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Beyond Chris Brown and Rihanna

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Published on Feb 14, 2009

A conversation with Elizabeth Mendez Berry, who wrote the well-known Vibe magazine feature "Love Hurts" about domestic violence within (and without) hip-hop:
http://www.thefreeradical.ca/Love_Hur...

UPDATE: Elizabeth wrote to clarify that she misspoke at the end when she said it's the leading cause for all women 15-45, and she sent over more info about where she got the statistics referenced in the video, see below.

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"Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for
African-American women ages 15 to 45 and the seventh leading cause of premature death for U.S. women overall." SOURCE: National Institute of Justice (division of the Bureau of Justice), http:// www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/jr000250e.pdf

MORE INFO:

Intimate partner deaths have decreased most dramatically among black men. From 1976-1985, black men were more likely than black women to be a victim of domestic homicide; by 2005, black women were three times more likely than a black male to be murdered by their partners. SOURCE: Bureau of Justice http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide...

Black women make up 8% of the U.S. population but in 2005 accounted for 42% of all female victims of intimate partner homicide. SOURCE: Bureau of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide...

The rate of death by intimate partner homicide for black women is about three times the rate of death by intimate partner homicide for white women. SOURCE, Bureau of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide...
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The bigger picture around the Chris Brown and Rihanna story. Because for every Rihanna and Chris Brown there are millions of everyday people trapped in a cycle of violence that won't make the headlines.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: http://www.ndvh.org/

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community: http://idvaac.org/

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence: http://www.dvalianza.org/

Incite: Women of Color against Violence: http://www.incite-national.org/

Men Stopping Violence: http://www.menstoppingviolence.org/in...

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