1600 Men Stand Behind Anita Hill & Christine Blasey Ford.
In 1991, 1600 Black women ran a full-page ad in support of Anita Hill, who had accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. 27 years later, 1600 men printed their names in a full-age ad that ran in The New York Times, showing their support for Christine Blasey Ford in the wake of the sexual misconduct accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“As men who are allies in the fight to end violence and harassment against women and girls, we write to express our strong support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her willingness to speak out publicly and testify before the Senate about the sexual assault that she says was perpetrated against her by Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh,” their statement reads.
According to AdWeek, the 1,600 names were pulled from a list of 4,200 people who signed an online petition. Over $100,000 was raised to fund the ad.
LSU Basketball Player Wayde Sims Was Killed on Friday Morning.
The 20-year-old was shot near Southern’s campus around 12:25 a.m., Nola.com reports. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed the news.
Read more and stream the press conference here.
Are You Ready for New Raphael Saadiq Music?
His new album, Jimmy Lee, is coming soon. For now, you can read his latest interview with VIBE, during which he talks about everything from reuniting with Tony! Toni! Toné! to the Bay Area’s influence on music.
“We don’t truly get it, but you look at E-40 who’s a pioneer of hip-hop on the West Coast, he’s one of the best out,” he says. “And you go from there to MC Hammer, En Vogue, Too $hort. You wanna talk about Too $hort, he’s one of the longest lasting rap artists who tours more than anybody I know.”
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