Category: State Violence

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When Will We Finally Be Done Talking About Violence and Abuse?

When Will We Finally Be Done Talking About Violence and Abuse?

The answer to that question depends on all of us.  When we collectively get our acts together so that rape, abuse, and violence isn't so commonpla [...]
Why Black Women Really Face Domestic Violence at Higher Rates

Why Black Women Really Face Domestic Violence at Higher Rates

I recently read an article in a mainstream Black publication that disappointed me.  It seemed that the goal of the piece was to persuade Black wom [...]
It’s Anti-Black to Side Up with People Raping Community Members

It’s Anti-Black to Side Up with People Raping Community Members

Myth:  "Where are the Black people to help Black people with sexual violence?" If you aren't in the forums, social media platforms, events, legisla [...]
Because Privilege Still Buys Passes in the Criminal Justice System: Castration Laws

Because Privilege Still Buys Passes in the Criminal Justice System: Castration Laws

As a Black Woman, and long-time advocate against child sexual abuse I have concerns about laws making it legal to castrate perpetrators of rape ag [...]
Sexual Violence Then & Now: Alice Beatrice Jones

Sexual Violence Then & Now: Alice Beatrice Jones

1935:  When her white husband requested an annulment due to alleged fraud, Alice Beatrice Jones was pressured by the judge and her lawyer to show her [...]
The Central Park Five: A cautionary tale of injustice

The Central Park Five: A cautionary tale of injustice

If you are able, I hope you will watch Ava DuVerney's When They See Us on Netflix. [...]
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