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A lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, in California claims the actor had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with Salim Akil, who has produced and directed episodes of BET’s The Game and Being Mary Jane, as well as the CW’s Black Lightning, and the 2012 film Sparkle. In…

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill on Sunday apologized to a woman who came forward with a rape allegation in 1994 but was discredited by police, saying the department let her down “in almost every possible way.” In a letter, O’Neill offered the woman his “heartfelt apology for all aspersions […]

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Looks like that 2003 rape allegation has caught up to Kobe Bryant after all these years.

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When discussing America’s police state, we often talk about “black bodies.” The conversation is peppered with words like “brutality” and “police violence.” But no one talks about another brutal act of violence committed by law enforcement figures. We have known about it for years but have mostly overlooked it.…

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  If you see something, say something. It’s a message you’ve heard or read throughout buses, subways, and airports in order to keep public spaces safe. But behind closed doors, this idea might be a bit more challenging. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, which first began in 1981 as a way to connect advocates […]

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A Maryland police officer was arrested Monday evening and charged with raping a woman during a police stop after a friend of the victim caught the officer in the act.

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Less than a month after Al Franken was accused of groping a woman, the U.S. senator from Minnesota resigned from his seat under pressure from his Democratic colleagues. Two months have passed since Rep. Keith Ellison, also a Democrat from Minnesota, was accused of assaulting a woman. He is still deputy chairman of the…

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  NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan’s district attorney has decided to drop part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein. The development was announced in court Thursday with Weinstein looking on. The tossed charge involves allegations made by one of the three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans, who was among the first women to […]

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On Wednesday, Oct. 10, some of the most visible female activists of our generation joined forces to give their thanks, support and love to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her Sept. 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, compelling testimony that was nonetheless unable to thwart the confirmation of…

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To say that Amandla Stenberg is one of the voices of her generation would be an understatement. At only 19, the star of the acclaimed film adaptation of The Hate U Give has repeatedly demonstrated a depth and social awareness belying her age. And in a painfully candid and nuanced op-ed published Saturday by Teen Vogue

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If you’re active on social media, you may have been greeted with a very important anniversary this morning: the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement. Yay!

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A preliminary Board of Regents investigation found that former Savannah State University Police Chief James Barnwell and Sgt. Nathaniel Copeland violated the university’s sexual harassment policy.

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The week-long FBI investigation into sexual misconduct claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has concluded. The report was finished Thursday (for comparison, the search for Russian Collusion and Barack Obama’s real birth certificate is still ongoing). Here’s everything we know.

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Did you hear? Kobe Bryant is a body-care guru now. Partnering with a pair of business-bro whipdicks and a smattering of pro athletes, including NBA MVP James Harden, he’s launching a line of beauty products for athletes and men who want to pretend they are athletes. Here’s a link to an article about it from Women’s

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Aqueelha James, D.C. school system, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Muriel Bowser, News, Roosevelt High School, Sexual Assault, Top Stories, Washington D.C. -

D.C. high school principal Aqueelha James is in hot water and has been put on administrative leave, due to her inappropriate reaction to a student's claim of sexual assault.

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Bill Cosby's first meal, after being sentenced to three-10 years for sexual assault, has been revealed and it's painfully ironic.

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  Bill Cosby is in trouble again. This time, it’s for unpaid legal bills totaling more than $282,000. Last week, law firm Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis filed a complaint against Cosby, demanding payment for the outstanding legal fees that have accrued since June 2017, according to CBS News. The complaint was filed on Sept. […]

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Brett Kavanaugh, Fox News, Kevin Jackson, News, Politics, Sexual Assault, Video -

  Kevin Jackson was shown the door at Fox News, following an offensive series of tweets where he attacked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s other accusers as “lying skanks” during yesterday’s hearing. “Kevin Jackson has been terminated as a contributor,” a Fox News spokesperson told Variety. “His comments on […]

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@AP, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, News, Politics, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sexual Assault, Video -

Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes.

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A Washington, D.C., high school principal was recorded mocking a student’s sexual assault claim made last June, according to a lawsuit and an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post.

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Bill Cosby, News, O.J. Simpson, Sexual Assault, Video -

O.J Simpson is calling for Bill Cosby to be put on house arrest instead of going to jail - for his own safety.

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Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, News, Politics, Sexual Assault, Supreme Court, Video -

  Christine Blasey Ford declared Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as he and a friend shared “uproarious laughter” in a locked room at a 1980s high school gathering, recounting her allegations to the Senate Judiciary Committee and a riveted nation in a drama that threatens to derail Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Her account, […]

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Wednesday writer, professor and television host, Melissa Harris Perry joined in on the conversation by revealing her experience as a victim of rape.

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Bill Cosby, Cosby Show, News, Pound Cake, Sexual Assault -

After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention.

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#MeToo, Bill Cosby, Black Community, Brett Kavanaugh, MSNBC, News, Opinion, Politics, Sexual Assault, Sirius, The Culture, Top Stories, Zerlina Maxwell -

Zerlina Maxwell knows why she didn’t report it. Maxwell was just about to start her first year of law school when she says she was attacked by someone she knew. The crushing weight of fear and the pounding worry of a possible trial was a burden she couldn’t carry.  She reported the incident to the […]

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Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, News, Sexual Assault, Supreme Court, Video -

  The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by a third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said Wednesday, in yet another potential blow to his prospects for Senate confirmation. As in the allegations by his two previous accusers, the latest incidents are alleged to have occurred decades […]

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Bill Cosby, News, Prison, Sexual Assault, Video -

  Bill Cosby spent his first night in prison alone, in a single cell near the infirmary, as he began his three-to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. Corrections officials announced Wednesday that Cosby — now known as Inmate No. NN7687 — will serve his sentence at SCI Phoenix, a new state prison about 20 miles from […]

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@AP, Brett Kavanaugh, News, Politics, Sexual Assault, Supreme Court, Video -

President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday.

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@AP, Bill Cosby, Cosby conviction, News, Sexual Assault, Video -

A publicist for the once-beloved Bill Cosby complained that his conviction and three- to 10-year prison term for sexual assault stem from a racist and sexist justice system.

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  Former TV dad Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison Tuesday for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Costand at his Pennsylvania home 14 years ago and the public expressed mixed feelings about it. Costand is one of 60 women who accused the man who used to play Cliff Huxtable on the Cosby […]

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