via CNN: As the coronavirus pandemic forces countries everywhere to take unprecedented steps to restrict the movement of their citizens, victims of domestic violence have suddenly found themselves trapped at home with their abusive partners. Some are unable — or too afraid — to call the police, experts say. So France, inspired by a similar scheme […]

One of the two victims killed in Monday’s hospital shooting in Chicago was a Black woman doctor named Tamara O’Neal, who was reportedly shot to death by a man who she had been in a romantic relationship with. If the reports turn out to be accurate, the tragic episode was a sad but familiar collision of two […]

via BCNN1: This year’s “Woman, Thou Art Loosed! Master Class” women’s conference, hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes of the 30,000-member megachurch The Potter’s House, will tackle domestic violence in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Attendees of this year’s conference, held Oct. 18-20 in Dallas, Texas, are being asked to bring an extra bag in […]

via News5: Long before police say Arriel Bryant fatally shot Richard Kelley, there were signs the couple’s relationship was volatile according to court records obtained by 5 On Your Side Investigators. Three times in the last seven years, Kelley was criminally charged with domestic violence against Bryant. Investigators say Bryant shot Kelley multiple times inside the couple’s home […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: In a heart wrenching interview with TV One’s ‘Sister Circle,’ Andrea Kelly, singer R. Kelly’s ex-wife, reveals the moment she discovered she was a victim of domestic violence in her relationship. Kelly revealed her revelation came in a moment of deep pain, when God told her to type ‘domestic violence’ into her computer. “I’m […]

via News5: Bound together by their stories of escaping poisonous, emotionally and physically abusive relationships, two domestic violence survivors hope to help current victims through support, fellowship and music. Domestic violence is like a contagion that, at times, can seem inescapable. The constant fear and anxiety can be consuming. A victim staying in such a […]

via Wkyc: A Texas group has opened what’s believed to be only the second shelter in the U.S. exclusively for men who are victims of domestic violence, as advocates say more men are seeking help amid changing views about male victims. The Family Place, like many shelters, housed male victims in hotels before opening a […]

via getuperica: Halle Berry chatted with GRIFF and Erica Campbell about her new movie “Kidnap,” and how it has made her feel as someone who is a mother in reality. She talks about the stats on kidnappings in real life, some of the social experiments she has seen that illustrate how easy it really can be for perpetrators to abduct […]

Domestic violence carries with it a stigma for both the abuser and the victim—one that isn’t easy to shake, particularly for Christians. But once on-top gospel songwriter James Fortune, who pled guilty to battering his wife Cheryl Fortune last year, is moving forward, reclaiming his life, forgiving himself and re-launching his music career. CLICK HERE […]

When it comes to domestic violence, Protestant pastors want to be helpful but often don’t know where to start, a new study shows. Most say their church would be a safe haven for victims of domestic violence. But many don’t know if anyone in their church has been a victim of domestic violence. And only […]

Gospel singer and domestic violence survivor Cheryl Fortune has been through a lot, but she isn’t letting her troubled past silence her voice. “The last two years have been extremely difficult for me and my family but we’re fighting our way through it,” says the singer as she readies the release of her debut album […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Black Women for Positive Change is working towards a violence-free America.