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CBS Anchor James Brown Addresses Domestic Violence In Sports

Here's The Real Issue

The firing of NFL player Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiance Janay Palmer in an elevator has sparked conversations about why Janay married him, whether a “private matter” deserves to be punished (spoiler alert: yes it does), whether a football player’s drug use is as bad as brutally attacking vulnerable women, and just about every other topic under the sun. The one thing that hasn’t been touched on much is the issue that actually matters: teaching men not to hit women in the first place, and holding them accountable when they do. Last night before a Steelers-Ravens football game, CBS anchor James Brown finally said what every coward at the NFL has avoided saying. Brown asked men to take responsibility for their actions, and talked about the hostile environment that encourages men in sports to use violence in the first place. He suggested that the most productive use of all the anger this situation has sparked would be to help women who suffer from domestic violence. His words were a major relief after a week of watching pundits talk in circles. You can read a transcript here. [Uproxx; Deadspin]

Eight Songs To Make You Spend (Without Saint Nick)

I can’t stand Christmas music. After a weeks worth of shopping I’m already up to my eyeballs in “Silver Bells” and “Feliz Navidad.” Don’t get me wrong, I love buying gifts, but if I hear one more light jazz rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock,” I’m going to lose it. There are plenty of non-Christmas celebrating shoppers out there, slowly being tortured by seasonal elevator music — the Heebs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jehovah Witnesses, Atheists, Taoists….well, you get the point. Still, since it’s our job, if we have the means, to help boost the economy, I would just like to suggest some tracks to the retailers out there, unless they want me to do my holiday shopping at home — where I can blast my own awesome non-denominational music. Now, let’s get in the mood to spend with these hot holiday-free jams that revel in consumerism…

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Yes, You Can!

Movies about real people are inspiring, but screenwriters and actors dilute their stories a bit by making them “Hollywood,” in my opinion. That’s why Young @ Heart is going to be amazing. It’s a documentary showing a real group of senior citizens who sing cool songs from Coldplay, The Clash, James Brown, and more. I have been waiting for this movie for months — the trailer gives me goose bumps. Luckily, it’s playing in theaters starting tomorrow. [Young @ Heart Chorus] Keep reading »

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