Black Women’s Blueprint Organizes “March for Black Women” to Speak Out Against Sexual Abusers, Blavity Reports

Posted on January 31, 2018

Dozens Of Black Women Hold Protest Rally Outside Of R. Kelly Concert To Speak Out Against Assault

Originally Posted in Blavity on January 31, 2018
Written by Tonja Renee

Black Women’s Blueprint organized a “March for Black Women,” on Saturday, against singer, R. Kelly, outside of his concert held at FREQ and Highline Theaters in New York City. The protest, which brought together dozens of women, targeted sexual abusers. “This is not new. While R.Kelly’s concert is this weekend, it is not just R.Kelly. Over the past twenty years it has been Mike Tyson, Clarence Thomas, Cee-lo Green, Nate Parker, Bill Cosby, Russell Simmons, all stand accused by Black women and girls now piecing their lives back together after rape, sexual harassment and abuse… Black men within our communities, celebrity and non-celebrity, have been reported by their victims,” the group said in a statement to Blavity. Black Women’s Blueprint wants to put an end to any further support of sexual abusers, whether that means their music, films, or celebrations that honor them. The organization’s primary mission is to protect Black girls, who are often left behind in these kind of conversations. According to the Black Women’s Blueprint press release: “Anti-rape organizations, individual advocates and Black people concerned for victims and survivors must rally not just on Saturday, but everyday to ensure the safety and protection of Black girls in particular.”

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