Monday, April 23, 2012

Pop Goes COP 24/7

Another weekend has come and gone yet again leaving myself quickly determining that I can't and sometimes don't won't to make the rounds of events and such. Not to mention after last weeks six day road trip which culminated with another special event before my crash and burn later in the week. Whew! Talk about time management and being an multi-tasking extraordinaire can get the best of almost anyone and certainly myself. However, as continue to "live my life out loud" as an advocate, activist, writer, executive producer and perceived all around go to guy among other hats that I choose to wear, I often find myself in the overload zone. Yet I subscribe to the notion that your passion drives you to "keep doing the thing that you love" as you do what you can to fulfill your destiny or legacy of your life. I encourage people around me to discover what their life force is suppose to represent or of what service they are to be to their fellowman and follow suit. Ultimately its that old adage that "we reap what we sow" position that will effect what we do with our lives and within that living how each of us affect other peoples lives. Being unselfish, being of service, staying open to acceptance of others, knowing your self worth and doing what you can from where ever you are in life can make a difference for some one. Remember that we must all find time to do our part in being apart of the paradigm of "each one to reach one." COP 24./7 challenges all our readers to take a moment to ponder the thought, " what have you done today to be proud?'  Got some responses, replies, observations and objections, lets hear from you in our backtalk section. Thanks for staying on point with COP 24/7 and make sure that you are following us, opt- in email, subscribe or check in daily.  Now let's get busy...

LA Corp Announces Health Magazines Moniker

The Living and Affected Corporation will continue to explore the realm of LGBTQ health in Arkansas as it christens its latest publishing effort as, "OMNIBUS."  The periodical supported from a grant from the Healthy People 20/20 Community Innovations Project," allowed us to collaborate with Arkansas physicians, clinicians and other stakeholders to produce this first ever annual journal on LGBTQ health in the state," according to D. Levi, publisher. In full disclosure, Executive Producer of COP 24/7 played an active role in co-producing the magazine and will have several submissions featured in the publication. The organization sought to spotlight a variety of health concerns most notably the challenges of Lesbians within the health care framework. Furthermore, the magazine wanted to delve beyond the boundaries of HIV and AIDS which has evolved into an entire health industry onto itself. "It was our goal to offer this literary contribution as a "silence breaker" of the LGBTQ communities interaction with a complex health care system and the social determinants that affects navigating the course." Levi commented. Over the last few months the organization completed a statewide search for content, contributions and submissions from within the LGBTQ community and nontraditional advocates.The goal of the magazine is to help educate medical professionals and raising the health literacy in the LGBTQ community. Its distribution will be targeted to only the LGBT community, physicians but to key policy makers and influential law makers. A stylized cover photo shoot is being planned to reflect the multi-generational, multi-cultural theme of the magazine. Interested parties will be required to sign image and liability release forms to participate. All are encouraged to contact the organization for consideration. Currently additional advertising opportunities are available by contacting 877.902.7HIV or e-mail for info at The magazine is set to finalize and be offered around June 1, 2012.

Diversity Convention in Little Rock 2013

In case you missed it, The National Association of Black and White Men Together, Inc has chosen Little Rock as its 2013 convention site, July 24-27, 2013. After a open bid for host cities which included, Austin, Texas, and Orlando, Florida, Little Rock's submission was voted as the destination for the gay, multi-racial, multi-cultural group. Currently, an open solicitation is being offered to local LGBTQ stakeholders, allies, supporters and advocates to participate in the "host city committee" planning phase. The theme, "NABWMT: Building Bridges to Diversity," was chosen as apart of the bid process and will serve as a frame from which subsequent programming will be developed. As one of the oldest LGBTQ organizations in the U.S.,the groups seeks to continue to address the issues of racism, sexism, ageism,  HIV/AIDS, homophobia and the impact that these issues have had on both the internal and external lives of those in the gay community. All interested individuals are invited to share your enthusiasm at  A meeting announcement will be posted in this forum and all social platforms this Thursday, April 26, 2012.

For Your Information

Free National DEC Webinars

Federal Perspectives on Bath Salts and Other Synthetics
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time: 12.30pm - 2pm (mountain)
Speakers: Ben Tucker, Deputy Director, Office of State, Local and Tribal Affairs, and Richard Baum from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Robert Bell from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); and Deborah Spence from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office.




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