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The ‘Me Too.’ Movement Makes Moves, Launching an HBCU Tour This Spring

Tarana Burke speaks onstage during The 2019 MAKERS Conference at Monarch Beach Resort on February 8, 2019 in Dana Point, California.Photo: Vivien Killilea (Getty Images for MAKERS) As the discussion around sexual violence continues and we collectively consider how best to combat it at its roots, education is key—as is accountability. With that in mind, […]

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Oprah Knows She’s ‘Gonna Get’ Backlash for After Neverland Special, Says ‘It’s Bigger Than Any One Person’

(L-R): Dan Reed, Wade Robson, James Safechuck, and Oprah Winfrey appear on After Neverland.Screenshot: OWN (YouTube) Immediately following the second half of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary was a much-anticipated interview between Oprah Winfrey and Michael Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, as well as the film’s director Dan Reed. […]

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As Sexual Assault Allegations Hit Home, Lisa Borders Resigns Leadership of Time’s Up

President & CEO of TIME’S UP Lisa Borders attends The 2019 MAKERS Conference on February 7, 2019 in Dana Point, California.Photo: Rachel Murray (Getty Images for MAKERS) A cruel irony has rocked the leadership of one of the primary organizations combating inequality and sexual misconduct. Following an announcement by Time’s […]

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Past, Present & Purpose: Tarana Burke Is Bringing the Power of Empathy to the 2019 MAKERS Conference

MAKERS/YouTube “I practiced deeply listening to little black girls when they told me the truth about their lives,” Tarana Burke says in a short video teasing her appearance at the 2019 MAKERS conference. “The idea that somebody who you look up to believes you—that’s a very small thing to ask.” […]

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Why Do We Silence Black Girls and Women Who are Survivors of Sexual Violence? 

Today, conversations about sexual violence and harassment towards women have infiltrated popular culture, the news and beyond. But despite the prevalence of sexual violence towards black girls and women, we remain almost invisible in these conversations. You see, the legacy of sexual violence towards black women, and our subsequent silencing […]

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Only 2 Hours Into Surviving R. Kelly, the Conclusion is Simple: Black Girls Deserve Better  

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015.Photo: Mike Pont (Getty Images) I’m tired. We’re tired. On the evening of January 3, 2019, I bundled up my anxiety and turned to Lifetime to watch what I knew would be one of the most noteworthy moments of […]

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‘I Am Numb’: Tarana Burke Gets Real About the Cost of Leading—and Living—#MeToo

Screenshot: TED (YouTube) “This movement is constantly being called a ‘watershed moment’ or even a reckoning,” Tarana Burke told the audience at TED Women 2018. “But I wake up some days feeling like all evidence points to the contrary. … It’s hard not to feel numb.” It was an unexpected admission […]

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Is the #MeToo Movement Ignoring Poor Black Women and Girls? Founder Tarana Burke Seems to Think So

Photo: Charles Sykes (ASSOCIATED PRESS) While the emergence of the #MeToo movement has lead to a rash of indictments and criminal complaints, its founder Tarana Burke is concerned that women of color have become an afterthought. According to USA Today, Burke had plenty to get off her chest during her […]

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You Woke? Do the Work: Tarana Burke, Tamika Mallory and Symone Sanders Talk Accountability

Tarana Burke, left, Luvvie Ajayi, Tamika Mallory, and Symone Sanders speak onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photo: Photo by Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Essence) There’s a reason Tarana Burke is so often on our #WomanCrushWednesday: the activist and #MeToo movement founder consistently does […]

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Greatest American Shero: Tarana Burke Takes on Cannes and the Ad Industry Alongside Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem and Tarana Burke speak on stage at the IPG’s Women’s Breakfast At Cannes Lions on June 20, 2018 in Cannes, France.Photo: John Phillips (Getty Images for IPG) #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke never ceases to amaze, and last week, she amazed the advertising crowd gathered for the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of […]

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