Prevail-Respect Community

Prevail-Respect Community PREVAIL-RESPECT.is an acronym that communicates Our values, mission and our goals. Dr. Rhunette Diggs, PhD and Gloria R. Robinson, R.N.,M.S. developed and
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To educate and train individuals and families in various topics such as Communication Leadership Training, Multiculturalism, Violence Prevention, Parenting, Child and Adolescent Development, Childcare, Community and Program Development, Christocentric & Afrocentric Values, Grief and Loss.

Mission: To promote understanding of the individual self and connectedness among the individual, the family and the larger community and the world.

05/25/2018
NowThis

NowThis

Stop what you're doing and watch Chadwick Boseman give powerful advice to the class of 2018

08/07/2017
Los Angeles Chargers

A wise spoken word to inspire and live.

Inspiring words from an incredible person.

LaDainian Tomlinson's incredible Pro Football Hall of Fame Speech! #PFHOF17

Unfiltered Network
06/10/2017

Unfiltered Network

"In eighth grade, I was in an English class reviewing a book called Black Boy by Richard Wright. At one point, a girl responded to somebody's comment with, "yeah, but racism isn't a thing anymore." I immediately laughed to myself. Nobody saw my reaction, except my English teacher. He smiled and asked why I had such a visceral reaction. I held my tongue, scared to illuminate my knowledge of the harsh realities of being black in America to my predominantly white classmates. After class, my teacher called me over and said, "your experience is and will be different than the experience of others. Don't be afraid to tell them your truth.”

When I was accepted into Harvard, as is the story with many other black students, people were quick to point to my race as a reason for the recognition. I was part of their quota, somebody to put on a pamphlet. I got in because I was playing a sport. My elation was stifled, replaced by forced reserve as a method to maintain the status quo. My accomplishments were reduced to conform to the negative stereotypes of black males, particularly black male athletes.

Harvard is by no means perfect, as many of its students will openly state. Though it lacks in many ways, Harvard is special because it brings people together from many different backgrounds. It is special because in certain classrooms, teachers instruct you to challenge the way things are, because the way things are doesn’t mean they are the way things ought to be. It is special because one person’s truth may be entirely different from that of the person sitting directly across from them in a dining hall. Here, personal growth happens. We are shaped not only by the experiences in our pasts, but also by the experiences of others.

Graduation is not the end. Passions, friends, relationships and truths continue to evolve, as I hope they will after May 25th, 2017. May 25th was simply a celebration for how far we’ve come in determining our truth, speaking up for our truth, and listening to other’s truths. Looking back, I wish I had spoken up in that eighth grade English class, but I’m glad somebody made an effort to teach me that valuable lesson." -Drew Reid '17

05/09/2017
Inflammatory Breast Cancer - IBC Foundation, Eraseibc.org

Please read and share. For our health as a community of women.

Kimberly Bennett shares her story because knowing saves lives!
There is a breast cancer women don't know about. One without a lump. One missed on mammograms. One, too often, misdiagnosed by doctors. We want you to know about Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
Now show your love by making sure the women in your life know!
This Valentine's Day join the #MyLoveBeatsCancer campaign by sharing Kim's story on your page on February 14th!

Be aware , alert and check out your status.Early voting starts next week. Oct.11th is the last day to register for the 2...
10/08/2016
Thousands of Ohioans will have ballots disqualified, attorney says

Be aware , alert and check out your status.Early voting starts next week. Oct.11th is the last day to register for the 2016 election.

Thousands of eligible Ohio voters will have their ballots thrown out in this year's election, says a voting-rights lawyer after losing a court battle. The full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — with a minority dissenting — declined Thursday to hear an appeal of an earlier ruling by a three-judge p...

Life affirming actions for anyone who cares for babies. ABC!
09/27/2016
Columbus Public Health

Life affirming actions for anyone who cares for babies. ABC!

In Franklin County, sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of infant death from age one-month to one- year, and most of these deaths are preventable.

As parents, grandparents, friends and family members, we can all play a role in protecting our babies from sleep-related deaths. To do so, we must follow and teach others the ABC's of safe sleep: babies should always sleep alone, on their backs and in an empty crib.

It’s time to take action to protect our babies. Help us spread the word. Visit www.CelebrateOne.info to learn more.

#SafeSleep #InfantMortality #TogetherWeCan #CelebrateOne #IAmSafeSleep #ABCsOfSafeSleep

Let's prepare our family and community members for a future of productivity, creativity , innovation and the joy of know...
02/18/2016
Boosting number of black engineers a focus at Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness event

Let's prepare our family and community members for a future of productivity, creativity , innovation and the joy of knowing. The world awaits what We can provide.

At the Chevron Richmond Refinery on Wednesday, the executive director of the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) announced a bold goal for the near future: To create 10,000 black engineers in the U.S. annually, along with 40,000 engineers from other minority groups, to help the U.S. meet the

A Mighty Girl
03/01/2015

A Mighty Girl

Happy 60th birthday to Ruby Bridges! As a six-year-old, Ruby Bridges famously became the first African American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South. When the 1st grader walked to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 surrounded by a team of U.S. Marshals, she was met by a vicious mob shouting and throwing objects at her.

