Jussie Smollett, “Empire” actor and R&B Singer, is being charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false report to the Chicago Police. Smollett told police last month that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago. The disorderly conduct charge is a Class 4 felony that carries a sentence of one to three years in prison in addition to fines.
The Richmond School Board vote on a budget that would cut 1 in 5 jobs in the school system’s central office is being postponed until a later date. Board members decided to postpone due to transparency and technical difficulties—according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The 49 jobs that could be potentially eliminated have not been publically disclosed and equate to 13 million dollars in cut spending.
Tuesday Virginia 7thDistrict Representative Abigail Spanberger spoke at her first town meeting since being sworn in 47 days prior. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Spanberger took moderate positions on border security, late-term abortion, and climate change. She said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been underfunded, and stated her opposition to the climate change package called the “Green New Deal.”
Fashion Designer and creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, has died. Lagerfeld passed at age 85 in Paris. From the obituary in Vogue, Lagerfeld swiftly revived Chanel, reinterpreting Gabrielle Chanel’s iconic tweed skirtsuits, little black dresses, and quilted handbags—without ever forgetting what the revolutionary Coco stood for: independence, freedom, and modernity.