March 25, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 4:00 pm Perception Is Key
  • 4:00 pm Celebrating Women’s History Month Toro Style
  • 4:00 pm The Algorithms of the Internet are Biased
  • 4:00 pm Taking a Look at J. Cole’s Lyrics
  • 4:00 pm The Adventures of Pablo EscoBear

By Bria Overs
Managing Editor

Dressed in all white, with purple streaks in her hair, she stands on the stage with a big logo behind her. It’s a purple heart with a shimmering gold crown, and the words, “Converting victims into survivors.”

It is the slogan for Majestic Hearts, a new non-profit organization created by Kanishia Jackson, a California State University, Dominguez Hills’, for women, men and families subjected to domestic violence and sexual assault. Jackson officially launched the organization Feb. 24 with a party in the Loker Student Union, introducing it as a resource for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“As a survivor, I just felt like it was my duty to give back to the community and help other victims convert into survivors,” Jackson said.

Jackson graduated in 2009 from CSUDH with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. However, she made sure to leave her story behind. In April 2009, Jackson shared her story as a writer for this very newspaper, The Bulletin.

At the age of 19, she chose to leave her life in Los Angeles, Jackson attended Bennett College located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“What I wasn’t expecting was to become a victim of domestic violence,” Jackson wrote.

In her time at Bennett College, her boyfriend, whom she met at a party, began to abuse her not only physically, but also emotionally. He would ask for her class schedule, demand she cut off her friends, scream and throw things at her.

“I had no voice,” Jackson wrote. “I became anorexic from depression. My body was bruised.”

It wasn’t until her boyfriend, high on an illegal substance, held a gun to her back, that she realized how far things had gone. Fearing for her life, she left North Carolina and landed back in Los Angeles. However, she would never forget what she endured—and is now trying to help others in similar situations.

Catering to women, men and children, the organization’s mission is to provide victims with resources such as counseling, mentoring, shelter and education.

“[We want to] rebuild people’s self-esteem and allow them to return back to their original selves before the abuse,” Jackson said.

Her parents, Janice and Charles Henderson, lent themselves as support as they recognized her difficult journey while they were away from her.

“I’m so proud of her,” said Janice Henderson. “A lot of people keep [their experience with domestic violence] hidden.”

During the launch party, her friends and family were there to show their support for her and her new journey in helping others.

“For me, I was in a relationship that was emotionally abusive,” said Estee Nsek, a poet, also known as E Dot Marie. “What she’s doing is close to my heart. Being a part of this launch is an honor and being able to see people getting help brings me joy.”

Others close to Jackson, such as Zipporah Patton, Jackson’s mother-in-law, believe Jackson’s organization will be beneficial to those in need of help.

“[Majestic Hearts] will make an impact because of the resources,” Patton said. “Everyone knows someone who’s been abused.”

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, “1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.”

“It’s still there,” Jackson said. “Those memories never go away. However, there is a brighter side.”

With a rough start to her young adulthood, she currently works as the director of marketing for the I Am organization, started her own public relations firm, Underground PR, and now, Majestic Hearts.

She found her abuse hard to deal with, but also found it to be a humbling experience that allowed her to create something that she hopes will bring about a change in other people’s lives.

“It birthed Majestic Hearts and now I can help people become survivors,” Jackson said.


%d bloggers like this: