rights reserved – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 02:34:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chicago43rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x120.png rights reserved – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ 32 32 Biden drew more viewers in otherwise quiet TV week | Entertainment News https://chicago43rd.org/biden-drew-more-viewers-in-otherwise-quiet-tv-week-entertainment-news/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 22:18:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/biden-drew-more-viewers-in-otherwise-quiet-tv-week-entertainment-news/ By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — In an otherwise quiet week for television, President Joe Biden was the biggest star. An estimated 38.2 million people watched him deliver his first State of the Union address last week, spread across multiple networks that aired it. Fox News Channel, where 7.2 million people […]]]>

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — In an otherwise quiet week for television, President Joe Biden was the biggest star.

An estimated 38.2 million people watched him deliver his first State of the Union address last week, spread across multiple networks that aired it. Fox News Channel, where 7.2 million people watched, had the largest single audience, the Nielsen company said.

Otherwise, no primetime show has surpassed 8 million live viewers. On a typical evening, ABC’s “World News Tonight” with David Muir had more viewership than any other television show last week.

Among individual primetime shows, “60 Minutes” finished top for the second week in a row, Nielsen said.

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CBS won the week in prime time with an average of 4.6 million viewers. ABC had 3.9 million, NBC had 3.2 million, Fox had 1.9 million, Univision had 1.4 million, Ion Television had 1.1 million, and Telemundo had 930,000.

Fox News Channel topped the primetime cable networks with an average of 3.51 million viewers. CNN had 1.81 million, MSNBC had 1.64 million, ESPN had 1.29 million, and HGTV had 1.1 million.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” won the evening news race with an average of 8.8 million viewers, NBC’s “Nightly News” had 7.3 million and “CBS Evening News” had 5. ,1 million.

For the week of February 28 to March 6, the 20 most-watched programs in prime time, their networks and their audiences:

1. “60 minutes”, CBS, 7.99 million.

2. “State of the Union,” Fox News, 7.21 million.

3. “The Equalizer”, CBS, 7.13 million.

4. “NCIS”, CBS, 7.12 million.

5. “Chicago Med,” NBC, 7.05 million.

6. “Chicago Fire”, NBC, 6.89 million.

7. “State of the Union Insight,” Fox News, 6.62 million.

8. “American Idol,” ABC, 6.57 million.

9. “State of the Union Analysis” (10:10-10:32 p.m. EST), Fox News, 6.55 million.

10. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.48 million.

11. “State of the Union”, ABC, 6.3 million.

12. “State of the Union: Republican Response,” Fox News, 5.98 million.

13. “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” ABC, 5.91 million.

14. “Blue Bloods”, CBS, 5.9 million.

15. “Chicago PD”, NBC, 5.81 million.

16. “The Neighborhood”, CBS, 5.7 million.

17. “Ghosts”, CBS, 5.52 million.

18. “Bob Hearts Abishola,” CBS, 5.5 million.

19. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 5.45 million.

20. “State of the Union Analysis” (10:46 p.m.-11 p.m. EST), Fox News, 5.44 million.

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Kim Kardashian is legally single https://chicago43rd.org/kim-kardashian-is-legally-single/ Wed, 02 Mar 2022 23:29:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/kim-kardashian-is-legally-single/ Kim is legally single BANG Showbiz – March 2, 2022 / 3:29 PM | History: 361649 Photo: BANG Showbiz. All rights reserved. Kim Kardashian is legally single Kim Kardashian is legally single. The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star’s quest to be a free woman again after filing for divorce from Kanye West, – who […]]]>

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Kim Kardashian is legally single.

The ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star’s quest to be a free woman again after filing for divorce from Kanye West, – who legally changed his name to Ye – was granted by a judge after the star’s appearance 41-year-old reality TV star in court via video link on Wednesday (03/02/22 from the privacy of her closet.

The news — which was first reported by TMZ — means Skims’ contractor has officially dropped West from his name, returning it to his maiden name.

Kim – who shares North, eight, Saint, six, Chicago, four, and Psalm, two, with the 44-year-old rapper – told the judge there were issues in the marriage. and that their relationship could only be saved by counseling.

