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Actress Vanessa Williams and POST reporter Jesse Brooks.

Black AIDS Institute Celebrates 15th Anniversary in Hollywood

Hollywood rolled out the red carpet to fight HIV/AIDS as the Black AIDS Institute celebrated its 15th anniversary. The gala, held in Hollywood at the Director’s Guild of America, included a reception, silent auction and [...]
Tyra Watkins', 15, struggle with sickle cell anemia has caused her to endure multiple blood transfusions in the past.

Tyra Watkins Blood Drive, May 31

The Randle and Watkins families, in conjunction with the Second Baptist Church Health Ministry, are working together again to sponsor the 9th American Red Cross blood drive in honor of 15-year-old Vallejo resident Tyra Watkins, [...]
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Marijuana-Derived Epilepsy Drug in Clinical Trial for Children

By Juliana Bunim UCSF News A new international, multi-center study led by researchers from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital is the first to evaluate whether purified cannabinoid is effective in treating severe forms of childhood epilepsy [...]
Photo by Jesse Brooks.

O.A.S.I.S Clinic Hosts Oakland Mayoral Candidates

The O.A.S.I.S. Clinic, which provides treatment for people with hepatitis, last week hosted hosting Oakland mayoral candidate forum, where candidates spoke about their vision for a safer Oakland and the importance of making clinics expensive [...]
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Barbara Lee Announces $16M in Federal Health Grants

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) announced this week that a total of $15,926,537 in Department of Health and Human Services grant funding to Bay Area community health care providers. These grants will allow Alameda County Health [...]
Javarre Wilson says that San Francisco’s Black population has dropped from 78,931 in 1990 to 50,768 in 2010 and the numbers continue to shrink without a concerted plan by the City to reverse this trend. This is a major concern and extremely distressing”.

Health Summit to Focus on HIV/AIDS, Social Justice

The 7th Annual Black Health & Healing Summit, organized around the theme “We the People: Exercising Our Power, ”will take place Saturday, April 19 at San Francisco State University.The summit will address the policies pertaining [...]