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Jussie Smollett: Chicago Prosecution was Malicious
November 20, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Former “Empire” actor ... says his $10,000 payment after the close of a criminal case should prevent Chicago from seeking reimbursement for a police investigation of his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack. ... read more »
Terrence Howard Receives Walk of Fame Star
September 27, 2019
Directors Malcolm D. Lee and Dito Montiel preceded Howard in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Centro Complex on Hollywood Boulevard, near the corner of Hollywood and Vine. Lee directed Howard in the 1999 romantic comedy-drama  "The Best Man'' and its 2013 sequel, "The Best Man Holiday.'' Montiel directed Howard in the 2009 sports action drama "Fighting.'' ... read more »
Empire Star Taraji Henson Speaks on Suicide and Mental Health on Capitol Hill
July 25, 2019
"It breaks my heart to know that 5-year-old children are contemplating life and death, I just...I'm sorry. That one is tough for me. So, I'm here to appeal to you, because this is a national crisis. When I hear of kids going into bathrooms, cutting themselves, you're supposed to feel safe in school,” Henson told the members of Congress and those in the audience in a hearing room on Capitol Hill in Washington. ... read more »
Another “Empire” Actor Arrested, but on Traffic Offense
June 17, 2019
Bryshere Gray courtesy photo CHICAGO (AP) — Another “Empire” actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. Police spokeswoman Karie James said Monday that Bryshere Gray, ... read more »
Watching a father & son
June 13, 2019
It is not just that the DJ Pryor and son video is adorable. It reminds the viewer of the components of love that must exist between a parent and child. ... read more »
A Sold-Out Crowd Gathered to Honor African Americans In The LGBTQ+ Community
May 7, 2019
The black-tie affair honored African American, trailblazing men and women whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ+ community. The Truth Awards embodies the belief that members of the Black LGBTQ+ community and its allies who embrace and live their truth should be recognized and honored.  In addition, BBLA awarded $13,000 in scholarships to college-bound students Julian Roberson, Algernon Jackson, and Moses Hinton. ... read more »
Jussie Smollett will Not Return to ‘Empire’ for Next Season
May 1, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox Entertainment said Tuesday that Jussie Smollett will not return to his series “Empire” next season in the wake of allegations by Chicago officials the actor lied about a racially motivated attack. ... read more »
WATCH BREAKING NEWS: ALL CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST JUSSIE SMOLLETT
March 26, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett say charges alleging he lied to police about attack have been dropped. Developing story…. ... read more »
For Jussie Smollett, One Story Equals 16 Felony Counts
March 14, 2019
News that a grand jury had indicted ``Empire'' actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying to Chicago police about being attacked by two masked men may not have made much of a splash except for one thing: The lone felony count that Smollett had been arrested on last month had turned into 16. ... read more »
Chicago Police Announce “Shift” in Investigation Regarding Jussie Smollett Case, Confusion
February 21, 2019
“We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed in a statement. “We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview,” he added. ... read more »
Statement from Jussie Smollett’s Attorneys
February 20, 2019
“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS – WATCH: Jussie Smollett Describes His Account, As Police Officials Name Him a Suspect for Filing A False Police Report
February 20, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, ... read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Polices Sources Reporting Evidence Suggests Jussie Smollett Orchestrated Attack
February 16, 2019
According to CNN and the ... , police sources have said detectives are investigating the possibility that Smollett had 2 brothers fake the alleged attack around 2 a.m. ... read more »
Jussie Smollett Turns Over Phone Records, Says He Redacted Phone Files to Protect Privacy
February 13, 2019
CHICAGO (AP) — Jussie Smollett on Tuesday said he redacted some information from his phone before giving it to Chicago police investigating a reported attack on the “Empire” actor in order to protect the privacy of contacts and people who are not relevant to the attack. ... read more »
‘Empire’ Cast Member Alleges Homophobic Attack in Chicago
February 1, 2019
A cast member on the hit television show "Empire'' alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday. ... read more »
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