Songs About Sexual Assault and The # 1 Domestic Violence Campaign

Purple Ribbon is a Songs About Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence created by Neo Soul South Rapper Thugod.
Purple Ribbon is a Songs About Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence created by Neo Soul South Rapper Thugod.

Paint The City Purple with The Songs About Sexual Assault

Portia Shipman is a well-known figure in the Greensboro, NC community for being a servant leader, community social justice advocate, and two-time recipient of the NAACP Mother of the Year Award. Her track record speaks for itself; 13 years of advocating for domestic violence awareness & prevention is going into 2023 with a vengeance, waging war on domestic violence. Partnering up with Hip-hop soul American South Rapper Thugod, Bj Gerald-covington, Franca Jalloh, Mildred Muhammad, Gene Blackmon, TN Global World Music Group and the Department Justice of North Carolina (just to name a few), Thugod's Purple Ribbon has added fire to this movement and campaign. His songs about domestic violence and abuse have given a voice to those who feel they don't have one. The Paint the City Purple Campaign Initiative on Domestic Violence is ramping up in a major way, gaining many sponsors, investors, and supporters. With Portia Shipman at the helm, there's no stopping this force.
Paint The City Campaign TM Domestic Violence Initiative

Portia Shipman is a well-known figure in the Greensboro, NC community for being a servant leader, community social justice advocate, and two-time recipient of the NAACP Mother of the Year Award. Her track record speaks for itself; 13 years of advocating for domestic violence awareness & prevention is going into 2023 with a vengeance, waging war on domestic violence. Partnering up with Hip-hop soul American South Rapper Thugod, Bj Gerald-Covington, Franca Jalloh, Mildred Muhammad, Gene Blackmon, TN Global World Music Group, and the Department Justice of North Carolina (just to name a few), Thugod’s Purple Ribbon has added fire to this movement and campaign.

His songs about domestic violence and abuse have given a voice to those who feel they don’t have one. The Paint the City Purple Campaign Initiative on Domestic Violence is ramping up in a major way, gaining many sponsors, investors, and supporters. With Portia Shipman at the helm, there’s no stopping this force.

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions or other patterns of coercive behavior that influence another person within an intimate partner relationship. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. Examples of abusive behavior include: Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Economic Abuse, Psychological Abuse, Technological Abuse. Domestic violence affects women of all ages, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. It occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married or not married; living together or not living together; heterosexual; gay; lesbian; bisexual; and transgender. Victims of domestic violence are not only physically injured. They also suffer from emotional trauma that can last a lifetime. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is experiencing abuse, please get help immediately by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). You deserve to be safe and free from fear!
#DomesticViolenceAwareness #DomesticViolence #paintthecitypurple

What Is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions or other patterns of coercive behavior that influence another person within an intimate partner relationship.

This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. Examples of abusive behavior include Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Economic Abuse, Psychological Abuse, and Technological Abuse. Domestic violence affects women of all ages, races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married or not married; living together or not living together; heterosexual; gay; lesbian; bisexual; and transgender. Victims of domestic violence are not only physically injured.

They also suffer from the emotional trauma that can last a lifetime. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is experiencing abuse, please get help immediately by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE). You deserve to be safe and free from fear! #DomesticViolenceAwareness

Paint The City Purple Campaigns Theme Song Music by Thugod

Thugod, a Neo Soul hip hop artist and TN Global World Music Group CEO, has done it again with his new hit single Purple Ribbon. Growing up in a home of Domestic Violence, Thugod was honored with the opportunity to partner up with Portia Shipman aka. Ms. Queen created a song to empower victims of Domestic Violence to regain their strength. Purple Ribbon is currently available on all platforms for pre-order and is officially launching on Jan 06, 2023.

50% of the proceeds will be donated towards this cause and the fight against Domestic Violence. Thugod mission is to uplift all the men women and children who have been a victim through his music. The lyrics of the song provide hope and encouragement to those who have experienced sexual assault and domestic violence. Thugod is committed to using his platform to raise awareness about these important issues and to help those who have been affected by them.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors are a big part of the Paint The City Purple Domestic Violence Campaign. A sponsorship partnership is a partnership agreement between entities that pool their resources together to offer a product/service where they share in the revenue. By definition, a sponsorship is an agreement that exchanges money or services/products (in kind) for the right to be associated with a company/brand.

