Queen Latifah supports Jussie Smollett until there’s ‘definitive proof’ he lied

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Queen Latifah is standing by Jussie Smollett until she sees “definitive proof” he lied.

During an appearance on the Yahoo News series, “Through Her Eyes,” host Zainab Salbi asked Latifah for her thoughts on Smollett, who is accused of allegedly staging a hate crime.

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Smollett says he redacted phone files to protect privacy

By : wire report
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CHICAGO (AP) | Jussie Smollett on Feb. 12 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.

Smollett’s representatives issued a statement a day after police said the heavily redacted phone records he turned over to detectives this week were insufficient for a criminal investigation.

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‘Empire’ star Jussie Smollett attacked in Chicago by MAGA supporters

By : Jeremy Williams
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Out actor Jussie Smollett, best known for playing Jamal Lyon in the hit FOX television series “Empire,” was attacked outside of a Chicago Subway in the early morning hours Jan. 29 in an apparent hate crime attack, according to TMZ.

Smollet, who arrived in Chicago from New York late Jan. 28, went to the Subway to get food around 2 a.m. and was attacked by two men as he left, the outlet reported.

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White supremacist, Nazi graffiti found outside King of Peace church

By : Jeremy Williams
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ST. PETERSBURG – Anti-Semitic and hate-speech graffiti was left on the sidewalk outside of the King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church in St. Petersburg Nov. 14.

The graffiti consisted of large swastikas, along with the letters MAGA and the number 1488, according to St. Petersburg Police Department spokesperson Yolanda Fernadez.

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