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New Video Shows Student’s Account of What Chicago Police Did to Her Was Exactly as Bad as She Said

Screenshot: Chicago Sun Times You can believe Chicago police, stalwarts of truth and integrity, or you can believe surveillance footage. But, in yet another incident involving a young black person, you cannot believe both. This time, surveillance video released last week from a Chicago high school contradicts earlier CPD statements that they were provoked to […]

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It Ain’t Over: Chicago Demands Jussie Smollett Pay $130K for Wasting Everybody’s Time

Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty Images) I believe it was my mother who first taught me the value of “Let go and let God” the first time a woman stole one of my hoodies and refused to give it back. As I’ve since learned that this is a common occurrence and a black man’s rite of […]

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Can’t Win for Losing? Competing Rallies Over Chicago Prosecutor Kim Foxx

Competing protesters rally in Chicago against and for prosecutor Kim Foxx.Photo: Associated Press Sooooo Jussie Smollett may have, just may have, colored the truth. The Chicago Police Department might have or might not have botched the investigation into the Empire actor’s alleged beatdown by MAGA-hat-wearing, racist African brothers in whiteface *kanye shrug*. But who seems […]

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Osundairo Brothers Planned to Admit Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Homophobic Attack Was Staged–Until They Didn’t

Photo: Pride.com The Osundairo Brothers—who reportedly don’t own shirts and are best known as the guys caught on tape purchasing ski masks and MAGA hats prior to Jussie Smollett’s alleged homophobic assault—want you to know that their new name is Bennett, cause they ain’t in it. In the aftermath of the alleged homophobic assault that […]

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Prosecutor Who Dropped Charges Still Believes Jussie Smollett Lied, Chicago Police Union Want the Feds Involved

Actor Jussie Smollett after his court appearance at Leighton Courthouse on March 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty Images) In a plot twist most didn’t see coming, all felony charges against Jussie Smollett were abruptly dropped on Tuesday morning. However, the very prosecutor who dropped the charges—Cook County first assistant state’s attorney Joe […]

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It Seems Like He’s Ready: R. Kelly Announces Ingenious Plan to ‘Straighten All This Stuff Out’ After Being Released from Jail… Again

Photo: Cook County Sheriff’s Office (Getty Images) As somebody who’s never spent a day in jail in my life, I can’t imagine calling up one of the homies and being like “Yo, I know these charges look crazy, but this million dollar bail ain’t gon’ pay itself. So you got me, right?” And then the […]

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Chicago Cop Says Department Punished Him For Refusing to Cover Up Shooting of Unarmed Teen

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) A Chicago police officer charged with investigating the police shooting of a mentally disabled, unarmed teen has filed a federal lawsuit saying his superiors retaliated against him after he refused to falsify records and lie about the shooting. In a federal lawsuit file Monday, Sgt. Isaac Lambert, who has been […]

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Osundairo Brothers Apologize for Ruining Black History Month with Their Involvement in Jussie Smollett’s Alleged Attack

Screenshot: TMZ “See, what had happened was…” is a staple in black households that typically proceeds a preposterous explanation for questionable behavior. But since Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo—the Nigerian siblings involved in the allegedly bogus attack on the self-proclaimed “gay 2Pac” Jussie Smollet—aren’t in a position to further incriminate the “Empire” star who’s […]

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On Surviving the Potential Damage Done by Jussie Smollett 

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images, Shutterstock) I wanted to be wrong. I wanted to be wrong for the many survivors whose voices will likely not be taken seriously as a result of Jussie Smollett coming forward with his testimony. I wanted to be wrong for the gay child who was molested and afraid to […]

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Jussie Smollett’s ‘Jamal’ to Be Removed from Final 2 Episodes of Season 5, Empire Executive Producers Confirm 

Jussie Smollett as Jamal, Empire, Season 5, Ep. 9Screenshot: Empire / 20th Century Fox Television (YouTube) Jamal Lyon is tapping out for a bit. According to a statement provided to The Root via 20th Century Fox Television, Jussie Smollett’s role will be removed from the final two episodes of Empire’s 5th season. The statement was […]

