domestic violence

Tamron Hall Breaks Into Tears During TODAY”S “Shine A Light” Segment

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Earlier this year TODAY unveiled a new outreach project called “Shine a Light,” a yearlong initiative that will emphasize service and giving back to communities in need. TODAY anchor, Tamorn Hall, who is part of the initiative, is focusing her efforts on domestic abuse. During...

Maybe Stephen A. Smith & Ray Rice Can Sit Together & Discuss Why Domestic Violence Is Wrong

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ESPN’s resident hothead Stephen A. Smith has been suspended from ESPN’s First Take for a week, after making comments Friday about  women’s responsibility not to “provoke” domestic violence, while discussing the NFL’s two-game suspension of Ray Rice. “ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not...

Jill Scott Reveals She Struggled To Play James Brown’s Abused Wife in “Get On Up”

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Some biopics slide the uglier parts of a musician’s life under the rug but “Get On Up,” the film that chronicles James Brown’s life and debuts on August 1st, is painfully honest about the more sordid pieces of his past. Jill Scott plays the role...

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stephen A. Smith’s Domestic Violence Comments

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Whoopi Goldberg had her say about Stephen A. Smith’s controversial domestic violence comments during a recent episode of The View. The “View”  host completely agreed with Smith’s comments saying, “You have to learn you can’t hit anyone without expecting to be hit in return.”  Goldberg was referring...

Gun Safety Advocacy Group Shows Background Checks Save Women’s Lives

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According to gun safety advocacy group Everytown, the presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide of women by 500 percent. Yet the government doesn’t keep guns out the hands of abusers and stalkers. The organization has created an infographic...