Tarana Burke

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Facing Race Livestream: Watch Hari Kondabolu, Tarana Burke, adrienne maree brown and Many More!

Check out the keynotes and plenaries from Facing Race 2018.

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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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Don't Miss These Powerful 'Black Girls Rock!' Highlights

From speeches by Tarana Burke and Janet Jackson to an all-star tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, here are just a few reasons why this annual award show rocks.

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6 Black Feminists Speak Out About the Cosby Sexual Assault Conviction

In the moments after the Bill Cosby verdict, Colorlines asked six Black feminists to tell us how they felt about it. Here’s what Tarana Burke, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Jamilah Lemieux, Salamishah Tillet, Ayana Byrd and Monifa Bandele shared.

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Tarana Burke and Tiffany Haddish Cover Time's '100 Most Influential People' Issue

The activist and actress join Issa Rae, Chloe Kim and several other people of color on this year’s list of global changemakers.

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WATCH: Tarana Burke On How to Support the #MeToo Movement

The activist discussed the future of the movement for sexual violence survivors with Variety. 

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How Artists of Color Made Race Matter at the 90th Oscars

#OscarsALittleLessWhite?

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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Writes Memoir, 'Where the Light Enters'

“The book will also help readers understand the often overlooked historical connections of the role sexual violence plays in communities of color, specifically Black communities.”

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Tarana Burke, Ai-Jen Poo, Saru Jayaraman and Other Activists On Why They Appeared at the Golden Globes

“We believe that women of color, and women who have faced generations of exclusion—Black, Brown and Asian women, farmworkers and domestic workers, disabled women, undocumented, and queer and trans women—should be at the center of our solutions.”

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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.

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.

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WATCH: '#MeToo' Creator Tarana Burke on Resurgence of the Movement for Sexual Assault Survivors

“ ‘Me too’ is about using the power of empathy to stomp out shame.”

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On Nate Parker, Rape and the Perils of Double Consciousness [Opinion]

Writer and women’s rights advocate Tarana Burke on how her identity informs her view of “The Birth of a Nation” auteur’s 1999 rape case.