Below are some of the sponsorship partnerships for the Paint The City Purple Domestic Violence Campaign. Our Partners help make our community aware of this important issue and also provide support to victims and families. We greatly appreciate their support! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.

Portia Shipman, Founder/Advocate Director Paint of The City Purple Campaign

Portia Shipman is a servant leader, born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. A proud graduate of Page High School, Portia has also been a small business owner and served on the City of Greensboro Zoning Commission and the City of Greensboro Redevelopment Committee. Portia has 13 years of experience advocating for domestic violence awareness and prevention. For three years Portia served as the Regional Director of NC State NAACP. Portia is also a two-time recipient of the NAACP Mother of the Year Award. 

Portia Shipman is a social justice advocate who has never given up on her community. Portia is married with four children and eight grandchildren. In 2020, Portia published her memoir Those Sandals. The book provides an intimate look at Portia's life and works as an advocate in the community. Currently, Portia serves as the Founder and Advocate for The Paint of The City Purple Campaign which works to increase resources available to domestic violence victims in Greensboro, North Carolina. Portia has dedicated her life to serving others and strives to make a difference in her community every day. For the rest of her accomplishments and achievements please get a copy of her book today Those Sandals, you won't be disappointed.
Portia Shipman, Founder/Advocate Director
Portia Shipman is a servant leader, born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. A proud graduate of Page High School, Portia has also been a small business owner and served on the City of Greensboro Zoning Commission and the City of Greensboro Redevelopment Committee. Portia has 13 years of experience advocating for domestic violence awareness and prevention. For three years Portia served as the Regional Director of NC State NAACP. Portia is also a two-time recipient of the NAACP Mother of the Year Award. Portia Shipman is a social justice advocate who has never given up on her community. Portia is married with four children and eight grandchildren. In 2020, Portia published her memoir Those Sandals. The book provides an intimate look at Portia's life and works as an advocate in the community. Currently, Portia serves as the Founder and Advocate for The Paint of The City Purple Campaign which works to increase resources available to domestic violence victims in Greensboro, North Carolina. Portia has dedicated her life to serving others and strives to make a difference in her community every day. For the rest of her accomplishments and achievements please get a copy of her book today Those Sandals, you won't be disappointed.
Portia Shipman, Founder/Advocate Director
Portia Shipman is a servant leader, born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. A proud graduate of Page High School, Portia has also been a small business owner and served on the City of Greensboro Zoning Commission and the City of Greensboro Redevelopment Committee. Portia has 13 years of experience advocating for domestic violence awareness and prevention. For three years Portia served as the Regional Director of NC State NAACP. Portia is also a two-time recipient of the NAACP Mother of the Year Award. 

Portia Shipman is a social justice advocate who has never given up on her community. Portia is married with four children and eight grandchildren. In 2020, Portia published her memoir Those Sandals. The book provides an intimate look at Portia's life and works as an advocate in the community. Currently, Portia serves as the Founder and Advocate for The Paint of The City Purple Campaign which works to increase resources available to domestic violence victims in Greensboro, North Carolina. Portia has dedicated her life to serving others and strives to make a difference in her community every day. For the rest of her accomplishments and achievements please get a copy of her book today Those Sandals, you won't be disappointed.
Portia Shipman, Founder/Advocate

Portia Shipman is a servant leader, born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. A proud graduate of Page High School, Portia has also been a small business owner and served on the City of Greensboro Zoning Commission and the City of Greensboro Redevelopment Committee. Portia has 13 years of experience advocating for domestic violence awareness and prevention. For three years Portia served as the Regional Director of NC State NAACP. Portia is also a two-time recipient of the NAACP Mother of the Year Award.

Portia Shipman is a social justice advocate who has never given up on her community. Portia is married with four children and eight grandchildren. In 2020, Portia published her memoir Those Sandals. The book provides an intimate look at Portia’s life and works as an advocate in the community. Currently, Portia serves as the Founder and Advocate for The Paint of The City Purple Campaign which works to increase resources available to domestic violence victims in Greensboro, North Carolina. Portia has dedicated her life to serving others and strives to make a difference in her community every day. For the rest of her accomplishments and achievements please get a copy of her book today Those Sandals, you won’t be disappointed

North Carolina Correctional Association (NCCA)

The North Carolina Correctional Association (NCCA) was established in August 1979 as a state chapter affiliate of the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA, a professional association dedicated to the improvement of corrections and the training and development of correctional professionals, was started in 1870. For more than 140 years, ACA has been at the forefront of exerting a positive influence on national correctional policy. 

