October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I would be remiss if I did not address this very real issue in our communities.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic Violence (DV) is abuse that occurs by one partner against the other to obtain and maintain control over the other partner and the relationship. Domestic violence is also known to some people as intimate partner violence (IPV). DV can be physical and/or psychological. We must remember that race and culture does not exempt from anyone from experiencing DV.