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Rape of Teen Inmates Is Prevalent

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By Diamond 9:52 am February 27, 2015 From Alternet: A horrifying new story from the Marshall Project tells the story of John, a 17-year-old, 140-pound inmate in Michigan, who was raped by his 200-pound cellmate after being housed in an adult prison. It was not the last time he would be sexually assaulted. The piece is titled, […]

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Report: Colleges Are Deliberately Downplaying Sexual Assaults

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By Diamond 4:36 pm February 4, 2015 “Major colleges and universities are undercounting the number of sexual crimes that occur on their campuses in an attempt to downplay the issue, according to new research published in the journal Psychology, Public Policy and Law,” reports ThinkProgress.

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Members of an Elite Squad

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By Diamond 4:47 pm January 6, 2015 Over at the Hairpin, writer Hannah Giorgis has penned a moving essay on sexual assault and police response: But if this predictable, formulaic depiction of justice is Law & Order: SVU’s greatest comfort, it is also its greatest deception. The show has managed to convince a generation of viewers […]

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Arrests made in #IAmJada rape case

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:39 am December 23, 2014 Two suspects have been charged in the brutal gang rape of a teenage girl in Texas who went public about the crime after discovering the attack on social media. The girl, known as Jada found out she had been sexually assault via the #JadaPose tag. 

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Jill Scott takes to social media in defense of Bill Cosby

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:08 pm December 2, 2014 Singer Jill Scott took to Twitter in defense of comedian/actor Bill Cosby Monday morning. The star accused the media of attempting to destroy Cosby’s legacy, after a series of women came forward accusing him of sexual assault. 

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Lincoln University president resigns after offensive rape comments

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:38 pm November 25, 2014 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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Comedian Hannibal Buress brings light to Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations in stand-up routine

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:56 am October 22, 2014 Comedian Hannibal Buress has become the topic of conversation for remarks he made about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, after a clip from a stand-up show he performed in Philadelphia hit the internet. The clip, which is NSFW, can be seen below.

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Obama launches sexual assault prevention campaign on college campuses

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:36 am September 23, 2014 The Obama administration has launched a national campaign aimed at combatting campus sexual assault. The initiative calls on celebrities and athletes to mobilize college students, particularly young men, to speak up when they witness such vile acts. 

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Rapper CeeLo will no longer perform for US Navy

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm September 5, 2014 Earlier this week we reported on rapper CeeLo Green‘s comments about rape and his subsequent apology. In a series of statements made on Twitter, Green said that a woman had to be conscious in order for the rape to be “real.” Green later temporarily suspended his Twitter […]

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Tufts University kicks out student after she was raped

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm June 18, 2014 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 […]

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