today in black history

February 27, 2017

On this date in 2007 Brown University pledged to raise $10 million to make amends for benefiting from the enslavement of Africans.


Reference Library


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African American Health Fact Sheet 2007

NAACP

NAACP issues its 2007 American American Health Fact Sheet.


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Asthma Facts, 2006

National Black Environmental Justice Network

The National Environmental Justice Network looks at the prevalence of asthma in the Black community in 2006.


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Black Infant Mortality

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political Studies looks at Black infant mortality in the United States.


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Health Care Disparities

National Medical Association Journal

The National Medical Association examines health care disparities in the United States.


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HIV AIDS Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides facts concerning HIV/AIDS.


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HIV /AIDS

National Medical Association Journal

The journal of the nation's association of Black doctors examines HIV/AIDS and the impact on the Black community.


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Infant Mortality in the Global Village

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies examines infant mortality.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 1

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

On June 5, 1981, the first cases of AIDS were reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By 1985, at least one AIDS case had been reported from each region of the world, and by 2007, over 58 million people worldwide had been infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This fact sheet provides an overview of the global epidemic today.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 2

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

In 1983, scientists discovered the virus that causes AIDS: the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV. This edition of HIV/AIDS Today discusses how HIV affects the immune system and how untreated HIV infection progresses to AIDS.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 3

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

This fact sheet discusses the United States response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 4

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

This edition of HIV/AIDS Today reviews the routes by which HIV is transmitted.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 5

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

The technology available to detect HIV infection has evolved since the beginning of the epidemic. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV testing techniques available today.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 7

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

More than two thirds of all people with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa. This fact sheet details the scope and impact of the epidemic in the region.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 8

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Women are differently, and often disproportionately, affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This edition of HIV/AIDS Today examines the factors that contribute to this pattern.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 9

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is the most significant source of HIV infection in young children. This edition of HIV/AIDS Today reviews this mode of transmission and current recommendations on reducing the risk.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 11

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

As HIV/AIDS progresses, it weakens the host immune system, leaving the body vulnerable to ??opportunistic infections.? This fact sheet reviews common opportunistic infections and measures to reduce their incidence.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 13

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

The Caribbean is second only to Sub-Saharan Africa in the percentage of the population living with HIV/AIDS. This HIV/AIDS fact sheet looks at the transmission, prevention, care, and treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 20

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Vaccines have proven highly effective in controlling many infectious diseases, but to date there is no vaccine for HIV. This HIV/AIDS Today fact sheet focuses on efforts to develop an HIV vaccine.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 21

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

This edition of HIV/AIDS Today describes research into microbicides, a potential tool for primary prevention of sexual transmission of HIV.


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HIV/AIDS Today, Issue 22

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Tuberculosis is the second greatest infectious disease killer of youth and adults in the world, killing nearly 5,000 people a day. This edition of HIV/AIDS Today examines the transmission, prevention, and treatment of tuberculosis and discusses the relationship between TB and HIV.


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