“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was attacked in the early morning hours on Tuesday in what Chicago police are calling a possible hate crime. Smollett was attacked by two people “yelling out racial and homophobic slurs,” according to police. A representative for Smollett did not immediately return CNN’s request for comment. The offenders physically attacked Smollett and “poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim,” police said.
According to police, one of Smollett’s alleged attackers also put a rope around his neck. Both fled the scene. Smollett took himself to Northwestern Hospital and “is in good condition,” police said. “Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime,” the police statement said. Smollett has starred on Fox’s “Empire” since 2015. He plays Jamal, a successful singer in the musical Lyon family.
Like his character, Smollett identifies as gay. When asked for comment, the network referred CNN to Smollett’s representative. A representative for GLAAD told CNN the organization has reached out Smollett to offer assistance and support.”Jussie is a true champion for LGBTQ people and is beloved by the community and allies around the world,” a GLAAD spokesperson said in a statement.
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382.
Sixty-three-year-old Deborah Cantwell of Greentown, Indiana, was arrested on Thursday for misdemeanor charges of intimidation and criminal mischief. The charges came after Cantwell left a note on a neighbor’s door demanding they move their biracial son out of the “all-white neighborhood.” Continue reading “Indiana Woman Arrested After Leaving Racist Note On Neighbor’s Door”
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) wants Florida to change its racist and discriminatory hair policies which infringe on the liberties of black students.
In a letter sent to the Florida Department of Education, the LDF demanded six schools in the state dismiss bans on locs and braids. Continue reading “NAACP Legal Defense Fund Demands Florida Schools End Racist Hair Policies”
Meanwhile in racist asshole news. Steven M. Alembik called President Barack Obama a NIGGER on Twitter.
A new racial controversy is already swirling around Ron DeSantis’ campaign, just weeks after the Republican nominee in Florida’s competitive gubernatorial race told voters not to “monkey this up” by electing his black Democratic rival. Continue reading “Ron DeSantis’, major donor called President Barack Obama a NIGGER on Twitter”
“You’re standing on public property, ma’am. This is not public property,” starts the now-viral #BrooklynBecky video. The 19-year-old white woman of Puerto Rican heritage, who uses the name “Bella” on social media, directed her confused statement to Darsell Obregon, as she called the police on her.
Why did Brooklyn Becky alert the authorities? For Obregon’s very serious crime of standing in her doorway during a rainstorm, and waiting for an Uber while being perceived (incorrectly, according to Obregon) as a black woman. Continue reading “#BrooklynBecky Exposes ‘Wokewashed’ White Supremacy”
In African American News ,A Mary Stevens continued her crusade to keep the name of a Confederate General on a Georgia park by informing her county commission that erasing the rebel soldier’s name is the same thing Islamic State terrorists did in the Middle East. Continue reading “Mary Stevens Says ‘Minority’ Who Doesn’t Like Confederate Monuments is Like ISIS”
A Maryland priest told a black family to “get the hell out” of his church mid-funeral. He didn’t just instruct them to leave; he said to take their deceased loved one with them. Continue reading “White Priest Tells Grieving Black Family To ‘Get The Hell Out’ During Funeral, Threatens To Call Police”
We are living in a time in which the media has brought the appropriation, consumption and annihilation of Black and brown culture front and center. We are flooded as adults with such triggering imagery and conversation, but one thing we continuously fail to address is how it’s affecting the most vulnerable and inquisitive audience: our children. Continue reading “A YOUNG BLACK GIRL BREAKS DOWN RACISM AND GENTRIFICATION IN MUCH-NEEDED NEW SERIES”
Have you ever referred to someone or something as racist?
While many people shy away from using the word because of its incendiary nature, I use it a lot. A whole lot. My predilection for using the term is not because I think everything and everyone is racist. It’s that I want to normalize the word. Continue reading “10 Euphemisms For ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings”
Cracker Barrel has a long history of racism against employees and customers.
The internet’s list of receipts about racism at Cracker Barrel just got longer. A Black man took his complaint about the restaurant to court after he was thrown out of a Cracker Barrel in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. Continue reading “Man Was Thrown Out Of A Cracker Barrel For Just Sitting Down”