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According to an investigative report by the Chicago Tribune, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx was approached by a politically-connected lawyer close to Chicago's most prominent political families, the Obamas and the Emanuels, on behalf of the city's star resident, Jussie Smollett.

Smollett made headlines when he claimed he was the victim of a brutal racist and homophobic hate crime outside his Chicago condo on Jan. 29.

Politicians and fellow celebrities expressed their outrage over the alleged hate crime - which they blamed entirely on President Trump and his supporters.

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Smollett, 36, was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with felony disorder for lying to police. He was later hit with 16 felony counts. He plead not guilty during a court appearance on March 14.

Chicago Tribune reporters Megan Crepeau and Jeremy Gorner obtained messages exchanged between Kim Foxx and lawyer Tina Tchen, who was chief of staff for former first lady Michelle Obama. Tchen, a good friend of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's wife, Amy Rule, was apparently a go-between for a member of the Smollett family.

The email and text exchanges began Feb. 1, three days after Smollett told police he was beaten by 2 Trump supporters who yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him.

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In one email, Foxx told Tchen she relayed a message to Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson, pictured left, about dropping the Smollett case and turning it over to the feds.

"Spoke to the Superintendent Johnson. I convinced him to reach out to FBI to ask that they take over the investigation," Foxx wrote to Tchen.

That same day, Foxx texted Smollett's relative with good news.

"Spoke to the superintendent earlier, he made the ask," Foxx wrote. "Trying to figure out logistics. I'll keep you posted."

"Omg this would be a huge victory," the Smollett relative replied.

"I make no guarantees, but I'm trying," Foxx replied.

"I understand," the Smollett relative typed. "I appreciate the effort."

That same effort wasn't afforded to the city's poor, less politically-connected citizens, noted Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass in his column published on March 15.

"You know who doesn't get to call Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and text her and have omg moments?" Kass wrote.

"The victims of real crimes, not fake ones. Crimes with real blood and real pain, floating face down in Chicago's river of violence. Like 1-year-old Dejon Irving, shot in the gang wars just about the time Smollett wanted to become a hero."

"All Kim Foxx had to say was 'it's under investigation. I can't have this conversation,'" writes Kass.

With the heat turned up high by the Tribune's investigative reporters, Foxx's staff scrambled to contain the damage.

Kiera Ellis, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office, said Tchen contacted Foxx on behalf of the Smollett family because they had "concerns about the investigation."

Ellis said Foxx reached out to Superintendent Johnson when they still believed Smollett was a victim.

"When she initially engaged in the communications, Mr. Smollett was still believed to be the victim of the crime," Ellis said. "As the investigation started to change and it became a possibility that he could actually be a suspect, that is when she made the decision (to recuse herself)."

According to The Tribune, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi could not verify whether Johnson and Foxx discussed turning the case over to federal agents and refused to ask the superintendent about it.

The released texts between Foxx and the relative stop on Feb. 13, the same day a memo was sent out by Foxx's chief ethics officer, April Perry, informing staff that Foxx "is recused" from the Smollett investigation. It did not say why.

Foxx publicly recused herself on Feb. 19, the day before charges were filed against Smollett accusing him of staging a hate crime with 2 other individuals because he was dissatisfied with his salary on Fox TV's soap opera Empire.

Foxx was mocked on Facebook by Anita Alvarez, the former state's attorney who was easily defeated by Foxx in the 2016 elections.

"Maybe I should have just recused myself from the difficult cases that came across my desk when I was state's attorney," Alvarez wrote sarcastically on Facebook. "I was under the impression that when the voters elected me and I took my oath of office it meant I had to do my job."

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  • MzJamaica

    I got nothing for this case.. Hey Sandra! Hey Rosebuds, have a blessed evening.

  • Scromes1212

    This is why it’s so frustrating when people yell about voting for black folks just because they black smh they get in positions of power and do the same underhanded sh* t crooked white folks do smh.

  • Eileen

    its a slow day on this thread in other words he is such old news and what is this about the dark sunglasses as if he is shooting a scene from empire...smh

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Hey hun, you too. ??