Ye did not object to restoring their single status, although only one of his conditions was met – the right to be reimbursed for money owed to them if he or Kim dies – while two were rejected.

The first of these was that Kim should not transfer the assets she held in a trust. The second rejected condition was that any new wife of Kim would not be allowed to testify about communications she had with her former husband.

Kim filed to be legally single in December, insisting she intended to divorce quickly and privately and said Ye’s erratic social media posts had caused “emotional distress” to her and her family.

Earlier, it was reported – also by TMZ – that the ‘Gold Digga’ hitmaker had fired Chris Melcher, his fourth divorce lawyer hired since Kim filed for dissolution of the marriage, which began in 2014.

After the news was first reported, it was wrongly claimed that Kim – who is now romantically linked to Pete Davidson – misfiled the papers. However, the beauty mogul submitted them before her ex – who has moved on with a string of women – changed his name. No decision regarding custody or assets has been made.

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards will offer a preview of the Oscars | Entertainment News https://chicago43rd.org/the-screen-actors-guild-awards-will-offer-a-preview-of-the-oscars-entertainment-news/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 08:15:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/the-screen-actors-guild-awards-will-offer-a-preview-of-the-oscars-entertainment-news/ By JAKE COYLE, AP Writer The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a “Hamilton” reunion, present a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, possibly, provide a preview of the upcoming Oscars. The SAG Awards, which take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., begin at 8 p.m. EST on […]]]>

By JAKE COYLE, AP Writer

The 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards will kick off with a “Hamilton” reunion, present a lifetime achievement award for Helen Mirren and, possibly, provide a preview of the upcoming Oscars.

The SAG Awards, which take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., begin at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday and air on both TNT and TBS. (The show will also be available to stream Monday on HBO Max.) After January’s Golden Globes weren’t an event, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be Hollywood’s first major in-person awards show on TV – with a red carpet and tearful speeches – this year.

Although the Oscars do not mandate vaccination of presenters (only attendees), it is mandatory for the SAG Awards, which are voted on by the Hollywood Actors Guild SAG-AFTRA. A cast member of the Paramount “Yellowstone” series, Forrie J. Smith, said he would not participate because he was not vaccinated.

The “Hamilton” trio Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs will open the ceremony. Kate Winslet will present the Actors’ Lifetime Achievement Award to five-time SAG Award winner Mirren.

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A star-studded group of nominees – including Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman and Ben Affleck – will ensure the SAG Award does not lack in glamour.

Five films are nominated for the SAG Awards’ highest honor, best ensemble: Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast”, Sian Heder’s coming-of-age drama “CODA”, “Don’t Look Up”, the apocalyptic comedy by Adam McKay, the film by Ridley Scott. “House of Gucci” and Reinaldo Marcus Green’s family tennis drama “King Richard.”

The main Oscar nominee, Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’, failed to land a nomination for best ensemble, but three of its actors – Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee – are in vying for individual awards.

Winning Best Ensemble doesn’t automatically make a movie Oscar favorite, but actors hold the most influence because they make up the largest percentage of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Last year, the cast picked Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” while Best Picture at the Oscars went to “Nomadland.” The previous year, SAG’s choice of “Parasite” presaged the Oscar winner.

In the television categories, Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” comes in with five nominations topping it, followed closely by HBO’s “Succession,” Apple’s “The Morning Show,” and Apple’s much-watched “Squid Game.” Netflix – all of which are up for four awards.

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Woodlawn news: Apostolic Church of God promises to celebrate black culture with Woodlawn Central Development Project https://chicago43rd.org/woodlawn-news-apostolic-church-of-god-promises-to-celebrate-black-culture-with-woodlawn-central-development-project/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 00:00:05 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/woodlawn-news-apostolic-church-of-god-promises-to-celebrate-black-culture-with-woodlawn-central-development-project/ CHICAGO (WLS) — A church is investing in both the spiritual and economic growth of a South Side neighborhood. Dr. Byron T. Brazier, pastor of the Apostolic Church of God, is proud to carry on the legacy of his father who once led the church, located in Woodlawn. Her father wrote a book promoting black […]]]>
CHICAGO (WLS) — A church is investing in both the spiritual and economic growth of a South Side neighborhood.

