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Booker T. Washington’s Legacy And Black On Black Crime

In the honor and legendary spirit of Booker T. Washington’s (so-called) “Atlanta Compromise” speech in 1865, we are hosting the 5th Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel, formerly known as, the Black-on-Black Crime Solutions Panel, on Saturday, February 16 in Atlanta. Mr. Washington (1856-1915) was one of the hardest-working black men in world history. He devoted his life to improving the lives of black people who wanted a better opportunity for their children’s children. He raised thousands of dollars on foot, train , and horseback to build Tuskegee… rain, sleet, or snow.

Booker T Washington Back in 2015, there were more black males going to college than prison – THANK GOD!! However, there have been over 350,000 deaths of black males by other black males since 1980. Moreover, Police Brutality in Baltimore, Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles is now common all over the country. As a Black Nation we are being attacked internally and externally – there is no way we can have the victory if this continues. There is nothing more important than solving the black-on-black crime epidemic.

Many people don’t like the term black-on-black violence, but their lack of knowledge is the cause of their lack of support. This is why we altered the name. We have built a foundation of partnerships through our Crime Solutions/Crime Prevention programs for middle and high school students that are labeled “at-risk youth.” Our programs are geared towards giving them hope for their future, and to give back to their community like true Queens and Kings!! We don’t have all the answers but we are doing (not trying) OUR BEST! Research us – The Courage to Believe International.

community_panel_Mental-Health_2 We are asking for your prayers, presence, and most importantly monetary support to continue hosting the (5th) Annual Black-on-Black Crime Solutions Panel!
Yes, The Courage to Believe International is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization (donations/contributions are tax deductible), currently operating in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. We are in the works of opening doors in Haiti and Jamaica soon. Eventually we’ll team up with African nations and NGO.

Your Humble Servant,
King Kevin Dorival, President The Courage to Believe International, Inc.
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  New Book: “7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire” www.7queens7kings.com For a long time my biggest goal in life has been to be a great dad. I have a father who I love and who loves me, but never had a dad. A dad raises you, loves you, and disciplines you, accordingly. A good dad knows that you’ll have to face a harsh world filled with hyenas, backstabbers, corporate snakes, and trifling people. He will also give you the jewels so that you can prepare yourself to Keep Your Word, for a good woman, true friends, and for your own family one day. He has a sense of duty. Ugly Facts About Mental Illness & the Black Community: 1. The death rate from suicide for African American men was more than four times greater than for African American women, in 2014. (https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=4&lvlid=24)
2. Suicide rates for children ages 5 to 12 are roughly twice as high for
black children as for white children, according to new data. 3. 19 million Americans suffer from some type of depressive illness. African Americans are overrepresented in populations that are particularly at risk for mental illness. Depression robs people of the enjoyment found in daily life and can even lead to suicide. 4. And while black/African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, black/African American teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers (8.3 percent v. 6.2 percent). (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/african-american-mental-health)
5. Black/African Americans of all ages are more likely to be victims of serious violent crime than are non-Hispanic whites, making them more likely to meet the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
6. Because less than 2 percent of American Psychological Association members are black/African American, some may worry that mental health care practitioners are not culturally competent enough to treat their specific issues. (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/african-american-mental-health)
As a people of African descent, we’ve lost the history of our ancestor’s knowledge and our sense of purpose. Many will point to the Atlantic Slave Trade, Willie Lynch Letter, and/or presidents like Donald Trump, Dwight David Eisenhower ~ 34th President (1953-1961), and Thomas Woodrow Wilson ~ 28th President (1913-1921) or even George Washington, the “first president,” who was a wealthy slave owner and pedophile (as was Thomas Jefferson), sleeping with his young African girls that were enslaved.
A lot of the mental illnesses we face today are due to the injustices that our people faced before they even stepped foot on the slave ships. We were severed from our families, our culture, and our history. If we knew our history, then we would’ve known that just because our fathers and dads are incarcerated in record numbers doesn’t mean that the black community is doomed. In many African civilizations, such as the Mali tribe, the role of raising a boy wasn’t just his dad’s responsibility. It was the responsibility of all the males to share wisdom, love, and guidance. “IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD!”
In addition, men are turned evil due to the lack of love received from their fathers; these same men hurt their communities by victimizing the women, young boys and girls, and themselves. These same men are filling up the #prison system in your state. These same men are crying for help inside and or committing #suicide. Our black men are becoming the epitome of mental illness.
Suicide rates for children ages 5 to 12 are roughly twice as high for black children as for white children, according to new data. But for adolescents ages 13 to 17, the pattern flips, with white kids having higher suicide rates, researchers report online May 21 in JAMA Pediatrics. The new study is based on an analysis of suicide rates among children ages 5 to 17 from 2001 to 2015. Suicide was relatively rare among young children, the scientists found, but rates for both black and white kids in the United States increased with age.
Forget the money, cars, and clothes – it means nothing, and the “friends” you’ve accumulated are only there to suck you dry. Once the money is gone, they disappear like a magic trick too. All the materialistic things will go up in smoke. I, King Kevin Dorival, just wants to have a good wife and beautiful children to build with. My priorities are in order, but the problem is there are too many of our Black Kings out of order. We weren’t taught what generational wealth is or we just don’t care. The first sign of intelligence is to be able to point out that there is a problem. This is how we are able to address the problems that are before us, but we don’t see mental health as a big enough issue to address. We’ll just continue to sweep our pains, suffering, and issues under the rug with the slave broom. This is why we choose to give this year’s theme of the Black-on-Black Crime Solutions Panel, aka Community Crime Solutions Panel, “Addressing Mental Illness in Our Communities!” Support our 5th Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel ✅✅

