I LOVE LOVE LOVE Elise T, but in making a video to attract tourists to Charleston, we could not have used a local singer? Hello Darius Rucker?
Elise was born and raise in New Jersey.
and This very slick well produced commercial shows Charleston to be almost lily white.
In the 300 ways you could talk about loving Charleston, loving the Gullah/Geechee culture and the rich heritage of the Black culture here, did not get mentioned at all.
I just find it rather odd, to "white-wash" a town built so much on black heritage and culture.
Another reason that so many women die at the hands of their domestic partners may be that if My Sister's House still has the foolish policy that women who may have used a substance or alcohol are not allowed into the shelter. This keeps many women in need from seeking help there. The stress of being beaten or worst by a partner, is stress making and at times these women may use a substance to anesthetize themselves from the pain and stress.
Also the policy that women with sons over the age of 12 cannot bring their child to the shelter also will keep a woman from seeking help there.
If you have those problems and you know you will be turned away, a woman may feel she has no alternative than to stay and pray for it to get better.
This state should, must have another alternative where the whole woman with all the issues that come with being a battered wife can seek help, be safe and keep her children with her, for they too are victims of the domestic violence as well, even if they have not been hit. Ms Raven said, "...they need to know is it's not their fault and no one deserves abuse." So true, So let them not be re-abused by being turned away from the only help in town.
congrats to these two fine artists and great guys! Everyone with eyes should see this show. This is a gift to Charleston.
This is a great idea. Congratulations all! This is long over due. I pray the public supports this venture. I saw the show this weekend it was world class.
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