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Domestic Violence.

The Items Every Victim Of Domestic Violence Needs Before She Leaves

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women

Former "Basketball Wives" cast member Tanya Young Williams is intimately familiar with the interplay between domestic violence and professional sports...

Why She Stays?

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

For many viewers, this is the first time that they have witnessed domestic violence. For too many others, this video is a painful reminder of what millions of women face each day. In the United States, one in every three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

U.S. Soccer Stands By Hope Solo Decision Amid Domestic Violence Case

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 09.23.2014 | Sports

U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges. So...

The Real Responsibility of Motherhood

Laura Campbell | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women
Laura Campbell

As a mother, it is my responsibility and commitment to model for my children not just what I hope for them as they reach adulthood, but HOW to do it. I must give them the raw and real truth about how it is done so that they learn how to do it for themselves.

When It Comes To Handling Domestic Violence Cases, States Are Still Falling Short

Pew's Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

What's the NFL to Do?

Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women
Angela J. Hattery, Ph.D.

Here's my advice to the NFL and the NCAA: if you really, truly want to end violence against women, hire experts who do the research and implement it in our communities.

Indra Nooyi and Roger Goodell: Personal Loyalty vs. Leadership Accountability

Peter Sims | Posted 11.22.2014 | Business
Peter Sims

As the controversies rage on, the NFL appears rudderless, hardly inspiring confidence in Goodell or his leadership principles. I'm sure he's a decent guy, who loves football, and keeps his word, but Goodell's biggest problem is that he's acted like a bad politician, lacking in principles.

Kate Sheppard

Dianne Feinstein Wants NFL Players Accused of Domestic Violence To Be Benched | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator and San Francisco 49ers fan Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that defensive end Ray McDonald should be on the bench while...

NFL Fumbles

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.20.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 09.25.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 11.19.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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.