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You may carry the sickle cell trait and don’t know it. Sickle Cell Disease is a dominant African American disease with no cure. Get updated, educated and tested. Join the Unity Ride for Sickle Disease on Saturday, May 5, 2012. All proceeds to benefit the Sickle Cell Association of Richmond-OSCAR. RECENT HEADLINES: Kirk Franklin Announces […]

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposed $85 billion budget plan introduced during the opening session of the 2012 Virginia General Assembly finally passed after the fourth try. The General Assembly ended the 2012 session in early March with no budget. Lawmakers reconvened weeks later to work on budget negotiations but still no agreement.  The senate democrats […]

Since 2008, the Petersburg Bureau of police has provided a free, safe, educational and recreational day camp to over 200 children in the City of Petersburg. When kids are bored they tend to get in trouble. The Petersburg police crime statistics prove this fact. In January 2012 there were 6 juveniles arrested, compared to 14 […]

With Rick Santorum out of the GOP race, Mitt Romney took the vote in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Wisconsin.  Even though Rick Santorum has removed himself from race, he still wants a republican to win the general election. Santorum states, “I know there will always be complaints about, well, ‘I don’t like this candidate […]

First Lady Michelle Obama announced as part of her Joining Forces initiative, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heros” that a range of businesses plan to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014. Please read the good news here at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/10/100000-new-jobs-veterans-and-military-families Governor Bob McDonnell recently said he […]

Did you know that African Americans are two times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease? In Virginia, there are over 422,000 caregivers caring for their loved ones. Alzheimer’s is an epidemic 1 in 8 Americans has the disease. Listen to my interview with Forget Me Not Project Stakeholder, Beverly Fox RECENT HEADLINES: Are You A Good […]

Since 2008, the Petersburg Bureau of police has provided a free, safe, educational and recreational day camp to over 200 children in the City of Petersburg. When kids are bored they tend to get in trouble. The Petersburg police crime statistics prove this fact. In January 2012 there were 6 juveniles arrested, compared to 14 […]

It’s tight, but it’s right! If you can’t pray about it then don’t be about it. Take it with you and don’t leave it lying around. This has been the “Clo-ism” for the day. RECENT HEADLINES: REMINDER: Kindergarten Registration for Students Entering Elementary School is April 19th UPDATE: Zimmerman Is Now Asking for new judge to Step […]

First Lady Michelle Obama announced as part of her Joining Forces initiative, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 4th Annual “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heros” that a range of businesses plan to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2014. Please read the good news here at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/10/100000-new-jobs-veterans-and-military-families Governor Bob McDonnell recently said he […]

  This is a great day to be alive, in spite of what it looks or feels like today. Just know that you have received the greatest gift and that is life.  Life is meant to grow you and not slow you. If you are trying to go and they are trying to slow you, repeat […]

Have you already completed and mailed your tax returns? if not, here’s an update on making sure you meet this year’s deadline on time. RICHMOND — Although 77% of all individual tax returns were filed electronically last year, the Richmond District is extending retail hours at the Main Post Office at 1801 Brook Road to […]

Patrick Gaspard is the Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee. Prior to joining the DNC, Gaspard served as Assistant to the President and the Director of Political Affairs for the White House. He was Associate Director of Personnel for the Presidential Transition Team, and National Political Director for the President’s campaign. Gaspard and I […]