The sanest Chris Brown and Rihanna reaction we’ve seen thus far

From Ak:

I need to see the receipts from the crack-a-lack handlers who let a Polow Da Don-produced collabo between Chris Brown and Rihanna happen. I suppose it makes perfect $ense for everyone with a business stake in these kids’ careers to have them doing the Ike and Tina two-step. But where are the folks who actually see Chris and Rihanna as people in a complicated, dangerous and sad situation? Ugh.

Anyway, check out how journalistic warrior princess Liz Mendez Berry breaks down the knotty issues of intimate partner abuse among non-famous people of color.

An excerpt:

“Sadly, when this issue comes up, conversations tend to follow two paths: blaming the abuser or blaming the victim, with little attention given to preventing future violence. In the Brown/Fenty case, it’s “Team Rihanna” versus “Team Breezy,” as if someone wins at the end. But everyone involved loses when violence is the response to relationship conflict. This isn’t a men’s issue or a women’s issue–it’s a community issue. That’s why, instead of getting caught up in the gossip around this star-studded case, we need to start talking about what’s going on among civilians.”

Make 10 minutes to read the whole thing, please.

sometimes you just have to state the obvious.

sometimes you just have to state the obvious.

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One response to “The sanest Chris Brown and Rihanna reaction we’ve seen thus far

  1. Vonda Orders

    good post on this difficult issue when the only real information we have is through tabloids

    Take a look at this as well, very depressing

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/fashion/19brown.html

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