How Barbers And Stylists Are Saving Lives In This Brooklyn Community

Salon owners Nelson Urraca and Hermione Fraser of Brooklyn
By Tiffani Greenaway
It was 25 years ago, and just a few months before he died from complications from AIDS, that tennis champion Arthur Ashe created the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health. He realized that African Americans were dying from preventable diseases like HIV/AIDS, and others, and to change that, he had a vision to get health information to the heart of African American communities. That is how 'Barber Shop Talk With Brothers' was created.

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

Girls, we need to talk.
Let's start with some facts:

  • There are about 40,000 new HIV infections in the United States each year
  • Even though black people only make up 13% of the population, 45% of ALL of those 40,000 new diagnoses belong to us


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