  • Renee26

    Ok... People call in fovors when they know people. It just makes Jussie look worse because he made this up when people cared about him enough to help.

  • Li-Wright

    OH LAWD, Kim just lost her next election in 2 years. Whoever challenges her is going to beat her over the head about this.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It sounds like the Obamas called in a favor.

  • Li-Wright

    Nope, it sounds like the "friends" of the Obamas called in a favor. Chief Johnson is on his way out when Emanuel leaves office.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If Jussie called or text Michelle Obama or any of her "friends", the feds have his phone records.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Kim might be on her way out the door with him if the feds determine she used her influence to interfere in an active criminal case.

  • ?? Kari ?????????
  • dontgetblocked

    That little drama queen is going to take a lot of people down with him!

  • dontgetblocked

    Sooner or later, their dirt is going to come out as well.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    My heart just sank. He didn't have to k1ll the baby.

  • WinterIsComing

    Oh please! Do you know how many families and corporations can be connected through legal counsel?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Boy just tell the people you lied and take that "L"

  • MissMaryMack410

    Do you think there is a possible connection/tie to Kamala Harris (being as though this is a political attorney) as some people initially thought/insinuated early on???

  • Ghost

    ?! Very disappointed..she knows Better!

  • Meme

    Ms Sandra could you please do an article about scientists who have decided to find a cure for sickle cell using hiv!!! How messed up and sick is that? Of course since sickle cell affects predominantly black people we can all see exactly where this is going wow just shocking.... trying every opportunity to annihilate the black race

  • 2gr8ful

    No matter what, Jussie is still the hot topic Jan, Feb, March.... If he could have only imagined how famous he was going to become from that one night....

  • Mielle Downey

    Kim Ford is a clout chasing pos for that. You mean to tell me only rich folks who are well connected get her unpaid devotion?if this ain't some ish. I hope her clout chasing was worth her credibility. Black people are the always first ones to get turned out and the first ones to be the sacrifice.

  • Mielle Downey

    Queens like Jussie have over inflated sense of importance and lack common sense. These are the people you hold at arms length cus they will take you down with them when they get caught up.

  • Mielle Downey

    I cant wait because elites black people like this always show thier behind to to common folk.

  • Mielle Downey

    I think this is how they found out Kim was involved in the first place.

  • the guest

    This is true.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    But this is the thing I always say about celebrities and politicians running for office. Do not fall for voting for Stacy Abrams or whoever cuz that celebrity can call them directly, you and I can't.

    I'm not surprised at this connection at all. So once again boys and girls, ignore any celeb telling you or influencing you to vote a certain way.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The little girl, mama's boyfriend?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The little girl, mama's boyfriend?

  • KcoolMuziq

    OMG! I hope this is NOT true about one of RnB's greatest still young singers.

    It's just too soon for this. God don't let this happen.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you're just dumb.

  • MsPam

    Damn I just read about this . ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't understand how turning the case over to the feds would have made it better since Jussie included the Orange Anus in his accusations when he falsely claimed that the assaulters yelled 'MAGA'.

    It would have been worse if the case had been turned over to the feds because you know how petty Trump is.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do not fall for voting for Stacy Abrams or whoever cuz that celebrity can call them directly,

    You sound dumb. So you would prefer a redneck like Brian Kemp to be in office and doing favors for his friends and family?

    If only black people would concentrate on policies and not personalities or other side issues.

  • Rahab

    Preckwinkle, so tired of her Sorors telling us about the misdeeds of her opponent and trying to justify her track record as Alderman and Cook County Board President.

  • Rahab

    Preckwinkle, so tired of her Sorors telling us about the misdeeds of her opponent and trying to justify her track record as Alderman and Cook County Board President.

  • Rahab

    Kim Foxx. Donors and political backing during election make people forget about ethics.

  • Rahab

    Kim Foxx. Donors and political backing during election make people forget about ethics.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I wonder if John Legend contacted her about R. Kelly's case. I would love to see the text messages she shared about him and who's really behind his this new prosecution.

