Media - Newspaper & Magazine

Explore Dr. Carolyn West's newpaper and magazine publication, to learn more about her life-long studies into violence against Afican America women.

Newspaper / Internet Articles

 

Is Sexual Harassment Different from the Perspective of Black Women?

Black women, for instance, may remain silent when work collegues cross the line because of their more precarious position in the job market, which may make them feel they have too much to lose by speaking out.  Read More...

 

RAD Training Creates Survivors

RAD, which is Rape Agression Defense training, enables women to prepare themselves in a stressful situation for fight or flight. Learning many things from RAD women learn simple techniques that could save lives in an attack situation.  Read More...

 

Researcher Sites Negative Influences of Hip Hop

Rap and Hip-Hop music is not just entertainment, It's exploiting black adolescent girls and promoting unhealthy lifestyles.  Read More....

 

Trying to Break a Culture of Silence on Rape

Black women historically have had to carry the burden of the community.  They don't necessarily want to report a rape because they don't want the community viewed negatively.  This is a culture of silence.  Read More...

 

Godfather of Soul Accused of Spouse Abuse—Again

James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul," was back in jail on criminal domestic violence charges just two months after the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., awarded Brown a lifetime acheivement award.  Read More...

 

Students Discuss Sexual Violence

A discussion entitled "Violence in the Lives of Black Women" marked the third night of events as part of Harvard's annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) week, an initiative to increase awareness about sexual violence.  Read More...

 

'Web of Trauma' a Burden for Blacks

Dr. Carolyn West, psychology professor, who examines domestic violence among African Americans, says it is a much-understudied area, one deserving close examination if families affected by the problem are to be healed.  Read More...

 

Professor Resigns Under Fire...Two at UMSL allege sexual harassment

Facing the potential dismissal, a tentured professor at the University at St. Louis who was accused of sexually harrassing women students has resigned.  The two women students had complained formally to university officals that Professor Orlofsky touched them in a familiar manner, commented on their clothing and bodies, pressed them to socialize with him, inquired about their personal lives and made sexually suggestive comments.  Read More...

 

 

Magazine Articles

 

Essence Follow the Spirit - What Their Saying

Entertainment insiders, thinkers and consumers candidly discuss hip-hop's outlook on Black women's sexuality.  Read More...

 

Relationship Violence Strikes Campuses

West concurs with the view that society's ills are befalling college campuses and that women have been the frequent victims at historically Black colleges and universities.  Read More...

 

Taking It To The Hill

APA's Public Interest Government Relations Office has been working with federal llaws - that prevent and protect people from violence and abuse across the lifespan. Read More...

 

Healing_Communities, Dr. Carolyn West Brings Domestic Issues to Light

In an interview with Colors of Influence, Dr. West talks about the complex issue of domestic violence and offers suggestions about effective ways to stop the hurting.  Read More...

 

Television

Keepin’ It Real Show

Hosted by Gil Knowles, Dr. Carolyn West presents a discussion on Dating violence on historical Black college campuses.  Watch Now...