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Official Statement Report: Jussie Smollett Feels ‘Betrayed’ by ‘Organized Law Enforcement Spectacle’ 

Empire actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail after posting bond on February 21, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Smollett has been accused with arranging a homophobic, racist attack against himself in an attempt to raise his profile because he was dissatisfied with his salary.Image: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty Images) Following Jussie Smollett’s arrest and the subsequent […]

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Jussie Smollett Arrested, Bail Hearing Scheduled 

Actor Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ speaks onstage during the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour on August 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) This is a mess. Less than a month since news surfaced of Jussie Smollett’s alleged homophobic and racist attack on January 29, […]

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Jussie Smollett Arrested, Police Claim Actor Was Upset Over Salary as Motive for Apparent Staged Attack [Updated] 

Actor Jussie Smollett of ‘Empire’ speaks onstage during the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour on August 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Frederick M. Brown (Getty Images) This is a mess. Less than a month since news surfaced of Jussie Smollett’s alleged homophobic and racist attack on January 29, […]

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Chicago Police Officially Name Jussie Smollett a Suspect for Filing False Police Report

Jussie Smollett attends Espolòn Celebrates Day of the Dead at Academy Nightclub on Nov. 1, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. Photo: Tasia Wells (Getty Images for Espolòn) The Empire has fallen! Or, more like, the Jussie Smollett disaster that is reading like a typical Lee Daniels script continues to give us enough plot turns to make […]

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Felony by Chicago Police Department [Updated]

Jussie Smollett attends Espolòn Celebrates Day of the Dead at Academy Nightclub on Nov. 1, 2018, in Hollywood, Calif. Photo: Tasia Wells (Getty Images for Espolòn) The Empire has fallen! Or, more like, the Jussie Smollett disaster that is reading like a Lee Daniels script continues to give us enough plot turns to make us […]

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It Looks Like Jussie Smollett’s Case Is Headed to Grand Jury

According to TMZ, Jussie Smollett’s case will go before a grand jury early next week. Law enforcement sources informed TMZ that a panel will hear the case, however it’s unclear as to who is facing charges or what those charges might entail. On Sunday, Anthony Guglielmi, the Chief Communications Officer for the Chicago PD, took […]

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It Looks Like Jussie Smollett’s Case Is Headed to Grand Jury [Updated]

Photo: Victoria Will (Invision/AP) According to TMZ, Jussie Smollett’s case will go before a grand jury early next week. Law enforcement sources informed TMZ that a panel will hear the case, however it’s unclear as to who is facing charges or what those charges might entail. On Sunday, Anthony Guglielmi, the Chief Communications Officer for […]

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Report: New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Was Allegedly An ‘Active Participant’ In Apparent Assault

The Chicago Police department’s investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on entertainer Jussie Smollett has shifted from identifying potential assailants to focusing on the Empire star himself—as police now reportedly believe Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. According to CNN, the two men, brothers Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, were arrested Wednesday but […]

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Report: New Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Was Allegedly An ‘Active Participant’ In Apparent Assault [Updated]

Photo: Richard Shotwell (Invision/Associated Press) The Chicago Police department’s investigation into the alleged racist and homophobic attack on entertainer Jussie Smollett has shifted from identifying potential assailants to focusing on the Empire star himself—as police now reportedly believe Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. According to CNN, the two men, brothers Olabinjo and […]

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FBI Investigating Racist and Homophobic Attack Against Jussie Smollett Due to Previous Threat 

Jussie Smollett attends the Black AIDS Institute’s 2018 Heroes in The Struggle Gala on December 01, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Rachel Luna (Getty Images) To say Wednesday was a whirlwind of emotions is putting it lightly. A rollercoaster ride of progression has surfaced regarding the reported homophobic and racist attack on Jussie Smollett that […]

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