Reworked charges in Chicago cite another R. Kelly accuser — Black America Web

CHICAGO (AP) — An updated federal indictment against R. Kelly unsealed Friday in Chicago includes sex abuse allegations involving a new accuser, adding to the jailed singer’s mounting legal challenges across three states. The 13-count superseding indictment doesn’t add more charges against Kelly. It includes multiple counts of child pornography and isn’t substantially different from…

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For Projects U.S. and Elsewhere: The U.S. Library of Congress 2020 Literacy Awards, open through March 6th — THE POET BY DAY

“More than the divides of race, class, or gender, more than rural or urban, believer or nonbeliever, red state or blue state, our culture has been carved up into radically distinct, unbridgeable, and antagonistic entities that no longer speak the same language and cannot communicate. This is the divide between a literate, marginalized minority and […]

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Queen Latifah Pays Homage to Kobe Bryant in NBA All-Star Weekend — Variety

Grammy-winning singer Queen Latifah paid homage to the late Kobe Bryant while singing at the NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago on Sunday. The rapper-singer performed Stevie Wonder’s inspirational ballad “Love’s In Need of Love Today” and changed some of the lyrics in honor of Bryant, who died in a shocking helicopter crash last month. “Home…

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