Dr. Byron T. Brazier, pastor of the Apostolic Church of God, is proud to carry on the legacy of his father who once led the church, located in Woodlawn. Her father wrote a book promoting black self-determination.

“He puts a paragraph in there that talks about the responsibility of the church to support the community where it is,” he said.

The church sits on 18 acres at 63rd & Dorchester. Dr. Brazier and his son, J. Byron Brazier, plan to transform this area into a cultural center for the community with offices and businesses, housing, a performance hall and a hotel. Most of the area planned for redevelopment is currently parking lots.

“If we really want to become a cyclical economy within our community, we really need to focus on black business infrastructure,” said J. Bryon, who is the lead developer for the Woodlawn Central Development Project.

This community is predominantly black. J. Byron thinks it is important that black culture be taken into account in any development.

“You’re going to see what you would see in any developed community like a Chinatown or a Greektown,” he said. “There’s going to be a cultural understanding of where you are.”

The south and west sides of the city have suffered from decades of divestment. The church is mobilizing its resources to change that.

“As we approach this, we look at how a community is built,” Dr. Brazier said. “And what makes a good community. If you have a good education and you have good economic development, you tend to have low security needs and low social service needs.”

They plan to launch the project next year.

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Reggaeton star Farruko rocks fans as he preaches about God | Entertainment https://chicago43rd.org/reggaeton-star-farruko-rocks-fans-as-he-preaches-about-god-entertainment/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 19:51:06 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/reggaeton-star-farruko-rocks-fans-as-he-preaches-about-god-entertainment/ MIAMI (AP) — Spectators had filled a Miami arena waiting for Reggaeton artist Farruko to perform his hit “Pepas” — a club sensation and party anthem since its summer release. But Farruko refused to sing the entire song, leaving out the catchy refrains about drug use and partying, and apologizing for the lyrics. He spoke […]]]>

MIAMI (AP) — Spectators had filled a Miami arena waiting for Reggaeton artist Farruko to perform his hit “Pepas” — a club sensation and party anthem since its summer release.

But Farruko refused to sing the entire song, leaving out the catchy refrains about drug use and partying, and apologizing for the lyrics. He spoke profusely about God throughout the concert and lit a neon pink cross, leaving fans stunned and questions swirling around the future of his music career.

The Puerto Rican singer isn’t the first performer to pull off a dramatic transformation, but it seemed to happen on stage in real time last Friday, catching fans off guard. Some had paid over $300 for tickets, and many left long before the show was over.

Despite rumors of Farruko’s retirement, her tour is set to continue, with performances scheduled in Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland; and Rosemont, Illinois, this weekend, but fans are confused, with some taking to social media to say her show was “garbage,” and others comparing it to Sunday service. Farruko said he would continue to play his hits but with a “message of love, union and reflection”.

“The time will come when the sermon you complain about so much now will help you,” he said in an Instagram video on Wednesday, adding that the show in Miami was all he was doing. “Artists are free to express themselves on stage as they see fit.”

Her new character has also drawn support, with some fans leaving messages of appreciation on Instagram. Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Tito El Bambino wrote in Spanish: “I love you. I’m proud of you. Don’t stay silent and keep talking.

Farruko told fans at last Friday’s concert that he realized he had all the money he wanted. He had success with a single peaking at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 last October and remixes released by David Guetta and Tiesto.

But he felt empty.

He told fans he “destroyed” his family and couldn’t see his kids as much as he wanted. Farruko also encountered legal problems. In 2019, he pleaded guilty to failing to declare nearly $52,000 in cash discovered in his luggage and shoes when he arrived in Puerto Rico by helicopter from the Dominican Republic.

“Farruko had an encounter with God, the Father, which pushed him to go deep within himself,” he said in recorded footage from the concert, speaking of himself in the third person. . “I was telling people to take a pill and act happy and live a crazy life. You know what? I’m not proud of myself. God knows how many of your kids I’ve hurt. Today , here I am, standing like a man asking you to forgive me.

Chicago’s Noelia Croft said she paid $120 for her ticket to the upcoming concert at a suburban theater, but now wants a refund. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, as well as Farruko’s hometown of Bayamon, Croft said she’s been a fan for a long time.

