Harlem’s Equan Southall Gets Life In Girlfriend’s Death

camilla guzmanA New York City man convicted of killing his girlfriend in a brutal attack with knives, a candlestick and a pillowcase around her neck has been sentenced to 23 years to life in prison. Continue Reading →

Black Women 3 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Men

tapeBlack women face a disproportionate share of fatal domestic violence in America, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2011 Homicide Data. Continue Reading →

Women’s Empowerment Survivors Training

domesticviolenceOur Spring Women’s Empowerment for Survivors and Victims training explores how family violence shapes personal and social lives, and teaches techniques for direct service providers and people interested in leading a women’s support group to empower and heal survivors and victims. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Tearing Down the Walls

By Walter Rutledge

Tearing Down the Walls is a new musical by Daniel Beaty. The production began a limited run at The Riverside Theatre on May 12th and will run until May 29th. Continue Reading →

My Dark Side on Domestic Violence

One Person’s Story By Jaqueline Rowe

Although, it never appears easy to discuss issues surrounding life as a Domestic Violence victim, I find it extremely important at this stage of my life to speak out now for other recovering survivors.

Well, at the tender age of seven years old I landed in New York City, a city many considered thriving with opportunities for new living and a host of other assortments made to enhance an individual’s productivity.

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Walter’s World: Healing Through the Arts

By Walter Rutledge

The indomitable human spirit has the ability to rise in moments of extreme tragedy and inconsolable despair. It lifts our downcast head and illuminates the darkness, revealing that glimmer of hope we refer to as the light at the end of the tunnel. Tynetta Megginson mother was murdered in 2001; to help herself and her children walk toward the light Megginson founded A Helping Hand Heals a Heart.

The organization brings together families that have been devastated by the homicide. “A Helping Hand Heals a Heart was founded on the belief that helping others allows one to heal self”, shared Megginson. After the death of her mother, her children found solace in the performing arts. Eventually the arts also provided Megginson with an outlet for her pain, and aided in the healing process.

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