‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime

‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime

“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.

Indiana Woman Arrested After Leaving Racist Note On Neighbor’s Door

Indiana Woman Arrested After Leaving Racist Note On Neighbor’s Door

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”

Ron DeSantis’, major donor called President Barack Obama a NIGGER on Twitter

Steven M. Alembik called President Barack Obama a NIGGER on Twitter

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”

#BrooklynBecky Exposes ‘Wokewashed’ White Supremacy

“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”

A YOUNG BLACK GIRL BREAKS DOWN RACISM AND GENTRIFICATION IN MUCH-NEEDED NEW SERIES

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”

10 Euphemisms For ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings

Have you ever referred to someone or something as racist?

I have.

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”