NCCA is committed to strengthening corrections by providing a forum through which correctional professionals, educators, students, volunteers, and interested citizens can participate. Through publications, workshops, and other activities, it works to stimulate constructive action on correctional issues and policies that can more effectively respond to the needs of staff, inmates/offenders, and the community. The Executive Board Members are President – Leeann Lavallee; Vice-President – Margaret Bradley; Treasurer – Mark Owens; Secretary – Amy Lillard; Past President – Jeff Schilling.

The North Carolina Correctional Association (NCCA) is a professional organization that represents correctional employees working in all aspects of the field. The NCCA is led by an Executive Board made up of corrections professionals from across the state. These Executive Board Members are:

President: Stephanie Hubbard
President-Elect: Anthony O. Vann
Past President: Doris Daye
Secretary: Brooke Wheeler
Treasurer: Francine Anderson
Parliamentarian: Ramesh Upadhyaya
WWICJ Chairperson: Susan Addams
Nominating Chair: Lawanda Southerland
Region Chairs:
North Piedmont Region - Isaac Rogers
North Central Region - Pamela Haire
North Eastern Region - Bryant Elliott
Western Region - Teresa Jardon
South Piedmont Region - Monica Simon
South Central Region - Deborah Johnson
South Eastern Region - Cynthia Peters
Healthcare Professionals Region - Mary Little.
North-Carolina-Correctional-Association-NCCA
The History of the American Correctional Association
For more than 152 years, the American Correctional Association has championed the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness. Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. During the first organizational meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the assembly elected then-Ohio Governor and future President Rutherford B. Hayes as the first President of the Association. 

The Declaration of Principles developed at the first meeting in 1870 became the guidelines for corrections in the United States and Europe. At the ACA centennial meeting in 1970, a revised set of Principles, reflecting advances in theory and practice, was adopted by the Association. The principles were updated in 1982 and lastly in 2002.

At the 1954 Congress of Correction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the name of the American Prison Association was changed to the American Correctional Association, reflecting the expanding philosophy of corrections and its increasingly important role within the community and society as a whole. 

Today, the ACA has thousands of members from all over the world.
Vision Statement
The American Correctional Association shapes the future of corrections through strong, progressive leadership that brings together various voices and forges coalitions and partnerships to promote the concepts embodied in its Declaration of Principles.
 
Mission
The American Correctional Association provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private that share a common goal of improving the justice system. 

Goals
I.  Membership - Expand and serve membership. Develop recruitment and retention strategies. Identify benefits and services that will increase and serve the membership of the American 
Correctional Association. 

II.  Diversity - Promote diversity in the leadership, staff, membership and activities of the American Correctional Association. Encourage diversity of staff in the justice system. 

III.  Professional Development - Provide excellence in professional development and educational opportunities. Create and provide meaningful opportunities for those who cannot participate in professional development through traditional venues. 

IV.  Standards and Accreditation - Ensure the integrity of the standards and accreditation process. Develop standards that are based on valid, reliable research and exemplary correctional practice. Promote the accreditation process. 
 
V.  Research and Education - Build relationships with the educational community. Influence research agendas and the implementation of valid research findings within correctional agencies. Ensure that pertinent research is recognized, shared, and widely distributed. Promote continuing education and the expansion of degree programs relevant to corrections. 
 
VI.  Public Perception of Corrections – Lead and serve as the voice for corrections. Promote sound public policy and enhance positive public perception of the corrections field. Promote the American Correctional Associations policies, position statements, standards, and resolutions. 
 
VII.  International Relations - Develop relationships and promote opportunities in which the American Correctional Association can contribute to and benefit from active involvement within the international justice community. 
 
VIII.  Ethics - Promote ethics within the justice profession. Demonstrate in all endeavors socially responsible, humane correctional policies and practices. Promote awareness of and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the American Correctional Association. 
 

