Ernestine's Daughter

OP-ED: The end of acceptable exploitation

In the wake of recent allegations against Sean “Diddy” Combs and the subsequent raid during a sex trafficking investigation, the glaring spotlight has once again illuminated the exploitation faced by women of color at the hands of powerful individuals. The shocking revelation surrounding Combs and other celebrities including Russell Simmons, Jeffrey Epstein, and R. Kelly serves as […]

OPINION: Protect Black Girls in the Sex Trade, Not the Pimps Who Sell Them

Growing up in Chicago, abuse was the norm.  My friends and I routinely witnessed violence and we experienced it for ourselves. As a young girl I remember thinking, at least the prostitutes are being paid — when I get abused, I have nothing to show for it.  That perspective led to me being purchased at age […]