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A valiant and vibrant voice in the fight for justice has been silenced. Florida protester Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, who had become prominent in the local insurrection against police brutality and other injustices, has been found dead after she tweeted about being sexually assaulted. The bodies of Salau, 19, and a 75-year-old woman, Victoria “Vicki” Sims,…

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On the eve of the annual Sundance Film Festival in suburban Salt Lake City where the documentary on Russell Simmons will debut, Oprah Winfrey announced she is stepping down as executive producer. Rapper and “Power” producer 50 Cent thanks Winfrey for it. 50 Cent headed to Instagram to express his gratitude toward OWN’s billionaire founder. …

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Disgraced comic legend Bill Cosby tried to get his sexual assault conviction overturned in the appellate court, but his request was denied. According to TMZ, the appellate court ruled that Cosby had a uniquely identifiable “sexual assault playbook” that was clearly and irrefutably established during his trial. “The Cosby Show” star is currently serving three…

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With homecoming festivities, sports events, house parties and other social activities happening on campuses at historically Black colleges and universities, personal safety is a concern among some female undergraduates. Rolling out asked female students at HBCUs in Atlanta if they are worried about the possibility of sexual assault on campus. “Unfortunately, … sexual assault happens…

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R. Kelly has been denied bail … again. The “Ignition” hitmaker has been in jail since he was arrested on alleged sexual abuse charges and denied bail last month in Chicago. After appearing in the Eastern District of New York earlier Friday, Aug. 2, on more charges that include racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual…

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