2019 Panelist: * Dr. Willie James, Pastor & Theologian * Kaprece James, MPA. Mental Health Advocate & Mentor * Dr. F. Keith Slaughter, Pastor & Community Activist * Karen Purvis, Health Specialist * Author Camille Burke, Mental Health Specialist * Dr. Faye D. Weems-Singleton, ThD, MDIV, MS, LMFT, Mental Health Practitioner *Imhotep Alkebu-lan, Esq., Criminal Justice Attorney

The first sign of intelligence is to be able to point out that there is a problem. This is how we are able to address the problems that are before you, but we don’t see mental health as a big enough issue to address. We’ll just continue to sweep our pains, suffering, and issues under the rug with the slave broom. This is why we choose to give this year’s theme of the Black-on-Black Crime Solutions, Panel aka Community Crime Solutions Panel, “Addressing Mental Illness in Our Communities!” Support our 5th Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel ✅✅
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HEALING THE HURT: ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES IN OUR COMMUNITIES


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Atlanta, GA, February 5, 2019

PRESS RELEASE:
The city of Atlanta is about to host a major event geared towards addressing a serious issue within the urban community: Mental Illness! The Courage to Believe International’s 5th Annual Community Crime Solutions Panel has done it again! They’ve put together a very interesting group of powerful pastors and mental health professionals. On Saturday, February 16, you’re welcome to join a panel of psychologists, mental health advocates, and therapists at Atlanta University from 11 am – 2 pm. This free event is geared towards “Healing the Hurt: Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Our Communities.” The nonprofit’s organization will host their signature annual event at Atlanta University’s Franklin Auditorium.
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The organization’s founder, King Kevin Dorival, from Fort Lauderdale, also created programs geared towards circumventing the school-prison pipeline by mentoring at-risk youth through the game of chess and through literacy initiatives. He was able to form powerful partnerships in Georgia with the outspoken Pastor Dr. F. Keith Slaughter of the Beloved Community Church, 1380 WAOK, Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Care Department at the Interdenominational Theological Center. Influential individuals also answered the call, such as Natalie Hall, City of Atlanta Commissioner of District 4, Pastor Mike Clinkscales of The Rock Church of Atlanta, and Forest Park Councilman Dabouze Antoine.

Every year, there have been 6,000 to 9,000 violent black-on-black violent cases since 1980. In 2014, there were 6,095 black homicide deaths, and most of them were through the hands of other people of African descent. The suicide rate among African Americans ages 10 to 14 increased 233%, as compared to 120% of non-Hispanic whites, between the years of 1908-1995. As of 2017, black boys and girls ages 5 to 12, are committing suicide twice the rate of their white counterparts, according to JAMA Pediatrics study, which is based on data from 2001 to 2015.

The annual event was once called Black-on-Black Crime Solutions Panel that started in 2014. The catalyst for this annual event came as a result of the injustices in the black community, and the lack of attention towards solutions to the violent crimes sweeping the urban community. Furthermore, the highly visual white-on-black crime of police brutality has the nation on edge, all of which adds to the stress within the community. It’s the lack of love, resources, and applied knowledge that keeps people of African descent unemployed, disenfranchised, and violent.

“The outcry from the black community asking for help in the mental health area was too loud to ignore another year,” says Mr. Dorival.

There will be live entertainment, light food, raffle drawings, and a chance to ask some of the most influential people in the Mental Health industry questions. The 2019 panelists are: Dr. Willie James, pastor; Karen Purvis, health specialist; Kaprece James, mental health specialist; Camille Burke, Mental Health Specialist; Imhoptep Alkebu-lan, Esq,. Attorney; and Dr. Sheila D. Williams, mental health specialist. For more information on how you can support this event, contact Mr. Dorival at (470) 377-1126, or visit: www.thecouragetobelieve.com.

