The Chris Brown and Rihanna incident has sparked heated discussions about domestic violence in Black America. The conversation has made us think hard about what needs to be done. Listen to these statistics: African-Americans account for approximately 40 percent of the domestic violence cases reported nationally, according to the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
There are no wrong answers when it comes to finding solutions about this burning issue. ESSENCE.com hit the streets to hear what Black women are saying about how to end the silence of abuse now.
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Reported by Porsche Slocum and Jenisha Watts