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Domestic Violence Victims Need a Place to Heal

A transitional center is helping women of color reinvent their lives

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WWhen Brittany Smith, 23, was gunned down by her boyfriend in a Houston hotel last October, the case garnered local and national headlines. Her killer also took his own life, but one person survived: Smith’s son, then just four years old, who was reportedly the one who…




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Donna M. Owens

Donna M. Owens

Award-winning digital, print and broadcast journalist. https://www.linkedin.com/in/donna-m-owens-15627658

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