racism

Jussie Smollett
Scott Kirkland/Fox/PictureGroup/Sipa USA
February 22, 2019 - 10:42 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of the Fox TV show announced Friday. The...
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Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago police on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Chicago Police Department
February 21, 2019 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including giving them specific slurs to yell, telling them to shout "MAGA country" and pointing out a surveillance camera that he thought would record...
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Jussie Smollett
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
February 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett were keeping quiet about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor a day after authorities said the case had "shifted" and that they want to interview Smollett again. Pamela Sharp, a spokeswoman for Smollett...
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Jussie Smollett
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
February 15, 2019 - 2:45 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have...
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This image released by ABC shows Irish actor Liam Neeson, left, with co-host Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America," Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in New York.
Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via AP
February 05, 2019 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The red carpet for the premiere of Liam Neeson's latest film was canceled Tuesday, a day after a British newspaper published an interview in which the actor discussed wanting to kill a random black person nearly 40 years ago when a close friend told him she had been raped by a black...
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Liam Neeson
Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file
February 05, 2019 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Liam Neeson says violence breeds violence and bigotry breeds bigotry. The 66-year-old actor appeared Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," one day after he told an interviewer that he had violent thoughts about killing a black person after learning nearly 40 years ago that...
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Tara Raigns, of Petersburg, Va., right, reacts to Gov. Ralph Northam's comments during a news conference in the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va., on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.
Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
February 04, 2019 - 6:58 am
(AP) — When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-...
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Jussie Smollett
Valerie Macon/Getty Images via CNN
January 31, 2019 - 7:43 am
By Sandra Gonzalez, CNN (CNN) -- Chicago police have photos of people they'd like to talk to in the case involving "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who was the victim of what police are investigating as a possible hate crime. Investigators have located a surveillance camera that shows people who are...
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Online leader Amazon Inc. has refused comment on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between two locations.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File
January 25, 2019 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Privacy and civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its...
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Yukai Yang
Northampton County District Attorney's Office
John McDevitt
December 20, 2018 - 11:20 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Lehigh University chemistry student has been charged with attempting to kill his roommate by slowly poisoning him. According to the Northampton County District Attorney's Office, 22-year-old Yukai Yang ordered chemicals online, including thallium. He is accused of...
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