will it take for Black women and girls to get to zero? From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Bloggers Whitney of ...

World AIDS Day 2011 - What Will it Take?

Posted by: Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, President and CEO on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 12:00:00 am
On this World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011, the Black Women’s Health Imperative joins with others from around the world in commemorating those who have lost their struggle with ...

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