Black men in prison are at increased risk of contracting HIV and other STIs as a result of violent sexual assault, according to a study on prison health recently released by the Centers for Disease Control.
Black (African American) men are contracting HIV in prison through sexual activity and through sharing needles when using intravenous drugs.
This has been going on for many years. When they leave prison, many Black men are going back into the community and conducting heterosexual relationships. This is one of the main ways in which African American women are contracting HIV.
I read MORE THAN 20 YEARS AGO that the fastest-growing group of people who would be contracting HIV were – you guessed it – Black women. This is true in Africa as well as the diaspora.
In other words, it was predicted and could have been prevented.
What I only found out very recently is that, in many prisons in the U.S., prisoners are not allowed to use condoms. This means people are being infected with HIV right now, and it COULD BE PREVENTED.
Sorry to shout, but I feel very passionate about this.
It's not only Black men who are being denied condoms in the majority of U.S. prisons. This applies to all prisoners.
But the numbers of Black prisoners – people of African heritage in prison – is disproportionate to our numbers in the population. This is true on both sides of the Atlantic.
The UK government, in preparation for the Olympics, is bringing in repressive measures including 24-hour courts. Click here to read more about this.
This is effectively establishing a police state. They are cracking down in order to prevent demonstrations. So anyone who disagrees with government policies may find himself or herself behind bars.
These are some of the reasons why I have written my book Success Strategies for Black People and why I lead the Success Workshops.
To get the benefit of these workshops, you MUST be open to trying new things. The methods I share are very powerful. We are changing lives. And we can do a lot more.
Please join us for my next workshop. Click here for details of my Relaxation and Success Workshops.