On Twitter, victims of sexual assault answer ‘what were you wearing?’ question

Every two minutes, someone becomes a victim of sexual assault in America. 80 percent of the victims are under age 30, and 44 percent are under the age of 18.

Often, the victim is afraid to come forward, and when she/he does, they are shamed, questioned and even blamed for the act.

But a powerful Twitter exercise is bringing to light just how many victims of sexual assault exist. 

Lupita Nyong’o says dark complexion was an ‘obstacle’ during her youth

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Lupita Nyong’o delivered a tear-filled speech as she accepted an award at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon.

The 30-year-old star has been receiving a wave of attention for her astonishing role in the critically-acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. During her speech, Nyong’o made a confession that many dark skinned women can attest to. 

Pharrell responds to criticism of lack of black women on album cover

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Pharrell has a new album on the way and he’s up for an Oscar. Things are going good for the musician/ producer.

But he’s finding himself in a heap of trouble regarding the artwork for his upcoming album “G I R L.” The cover features Pharrell and three women dressed in bathrobes staring at the camera. The work drew accusations of racism and sexualization.