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NFL Fumbles

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Joe Peyronnin

The NFL is a huge business, but with its success comes great responsibility. Yet the owners and commissioner of the NFL have been more committed to protecting their business than in getting out ahead on several key social issues that have faced the league. Where is the leadership?

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

Friday Talking Points -- Congress Briefly Interrupts 3-Month Vacation to 'Work'

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress followed up their recent five-week vacation with almost two whole weeks of actually doing their jobs, so to reward themselves they're now going to take off on another vacation. Until mid-November.

The NFL Is a National Parasite

Diane M. Francis | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Diane M. Francis

Enjoying sporting events is fun, but, like Wall Street, the subsidies and salaries have gone too far. These privileges are at the expense of taxpayers and society as a whole as the Rice fiasco illustrates.

Queen Latifah: Domestic Violence Is A Problem In 'Every Part Of Society'

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.19.2014 | Black Voices

As discussions surrounding Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL due to a domestic dispute with his wife continue to bring more awareness to...

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Irene Monroe

Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.

Rice and Peterson: A Double Standard for Violence

Paul Mones | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Paul Mones

The Peterson and Rice cases demonstrate the need for a serious national dialogue on ending all forms of physical punishment of children.

The NFL's Handling of Domestic Violence Allegations Gives New Meaning to "Fantasy Football"

Adam Banner | Posted 09.19.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Obviously, the inconsistency in the League's response to certain violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy is becoming a serious issue.

It's About More Than Football

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This sends a very clear message to children in this country, boys in particular, who aspire to be athletes, or those who simply see these athletes as role models. The time has come to flip that message and make it one of zero tolerance.

Adrian Peterson, Child Abuse, And Why It Doesn't Matter If That's How You Were Raised

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can't believe it's 2014 and I have to spell that out for people.

NFL To Partner With Domestic Violence Hotline, Sexual Violence Resource Center

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center. Responding to increasing criticism t...

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

Biden: Young Men Need To Stand Against Violence

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouragin...

WATCH: Bears' Marshall Opens Up About NFL's Domestic Violence Problems And His Own

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall shared his thoughts on domestic violence, alcoholism, his anger at ESPN, his love for his mother and the ...

#WhyIStayed: A Voice For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Posted 09.18.2014 | Dr. Phil

Beverly Gooden discusses the social media movement surrounding #WhyIStayed.

Cory Booker: Revoke NFL's Nonprofit Status, Give The Funds To Domestic Abuse Prevention

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The NFL continues to be the world's most valuable athletics league, raking in an estimated $9 billion in revenue last year. It also happens to be ...

Domestic Violence 101 and UROK Survival Kit

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Tanya Young Williams

Now that we, the advocates for domestic violence awareness and eradication, have the country's attention, it is important to expand the conversation from mere awareness to include education.

The NFL Domestic Violence Firestorm: "There Are No Sidelines, Only Sides"

Dr. Phil McGraw | Posted 09.18.2014 | Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil McGraw

I've often said on my show that domestic violence is a silent epidemic. Right now, in the aftermath of the NFL controversy surrounding several players' involvement in domestic abuse cases, it's anything but silent. We have arrived at a teachable moment in America for children and adults.

The NFL Must Stop Promoting Sexism -- and Start Promoting More Women

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

The goal of the NFL policy should be to stop violence against women -- not to punish perpetrators to turn down the heat when a high-profile case causes a public relations nightmare.

Police: NFL Player Head-Butted Wife For Refusing Sex

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 09.19.2014 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punch...

15 Ways to Help a Friend in a Physically Abusive Relationship

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women
Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship, step up and do something. You will be the lifeline, the voice of support and sanity that can begin to make a difference in her life.

The Advice Miss America 2015 Wants To Give To College Students

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.18.2014 | College

Only a few days after being crowned Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev, of New York, spoke out about being a domestic violence victim. In a HuffPost Li...

Rice Is Cooked: What Now?

Karen Elizaga | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

These are our sisters, our mothers, our daughters and our friends. These are real women who deserve to feel safe in their own homes. Let us all take on the important task of teaching our brothers, our fathers and especially our sons that violence is never a part of any solution.

The NFL -- Businesses Should Not Trade Human Dignity for Profits

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Though this may come across as a sports issue, it is really a business issue. The need for corporations to maintain their bottom lines, even if it means that innocent people suffer around them, is unacceptable.

Powerful Video Shows Violence Against Women Goes Far Beyond Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

When it becomes difficult to see the flesh and blood beneath statistics, it helps to see the statistics written on flesh and blood. That's p...