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Lincoln University president resigns after offensive rape comments

Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings announced his resignation on Monday after statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. The university says it will form a task force on sexual misconduct and is reaching out to faculty, students and parents to improve relations. 

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Video: Don Lemon blames Bill Cosby’s alleged rape victim during interview

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CNN host Don Lemon pretty much accused one of five women who have come forward and publicly claimed that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them of not preventing her own rape. The comments came during Joan Tarshis’ appearance on Lemon’s show. 

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Bill Cosby refuses to answer questions about rape scandal during NPR interview

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During an interview with NPR Weekend Addition, Bill Cosby, 77,refused to answer questions about recent reemerged allegations against him. Cosby appeared on the radio program to talk about 62 pieces of African and African American art donated by him and his wife to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The interview started off […]

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Video: HBCU president blames women for getting raped on campus

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A speech by Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings has incited controversy over what some people say are insensitive comments about rape. Jennings initially started off talking about how men only treat women how they allow them to treat them. But then the speech took a very ugly turn. 

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Wrongfully convicted man gets statue in Texas

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A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he eventually died, has been honored with a statue. Time Cole spent 13 years in prison after being accused of rape. 

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Cee Lo Green apologizes for rape tweets

I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014 Musician Cee Lo Green apologized Tuesday night for “idiotic” tweets about rape, but didn’t actually acknowledge that he made the comments. The apology came in […]

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Teen convicted in Steubenville rape case back on school football team

One of two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the team. Ma’lik Richmond practiced with the team Monday as a wide receiver. 

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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself. Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and […]

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City of New York reaches $40M settlement with Central Park Five

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with five men whose convictions were overturned in the Central Park Jogger case. The men, known as the Central Park Five, were accused of raping a woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. 

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Tufts University kicks out student after she was raped

On Monday, Wagatwe Wanjuki posted a tweet about what it’s like to be a rape survivor. The 27-year-old took to Twitter after reading a June 6 Washington Post column buy conservative writer George Will. The column suggested there was no campus rape epidemic and that women were lying about being victims of sexual assault.

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