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How I Survived My Abusive Relationship

Lacey Johnson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Lacey Johnson

Before long, there began the paranoid questions, always partnered with that famous look of suspicion in his eyes. Eventually, it progressed to him grabbing my hand in anger, which led to my fingernail painfully dangling from its bed.

Greg Hardy Is Going To Play On Sunday Without Ever Apologizing

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.08.2015 | Sports

Fresh off a four-game suspension for his domestic violence offense, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy is set to play in an NFL game t...

Rihanna Opens Up About Getting Back Together With Chris Brown In 2012

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.06.2015 | Entertainment

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Rihanna opens up about getting back together with Chris Brown three years after he assaulted her in 2009. "I was ...

Warren Sapp Pleads Guilty To Domestic Violence Charge

AP | Justin Block | Posted 10.02.2015 | Sports

LAS VEGAS  — Hall of Famer Warren Sapp took a plea deal Thursday that spares him jail time in a Las Vegas criminal case involving a s...

Justin Bieber Defends Floyd Mayweather, Completely Misses The Mark

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Sports

Floyd Mayweather is an indefensible human being to stand by, but his friend Justin Bieber has taken up the cause. Bieber's friendship with Mayweather...

The Adversity Faced in Childhood That Has No Name

Brian F. Martin | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

Did you know that growing up facing adversity in your childhood home has an impact on your life that can last well into your adult years? The adver...

Stalking Goes Beyond the Silver Screen and 'The Perfect Guy'

Rosemonde Pierre-Louis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Rosemonde Pierre-Louis

Many of us think of stalking as something that only happens to celebrities and other high-profile people. However, 7.5 million Americans experience stalking every year.

Men Offer Abhorrent Excuses For Killing Women. Don't Repeat Them.

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.28.2015 | Media

On Sunday, Fidel Lopez, a 24-year-old South Florida man, was charged with murder after he confessed to penetrating his girlfriend Maria Nemeth&n...

Domestic Abuse Victims Paint Black Dots On Hands As Subtle Signal For Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact

Updated on Sept. 22, 2015 at 9:20 a.m. EST.  The Black Dot Campaign is a grassroots movement that isn't currently recognized by law enforcement o...

Man Convicted Of Raping Woman In Front Of Girl

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.17.2015 | Crime

A New York City man faces life in prison after being found guilty Wednesday in the abduction and rape of his ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his c...

Lee Daniels Defends Terrence Howard's Domestic Abusive Past

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices

The “Empire Effect” is in full swing as fans gear up for next week's return of the popular Fox series. The Hollywood Report...

Goodbye And Good Riddance To Floyd Mayweather

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports

Floyd Mayweather says he’s leaving now. Done. 49-0. Matched Rocky Marciano. Inarguably one of the greatest to lace them up. Made more money tha...

Why Do Famous Men Keep Getting Away With Violence Against Women?

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women

Last month, "Straight Outta Compton" became the highest selling music biopic of all time, raking in $134.1 million in the roughly three weeks since i...

Warning: 6 Early Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Antonio Borrello, PhD | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Antonio Borrello, PhD

If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.

Sports and Dating Abuse. Is There a Connection?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

In a time when headlines focus on athletes' off-the-field behavior, many coaches are moving beyond discussing Xs and Os. They're teaming up with dating abuse experts to create opportunities where teens feel comfortable opening up about issues that directly affect them.

Ashley Callingbull Is The First Native Mrs. Universe

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

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Teens Trapped by Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Sometimes teen romance can be downright dangerous. Early relationships can be traps for young people, spoiling months or years of their lives and setting the pattern for future coupling.

Jazmine Sullivan Recalls Past Abusive Relationship In Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

  Earlier this year, singer Jazmine Sullivan experienced the joys of chart-topping success as her latest album,“Reality Show” soared...

Dr. Dre's Ex Michel'le Wants A Personal Apology For Abuse

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.25.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée Michel'le says she isn't impressed by his apology for his past history of abuse.   In an Aug. 21 statement to t...

We're Missing The Big Picture On Mass Shootings

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

It felt like a summer of mass shootings. You probably heard about the killings in Charleston, South Carolina, where a white gunman opened fire inside...

Can Adversity in Childhood Create Emotional Strength?

Brian F. Martin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian F. Martin

The same adversities you faced in your childhood home that led you to believe LIES about yourself also allowed you to develop skills and abilities tha...

Dr. Dre's Ex On Why His Abusive Past Isn't In 'Straight Outta Compton'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.18.2015 | Black Voices

Dr. Dre's ex-fiancée has spoken out about her absence from the new film "Straight Outta Compton," which chronicles the rapper's rise ...

Domestic Abuse Is A Leading Cause Of Homelessness, But New NYC Program May Bring Some Relief

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — When Karen finally decided to leave a husband who had been abusing her for years, she found out that fleeing was the easy part....

Some NFL Team Owners Want Ray Rice To Get A Second Chance

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

NFL training camps are well underway, but for the first time since 2007, Ray Rice hasn't been invited to one. Since being cut by the Baltimore Ravens...

Can Lawyers End Domestic Violence?

Ariel Zwang | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Going to court without a lawyer can be a risky business for anyone, and especially for someone who has been abused. Yet, when we don't provide the legal services victims of domestic violence need, that is what we are asking them to do.