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King Kevin Dorival
The Courage to Believe International, Inc.
Atlanta, GA 30326
DIRECT: 954-263-8223
info@thecouragetobelieve.com
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Queen Tiye – The Queen of Queens: Mother God

In honor of Black History and out of the respect for our ancestors that paved the way for us I would like to pay homage to them. I appreciate them for putting their lives on the line to ensure that you and I could pick up a book to read and to write without getting lynched…Sooooooo let’s take a “Soul Ride” into time. We’re going to go back to The Continent of all Continents – The #MotherLand. For the rest of the year, I’ll share information of an African Queen & King of antiquity every week.

The Euphoria From Learning Real Black History

Growing up in school we had an opportunity to learn about the great leaders of Europe, Asia, and the US colonies, but not once about African leaders. Fascinating, right?! I didn’t learn anything about African Queens & Kings, Warriors, Scientists or Scholars until my junior year of college at the age of 23. I developed an insatiable taste for my history and culture once I got a bowl filled with the knowledge of who I really was. When I started researching for my 2nd best-selling book, 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire which is a compare and contrast of ancient queens with women of today. A must read for all women, particularly black women – you’ll see why in a few seconds. The euphoria I felt once I dove into the hidden knowledge when it came to learning about our Beautiful Black Queens is hard to put into words. I just couldn’t wait to share the gossip about what I ascertained that I completed 7 Types of Queens with a huge smile on my heart! Why?! I knew that I was going to change the world.

Queen Tiye – The Queen of Queens: Mother God

Furthermore, I am currently working on 7 Types of Kings, Queens Desire. So let’s start with Queen Tiye – the Queen of Queens. Did you know that African women were considered to be the standard of beauty in their time? Women around the world copied their hairstyles, tried to get bigger butts and breasts, and darken their skin. Yean…look it up! There were several queens with their own sovereignty that reigned over ancient empires that led the world in civilization and technological achievements. Kemet was the highest high culture civilization known in human history.

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Nevertheless, one of the most known but unknown Queens I discovered was a Nubian Kemetic (Egyptian) Queen Tiye. In the 14th century B.C.E. (Before The Common Era) a wise and beautiful woman from Nubia so captured the heart of the Pharaoh, she changed the course of history. The Nubians (Sudan) were a proud people who maintained a strong cultural and political identity for 5,000 years. So, from an early age, Tiye was raised by her parents (Wish I knew who were her parents) to never accept second-class status.” This Queen was amazing – she was the mastermind behind many of the wars and political battles. She was the Great Royal wife of Amenhotep III, Mother of the legendary Pharaoh Akhenaten, Mother-in-Law to Queen Nefertiti and Grand Mother to King Tutankhamun aka King Tut. She was the queen of Kemet (today’s Egypt) of the 18th dynasty. She was the epitome of wisdom and excellence personified to the 10th power!!

She played chess when others were playing checkers – unfair, lol. Her husband built colossal edifices (monuments) in her honor and consulted her in business and national affairs. She reigned equally beside him and when her King met with an untimely death, she continued to run the Kingdom, handling all trading business, local, and foreign affairs. Some would argue that up until Michelle Obama there wasn’t a female leader like the late great Queen Mother, Queen of Queens, Mother God – Queen Tiye.
Queen Tiye was buried in the Valley of The Kings.

We need more women with Queen Tiye’s Spirit and Energy!!

By The Way:
  • There is also Valley of the Queens.
  • #BlackHistoryMonth is Every Month.
  • Kemet means the land of the blacks. That’s why you will never hear of a documentary (by the major networks) calling Egypt by its original name. By doing so is admitting that there is an obvious scam to hide the contributions to society by our great African people.
  • If you enjoyed this you can support by ordering my book 7 queens or you can make a donation to our annual community program, and/or sharing this post – pretty please.
  • Fighting Depression and Mental Health Issues Beyond The Holidays

    I got home after a long day of grinding. It all started with an early morning radio interview in Downtown Atlanta, meetings throughout the day in Jonesboro, and I worked out in Riverdale. After that I had one more meeting with my video editor regarding my documentary before heading home. I took a longer shower than usual because I was thinking too much about the holidays, the New Year projects, and how was I going to put it all together. What’s interesting is that even though I received some good news throughout the day the spirit of depression tried to creep upon me.

