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Black AIDS Institute’s 20th Gala Honored Karamo and Tarell Alvin McCraney Raises 300K
February 21, 2020
The Black AIDS Institute (BAI) hosted its 20th Annual Heroes in the Struggle Gala on Saturday February 8th, 2020 at the California African American Museum. Actor and activist, Jay Ellis welcomed the audience along with Senator Holly Mitchell. ... read more / view gallery »
Jussie Smollett: Chicago Prosecution was Malicious
November 22, 2019
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution and says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack because it accepted his $10,000 bail “as payment in full.” ... read more »
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 »
Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files
June 6, 2019
Cook County State's Attorney, Kim Foxx offered the new public explanation in a statement issued along with the release of 2,000 pages of documents in the case ... read more »
The Mueller Report: Blacks Better Be Careful
May 9, 2019
“Let’s get one thing straight, Democrats don’t have the guts to actually file articles of impeachment against President Trump after Mueller has clearly stated there is not sufficient evidence for him to bring any charges.” ... 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 »
Beyonce, ‘Black Panther’ win at 50th NAACP Image Awards
April 4, 2019
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. ... read more »
Prosecutors Dismiss Charges Against Smollett, Draw Backlash 
March 28, 2019
Infuriating Chicago’s mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the “Empire” actor accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself agreed to let the city keep his $10,000 in bail. But he maintained his innocence and insisted he was attacked.  ... 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 »
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