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A longtime Philadelphia congressman was indicted Wednesday in a racketeering case stemming from the alleged misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal, charitable and campaign funds after his failed 2007 run for mayor. Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah, 58, and four associates were charged with bribery. conspiracy to commit wire, honest services, bank and mail fraud. money laundering and other charges. The others charged include Fattah's congressional district director, Bonnie Bowser, and Palm Beach, Florida, lobbyist Herbert Vederman. Fattah has been the subject of a long-running federal investigation. Prosecutors said the charges covered several schemes, including the use of federal grants and charitable contributions to Fattah's educational foundation to pay back part of a $1 million loan from a wealthy campaign supporter and arranging a... "The public does not expect their elected officials to misuse campaign funds, misappropriate government funds, accept bribes or commit bank fraud," U. S. Attorney Zane Memeger said. "These type of criminal acts betray the public trust and undermine faith in government. According the FBI, Vederman allegedly paid Fattah $18,000 for an ambassadorship. "In another alleged scheme, beginning in 2008, Fattah communicated with individuals in the legislative and executive branches in an effort to secure for Vederman an ambassadorship or an appointment to the U. S. Trade Commission," according to a... "In exchange, Vederman provided money and other items of value to Fattah. As part of this scheme, the indictment alleges that the defendants sought to conceal an $18,000 bribe payment from Vederman to Fattah by disguising it as a payment for a car sale that never actually took place," the statement read. Fattah spoke to reporters outside his office Wednesday in the Rayburn House Office Building about the federal corruption charges against him. He said he has not yet received the indictment, but maintains his previous statement that he has "never been involved in any wrong doing, any unlawful activity and any misappropriation of federal funds. Fattah said he will recuse himself from his leadership positions on the House Appropriations Committee until the matter is resolved and noted "I am going to keep doing my work. He also said the matter. Source: www.nbcnews.com
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In the past year, countless stories of sexual assault have coalesced to build a picture of TV icon Bill Cosby that’s starkly different from the paternal, exceedingly wholesome one that America accepted and even cherished for years. In this week’s issue of NY Magazine , those stories were given faces and names and, with that, power. The black-and-white cover features 35 women who allege Cosby sexually assaulted them over a period that spans decades. One empty chair is also included to represent those who “have come forward and aren’t on the cover, as well as anyone who may not have come forward yet,” a rep from NY Magazine told USA Today. Each of the women featured on the cover also shared first-hand accounts for Noreen Malone’s story titled , “’I’m No Longer Afraid': 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen. The women come from various walks of life, and their accounts are nothing short of harrowing. It’s especially horrifying how many of these women say they trusted Cosby implicitly, because they viewed him as a “mentor” or a “father figure. ” Many of the women accuse the comic of drugging them before sexually assaulting them. The power in this cover is that it’s, simply put, a kind of rebellion. This “sorrowful sisterhood,” as one alleged victim calls it , defies the idea that the violence against them defines them — or will defeat them. Cosby has never been charged with a crime in any of these cases, and he has denied the allegations. But earlier this month, it was revealed that the “Cosby Show” star had admitted to obtaining prescription Quaaludes that he planned to use in sexual encounters with women. The admission came in documents made public from a 2005 civil suit filed against Cosby by Andrea Constand. “I’m no longer afraid,” Chelan Lasha, one of the women profiled, said. “I feel more powerful than him. Though the sisterhood may be “sorrowful,” one thing’s for sure: it is strong. Source: www.mtv.com
"He also chairs the Congressional Black Caucus' Foundation and I'm assuming he will step aside from any official role in that as well until all of this is cleared up," Clyburn told NBC News of Fattah's role as chairman of the organization's board of
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The black-and-white cover features 35 women who allege Cosby sexually assaulted them over a period that spans decades. One empty chair is also included to represent those who “have come forward and aren't on the cover, as well as anyone who may not
nbtf announcing co-chairs for 2015 festival. Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan are the co-chairs of the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival. Buy this photo · nbtf announcing co-chairs for 2015 festival. DAVID ROLFE
Pulitzer-Prize Winning writer, Alice Walker, has been named the inaugural Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding and will visit the university October 14 and 15. While here, Walker will give public speeches and meet with various faculty members
Whether the focus is income inequality, unemployment and educational disparities, one-dimensional portrayals of minorities on film and television, or the over-policing and criminalization of Black bodies, the crises facing Black America are not new.
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Debbi Morgan, actor and author, was in between calls from her agent when she took time out for a phone interview at her home in Maryland. Morgan is one busy woman, in the middle of negotiations for a new TV movie with Viveca Fox and Richard Lawson ...