Physical Abuse

When You Don't Want to Believe He Did It

Lauren Messervey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

We see celebrities who we admire as "friends". We support their work, we cheer them on, and we ardently defend them when someone makes an accusation against them. In the eyes of millions of people, Johnny Depp is a hero, an onscreen buddy, and who wants to believe that your best film buddy abused his wife?

What Will It Take To End Sexual Assault?

Anuradha Dugal | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Living
Anuradha Dugal

There are many cases of sexual assault and harassment that never get reported, because our society normalizes them. Most women have had these experiences in a bar, in the street, in the gym, in a place of work, by a friend, by a co-worker, by a partner. Unwanted sexual touching and groping is ALWAYS sexual assault. We need to see this, name it and end it.

Dr. Dre and N.W.A. Should Be Diminished - But Not Erased

ByBlacks.com | Posted 08.20.2016 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

Growing up in the hip-hop culture, I've battled with loving the music and hating some of the speech at the same time. Hip-hop heads who find themselves staring down the barrel of this conundrum, typically choose to embrace hip-hop while being extremely cognizant of its problematic nature. We're forced to view the music by its totality, and that's the mature way to not only view N.W.A. and Dr. Dre, but most human beings.

How to Recognize the Signs of Elder Abuse

AlzLIVE | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
AlzLIVE

It is not always easy to recognize elder abuse, particularly if you are the victim. Yet elder abuse is, unfortunately, prevalent in our society. The good news is that there is increased awareness with respect to the existence of elder abuse and its many forms, and numerous resources available to help.

To Forgive or Not to Forgive?

Marcia Sirota | Posted 12.06.2011 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

If someone has to force themselves to forgive in order to meet someone else's expectations, they'll be more tormented than if they'd held onto their hurt. A better solution would be to learn how to let go.