The black HIV epidemic: a health mystery in Atlanta’s gay community

The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “The black HIV epidemic: A public health mystery from Atlanta’s gay community.” 

By: Jeff Guo

ATLANTA — In the early 2000s, a young researcher at the Centers for Disease Control named Greg Millett set out to solve an epidemiological mystery. Nobody could explain why black Americans, particularly black gay men, had such high rates of HIV infection compared to the rest of the population. How were they putting themselves in so much danger? What were they doing differently from everyone else?

Shocking footage reveals teachers aides abusing child

Charged: Classroom aide Alger Coleman

A teacher turned over shocking secret footage to police which allegedly shows two teachers aides slapping and choking a special needs student before knocking him off a chair.

The video, filmed at Harper-Archer Middle School in Atlanta, shows four days of action filmed by an anonymous teacher who says the principal did not act on her complaints. 

MLK twerking flyers strike again: Bernice King responds

mlk twerking flyers

With the three day weekend coming up in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s legacy, promoters are using a less flattering image of the civil rights leader to push their parties. In one of the images, King is picture on the body of a man with a gold chain draped around his neck, accompanied by an unknown hand gesture. The caption for the flyer reads, “Freedom to Twerk.”

My FOX Atlanta showed one of the images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a flyer for a twerk party to his youngest daughter Dr. Bernice King. 

Student Suspended After Hugging Teacher

 

Seventeen-year-old Sam McNair is currently serving a year-long suspension from school for hugging and allegedly kissing a teacher. McNair was suspended after it was determined that McNair had violated the sexual harassment rules of his suburban Atlanta school district, Gwinnett County Schools, and the suspension may jeopardize his ability to graduate next spring.