“I was disappointed,” Croft said. “People paid to hear his music, not a sermon or his preaching. He wants to be a man of God? That’s good, but that’s not how he announced his concert.

Croft said she now wonders if the Reggaeton singer had planned this ahead of the tour, but was not upfront about it for fear of influencing ticket sales. Farruko told fans they could get a refund if they wanted, but Croft said she hadn’t heard of how to request one.

Farruko’s publicist said he is not giving interviews at this time.

Katelina Eccleston is a music historian who writes about the genre on her internet platform Reggaeton con la Gata. She said “Pepas” exploded in popularity not because it’s about drugs, but because it has a unique sound that blends electronic dance music with guaracha, a popular Cuban style of music. It came out just when people were tired of closures, event cancellations and travel restrictions.

“It’s so full of energy, and it happened at the right time,” she said.

Eccleston said Farruko is preceded by other Reggaeton artists who left their careers for religion, such as El General, a Panamanian artist considered to pioneer the genre, and Hector El Father, a Puerto Rican singer credited with opening the way to artists such as Daddy Yankee and Don Omar. These two artists, however, ended their musical careers.

“If he wants to continue his tour, sing the music and hopefully take a few moments to talk, that’s OK. But maybe not too long,” Eccleston said. “There’s a smart way to go about.”

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Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 4:20 p.m. EST | Minnesota News https://chicago43rd.org/update-on-the-latest-news-sports-business-and-entertainment-at-420-p-m-est-minnesota-news/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 21:20:02 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/update-on-the-latest-news-sports-business-and-entertainment-at-420-p-m-est-minnesota-news/ VIRUS OUTBREAK More virus rules fall as CDC hints at better times ahead The nation’s top federal health official says the United States is getting closer to the point where COVID-19 is no longer a “constant crisis” as more cities, businesses and sites athletes began lifting pandemic restrictions across the country. Centers for Disease Control […]]]>

VIRUS OUTBREAK

More virus rules fall as CDC hints at better times ahead

The nation’s top federal health official says the United States is getting closer to the point where COVID-19 is no longer a “constant crisis” as more cities, businesses and sites athletes began lifting pandemic restrictions across the country. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing on Wednesday that the government plans to change its mask guidelines in the coming weeks. Walensky noted recent declines in COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths and acknowledged that “people are so impatient” for health officials to relax masking rules and other measures. With the decline of the omicron variant and Americans eager to move beyond the virus, government and business leaders moved ahead of the CDC to end virus measures.

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Fed: Faster rate hikes likely if inflation stays high

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers concluded last month that they would step up their credit tightening if inflation does not ease in the coming months. Most officials agreed that faster interest rate hikes would be needed “if inflation does not decline” as the Fed’s policy committee predicts, according to the minutes of the Fed’s monetary policy meeting. the central bank at the end of January. The minutes underscore the urgency the Fed feels to rein in a sharp surge in inflation, which has persisted longer and spread to more industries than policymakers had anticipated. As recently as December, Fed officials forecast inflation, based on their preferred measure, to fall to an annual rate of 2.6%.

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Stocks end mixed as traders weigh Fed’s next rate move

Stocks shook off an early tumble and ended mixed on Wall Street on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting showed policymakers were still poised to act decisively to fight inflation. The S&P 500 ended with a 0.1% gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2% and weakness in some big tech companies sent the Nasdaq down 0.1%. Stocks of small companies rose. Treasury yields rebounded as traders tried to analyze the Fed’s latest update. The 10-year Treasury yield closed at 2.03%, just slightly below where it was on Tuesday night. Crude oil prices have increased.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-PROTESTS

Tension rises in Ottawa as police warn truckers to leave

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police in Canada’s capital are telling truckers who have crippled the city for more than two weeks that it’s time to go. Meanwhile, the last truck blockade at the US-Canada border has come to an end. Authorities say the last blockers have left Emerson, Manitoba, and the crossing to North Dakota has reopened. Now all the attention in protests against the country’s COVID-19 restrictions has shifted to Canada’s capital, where hundreds of trucks remain parked downtown. Ottawa authorities are warning protesters that they are at risk of arrest.

