Today is the 55th Anniversary of Rosa Parks' refusal to move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. A courageous decision that became the public fame which ignited the already bubbling civil rights movement.
Thanks to this woman's strength, conviction and ability to see the big picture, generations of people's lives-Black, White and everything in-between- have been changed.
I salute you Ms. Parks.
But err-um, speaking of the big picture... I sure hope that everyone reading this post continues to be vigilant about their personal health and well-being. You know the drill: ask as many questions about your partner(s) about past sexual history as you do about who's posting what on their FB page, use condoms each and every time and get tested for AIDS regularly.
Although its wonderful to know that new medications appear to make living with the illness more manageable, I SURE wouldn't want any of ya'll to have to find out firsthand. Okay?
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