Sexual Assault

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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 [OPINION]

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.”

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Milwaukee Officer Who Killed Sylville Smith Fired for Sexual Assault Charges

The complaint against Dominique Heaggan-Brown came two days after he fatally shot Smith and sparked an uprising in Milwaukee.

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Pu**y Grabs Back Protests Spread Nationwide

The grassroots day of action says #GOPHandsOffMe ahead of the final presidential debate.

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#GOPHandsOffMe Protest Co-Organizer: 'This is Just the Beginning'

We spoke to co-organizer Jodeen Olguín-Tayler about why it was important to bring together a multiracial group of women—including sexual assault survivors—to protest the Republican presidential nominee.

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Gabrielle Union Understands Why You Might Skip 'The Birth of a Nation'

Union, who is featured in the movie, says she sympathizes with those who opted not to see it in reaction to director Nate Parker’s 1999 rape case and his handling of the fallout.

READ: Afrika Bambaataa's Accusers Detail Alleged Sexual Assaults and Cover-up

VICE’s new music issue features in-depth accounts from three of the men who accused the hip-hop pioneer of sexual assault. 

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Nate Parker Talks Rape Case in '60 Minutes,' 'Good Morning America' Interviews

In the run up to “The Birth of a Nation’s” premiere this Friday, director Nate Parker addressed his infamous 1999 rape trial in two separate television interviews, declaring his innocence and his desire to shift attention toward the film.

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WATCH: White House Tackles Disproportionate Suspension Rates for Girls of Color

The White House Council on Women and Girls also collaborated with other agencies and organizations to create a toolkit to teach administrators trauma-informed approaches to handling discipline and sexual assault.

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Gabrielle Union Hopes Nate Parker Case, Movie Will 'Open Up The Conversation'

Union, an actress and rape survivor who stars in “The Birth of a Nation,” addressed her co-star Nate Parker’s 1999 case in a candid new op-ed.

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From Support to Horror, The World Reacts to Nate Parker's Resurrected Sexual Assault Case

Revived focus on a 17-year-old sexual assault case involving Parker and his “The Birth of a Nation” co-writer Jean Celestin—and the revelation that their accuser took her own life in 2012—has initiated a public conversation about rape and race.

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Brian Banks on Brock Turner's Sexual Assault Sentence: 'It's a Case Of Privilege'

Banks, a former football player who served six years in prison after being convicted for a now-recanted sexual assault, spoke to the New York Daily News about how the ex-Stanford University student’s lenient sentence embodies White privilege.

White High School Football Players Charged With Raping Black Teammate

A civil suit filed earlier this spring states that Dietrich, Idaho, school officials supported a racist environment in which the White athletes brutally attacked their teammate. 

Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial For Sexual Assault

The ruling came two days after the Associated Press published new excerpts from a 2005-2006 deposition.