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2000 Stories by Wista Jeanne Johnson

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999
  • An Epidemic Change

    published November 28, 2000

    This Friday, World AIDS Day, activists, health care providers, caregivers, and people living with HIV or AIDS will gather to memorialize millions... More >>

  • Towering Expectations

    published November 21, 2000

    The château-style Towers Nursing Home on Central Park West between 105th and 106th streets stands like a regal but now destitute dowager... More >>

  • Abuses and Power

    published November 7, 2000

    Domestic violence made its way into the city’s three dailies last Thursday when a police officer was shot in the elbow at a Brooklyn bodega... More >>

  • Genetic Sleuthing

    published October 10, 2000

    Medicine is full of mysteries to solve. Among these are why black women frequently develop breast cancer at younger ages than white women, why... More >>

  • Saving Babies

    published September 19, 2000

    Babies are dying in New York City. In some communities, the infant mortality rate (IMR) is twice the city and national averages of 6.9 and 7.2... More >>

  • Horse Rules

    published September 12, 2000

    It wasn't supposed to turn out this way. A campaign, sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, started out on... More >>

  • The Best-Kept Secret

    published August 29, 2000

    On August 14, Planned Parenthood of New York City announced extended hours on Mondays at its Manhattan Center on Bleecker Street to increase the... More >>

  • What Price Protest?

    published July 18, 2000

    I have a yellowed newspaper photo of myself holding a 'Free South African Freedom Fighters' sign during a rally in the early '80s. (Upon... More >>

  • Enough is Enough

    published April 11, 2000

    People's Justice 2000 sponsored a rally last Wednesday afternoon to mark the 41st day after the Amadou Diallo trial verdict and the subsequent... More >>

  • Mind Body Spirit: Walk on the Mild Side

    published March 14, 2000

    I am a city girl. While I was growing up in Harlem, my experience with the outdoors—as in mountains, fields, rivers, lakes, and... More >>

  • The Fire This Time

    published February 29, 2000

    I was editing copy when an editor—white—came into my office and asked if I had heard the verdict in The Trial. His somber demeanor said... More >>

Archives: 2001 | 2000 | 1999