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HPTN

President and Founder

National Action Network

Director of Health and Wellness

Constant Contact Inc

Entertainment Contact and Community Activist

Chandler Chicco Agency

Pilot Program

Luther Vandross

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George McKenna

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Black Voice News

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Final Call News and Analysis with Sis. Charlene Muhammad: November 2010

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For Nov. 13, confirmed guest is Tony Wafford, Health and Wellness Director for the National Action Network and invited/awaiting confirmation is Hydeia Broadbent.  And by all means, even though we will be crunched for real!!! the phone lines will be open


Final Call News and Analysis with Sis. Charlene Muhammad: November 2010

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For Nov. 13, confirmed guest is Tony Wafford, Health and Wellness Director for the National Action Network and invited/awaiting confirmation is Hydeia Broadbent.  And by all means, even though we will be crunched for real!!! the phone lines will be open


"World AIDS Day is a celebration ...

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"World AIDS Day is a celebration for some and a memorial for others," declared Tony Wafford of the New York-based National Action Network. As health and wellness director for its "I Choose Life" initiative, he works to develop national testing and prevention and education programs.

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In the early 1980s, people were dying at record rates from AIDS because the government didn't want to talk about HIV but research and science helped reduce the number of infections for Whites, and Blacks benefitted some, Mr. Wafford said.
For Whites, including homosexuals, who contract HIV, there is cause to celebrate because they're living longer, have access to more medications, have reduced their number of infections through research and science, and have used HIV as a springboard to address larger issues like gay marriage and social acceptance, according to Mr. Wafford.
Blacks have benefitted, too, but there's still tragedy, he declared. "The people who don't have money to afford the medications and are on a waiting list for free drugs are Black people. The fastest number of new infections among women are Black women. The fastest growing number of new infections among men who have sex with other men are Black men, so we have nothing to celebrate," Mr. Wafford said.
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On the political front, congressional representatives are very concerned about the plight of Black people and HIV, but the conversation becomes difficult because it often transitions from treatment and care to homosexual behavior and what is normal, Mr. Wafford said.
Politicians don't want to be accused of stigmatizing people on issues like gay marriage and adoptions, so they avoid the fight altogether, he said.
"Rather than say I'm supportive of testing, treatment, and care-all those things that come with people who are at risk and infected by HIV-but I'm not supportive of two men marrying each other, they will tell you my office is working on literacy, gang violence, homelessness, poverty. They don't have to fight about that because that's bipartisan," Mr. Wafford told The Final Call.
But don't just put the blame on Black political leaders and heterosexuals, he argued. Black homosexual leadership should raise its voice, too, he urged.
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Elton John has the Elton John Foundation, which deals with HIV, primarily dealing with White men who have sex with other men," Mr. Wafford noted.
He added, "So out of 43 million plus Black people in this country, why can't you name me two major self-disclosed Black male homosexuals who are leading the charge and going to government, testifying in Senate and congressional hearings, to the needs of Black homosexuals in this country?"
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You've got to be responsible," Mr. Wafford said.


"World AIDS Day is a celebration ...

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"World AIDS Day is a celebration for some and a memorial for others," declared Tony Wafford of the New York-based National Action Network. As health and wellness director for its "I Choose Life" initiative, he works to develop national testing and prevention and education programs.

...
In the early 1980s, people were dying at record rates from AIDS because the government didn't want to talk about HIV but research and science helped reduce the number of infections for Whites, and Blacks benefitted some, Mr. Wafford said.
For Whites, including homosexuals, who contract HIV, there is cause to celebrate because they're living longer, have access to more medications, have reduced their number of infections through research and science, and have used HIV as a springboard to address larger issues like gay marriage and social acceptance, according to Mr. Wafford.
Blacks have benefitted, too, but there's still tragedy, he declared. "The people who don't have money to afford the medications and are on a waiting list for free drugs are Black people. The fastest number of new infections among women are Black women. The fastest growing number of new infections among men who have sex with other men are Black men, so we have nothing to celebrate," Mr. Wafford said.
...
On the political front, congressional representatives are very concerned about the plight of Black people and HIV, but the conversation becomes difficult because it often transitions from treatment and care to homosexual behavior and what is normal, Mr. Wafford said.
Politicians don't want to be accused of stigmatizing people on issues like gay marriage and adoptions, so they avoid the fight altogether, he said.
"Rather than say I'm supportive of testing, treatment, and care-all those things that come with people who are at risk and infected by HIV-but I'm not supportive of two men marrying each other, they will tell you my office is working on literacy, gang violence, homelessness, poverty. They don't have to fight about that because that's bipartisan," Mr. Wafford told The Final Call.
But don't just put the blame on Black political leaders and heterosexuals, he argued. Black homosexual leadership should raise its voice, too, he urged.
...
Elton John has the Elton John Foundation, which deals with HIV, primarily dealing with White men who have sex with other men," Mr. Wafford noted.
He added, "So out of 43 million plus Black people in this country, why can't you name me two major self-disclosed Black male homosexuals who are leading the charge and going to government, testifying in Senate and congressional hearings, to the needs of Black homosexuals in this country?"
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You've got to be responsible," Mr. Wafford said.


