Yamma Brown on Domestic Violence: I Ended Up With Someone Like My Dad

We remember James Brown as the Godfather of Soul. We remember him as a singer, a performer, a tormented artist who fought racial barriers and triumphed to become one of the most famous and influential artists in music history. His daughter remembers him as the father she loved dearly who violently and repeatedly beat… » 9/19/14 6:50pm Friday 6:50pm

Hope Solo Shouldn't Be Playing Professional Sports, Either

The NFL's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case has opened a belated discussion on how professional sports enable crap behavior in their athletes, and the private horror of domestic violence for its victims. But in the flurry of firings and bannings and panel appointings in the NFL, one professional sports… » 9/19/14 12:20pm Friday 12:20pm

Jon Stewart Calls It: The NFL Has No Idea What the Fuck It's Doing

Last night on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart addressed the several domestic abuse cases that are currently bringing scandal to the NFL and the disastrous way that the organization has handled them. "You know your business model is in rough shape when you need to appoint your own in-house Special Victims Unit," he began. » 9/18/14 1:50pm Thursday 1:50pm

When 1 in 5 Men Have Abused Women, We Need New Statistics

Nearly one in five men admit to abusing their wives or girlfriends, which really makes you think, how many of those abusers do I know? With such a small number, what else do one in five people do? Refuse to wash their hands after peeing? Pick their nose in public? Be open to a sexual rendezvous with a robot? Real… » 9/16/14 7:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm

Thanks to the NFL, Cover Girl Has a PR Nightmare On Its Hands

The NFL's oafish response to the Ray Rice elevator tape has led to a national outcry against the league's leadership and the culture it has allowed to fester. It was only a matter of time, really, before this became a PR nightmare for its many sponsors and partners. The latest? Cover Girl, the "official beauty… » 9/15/14 11:30am 9/15/14 11:30am

World's Worst People Defiantly Wear Ray Rice Jerseys to Football Game

The worst human beings in the world gathered to support one of their own last night, showing up to the Baltimore Ravens' home game proudly sporting their beloved Ray Rice jerseys as a show of support for the man who was caught on elevator surveillance video knocking his wife out with a punch to the face. » 9/12/14 3:40pm 9/12/14 3:40pm

Robin Givens Has Been in Janay Rice's Shoes

20 years ago, Robin Givens was carried out of a hotel after being knocked unconscious by her ex-husband Mike Tyson. Givens, an actress and longtime anti-domestic violence activist says social media makes it a bit easier for abuse victims to be believed nowadays — it was impossible to miss the video of Ray Rice… » 9/12/14 12:20pm 9/12/14 12:20pm

Oscar Pistorius Found Guilty of Culpable Homicide

Yesterday, a judge ruled that South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius was not guilty of "intentional homicide" in the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Boo! But today, she announced that she found him guilty of "culpable homicide," which means he's going to prison, maybe for a long time. Yay! Also, good to know… » 9/12/14 10:20am 9/12/14 10:20am

The Only Thing Unusual About Ray And Janay Rice Is That Anyone Noticed

One of my first homicide stories as a young crime reporter was about a woman killed by her boyfriend. One of my last stories as a crime reporter was about a woman killed by her husband. In between, there were too many dead women to count. A few stand out in memory, the ones whose deaths were especially grisly or… » 9/11/14 4:38pm 9/11/14 4:38pm

Indianapolis Colts Donate $100K to Domestic Violence Charity

At least one NFL team is doing what League leadership won't. In a move that's impressive for both its generosity and delicious levels of Ray Rice Debacle shade, the Indianapolis Colts have announced they're donating $100,000 and the proceeds of their home opener 50/50 raffle to a local domestic violence charity. » 9/11/14 4:00pm 9/11/14 4:00pm

NFL Should Ditch the Pink Crap and Recognize Domestic Violence Instead

Every October, the NFL festoons its players and stadiums in a cloying shade of pink and slaps its TV spots and billboards with an altruistic message: the NFL cares about breast cancer awareness, and by extension, cares about women. One thing the NFL hasn't acknowledged during its annual designated Lady Awareness Time… » 9/11/14 12:20pm 9/11/14 12:20pm