Domestic Violence and African-Americans by the Numbers

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  • Domestic Violence and African-Americans
  • Black Women Have the Greatest Risk
  • Teens and Domestic Violence
  • Black Men Are Victims, Too
  • Break-Ups to Make-Up
  • Outer Wounds
  • Domestic Violence Affects Mental Health
  • Death by Spouse or Partner
  • Signs of Abuse
  • Getting Help

Domestic Violence and African-Americans

BET.com takes a look at how domestic violence affects the African-American community.Dominique Zonyéé

The National Domestic Hotline defines domestic violence as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Contrary to popular belief, domestic violence includes physical, emotional, economic, sexual or psychological actions or threats.

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