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A motion has been filed to dismiss the charges of four Black men accused of raping a white woman in 1949.

BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE — A Florida rape victim whose sexual assault test kit went untested for more than 30 years told her powerful story before a House committee unanimously approved a bill Monday that would require a tracking system for the kits. Gail Gardner was raped in 1988 by an intruder in […]

Given the national outpouring of grief,  you’d think it was Mike who died. No doubt Kobe Bryant’s daughter’s death compounds the tragedy of his. And my heart goes out to his family and the loved ones of the others who perished. I’m just bemused by the beatification of Kobe. Hell, the  Washington Post is even […]

BY RITA GIORDANOTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS A disturbing new study based on federal data estimates that the first sexual intercourse experience for 1 in 16 American women was the result of physical force or coercion. Even in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, some of the findings are shocking. The average age of these victims was […]

BY MIKE COHEN AND PAUL VECCHIATTOBLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS CAPE TOWN, South Africa – The murder of a number of women in South Africa over recent weeks has ignited outrage, street protests and a media storm. The extent of the scourge of gender-based violence was put on stark display in the latest crime statistics released on Thursday. […]

If last year was an indication of the high alert felt by HBCU students to defend their campuses against sexual assault, then it is up to HBCU leaders to start having bold, public conversations about policies and expectations right now.   Before classes are in full swing, before home football games kick-off and the beat drops […]

BY CHRIS SOMMERFELDTNEW YORK DAILY NEWS/TNS Iowa Rep. Steve King, who recently lost his House committee assignments amid bipartisan outrage over comments about White supremacy, was back at it Wednesday, telling a group of conservatives that “rape” and “incest” may have saved humanity from extinction. “What if we went back through all the family trees […]