D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and #MeToo movement founder Tarana J. Burke embrace at the fourth annual First Expressions Awards at the Newseum in D.C. on April 4. (Photo by: Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)
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#MeToo Founder Honored at First Expressions Awards

WASHINGTON INFORMER — The founder and leader of a social movement against sexual harassment and assault received a prestigious award from a pro-media institute. Tarana J. Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, received the inaugural Power Shift Award at the fourth annual First Expressions Awards sponsored by the Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute in D.C. […read more]

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COMMENTARY: Time stopped for me on September 27th

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “…the continuous suggestion that there must have been something wrong with Dr. Ford and others who have brought forward allegations against Judge Kavanaugh because they failed to raise their concerns earlier is specious. It is an allegation that can only be made by someone(s) who has not faced ridicule, harassment and self-doubt in response to their experiences with sexual harassment or assault.” […read more]

Monica Simpson, the executive director of SisterSong, says that the work of Black women will help us understand and combat Trump’s agenda, with Black women leading the fight.
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Op-Ed: Black Women Show the Way Forward in 2018

SAN DIEGO VOICE & VIEWPOINT — There is a reckoning afoot in this country. On one side, Trump has emboldened and embodied a virulent and reckless hate that targets women, Black people, and immigrants (among many others). Each day brings a new outrage. On the other side, #MeToo has followed #BlackLivesMatter as a hashtag-turned-movement, led by courageous truth-tellers who are sick and tired of a violent and largely ignored status quo. […read more]