One of the federal marshals, Charles Burks, who served on her escort team, recalls Bridges' courage in the face of such hatred: "For a little girl six years old going into a strange school with four strange deputy marshals, a place she had never been before, she showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn't whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier. We were all very proud of her."

Once Ruby entered the school, she discovered that it was devoid of children because they had all been removed by their parents due to her presence. The only teacher willing to have Ruby as a student was Barbara Henry, who had recently moved from Boston. Ruby was taught by herself for her first year at the school due to the white parents' refusal to have their children share a classroom with a black child.

Despite daily harassment, which required the federal marshals to continue escorting her to school for months; threats towards her family; and her father's job loss due to his family's role in school integration, Ruby persisted in attending school. The following year, when she returned for second grade, the mobs were gone and more African American students joined her at the school. The pioneering school integration effort was a success due to Ruby Bridges' inspiring courage, perseverance, and resilience.

If you'd like to share Ruby Bridge’s inspiring story with the children in your life, there are several excellent books about her story including the wonderful picture book "The Story Of Ruby Bridges" for ages 4 to 8 (http://www.amightygirl.com/the-story-of-ruby-bridges), the early chapter book "Ruby Bridges Goes to Story" for ages 5 to 8 (http://www.amightygirl.com/ruby-bridges-goes-to-school), and the highly recommended memoir that Ruby Bridges wrote for young readers 6 to 12 entitled "Through My Eyes" (http://www.amightygirl.com/through-my-eyes).

There is also an inspiring film about her story called "Ruby Bridges" for viewers 7 and up (http://www.amightygirl.com/ruby-bridges) -- you can also watch it instantly on Amazon at http://amzn.to/WOOvgY

To give young readers more insight into the school integration struggle, Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison, has written an outstanding book, that's filled with photos capturing the major desegregation events of the period, entitled "Remember: The Journey to School Integration" -- for ages 9 and up -- at http://www.amightygirl.com/remember

To introduce young people to the Civil Rights Movement and its courageous activists, we've compiled over 30 books for children and teens in our special feature on the "Top Mighty Girl Books on Civil Rights History" at http://www.amightygirl.com/mighty-girl-picks/civil-rights-history

For Civil Rights Movement-themed books for readers 4 to 8, we recommend "I Am Rosa Parks" (http://www.amightygirl.com/i-am-rosa-parks-1), "Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins" (http://www.amightygirl.com/freedom-on-the-menu), "White Socks Only" (http://www.amightygirl.com/white-socks-only), and "Child of the Civil Rights Movement" (http://www.amightygirl.com/child-of-the-civil-rights-movement).

For older readers, we recommend "Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High" for 12 and up (http://www.amightygirl.com/warriors-don-t-cry), "Rosa Parks: My Story" for ages 9 to 13 (http://www.amightygirl.com/rosa-parks-my-story), "The Lions of Little Rock" for ages 9 to 13 (http://www.amightygirl.com/the-lions-of-little-rock), and "Fire From The Rock" for 12 and up (http://www.amightygirl.com/fire-from-the-rock).

For Mighty Girl stories for children and teens that explore racial discrimination and prejudice, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/books/social-issues/prejudice-discrimination?cat=71

02/23/2015

Please share and make a date to attend this conference designed to address our family and community issues.We aim to empower and develop the character,tools, skills and mentality for excellence and meaning..a lifelong pursuit. YOU are special and necessary.

Video: Seattle police arrest elderly veteran for 'walking while black'
01/29/2015
Video: Seattle police arrest elderly veteran for 'walking while black'

Video: Seattle police arrest elderly veteran for 'walking while black'

Seattle, WA -- A 70-year-old Air Force veteran was walking down the street using a golf club as a cane, as he did every day, when a Seattle police officer pulled over and yelled at him to drop the ...

12/07/2014

PREVAIL-RESPECT invites You and Yours to join us in our 10th annual "Tell It Like It Is' Conference. Our focus and title for 2015 : Working While Black III . Below is a list of our previous conferences. I hope you are energized to attend and contribute to our ongoing family and community development activities....Watch this space for more information.
SAVE THE DATES, March 20 & 21,2015.

Notable national/local speakers and a variety of dynamic/informed professionals and individuals in education, business, health, politics, and community organizations participated.

2006 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: Working While Black
Location: First Church of God, approx 100 participants. Registration cost, $50 adults; $30 youth; met one-third of participation goal.

2007 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: “Tell It Like It Is: WWB II: A Focus on Leadership”
Location: The Columbus Urban League, approx 100 attend free, donations accepted
* September 2007 partnered with REZILYANTZ Desistance: Transformation of the Mind Location: The Ohio State University Frank W. Hale, Jr Black Cultural Center

2008 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: Reclaiming our Community: Cease and Desist Crime.
Location: The King Arts Complex, approx100 attend, $25 Adults; $15 seniors 60 & over; $10 youth (free/scholarships available).

