An unlikely marriage: The pressure of celebrity and the escapism of drugs

This post is to commemorate one of my favorite celebrities and performers, Whitney Elizabeth Houston. May she RIP. This was an unfortunate loss for the Houston/Brown family, the entertainment and music industries, fans, and for all those who suffer directly or indirectly from substance abuse and/or mental illness.  I was […]

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In the community for World AIDS Day (with the mini-me).

Wrap-up: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) Commemoration

February 7 was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Fellow blogger, Sojourner Marable Grimmitt of Married with Two Boys shares her experience. She also interviewed me for a local Atlanta news site. Links and content are included below. Enjoy. *** This week I had the opportunity to attend the “Testing […]

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New HIV case causes Southern California porn industry shutdown

We learned about this story thanks to our friends at the Red Pump Project.  No judgement to all of its fans, but the porn industry is just a big gonorrhea outbreak waiting to happen. Someone had to say it. I understand that porn actors are required to undergo routine testing, […]

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The best thing I never had: The at-home facial

I am so not the do it yourself type.  That may be a bit passe to say, but I have no problem writing a check to have something completed in a timely, professional manner. No, you will never see me in home depot learning how to lay my own tile. […]

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Is breastfeeding the link to preventing childhood obesity?

Side note: For some reason, I have been confessing a lot on this blog lol. I am a proud mother of a 4-year old. She is happy, healthy, silly, inquisitive and the most precious aspect of my world. I “loves” her dearly. But, what you may not know (especially since […]

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What you need to know about the new HIV vaccine

Unless you have been living under a rock, or if you have absolutely no concern over your sexual health and wellness (e.g. no sex life) or the sexual health of others, you have certainly heard about some breaking major developments in the world of HIV prevention. While the holy grail […]

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Where is Free Condoms & Lollipops? Darnit.

Hi everyone! I hope that you have had a restful and exciting summer.  We sure have. We know you see the cobwebs and hear the crickets, but no worries, people – FREE CONDOMS AND LOLLIPOPS IS HERE TO STAY! *Stands and receives exultant applause* *Clears throat* SIDE NOTE: There is […]

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News: Universal Flu Vaccine

Want to hear an interesting story? Well, when the H1N1 flu epidemic hit the U.S. in 2009, I helped to support those prevention communication efforts. I supported preparedness teams that the baddest public health agency in the world and even recorded a PSA targeted towards African American (AA) nurses. I’m […]

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Atlanta is Greater Than AIDS

FCL co-sponsored its second health event, which was held in support of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 25. I was linked up with a few local organizations since the Spring. My goal: to offer PR and marketing services in support of an event for NHTD and co-sponser events. […]

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