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R.Kelly has pleaded not guilty to allegations of bribery. The disgraced “I Believe I Can Fly” singer — who is currently awaiting trial on sexual abuse charges — was hit by the new claims earlier this month, which alleged he had bribed an unnamed government official in 1994 so he could obtain a fake ID…

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Atlanta has been a city that has enjoyed decades of Black leadership in city hall, from the election of its first Black mayor, Maynard Jackson to its current mayor, Kasim Reed. But the years of power have not been without controversy and arrests. Now the city is once again embroiled in a bribery and corruption…

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For many decades, health officials encouraged Americans to reduce their fat intake, which led many people to consume low-fat, high-sugar foods that some experts now blame for fueling the obesity crisis. The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease, and promote saturated fat as the…

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Congressman Chaka Fattah, whose district includes large, mostly Black sections of Philadelphia, was indicted today on charges of political corruption. The indictment charges Fattah with bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds. Special Agent in Charge Akeia Conner of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Philadelphia Field Office stated in a…

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  Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is facing a tough 20 years or more prison sentence if federal prosecutors get their way. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman wrote a harsh 43 page brief to the court that states in part that Nagin showed “no remorse” and “willfully” perjured himself multiple times during his federal…

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