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Why Do Sexual Assault Victims Wait So Long To Speak Out? Take A Look At The Comments Section

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Source: Chance Yeh/ Getty By Sonya Eskridge via MadameNoire.com Aaron McGruder always had a knack for hilarious social commentary about very uncomfortable truths with The Boondocks (the comic strip and the TV show). Take “The Trial of R. Kelly” episode, for example. Through Huey and Riley Freeman, McGruder was able to illustrate the two different reactions to the child pornography charges…

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Drew Dixon Speaks: 9 Takeaways from Russell Simmons’ Rape Accuser

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Russell Simmons/Drew Dixon By Brenda Alexander At just 24 years old, Drew Dixon was a rising A&R executive at Def Jam Records at the pinnacle of rap’s rise. Under the influence of hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, she produced platinum-selling albums, arranged tours and promotions and was responsible for the classic duet between Method Man & Mary J. Blige. But…

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R. Kelly Admitted He Did It in New Song…Now What?

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Robert Kelly By Brenda Alexander  The hood’s favorite Uncle Robert released a new 19 minute track yesterday titled, “I Admit It, I Did It” where he “addresses” his reputation as a pedophile. He also attempts to give some context into his flawed behavior and attraction towards underage girls, his obsession with sex and and the current “stagnant” status of his…

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Iyanla Teaches Hateful Words Uttered are a Personal Reflection We Must Be Held Accountable To

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Iyanla Vanzant & Hazel E By Brenda Alexander Although reality television is a guilty pleasure of mine, I avoid the Love & Hip Hop franchise. From fights – to love triangles – to social media scandals – to manufactured beefs for ratings and even going as far as bringing innocent children into the picture to be subjected to the shannigans,…

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Tai Allen: Shedding the Stigma for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse in the #MeToo Era

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Photo of Tai Allen by Taylor Flash By Sharon Pendana  Tai Allen is a multidisciplinary creative— poet, performer, music and event producer, graphic designer, to name a few of his many hats. He is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. His recently published chapbook, No Jewels: A Biography (of sorts) Writ in Stanzas, through revelatory poetry uses his violation…

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