For the debut of Black Voices Matter, a video discussion series from the Black AIDS Institute (BAI), she spoke candidly about her family’s very intimate connection to HIV and about the COVID-19 pandemic, which is also disproportionately affecting Black people. Black Voices Matter “is a yearlong conversation series that amplifies Black influencers with varied perspectives and platforms,” according to BlackAIDS.org. “We are launching Black Voices Matter in the midst of a pandemic that is hurting Black Americans twice as much as White Americans. The site aims to educate and mobilize not only around HIV in the Black community but also the intertwined issue of racial justice. In related news, see “Black Doctors Create a COVID-19 Vaccine Assessment Task Force,” “Medical Mistrust Impedes Black Women’s HIV-Related Care” and “Is Mass Incarceration Driving Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic?”
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