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February 27, 2019

Last week, we talked about how many stereotypes about Black women and girls have deep roots in slavery and racism — particularly when it comes to hyper sexualization.  In a 2017 study, researchers from Georgetown University found that Americans view Black girls as less...

February 20, 2019

Last week, we explored how the way that our society views Black girls as more mature and less innocent than their white peers may allow predators such as R. Kelly to exploit them. Research has shown that Black girls are viewed through a hypersexual lens — and as a resu...

February 5, 2019

In January, the documentary Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime.  It presented a searing look at how the singer and songwriter has allegedly sexually abused dozens of teenage girls over the course of his career.  In its final episode, the docuseries examined how...

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