Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman and show commentator Tonya Lovelace as they bring forward the voices of African American survivors of domestic violence. They will be joined by guests Asia Smith and Lavon Morris-Grant. Studies show that approximately 4 out of every 10 African American women have experienced rape, physical violence, and stalking […]
In addition to appearing in the new educational video produced the Essex County Prosecutors Office, Asia D. Smith was chosen as a speaker to highlight the importance of the services offered to victim/survivors, and urged stakeholders and members of the community to become more involved in eradicating violence.
As an African-American woman with a largely black staff, Smith is also able to service black women who might feel uncomfortable or alienated in a mainstream services facility — in a unique way. Housed in offices painted pretty shades of purple and pink, Purple R.E.I.G.N. offers a place for women to have rape kits administered that is far […]
During the month of October 2013 Fathers Incorporated partnered with Purple R.E.I.G.N., Strategies for Empowered Living and others to promote awareness of Domestic Violence. Father’s Incorporated produced several videos, blogs, messages and other educational material to express the need to increase the active engagement of Men and Men’s Organizations to eradicate ALL forms of Domestic […]
Brooklyn DA” Web extra: The Brooklyn DA’s office is using new UV light technology to help find evidence in domestic violence cases. Victims like Asia D. Smith believe it could be a lifesaver. “You feel as if the system isn’t there to protect you,” she says. “And so this will empower victim survivors, but it […]