  • Meme

    Woz up with you what have i said now? The amount of times i've wanted to call you out on the idiot you are but have kept it respectful, and skipped over your foolish comments until you come up with something sensible jeez,

  • Ms..N

    Jussie will be the google definition liar lookup !!https://media3.giphy.com/media/vg1ewVKZkCwFy/giphy.gif

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ?????????????

  • Sushi

    Log out,.... No log out now, go straight to bed, No supper tonight. ...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Link pls because I couldnt find it.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Funneee!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Exactly but that Ego can be a BIYATCH ???

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Empire ratings have already gone down the drain so his plan is working BUT was it worth possible jail time and/or probation? I think not???

  • Meme
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Grrrrrrrrrrrr????????????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They use gene editing to alter the genetic code in the HIV virus by cutting out the parts that causes infection and inserting the edited DNA that cures sickle cell. The non-infectious HIV virus then enters the patient's red blood cells and deposits the newly altered DNA. So far it's working. They are doing more testing to make sure.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/could-gene-therapy-cure-sickle-cell-anemia-60-minutes/

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Kim Foxx is just looking out for her peeps. Political corruption in Chicago runs wider than the Grand Canyon.

  • joel adams

    He ain’t getting no jail time.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Black politicians are easier to buy off. They're so eager to appease their masters (i.e., wealthy campaign donors).

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Kamala was Kim's mentor.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    DANG...he aint d3ad yet l0l!
    "Donald Trump's former business partner is being sued for $50million by his three sons who say the billionaire real estate developer refuses to give them access to their slice of the family fortune.
    His estranged children Benjamin, 21, Jonathan, 20, and 19-year-old Matthew are said to want $50 million in damages plus parts of the real estate and access to a trust.

    Court papers say: 'Now, with Elie Hirschfeld estranged from his three children, who have all recently reached the age of majority, Elie refuses to acknowledge plaintiffs’ interest in these properties or to account for the income these properties have been earning since these interests were irrevocably transferred to plaintiffs.

    'Elie has hidden these interests from his children and continues to cover up these interests in an effort to defraud the plaintiffs."

  • Meme

    Thanks for the reply, my thoughts are that they are only just getting a grip on hiv, which they did not gave in the 90s, there is still no cure, this can potentially lead to the creation of a superbug, i just don't understand the reasoning behind this. I have heard that potentially hiv can be cured with some kind of bone marrow transplant and also sickle cell anaemia (can be cured with a bone marrow transplant) so im just wondering why they chose hiv as a potential cure for sickle cell to me it seems bizzare and i believe there are ulterior motives just like when they play "humanitarians" and taking vaccines to Africa which end up being a poison challis and killing many or experimenting on Africans human guinea pigs...but hey just my "dumb" opinion eh

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, but they usually don't use their legal counsel to interfere in a criminal case that has nothing to do with them.

  • taneka simmons

    Bingo

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's why she recused herself so quickly. Notice how quickly she indicted R Kelly to distract the news media from Jussie's case.

  • goat

    They've used deactivated HIV virus to cure/kill certain cancers. Saw the documentary on HBO Viceland, probably can find it on youtube. When the doctors explained how and why they used the virus to cure cancer it made sense. Probably the same reason they used it to cure sickle cell. These were white people they cured tho.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The HIV virus is like a DNA factory. It easily gets inside white blood cells to deposit its own DNA inside the cell to make copies of itself. No other virus is that ingenious.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for the link. That's sad news.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Very interesting.
    L0l@ Gayle saying she smiled like she had 126 teeth!

  • Meme

    Hmmm interesting, i shall reserve judgement, but you know some people are so stupid *roderick* that they believe whatever the scientists say as gospel (ehem) *roderick* just like they where using blood they thought was "safe" all those years ago on the haemophiliacs

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    At the time, Kim had no clue that Jussie was lying. That's why she wanted to drop the case and turn it over to the feds. She thought it was a nothing burger.

  • Meme

    Who is Gayle?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Gayle King. During the interview with Jennelle.

