WASHINGTON – African American Muslim couple Rufus and Jenny Triplett, best-selling authors, diversity disruptors, and media personalities, have been contacted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after making an inspirational talk at the world-famous TED Conferences organization, Black News reported on January 10.
On January 8, 2018, Rufus and Jenny shared their life’s story and whirlwind journey from success to suffering to surprising new beginnings during the TED talk.
The constant theme was the idea that hearing “no” shouldn’t stop anyone, it should instead encourage people to keep moving forward.
The Muslim couple were named as ‘Ebony Magazine’s Couple of the Year for 2012’ and best-selling authors of Surviving Marriage in the 21st Century – 13 Easy Tips That Can Help You Get to 20 Years and Beyond and Jobs for Felons – From Inmates to Entrepreneurs.
According to Black News, one of the reasons for the investigative calls was in regards to a Muslim woman that is being held in New York for a terror plot and another individual that was in connection with the Boston bombing that took place last year.
The FBI received claims that these individuals have been connected to the Tripletts via their cellphone and on Facebook.
After further investigation by the Tripletts, they found that the information they were given wasn’t true. The individuals weren’t nor had they ever been contacts of theirs via cellphone or Facebook.
Black News reported that the FBI agent has also stated that another reason for the call was because he had received a tip out of the Boston office which referred to their Ted Talk.
Having survived and recently celebrated 29 years of marriage, their list of accomplishments are long as well as the testimonials of what they’re doing to help save marriages and philanthropic projects for inmates, former inmates and their families.
Their trademarked Surviving Marriage movement is sparking much-needed conversations and providing the tips needed to survive the foundation and institution of the family that it has always been.
The Tripletts have been named an inspiring couple by numerous media outlets and featured as marriage tipsters in Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, Redbook and Ladies Home Journal magazines, just to name a few.
They’ve also been spotlighted for love and parenting on TLC and Dr. Phil. They are media personalities for marriage and social justice and have appeared in print, radio and TV for contributing commentaries and advice on SiriusXM, Huffington Post, CNN, ABC, FOX, CBS, Virginia this Morning, MSN.com and the Los Angeles Times.