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Human Intonation

The Results: What If I Test Positive+ for HIV?

Verneda White | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

On this National HIV Testing Day #NHTD I share my recent experience not to excuse my decision making, but to encourage others who may find themselves in a similar situation to take action.

Creating History: Self-Image and Women in Leadership

Verneda White | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Verneda White

This Women's History Month, with all the women I admire and the next generation, I hope to inspire in tow, I thank my mom for being a woman who leads, creates and stands, who embraces her bossy, and who understands that "well-behaved women rarely make history."

Complacency and Stigma: Is HIV No Longer a Death Sentence?

Verneda White | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

Wesley's HIV status did not change my love for him, but his death five months after that phone call, coupled with the loss of a second friend in five years hits me every time I hear the words "HIV is no longer a death sentence."

Trayvon Martin Is My Nephew, Our Brother, Your Son

Verneda White | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Verneda White

Be of service at this time. Connect with the children in your life. We cannot take for granted the time to engage with our young boys on taking positive action to mitigate how the outcome of the George Zimmerman trial may shape their life experiences.

Would You Post Your HIV Status Online? Why I Publicly Tested Myself for HIV

Verneda White | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Verneda White

Only time will tell to what extent the use of in-home HIV testing will become widely practiced, but for today if you are focused, read, prepared, and use support, in-home HIV testing is a great way to take knowing your status (literally) into your own hands.

Too Early and Too Late? Conservatives Want Post-Katrina Part 2 in Obama's Response to Hurricane Sandy

Verneda White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Verneda White

To the critics who insist that Obama's actions in the last week would not have been so immediate if not for the impending election this Tuesday, maybe, just maybe President Obama was able to look at the actions of the former administration to see where his priorities need to lie.

HUMAN INTONATION: Constructing Meaning From Life's Complete Disasters

Verneda White | Posted 11.02.2012 | Impact
Verneda White

As you can imagine losing my cousin to a preventable disease took the second spot on my list of complete disasters. In similar fashion I had not regarded the severity of his diagnosis the day Wesley called to tell me he had tested positive for HIV that September after Katrina.