  • Meme

    Who Jenelle?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The young lady in the CBS video who received the altered HIV DNA.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    L0L! The girl cured of Sickle Cell.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He tried to use his celebrity privilege to get the prosecutor to drop the case. The judge will throw the book at him.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    While Kim Foxx and Eddie Johnson were calling Jussie a victim, the dozen investigators were doing their jobs.

  • pure_rachet

    Paris Jackson attempted suicide this morning...

  • Meme

    Oooops ? way past my bedtime!

  • Meme

    I'l be truthful i only watched the first couple minutes of the video

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She said that's a lie.

  • Meme

    I most certainly hope they DO NOT throw the book at him, i hope he gets a slap on the wrist (fine) a week in rehab and then sent on his merry way, yes the guy has been an idiot however, people are committing murder and they're back in their jobs the very next week i dont understand why certain people want to see him hung drawn and quartered

  • MsPam

    She said that was a lie as she left a KFC yes she’s black! We don’t want to leave this world until we get a two piece! ????Don’t@me!

  • Li-Wright

    Are you sure they're his "children" and not grandchildren? I gotta read this because Mr. Elie must have married and & had babies late-age.

  • Li-Wright

    Meme, I agree but trust me. The prosecutors have offered him a plea deal. This case is taking too much of their time. Jussie probably declined, trying to save face.

  • Li-Wright

    You forgot the Latinx in Chicago politics.

  • Li-Wright

    It's working using HIV. I'm sure the sickle cell patents are glad.

  • Li-Wright

    What is wrong with men? Why would you kill your child? He could have left the baby in the house, left the baby on the highway somewhere.

  • Li-Wright

    He was the baby's father. But if you see his picture he had tattooed his face. No way would I allow a child of mine date a man with a tattooed face. He was probably "a rapper"....betcha.

  • Li-Wright

    I'm in Chicago, I'm not voting for either one of the ladies. Sitting my arse down and out on this one.

  • Meme

    I reserve judgement, we wait and see i guess!

  • Ebony Starr

    So heartbreaking!!

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Politicians in general, not just black ones, are easily bought off. The faster we can get big business out of politics, the faster our elected officials start back making decisions in favor of their constituents.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    It sounds the reachiest of all reaches to blame something on the Obamas...again?????

  • Rahab

    My ancestry won't allow me to sit out. I wanted to for the primary. Now the run offs. Ugh!

  • Rahab

    It's a way of life for politicians. Ghost payroll, patronage jobs and cover ups galore.

  • Rahab

    It was too cold for anything including crime. He thought they were still filming. There are tons of missing and presumed dead women during this same time with little to no news coverage.

  • Rahab

    Held a press conference after documentary aired looking for victims and evidence. Trying to make a name for herself with a high profile case.

  • the guest

    The Jacksons may have some self hate issues but at the same time love being black. All Michaels kids were raised and socialized black. Especially the oldest son, he’s white, and it’s shocking how black he is. We have to remember these kids were raised in Michael’s black family.

  • Pamela

    I'm surprised Hillary Clinton and Bill haven't been blamed as well.

  • bemetoo

    off topic did yall see d wade son zion audition for ru pauls drag race???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So where's the conspiracy?

  • girlyardie

    Jessie case got priority over all else that was going on in the city because his family is politically connected. And people in high places was willing jump on the band wagon and up for the take, giving out insiders information.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And that backfired, right because he lied.

    So the only person 'harmed' is Jussie.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This my gif right here haven't used this one in a while .... dead ?????

  • MistaO

    I'm sorry, but until everyone starts being treated with equity within the entire criminal justice system, I want Jusse to get the most minimal charges or sentence possible.

    How many Black people have done jail time just for using a relative's address to send their children to a halfway decent school? Yet, how many of these people caught up in this pay for college scandal do you believe will really pay a price?

    And this is the ONE they decided to bust, for whatever reason, you know this stuff has been going on for decades.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Are you even a gay male making that statement? Wow, some black women get so obsessed with the nuances of black gay men that I think you all somehow begin to step over that fine line. SMH

  • J’aime Sucer

    I wonder what she looks like without the Marcia Brady weave

  • Itzgoingdown2

    While you walk around with a dress, lipstick a face full of makeup and hair stubble demanding to be addressed as a woman and access to the ladies restroom with 7 year old little girls. ?????

