So it looks like Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together. A source tells People Magazine that the loving couple was seen together at Sean Combs' mansion. So, after the world was throwing daggers at Chris Brown for being a horrid, classic abusive black man, little Mz Rihanna was somewhere in Guyana, in between healing her wounds, trying to figure out how to get back to that allegedly tyrannical boyfriend. Now I don't know Rihanna or Chris. They're not relatives, friends, or acquaintances. They're Pop Icons who have inspired public discourse.
I said this last week and I'll say it again: women and others should be trying to school other women about domestic abuse. We spend way too much time hanging men in trees; but where's the urgent advocacy to educate women? You know, to point out their patterns in this abuse game? To shake them out of the victim daze and put them into action toward recovery? The media and others should have been using this time to open that wound called "Women in Abuse" instead of throwing hate darts at Chris Brown 24-7. But nobody's interested in that. Cut to: Rihanna and her boy Chris schmoozing it up at Sean Combs' mansion by the sea.
Keith Josef Adkins is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and social commentator.