Jussie Smollett Has Reportedly Been Indicted on Felony Charges.
Jussie Smollett was indicted on Wednesday evening for filing a false police report, facing three years in prison. According to TMZ, Ola and Abel Osundairo—the two brothers who were reportedly involved—told Grand Jurors that they staged and were paid for Jussie’s attack.
“The brothers were caught on camera buying a bunch of supplies before the incident … including ski masks, gloves, bandanas, sunglasses and red hats,” TMZ adds.
“Like any other citizen, Mr. Smollett enjoys the presumption of innocence, particularly when there has been an investigation like this one where information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked,” Jussie’s attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor Henderson, said in a statement shared by TMZ.
“Given these circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount and aggressive defense.”
Idris Elba Is Hosting SNL on March 9.
Y‘all ready? Khalid is also scheduled as the musical guest, so it’s definitely an episode worth watching—you know, despite the show not being what it was since like… the 90s.
Elba makes his appearance ahead of the premiere of his Netflix comedy, Turn Up Charlie, which hits the streaming platform on March 15. Elba will play “a struggling DJ-turned-nanny” in the show, which was co-created by Elba himself along with Gary Reich.
“Kaepernick Sacrificed His Career—What More Do People Want?” Asks The Undefeated.
A recent piece written by The Undefeated’s Bomani Jones explores the disappointment many felt upon Kaepernick’s recent settlement, as well as expectations for Kaep to be this generation’s Ali.
“Many do want Kaepernick to be Ali, leader of a generation bent on resistance,” Jones writes. “Given his and Reid’s belief that he should have been the face of the NFL’s Players Coalition, a group working with the league to support causes particular to black people in America, it’s fair to say he wants to lead and it’s debatable whether he knows how to do so.”
Jones adds, “Not only is that OK, it should be expected. The prerequisite for courteous indifference to the national anthem isn’t the ability to helm a revolution. Rosa Parks didn’t have to be Martin Luther King, too, but that’s what is expected of Kaepernick.”
Read more here.
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