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We Don't Trust the Criminal Justice System Until It Clears a Black Man of Sexual Assault. Then We're All In We Don't Trust the Criminal Justice System Until It Clears a Black Man of Sexual Assault. Then We're All In

In what I imagine will eventually be a very regretful decision on her part, Angela Rye—noted #BlackGirlMagic trumpeter, public speaker, CNN contributor and women’s empowerment scion—decided to jump out the window in defense of her “brother,” Charlamagne Tha God (CTG).

Rep. Louie Gohmert Defends Rep. Jim Jordan Against Claims That He Knew of OSU Wrestler’s Sexual Abuse by Saying They ‘Were Adults’ Rep. Louie Gohmert Defends Rep. Jim Jordan Against Claims That He Knew of OSU Wrestler’s Sexual Abuse by Saying They ‘Were Adults’

The sexual-assault apologists just keep on coming out of the GOP woodwork. On Monday, Rep. Louie Gohmert defended his Republican brethren Jim Jordan of Ohio against allegations that he knew about reported abuse during his time as a wrestling coach at Ohio State University and did nothing to stop it.

Sil Lai Abrams Accuses Russell Simmons, A.J. Calloway of Sexual Assault, Slams NBC for Silencing Her Voice: Report [Updated] Sil Lai Abrams Accuses Russell Simmons, A.J. Calloway of Sexual Assault, Slams NBC for Silencing Her Voice: Report [Updated]

Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5:32 p.m. EDT: Attorneys for both Russell Simmons and A.J. Calloway have sent statements of denials to The Root.

Glamour Magazine’s College Women of Year Make It Clear: We Should All Be Fighting for Change Glamour Magazine’s College Women of Year Make It Clear: We Should All Be Fighting for Change

This generation is filled with young women willing to fight for change. (Because seriously, who else is going to fight for us?)

Survey Says: How Are Men Really Processing #MeToo? Survey Says: How Are Men Really Processing #MeToo?

Since it hit the mainstream last fall, the #MeToo movement has sent shockwaves through our collective consciousness, revealing predators in some of our most respected positions and forcing all of us to re-evaluate our behavior. But despite how pervasive the phrase has become, would you be shocked to know that 41…

Bill Cosby to Be Sentenced in September  Bill Cosby to Be Sentenced in September 

Bill Cosby is scheduled to be sentenced in September after being convicted of drugging and molesting former Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand.

Kansas Finally Bans Cops From Forcing Suspects to Have Sex Because ... Yes, a Cop Reportedly Raped Black Women for Years Kansas Finally Bans Cops From Forcing Suspects to Have Sex Because ... Yes, a Cop Reportedly Raped Black Women for Years

Even though they are busy serving as bouncers at Starbucks, crashing black cookouts and shooting black people in the face, police officers around the country often find time to have sex with the people they are arresting.

Trump Knew Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Was an Alleged Sexual Abuser in 2013: Report Trump Knew Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Was an Alleged Sexual Abuser in 2013: Report

President Donald Trump reportedly knew that Eric Schneiderman, the former New York attorney general, was accused of sexually abusing two women back in 2013. It was news that was kept under wraps until recently, when four women came forward to claim in a New Yorker report that they were the victims of sexual assault…

Netflix Producer Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Rape and Physical Assault in New Lawsuit Netflix Producer Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Rape and Physical Assault in New Lawsuit

A Netflix series producer has filed a lawsuit against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein that alleges five years of rape, plus physical and verbal abuse—treatment she endured under repeated threats that Weinstein would end her career.

Police Say Alabama Creeper Broke Into Home and Stole Women’s Underwear Hours After Attempting Sexual Assault on Another Victim Police Say Alabama Creeper Broke Into Home and Stole Women’s Underwear Hours After Attempting Sexual Assault on Another Victim

Tuscaloosa, Ala., police arrested an alleged creeper on the University of Alabama campus early Tuesday morning after reports that someone on campus had attempted to sexually assault a UA student as she was jogging. Police say the young man they apprehended, 19-year-old John Everett Threadgill, himself a University of…

Washington, DC, Police Officer Arrested on Charges He Had Sex With 14-Year-Old Girl From Dating App Washington, DC, Police Officer Arrested on Charges He Had Sex With 14-Year-Old Girl From Dating App

Nathan Clinkscale, a 25-year-old Washington, D.C., police officer, was arrested Monday and charged with a third-degree sex offense after allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: Time’s Up Staged a Tribeca Takeover

Saturday was a day of reckoning at the Tribeca Film Festival as voices from the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements brought their message of survival, empowerment and advocacy from Hollywood to New York City. Oscar-winning actresses Julianne Moore and Lupita Nyong’o, Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo, actresses Jurnee…

Watch: ‘If You Think That You’ve Aged Out of Justice, Think Again’—Gabrielle Union Speaks on Cosby’s Conviction

Gabrielle Union, a rape survivor and vocal advocate for sexual assault victims, shares her thoughts on Bill Cosby’s conviction: “There’s a lot of people who should be very, very worried because justice is coming for you.”

Bill Cosby Wasn’t ‘Publicly Lynched’; He Hanged Himself Bill Cosby Wasn’t ‘Publicly Lynched’; He Hanged Himself

Just hours after Bill Cosby was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, his publicists were busy making the media rounds. Publicist Andrew Wyatt called his recent guilty verdict a “public lynching,” and publicist Ebonee Benson invoked the story of Emmett Till—whose accuser, Carolyn Bryant Donham,…

Watch: The Downfall of Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby was found guilty Thursday of all three charges in the sole criminal trial brought against him concerning former athlete Andrea Constand. The jury’s decision came after dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct and years of public debate over Cosby’s conduct.

Life Comes at You Fast and Your Faves Are Probably All Trash Life Comes at You Fast and Your Faves Are Probably All Trash

When I woke up this morning, I planned on writing about (actually, I did write about) what was probably going through Nas’ mind as Kanye continued to go on his alienate-the-black-community Twitter spree. With albums set to release in June by Nas, Cudi, Pusha T and Teyana Taylor, I figured that none of them could be…

New Accuser Says R. Kelly Gave Her an STD  New Accuser Says R. Kelly Gave Her an STD 

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.”

Can We Talk? Viola Davis Speaks of Survival at the Power of Women Luncheon  Can We Talk? Viola Davis Speaks of Survival at the Power of Women Luncheon 

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.

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