Domestic Violence & Black Women

Portrait Of Unhappy Teenage Couple In Urban Setting

In a recent heartbreaking turn of events, Earl Hayes — an artist on boxing champ Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team record label — and Stephanie Moseley, a dancer who starred in VH1’s drama, “Hit the Floor.” were both found dead in an apparent murder suicide. Also, as it turns out, Mayweather was on FaceTime with Earl Hayes when the rapper went on a rampage, according to reports.

LAPD officials stated that police swarmed the Palazzo East apartments after a neighbor reported a woman’s screams and a barrage of 10 gunshots.

How does this happen? Were there any signs??

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According to Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Black women who are battered have more physical ailments, mental health issues, are less likely to practice safe sex, and are more likely to abuse substances during pregnancy than black women without a history of abuse.  They are also at greater risk for attempting suicide, particularly if they were physically abused as a child, for being depressed, and to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).