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Vignettes of Domestic Violence

James, Keita and Lynell with the next generation. Hope.

James, Keita and Lynell with the next generation. Hope.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and  maybe it’s me but the fates seem to have been taking every opportunity to remind me of the blight such viciousness brings to society, it’s prevalence and the subsequent pall it leaves in its wake.  Let me explain: It all started with a news story and a plan.

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Nobody Expected the Spanish Inquisition

A couple of things are going on in the wake of the NFL/Ray Rice controversy, least of all the decision-making process leading up to the indefinite suspension of the player.  As I watch news broadcasts repeatedly running footage of “the punch”, I’m asking myself when is enough, enough.  How much reporting and reviewing of a couple of minutes of salacious footage do we need to see to get the gist of what occurred?

Adding insult to injury, newsreels are abuzz with discussions on other athletes who beat their wives; as if this is a new phenomenon.  And now, Adrian Peterson is being indicted for spanking his son with a switch.  Maybe it’s me but I’m of a mind that if we continue down this path, the public will begin to see the primary face of domestic violence as being a black one. Continue reading

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NFL concern for female buying power, not DV

As a blogger in today’s fast-paced ever-changing world, you have to be quick out of the gate if you want to add your two cents to the world’s nickel concerns about its dime affairs.  Alas, I was too slow to respond to the initial NFL/Rice decision.  Now, I find myself in the dubious and embarrassing position of having to adjust my thinking (and writing) about the whole thing in light of the NFL’s recent indefinite suspension of the player. Continue reading

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