Diversity Needed for NFL Domestic Violence Board

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It’s not enough that the NFL has established a domestic violence advisory board, which is why the Black Women’s Roundatable is lobbying for inclusion of Black domestic violence experts to be part of the committee.

On Wednesday, October 1, members of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network will meet with NFL executives at the league’s headquarters in New York.

The meeting is a result of a letter addressed to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell from the women’s organization. A petition was also started on and has gained more than 2,900 signatures thus far.

According to a press release, while 66 percent of NFL players are Black, there are no Black women on the newly created domestic violence advisory board, which was appointed to assist with helping the league develop policies to eradicate domestic violence.