Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The COP 24/7 Catch Part 1

ADH Names New Section Chief

Miriam Ibrahim has accepted the STI/HIV/Hepatitis C/TB  Section Chief position effective April 12, 2015.  Miriam brings a wealth of valuable education and experience to the position.  Miriam has a Master’s of Public Health degree from the University of Kansas, School of Medicine.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Major Occupational Therapy from the College of Los Teques Cecilio Acosta in Venezuela. 

Miriam has been serving as the Assistant Section Chief since March 2014.  Prior to that, she was the Associate Director for Administration & Community Health Services at the Reno County Health Department in Kansas. Her primary focus was smoking cessation and was instrumental in a city wide ban against smoking in area restaurants through her work with Reno County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition.

Ibrahim announced during the 4/10/12 Arkansas HIV Planning Group meeting that she was seeking to address more Hepatitis C testing using coordinated media placement, the development of additional messaging printed materials produced internally and accessing capacity training for her staff on increasing the effectiveness of the department.
OWLS to Soar
The Grand Men of Nu Delta Fraternity Inc. proudly announces "The Soaring Owl Scholarship"! This
is a scholarship that will reach back to pull forward the young men in communities all over Arkansas.

The group has also reached out in partnership and collaboration with LinQ for Life in addressing health disparities among young gay men. The two entities have agreed to future programming and product support to offer mobile HIV testing and counseling opportunities in the central area.

It will allow young men to soar like an owl above all stereotypes, statistics, and any other issues that may hinder from getting an education. If you know of any male interested in applying, please forward this information. The Scholarship will be available Fall 2015! WHO will be the FIRST SOARING OWL!

Prancing Elites On Oxygen

You would think that we at COP 24/7 wouldn't have much time for TV trolling. However, we have to make a break for it as we can not post about all the break out and sometimes nerve wrecking programming that is now spilling from the LGBTQ stew pot. One such program can be found on
Oxygen Media which proclaims that it " dances to the beat of its own drum with the uplifting, inspiring and amusing new docu-series The Prancing Elites Project." It is coming for you April 22. Check your local cable outlet listings to determine how you can get a peak.

This African American, gay and non-gender conforming dance team comprised of Adrian Clemons, Kentrell Collins, Kareem Davis, Jerel Maddox, and Timothy Smith is challenging societal norms while overcoming several obstacles with passion and humor on their journey to be their authentic selves. The series delves into the personal lives of these five best friends in Mobile, Alabama as they fight to be accepted in the female dominated dance culture of J-Setting.

In many other cities this form of dance is a fall out from the Ball Scene as well as "vouging," made popular by underground clubs and sets. It was these young dancers that didn't get all the buzz as did Madonna whom later rode the wave with her mega hit Vogue.

This series comes at a time when there is still much conversation about identity as well as hot topic discussion about what's masculine vs. effeminate which rages on in circles on the net and otherwise. This topic can take you in so many directions and we don't even have the time to do it here. So feel free to share your observations or opinions in this space or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/corneliusonpoint  The floor is so open.....


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