Domestic Violence

Angela Davis Shares Insights on Domestic Violence in Black Communities

Philosopher, civil rights activist, college professor, author, and former political prisoner Angela Davis put a lens on the deep-rooted damage domestic violence sows in the Black community, pulling from research she conducted for her 1999 book, “Blues Legacies and Black Feminism.”

Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Company Using her ‘Stolen’ Cells

The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of “a racially unjust medical system.“

Violence Towards Black Females Continues

Death is tragic, but when it is someone you know it is even more devastating. I along with many others are still in shock after hearing about the senseless murder of Michelle Avan.  This shining light and rising star was murdered.

From Child Phenom to Major Star, Dawnn Lewis Continues to Shine

Dawnn Lewis (Manuel Harlan photo) Dawnn Lewis is like a close family friend. She’s endeared herself to audiences around the globe who watched her amazing growth from child phenom to major star. Yet, throughout her journey to being a top celebrity, Lewis has never lost the ability to connect with everyday people, which is likely one reason that admirers feel they personally know her. Audiences are resonating with Lewis even more after witnessing her performance in “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical,” which is currently playing on Broadway in New York City. In her role as Turner’s mother, Zelma, Lewis

Report: Intimate Partner Simple Assault No. 1 Crime Against Females in L.A.

Simple assault at the hands of an intimate partner was the most frequently reported crime against female victims in Los Angeles over the past four years, according to an analysis of police data by a nonprofit news organization based out of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The 9,503 reports of such cases in 2018 comprise about 10% of all crimes against females during that period, according to the Los Angeles Police Department data compiled by Crosstown. California law defines an intimate partner as a co-habitant, current or former partner or co-parent, and intimate partner simple assault falls

Epidemic of Missing Black Girls Continues to Stump Authorities, Frustrate Parents

“One thing I think for sure about the missing teens is that human trafficking is a hotbed in my city ,” said Psychologist and Navy veteran Sheri Davis, who lives in Madison, Alabama. “I think it’s very easy for the courts and police to turn their heads the other way and not deal with the problem at hand.”

Women Also Get 2nd Chance at 2nd Call

The sessions are held for those who are part of carrying out 2nd Call’s mission, which involves first healing, then redirecting the misguided toward more viable lifestyles. During the session, the women seemed to have an unspoken understanding of the power that comes from emotional healing.