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« on: Today at 11:08:31 AM »
A grand jury has been convened in Cook County, Illinois, in connection with new allegations against singer R. Kelly, according to two sources close to the case.
This comes on the heels of attorney Michael Avenatti announcing last week that he had handed over to the State's Attorney's office a videotape that he says shows Kelly engaging in sex acts with an underage girl.
The Cook County State's Attorney would not confirm the grand jury proceedings or the existence of any new investigation. The office had previously encouraged any alleged victims of R. Kelly to come forward.
Steve Greenberg, an attorney for R. Kelly, told CNN on Monday he had not been notified of a grand jury.https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/18/entertainment/r-kelly-grand-jury-seated/index.html
« on: February 14, 2019, 02:17:29 PM »
Prosecutors investigating R. Kelly are looking into a newly surfaced video featuring the R&B superstar, lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN.
CNN has seen the VHS tape that appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old. Avenatti, who is representing a man he calls a whistleblower against Kelly, says he handed the tape to the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in Chicago last weekend.
"My client knows the identity of the girl and R. Kelly. He identified the two of them on the videotape. He worked for and has known R. Kelly for decades and he met the girl on a number of occasions," Avenatti said.https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/entertainment/r-kelly-investigation/index.html
« on: February 13, 2019, 02:37:12 PM »
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:18:52 AM »
Record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on car payments, a red flag for economy
A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday, even more than during the wake of the financial crisis era.
Economists warn this is a red flag. Despite the strong economy and low unemployment rate, many Americans are struggling to pay their bills.
"The substantial and growing number of distressed borrowers suggests that not all Americans have benefited from the strong labor market," economists at the New York Fed wrote in a blog post.
A car loan is typically the first payment people make because a vehicle is critical to getting to work, and someone can live in a car if all else fails. When car loan delinquencies rise, it is a sign of significant duress among low-income and working-class Americans.
"Your car loan is your No. 1 priority in terms of payment," said Michael Taiano, a senior director at Fitch Ratings. "If you don't have a car, you can't get back and forth to work in a lot of areas of the country. A car is usually a higher priority payment than a home mortgage or rent."
People who are three months or more behind on their car payments often lose their vehicle, making it even more difficult to get to work, the doctor's office or other critical places.https://www.greensboro.com/news/trending/record-million-americans-are-months-behind-on-car-payments-a/article_0bd51668-8eb2-5776-9348-e055c100561b.html
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:29:10 PM »
(CNN)Get ready because Eddie Murphy is coming to America, again!
Paramount confirmed Monday that the actor will star in a sequel to "Coming to America," set to hit theaters next year.
Craig Brewer will direct and Kenya Barris is executive producing.
Little has been revealed about the new plot. In the original, Murphy played an African prince [Akeem] who comes to Queens, New York to avoid an arranged marriage. The film also starred James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley and John Amos.
According to Deadline, "Akeem learns about a long-lost son, and must return to America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda."
Murphy has a lot to celebrate these days, with the recent birth of his 10th child. The 57-year-old actor and his fiancée, Paige Butcher, 39, welcomed a son named Max Charles Murphy, last year.
The as-yet untitled "Coming to America" sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on August 7, 2020.
« on: February 09, 2019, 06:11:15 PM »
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:50:34 PM »
I was willing to wait for an investigation after the first accuser, but now that we have a second, a pattern has emerged. He's damaged goods, and should go. Makes me wonder how many more women will come forward.
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:42:35 PM »
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:05:26 PM »
I was in Wal Mart a few minutes ago and I stopped at the frozen breakfast food section. I was really tempted to buy a box of frozen breakfast sandwiches. Are they any good, I've never had one? What brand is good. What about those pancakes wrapped around sausage on a stick? You strike me as the type who would know a lot about that sort of thing.
« on: February 05, 2019, 04:23:04 PM »
« on: February 05, 2019, 03:08:29 PM »
THE CIRCUS SINGER AND THE GODFATHER OF SOUL
Two years ago, I got a phone call from a woman who sang in the circus. She said she could prove that James Brown had been murdered. I met her on a hot day near Chicago, where the big top was rising and the elephants were munching hay. The singer’s name was Jacquelyn Hollander. She was 61 years old. She lived in a motor home with two cats and a Chihuahua named Pickles. She had long blond hair and a pack of Marlboros. She said she was not crazy, nor was she lying, and she hoped I would write her story, because it might save her life.
Or maybe it would get her killed. That was also a possibility, she said. Bad things happened to people who ran afoul of the James Brown organization. “I’m sure you know that Adrienne Brown was my good friend,” she said, referring to James Brown’s third wife. “That’s a very long story, when I tell you about it. There’s no doubt she was murdered.”
We got in my car and drove to Panera for lunch. Jacque’s story widened, deepened, growing ever more strange. New characters appeared and disappeared, suffering one calamity after another. Some were shot to death. Some were maimed or killed in vehicle crashes. Some appeared to die of natural causes, but Jacque thought they’d been poisoned. She had questions about the deaths of at least nine people, all of them somehow connected to the Godfather of Soul.https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2019/02/us/james-brown-death-questions/
« on: February 01, 2019, 06:22:41 PM »
CNN)A medical school yearbook page of Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam shows a photograph of two people, one in blackface and one in a KKK hood and robe.
The photograph, which was obtained by CNN affiliate WTKR, appears in the 1984 yearbook for Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook and shows two people -- one in blackface and one in the KKK's signature white hood and robes.
The photo was first reported by conservative website Big League Politics.
The identities of the individuals in the photo are not yet known. The photo appears above Northam's yearbook quote: "There are more old drunks than old doctors in this world so I think I'll have another beer."
There has been no comment yet from the governor's office.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/politics/northam-blackface-photo/index.html
« on: January 31, 2019, 02:09:19 PM »
For some reason men hate throwing out old underwear. We can have on a $600 suit, nice shirt, shoes, and a tie but more often than not, our underwear will be in some stage of disrepair. I'm taking about a big hole in the crotch where your nuts dangle through, worn out elastic bands, and riddled with bleach spots because you attempted to make the colored pairs nicer so you put them in with the whites.
Here I am today and one of the bad pair got recycled again and I have them on. I parked the car and started walking to the building earlier when they started riding down my legs, --again. Every freaking time I go through this, I tell myself this is going to be the last time this happens and i promises myself that I'm throwing them out when I get home. It never happens. Apparently by the end of he day I forget the agony they caused me, and somehow they end up getting recycled for another day.
Today is going to be different. Belk sent me a coupon and I'm good shopping for some nice Clavin Kliens that will even put boujee a$$ '87 to shame.
Tomorrow when I pull up to the job and step out of the car, I'm going to be walking 10 feet high. Nothing gives a man a lift like a band new pair drawers.
« on: January 29, 2019, 01:58:35 PM »