    I don't give a fvck what Obama told you. YOU ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE A WOMAN. ?????????

  • Evillene

    Hate crimes are federal offenses. Why wouldn't a state or municipal prosecutor advocate for federal govt to investigate presumed federal crime? She'd be expected to do it to save city/state resources. Also, to protect investigation from ineptitude and racist agenda of CPD. As noted, they have their hands full NOT dealing with Chicago's violence epidemic. She didn't know he was lying. Nothing to see here.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Hopefully, Lee Daniels is one of them.

  • WinterIsComing

    There is no proof that the Obamas directed the legal counsel to do so. You’re grasping at straws.

  • Meme

    nope but isn't he 11?

  • Mielle Downey

    Black gay Male immulate black women because they have no identity. The nuances and mannerisms of black women are the platform they use to create from. So li ninja queen don't mess with your black female queen sensei who taught your sweet behind all you know. Now go play with the your friends before I have to read you for being clueless. Gay males like you are true women haters.

  • Omandesert

    That’s Her real hair....no weave

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Thank you!

  • Eileen

    And that's why our communities look like the third world! I guess republicanshe don't pay well because the politicians are usually dumb democrats trying to appease their masters

  • Eileen

    So if they don't kill us we we will kill us...next

  • Eileen

    They want the best for their investment black folks go back to their black ways white folks get a new lease on life and start kayaking swimming hiking we go to the backyard bar-b-q and hit up the club. .of course this is tongue in cheek bit you get my drift..lol

  • Eileen

    Science is so amazing

  • wigmon68

    Um, how would you know if there was a hate crime before establishing there was a crime at all? things get turned over to the feds after the local Pd's have investigated the crime. Gotta determine if there was an assault first, then you can investigate the particulars of the motive.

  • EMILY POST

    Why would she even jump into that case in the first place... Ohhh not the brightest.

  • Eileen

    All of this behind two men banging each other in ways God NEVER intended it's amazing...

  • Ghost

    Jussie’s LIES has tainted a lot of people! And whoever fell for it GOOD for them! Kim has access to a lot of privileged information...I’m sure she got wind that his story was a bit off ...heck use your “hood” (where she grew up) logic to know this was a little far fetched! But noooooo she wanted to stay in the mix and appease celebrities...smh. She’s NEW to the game! She should have immediately told Jurnee ? that it was out of her hands and she can’t discuss it! She not “seasoned “ yet... so STOP it!

    Idk if she will survive this...and I know she’s trying to cover her azz with black Chicago because NOW it’s all over the news that ELEVEN black women are missing and everybody is on the case! Now....FINALLY some serious coverage on our black women disappearing! If this is what it took...GREAT! Sigh...

  • Eileen

    What fine line? You shouldn't be gay read your Bible and I am not judging!

  • Eileen

    Obama messed up an entire generation of young black men but it is so ironic because he is married with children but he is telling your son's to marry men. Where does that leave the bw?

  • Evillene

    As alleged, on its face, it was a hate crime. I don't think it's fair to imply that Foxx colluded with anyone connected to Jussie. She is uniquely aware that the Feds are more capable than CPD. If it took CPD 2 weeks to figure out it was a hoax, it would have taken the Feds 2 days.

  • Evillene

    Because he is black and gay -- two "sins" that the world cannot abide.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Welp, Jussie taking plenty of folks down with him. Narcissists do not care about anybody but themselves.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Meanwhile bitch, go back to the Animal Planet where you clearly got your miseducation, find the closest animal likely to kill you, and stand in front of it. It's the only guarantee that you will not procreate and introduce the miseducation of your current ignorance to the next generation.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    You should be more Godly and respecting my wishes not to hear this Holier than thou "non-judgment." You could be useful demonstrating Godliness in your walk instead of coming for me.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    It is so laughable, a bitch thinks that I want to bleed once a month! Girl bye! Miss me with your sad attempt to feel important.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    What I should be, is authentically me. What you should do, is stay in your lane and focus on your own development. That's how that works.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    And by the way, cunt. Just like you believe your miserable existence has an identity, black gay men have that same understanding, regardless of your poorly constructed belief system that tells you otherwise. Now go sell your food stamps so you can buy those bundles.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U know how wealthy wyte guys are. These are probably the kids from his 2nd or 3rd wife.