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Prosecutors reduce sentence sought for ex-cop Kim Potter

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors have apparently dropped their pursuit of a longer-than-usual sentence for the suburban Minneapolis police officer who said he mistook his handgun for his Taser when she killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black motorist. Kim Potter is expected to be sentenced on Friday following her December conviction of first-degree manslaughter. In a filing this week, prosecutors said a sentence of just over seven years — which is the presumptive sentence under state guidelines — would be appropriate. Potter’s lawyers are asking for a less than normal sentence or a probation-only sentence.

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2 officers testify at federal trial in George Floyd murder

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd took the witness stand Wednesday to challenge prosecutors’ claim that they violated their training and should have intervened to restrain Officer Derek Chauvin to kneel on the black man’s neck. J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao are charged along with Thomas Lane with violating Floyd’s constitutional rights. Kueng knelt on Floyd’s back, Lane held his legs, and Thao held back passers-by while Floyd was handcuffed, face down in the street. Thao spoke for a second day, testifying that he knew Floyd’s pleas that he couldn’t breathe were getting weaker, but still didn’t realize Floyd was in danger even as bystanders became increasingly louder. Kueng began his testimony by describing his training.

THE VIOLENCE OF CHICAGO

Man admits inciting 2020 Chicago riots with online posts

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who posted online urging others to join the massive mobs looting downtown businesses in the summer of 2020 has pleaded guilty to inciting and participating in a riot. James Massey, 23, entered a plea in federal court on Tuesday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that he will likely be sentenced to two years in prison when he returns to court on May 10. Massey was arrested last year after an investigation revealed he had posted several videos on Facebook urging people to join in the violence. Prosecutors say surveillance video shows Massey taking part in the looting.

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FBI: Arbery murder defendants used repeated racial slurs

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — An FBI intelligence analyst is sifting through dozens of text messages and social media posts in which two of the three men convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery repeatedly used racial slurs. FBI analyst Amy Vaughan led the jury through the evidence Wednesday at the defendants’ federal hate crimes trial. Vaughan detailed conversations Travis McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan had with others identified only by their initials. Vaughan said the FBI could not access Greg McMichael’s phone because it was encrypted. The second trial in the young black man’s murder began this week, with prosecutors saying they will show the 25-year-old black man was prosecuted and shot in February 2020 because of his skin color.

JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS-FIRE

Feds: Man obstructed investigation into brother’s anti-Semitic arson

The brother of a man who was the prime suspect in four fires that hit Jewish organizations and a Jewish-affiliated business in the Boston area in 2019 has been charged with obstructing the investigation. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that Alexander Giannakakis has been arrested in Sweden and is awaiting extradition proceedings. He faces charges of obstruction and tampering. Authorities say her younger brother, now deceased, was the prime suspect in two fires at the Chabad Center in Arlington, one at the Chabad Center in Needham and one at a Chelsea business in May 2019. An email seeking comments was sent to his lawyer.

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FBI: Texas synagogue hostage taker searched for ‘submachine gun’

DALLAS (AP) — An FBI agent says the man who took hostages at a Texas synagogue sought to buy drugs and a “submachine gun” before last month’s standoff that ended in the escape of the hostages and the death of the shooter. The officer’s testimony came Wednesday during a detention hearing for the Dallas man accused of selling Malik Faisal Akram the handgun he used in his attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville. A federal magistrate has ordered the detention of the alleged seller, Henry “Michael” Williams, on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Williams’ attorney says his client could not have known what Akram actually planned to do with the weapon.

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Court records: ‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris to plead guilty | We World News https://chicago43rd.org/court-records-cheer-star-jerry-harris-to-plead-guilty-we-world-news/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 01:22:29 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/court-records-cheer-star-jerry-harris-to-plead-guilty-we-world-news/ CHICAGO (AP) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris is expected to plead guilty Thursday in a federal child pornography case alleging he solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions, according to Chicago court records. A plea change hearing was scheduled for Thursday before U.S. District Judge Manish Shah, according to court records. It was unclear Wednesday […]]]>

CHICAGO (AP) — “Cheer” star Jerry Harris is expected to plead guilty Thursday in a federal child pornography case alleging he solicited sex from minors at cheerleading competitions, according to Chicago court records.

