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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: Can we let #Chris Brown recover?

imagesi heard yesterday’s breakfast club interview with chris brown.  he had a lot to say but what struck me most was how much he says he’s had to overcome since his domestic violence charges with rihanna.

don’t get me wrong, i am in no way a supporter of violence in any form

BUT can’t he be allowed to be rehabilitated?   that was 2009…

he hasn’t had the most stellar record since but as far as we know he has not been involved in domestic violence since.  6 years DV free…that is a great thing.

it shows that the treatment programs he attended and the support he received from professionals made a difference.  we should be applauding this, right?

as we near the end of #TeenDomesticViolence awareness month, i really want to encourage recovery for perpetrators.  

the next time you choose to drop shade on chris brown, recognize you’re contributing to the problem and not the solution.

the cycle of violence cannot be eliminated without helping perpetrators as well.

if you know someone who is in a domestic violence situation, please help them get support:

Call 1-866-331-9474

or text ‘loveis’ to 22522


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  • Comments Off on Hot of The Press: #RedefiningHERstory join the movement

we’ve all done it.  

watched the fighting, laughed at the cursing and gasped at the drama of RealityTV.  

some of us including Wendy Williams have decided to pull the plug on these shows.   it’s not just poor taste. these shows can be bad for you.  

wanna learn how?  

Check out this video by non-profit organization TruthInReality and see how you can make a difference.




all this talk about ray rice and the abuse that his wife (then fiancee) sustained has really bothered me.  

only a few months ago, a CEO of a major corporation was fired for kicking and jerking a dog in an elevator.  He was sitting the dog for a friend and didn’t know how to properly handle the dog.  He mistreated the dog and it was caught on tape.  The company was about to fire him when he decided to ‘resign’.  

If a tough sentence is good for a person who kicks a dog; it should certainly be good enough for a man who knocks his wife unconscious and drags her body on the floor.  

partner violence is a very serious issue that many people including teens have to deal with. 

it’s so hard for the victim to get help. part of the cycle of violence is for the abuser to make the victim feel bad about themselves as a person to the point where they would take the violence and not recognize they should draw the line and leave.

what victims need are supporters who help them understand their value and make it clear where the line is.  not people like paul george!  second guessing said a lot. it gives his wife (former fiancee) the message that maybe his behavior wasn’t that bad. but it was!   thankfully many people have spoken on the side of denouncing ray rice’s behavior.   

Lets all stand up and support all the victims of partner violence and let the NFL know they needed to draw the line.


If you or someone you know is a victim of partner violence

get support by calling

National Domestic Violence Hotline for Teens



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