I know what you’re thinking, but one of Jay-Z’s 99 problems is not that he was touched inappropriately by Harvey Weinstein.
A Netflix series producer has filed a lawsuit against former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein that alleges five years of rape, plus physical and verbal abuse—treatment she endured under repeated threats that Weinstein would end her career.
When Oprah builds it, we all come. She’s got this undeniable Midas touch, which is why we want her to save America by running for president, but we don’t deserve the precious soul that is Oprah as the leader of the free world. In fact, in order for her to keep her limitless effervescence, it’s best that we keep Momma…
I wanted to kill my boyfriend in ways that let me observe his suffering and return the power in our relationship to my hands.
As the year comes to a close, The Root takes a look back at those who took an L. We aren’t talking the kind of loss you feel sympathy for—or the kind of losses you point a finger and laugh at or shake your head in shame and secondhand embarrassment. Let’s review everyone—and everything—that caught an extreme loss in…
I swear on the immaculate weave on Janet Jackson’s head that men are ridiculous, and if I weren’t sexually attracted to them, I’d join the calls to ban them permanently. Yes, I am a man, but like 2Chainz, I’m different, so don’t lump me in with these fools who continually give me the gender equivalent of white guilt.…
Since the series of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke the news, a plethora of other allegations have followed, and now it seems as if almost every breaking notification on our cellphones is another harrowing account of sexual misconduct. A proverbial “purge” of sexually abusive…
Time’s Person of the Year isn’t a single person but a movement. On Wednesday, the magazine announced that “the silence breakers”—the victims of sexual harassment and assault who have come forward to tell their stories—had earned the distinction of being its Person of the Year for 2017.
If you find yourself going through whine withdrawals or suddenly fiending for singsongy rap songs lamenting lost love in a monotone drone that makes your insides feel like they’re filled with lukewarm tap water from the bathroom faucet, you might be out of luck. Drake’s going on hiatus for a while.
Gabrielle Union was raped while working at a Payless shoe store 25 years ago. She bravely details her sexual assault in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. Union has been vocal about her assault since the beginning of her acting career and has become a leading voice for women of color in conversations about…
I stopped watching broadcast news five years ago, after a sex crime was reported in close proximity to where I live. The local news was beginning to feel like trauma porn and was much too close to home.
By now, we’ve all heard about Anthony Rapp’s allegations of sexual assault by Kevin Spacey when Rapp was 14 and Spacey was 26. Waking up in the middle of the night to the revelation of Rapp’s story and Spacey’s response felt like a punch in the gut because it doesn’t just happen in Hollywood.
I am not a religious man by any measure, but there are universal truths to which I adhere. I believe that love is a byproduct of love. I believe that hate made love to an orange, had a petty-ass baby, and that’s how we got the grapefruit. I believe that cats were put on earth to kill things. And I believe the universe…
Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
Over the past two weeks on the heels of the Harvey Weinstein travesty, I’ve noticed a trend. And I have a question and am in need of an answer.
Updated Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 9:54 p.m. EDT: Harvey Weinstein says that his recollection of events differs from that of actress Lupita Nyong’o.
At this point, who hasn’t Harvey Weinstein fucked with? It might just be easier to keep track of that list of women, because the list of women who say they’ve had negative interactions with him continues to grow by the hour. It’s like the world’s sickest game of bingo.
For once ... I’d like to be wrong. For once, I’d like white feminists to not be so damn predictable.
If you were online Sunday, chances are your timelines were flooded with the hashtag #MeToo, a social media campaign that highlights how common and widespread sexual abuse is by giving people the space to affirm their experiences with harassment and assault.