Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that the Child Victims Act will be a part of his Annual Budget and reaffirmed his promise to enact the CVA within the first 100 days of 2019.  University of Pennsylvania Professor, Marci A. Hamilton, interim CEO of CHILD USAdvocacy, and co-founder of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators, has been working tirelessly for access to justice for New York’s child sex abuse victims for over 15 years, working with lawmakers, advocates, and survivors to open a window to justice for survivors in New York. Read full article

The Breakfast Club’s on-air personality Lenard Larry McKelvey, known professionally as Charlamagne tha God, is under fire after viewers of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly series were shocked by his appearance in the film condemning R. Kelly. Read more

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A year before the MeToo Movement took off, another story broke that shook the foundation of hip-hop. One of hip-hop’s founding fathers was accused of being a pedophile. Shocking allegations of child molestation against Afrika Bambaataa surfaced in 2016 when several men came forward with claims that Bambaataa and others from his organization, the Zulu Nation, had sexually abused them. The age of consent in New York is 17 and the men claim they were all underage, several were as young as twelve and thirteen. Read full article

New York – During a Christmas Eve Marathon on New York radio station Hot97, Funkmaster Flex, Red Alert and Chuck Chillout publicized the December 22, 2018 event at SOB’s with no mention of the Bambaataa protesters or the allegations of child sexual abuse. The top tier DJ Funk Flex gave a shout out to Afrika Bambaataa and bragged about his controversial photo with him. Read More

New York – Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s) Nightclub denied entry to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa on December 22, 2018. Phone calls, emails, social media posts, and an on-site protest against his scheduled appearance were made to the venue by an outraged public. Click Here to read more and see video

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