Black Talk Radio interviews LaVena’s father

by Philip Barron on January 18, 2009 · 4 comments


LaVena’s father, Dr. John Johnson, will be interviewed by Scotty Reid of the Internet-based Black Talk Radio Network on Monday, January 19, at 8pm Eastern:

PFC LaVena Johnson lost her life in Iraq on July 19, 2005. Although the U.S. Army has ruled her death a suicide, the evidence would suggest that this was not the case. The family of PFC LaVena Johnson has worked tirelessly to have the case re-opened and properly investigated.

LaVena’s father, Dr. John H. Johnson will join Black Talk Radio on Jan 19, 2009 at 8pm ET, 7pm CT and 6pm PT. He will update us on the efforts to reveal the the truth about how his daughter was brutally raped, assaulted and murdered and have the case re-opened.

Note: Listeners are invited to call in with questions and comments; the call-in number is (347) 826-9112.

The program can be accessed at the appropriate time via the audio player below, which can be easily embedded on your own website and shared in formats such as Facebook.

Interviewer Scotty Reid is the president of the Black Talk Media Project, a non-profit education and media company incorporated in North Carolina. Reid is a father, veteran and has hosted an Internet radio show for almost two years. The project’s mission is the promotion of media relevant to the Black community, and value-based programming that is ethical and family-friendly. The Black Talk Radio Network was created in July of 2008 and has steadily grown since its conception; the Black Talk Media Project was incorporated in December of 2008.

1 Shyron February 1, 2009 at 2:58 am

Hey Scotty, my name is Shyron. I didn’t see your show because I didn’t become a member of LaVena Johnson Media Campaign or blogtalkradio until January 26, but I was on blogtalkradio on the Jan 26th edition of blogtalk with Dr. John Johnson. I’m the woman who has the video’s of LaVena on her site on Youtube and I want to do a video on the “life”, not “death” of LaVena and I wanted to know if there is a way you could get in touch with Dr. Johnson and his wife to ask for their help in getting pictures of LaVena as she grew up to be the lovely young woman she became. I don’t want to do anything that would harm the family, as I know they are still grieving over LaVena and having a hard time going through this whole ordeal, so I’m only asking if I have Dr. and Mrs. Johnson’s blessing to do LaVena’s memory a great service by showing the world who LaVena was, alive…and what her accomplishments were. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

2 Holly G. Wood March 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

i think its horrible that the military is getting away with something so horrible

3 FeliciaBrooke March 12, 2009 at 12:46 am

I cannot find the petition…THIS IS INSANE!

4 MacDaddy May 20, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I wrote this post for my blog
PFC LaVena Johnson and gender-based violence in the military
by Mac walton, aka, MacDaddy

Dr. John H. Johnson, PHD of Florrisant and LaVena’s father, said color photos and other Army documents under the Freedom of Information Act confirmed his worst fears.

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