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Come Meet Red Pump in DC!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Red Pump has officially invaded Washington, DC! We have expanded to our nation’s capital, and we’re ready to #RocktheRedPump!  You are invited to an [...]

Red Pump ATL Ambassador Skyy Banks Nominated for a RICE Award!

Skyy Banks (author, activist and social entrepreneur) has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls since becoming Red Pump’s Atlanta’s [...]

AIDS in the News

AIDS is the leading cause of death in Black Women in Massachussetts The Boston Channel recently published an article discussing AIDS being the leading cause of death in African American Women in [...]

New Year, New Website

Happy New Year, everyone! It was an amazing 2010, and we’re hoping for an even better 2011. We’d like to thank you for your support of The Red Pump Project, and hope you continue to [...]

Ambassador Spotlight: Kristie Tobias

On July 15, 2010 Winston Salem, North Carolina Ambassador and Miss North Carolina International, Kristie Tobias co-hosted a Say Red Cocktails and Conversations Send Off Party as she prepared to [...]

FDA Approves New HIV Test

Less than a week before National HIV Testing Day (June 27), the FDA has announced the approval of a new type of HIV test. According to a CNN report, The first diagnostic test to detect both HIV [...]

AIDS in the News

Here are some things going on in the news surrounding the issue of HIV/AIDS African Women Begin Testing of Vaginal Ring Intended to Kill HIV Virus ( – The International [...]

Pump up the Awareness

By Brittani Menina, Red Pump Ambassador – Charlotte On May 1st I will be in Gulfport, Mississippi representing The Red Pump Project at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church for a “Pump up [...]

HIV/AIDS in the news

There are many things going on with HIV/AIDS in the news. Here are some articles of interest. The Pill’s Deadly Affair with HIV/AIDS – LifeSiteNews “The Other City” [...]

March 10th is over. Now what?

“Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States.” – Office of Women’s Health March 10th was National Women & Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness [...]

iRock the Red Pump

by Luvvie Every 35 minutes, a woman tests positive for HIV in the United States. This is this year’s theme for National Women and Girls’ HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Created by the Office of [...]

In The News

Here’s a round-up of HIV/AIDS in the news… Within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected people is higher than in certain parts of Africa. – Newsweek [...]

If Only You Knew…

“People have moved on. The AIDS community has moved on and the Black community is in denial.” On February 11th, I had the immense pleasure of hearing Emmy Award Winning HIV activist [...]

World AIDS Day 2009

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual commemoration of the impact of HIV/AIDS around the globe. This is the 21st anniversary of WAD, so the day has come into its own, as full-grown. However, [...]

The Power of One…

On September 18, 2009, I sat in my office, and drafted an e-mail to send to all of my colleagues asking for their support in the fight against AIDS/HIV. As you all may or may not know, on October [...]

Red Pumps of the Week

When TLC’s T-Boz made a guest appearance on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, I immediately thought of their best album to date, CrazySexyCool. Then, I thought that would be a perfect theme [...]

Red Pumps of the Week

This week’s selections were inspired by the Red Pump Project’s co-founder Karyn and her footwear choice for the Bud Billiken Parade. There is nothing like a comfortable flat that is [...]

Red Pumps of the Week

Hello, all! I’m so honored to be working with the Red Pump Project to present to you the “Red Pumps of the Week” blog series. Since the Red Pump represents the mission of this [...]

Red Pump Ambassadors

We are looking for ambassadors to represent The Red Pump Project in various cities across the country. We now have 40 ambassadors in 20 states. Our goal is to have an ambassador in every [...]

Victim of HIV/AIDS?

Written by Shay Johnson Today on a very special episode of…. I kid, I kid, but I do want to discuss a very serious topic, HIV and AIDS, specifically HIV and AIDS and black women. According to the [...]

Red Pump Project Updates

We’ve been busy bees since the last time we sent out updates, so we want to bring you up to speed on a few things. Design for the Cure The AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Junior Board is [...]

Monday News Roundup

Some articles of interest… Kansas House Committee approves bill that would require HIV testing among pregnant women. Kansas Health Institute News, 03/19/2009 “We need to bring back a [...]

MTV Staying Alive Video

Hey, all…I was browsing MTV’s Staying Alive website and came across this frank conversation between two young ladies whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. They discuss the [...]

Do You Know Your Status?

One of the main purposes of National Women/Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to encourage women to take a proactive approach in their sexual health. One of the biggest ways that you can do so is to [...]

The Red Pump Events

On March 10th, we want people to come together to network, socialize, and raise funds and awareness about the effect of AIDS on women and girls. So far, there are two Red Pump Happy Hours going [...]