A plea change hearing was scheduled for Thursday before U.S. District Judge Manish Shah, according to court records. It was unclear Wednesday which charges Harris planned to plead guilty or whether he had reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

The Naperville actor was indicted in December 2020 on misconduct charges in Illinois, Florida and Texas. Federal prosecutors also alleged that Harris tried to persuade a minor to perform oral sex at cheerleading events, solicited another for sex, and admitted to having had five to 10 victims in all.

US Magistrate Judge Heather McShain ordered Harris, 22, to remain behind bars in October 2020, after he was initially charged with one count of producing child pornography. The judge suggested he would be a danger to the community if released.

McShain said Harris exploited his position in the cheerleading community and dismissed any “blurred line” between Harris’ age and that of his alleged victims.

“(Harris) wasn’t a kid,” McShain said. “He was an adult.”

The “Cheer” docuseries follows Navarro College’s competitive cheerleading team in Corsicana, Texas.

Harris is being held without bond at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago, records show.

The Associated Press left a message on Wednesday seeking comment from Harris’ Chicago attorney, Todd Pugh.

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Syl Johnson, soul and blues artist from Chicago, dies at 85 | Entertainment https://chicago43rd.org/syl-johnson-soul-and-blues-artist-from-chicago-dies-at-85-entertainment/ Sun, 06 Feb 2022 21:42:58 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/syl-johnson-soul-and-blues-artist-from-chicago-dies-at-85-entertainment/ CHICAGO (AP) — Syl Johnson, a Chicago soul singer and blues artist whose work was sampled by top hip-hop artists, has died at age 85, his family announced Sunday. “A fiery, fierce fighter, ever standing in the pursuit of justice when it comes to his music and sound, he will be truly missed by all […]]]>

CHICAGO (AP) — Syl Johnson, a Chicago soul singer and blues artist whose work was sampled by top hip-hop artists, has died at age 85, his family announced Sunday.

“A fiery, fierce fighter, ever standing in the pursuit of justice when it comes to his music and sound, he will be truly missed by all who crossed his path. His catalog and his legacy will be remembered as impeccable and a historic plan for all who experience it,” said a statement from her family, including Johnson’s daughter, Syleena Johnson, a Grammy-nominated singer.

Family members did not release further details of his death, including the cause. His death comes days after his brother, fellow blues artist Jimmy Johnson, died aged 93.

Syl Johnson was known for his 1960s hits, including “Come On Sock It To Me.” His 1967 song “Different Strokes” became one of the most sampled in hip hop music. Elements of the song have been found in the music of Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Public Enemy, among others.

“One of the most sampled artists of our time, his music served as the soundtrack to some of our most poignant moments in history,” his family said.

Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Johnson moved to Chicago’s South End as a teenager and began playing blues guitar. He was named a Blues Hall of Fame inductee in 2019.

Johnson left the music business for a time in the 1980s and founded Solomon’s Fishery, a fried fish restaurant that later became a largely Chicago-area chain.

Decades later, he began working with Chicago-based archival label Numero Group, which released a retrospective of his work. The 2010 box set, “Syl Johnson: Complete Mythology,” earned two Grammy nominations.

“Music lover and Chicago icon, Syl Johnson lived his life without shame,” his family said.

Details of the funeral services were not disclosed.

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Black Women as Cornerstone of Culture Exhibit Featuring All Black Women Artists Opens at Scarab Club – CBS Detroit https://chicago43rd.org/black-women-as-cornerstone-of-culture-exhibit-featuring-all-black-women-artists-opens-at-scarab-club-cbs-detroit/ Sat, 05 Feb 2022 03:10:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/black-women-as-cornerstone-of-culture-exhibit-featuring-all-black-women-artists-opens-at-scarab-club-cbs-detroit/ (CBS DETROIT)– Through works of art, sculptures and even artifacts, each piece featured in the exhibition “The Work of Our Hands: Black Women as a Cornerstone of Culture” tells a story. “We are so diverse, there are so many different shades of black people and the women on this show represent all different schools of […]]]>

(CBS DETROIT)– Through works of art, sculptures and even artifacts, each piece featured in the exhibition “The Work of Our Hands: Black Women as a Cornerstone of Culture” tells a story.

