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October 7, 2015

When Silence Is Violence

While I advocate for the detection of victims of IPV in health care settings, it is even more important that each of us in this society, as neighbors, friends, parents, and siblings, become aware of this atrocity in our midst, and pledge the abandonment of bystander status when it comes to stopping violence.

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Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Kimberly "Lil Kim" Jones made her music debut with Junior M.A.F.I.A. on the 1995 album 'Conspiracy.' With the guided help from Notorious B.I.G. the group went on to release the hit singles such as 'Get Money' and 'Players Anthem.'

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"All females should have the right to be cocky and boast about what they do. One person might be the best at what they do. Trina is the best at what she does. She's the baddest bitch in the South. Missy is the baddest bitch, I'm the baddest bitch. It's gotta be love for the next person - love and work. It's art. At the end of the day, it is what it is." - Dec. '07, MTV

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The 'Moulin Rouge' track went on to win a 2002 Grammy Award for 'Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals,' in addition to topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2001.

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