2009 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: “Victimectomy: No More Excuses”
Location: The Columbus Urban League, approx 100 attend Free, donations accepted
* First summer FU at CML Main library focused on human trafficking

2010 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: “POWER UP: Express Yourself, Respect Yourself.”
Location: J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, Inc, approx 100 attend free, donations accepted
* Summer FU at Reynoldsburg Library

2011 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: Families and Community Development: What You do Today Will Affect Your Tomorrow
Location: J. Ashburn Jr. Youth Center, Inc, approx 100 attend free, donations accepted
* Summer FU at OSU Hale Black Cultural Center

2012 Tell It like It Is Conference Series: Health: It’s Yours, Manage It Location: Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, approx 150 attend free, donations accepted
* Summer FU at OSU Hale Black Cultural Center

2013 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: Investment and Choices: Views of Education from Varied Perspectives
Location: Columbus State Community College Conference Center (TRIO Office and Special Program partner) approx100 attend, $20 Adults; $15 Youth; $10 Children 11 and under, donations accepted
* Summer FU at Academy for Urban Scholars

2014 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series: Stop Urban Racism and Violence
Location: Columbus State Community College Conference Center (Student Life partner)
approx. 100 attend, $30 Adults; $20 Youth; $10 Children 11 and under, donations accepted
* Summer FU at Academy for Urban Scholars

2015 Tell It Like It Is Conference Series 10th Anniversary event: WWB III: Developmental, Demanding, and Defining
Locations: The Ohio State University Frank W. Hale, Jr Black Cultural Center; Columbus State Community College Conference Center (Student Life partner)

10/29/2014

Think on These things and join us in PREVAIL-RESPECT's 10th Annual Conference. "Working While Black' March 20-21,2015.
More details later!

PREVAIL-RESPECT CONFERENCE Event:Stop Urban Racism and ViolenceDate and Time: Saturday, July 12,2014 10AM-2PMLocation: A...
07/06/2014
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PREVAIL-RESPECT CONFERENCE Event:
Stop Urban Racism and Violence
Date and Time: Saturday, July 12,2014 10AM-2PM
Location: Academy for Urban Scholars,1808 E. Broad Street

Please Join us for our up-coming PREVAIL-RESPECT workshop on Saturday ,July 12,2014 ,10Am-2PM
at The Academy for Urban Scholars, 1808 East Broad Street.

PREVAIL-RESPECT’s summer workshop will continue the focus on empowerment in our community to “Stop Urban Racism and Violence “. In 2014 ,PREVAIL-RESPECT is emphasizing and challenging ourselves and our extended private, public and personal entities to value all lives and exhibit concern about saving our community from internal and external oppression through active ,skilled, and solution oriented activities. We must respect life and demonstrate love and a commitment to unity, thus, our theme: Stop Urban Racism & Violence: Infuse Values, Acceptance, and Love/Life. Our focus is on violence understanding and prevention and the management of individual self (personal goals, career, survival and thriving), families and communities..
Please join us in addressing the role of violence and strategies to prevent the abuse in all spheres of our lives.


Scripture assures that “ God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7


Let’s Get Ready To RUMBLE ( Respect, Under-gird, Motivate ,Believe-in, Love and Elevate ) !

Feel free to register at the PREVAIL-RESPECT website and note if you will attend all day or partial-this information will help us to plan for the food count, particularly.

For more information: www.prevail-respect.com or
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevail-Respect-Community/203381433012725
Gloria R. Robinson, B.S.N, MS
Executive Director

Rhunette C. Diggs, Ph.D.
PREVAIL-RESPECT Associate Director
Communication Educator
http://www.prevail-respect.com/

Speaking Out Well-SOWTM!
Raising awareness about speaking well in our various roles and contexts

WE Want You There!

05/01/2014

Louis Farrakhan's Million-Man Pledge
October 20, 1995

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Text of the pledge that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan asked black men to take during the Million Man March in Washington on Monday:

I PLEDGE that from this day forward I will strive to love my brother as I love myself. I, from this day forward, will strive to improve myself spiritually, morally, mentally, socially, politically, and economically for the benefit of myself, my family, and my people. I pledge that I will strive to build business, build houses, build hospitals, build factories, and enter into international trade for the good of myself, my family, and my people.
I pledge that from this day forward I will never raise my hand with a knife or a gun to beat, cut, or shoot any member of my family or any human being except in self-defense. I pledge from this day forward I will never abuse my wife by striking her, disrespecting her, for she is the mother of my children and the producer of my future. I pledge that from this day forward I will never engage in the abuse of children, little boys or little girls for sexual gratification. For I will let them grow in peace to be strong men and women for the future of our people.
I will never again use the "b word" to describe any female. But particularly my own black sister. I pledge from this day forward that I will not poison my body with drugs or that which is destructive to my health and my well-being.
I pledge from this day forward I will support black newspapers, black radio, black television. I will support black artists who clean up their acts to show respect for themselves and respect for their people and respect for the ears of the human family. I will do all of this, so help me God.

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