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The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) is hosting a weekly Blog Talk radio show called is a vehicle to discuss critical issues associated with domestic violence in the African American and African diaspora communities. It is a primary prevention and public education tool to inform African Americans across the United States about the problem, research and solution to understand issues related to domestic violence and approaches to reduce domestic violence. In the radio shows we will explore either traditional or innovative but also thoughtfully discussed experiences and perspectives of domestic violence among African Americans. Our shows will be hosted by three collaborators: 1) The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) that is a national technical assistance and resource center on domestic violence among African Americans); the African American Domestic Peace Project (AADPP is a project developed by IDVAAC located in 15 cities across the United States; currently, 8 sites will host shows) and finally the Women of Color Network (WOCN: a national domestic violence and sexual assault technical assistance organization). is funded by a grant from the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, US Department of Health and Human Services. The words and content of these programs are the responsibilities of the host and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Human Services. Please visit for show information and other details.

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Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, Research Commentator Shasme Jackson and show engineer Tonya Lovelace Davis as they speak to Sam Simmons and Ramesh Kathanadhi, about Stephen A. Smith's commentary from... more

Research has shown that the Church is the center for the Black/African American community and plays a great role in many lives. From the teachings in the faith ministry, healing and awareness offerings are conveyed to the community. As... more

This show will focus on how mental health specialists work with victims in the African American community. National guest speaker will include Adrienne Casteele, Dr. John L Casteele Jr., Ph.D., LMFT and Will Yancy. Guest will... more

Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman and show commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Pastor Annie T. Montgomery and Ayanna Harris about the quest for justice for Marissa Alexander and The Free Marissa Now campaign. A... more

Join Host Dr. Oliver Williams, Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community as he discusses with Domestic of Violence Experts LaDonna M. Combs, Founder and Co-Director of Sisters... more

Join Host Fatima Kourouma as she discusses the intersection of Domestic of Violence and HIV/AIDS with guest speakers Grace Aron and Veronica Saccoh, describing the prevalence and intersection of HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence... more

Over the last couple of months the spotlight has been on the NFL to address the numerous past and current reports involving violence against women from NFL players. While this is not a new conversation or dynamic, it has risen to a level... more

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the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking. Learning objectives: Understand the connection between domestic violence and sex trafficking Understand the psycho-social impact of sex trafficking on the victims... more

Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they speak with Lisalyn Jacobs and Kalyn Risker about Economic Abuse, the barriers that survivors face in seeking safety, and the need... more