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.
Domestic Violence Awareness
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
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
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.
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 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.
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 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 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, 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.