R. Kelly is facing yet another allegation of sexual misconduct, and this time, a new accuser says the R&B singer infected her with a sexually transmitted disease, as well as groomed her for his “sex cult.”
Viola Davis is known for her moving speeches—whether she’s speaking about social injustice or accepting well-deserved accolades in an industry in which she’s helping to ensure that black women soar.
Tarana Burke, who founded the #MeToo movement in 2006, came to New York City this week to let us know how we can be of value to the movement and how to protect everyone from “the disease of sexual violence.”
He was my dude, my nigga, my friend. The details of that night are mine to keep, a privacy I allow myself, even as I often openly share my childhood sexual trauma. This particular violation—rape—came at a crossroads in my life. I was figuring out two things: blackness and butchness, and trying hard to do “the most”…
On Monday a topless protester hopped a barricade at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial in Norristown, Pa. The protester, Nicolle Rochelle—who is a former actor on The Cosby Show—told reporters that she wanted to make Cosby uncomfortable because “that is exactly what he has been doing for decades to women.”
By now, it’s no secret that we’re serious admirers of Tarana Burke. Aside from birthing the #MeToo movement to help the young black and brown girls that she encountered as an activist, she has consistently shown unparalleled grace, generosity and commitment, no matter how high her profile continues to rise. As she…
Updated Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:13 a.m. EDT: It looks as if Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial has already hit a snag, with opening statements in the case being delayed Monday as Judge Steven O’Neill acknowledged that he intended to look into allegations that one of the jurors selected was overheard claiming that…
It’s clear that President Donald Trump has left shame way back in the place where his top hairs used to be—the distant past. But seriously, what shame? The ease with which lies roll off his forked tongue, and the fact that he chooses his advisers and Cabinet with the same criteria for a stay at a Holiday Inn Express,…
A former Maryland middle school aide was sentenced to 105 years in prison on federal child-pornography charges.
In August of last year, Texas attorney Samuel Cammack III published a disturbing and graphic video on his website in an effort to send shockwaves throughout Harris County and the entire state of Texas.
When Terry Crews opened up about an alleged sexual assault he experienced at the hands of WME agent Adam Venit in October, he understood the inherent risks: What if no one believes you? What if you can’t find work again? What if you’re ostracized from the industry?
Lisa Bonet finally has something to say about the sexual assault allegations against her former TV father, Bill Cosby, and it ain’t good, as one might expect.
Terry Crews did a brave thing in October when he took to Twitter to describe a sexual assault he endured during a Hollywood party. He stood in solidarity with the many women in Hollywood who have endured the same type of abuse from the white men who hold the power in the industry.
Bill Cosby is scheduled to be in court Monday in a bid to stop several of his accusers from testifying in his sexual assault retrial April 2.
The number of accusers claiming that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted them stands at 19. Nineteen women have come out to claim that before the president became the president, he was sexually inappropriate. The claims of these 19 women run the gamut from unwanted touching to unwanted kissing, and Trump’s…
When 53 percent of white women vote against their self-interests to elect a reality star to the highest office in the land, then no one can be surprised at the drama that ensues.
How do we count the ways we love Tarana Burke? The #MeToo founder has been rightfully getting her shine since the movement bearing the name she coined caught Hollywood’s attention last fall. In the months since, she has appeared on red carpets, been honored in Time magazine, and become a regular on the talk and news…
Police have taken 44-year-old Germaine Moore into custody after he apparently turned himself in to officers who had enlisted the public’s help in locating him.
Talk show host Wendy Williams has a long history of being problematic. Years before her success as a television host, she dominated New York City radio as a shock jock obsessed with celebrity gossip and provocative chitchat.
In an awards season full of gestures and platitudes in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many of us wondered how the music industry’s biggest night would acknowledge an issue that has also plagued its ranks.