On Tuesday June 30, D.I.P. Foundation
& Shofar Magazine hosted its inaugural Youth Empowerment and Crime
Prevention Fundraiser at the Holiday Hill Baptist Church. Community members gathered to hear powerful
messages from P.K. Mickens – (D.I.P.) Executive Director; Steven Bradley of the
National Coalition against Domestic Violence; and Florida’s District State
Attorney Angela B. Corey. WJXT Channel 4
News was onsite awaiting her arrival, Corey interviewed with the news station
Shofar Magazine& D.I.P. Foundation is investing in the Jacksonville youth personal growththrough an Empowerment Summit & Crime Prevention Fundraiser. The event will be held at Holiday Hill Baptist Church 730 Mandalay Rd., Jacksonville, Florida 32216,
June 30th at 7 PM.
As you know the high rates of crime and violence in Duval county are undermining growth, threatening human welfare, and impeding social development. Indeed, it is unambiguous that crime and violence are a development issue having direct affects on human welfare in short term and economic growth and social development long term.
A local business plants its roots in the
community by establishing itself as a viable partner who provides goods and
services to benefit the consumer. When a
business invests in social issues that affect the community, then it creates
connections that benefit everyone. Jeff
Wellesley, the store manager of Sam’s Club, has invested into his local
community through various business and philanthropic efforts that range from
giving entrepreneurs such as Jerome Brown’s BBQ access to customers by carrying
its line of barbecue sauces to donating funds to various nonprofits and
government agencies such as Children’s Miracle Network, Pine Castle, & the
According to the 2012 Florida's County and
Jurisdictional Reported Domestic Violence Offenses Report, there were 13,766 reported
cases of domestic violence in Duval County.
Imagine how many more cases have not been reported due to fear. Abused
women, men, and children, are suffering in Duval County. They are overflowing
the organizations with safe houses that are already established. Shofar
Media & Publishing Corp:Editor P.K. Mickens was given a vision in
November 2013 to organize a fashion show that was all about high heels.
TheHeels & Hearts Fashion Shoe Gala
Featuring Celebrity Actress/Model Lisa Raye McCoy is rescheduled- New Date to
Heels & Hearts Fashion Shoe
Gala, a Premier Fashion Show all about shoes presented by Shofar Media &
Publishing Corp originally set for March 23at the Hyatt Regency
Riverfront in Jacksonville, FL will be rescheduled due to an overwhelming
interest & response to the fashion show. Tickets already
purchased will be valid for the new date.
Anyone who already has a ticket but can't attend in April can get a
refund up to the new date.
The City of Jacksonville (TDC) Partners with D.I.P. Foundation
Event Breaking the Silence- Heels & Hearts Fashion Shoe Gala.
–Domestic Violence is one
of the greatest overlooked problems in our society," says D.I.P.Foundation
Director P.K. Mickens. "To date, domestic violence has been largely viewed
as a private matter and a gender issue. We have to get to the place where
society sees domestic violence as a violation of human rights over everything
else. With the public's support, I hope that we can get to a place where we are
not scared to speak out against abusers, and to see abusive behavior as a
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Open call for Up & Coming models ages 13-40 to audition for a unique opportunity. If selected chosen candidates will Rip the Runway on March 23RD wearing their most fashionable high-heels in front of a panel of judges for their chance to win Celebrity| Model| Actress Lisa Raye prize pack. Grand prize winner will also become the face of Shofar Magazine's Fashion/Beauty issue Fall 2014.
In addition to models, we e are also looking for Live art models, dressers, & Fashion intern stylists & photographers.
Free Marissa! that's exactly what supporters were chanting today outside of Jacksonville, Florida's County Courthouse.
A hearing was set today by Judge James Daniel for November 8th @ 2PM to hear the motion filed by Alexander's new attorney Bruce Zimet of Fort Lauderdale for Alexander to possibly post bail. Alexander has maintained her innocence since she was convicted in March 2012 of three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the August 2010 shooting. According to Zimet, he says this trial will be very different than the first one.