via BlackAmericaWeb/NY Magee, USA Today: Recently during a court hearing a Michigan judge agreed to allow a handwriting expert examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin‘s death. Judge Jennifer Callaghan also placed administration of the Queen of Soul’s estate under court supervision. “That means the court will have a role in major decisions about her estate, including […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has pleaded not guilty to the charges accusing him of lying to police about being attacked in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago. The 36-year-old actor’s lawyer, Tina Glandian, entered the plea Thursday on Smollett’s behalf after Judge Steven Watkins was assigned to oversee the case, including the trial. […]

via News5: It’s the highest-risk classification a criminal can have: Bill Cosby is now considered a “sexually violent predator,” and he’s been sentenced to 3 to 10 years in a state prison. Cosby, a television superstar and comedy entertainer, is 81 years old. His bail was revoked and he was escorted from the courthouse in […]

via BCNN1: John Cowell, the man charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with Sunday night’s BART stabbing, made his first appearance in court Wednesday. Dozens of grieving family members wore pictures of Nia Wilson. “I’m just so sad for my baby that’s all I know,” said Alicia Grayson, Nia Wilson’s mother. Grayson says […]

According to CNN: Breaking News – Bill Cosby Found Guilty On 3 Charges of Aggravated Indecent Assault. The 80-year-old TV icon is convicted on all three counts. He faces up to 10 years in prison for each count. The jury in the Bill Cosby indecent assault trial has reached a verdict, according to media reports. The panel […]

via BCNN1: Simone Biles’ mother has said she wants to appear in court for the criminal sentencing of former Team USA gymnastics physician Dr. Larry Nassar whom her daughter has accused of molestation. Biles, the record holder for the most gold medals won by an American female gymnast in a single Olympic game, spoke Monday […]

via Joy105/TMZ: Venus Williams is finally making herself available to talk to opposing lawyers about the fatal car crash … and the wrongful death lawsuit. According to a court doc obtained by TMZ Sports … Venus will sit for a deposition on November 9 in West Palm Beach. As we first reported … attorneys for the estate of Jerome […]

via Fox5dc: A warrant has been issued for a D.C. woman charged with throwing a cup filled with urine at a Metrobus driver after officials said she skipped her court date Thursday. Opal Brown, 38, failed to appear or her misdemeanor initial status hearing, court records indicate Police said Brown was riding on a Metrobus […]

  Shortly after Venus Williams filed an emergency order in the fatal crash case leveled against her, a video shows that Williams lawfully entered the intersection. According to USA Today, police said that new video surveillance footage showed Williams entering the intersection on June 9 legally before the collision in Palm Beach Gardens, Flordia. Linda Barson’s car collided with Williams’ SUV in an […]

The jury in Bill Cosby’s trial failed to reach a verdict after a fourth day of deliberations and will resume its work on Friday at 9 a.m. Earlier Thursday, jurors said they were deadlocked and could not come to a unanimous consensus on any of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault the comedian faces. […]

getty image: Deliberations began in Bill Cosby’s trial on charges of aggravated indecent assault on Monday night after prosecutors and defense attorneys made their final pleas to the jury. In a fiery closing statement, defense attorney Brian McMonagle said the prosecution’s key witness, Andrea Constand, had too many inconsistencies in her story to be a […]

getty image: Bill Cosby went on trial Monday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a decade ago, with prosecutors immediately introducing evidence the 79-year-old TV star once known as America’s Dad had done it before to someone else. The prosecution’s opening witness was not the person Cosby is charged with […]