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$44 Million Civil Settlement Reportedly in Works in Harvey Weinstein Case

Harvey WeinsteinPhoto: Drew Angerer (Getty) Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a $44 million deal to settle claims brought against him by women accusing him of sexual harassment, creditors to his now-defunct movie studio, and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. According to the Los Angeles Times, citing people familiar with the […]

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#MeToo Movement Takes On the Big Mac of Sexual Harassment Claims

In this Sept. 4, 2014, photo, protesters block traffic on Mack Avenue in Detroit as part of a national protest to push fast-food chains to pay their employees at least $15 an hour. The labor group Fight for $15 is now backing sexual harassment claims against fast food behemoth McDonald’s in the latest push to […]

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#MeToo: Tarana Burke Bolts From Sexual Violence Forum at FAMU in Dispute With the HBCU

Tarana BurkePhoto: Getty #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke abruptly ended a sexual violence forum at Florida A&M University after getting into a verbal altercation with a FAMU employee. Burke along with professor and influencer Yaba Blay were wrapping up their presentation when Burke and an unnamed FAMU employee had words regarding a program to end […]

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#MeToo: Tarana Burke Bolts From Sexual Violence Forum at FAMU in Dispute With HBCU

Tarana BurkePhoto: Getty #MeToo founder and activist Tarana Burke abruptly ended a sexual violence forum at Florida A&M University after getting into a verbal altercation with a FAMU employee. Burke along with professor and influencer Yaba Blay were wrapping up their presentation when Burke and an unnamed FAMU employee had words regarding a program to […]

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Tarana Burke’s #MeTooHBCU Tour Is Creating a Safe Space for Students to Speak Out

Activist and Me Too founder Tarana Burke sits in the center of the safe circle gathering of campus activists at the Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center in Atlanta on April 9.Photo: Courtesy of Me Too It’s no newsflash to us that the broader #MeToo movement has looked very different for black women. National […]

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Don’t Believe the Hype? Cosby Claims He Never Settled

Photo: (Mark Makela/Getty Images Just hours after news spread that Bill Cosby settled the defamation lawsuit brought against him, Cosby’s spokesman says it’s all corruption. For those of Us just crawling out from under the rocks, Cosby is serving a three to 10 year prison sentence after 50+ women accused America’s Favorite Patriarch-turned-Pariah of sexual […]

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Oh, Joe: Biden Jokes About Personal Space Called Tone-Deaf

Photo: Getty Jokes Joe Biden made Friday about whether he had permission to hug someone had some questioning whether he’s really taking the issue of violating people’s space seriously. As expectations continue to rise that the former vice president will make a run for president in 2020, there is concern that the 76-year-old may be […]

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Surviving Justin Fairfax? Accuser Calls Foul on Lt. Gov.’s Tears About Being ‘Lynched’

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin FairfaxPhoto: Associated Press Oprah’s bestie has done it again, casting a spotlight on yet another sordid tale of sexual assault by garnering a sitdown with one of the major players at the heart of the Justin Fairfax story. Last month, Gayle King shone the harsh light on perpetually accused R. Kelly. […]

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Lena Waithe Discusses the Difficulty of Losing Black Heroes in the #MeToo Era

With Bill Cosby going to prison for sexual assault in September, followed by documentaries on R. Kelly and Michael Jackson’s alleged criminal sexual behavior, the #MeToo movement hit the black community. It’s led to countless conversations around the protection of abusive black men and how to contend with legacies that helped define black culture when […]

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The ‘Me Too.’ Movement Makes Moves, Launching an HBCU Tour This Spring

Tarana Burke speaks onstage during The 2019 MAKERS Conference at Monarch Beach Resort on February 8, 2019 in Dana Point, California.Photo: Vivien Killilea (Getty Images for MAKERS) As the discussion around sexual violence continues and we collectively consider how best to combat it at its roots, education is key—as is accountability. With that in mind, […]

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How Did We Get Here, Terry Crews?

Terry Crews attends NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 14 Kick-Off on March 11, 2019 in Pasadena, California. Photo: Amy Sussman (Getty Images) Remember when Tyra Banks spoke for America and bellowed a “We were all rooting for you!” cry to America’s Next Top Model contestant Tiffany? Today, let’s direct that energy to one Mr. Terry […]

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Winter Is Coming: Trump’s Female Opposition Will Be Wearing White to the State of the Union

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) talks to fellow members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) When Donald Trump approaches the podium to wheeze through his sad little State of the Union address Tuesday night (when most of us […]

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Will Hollywood Listen to GLAAD’s Bold Stand Against Bryan Singer?

It seemed like the controversy surrounding Bohemian Rhapsody’s initial director, Bryan Singer, reached a whole new level on Wednesday when a scathing report from The Atlantic detailed four new allegations of sexual assault against him. It lead to the GLAAD announcing on Thursday in an exclusive with Variety that they pulled the Queen biopic from […]

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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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Leaving Neverland, a Documentary Based on Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Michael Jackson, to Premiere at Sundance 2019

Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in […]

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Leaving Neverland, a Documentary Based on Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Michael Jackson, to Premiere at Sundance 2019 [Updated]

Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in […]

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R. Kelly Threatens to File Federal Lawsuit Against Lifetime If It Airs Documentary 

R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) The much-anticipated night of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has come and right on schedule, Robert Kelly is threatening legal action. According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against Lifetime […]

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R. Kelly Threatens to File Federal Lawsuit Against Lifetime If It Airs Documentary [Updated]

R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) The much-anticipated night of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has come, and right on schedule, Robert Kelly is threatening legal action. According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against Lifetime […]

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Salim Akil Accuser Amber Dixon Brenner Says Love Is ____ Cancellation is ‘A Bit of an Acknowledgement’ of What She’s Been Through

Actress Amber Dixon Brenner attends the premiere of RADiUS and The Weinstein Company’s ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ on June 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images) Hearts were broken when OWN announced the cancellation of its romantic drama, Love Is ___, supposedly inspired by the real life love story of Mara Brock […]

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