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Neil deGrasse Tyson Retains Position as Director of Hayden Planetarium After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Onward18) Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will retain his position as the director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History after the museum has concluded its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. According to the New York Times, the museum released the […]

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Trump Team Says Video Clears Him of Nonconsensual Kiss Claim; Other Side Says Not So Fast

Photo: Getty A video of an encounter between Donald Trump and a then campaign aide clears him of her claims that he kissed her without consent, lawyers for Trump say, while the woman’s attorney says otherwise. Trump lawyer Charles Harder released a 15-second video to the media this week, saying it clearly shows Alva Johnson, […]

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Black Women Are More Likely to Be Sexually Harassed on the Job, a Study Finds

Photo: iStock Reports of sexual harassment in the workplace are down among women overall, but the decline is far less steep among black women, signaling they are at greater risk. That’s according to a study published in the journal Gender, Work and Organization and written by New Jersey researchers Dan Cassino of Fairleigh Dickinson University […]

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On Lena Waithe and the Danger of Pinning Your Creative Authenticity to Your Activism

Photo: Mike Coppola (Getty Images) When it was announced that rising actor Jason Mitchell—known for his performances in Straight Outta Compton, Mudbound and The Chi—had not only been released from his contract as a series regular on The Chi but was removed from an upcoming Netflix film (and dropped by his agent and manager), the […]

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Chicago Judge Accused of Asking a Court Reporter ‘How Much’ for Sex, Attempting to Kiss a Cop in a #MeToo Case of Judicial Proportions

Photo: iStock In a case of #MeToo at the judicial level, a Chicago judge abused his power with a series of women with whom he came into contact on the job, including asking a court reporter “how much money” it would take for her to have sex with him, trying to kiss a police officer, […]

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Tarana Burke Says Ava DuVernay Was ‘The Only One’ of Many Prominent Black Women Who Would Go on Record Against R. Kelly

Ava DuVernay, left, poses Tarana Burke, at the Ms. Foundation 30th Annual Gloria Awards at Capitale on May 3, 2018 in New York City. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images for The Foundation for Women) As I write this, there is still a debate waging in one of our comments sections over whether filmmaker Ava DuVernay […]

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The Chi Showrunner Says ‘Everyone Was Well Aware’ of Jason Mitchell Misconduct Allegations. We Say Tiffany Boone Deserved Better

Tiffany Boone as Jerrika and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in THE CHI (Season 2, Episode 07, “Blind Eye”).Photo: Parrish Lewis (Showtime) Following news of actor Jason Mitchell’s misconduct allegations, it looks like a public statement has finally been issued by the staff of Showtime’s The Chi. Due to the allegations, Mitchell was removed from the […]

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