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by Sandra DavisClue #1: Sesa Wo Suban, the West African Adinkra symbol above represents life transformation, is the logo for what Dallas, Texas based HIV/AIDS Organization?Clue #2: This organization name comes from the feminine word in Swahili for health and wellness?If you said the Afiya Center for HIV Prevention & Reproductive Justice, then you are [...]

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Red Pumps of the Week #9

Recently I’ve gained a love for suede shoes whether it be pumps or boots. This week we’re going to put a twist on “Blue Suede Shoes” & do a pair of Red Suede Shoes!I came across this pair on Shoes.com & instantly loved the classic style. The heel is not too high or too low, [...]

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by Sandra DavisDo you have a favorite outfit or pair of shoes? Yeah, you do. That perfect outfit that complements your flaming red pumps. Now, answer this question: Do you have a favorite HIV/AIDS organization? An organization whose mission it is to eradicate and/or alleviate the suffering caused by HIV and AIDS.As Red Pump Fashionistas [...]

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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 3, 2009 is the Annual AIDS/HIV walk/run and Red Pump Chicago will be participating. On September [...]

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Red Pumps of the Week #8

Now that summer is officially over although I would argue that it never OFFICIALLY began in Chicago, it is time to pick up our fall “must haves”. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that on almost everyone’s list is a pair of booties. If so, why not make them a red pair!Below [...]

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Why I Rock the Red Pump

by Christina Dogbey (Red Pump ambassador for Philadelphia, PA)You mean besides the fact I look amazing in red pumps? I rock the red pump because it matters.It matters that women and girls are the fastest growing demographic of new HIV/AIDS cases.It matters that in this group, women and girls of color are disproportionately over-represented.It matters [...]

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Red Pumps of the Week #7

The feature shoes for this week are perfect for the professional woman. Nothing says “workplace appropriate” like a patent leather upper and a heel height less than 4 inches. However, I love the fact that both pairs would be also work well with a pair of jeans. Versatility is SO key in this economy.The Layla [...]

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Red Pumps of the Week #6

This week’s post is dedicated to the clog and aptly entitled “Double Dutch”.I’m typically not a fan of clogs since majority of the time I feel like the only way to work them into my wardrobe is if I had a closet full of traditional Dutch clothing. However, these 2 pairs can be worked into [...]

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Red Pumps of the Week #5

For the last chapter of the ‘CrazySexyCool’ series, I’m focusing on the Cool factor. Usually, I feature two shoes. However, this week’s feature is one shoe that serves a dual purpose.The (CONVERSE)Red Chuck Taylor Hi is an extremely cool sneaker that also allows the purchaser to contribute the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. In addition [...]

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Red Pumps of the Week

For week 2 of the “CrazySexyCool” series, I’m focusing on the ‘Sexy’. In my opinion, platform shoes – especially those that show a little skin – scream sex appeal!The Rock and Republic Andi Criss Cross (left) and the Michael Antonio Smyth (right) meet this criteria. With both having heels of 5+ inches, they will add [...]

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