Yesterday Mary J Blige opened a domestic violence shelter for women in New York. Domestic violence has always been at the forefront of Mary J Blige's life. She has always said that her dad used to beat her mom regularly before one day the father just walked out and abandoned the family.
In an interview with CNN yesterday she said, “All age ranges will be able to come to this center. Women from all walks of life, not just women from poverty-stricken areas. Whatever it is, they'll be able to come here. There are gonna be psychologists here, doctors here, day care centers here. Anything that you need or they need to be able to better themselves is here for them.”
It sounds like a place that every city should have and hopefully this will inspire other celebrities and people with money to do the same thing.
“That's why I think as celebrities we're given this job. We're not given this job to just hold onto this stuff and die with it. We're given this job to be able to touch someone and say, 'me, too,' because they look up to us and look to us for help and guidance and want to be able to relate to us.”
Unfortunately Mary most celebrities don't think the way you do and their main in goal is to try and show us they are better than the rest of us because they happen to sing or be on television.