Category Archives: Community Projects
This past weekend was Mother’s Day and I spend my Saturday volunteering on behalf of Women’s Drop In Center assisting a organization called Help A Mother Out (HAMO). Help A Mother Out held their annual tea over at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel (which is gorgeous but that is another post later on).
Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS awareness day.
Every 47 minutes in the United States, a woman will be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Wow that’s scary! And in the continuing fight to find a cure and education the masses, today, we rock our red pumps.
Here are some stats about where we stand today:
HIV/AIDS in the United States:
- Every 9.5 minutes, someone in the US will be infected with HIV.
- There are more than 1 million adults and adolescents in the United States living with HIV. Approximately one-fifth of them (21%) do not know that they have been infected.
Women and HIV/AIDS
- Every 47 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the U.S.
- In 2006, women made up 25% of the persons living with HIV in the United States. Women also represented 27% of new HIV infections in 2006.
- High-risk heterosexual contact is the source of 80% of these newly diagnosed infections in women in the US.
- From the beginning of the epidemic through 2005, almost 86,000 women have died of AIDS and AIDS-related complications.
- The largest number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses during recent years was for women aged 15–39.
- Seven of the 10 states with the highest case rates among women are in the South.
Minority Women and HIV/AIDS
- HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects minority women in the United States. According to the 2005 census, Black and Latina women represent 24% of all US women combined, but accounted for 82% of the estimated total of AIDS diagnoses for women in 2005.
- HIV is the leading cause of death for Black women (including Black women) aged 25–34 years. The only diseases causing more deaths of women are cancer and heart disease.
- The rate of AIDS diagnosis for Black women was approximately 23 times the rate for white women and 4 times the rate for Latina women.
- In 2006, teen girls represented 39% of AIDS cases reported among 13–19 year-olds. Black teens represented 69% of cases reported among 13–19 year-olds; Latino teens represented 19%.
Youth and HIV/AIDS
- In 2006, the CDC estimates that almost 46,000 young people, ages 13-24, were living with HIV in the US. Women comprised 28% of these HIV/AIDS cases among 13-24 year-olds.
- African-American young adults are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for 60% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 13-24 year olds in 2006.
Today and every day we must continue in our fight against HIV/AIDS and we stand with our sisters in solidarity. You can learn more about this disease and the progress being made to fight it at:
Are you rocking your red pumps today?
So this coming Tuesday, I will be one of several bloggers who will be in SF hanging out with the execs from the Safeway stores learning all about their new program called Safeway Just 4 U.
Safeway’s Just 4 U program has three major components: Deal Match, Coupons and Personalized Prices.
Im gonna tell you more about the program after I come back from the event but here’s a lil bit about the program
And here’s a video about how to add your coupons to your Club card
They also have a app available for both the Iphone and Andriod. NICE!
So what questions do you have about the program that I can ask at the event? Leave a comment below and I will get a answer for you
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So another part of my change is starting to build my party plan business. And with that Im starting a new chapter of Party Plan Divas.
I will be making the announcement here when I get the launch date finalized. But in the meantime, I invite you to check out Party Plan Divas if you have a party plan business and join me if in the Bay Area
See you there!
Yesterday I volunteered at the Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. This is a foodies paradise.
The Eat Real Festival is all about eating locally, eating fresh and had various food vendors, gave cooking demos and featured various bears and wines (woo hoo!) all from Bay Area vineyards. There several food trucks as well as folks who talked about urban farms and projects such as raising chickens and making your own honey.
I on the other hand worked in one of the beverage stand ( I think that there was 4 of them total) but there was people everywhere.
But one of the first things that I did when I checked in…..was take care of the three lil pigs hahahahahaha
They were so cute. Only 6 weeks old and yes, they was going to be dinner for someone at some point but they was a bit of a handful. One of them kept sitting his butt in the food bowl lol And again, they was cuttteeeeeeeee
I have lots of other pictures and they will be in the gallery on my blog in the “Eat Real Festival” and if your in the East Bay next year, you should come and check out the event. Oh and come hungry!