Rihanna's interview with Diane Sawyer seems to be a good first step helping shine a light on domestic abuse the the stigmas attached to it.
“No kid goes around and lets people know their parents fight. Teenage girls can’t tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don’t dare let your neighbor know that you fight. It’s one of the things we [women] will hide, because it’s embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that.”
Oprah Winfrey (HARPO) 182.92 +15.39 +8.41%
The Queen of Daytime takes her biggest risk yet by leaving the confines of her syndicated network gig and taking her show to her own cable network. And I wouldn't bet against her.*
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The magazine recently laid off the majority of its online staff in yet another example of the shrinking of black media during this recession.
*We'd put up a picture, but c'mon, we all know what Oprah looks like.