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Kansas City Star Columnist Discusses HIV/AIDS Efforts In Black Community
Kansas City Star columnist Lewis Diuguid addresses how national black organizations are responding to the HIV/AIDS threat. Diuguid notes the "Act Against AIDS," five-year, $10 million effort by CDC "that partners with 14 black organizations, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Medical Association, the National Urban League, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the National Newspaper Publishers Association." The impact of HIV/AIDS was also addressed at this year's National Association of Black Journalists convention, he says. Diuguid writes that Rev. Eric Williams, executive director of the Calvary Community Outreach Network in Kansas City, said, "I think [HIV/AIDS] should be included in the health care debate. We keep hearing there is an emergency, but resources never follow the call for an emergency" (8/30).
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