Click here for a printable version of the ACA Vision Statement, Mission, and Goals
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The North Carolina Correctional Association (NCCA) was established in August 1979 as a state chapter affiliate of the American Correctional Association (ACA). ACA, a professional association dedicated to the improvement of corrections and the training and development of correctional professionals, was started in 1870. For more than 140 years, ACA has been at the forefront of exerting a positive influence on national correctional policy.

NCCA is committed to strengthening corrections by providing a forum through which correctional professionals, educators, students, volunteers, and interested citizens can participate. Through publications, workshops, and other activities, it works to stimulate constructive action on correctional issues and policies that can more effectively respond to the needs of staff, inmates/offenders, and the community. The Executive Board Members are President – Leeann Lavallee; Vice-President – Margaret Bradley; Treasurer – Mark Owens; Secretary – Amy Lillard; Past President – Jeff Schilling.

The North Carolina Correctional Association (NCCA) is a professional organization that represents correctional employees working in all aspects of the field. The NCCA is led by an Executive Board made up of corrections professionals from across the state. These Executive Board Members are:

President: Stephanie Hubbard
President-Elect: Anthony O. Vann
Past President: Doris Daye
Secretary: Brooke Wheeler
Treasurer: Francine Anderson
Parliamentarian: Ramesh Upadhyaya
WWICJ Chairperson: Susan Addams
Nominating Chair: Lawanda Southerland
Region Chairs:
North Piedmont Region – Isaac Rogers
North Central Region – Pamela Haire
North Eastern Region – Bryant Elliott
Western Region – Teresa Jardon
South Piedmont Region – Monica Simon
South Central Region – Deborah Johnson
South Eastern Region – Cynthia Peters
Healthcare Professionals Region – Mary Little.

Dana Lee Hines

Dana Lee Hines, BSN, MSN, AGNP-C is an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner with more than 20 years experience. Dana is passionate about her mission to educate vulnerable communities across the nation, help restore health to underserved populations, and fight obesity. Dana is a board certified Nurse Practitioner and a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association. Dana's dedicated efforts to the field has earned herself the distinct recognition of 2020 Nurse Practitioner of the Year from Women with Vision Inc. Dana is a Baccalaureate graduate of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina and  earned her graduate degree from South University in Savannah, Georgia. Dana is excited about her career as a nurse practitioner and looks forward to helping her community in any way she can. Dana would like to thank her supporters for helping her become the 2020 Nurse Practitioner of the Year.
Dana Lee Hines, is an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner

Dana Lee Hines, BSN, MSN, AGNP-C is an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner with more than 20 years experience. Dana is passionate about her mission to educate vulnerable communities across the nation, help restore health to underserved populations, and fight obesity. Dana is a board certified Nurse Practitioner and a member of the North Carolina Nurses Association.

Dana’s dedicated efforts to the field has earned herself the distinct recognition of 2020 Nurse Practitioner of the Year from Women with Vision Inc. Dana is a Baccalaureate graduate of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina and earned her graduate degree from South University in Savannah, Georgia. Dana is excited about her career as a nurse practitioner and looks forward to helping her community in any way she can. Dana would like to thank her supporters for helping her become the 2020 Nurse Practitioner of the Year.

B.J. Gerald Covington

Bj Gerald-Covington is a community activist with many titles. She is the Vice Chair of Senior Dems of Guilford, Chair of the African American Caucus, and Former 6th District Chair for Women. She is also the President of Democratic Women of Guilford County and a member of the Greensboro Transit Board. Bj has been recognized as a STAR for DWGC and has organized precincts in Guilford County. In addition to her political activities, Bj is also a member of the NAACP and New Light Missionary Baptist Church. Bj is passionate about helping her community and is committed to making a difference.
B.J. Gerald-Covington is a community activist

Bj Gerald-Covington is a community activist with many titles. She is the Vice Chair of Senior Dems of Guilford, Chair of the African American Caucus, and Former 6th District Chair for Women. She is also the President of the Democratic Women of Guilford County and a member of the Greensboro Transit Board.

Bj has been recognized as a STAR for DWGC and has organized precincts in Guilford County. In addition to her political activities, Bj is also a member of the NAACP and New Light Missionary Baptist Church. Bj is passionate about helping her community and is committed to making a difference.

