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.
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.
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.
Program Website: www.thecouragetobelieve.com
New Book: “7 Types of Queens, Kings Desire”
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.
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!”
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* 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!”
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