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Baton Rouge Native Advances Global Commitment Against Domestic Abuse

Mildred Muhammad, the ex-spouse of the DC Sniper, graduates from Capella University

Mildred D. Muhammad
Mildred D. Muhammad

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Global Multi-Award-Winning Keynote Speaker Mildred D. Muhammad, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduated from Capella University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology to advance her work in domestic violence and abuse. The graduation ceremony occurred on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

In 1982, as a sophomore at Southern University A&M at that time, Mildred was living at home with her mother, Olivia Green, in Baton Rouge. Mildred withdrew from college to secure employment to support her mother financially. Over the past 40 (forty) years, and almost to date, Mildred, once a domestic abuse victim in the world's most public case, has since transformed her story as the ex-spouse of the DC Sniper to a highly accomplished renowned Domestic Violence Authority, Advocate, Activist, Certified Consultant with the U.S Department of State-Victims of Crimes, 12-time author, and Speaker for the U.S. Department of State. Other numerous titles and accolades solidify her dedication to addressing domestic violence. Obtaining this degree serves as her testament to resilience despite facing postponements. Further, this accomplishment is an important milestone for which Mildred's company, My FOCUS LLC, will better serve its clients.

"I'm proud and further empowered to carry on my mission of helping victims, families, and humanities affected by domestic abuse and violence. "

Mildred was asked. "While it's been 22 (twenty-two) years since the horrific DC Sniper attacks and not quite Domestic Violence Awareness Month, why is your voice and expertise still relevant today? "To your point," Mildred replied. "Because domestic violence needs a voice year-round. Language now protects the abuser, victims are being re-victimized, victims are dying daily, and because, in many cases, laws have yet to meet the crimes, victims are still incarcerated. Further, victims are more important than the 30 days given to the cause during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. It's a year-round pandemic requiring a voice, my voice all year."

Mildred, a resident of the Washington DC Metro Area since 2001, has helped countless victims become survivors and warriors. She extends her voice and expertise globally to end domestic abuse and violence. She speaks, instructs, panels, and educates audiences on the speaking circuit, including national and global domestic violence organizations, U.S. military installations, and comments before the Senate to advance awareness on domestic abuse.

Mildred's most recent pen, a paperback titled "During Chaos: Home is the most dangerous place to be" (2022) is an anthology of co-authors from around the world sharing their stories of abuse and resilience. For more about Mildred Muhammad, visit

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