Messin’ With a Black Man’s Radio


Domestic Violence is nothing funny.  Rihanna should have hit Chris Brown with her umbrella, ella, ella, after (reportedly) being beaten, choked and bitten by Chris Brown.

Domestic violence is one of the worst crimes in America and sad to say, the statistics still rises when it comes to men who use their fists to gain control over their women and oftentimes, their kids.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline says, Get Educated:

http://www.ndvh.org/get-educated/

Abuse is a pattern of coercive control that one person exercises over another. Battering is a behavior that physically harms, arouses fear, prevents a partner from doing what they wish or forces them to behave in ways they do not want.

Battering includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

If you think you might be in an abusive relationship please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or your local domestic violence center to talk with someone about it.

I do not know Chris Brown or Rihanna personally.  I do wish them both, well. 

But I do know, my friend Jen, who at 30 still walks with a limp after being nearly beaten to death, by her boyfriend just down the road from her house and the safety of her family.  I know Carol, from DC, who had lye thrown on her face, neck and body by  “a loved one”.

No one can forget the courageous Yvette Cade, whose husband was convicted of attempted murder, after attempting to set her on fire in Maryland.

If you, or someone you know, is being abused, get help immediately.

Good Luck to you, Rihanna.

 

-poppishirley

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3 Comments »

  1. Eb said

    This is a great post! None of us really know what happened that night between Chris Brown and Rihanna, but what we do know is that there is nothing entertaining about domestic violence. I know quite a few women who are victims of this nonsense and I think more needs to be done to help. I really worry that highlighting this celebrity drama will make young girls think that this type of stuff is okay. Especially if Rihanna decides to stay with Chris. What is this saying to our young people? This may make young girls accept this kind of behavior.

  2. I am so glad you responded to my post. I visited your site and it is awesome! Glad to see you ‘out there’ taking a stand against/for the things most of us say that we believe in. It takes a great deal of courage to see something and then go take action to make a difference. I would like to start a conversation within our communities concerning ‘local’ issues and how each one of us can offer whatever we have to bring to the table to help fix a few of the problems facing this nation.
    Domestic violence is just one of the issues. We have to take, as Obama says, a hard look, at ourselves. Keep writing! Be encouraged!

  3. Sadly thought Eb, I still don’t think (some) have learned onedamnedthing. -poppi

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