Left out of MeToo: New initiative focuses on Black survivors
Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, stands in her home in Baltimore on Oct. 13, 2020. A coalition of three groups vital to the #MeToo movement is collaborating on an initiative to focus on a population that has often felt left out of the conversation: Black survivors of sexual violence. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, file)It’s been more than three years since the #MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. In a statement, the groups said they were working together to create safe spaces for Black survivors; to confront narratives "that harm and silence Black survivors;" and lastly to come up with new practices that will help get Black survivors “believed, heard, and supported.”Burke said the most important immediate impact will simply be that a national conversation is being had. AdAmong the initiative's concrete plans: narrative research; conversation guides; a five-part event series; and “rapid-response tools” to support Black survivors who come forward.
Andrew Gillum says he is bisexual in TV interview
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Andrew Gillum, Florida’s 2018 Democratic nominee for governor, told a television interviewer he is bisexual. The former Tallahassee mayor made that announcement to syndicated talk show host Tamron Hall in an interview that aired Monday. Gillum, 41, appeared on the show with his wife. Former Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum tells Tamron Hall he's bisexual: "That is something I have never shared publicly before" pic.twitter.com/prUW7NPk1C — The Recount (@therecount) September 14, 2020Gillum was found intoxicated in a Miami Beach hotel room in March with two other men. Gillum later said he was drunk, but said he did not use other drugs.
Andrew Gillum speaks out in ‘raw’ interview with Tamron Hall
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is breaking his silence. The 41-year-old husband and father hadn’t spoken publically since a wild night several months ago at a Miami Beach hotel. But he sat down with syndicated TV host Tamron Hall for an interview that will air Monday. Now six months later he is making his first television appearance. “He goes there, we go there [in the interview],” Hall says.