via BlackAmericaWeb/NY Magee, Tis The Season and actor/singer Jussie Smollett go into the act of giving by linking up with youth and environmental activist Mari Copeny to surprise students at a local school with backpacks and toys. The actor also donated $10,000 to the Flint KIDS program. according to TMZ. CLICK HERE to read […]

  via TV ONE: FOX has announced Empire will end after its sixth season. The Lee Daniels‘ drama famously starred Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard,Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Bryshere Gray.   Unlike Daniels’ other series Star, which was canceled last week, the Lyons will get a proper send-off with 20 episodes. “We are turning the final season into a large TV event, […]

via BlackAmeicaWeb: Fox has revealed that Empire will return for a sixth season but it appears that Jussie Smollett will not. Smollett was written out of the final two episodes of season 5 after being accused of faking an attack he claimed happened to him back in January. His future and the show’s future have been in question ever […]

via eurweb: *The cast of “Empire” continues to show support for Jussie Smollett, who has been shrouded in suspicion since his highly publicized hate crime hoax scandal. The singer/actor was accused of orchestrating a racially-charged attack on himself in later January in Chicago, but was ultimately cleared of all 16 charges in the case. Now, his […]

via EEWMagazine/Article By Hope Johnston: These are crazy times for the cast members of Fox’s hit show, “Empire,” ever since one of its stars, Jussie Smollett, filed a police report alleging a hate crime. Taraji P. Henson, known for her role as Cookie Lyon on the series, says she keeps things together—despite public drama, as […]

via News5: The city of Chicago wants $130,106.15 in the next seven days from actor Jussie Smollett, to cover the cost of the investigation into claims he was attacked in what he described to police investigators as a possible hate crime. In a letter sent to Smollett in care of his attorneys, the city’s corporation […]

via CNN: Friends and colleagues of Jussie Smollett are weighing in on the news that all the charges against the actor — who was accused of staging a hate crime against himself — have been dropped. The announcement from prosecutors in Chicago came Tuesday. Smollett had pleaded not guilty to 16 felony disorderly conduct charges. The Cook […]

via CNN: Police said investigators had more than enough evidence to convict actor Jussie Smollett but in an unexpected turn of events, prosecutors decided to drop all charges against him. Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent still think the “Empire” actor staged an attack on himself and even the lead prosecutor on the case said he still […]

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 fox32/wgn Empire” actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in early Thursday to face accusations that he filed a police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said. Smollett turned himself around 5 a.m. Thursday at […]

viachicagotribune: Chicago police on Wednesday evening released images of “potential persons of interest’’ wanted for questioning about an alleged assault and battery of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. The images came from a surveillance camera, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said The department issued a community alert along with the images that said the two people were […]

via EEWMagazine/Alexis Davis: Gospel singer-songwriter Fred Hammond may not agree with “Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s gay lifestyle, but he isn’t willing to sit back and let hate prevail. The 58-year-old award-winning composer tweeted, “Prayers go up for Jussie Smollett,” and condemned the brutal attack on the well-known actor. Smollett told police he was walking downtown […]