Say the name "Ray Rice" and more than likely the image of violence between he and his then-fiancée Janay comes to mind.  There has been a lot of talk about the NFL's response to the issue of domestic violence, but we all know domestic violence is not new - nor is it limited to sports figures.  According to the Black Women's Roundtable's recent report, "Black Women in the United States, 2014", domestic violence is the leading cause of death for African American women ages 15-35. Black women comprise 8 percent of the population, yet they are 29% of domestic abuse victims and  22% of domestic violence homicide victims. African American women are two and a half times more likely to be murdered by domestic violence than white women.  Domestic violence is not a racial issue, it can affect women of all economic levels, races, ethnicities and religions.  However, it is impossible to ignore the impacts of racism, class, economic security and cultural differences when it comes to violence against women.   On the next Another View our experts will share their experience and knowledge of domestic violence with the hope of helping women to help themselves.  Our guests include Ruth Jones, Executive Director, YWCA-SHR; Larissa Sutherland, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Samaritan House; and Natalie Purdie, a domestic violence survivor.  Please join us for a conversation that could literally save someone's life,  Friday, October 3 at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, or stream us live from this blog!

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