Dear ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,’ violence against women is NOT entertaining!

The Chicago Defender

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Last night’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” was disturbing on many levels. Not only did it showcase violence against women, it proved that television networks like VH1 will air anything for ratings. In case you don’t spend your Monday evenings catching up with VH1′s popular production, you may be unaware of the altercation that occurred between Lil Scrappy and his “friend” Erica Pinkett. Scrappy and Pinkett had a mostly platonic relationship. Somehow, lines were blurred and this ultimately led up to Scrappy and Pinkett meeting for lunch to discuss their non-existent relationship. The situation grew tense and Pinkett threatened to slap Scrappy to which Scrappy responded, “That will be the last time ever slapping a n*gga in real life.” The screen went black as Pinkett appeared to throw her drink on Scrappy’s. We can only assume what happened…

Earlier this year, Scrappy’s ex Diamond accused him of being…

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FACE MY ABUSE "FMA" founded in 2006 by Jacqueline Rowe - Mother, Author, Mentor and Philanthropist, is established to address domestic violence against women and girls by increasing awareness, promoting effective policies and implementing potent strategies for prevention and intervention. "FMA's" mission is to advance the health, education and security of women and girls the world over with a focus on building healthy sustainable relationships defying domestic violence and its impact on not only the victim but by extension the family as a whole transcending the community. As a platform of refuge and support, "FMA" outreach program creates safe spaces for survivors and their families to stand in solidarity and heal through shared experience releasing all pains, self doubt and baggages internalized as a result of being abused. Ms. Rowe, guided by her purpose and experience, recognizes the importance of encouraging communities to lend their voices to persons who have not yet found theirs. She believes that communities have a responsibility to be their neighbor's keeper and upon identification of abuse, it is imperative to become a fort in the transformation from victim to survivor averting burdens such as guilt and shame. Via her life coaching workshops, Jacqueline shares with victims, the tools necessary to develop the confidence needed in acknowledging their worth, building self confidence and exhibiting the life intended. To promote reach, she incorporates third party resources geared towards demonstrating alternatives and providing positive influences. Currently, "FMA" is actively seeking opportunities to align with community leaders who are advocates of domestic violence as well as entities whose corporate responsibility reflects "FMA's" mission. Jacqueline states that "I may not be where I should be but I'm where I need to be - still a student of life".

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