    Interestingly enough, we’re hosting our annual Community Crimes Solutions Panel for the first time outside of Florida! It use to be known as the #BlackOnBlackCrime Solutions Panel; we’re hosting the annual event in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, February 16th, 2019. The theme is “Healing the Hurt: Addressing Mental Health Challenges in Our Communities.” I briefly mentioned it on the radio show. A couple of my folks aren’t doing too good, and it hurts that I’m not in the financial position to be a blessing to them as they have been to me. I recognized that my empathy for them and my own issues were dragging me down, literally. Therefore I shook it off and began to sing while thinking about the power of Jesus – The resurrection power to be exact!
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    Eventually, I walked into my room and turned on my iPod speaker station while drying off. Then William Murphy’s popular gospel song came on called, “You Reign!” I’ve heard this song countless of times over the years. I’ve always enjoyed it in the mornings but was never too crazy about it. But on THIS DAY the song resonated with me like no other day. I heard the song but never listened the words. All of a sudden I got inspired. It was like fresh water from a river rushed my thirsty spirit in a dry desert. The song goes like this:
    “You Reign. Our God Reigns. My God Reigns. Your name reigns above every name. With power and majesty and dominion and author – you Reign! You Reign. Our God Reigns. My God Reigns!”


    When you are facing difficulties in life, change the station – immediately.When I played the music I changed the station. It gave me new inspiration and I’m confident it will work for you too. Turn off defeat and turn on victory! Turn on increase! Turn on love! Turn on the future that you want to see because if you don’t depression will seep into your mind, spirit, and body. If you are feeling depressed or disappointed for any reason – you are not alone. Just change the station and keep a positive mindset. See yourself winning at the end of the race. Repeat those thoughts of winning in your mind over and over! Just as fast as the spirit of depression tried to creep in – I kicked it out! That’s what you will have to do. With vision there is provision, however you just have to #HangInThere and see the Winner In The Mirror!! I only wrote this tonight because I know many of you would be blessed + encouraged by this true story. We would love to have everyone’s support by donating to our nonprofit organization’s Gofundme, cash, and/or check, click here: Courage To Believe International, Inc. All donations are tax-exempt.

    [**If you cannot shake off the depression or the constant feeling of being overwhelmed, please seek a therapist. Mental Health is a serious issue that can’t simply be prayed away or swept under a rug. Contact me and I’ll be glad to privately help you find professional help – it doens’t mean you’re crazy. Man of my word 100%]
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    King Kevin Dorival http://www.kevindorival.com

    The Queen of Speed & Beauty – Florence “Flo-Jo” Delorez Griffith-Joyner Part 2

    A Tribute to Florence “Flo-Jo” Delorez Griffith-Joyner One of the Featured Queens of 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire Part 2


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    Despite being busier than the average Jan or Joe, she made it her business to reinvest her time and energy into the next generation. It is critically important that everyone that has reached a significant level of success turn back to motivate and edify those in their community, especially the youth.
    “Flo-Jo might’ve started her life in the Jordan Downs projects in Los Angeles, California, but she came so far, like a shooting star. She proved you don’t have to remain in the ghetto if you focus your energy outside of the ghetto. Currently, there are thousands of little girls in the hoods of America. As a grown woman and Mother God — it’s your duty to show them a way out! Each one must reach one — pay it forward!” – Flo-Jo: The Speed of Beauty chapter 8 of 7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire.
    In conclusion, I hope that this article enlightens you on what Flo-Jo was all about and what she stood for. Her legacy, her style, and pizzazz can teach us all something – it taught us to focus on the impossible! She left behind a husband, Al Joyner, and a baby girl, Mary Ruth Joyner, who is now a singer and a contestant on the show America’s Got Talent.
    What is next in the King Kevin Dorival Empire? Well…I’m considering producing my second documentary on the life of Florence Delorez Griffith-Joyner or Booker T. Washington. Both are two trailblazers that taught me a lot about perseverance, having the courage to believe, and giving back!
    Did you enjoy what you’ve just read?! Please, by all means, share this article and leave a comment on your post; tag me and I’ll reply! @Courage2Believe and @7Queens7Kings are my social media names on all platforms.

    DREAM STATEMENT


    Florence Griffith-Joyner Youth Foundation “Dream Statement” I dream big and I dream wide, I dig deep; to bring out what’s inside… I give my all, on all my tests, To achieve my goals, I do my best… Sometimes I fall, short of my dreams I lose my focus, unfair life seems… But I don’t quit, nor give up that way I thank the Lord for each new day… I set higher goals, never looking back, Learning from my mistakes, performing new acts… I believe in me, and my dreams are real, Because they’re mine, from inside, what I feel. By Florence Griffith Joyner (straight from the Queen’s mouth)

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