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Being a teenager nowadays is completely different than when I was making my way through my golden years (only 10 years ago). Our teens are facing sexual challenges and peer situations earlier and earlier in life. And, if we want to reach them, then we have to let go of our prejudices against them and [...]

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Hey all! We’ve revamped The Red Pump Project page, thanks to the tireless work of one awesome Smart Guy, blogger extraordinaire and graphic designer of 3Six5ive Creative. If you’ve tried to comment in the past and couldn’t, that issue has been fixed. We even have threaded comments so we can have proper discussions. We’re excited [...]

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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 state before the end of the year, so if you would like to become an ambassador for your city, please shoot us [...]

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And BTW, Fantawesome = Fantastic + AwesomeKaryn (The Fab Giver) and I decided to throw Patrice (Afrobella) a Red Pump Project Mixer to welcome her to Chicago with an evening of relaxing, socializing, drinks & fun. Not only that, all proceeds from the event went to the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project (CWAP).I left Blogging While [...]

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Are you going to be in Chicago during the Blogging While Brown Conference? Well, on June 20th, the Red Pump Project is having a meetup in honor of the Beauty Blogger extraordinaire, Afrobella. Bella just moved to Chicago from Miami, and we’re welcoming her to our city of Wind.There will be raffles, giveaways and food [...]

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While many people take the necessary measures to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS by wearing condoms, the same caution is not always exercised as it relates to oral sex. While the risk of transmitting the disease via oral sex is less when compared to rates of vaginal and anal transmission, one can acquire the disease [...]

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Victim of HIV/AIDS?

Written by Shay JohnsonToday 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 CDC website: “Women account for more than one quarter of all HIV/AIDS diagnoses and is the leading cause of death [...]

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This post was originally posted on The Fabulous Giver:The second coming of the “Fashion Against AIDS” collection will hit H&M stores on May 28th! The tees feature designs from artists including Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, Cyndi Lauper (left), Pharrell Williams/N.E.R.D., Estelle, Yoko Ono, and more!25% of percent of the sales will be donated to [...]

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On Thursday, May 7, I went to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago‘s annual Make A Statement: Design for the Cure Fashion Show. The show is put on by the AFC’s Junior Board, and this year’s was in recognition of Jack Mackenroth’s “Living Positive by Design“. Jack is a fashion designer who is HIV-positive, and was [...]

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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 CureThe AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Junior Board is having its annual Design for the Cure Fashion Show today from 7pm – 10pm. It’s in commemoration of National HIV [...]

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