Bill Cosby

Dr. Treva Lindsey highlights Black women's decades-long anti-rape activism to contextualize Bill Cosby conviction

Black feminist scholar Dr. Treva B. Lindsey places the Bill Cosby rape conviction alongside a continuum of Black women's anti-rape activism in her April 26, 2018 article for Vox.com

[...] "it’s important to recognize that years of black women’s anti-rape and anti-sexual assault activism have helped produce our current robust national conversation about sexual violence. It may not be a full moment of reckoning just yet, but the tireless organizing of black women has made it possible for us to have more productive conversations about rape culture and the meaning of consent.

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6 Black Feminists Speak Out About the Cosby Sexual Assault Conviction in Colorlines

On April 26, 2018, Colorlines Editorial Director Akiba Solomon asked six Black feminists -- Tarana Burke ((#MeToo Movement founder), Aishah Shahidah Simmons (“NO! The Rape Documentary"director and producer and #LoveWITHAccountability creator), Jamilah Lemieux(writer, cultural critic and vice president of programming for CASSIUSlife.com), Dr. Salamishah Tillet ((A Long Walk Home co-founder), Ayana Byrd (author and editor) and Monifa Bandele (MomsRising senior vice president and The Movement for Black Lives activist) -- to speak about the Cosby sexual assault conviction.  

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