Domestic Abuse

Immigrants and their supporters rally in New York City during a protest against recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on February 16, 2017.

It Is Now Easier To Deport Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Trafficking

Jason Boyd of the American Immigration Lawyers Association: “In effect, USCIS could throw survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking into deportation proceedings for the very act of seeking protection from their abusers and captors.”

Comedian Baratunde Thurston Promises to Help End Violence Against Women

Comedian Baratunde Thurston has joined the “Ring The Bell” campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence.

NYPD Issues Memo Ordering Cops to Run Criminal Checks on Domestic Abuse Victims

The new directive could further dissuade victims from coming forward.

San Francisco Jail Inmates Dance to Stop Sexual Violence [Video]

A global activist movement to end violence against women and girls reached San Francisco

jails last week. As part of the One Billion Rising movement a group of choreographers visited San Francisco County jails to make sure inmates were able to participate in the global actions.

Was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's Criticism of 'Girls' Correct? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers respond to Donald Glover’s role on “Girls,” high youth murder rates in Chicago, and domestic violence charges levied against a former NFL player.

Former 49ers Player Outed After Domestic Abuse Court Charge

Former NFL player Kwame Harris has been charged with allegedly attacking his ex-boyfriend outside a California restaurant. Harris was the San Francisco 49ers’ first-round pick in 2003 and played offensive tackle for five seasons. He also played for the Oakland Raiders for one season in 2008.

Harris was due in court Tuesday to face charges.