Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

Katie Couric Suggest Muslim ‘Cosby Show’ to Counter Islamophobia, She’s Right

Speaking on her web show, Katie Couric commented on the growing sense of Islamophobia in the United States. To Couric, part of the problem has to do with the ability (or lack thereof) of the American public to relate to the world’s 1.5 Billion (7 Million of which reside in the United States) Muslims. To […]

120110 : How AIDS is Serving as a Bridge Between Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Today is World AIDS Day. Whereas last year’s commemoration may have been known more for United States President Barack Hussein Obama’s address on the U.S. Mission in Afghanistan, this year sees two interesting stories about how AIDS is affecting the relationship between Afghanistan and its neighbors to the South – Pakistan and India. PAKISTAN: HIV- […]

120109 – AIDS in Afghanistan

Though Afghanistan is considered to have one of the lowest prevalences of AIDS cases in the world, the mass availability of drugs and misinformation regarding the disease leaves the nation at the brink of an epidemic. As of November 2009, in the preceding nine months in Afghanistan, more than 50 people have been found HIV […]

Beautiful Decay : Afghanistan on Brink of AIDS Epidemic Among Rising Drug Use

This description of the drug use in Kabul reminds me of the scenes in Dariush Mehrjui‘s 2007 film Santouri, in which, Ali the music man has fallen deep into the throes of heroin addiction. The scenes depicted a man so out of touch with reality and completely unaware of his surroundings as he is wandering […]

Video and Transcript of Barack Hussein Obama’s Speech at NAACP Centennial

Speaking in New York City at the NAACP’s centennial, Barack Hussein Obama gave an honest and politically daring speech about the obstacles that are set in the path of African-Americans in the United States of America. Obama did not shy away from inherited, internal discrimination such as: unemployment, lack of proper health care access, and […]