Chris Brown offers advice to Ray Rice

 

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Singer Chris Brown has some words of advice for former NFL player Ray Rice regarding his domestic violence incident.

During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway Thursday, Brown talked about his own history with violence in response to Rice being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the league after TMZ Sports leaked a video showing the player punching his then-fiance Janay Rice. 

Chris Brown diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, PTSD

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On Friday, R&B entertainer Chris Brown was ordered to stay an additional two months in the California anger management rehab facility after being diagnosed with a mental illness.

Brown, who has been at the facility since the fall, was found to be suffering from bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe sleep deprivation

Chris Brown enters rehab after recent domestic dispute, faces possible prison time

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Chris Brown has checked into rehab amid a recent altercation with a man this past weekend. The star wants to “gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior.”

Brown was arrested Sunday on an assault charge, and could face possible prison time.

From CNN:

“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” said a statement Tuesday night from his representative. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”

Waverly High School: Why White Students Parodying Domestic Violence in Blackface is Problematic

By Tiff J

With the encouragement of faculty and the Waverly community, three students at the predominantly White Waverly High School in upstate New York , decided it’d be a great idea to don Blackface and parody Chris Brown’s infamous 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna as a homecoming pep rally skit.   

The re-enactment was apparently one of a series of pop-culture parodies performed at the high school as part of their annual “Mr. Waverly” competition, where male students jockey to get the loudest cheers from their peers. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the mere idea of mocking domestic violence while wearing Blackface is unfathomable on many levels and so should have signaled red flags for pep rally coordinators and faculty advisors. Domestic violence used as a vehicle for comedy (at a learning establishment no less) coupled with flagrantly racist undertones is especially troubling. That the skit was allowed to be carried out to fruition, without any intervention from school administrators, is flummoxing.