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Former Congressional Staffer Pleads Guilty to Extensive Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

Source: fbi.gov A former congressional staffer pleaded guilty today for his role in orchestrating a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from charitable foundations and the individuals who ran those foundations to pay for personal expenses and to illegally finance a former congressman’s campaigns for public office, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice ...

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Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA) Celebrates Asante Day in Columbus Ohio

………………..UNVEILS Nursing School Project COLUMBUS, OHIO: The Asanteman Council of North America (ACONA) celebrated the 2017 Asante Day in Columbus, Ohio last month. It was hosted by the Asanteman Association of Columbus, Ohio. The Asante Day is an annual event organized by ACONA, the umbrella organization that coordinates the activities of the various Asanteman associations in North America which comprises ...

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We Americans must face our addiction to guns

BY JESSE JACKSON October 3, 2017 Fifty-eight dead and counting; 500 sent to hospitals. The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place Sunday in Las Vegas, as a lone gunman firing from a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel savaged a crowd gathered to watch a country music show. It was, as one observer ...

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Trump tries to divide us, but we are better nation than that

BY JESSE JACKSON September 26, 2017 When Colin Kaepernick first took a knee during the national anthem last year, he acted alone, a silent protest against a society that repeatedly fails to hold police accountable for the killing of unarmed African Americans. Kaepernick was condemned and now essentially has been banned from the NFL, with the owners surely colluding to ...

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Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Sexting ‘Disease,’ Judge Says

This story originally appeared at www.dnainfo.com. Visit the site for more news. CIVIC CENTER — Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for exchanging lewd messages with a 15-year-old girl. “This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” said U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote, who imposed Tuesday’s sentence. “He has a disease that ...

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Ghanaian church in UK charges exorbitant prices for prayer sessions

Source: yen.com.gh A Ghanaian church based in the United Kingdom is said to have been charging congregation members and visitors exorbitant prices for its services, even though it is exempt from taxes as a church. Torchbearers Worldwide Ministries, a charismatic church based in the North London area in the United Kingdom, has put hefty price tags on what under normal ...

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2017 Asanteman Association of Chicago & the Midwest Fundraising Dinner Dance!…A

  Matteson IL September 23 2017: The Asanteman Association of Chicago and the Midwest organized a successful fundraising dinner dance at the luxurious Holiday Inn Banquet Hall, 500 Holiday Plaza Dr. Matteson IL 60443.The event is to raise funds towards the rehabilitation of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s Maternity Ward A2! Attendance was estimated to be over ,400 majority dressed ...

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City to deposit $20 million in Chicago’s last black-owned bank

The last black-owned bank in Chicago is set to receive a $20 million deposit of city funds. City Treasurer Kurt Summers on Monday announced the deposit into Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association. Founded in Chicago in 1934 to help give the black community better access to credit, ISF Bank is one of just more than 20 black-owned banks ...

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