STORIES THAT MATTER
Opportunities for networking, education, encouragement plus Louisiana cooking is enough to make (almost) anybody happy.
Black, gay, bisexual, and trans men ages 18-29 are encouraged to sign up for the Policy & Advocacy Summit happening March 31st – April 2nd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Young Black Gay Men’s Leadership Initiative (YBGLI) offers attendees the opportunity to learn about issues affecting young Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men from respected experts in a diversity of fields, including health, research, policy, advocacy, community mobilization, and communications.
The program has had amazing outcomes including the launch of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and an invitation to the White House for President Barack Obama’s initiative ‘My Brother’s Keeper‘.
There is no cost for the summit.
Tuesdays at 10p/9c belong to Brandy now!
In this this week’s episode titled ‘The Third Wheel Gets Slapped’ Zoe Moon dates a painter, Gemini Moon takes their son camping, and the laugh track is still aggressive.
But, will this new guy take Zoe’s heart? Press play.
Are community leaders just sitting in their offices on Facebook and gossiping when not getting the required HIV testing numbers to meet grant funding? Hmm…
“Nearly two decades have passed since the introduction of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, yet the HIV/AIDS workforce still lacks knowledge about the basics of HIV treatment, scoring an F on treatment-related questions—causes of drug resistance, the relationship between adherence and drug resistance, and the typical trajectory of CD4 and viral load when an individual’s HIV infection is left untreated, for example.”
This is Black Aids Institute findings after surveying nearly 3,600 non-medical HIV/AIDS workers from 48 states in the U.S. HIV Workforce Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Survey. Participants answered the 62-question survey covering 21 demographic and screening questions, 26 knowledge questions, and 15 questions about biomedical interventions. 54% of survey takers were men; 57% were people of color; 16% reported living with HIV/AIDS. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus two points.
“Overall, HIV/AIDS health care service providers at health departments and AIDS-service and community based organizations answered only 63 percent of questions correctly—essentially earning a D grade in their knowledge of HIV science and treatment.
Participants were more likely to answer questions about basic science correctly, scoring a 76, or a C. But the average score on treatment-related questions was a 56, or an F.” View Full Post
“I’m not featuring that!” Youtube star Tre Melvin says on the phone. “That’s messy!”
Press play and dig into the 2016 edition of gay slang.
Is if last week’s $900 million wasn’t enough to buy your mama a house, cop a Bentley, and get Sallie Mae off your back it seems there were no declared winners in the January 9, 2016 drawing.
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) January 10, 2016
With the influx of tickets anticipated for the next drawing Powerball is now estimating a world record total winnings of $1.3 billion, according to the front page of their website this morning.
No hateration in the Fantasia dancery!
She sanger and Broadway star grants us a preview of her fifth album with ‘No Time for It’. Put on your smooth groove shoes and make a little time for this one. Press play.
People doubted it would happen. But, Beyonce never disappoints.
Watch Channing Tatum and The Queen slay ‘Girls (Run The World)‘ on the Spike TV series at the 2:00 minute mark below. View Full Post
“Remember… believe it when you hear it from my lips.
The rumors are untrue.
I do not have cancer. I’m recovering.
My doctors have approved my concerts as scheduled in Europe, and as I promised, the postponed shows will be rescheduled.
Thank you for your prayers and love.”
— Janet Jackson via Instagram
The singer also announced her tour returns March 2016 in Europe.