Hip hop icon Russell Simmons announced Thursday that he was stepping down from his companies after another scathing accusation of sex assault.

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The recent allegations against R. Kelly has returned to the fore criticism of how Black male celebrities are vilified while White men are allowed to go on making money even after being accused of being sexual predators.

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It is striking that Cosby’s trial commences during the presidency of Donald Trump, writes Ahmad Greene-Hayes.

Bill Cosby's lawyers argue that his visual impairment will prevent him from defending himself at his criminal trial.

A Greenbelt, Maryland, Uber driver was arrested last week on charges of kidnapping and assaulting a female passenger who blacked out at a bar.

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A female student trainer claims the incident occurred in 2000 while Nate Parker was awaiting trial on a rape allegation.

If the allegations are true, the victims are likely in need of intensive therapy Terrie M. Williams, a mental health expert and author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting tells NewsOne. And if the allegations are true, Bambaataa, a founder of the hip hop movement who mentored scores of young men, is likely in need of intensive therapy himself, Williams says.

A 33-year-old Houston, Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of child sex assault, including infecting a toddler with HIV, and impregnating a teen, according to KTLA 5.

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Currently facing felony aggravated sexual assault charges, Bill Cosby has decided to hold off on his civil defamation suit against Beverly Johnson.

Ex-Oklahoma City officer Daniel Holtzclaw is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on charges of raping and sexually assaulting Black women.

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Former Rams running back Lawrence Phillips was found unconscious in a California prison cell early Wednesday. Officials believe he took his own life, reports USA Today.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy denied Camille Cosby's motion to quash a subpoena ordering her deposition, citing her role as her husband's business manager.