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HIV/AIDS Awareness: Rock Your Red Pumps This Weekend

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When was the last time you had a meaningful excuse to dress up in those sexy red pumps hidden away in your closet? Well it’s time to pull them out and throw them on in honor of women everywhere suffering from the life-changing illness of AIDS.

Leading ladies Karyn Watkins and Luvvi Ajayi founded The Red Pump Project in 2009 an enthusiastic non-profit organization which has tirelessly worked to raise awareness both online, and through a series of …

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World AIDS Day 2012 World AIDS Day: The End of HIV/AIDS is in Sight

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I was a teenager in the 80s and remember the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic—the disease that doesn’t discriminate. It crossed cultural divides, devastated the rich and the poor, didn’t care about your sexual orientation, and went after celebrities as well as those far from the limelight, like babies.
Shortly…

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Robin-Smalley-Africa The Life of Robin Smalley: Empowering African Women to Overcome AIDS

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AIDS/HIV Awareness…—Robin Smalley’s name may not be known in every household in America, but the TV shows she has directed might. Maybe you’ve heard of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” or “Entertainment Tonight.” The organization which she now directs, mothers-2-mothers, may likewise not be familiar to you, but

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red-pumps-courtesy-of-Flickr-Marco-Zak1 HIV/AIDS: How You Can Increase Awareness with Red Shoes

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I don’t have much fashion sense. Any resemblance between me and someone who is dressed fashionably is purely coincidental and only present because of the sympathetic efforts of kind friends. I am not fortunate with fashion, but I am fortunate to not have HIV/AIDS…. I am mindful of

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red-shoes-pump HIV/AIDS Awareness: Karyn Brianne Watkins Rocks the Red Pump Project

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Do you have any red shoes? If so, pull them out and coordinate an outfit to go with them to wear this Saturday, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), or, by many, Rock the Red Pump Day.… It is a day that culminates a social media

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Join President Obama, Bono, and Alicia Keys Today as They Speak Out on HIV/AIDS

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Watch a panel discussion today from 10-12 ET in an effort to end HIV/AIDS worldwide. This live stream will be headed up by the ONE Campaign and (Red)…. Participants will include U.S. President Barak Obama, U2 lead singer Bono, singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, and former U.S. President George W. Bush

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Tuberculosis Takes 200 Lives Per Hour: How You Can Help

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Making a Difference—Did you know that worldwide 200 people die every hour from TB—nearly 2 million lives annually with Kenya… leading the charge? It is the leading cause of death for people with HIV and one of the leading causes of death for women and children worldwide. Yesterday, I

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Malaria or a Middle Seat: Day 1 in Kenya

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Kenya…—Today, after 48 hours, I arrived in Kenya. It’s really quite a long story and I’m jet lagged, but needless to say, the flight attendant told us, an hour and a half into our Detroit to Amsterdam flight that we needed to turn back around and go to Detroit

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Kenya 282x282 Kenya: Take a Virtual Trip With ONE.org and Help Change Lives

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Change Lives—I love this quote by Helen Keller: “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do. ”
Sometimes, helping… people halfway

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MOTHERS_DAY-AFRICA-WOMEN-GLOBAL_WOMENS_ISSUES-POVERTY-MOTHERHOOD-CHILDREN-ONE-thumbnail ONE.org Is Making Every Day a Happy Mother’s Day for African Women

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Making a Difference—At the beginning of this year, ONE.org asked me to sit on its ONE moms advisory council. Having been a long time supporter, I immediately said yes!

For those unfamiliar with the organization:

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable

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