Thursday, November 17, 2011 – Friday, November 18, 2011
National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)
Grant Number: 5U65PS003138-02 &
The Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence at Meharry
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Grant Number: 5P20MD000516
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee 37208
Sheraton Orlando North
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, Florida 32751
Welcome Students, Academicians, and Publishers:
This is our first attempt in bringing together HBCU students, academicians including researchers with the National Newspaper Publishers Association focusing on HIV/AIDS and our collective response as publishers and the African American press. We believe that we as collaborators can make a difference in how information is provided and received by the communities in which we serve in the Southeast Region 2 and across the United States.
As publishers, we can initiate the dialogue among communities of color, organizations, agencies, families, and individuals about the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted infections. As continuous and active voices in communities of color, we believe that we can assist in closing the health disparity gaps related to the growing numbers of persons of color who acquire HIV/AIDS.
We also welcome members of the National Save the Family Movement, Inc., an organization whose goal is to strengthen, save, and sustain the Black family.
National Newspaper Publishers Association Membership – Region 2
Albany-Southwest Georgian, Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Inquirer, Atlanta Voice, Birmingham Times, Capital Outlook, Carolina Peacemaker, Carolina Times, Carolinian, The Champion, The Charleston Chronicle, Charlotte Post, Columbus Times, The Community Times, Community Times Dispatch, County News, The Crossroads News, Daytona Times, Florida Courier, Florida Sentinel Bulletin, Florida Star News, Florida Sun, The Greater Diversity News, Greene County Democrat, Jackson Advocate, Jacksonville Free Press, Chicago Defender, Arizona Informant, Houston Style Magazine, Macon Courier, Memphis Silver Star News, Metro Courier, Metro Herald, Miami Times, Milwaukee Community Journal, Milwaukee Weekend Edition, Mississippi Link, Mobile Beacon and Alabama Citizen, Nashville Pride, New American Press, New Journal and Guide, Orlando Advocate (Central Fl. Advocate), Orlando Times, Pensacola Voice, Richmond Free Press, Richmond Voice, Savannah Herald, Savannah Tribune, South Carolina Black News, Speakin’ Out News, Tennessee Tribune, Tri-State Defender, Weekly Challenger, Westside Gazette, Wilmington Journal, Winston-Salem Chronicle
Invited and Participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Albany State University, Alcorn State University, Allen University, Barber-Scotia College, Benedict College, Bennett College, Bethune-Cookman University, Bishop State Community College, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Coahoma Community College, Concordia College Selma, Clinton Junior College, Denmark Technical College, Edward Waters College, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Fisk University, Florida A&M University, Florida Memorial University, Fort Valley State University, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Kentucky State University, Knoxville College, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Livingstone College, Meharry Medical College, Miles College, Mississippi Valley State University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Morris Brown College, Morris College, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Paine College, Oakwood College, Rust College, Saint Paul’s College, Savannah State University, Shaw University, South Carolina State University, Spelman College, St. Augustine’s College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tennessee State University, Tougaloo College, Tuskegee University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, Voorhees College, Winston Salem State University