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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.

On-Demand Episodes

The ACE Study and the African American Community

Umi Hankins will facilitate a dialogue with guest presenters Kalimah Johnson and Lauren Collins as they explore some of the historical and current challenges of sexual assault in the Detroit, Michigan African American community. Additionally,... more

Join host Carolyn Russell project leader for the Oakland domestic violence peace project and Co-Host George Jurand of the San Francisco Sheriff Department. Guest Anthony Taylor with Minnesota- St. Paul domestic violence peace project.... more

Dating violenc

ABUSE: The Hidden Cry -- A conversation from a faith-based approach to family violence.

Domestic violence at the intersection of culture and immigration.

Youth ending DV

Join hosts Alice Lynch and Sumayya Coleman, and Research Commentator Shasme Jackson as they talk to Dr. LaFrancis Rogers-Rose and Lisalyn Jacobs about the intersecting issues of domestic violence and welfare, and how the... more

Recognizing the rise in suicide among African Americans first hand among African Americans, Dr. William M. Young and his wife, Pastor Dianne Young, have accepted the challenge of raising the awareness and promoting the idea that... more

test show with rev. Dianne Young