Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Kickstart me up.

Over at my oral history project WordPress page, I announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to cover some project costs. Click over there to check it out, or just go straight to the Kickstarter page.

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How to Survive a Plague

The ACT UP/TAG documentary How to Survive a Plague, which has a theatrical release set for September 22, has an official trailer… …as well as a tumblr of ACT UP images that also invites users to submit their own artwork about current … Continue reading

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FRONTLINE–Endgame: AIDS in Black America

Last night, PBS aired Endgame: AIDS in Black America, the latest installment of its documentary series FRONTLINE. Viewers unaware of just how prevalent HIV and AIDS are in black communities may be shocked to learn that today half of new HIV … Continue reading

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Sh!tstorm @ Brainstorm

Since Monday, my Twitter feed has been blowing up with (brief) commentaries about Naomi Schaefer Riley’s recent post, “The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations.” on the Chronicle of Higher Ed‘s group blog, Brainstorm. Riley … Continue reading

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Alondra Nelson and the Black Power Mixtape

I’m watching this installment of Mark Anthony Neal’s Left of Black, in which he interviews Columbia sociologist Alondra Nelson about her forthcoming book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination.  Although my copy of … Continue reading

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RIP Dame Liz

Two clips, from Historiann and Towleroad, respectively, to commemorate the passing of actress, icon, and AIDS advocate Dame Elizabeth Taylor: The latter video lays it on a little thick, but Taylor was an early and important celebrity advocate for AIDS … Continue reading

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