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After the ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Documentary, #MeToo Has Finally Returned to Black Girls

By Commentaries/Opinions

Let’s keep it there. By Salamishah Tillet and Scheherazade Tillet, The New York Times — “I didn’t value the accusers’ stories because they were black women,” Chance the Rapper said in the final episode of Lifetime’s six-part documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” which aired last week. A few hours before the show, Chance wrote on Twitter: “Any of us who ever ignored the R. Kelly stories, or ever believed he was…

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Democrats Didn’t Do Enough to Stop Kavanaugh — They Melted Before His White Rage

By Commentaries/Opinions

Yes, Democrats are preferable to this. But they’re still spineless. By Jim Sleeper, Salon — Although I’ll vote for any Democrat in November to keep Donald Trump’s Republican vassals from finishing off the American republic at his bidding, what I saw in the performance of most Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee last week reminded me that any victory by that terminally pusillanimous, corrupt, suppurating party, which is only a…

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Thomas, Kavanaugh and Race

By Editors' Choice

There’s one distinct difference between the Clarence Thomas hearings and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. By Charles M. Blow, The New York Times — This week’s hearings in which Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when she was 15 and he was 17, will appear, seems primed to privilege Kavanaugh and exploit Ford’s weaknesses. There is no effort yet to thoroughly investigate…

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Patrisse Cullors and Tarana Burke - How #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo Went From Hashtags to Movements

Patrisse Cullors and Tarana Burke: Anger, Activism, and Action

By Editors' Choice, Video/Audio

By ELLE — The Founders of Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo Movement on Making Change. Patrisse Cullors and Tarana Burke are recognizable, but their work is perhaps even more so. #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo became the shorthand for the agitation and labor these activists lent to their causes, and the hashtags spread the word about police violence against black people and sexual harassment, respectively.

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A Conversation with the Founder of #MeToo and Much More on Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

January 22, 2018 Edition of Vantage Point Topics A Conversation with the Founder of the #MeToo Movement Startling New Secret Photo in The Autobiography of Charles 67X Report Back from the Second Women’s March Tributes to the Rev. Dr. Wyatt T. Walker and Hugh Masekela Guests Tarana Burke, Founder #MeToo, New York Askia Muhammad, Author, The Autobiography of Charles 67X, Washington, D.C. Mark Thompson, Host, Make It Plain, SIRIUSXM, New…

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