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“RECLAIMING MY TIME” READ HOW CEDRIC GUM SIMPLIFIES THE EXECUTION!

The year is 2008. It is early spring. Lights up on a confused, depressed, sexually free, angry, yet well-mannered and respectful little black boy from Arkansas, struggling to find his identity during his second semester of college. For 18 years, he lived uncomfortably as those around him made decisions about ...
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Why I Never Set “New Year’s Resolutions”

Over the last 10 years as a personal trainer, I have become clairvoyant in determining people’s wants and needs in terms of losing weight, gaining energy and obtaining optimal health! The questions vary from season to season, so in acknowledgment of the new year, I’m going to answer one of ...
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CEDRIC GUM “HIV POSITIVE & WAITING TO EXHALE”

For many of us, being diagnosed with HIV may come as a total surprise. Oftentimes, we’re made to believe that we’ve done something wrong, that we’ve single-handedly ruined the rest of our lives -- the “end of the world” as many still proclaim. There is this societal misrepresentation of black ...
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HIV Decriminalization: HIV isn’t a Crime

During the early years of the HIV epidemic, a number of states implemented HIV-specific criminal exposure laws. Such laws imposed criminal penalties against people living with HIV who knew their HIV status and potentially exposed others to the virus, which at the time was considered as virtually lethal. Today, however, ...
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“The Other Blue Pill That Could!”

Growing up as a young, same-gender loving (SGL) man of color, I heard a lot about HIV. I heard family members make jokes about it, I saw peers stigmatize others in the community for being positive, and I knew how widespread the HIV epidemic was within the black community, especially ...
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