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"We have chosen to speak on political responsibility here in the great city of Richmond and that is because I have some knowledge of the African-American professional class here and the leadership, African American leadership that has been with the city for many generations. And having respect for your professionals and their interest in this city and in the future of this city is what caused me to select this topic, because I felt they would appreciate it. And hope they will appreciate it my prayer is that, our leaders, our African-American leaders will appreciate what I will be saying to you today.
I am a Muslim first and last, a believer in G-d who created everything, cares about all of us and a follower of Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah, the Prophet (pbuh) of our Holy Book, the Book that is now read by 1.2 billion people on this earth and they are in every quarter of the world."
"Political Responsibility Is inherent: Sharing In The Responsibility For The Community Life". Imam W. D. Mohammed(ra) Richmond, Virginia - 10-26-98
I am a 15 year involuntarily medical discharge in 1999 who received severance pay and 10% disability. I did not receive a retirement, as the military saw it beneficial for them to relieve me of duty before retirement was reached. I have been fighting for veterans rights and improper discharges since 1999. I tried to seek the help of Senator John McCain but he has been of no assistance to me and most veterans living in Arizona. I am the founder of EvincibleVets which is a newly organization that I am trying to put together to ensure no veteran is left behind. I have written many letters to the President, the VA Secretary, VA IG Team, VA Head Director, and including EVERY State representative in Arizona that matters. I have PHX VA recordings of doctors lying during my appointment which lead to falsifying my medical records. The PHX VA doctors have retaliated against me by denying medical care and medication. After providing this concrete information Senator McCain once again he threw it under the rug along with the PHX VA Head Director Mr. Grippen, who is now relieved of his duties at the PHX VA. This is the short version as there is much more.
the relationship between the VA and many of the university medical centers that are in bed with them, we will touch on the well over 300,000 veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange who dies when the VA refused to acknowledge the well known cancer precurosors that exposure spawned nor the ishemic heart conditions. we will take a stroll down memory lane and recall the report McDonald delivered to congress early last year in which he declared that more veterans die of suicide who are not involved in VA care than of those who are and the report by NBC news 6 weeks later that detailed how 80% of the veterans they surveyed who had attempted suicide had in fact been "treated" by the VA in the 30 days leading up to their lest attempt.
We will cover the THOUSANDS of TBI medical incident reports that the DoD removed from the records of the people who suffered even severe TBI throughout the 60s, 70s, and 80s who were kept in service AND the new technology that can time stamp those injuries today! Ialso know what happpened to those records too and where they might be located providing they were not destroyed follwing the VA's refusal to take custody of them in 2014.
And the fact that chronic homelessness is well known symptom of post concussion syndrome.
We Will speak of McDonalds desire to limit the evidence submission period. This is of course is the direct result of the information age allowing more evidence to be collected at a faster rate then ever before. So I guess he wants to limit the time frame of that to something under the DECADES it can take to get a LEGITIMATE claim approved right?
This week's Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from one of the cooler hotels on the planet—Quirk Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Originally a dry goods store, the Quirk Hotel is not only a great restoration project but also an amazing art gallery. Joining Peter will be Chris Semtner, Curator at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, will fill us in on the connection of Edgar Allan Poe and his ties to Richmond—as wells as what one can expect when visiting the museum.
Then, Maureen Egan, Author and Co-Owner of the Real Richmond Food Tours, will discuss how the “capital of confectionary” ties in with Richmond’s food scene and Karrie Peifer, Editor and Senior Food Writer for Richmond Times-Dispatch/Richmond.com, will report on the busy Richmond restaurant scene. There’s all of this and more on this week’s Travel Today with Peter Greenberg.
Women In The Draft, Texas VA In Hot Water and more
The Left of Str8 Show is a twice-weekly podcast for the LGBT Community and our Straight Allies, with Fun Talk and Celebrity Interviews, in the areas of Entertainment, Foodies, and Books/Authors.
Today we will be going over current events and items 'in the news,' as well as celebrity interviews with Trevor LaPaglia and Paul Richmond.
Trevor LaPaglia is an Actor/Writer/Director, who grew up in a small town of New York, but took his acting aspirations to Los Angeles, where he is currently working, creating, and growing in his craft. He recently was seen in over 600,000 views on the Holiday YouTube video for musician Steve Grand's, "All I Want for Christmas" song, this past December.
Paul Richmond is a visual Artist/Painter/Activist, whose paintings draw from his inspiration and experiences as a gay young man. He has included exhibitions in galleries across the country, and his work is collected by individuals around the globe. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his husband and they are committed to using their artistic talents to raise equality awareness.
Artist Paul Richmond joins the show to talk about his art and activism on tonight's show!
Call 323 657-1493 to ask Paul a question and join the fun!
Visit Paul's website and purchase his art here!
Paul is a visual artist and activist whose paintings draw inspiration from his own experiences as a young gay man. Since graduating college in 2002, his artwork has become a vehicle for exploring and understanding his own journey, as well as developing a dialogue with other members of the LGBTQ community. Influenced by his own struggles as he came to terms with his sexual identity, he seeks to challenge social constructs that exist around sexual orientation and gender roles.
His career has included exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States, as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. His work is collected by individuals from around the globe. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over two hundred and fifty novel cover illustrations. He teaches community art classes for Stonewall Columbus. He has volunteered with the Kaleidoscope Youth Center, encouraging LGBTQ teens to use art as a means of self-exploration and expression. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through the language, visual, and performing arts.
Paul shares his life with husband, Dennis Niekro. They were married in a group ceremony with twenty-four other LGBT couples in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in June 2013. Together, they are committed to using their artistic talents to raise equality awareness.
TRUMP SHOULD DO A TELETHON FOR VETS.
TURN THE DEBATE BOYCOTT INTO A VA HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER. TRUMP HOSPITAL FOR VETS. TURN IT INTO A TELETHON. NEED HELP HOLLER. NEED A STAFF? INVITE THE KIDS WHO MARCHED THROUGH SNOW THIS WEEK IN DC TO SAVE LIVES AND WERE NOT COVERED BY THE DEMO COMMO MEDIA..
REPORT FROM THE SUPERINTENDENTS : THIS WEEK: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.
SOLUTION TREE presents my co-host for this series Dr Mark Edwards of Moooresville Graded School District and his special guest Dr. Aaron Spence ( Supt. of Virginia Beach VA ), one of the finest Supt.s in the country. He is leading a tremendous digital conversion
Meet Tara Dolan of Arlington VA, one of the leaders of the Best Buddies Chapter from Washington & Lee High School in Arlington VA recently recognized for being the BEST of the BEST at the recent international conference.
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