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Fun fact: The very first article I ever wrote for The Root was titled, “5 Signs You’re About to Be Racially Fetishized.” It was early 2016, and I was a model and musician-turned-relationship-blogger dipping my toe into the shark-infested waters of online dating after reaching the milestone age of 40 as a newly single…

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Rapper Nicki Minaj’s brother Jelani Maraj may get another shot at a re-trial after his rape conviction because an alternate juror is making claims of misconduct.

The post Nicki Minaj’s brother could get a new trial if juror misconduct allegation found true appeared first on theGrio.

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“Go suck Lil Wayne lil’ d—.” By his own admission, in 2009’s The Carter documentary, it was these words (the speaker of which remains unknown or unsaid) that led to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.’s first sexual experience. He was the only preteen in a large room full of older men, including Baby, aka Birdman, his […]

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On Wednesday, Oct. 10, some of the most visible female activists of our generation joined forces to give their thanks, support and love to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her Sept. 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, compelling testimony that was nonetheless unable to thwart the confirmation of…

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If you’re active on social media, you may have been greeted with a very important anniversary this morning: the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement. Yay!

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There are a lot of reasons why a woman may not report when she has been sexually assaulted. It does not go without notice that most of these reasons would be completely misunderstood by most men, but totally reasonable to a woman.

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Not-so-fun fact: A perfunctory search of “R. Kelly” on our publishing platform brings up dozens of articles alleging years of sexual predation and abuse by the still-enduring R&B singer, featuring testimonials from everyone from his ex-wife to former members of the “sex cult” Kelly purportedly maintains in several…

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Correction: August 21 at 2:04 p.m. EDT: An earlier version of this article mistakenly identified Rose McGowan as Rose Byrne.

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NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sings about his troubles and battles in a new […]

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A new documentary about Whitney Houston, that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week, is revealing some stunning and heartbreaking allegations about the music icon’s early childhood. In Whitney, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald’s film alleges that the Grammy-winning was sexually abused by singer Dee Dee Warwick. Warwick was Houston’s cousin and the sister of legendary singer Dionne Warwick. Macdonald said his […]

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Black Parenting, News, Sexual Abuse, Simone Biles, Sports -

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles took to Twitter to issue a letter on Monday to reveal that she can relate to the #MeToo movement. The often charismatic and self-professed “happy, giggly, energetic” athlete added her name to the growing list of athletes who were sexually assaulted by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Feelings… […]

The post After Simone Biles’ sexual abuse revelation here’s what parents need to know to keep kids safe appeared first on theGrio.

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Following the overthrow of Haitian President Bertrand Aristide in February 2004, the United Nations deployed […]

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When photos emerged of 49-year-old R. Kelly galavanting around with a young model named Hallie Calhoun, I wasn't surprised the R&B singer appeared unbothered and even happy...

The post Why we should all be uncomfortable about R. Kelly’s new ‘relationship’ appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - New research raises the question of a link between childhood sexual abuse and a higher risk for HIV/AIDS...

The post Childhood sexual abuse and AIDS in the black community are linked appeared first on theGrio.

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George Zimmerman, Molestation, News, Sexual Abuse, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin Case, Witness 9 -

theGRIO REPORT - A woman identified as Witness 9, whose statements to officials were released by prosecutors in the case of George Zimmerman today, alleged that he had unwanted sexual contact with her children...

The post Zimmerman relative 'Witness 9' alleges he sexually molested her appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - The journal Pediatrics has reported that obesity in black women has an association with sexual and physical abuse in childhood, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The post Study: Obesity in black women linked to childhood abuse appeared first on theGrio.

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Antoine Johnson, Church, Mentor, Molestation, MySpace, News, Sexual Abuse, Summer Camp, Teenage Boys -

Antonie Johnson, 29, a former church mentor and camp counselor, posed as 14 year-old girl named 'Kristen', who never existed, on Myspace...

The post Ex-church mentor gets life for posing as girl online to molest teenage boys appeared first on theGrio.

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