  • Wile E. Coli

    She's dirty. Fire her.

  • Wile E. Coli

    "How many Black people have done jail time just for using a relative's address to send their children to a halfway decent school?"

    Why don't you tell us?

  • Kayke

    ????? I’m not seeing how this benefited Jussie. If what she requested did happen Jussie would be worst off right now.

  • Harley

    Those kids are white. Their dna is white. They will and would have white privilege whether raised by the jacksons or not. Crazy how black folks will allow other races to call themselves black yet want to deny real biracial people the ability to identify as “black”. Everyone wanna be black until it’s time to be black. Those kids are white! Point blank.

  • Harley

    You mean ALL RACES OF POLITICIANS. Why single out our race .... stop demonizing our people Sandra!

  • LogicAndReason

    I'm sure if you post that on your FB page several people will swear you "don't get it" and you "need to wake up".....It's so sad they want being black to be some sort of cult where I don't get to disagree with anybody black. Ever.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    But you think gay men have the right to demand being addressed and treated like a woman. ????????

  • Harley

    I know he looks all kinda crazy! Face tats all over the place. I don’t see how anyone could lay with much less procreate with that

  • LogicAndReason

    Ummm political corruption everywhere in the US is common-just like violence. Chicago isn't even in the top 5 most dangerous in the US statistically but it gets reported on so much that even where I live now in Eastern Europe they've heard about it.

    Chicago's corruption is done boldly, yes, but no more frequently than anywhere else although having 2 men (Daley Sr and Daley Jr)run it for a combined 40+ years is not normal. (Yes I was born in Chicago but I left for college and never moved back)

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Those are not gay men. Those are transgendered individuals. I don't identify with that subgroup. I suggest that you go find one and ask them what they think.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Such a laughable response. You know therapy is where you get closure regarding your insecurities surrounding men. Was Daddy absent? Sorry for you, but it's not your place to externalize your issues onto men of any kind, gay or straight. Now be a dear and gain some education before attempting your little ghetto, underwhelming clapbacks and produce a comment that's more effective.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Wrong, that is a subgroup of gay. Bisexual is also a SUBgroup of gays. You are either straight or gay there is no in between.

    GENDER is not a social construct. It is a biological fact created by DNA and genetics!

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    I'm not going to sit here and argue with a basic bitch that gets her information off of the box of generic brand sugar coated cereal. When you learn the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, and can maintain some level of intelligent decorum, I will consider a dialogue with you provided I don't have to reach into my car trunk prior to speaking further with you.

  • ALLMINE?

    Not her fault for thinking it's fake..lol I see 3 natural heads per week .

  • ALLMINE?

    AMEN

  • Mielle Downey

    Seems like you have serious mommy issues and you love the attention of a strong black female. I'm sorry you didn't get the attention you seemed and have resolved to stalking black women on line because you dont and what it take to achieve being one. Gay black Males like yourself are the main ones hating on black women and the main ones trying to imulate us. I am sorry to inform you of your inferiority please retreat to you basic life as a female impersonator. Black women dont need basic black Male drag queens to sass them. Please respect the black queens for they are the reason you fake drag queens even have a purpose in life. Now run along and tell your friends.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    I'm going to say this once more and proceed with my day, because clearly the truth I'm posting is deleted. Your are not an authority on gender identity, nor are you an expert on sexual orientation. If you decide to expand your thinking and do some real research, you might learn something.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Oh honey, your thought process is commendable, laughable. You're embarrassing yourself with this idea that someone is bored enough to stalk a human with the body of a woman and the psychological damage and mindset of a ten year old girl. I'm sorry that you are so willfully ignorant that you choose your understanding of gay men from television and pulpit pimps that keep you in a gender role that was established in 1954, and brainwash you into thinking anything wants to emulate a create that bleeds monthly and runs your men away with your emotional hysteria. If you were truly a queen, you'd maintain some level of decorum and be regal with your walk, not some catty bitch getting likes on a blog as you are. If you were truly seeking understanding, you would do better. Clearly you are complacent with the brainwashing you've received from folks that don't know any better, and you're spewing that same rhetoric of shaming others to build up your lack of confidence. I hope that the same gay men you're shouting ignorant comments about see this and never style your hair, apply your makeup, teach you how to dress, walk in heels, how to cook, and most of all respect yourself, because your lack of humility and respect for people that are different from your own experience has tainted your ability to exist in a lane of understanding.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Now do me a favor and walk in grace if you decide to claim your throne as a black queen.

