The Trawicks: Advocates

Family Blessings Brought together by their faith and spirituality, and blessed with eleven children, a serodifferent Philadelphia couple is redefining what a family affected by HIV...

Randy Boyd: Writer & Advocate

Pathbreaker Writer & Long-Term Survivor Randy Boyd Revisits His Journey So Far in a New Collection by Chael Needle Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Sean Black Jalandhar Nayak,...

In Memoriam: Dennis Peron

Dennis Peron, the “Father of Medical Marijuana,” died on January 27, 2018. Having suffered for years with lung cancer, he was seventy-two years old...

LaWanda Gresham: Advocate

Brink to Bliss LaWanda Gresham’s Battle to Stay Alive Proved Beneficial to Others by Dann Dulin Photographed Exclusively for A&U by Louis Kengi Carr My heart…stopped.” This was LaWanda...

Year in Pictures 2017

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words—a smile, a stance, a thoughtful stare, all evoke inner encyclopedias of self-empowerment and a willingness to put...

Stéphane Olivier: Advocate

Model Athlete Stéphane Olivier Tackles Every Obstacle in His Path by Chael Needle French model Stéphane Olivier spent a good part of 2017 running hilly miles, scrambling...

Holiday Heart: DIVAS Simply Singing!

Holiday Heart Sheryl Lee Ralph and her D.I.V.A. Foundation gather in thanksgiving, bearing witness to the many blessings emanating from 27 years of DIVAS Simply Singing and to redouble their...

Ruth Coker Burks: Advocate

Mama Ruth A Childhood Friend of President Bill Clinton, Ruth Coker Burks Was Tapped by a Higher Power for a Vital Mission by Dann Dulin Photos by...

blu sunne: Blog by Lester Strong: A Lesson Learned via Paul...

For this blog entry, I’d like to go personal: Sometimes life teaches you you’ve learned a lesson without actually having realized you’ve learned it. My...

Heroes in the Struggle 2017

Moonlight Shone Bright Cascading beams of light illuminated the Black AIDS Institute’s 16th Annual Heroes in the Struggle Awards, a star-studded photographic tribute to Black...

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Let’s Talk About PrEP

On July 27, 2018, Chicago’s Howard Brown Health unveiled a new song and music video, “Let’s Talk About PrEP,” intended to spread awareness about...