Rufus and Jenny Triplett are “changing the game” in every way possible. Not only are they one of very few professional husband and wife teams who do just about everything together, they have survived twenty years of marriage being attached at the hip.
Rufus Triplett, Jr., originally from Flint, Michigan, and a graduate of Flint Northern High School, is a talented singer, songwriter and producer. He co-wrote, produced and toured for the platinum group Ready for the World in the late 80’s. He chose to broaden his horizons in the Marine Corps where he went to school for Culinary Arts. After relocating to Atlanta in the early 90’s he found a love for computers and has become a technology geek. Not only can he build them from scratch but he has become the “go to” guy for all of his family members. Rufus’ parents, Rufus Sr, a retired firefighter and Donzella a school teacher, still reside in the Flint area.
Jenny Triplett, originally from Saginaw, Michigan and a graduate of Arthur hill High School, always aspired for a career in media. Starting out as an intern at a radio station, she established a relationship with several entertainers including Ready for the World where she went on to head their marketing outreach team. Jenny also chose to explore the military where she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience during her time in the Unites States Navy. After marrying Rufus and relocating to Atlanta she headed her own entertainment company for over 14 years. Jenny’s parents, Eugene and Mary Jennings are both deceased.
The Triplett’s now own Dawah International, LLC, a multimedia company, which publishes Prisonworld Magazine, distributes Prisonworld Records and are co-hosts of their own weekly radio show and radio network, the Prisonworld Radio Hour and the Prisonworld Radio Network. They also have a successful blog and are requested speakers for correctional facilities, non-profit organizations, schools, radio and TV shows and print magazines.
Being parents of three boys, they know the trial and tribulations of not only raising children, but African-American men who could end up as stereotypes. After one of them faced incarceration, their family easily could have fallen apart at the seams. Instead, the family was held together with lots of love and a little duct tape and they have emerged stronger than ever. The Prisonworld brand was created and the focus and energy was put forth to help better other people’s lives. They are passionate about family and detouring young men and women from the criminal justice system. Some of the subjects they speak about are dysfunctional families, substance abuse, entrepreneurship, marriage & relationships, self-conscious addictions, incarceration, stereotypes and the list goes on.
Their appearances on Family Court with Judge Penny and Dr. Phil garnered rave reviews as to their parenting philosophies. Jenny’s appearance on The Mike & Juliet Morning show was phenomenal as she gave The Real Housewives of Atlanta a little wisdom.
Mr. & Mrs. Triplett have traveled extensively and seem to draw attention wherever they appear. With their young look and laid back personalities, they are never far from an intelligent conversation. Their creative talents have caused them to branch into film and television production. The combination of strong story writing and production skills of Jenny and equally as strong songwriting and production skills of Rufus could only be a match made in heaven.
Anyone dealing with inmates has to have a tough demeanor. The Triplett’s like to take the non-judgmental and forgiveness approach with their work. Dealing with educating inmates and their families brings great satisfaction to the couple knowing they are a part of improving someone’s life. When asked the question what would make you start a magazine like this, the owners respond intelligently “We hope to bring new and different ideas to the multimedia game as well as enlighten views and perceptions of an uninformed and forgotten society.”
The Triplett’s are currently putting the final touches on their book, Surviving Marriage Past The 21st Century: 13 Tips that will help you get to 20 years and beyond which will be released late 2010. To check out their radio show, The Prisonworld Radio Hour, log onto www.prisonworldradiohour.com. For further information or questions regarding the Prisonworld brand, you may contact Jenny Triplett - dawahinc@
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