The last few days have been filled with talk of domestic violence. Whoopi Goldberg defended Stephen A. Smith’s comments. Goldberg contends that if a woman hits a man she should not be surprised if she gets hit. What do you think?
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FROM MOGULDUM FILMS: Today’s media is inundated with stories of black single mothers, child support cases, and so-called “welfare queens.” The African American community at large has clapped back at criticism from Don Lemon, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News reporter Ben Carson, and even Black leaders like Bill Cosby and President Barack Obama. 72% provides a raw and analytical view of the media’s portrayal of this phenomenon in regards to African-American households. Single black mothers chime in to tell their stories from their vantage point. Cameras follow one single mother of three as she changes hats from full-time employee to full-time caretaker in order to provide and care for her children on her own. 72% leaves no stone left unturned as it seeks to expose this issue from all perspectives and compel viewers to reconstruct the African-American family from the ground up. “The purpose of our films is to spark debate. Here at Moguldom, we accept the challenge of initiating spirited and provocative discussion. 72% is another example of presenting an issue so culturally relevant and important, that examining it was the natural thing for us to do,” says Brett Dismuke, President of Moguldom Entertainment.
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Stephen A. Smith was suspended from ESPN for his remarks regarding domestic violence. Was this the right move by the network?
What can you do when you live in a war zone? An eight year old Detroit boy was killed when a bullet came through the wall of his home.
Stephen A. Smith has an opinion on everything. Unfortunately his opinions on domestic violence are dead wrong. A few days ago Smith suggested that women have to stop provoking their men. What? No there is no justification for domestic violence. Men are not animals they possess the capacity to walk away from a volatile situation. When Smith takes the microphone and tells women to stop provoking he is saying that by provoking them you are providing a reason for the abuse, and that kind of thinking is very dangerous and reckless.
What can the mayor of a city do when someone decides to shoot into someone’s house? What can a mayor do when someone decides to shoot into a moving car? What can the mayor do when someone decides to shoot into a church? What can the mayor do if someone decides to shoot at young people gathered on a playground? The answer is nothing. This is irresponsible reckless, depraved behavior and it is hard to control. The control needed is self control. Gun control is not the answer because most criminals don’t purchase their guns from gun dealers. The police can’t lock up everyone and that is not the answer. People in the community live under a cloud of fear because their real enemy is in some cases sharing a roof with them. So the victim count will continue to escalate and nobody has the answer. One can only hope the numbers will drop when the temperatures do.
Ray Rice is not the first NFL player to be involved in a domestic violence incident, but he might be the first to get this kind of national press. Yesterday the NFL handed Rice a two game suspension, but many are questioning if that is actually enough. A friend of mine made an interesting point regarding the Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh respone to the punishment. Harbaugh felt the punishment fit the crime, but what if Rice knocked Harbaugh’s wife unconscious? Would a two game suspension be enough? would he still think Rice was a “hecka of a guy” or would Rice have been immediately released from the team? Society has become highly sensitized to gay slurs, but where is that sensitivity regarding domestic violence? So often we see movies that use domestic violence as a punchline. In the movie This Christmas how many people laughed when the Regina King character puts baby oil on the floor and beats her husband with a belt as he tries to walk on the slippery floor after a shower. Or who felt the character that demeaned her husband in the Tyler Perry movie, The Family that Preys Together got what she deserved when her husband slapped her so heard she slid accross the diner counter top. The truth is domestic violence is never funny and never deserved, but we have to all collectively share this belief, and as long as some people think it is a personal matter it will still be tolerated. So maybe Rice has learned his lesson, and maybe he is a changed man, but society has to change and it has not.
Ray Rice knocked his then girlfriend out in the elevator of a New Jersey casino. He has tearfully apologized and his now wife has stood by her man, but did the NFL do enough? today they announced his two game suspension and his coach has said they want to move on, but should we move on. Why do we move so quickly when dealing with domestic violence? How many people grew up in homes that you frequently heard” what happens in this house stays in this house”, and often domestic violence was one of those things. The Rice incident put his business out for the world to see and pass judgment on, but is this punishment enough? Share your thoughts.
As I have confessed before I watch my share of reality television, but I do draw the line. Last night I watched BAPS on Lifetime. I’ll start off saying this show was so contrived I actually thought it might be satire. I mean what grown women act or talk like this? When I think BAPS I think young and entitled not what I saw last night .The women featured were more cougar than princess. I read that Lifetime has ordered 6 episodes. Good luck with that…30 minutes was all I could take. Share your thoughts.