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I recently read an article that stated that roughly 300,000 veterans have died from agent orange, that's roughly 5 times as many as
the 58,000 that died in combat there! These are astonishing figures. 11 million gallons of AO was sprayed over 200 million acres and much of it in areas used as large bases for
US troops. This has put over 300 million Vietnam vets and their families at risk. One soldier put it this way, "you know we all took a bullet there, some of us just didn't know it". That bullet, that wound has never healed. It has never even been recognized as a wound. When will he people and the government of the United States begin to realize the bad hand we were dealt? When will the government realize that perhaps there should be 300,000 names on that wall, with plenty of space left over in Washington, DC? Our group is not about posting photos, bringing up good or bad memories, it's about solidarity in holding the chemical companies, the US government and the Veterans Administration responsible for what they have done to us. There have been many injustices imposed upon various peoples, factions and groups. We are one faction, one group that has been overlooked. Isn't it about time we
did something about this? I am going to dedicate our next broadcast to establish a march on Washington DC and our cause that he did in Selma, Alabama. March with US Mr. president!
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This week, Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson honors the 50 anniversary of the March on Washington. This day conjures nostalgic images of unity, triumph, and hope against a backdrop of violence and national tragedy. Today, as we pause to celebrate the distance we have traveled, we honor those who marched so we could live in a better nation. But we also take this time to reflect on the road ahead. Our guests will assess the state of contemporary race relations while considering a number of timely questions: How is growing up in America today different than 50 years ago? Do we truly live in a "post-racial society" or is such a construct irresponsible given the evolving and more subtle racial realities they obscure? And, most importantly, what collective steps remain for us to turn Dr. King’s rhetorical dream into a reality? It is time to gather at the Roundtable as Stephanie Robinson delivers hot topics, deep talk and a little bit of uplift. Roundtable with Stephanie Robinson...pull up a chair.
March On Washington 1963 - 2013 "What Happened?" This week we will be celebrating the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his familiar speech. We will be examining the music and conditions of the time and the changes that came out of the momentum of this historic event. We will have veterans of the Viet Nam War sharing their experiences of the times and their thoughts before going to war and their views after returning home. Join us for the journey back to the 60's.
THE AUGUST 1963 MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM IS BEING COMMEMORATED DURING THIS AUGUST 2013 - 50 YEARS LATER. THE MyNDTALK COMMEMORATION IS MUCH MORE THAN AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF A POWERFUL MARCH, OR A POWERFUL PERSON OR A TINY PORTION OF A POWERFUL SPEECH ... HEAR THE VOICES AND EXPERIENCES OF THOSE WHO WERE AT THE MARCH 50 YEARS AGO AND THOSE WHO ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS TODAY...HOW WERE THEY IMPACTED? WHAT IS THE IMPACT TODAY? DR. BREWER IS JOINED BY AUTHOR OF RACE MANNERS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY - BRUCE JACOBS (aliasBruce.typepad.com), SEVERAL STUDENTS FROM THE PRESIDENTS PARK VISITORS CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC AND MORE...
The Wealthy Speaker Show is hosting a panel of experts who will share their perspective on the March on Washington, commemorating the 50th Anniversary led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On August 28, 1963, The March on Washington focused on Jobs and Freedom. Panelist will share what the March on Washington meant to them and how it parallels America 50 years later.
Have we progressed as a nation or have we not advanced is the question posed to panelist and listeners during this LIVE broadcast.
Dr. Kevin McGruder - Author od the book, 150 Years After Emancipation Proclamation: Are We Really Free?
Ms. Carole Mullins marched with Dr. King
Ms Patricia Weaver filmaker and advocate for seniors
This is going to be an incredible episode of the Wealthy Speaker Show. With the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington just around the corner, these panelist are going to share their perspective, insight and experiences with listeners.
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Invigorating speeches by the current and past U.S. Presidents, Oscar winning entertainers, prominent elected officials and dynamic civil rights leaders marked a great celebration of an historic event - The 1963 March On Washington. So, 50 years later, after the march, now what? Journalists share their perceptions of the march and where we really need to go in terms of strategies for significant changes in our society to make it more equitable, just, and peaceful.
The movie we saw was Lee Daniel's The Butler. I can't express to you enough how important this film is to the restoration of the Black community. This film lays out our experience as citizen of the United State of America with such grace and dignity that I weeped at the sight of our beauty. I saw myself and the wisdom and love that my momma, my daddy, my aunt Martha, Grandma Lena, grandma Era, uncle Ralph, grandpa George, aunt Virginia and uncle Sammy has shown me through the year. This film took my indignant entitlement and loving reminded me that it is the shoulders of my humble servant ancestor that I am standing upon. It is because they served with pride and grace that I am here. If you ever love an elder in your family I ask that you please take yourself and every young person you can afford to take to go see The Butler!!!
Come join us on Aug 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Statue and pavilion as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the corner of MLK & Carey, North Las Vegas.
It is amazing that it has been 50 years since the historic march on our nation’s capitol by Mostly African Americans, whites and others seeking job opportunities and civil rights that all free people in America were promised by the constitution of the United States. In Dr. King’s speech he spoke of this as a check that had been stamped, “insufficient funds.” He said, “In a sense we have come to the nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the constitution and Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise to all men [that they] would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Gigi and Aqueenis are at it again. We will tell you about our experience at the March on Washington.
Also we will be talking about teenage love. Everyone had one and with school back in what should you be talking to your teenager about.
50 Years since the Civil Rights March on Washington – join the Young Media Critics as they talk about their views and feelings of this historical event.
Hear what they feel and think about civil rights, racism, justice and the “American way”.
Join us on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 5 p.m. on Blogtalkradio.com/youngmediacritics