On Tuesday June 30, D.I.P. Foundation
& Shofar Magazine hosted its inaugural Youth Empowerment and Crime
Prevention Fundraiser at the Holiday Hill Baptist Church. Community members gathered to hear powerful
messages from P.K. Mickens – (D.I.P.) Executive Director; Steven Bradley of the
National Coalition against Domestic Violence; and Florida’s District State
Attorney Angela B. Corey. WJXT Channel 4
News was onsite awaiting her arrival, Corey interviewed with the news station
Did you know that there
is nothing as powerful as a changed mind?
can change your hair, your clothing, your address, your spouse, your church,
your residence. But if you don’t change your mind the same experience will
perpetuate itself over and over again because everything outwardly changed, but
nothing inwardly changed. "Whatever you hold
in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you
have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted.
Brown has it wrong: The world, at times, isn’t loyal. Society tends to be loyal
to the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Their minds are consumed with
their own problems or scrolling down their Facebook timeline to get a glimpse
of Kim Kardashian’s latest antics. As we enter into the holiday season and sit
at our family dinner tables breaking bread and giving thanks, we can choose to
un-follow society’s lead and ground ourselves into the spirit of giving to our
fellowman in need.During
November and December, stress runs high in most families.
The pressures of celebrating the holidays sometimes causes
tempers to flare, energy levels to soar and arguments to ensue, culminating in
an explosion of domestic violence and abuse. Parties, celebrations and
festivities are everywhere and the temptation for excess can be intoxicating. Alcohol,
drugs, heightened emotions and the wrong combination of family members, are
very often contributing factors in violent holiday explosions. In fact, the
holiday season can be an exceptionally tough emotional period for many domestic
violence victims, even children.
Lisa Raye Mc Coy
TheHeels & Hearts Fashion Shoe Gala
Featuring Celebrity Actress/Model Lisa Raye McCoy is rescheduled- New Date to
Heels & Hearts Fashion Shoe
Gala, a Premier Fashion Show all about shoes presented by Shofar Media &
Publishing Corp originally set for March 23at the Hyatt Regency
Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL will be rescheduled due to an overwhelming
interest & response to the fashion show. Tickets already
purchased will be valid for the new date.
he community & various corporate sponsors supported the D.I.P. Foundation efforts to provide clothing, food, hygiene, and toiletries for distribution to local needy families including the elderly, disabled, children and teens. Since purchasing daily living necessities can be a burden for many that are lacking in financial resources, it is not surprising that the items provided by the D.I.P. Foundation by way of its supporters are often the only resources many low-income residents will receive this season.
Domestic Violence is a topic that many Americans refuse to address until something tragic happens. As the crime rate increases and the hospitals and funeral intakes rise, as U.S. citizens with rights to freedom of speech why are we not doing and saying more?
a has become very influential in today's society, can we use this tool of influential power to speak up and out against domestic violence? Truth is violence is happening in every facet of life, the sad thing is that many of us believe that we are not affected.