Veterans Day

A Black Army vet denied a free meal on Veteran's Day was forced to move after receiving death threats.

A Chili's Bar & Grill in Dallas, Texas, apologized after refusing to give a Black veteran a free meal in celebration of Veteran's Day, The Dallas Morning News reports.

In this edition of GRIFF’s Prayer, GRIFF thanks God for the veterans, in honor of Veteran’s Day. As the child of a veteran, GRIFF has some first hand experience with them, and understands the love and appreciation that our veterans deserve. GRIFF points out that our veteran parents and uncles and aunties are usually pretty […]

The EJI’s “Lynching In America: Targeting Black Veterans” report documents the physical violence and social humiliation African-American service people faced in the United States.

To our men and women who protect and serve our country, we salute you and will never forget… A man who lays down his life for another  is to be honored.   Please join in on some events to salute veterans in Richmond and across Virginia this week and weekend at www.virginia.org/veteransday The 60th Annual Commonwealth’s Veterans Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial […]

Around the globe today, we recognize Veterans Day and the many sacrifices that have been made for the safety of our country.  Here are some activities that have and are still taking place today. VIRGINIA: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY President Barack Obama paid tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military, including one of […]

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that…

The U.S. Senate approved legislation this past Wednesday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines, a long overdue recognition to the first Blacks to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina led the effort to get this bill passed. See also: Rep. Charles: Still Mad As […]

My father, William Baxter Gaines Sr., and I always had a contentious relationship. He didn’t talk much to his children about his military experience. He did not hug, read bedtime stories, give out compliments or kiss goodnight. This didn’t seem to bother my siblings. I, on the other hand, languished. I took my father’s shunning […]

Homeless veterans are more likely to die on the streets than non-veterans, a new study revealed. Veterans who return from serving and fall straight into homelessness are 11 percentage points more likely to develop life-threatening diseases than non-veteran homeless people, the 100,000 Homeless Campaign concluded in a study published Tuesday. See also: Rep. Charles: Still […]

TO OUR SERVICE MEN & WOMEN, OLD & NEW, ALIVE & RESTING TODAY WE SALUTE YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, COMMITMENT, SERVICE & YOUR HONORABLE WAYS WE STAND HUMBLY BEFORE EACH OF YOU TO SAY “THANK YOU” HAPPY VETERANS DAY YOUR LIVES, YOUR WORK & YOUR SACRIFICE ARE APPRECIATED BEYOND MEASURE Today we’re making it an […]

Today we honor the veterans who have served our country and continue to serve proudly. This day we not only honor those veterans who have fought for this country, but also those who have severed their communities as well. Also special shout out to the veterans in our radio one family.