Dude... I missed him.
He came to bring attention to the rise in HIV/AIDS rates by inner city back women. It is higher than Africa. The women often are infected by heterosexual men who either don't know they have HIV/AIDS or that DO know and don't tell their partners. Oakland, and nearby Richmond, pretty rough towns. There are many streets I won't drive down in the daylight. The point was made that many residents are former inmates at the prison. In prison the rate of AIDS is five time higher than the general public.
It is so sad. Because it is Oakland, and not Africa or even LA, they don't get the funding and ARV's that they need.
Right in my back yard.
In other sad news, a second trial is starting on my husband's uncle's murder case. He was a young dad, a bishop (volunteer clergy in our church), a coin shop owner. He was robbed one morning right before Thanksgiving and then shot and killed. It was all on the security camera. If you read the
article you can see how much hard work went into breaking this case. I am thankful for the people who, although in prison them selves, gave vital information that helped put these people away.
That wasn't a very happy note to leave you on for the weekend huh? Have a good one anyway.