Tag: andrea kelly

Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence? 

Today, conversations about sexual violence and harassment towards women have infiltrated popular culture, the news and beyond. But despite the prevalence of sexual violence towards black girls and women, we remain almost invisible in these conversations. You see, the legacy of sexual violence towards black women, and our subsequent silencing runs deep. In her seminal […]

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After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

Survivor Jerhonda Pace, Surviving R. KellyScreenshot: Lifetime (YouTube) It was three nights of television that rocked the black community—surprising since they detailed approximately three decades of well-known allegations of predation, exploitation and abuse by R&B artist R. Kelly. But if Lifetime’s record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly finally put a human face onto the collective trauma […]

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Cops Identify Person of Interest in Shooting Threat at Surviving R. Kelly Screening

Photo: Getty Police investigating a shooting threat at an R. Kelly documentary screening in New York City last week say they’ve identified a person of interest—someone who may have ties to Chicago, Kelly’s hometown. According to TMZ, police say the person who threatened to shoot up the Surviving R. Kelly documentary called in from a […]

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