Sexual Assault

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Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Discrimination

Organizers of the international action call for “an end to the sexual harassment, discrimination and the systemic racism” they say pervades the tech giant’s culture.

Black women march in multicolored coats and clothes while holding tan banner with black text reading "WE RISE" and "The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman" and "#MuteRKelly" in front of grey building and sky.

Black Women Swap Horror Stories in 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Lifetime’s upcoming docuseries features more than 50 interviews with survivors, commentators and Kelly’s family that speak to his alleged sexual abuse of Black girls and women.

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Tarana Burke Guest Edits Essence Magazine's #MeToo Issue

“It was my deepest honor to be able to partner with this legacy magazine to shine a light on the issues around sexual violence that are directly affecting Black women.”

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This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

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Lisa Borders Plans to Take Time's Up to the Next Level

The former head of the WNBA talks about her new role as the Time’s Up initiative’s president and CEO.

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Alicia Keys, Esperanza Spalding to Perform at Brett Kavanaugh Protest

Artists and activists will gather outside the Supreme Court to protest Kavanaugh’s advancing candidacy for SCOTUS justice.

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Watch as Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate

Three women have now come forward with allegations against President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

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Time's Up on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Christine Blasey Ford says the Trump nominee sexually assaulted her. The Time’s Up movement says the judge should not be appointed to the highest court in the land.

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Naima Ramos-Chapman Fights Patriarchy, Misogynoir On Screen

From “And Nothing Happened” to “Random Acts of Flyness,” the filmmaker’s work often centers Black women whose lives have been interrupted by violence.

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Lyric Cabral to Direct R. Kelly Documentary

The “T(error)” filmmaker’s upcoming documentary draws from BuzzFeed News’ reporting on the singer’s alleged sexual abuse of Black women and girls.

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Workers File Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald's

The women and teenagers say they were afraid to speak out for fear of being fired.

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Junot Díaz Opens Up About Sexual Abuse, Healing in New Essay

“More than being Dominican, more than being an immigrant, more, even, than being of African descent, my rape defined me.”

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The New Normal: #MeToo, I Am Heard

“Men sexually harassed women because they could. Women are talking today because, in this new era, we finally can.”

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WATCH: Why Roy Moore's Racism, Homophobia and Alleged Sexual Relations With Teenagers Should Bar Him From Congress

Moore wants to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. Democracy Now! breaks down the Republican candidate’s record.

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ICYMI: Gabrielle Union Laments Empathy Gap Between Black and White Survivors

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have showed historically and continued to show.”

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'Silence Breakers' of Color Among Those Named Time 'Person of the Year'

Time honored #MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke and other women who embraced her campaign’s message in their own battles against sexual violence.

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John Conyers Jr. Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

The “dean” of the House maintains that the allegations leveled against him are false.

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Ethics Committee Launches Investigation Into John Conyers Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Detroit Free Press on the Michigan Representative: “He should resign his position and allow the investigation into his behavior to unfold without the threat that it would render him, and the people he now represents, effectively voiceless.”

What I Learned From #MeToo: Stop the Instant, Harsh Critiquing [OP-ED]

RaceBaitr editor Arielle Iniko Newton admits she was quick to dismiss #MeToo. Here, she reflects on how harsh, premature critiques of the online, decentralized campaigns so many of us use can hinder our growth.

Sexual assault survivor Amita Swadhin testifies against Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation on January 11, 2017.

Hear From the Sexual Assault Survivor Who Testified Against Jeff Sessions

Amita Swadhin: “I agreed to testify because it’s really important for there to be public record that there was resistance to his nomination both from the grassroots along with our allies who are elected officials.”