  • Sweetness

    Unfortunately, America was built on corruption. So....no winning in this system...at all.

  • PlayerP

    Both of you make valid points

  • Panther Charleston

    Whaaaaaaaat a bunch of people who know each other was trying to help each other? Whoa. ?

  • JENNYJONES1

    HMM I WANNA KNOW WHY THEY THINK THEY HAVE RIGHTS TO IT IF IT'S PROPERTY FROM HIS BUSINESS. DID THEY WORK FOR IT, ARE THEY HIS PARTNERS OR DID THEY INHERIT THESE SHARES OR ARE THEY JUST SPOILED BRAS THAT THINK THEY DESERVE IT?.........JENNY JONES!!

  • wigmon68

    "Omg this would be a huge victory," the Smollett relative replied.

    Obviously, someone in the smollett circle felt like having the local pd investigating wasn't a good thing.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Kim did her job bottom line! The police superintendent did his job. Jussie was arrested and charge!

    The text messages were a big no! But, people who know people will have someone to look into things! Kim should not have discussed the case, especially via text messaging!

    She seem to initially thought the case would go to the feds, until they got hold to the African brothers!

    These politicians need some training from old school drug dealers or organized criminals! They are way too lazy and sloppy to do anything that might raise an eye brow!

  • wigmon68

    There is no hate crime without a crime. you must establish the crime first. an allegation is not a crime. The local cpd are more than equipped to determine if a crime occurred and it appears they figured it out.

    Um, the people involved in the alleged hoax were out of country for two weeks, so kinda difficult to get them in for an interview to confirm what their research was uncovering. The feds have had the letter sent to the empire set for more than 2 months. They have yet to say much about it.

  • Kayke

    The victory was bringing the FBI on and having a greater chance of the perpetrators being caught.... It sounds to me the relative believed Smollett was truly a victim, as did Foxx.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Wondering why KoolMuziq deleted his comment?. Guessing he had a change of heart ??

  • bemetoo

    yes he was on the runway chile you got to see it

  • bemetoo

    yep and girl he was working it on the runway

  • wigmon68

    The response was to the fbi taking over the investigation, not being brought on to help out. The fbi was assisting with the investigation from the beginning because they had already been working on the letter.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I've seen your first two sentences play out right before my eyes, with others. A series of lies told by someone with money and fame and everybody jumped on board, to believe it without ANY real questions asked or proof. Then, when the possibility of that person lying, came into view, people tried to hurry up and distance themselves from those folks. Smh. I'm like "nope, stay right there and deal with what you were eager to participate in, without knowing the truth".

    And my prayers are going on for all of these missing women, children and men. People just don't disappear off the face of the earth. Someone is snatching these people up, selling them into the sèx trade or stealing their organs to sell on the black market.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Research?! You need to go get tested. 25% of gay black males have HIV by 25 and 60% have HIV by 40.

  • Kayke

    We’re saying the same thing.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But cases that get heavy media coverage always get priority so again what's difference it made in this case because we already had celebrity and then race, sexual orientation and politics were added?

    If you've ever watched any of those investigative shows cops admit that they give more effort in cases where they feel as if the victim was truly 'worthy' or where a relative basically bugs the hell out of them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's why the police do an investigation.

