Video: Beyond Chris Brown & Rihanna

Monday, February 16th, 2009

*Late Pass*

Jay Smooth sits down with Elizabeth Mendez Berry, author of the Vibe magazine feature “Love Hurts” about domestic violence in Hip-Hop.

Please note: After this was filmed, Elizabeth contacted Jay to correct a statistic that she quoted during the interview:


“Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for
African-American women ages 15 to 45 and the seventh leading cause of premature death for U.S. women overall.” SOURCE: National Institute of Justice (division of the Bureau of Justice), http:// www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/jr000250e.pdf