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There is No Time Limit for Justice
October 7, 2021
Justice means giving someone what he or she deserves. Finally, after facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, payoffs to victims and unpopular acquittals singer R. Kelly was found guilty of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking in a Brooklyn federal courtroom. The jury found him guilty of being the ringleader in a decades-long criminal enterprise to recruit women and underage girls for sex. Allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with minors have swirled around R Kelly for years, especially after his illegal marriage to the R&B singer Aaliyah in 1994 when she was just fifteen. The term racketeering is usually associated with organized crime, referring to a group of individuals that attempt to extort, coerce or otherwise create some type of scheme or a racket. In the case of R Kelly, the court and prosecutors felt that his expansive entourage of staff and enablers around the musician constituted a criminal enterprise. ... read more »
Henrietta Lacks Estate Sues Company Using her ‘Stolen’ Cells
October 5, 2021
The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of ``a racially unjust medical system.`` ... read more »
First, she was a survivor: #MeToo’s Burke tells her story
September 16, 2021
That's what Tarana Burke was thinking _ indeed, hoping _ when she first found out the phrase ``MeToo'' was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ... read more »
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“Voters Should Hold Candidates Accountable for Routinely Ignoring Sexual Assault Survivors”
February 27, 2020
Unfortunately, this has been a consistent area of neglect for one of the candidates for Los Angeles County District Attorney. ... read more »
As Bill Cosby Awaits Appeal, Support for His Release Grows
November 15, 2019
Now, as he awaits an appellate court's ruling that could grant him a new trial or freedom, Cosby's support base appears more significant than at any point since charges were filed against him nearly four years ago. ... read more »
Ava Duvernay’s “When They See Us” Blasts Netflix Viewership Records
June 20, 2019
“When They See Us” relays a jarring miscarriage of justice of five teens — Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who were convicted of assault, rape, and attempted murder. ... read more »
Supreme Court Tosses Civil Case Against Cosby
February 28, 2019
Kathrine McKee is a former L.A. morning talk show host who alleges Cosby raped her in 1974 in a Detroit hotel room while she was on tour with Sammy Davis Jr., her boyfriend at the time. ... read more »
Success On “The Way” Ask Dr. Jeanette: ‘Lady Justice Cries!’ I Been Raped Too’
October 18, 2018
 Lady Justice is trying to figure out why her name has been raked through the coals; misunderstood abused, violated, ignored, denied her voice, falsely accused over uncountable years. “Yes, without her consent, amounting to “rape” figuratively. Lady Justice doesn’t even have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame acknowledging all she’s been through and how famous she is!? ... read more »
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Top Stories of 2017 
December 28, 2017
These are some of the top stories that gripped the headlines of 2017.   ... read more »
Darren Sharper Sentenced in Rape Case
November 29, 2016
Former pro football player Darren Sharper was sentenced today to 20 years in state prison and ordered to register for life as a sex offender after earlier admitting to drugging and raping two women. ... read more »
Governor Signs Bill Ensuring Justice for Rape Victims
October 5, 2016
Current law requires that felony sex offenses, including rape, be prosecuted within 10 years of the original offense ... read more »
School Officials Say They Didn’t Know of Abuse of Black Teen
June 14, 2016
Idaho school officials deny they knew about months of racial taunts and physical abuse against a black teenager who prosecutors say was sexually assaulted by three white football players in a locker room. ... read more »
2 Los Angeles officers charged with raping women on duty
February 25, 2016
While one Los Angeles police officer acted as a lookout in the front seat of a departmental car, a 19-year-old woman working as a drug informant was forced to perform oral sex on his partner in the back seat after being told, ... read more »
Jill Scott no longer supports Bill Cosby, ‘I was Wrong’
July 8, 2015
On July 6, Jill Scott took to Twitter to talk about her previous support of her “mentor” Bill Cosby. ... read more »
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