    Do you think that she would have just ignored in the evidence if she had stayed on the case and not done the right thing and recused herself?

  • Chicagowise

    You'd be surprised at the things people are willing to put in writing.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Sometimes documentation can exonerate you in the weirdest ways. Putting pen to paper is also a liberating experience in order to unload a secret one has carried.

  • Damien Pierre Carter

    Politicians are the organized criminals, that's why they stay out of jail.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Shit I be scared to speak stuff too. I’m not you know sign language ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    At their ages all they're going to do is screw up and lose it all.

  • Dowoop

    It's from family business not business he started on his own, so once you reach the age of majority you get a slice of the pie.

  • joel adams

    I must’ve read it wrong auntie. I hope he gets all the time

  • wigmon68

    I don't think we are. The fbi was helping from the beginning. The family was trying to get the local cops off the investigation.

    "Foxx told Tchen she relayed a message to Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson, pictured left, about dropping the Smollett case and turning it over to the feds."

    They weren't just asking for feds to help, they were asking for local cops to stop investigating the case and thats a problem. The district attorney should never have attempted to do that or gave the appearance that she would for a friend.

  • Kay J

    She reminds me of a sloth! ?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, many of these politicians are being indicted and convicted than before, like Congressman Jackson and his wife, and many others!

    I agree, still most roam free, but the climate is changing!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    You’re right, I am.

    Talking about lost of reputation, your job, income, law degree (for some politicians), social status, money going to attorneys, and possible prison time!

    But, people keep on doing it, sadly!

  • Evillene

    "The feds have had the letter sent to the empire set for more than 2 months. They have yet to say much about it"

    Probably because they instantly recognized it as a hoax. I have to say, it was clocked as a hoax by posters AT THIS BLOG before the suggestion of a hoax was even publicized. I thought it was just a bunch of cynical haterz, but folks here apparently have serious investigative/sleuthing skills.

    I have inferred that you believe Foxx is inept or has some ulterior motive. Maybe that's not what you mean. I guess I don't think she'd have any interest in facilitating a hoax.

  • SG

    That’s it?!?

  • ALLMINE?

    Oh yea. That's it.

  • Truth7981

    So just to be clear...was it her side profile pic?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Isn't it the presumption of most prosecutors that a crime has been committed and if a crime has been committed then there has to be a victim?
    A lot of people will never believe that Jussie made this up.

  • Carrington

    This is one funny looking person.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    YES SHE IS!!!! LOOKS EXTRA TERRESTRIALISH! Folk thinks wigs and weave makes them peerrrty!

  • wigmon68

    So if the feds instantly recognized it as a hoax, why no charges? Sending a terrorism threat in the mail (the letter contained powder and threats) wold be a serious federal crime, hoax or not. The guy who sent the fake pipe bombs in the mail is looking at life in prison.

    I don't think Foxx knew of any hoax. Based on the communication that has been reported, I think she is not worthy of her position either because she is inept or corrupt. When she recused herself, she should have spelled out the reasons clearly. IT would have made her look inept, but at least honest. That she hid the reasons, leads me to believe she is both inept and corrupt.

  • Blak

    She is giving me Antoine Dodson tease. There are far more flattering pics of her out there.

  • Babe Miller

    HOO LAWDY

  • Scorpio

    If Oprah had a daughter.

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Chicago corruption at its finest....smdh

  • Mrs. S. O.

    Black politicians are the easiest to buy off because Black people as a whole lack the wealth white and Asians have. It's easier to not get bribed when your family owns a manufacturing company.

  • Strappyheels

    These white folks bounce back so easily

  • Dun Dilly

    Welp, she just flushed her career.

  • Babe Miller

    Smells of Smollett up in here

  • Chicagowise

    Poor impulse control has lead to the downfall of many people. Everyone wants to have their say... when what they really should do is... zip it and keep it themselves.

  • MythCalledLove

    She looks like a squirrel mixed with a hint of manly looking features just a smidgen of The Joker

  • SG

    ???

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