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Nelson Mandela, AIDS Activist

Posted on January 7, 2014 by in Features, Noteworthy

Nelson Mandela, AIDS Activist (1918–2013) by Sally Hessney South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela died at the age of ninety-five on December 5, 2013. He was remembered for his storied life as a resistance fighter, political prisoner, president, humanitarian, and human rights activist. He was acclaimed as a legendary leader of unmatched stature in the [...]

Eye-Opening Journey

Posted on December 21, 2011 by in Features

Professor Bette Dickerson encourages students to take an alternative break & work with others on issues like empowerment, rights and HIV/AIDS During the disco era in the late seventies and early eighties, the dance floor would become electric when all-the-rage hits like “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real,” “Dance Disco Heat,” and “Do You Wanna [...]

Life Worth Watching

Posted on July 27, 2011 by in Movies & TV, The Arts

A South African Film Explores Courage and Survival Amid the AIDS Pandemic by Chip Alfred It’s called Life, Above All, but the opening scene takes place at the funeral of a baby who died of AIDS. The heartrending image of a tiny white coffin being lowered into the ground sets the tone for the film, [...]

South Africa at Stake

Posted on November 9, 2010 by in Left Field

Empowered by governments, religious ideology is shaping the aids industry in harmful ways. Left Field by Patricia Nell Warren Scanning headlines, I saw the CDC announcement that South Africa is now “a victim of its ARV treatment success.” This year S.A. hoped to treat eighty percent of its 1 million HIV-positive citizens. By 2024, the [...]

PEPFAR Protest

Posted on July 15, 2010 by in Noteworthy

On June 17, weeks after the U.S. announced that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) would not significantly increase its funding to Africa, thousands of South African protesters marched on the U.S. consulate in Johannesburg.