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Stephen A. Smith suspended from ESPN for comments about domestic violence

ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for remarks the television host made about domestic violence on Friday. Smith appears on the network’s show “First Take.” In addition to being suspended from the television show, Smith is also banned from making appearances on ESPN Radio for one week. 

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D.L. Hugley blames Columbus Short’s wife for Scandal departure

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Last week we reported that Columbus Short would be leaving ABC’s Scandal. Just days after that announcement, the ever-outspoken comedian D.L. Hughley took to his radio show to blast Short’s wife, Tuere McCall-Short, whose claims of domestic violence may have led to Short’s exit from the series. Hughley called McCall-Short a “thirsty b*****” who needed to “shut the […]

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In act of bravery, woman shares graphic images of her own beaten face to highlight domestic violence

A young aspiring actress/model took to social media to raise awareness about domestic violence. The woman, known as Gabriella, posted pictures of herself beaten in to highlight the dangers of staying in an abusive relationship. 

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Harry Belafonte inducted into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, encourages black men to stand up against domestic violence

Harry Belafonte has called on men to join in helping to end violence against women. Belafonte delivered the call to action during his keynote speech at Phi Beta Sigma’s “Centennial Founders’ Day Gala” in Washington D.C. The civil rights activists was also inducted into the fraternity as an honorary member. 

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#31forMarissa campaign seeks to spark awareness, action against domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and a group of organizers are pushing a campaign to highlight the importance of ending the violence. Emotional Justice Unplugged, Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Women and Free Marissa Now will host @31forMarissa.

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Will Marissa Alexander be Pardoned?

As controversy surrounding Florida’s Stand Your Ground law persists, much attention has been paid to the shocking case of Marissa Alexander. A growing chorus of voices are calling for her to be pardoned.

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News Outlet Apologizes for Story About Charles Ramsey’s Criminal Record

Cleveland’s WEWS, has issued an apology for reporting about Ramsey’s history of domestic violence: “While the story was factually sound, the timing of it and publication of such information was not in good taste, and we regret it.”

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NYPD Will Now Run Criminal Background Checks on Victims of Domestic Violence

The NYPD is now requiring officers to run criminal background checks on both the accused and the victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence is already an under-reported crime. Wouldn’t such a policy dissuade victims from reporting incidents of abuse?

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Congress Finally Passes Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act has finally been reauthorized. Though its been reauthorized without trouble in the past, the GOP decided to stall the proceedings because of new provisions that provided protection for LGBT people, immigrants, and Native American women.

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Waverly High School: Why White Students Parodying Domestic Violence in Blackface is Problematic

t’s a shame that Waverly’s community and parents are adamant about defending their complicity in perpetuating racial stereotypes and condoning violence against women. One can only hope that this is Waverly High School’s most teachable moment… for those open to receiving it.

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