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Links 1 through 10 of 10 by Latoya Peterson tagged domesticviolence

"Then, as now, African Americans were the most overrepresented group in the shelter system. According to the 2005 report, people of color comprised approximately 27 percent of the general population in King County, but 57 percent of the people who were homeless at the time.
"In 2005, the reasons cited for the disparity included a lack of employment and affordable housing, housing discrimination, domestic violence and disparate treatment in the criminal justice system, where persons of color are also overrepresented.
"Some things haven’t changed. In May 2011, the national unemployment rate of blacks was 16.2 percent, double that of whites at 8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

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"Lorena Halwood, who works with domestic violence victims on the Navajo Nation, said family abuse violates not only the law but the traditional Navajo way of life, which preaches harmony and talking with one another to mitigate problems. She stood with others in the Navajo Nation's capital this week, asking tribal lawmakers to support legislation that would specifically criminalize domestic violence for the first time on the reservation."

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"Facing a barrage of criticism from some Democratic governors, members of Congress and local officials, the Obama administration is altering a controversial federal program in which law enforcement agencies share fingerprints of suspects held in local jails with U.S. immigration authorities.
"The Secure Communities program, which was intended to identify and deport convicted felons, wound up also ensnaring minor offenders, victims of domestic abuse and other crimes, as well as witnesses to crimes and people who were arrested but not convicted of offenses.

"Under the new guidelines, he said, immigration officers will be instructed not to deport individuals who are victims of a crime or witnesses in a criminal case. Particular care will be taken to ensure that victims of domestic abuse are not being deported after reporting abuse to police, he said."

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"'American Indian/Alaska Native children and youth experience an increase risk of multiple victimizations,' she said. 'Their capacity to function and to regroup before the next emotional or physical assault diminished with each missed opportunity to intervene. These youth often make the decision to take their own lives because they feel a lack of safety in their environment. Our youth are in desperate need of safe homes, safe families and safe communities.'”

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'The Call to True Beauty' is the historically black college's zero-tolerance attitude attitude toward the issue.

"The school hopes to create a network of research, advocacy and prevention across the country, and especially among other HBCUs."

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"Now obviously I'm just as opposed to people using the N-word as the next person, (okay, maybe more so since I am Black) but I was personally through with Gibson after 'Sugartits Gate.' My theory has long been that those who don't care for Jews rarely care for Blacks, so I wasn't exactly shocked when it was alleged that Gibson doesn't have the warm fuzzies for my kind, despite his buddy routine with Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon franchise. But despite my opposition to hate speech, what our moms taught us as kids holds true: 'Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me.'

"But fists do hurt, so does sexual abuse, so why is it that much of Hollywood ready to welcome admitted statutory rapist Roman Polanski back with open arms, and much of black Hollywood is arguing that people like myself need to get over it already regarding Chris Brown’s assault on Rhianna?"

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"A good woman is so hard to find. That's why 40-year-old Bishop Thomas Weeks, who was left by his last wife, televangelist Juanita Bynum, after he, uh, beat her up in a parking lot, has taken to his Web site to find himself a new wife."

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"When women die, we say, she was Muslim, or she was Aboriginal, or she was a sex worker, or she was drunk - we never say she died because in Canada, 1 - 2 women per week are killed by a family member or partner. "

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"This past week the death of Pakistani-Canadian teen, Aqsa Parvez, has been in the news in Canada. This terrible tragedy has made headlines because of the nature of her death – she was strangled to death by her own father in their Mississauga, Ontario h

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" Ike Turner, who died Wednesday at age 76 in his suburban San Diego home, changed the course of modern music, scored numerous hits and yet is best known as the scoundrel who abused Tina Turner."

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