Tony Wafford Adds $235K to ...

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Tony Wafford Adds $235K to $60k Owed Sharon Song Byrd

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Tony Wafford
In an exclusive heard here in The Mo'Kelly Report, former plaintiff Sharon Song Byrd detailed her allegations of sexual harassment and battery against former employer and Al Sharpton confidante, Tony Wafford.
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Originally Song Byrd was awarded $60,000 in compensatory damages for her troubles, but recently the court handed down a second judgment against Wafford in the amount of $235,972 in court and legal fees.
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Tags: Al Sharpton, National Action Network, Palms Center, Sexual Harassment, Sharon Song Byrd, Tony Wafford |
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Court Hands Down 60k Judgment Against Al Sharpton Lieutenant Tony Wafford
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Tony Wafford
Tony Wafford of the National Action Network (NAN) will have to pony up $60,000 for his part in the sexual harassment of former employee Sharon Song Byrd while they worked together as part of the NAN sister organization, Palms Residential Care Facility.
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Pursuant to the original verdict, NAN announced that Wafford would be taking a leave of absence and Sharpton questioned the motives of Song Byrd, intimating that the plaintiff was trying to shakedown NAN.
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Tags: Al Sharpton, National Action Network, Sharon Song Byrd, Sharon Songbyrd, Tony Wafford |
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depth as to the professional relationship between Tony Wafford and Rev. Al Sharpton and his recent public response penned by Sharpton in response to Song Byrd.
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In emails sent by Rachel Noerdlinger of NAN and published here in The Mo'Kelly Report , Noerdlinger offered privileged information from the case and argumentation verbatim presented by Tony Wafford's attorney during the proceedings.
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It struck Mo'Kelly as highly odd how the National Action Network could on one hand claim ignorance of the proceedings, yet take an active stance in siding with Wafford by using information provided to them via his lawyer. It's a one-foot-in, one-foot-out approach.
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Tags: Al Sharpton, battery, Intentional Tort, Sexual Harassment, Sharon Song Byrd, Tony Wafford |
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Sharon Song Byrd is still very much uncomfortable discussing the details behind what led up to her successful lawsuit against Tony Wafford of the National Action Network.
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In close to three hours of conversation, Song Byrd recounted at length and great detail her fear of Wafford showing up at her house at all hours of the night, throwing rocks at her window and an overall inability to accept the fact that his advances were unwanted.
In fact, Song Byrd is still skittish about letting any man know where she lives and requested our conversation be on neutral ground.
I obliged.
So please excuse the sounds of the passing traffic and cooling fans. This was not a typical studio conversation and Song Byrd's story is anything but typical. Although a similar request was made to Tony Wafford to hear his side on these issues, the request went unanswered.
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In Part One, Song Byrd details the nature of her employment relationship with Tony Wafford, the abuse she endured and the .357 magnum that Wafford illegally carried with him daily as an unstated reminder.
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The story thus far has centered around Song Byrd, Wafford and Sharpton, but it is also worthy of mention that it should also include Wafford friend and confidante Democratic California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who went so far as taking then Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Wafford's home, even though Wafford was in the midst of a sexual harassment and battery lawsuit.
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The story thus far has centered around Song Byrd, Wafford and Sharpton, but it is also worthy of mention that it should also include Wafford friend and confidante Democratic California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who went so far as taking then Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Wafford's home, even though Wafford was in the midst of a sexual harassment and battery lawsuit.
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open letter battle of late with Rev. Al Sharpton over Tony Wafford.
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In an exclusive for The Mo'Kelly Report, Sharon details her side of the issues leading up to her successful lawsuit against Wafford, her intentions relative to Sharpton in the wake of the verdict and her advice for women who may find themselves in similar situations.
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Tags: Al Sharpton, battery, National Action Network, Sexual Harassment, Sharon Song Byrd, Tony Wafford |
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For the record, Mr. Wafford served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Chapter and was voted in from the members of that chapter and he has never been a salaried member of our staff. According to the public information we have reviewed, the activities alleged were related to his and your employment with an organization that has nothing to do with us. Therefore, we had no direct action that could be taken over an employee. We could, however, look into the matter if it were coming from a woman in our community stating that she had been violated and wanted us to take the position of either standing up for her rights or disassociating ourselves from the person violating her rights.
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Mr. Wafford and an attorney sent us a letter after the issue went public three-weeks-ago, at which time he removed himself from his voluntary position through a "leave of absence.
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Tags: Al Sharpton, assault, battery, Sexual Harassment, Sharon Song Byrd, Tony Wafford |
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Tony Wafford
Action Network executive Tony Wafford (WAY-furd) is not satisfied with Wafford only taking "leave of absence" and has now penned an open letter, blasting Rev. Al Sharpton.
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Tags: Al Sharpton, battery, Intentional Tort, Sexual Harassment, Sharon Song Byrd, Tony Wafford |

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