Mildred Muhammad

They’re still not hearing her. And that infuriates Mildred Muhammad. Because as media reports of the 20th anniversary of her ex-husband’s shooting rampage, the terror and drama of an entire region ducking for cover in supermarket parking lots, of schools canceling outdoor recess, force her to relive her own personal nightmare, no one’s talking about how it all started. It was a domestic violence and child custody issue,” said the woman who escaped becoming the final victim as that horrifying string of murders closed in, closer and closer to her. Most of the time, Mildred Muhammad and the decayed, violent marriage she escaped are forgotten in the retelling of how John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 innocent people. They would rather believe that this was just two Black men in a car, killing innocent people to cause the government to put $10 million on a stolen credit card,” Mildred Muhammad said. That’s the plot we heard in court, and the way history keeps recounting it. “They don’t want to hear that a man would do all that just to kill his ex-wife, to get custody of his children,” Mildred Muhammad said. 'I will kill you': The connection between mass shooters and domestic violence But before his ex-wife finally got custody of their three children — after years of abuse, after local police in Washington state didn’t enforce the restraining order a judge granted, after the folks who knew the couple didn’t believe her when she tried to tell them about the abuse, after he kidnapped the kids to Antigua for 18 months — John Muhammad laid it all out for her, told her exactly what his revenge was going to look like. Someday.
Dc sniper ex-wife Mildred Muhammad and Thugod

They’re still not hearing her. And that infuriates Mildred Muhammad. Because as media reports of the 20th anniversary of her ex-husband’s shooting rampage, the terror and drama of an entire region ducking for cover in supermarket parking lots, of schools canceling outdoor recess, force her to relive her own personal nightmare, no one’s talking about how it all started.

It was a domestic violence and child custody issue,” said the woman who escaped becoming the final victim as that horrifying string of murders closed in, closer and closer to her. Most of the time, Mildred Muhammad and the decayed, violent marriage she escaped are forgotten in the retelling of how John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo killed 10 innocent people.

Gene Blackmon

Gene Blackmon is a community leader and activist who is widely perceived to represent the Greensboro community. Gene is a great example of community leadership and its effects on the neighborhood. He is also the owner of Prestige Barber College, which has been serving the community for 13 years and changing lives tomorrow. Gene's passion for his work is evident in everything he does. He has inspired many people in the community to pursue their dreams including Nicholas Campbell and Thugod. Thanks to Gene's dedication to his work, the Greensboro community is a better place for everyone.
Gene Blackmon is a community leader and activist

Gene Blackmon is a community leader and activist who is widely perceived to represent the Greensboro community. Gene is a great example of community leadership and its effects on the neighborhood. He is also the owner of Prestige Barber College, which has been serving the community for 13 years and changing lives tomorrow. Gene’s passion for his work is evident in everything he does.

He has inspired many people in the community to pursue their dreams including Nicholas Campbell and Thugod. Thanks to Gene’s dedication to his work, the Greensboro community is a better place for everyone.

Franca Jalloh

Franca Jalloh co-founder of Jalloh Upright Services

Franca Jalloh is the President and CEO of Jalloh’s Upright Services of North Carolina (JUSNC), a human and civil rights organization. She has been providing professional services to individuals, families, businesses, and organizations for over 30 years. Franca Jalloh has been recognized and accredited 6 times over by the U.S Department of Justice, and the Department of Homeland Security. She was the first female Chair of the City of Greensboro’s International Advisory Committee (I.A.C.).

Additionally, having been appointed by the Mayor and City Council, Ms. Jalloh was a City Commissioner with Greensboro’s Criminal Justice Advisory Commission (GC-JAC), and she also served as a Board member of the City of Greensboro’s Police Community Review Board (P.C.R.B). She has also been appointed to serve on Greensboro’s Ad-Hoc Committee for Disparity Studies on the Work-Force Development Committee.

In Conclusion

In conclusion, I’d like to say that this has been an incredible experience and I’m really glad I could be a part of it. In writing this article, I finally feel like I understand Domestic Violence and I’m excited to see the final results from the Paint The City Purple campaign. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this writing. Please leave any comments below concerning this topic and subscribe to our email list for future updates.

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