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"Purple Light Nights" - A Community Project

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Sheriff Melvin C. High Al Collins & Carolyn Murphy

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Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High speaks during an Oct. 9 rally against domestic violence outisde of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro. It was part of “Purple Lights Night,” an international campaign
against domestic violence. The walkway to the County Administration Building was decorated in purple lights and
purple light bulbs were handed out to participants.

Greg Dohler/The Gazette
Cheltenham resident Al Collins (front), a survivor of domestic violence, and Carolyn Bell Murphy (left), founder
of Women of Excellence, a Upper Marlboro-based nonprofit
support group for victims of domestic violence, were among the supporters at the Oct. 9 rally against domestic violence
held by the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff outisde of the County Administration Building in
Upper Marlboro.

With this lighting ceremony, the Prince George's County
Sheriff's Office Lainches the "Purple Light Nights"
campaign both in Princce George's County and in Maryland.
Our goal is to hold a lighting ceremony at the beginning of
Domestic Violence Awareness Month each year.

Together we can continue to raise awareness and seed a
consistent message: Domestic Violence has no place in our
community. In joining the "Purple Light Nights" campaine,
we add our county and state to a list of 23 states, Canada
and Guam who are currently participating. Tonight we add
our lights to the vision and ggoal of seeing purple lights all
over our county, the state, the country and the world.

For this inaugural ceremony and beyond, our goal is to have
thousands of households and businesses shinning purple
lights on their porch or in the windows, signaling that there
is no place for domestic violence in their home or in their

The "Purple Light Nights" campaign is the ideal Victoria
Thron presented to the Covington, WA Domestic Violence
Task Force (CDVTF) in 2006. Victoria is the Personnel and
Human Service Analyst for the State of Washington, a
survivor of domestic violence and one of the people who
formed the CDVTF in 2004.

The Purple Light Nights name and logo are approved
Federal trademarks of the CovingtonDomestic Violence
Task Force.

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Verse of the day

“[Life by the Spirit] You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” - Galatians 5:13

“[More Than Conquerors] And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28

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Carolyn Bell Murphy Founder & CEO

Roland Martin & Carolyn Murphy
Pictured are Roland S. Martin and Carolyn Bell Murphy.

Roland is a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist, author, commentator for TV One Cable, CNN Analyst and has many other noteworthy accomplishments.

Carolyn Bell Murphy is an Author, Founder and CEO of Women of Excellence NWAS, Inc.

They are pictured at a Family Conference hosted by Galilee Baptist Church in Suitland , Maryland where Reverend Dr. Lloyd T. McGriff is the Senior Pastor.

Roland Martin
Roland S. Martin was the keynote speaker for the family event.

Women Of Excellence

Women Of Excellence “Not Without A Struggle, Inc.” is a non- profit 501c3 organization comprised of women from all walks of life.

Since inception of this organization, one of the main focuses has been to raise awareness about women" self esteem. They need to "feel good" about themselves, to exercise independence when the need arises. We are campaigning vigorously to organize middle school, high school and college students. By starting with middle school, we can avoid a lot of abuse that starts doing this tyime and continues into adulthood and certainly before serious dating begins. Remembering prior meetings and interfacing with women in their thirties and older, all agree that it is harder to leave, regardless of the circumstances.

When the Domestic Abuse Hotline reports the numbers annually, I KNOW that over one million people never call. I DIDN'T ever call, 94% of the women who attend our functions do not call. There are over a million who DO NOT call. It is such a big secret in family households. What happens there, stays there until it is sometimes too late.

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