“We are so diverse, there are so many different shades of black people and the women on this show represent all different schools of thought, all different approaches to telling our individual stories,” said Carl Wilson, curator of “The Work of Our Exhibition of Hands.

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Wilson says the exhibit, which was inspired by her mother, a strong black woman, features 9 female artists from Detroit, like Sabrina Nelson, who uses her creativity to educate people about the struggles of black women.

“I’m just talking about the killing of black and brown children and how they’re not valued in this community, in this world, in this nation, so they’re easily expendable,” said Sabrina Nelson, who describes herself as an “artivist”. Artist and Activist.

Nelson says her main piece depicts the black mother who must face the impossibility of burying her child.

Another piece she has may appear to be just a black dress, but it also tells a story, which is not only unique to her grandmother who owned it.

“How she was really breaking down on the inside, she had a lot of trauma and most women of color who live in urban areas like Detroit, like Philadelphia, like DC like Chicago, go through a lot,” Nelson said. .

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Including having the opportunity to leave your mark on history.

In more than 100 years of existence, this is the first all-black, all-female display at the Scarab Art Club in the Detroit Cultural Center.

“It’s kind of shocking to me to think that in 2022 we’ll still have these kinds of firsts, but I’m still so excited to be able to be a part of it,” said artist Mandisa Smith.

The Work of Our Hands: Black Women as a Cornerstone of Culture art exhibition opens at the Scarab Club located at 217 Farnsworth Street on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The exhibition will run from February 4 to February 26, 2022.

For more information, please visit ScarabClub.org online or by phone at 313-831-1250.

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BC- FINANCIAL MARKETS

Asian stocks mixed as earnings fuel Wall Street gains

BANGKOK (AP) — Stocks are mixed in Asia, with Chinese markets still closed for the Lunar New Year holiday. Tokyo and Sydney fell, while Seoul rose as markets reopened. Stocks rose on Wall Street on Wednesday as the latest batch of corporate earnings reports kept investors in a buying mood. The S&P 500 rose 0.9% and the Nasdaq added 0.5%. Dow Industrialists 0.6%. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, rose 7.5% after saying its digital advertising business sent profits jumping 36% last quarter. Major indexes are on track for solid gains this week, a welcome turnaround from January’s losses. But investors were shaken after Facebook’s parent company Meta Platforms’ latest quarterly earnings fell below Wall Street estimates.

BIDEN-CRIME

Biden grapples with ‘perfect storm’ of rising gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gun violence was already on the rise during the pandemic, and now it’s rising again, and cities are struggling to deal with it. President Joe Biden visits one of those cities on Thursday as he tries to dispel criticism from the right that he hasn’t been tough enough on crime. In New York, Biden will showcase federal, state and local efforts to get guns and repeat shooters off the streets. But Congress has no desire to pass gun laws. Recent polls show Republicans have an advantage over Democrats as a party that would do a better job of dealing with it.

FILMING IN CALIFORNIA

1 dead and others injured in Northern California bus attack

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and others injured after a shooting at a Greyhound bus in Northern California. It happened around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oroville. The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect fled after the shooting, but was later found at a nearby Walmart and arrested. There is no immediate word on the number of people injured or their condition, although the mayor of Oroville said earlier that five people were shot. There’s also no immediate word on the motive for the attack.

USA-SYRIA-MILITARY RAID

US forces launch raid in Syria, civilians also killed

ATMEH, Syria (AP) — U.S. special forces carried out what the Pentagon called a successful large-scale counterterrorism raid in northwest Syria. First responders at the scene reported that 13 people had been killed, including six children and four women. Thursday morning’s operation, which locals say lasted around two hours, rocked the sleepy village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border, an area dotted with camps for internally displaced people from the civil war in Syria. The target of the raid was not immediately clear. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a brief statement that the mission was a success.

AP-US-WINTER-WEATHER

Winter storm packs snow and freezing rain across US

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm brings a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow to the central United States. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, officials are urging people to stay off the roads and schools are closed. Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan are experiencing freezing rain, sleet and snow. The heaviest snow is expected in Indiana and Illinois. The town of Lewiston in central Illinois has already received more than a foot of snow and the town of Hannibal in northeast Missouri has nearly a foot. Significant ice accumulation is expected in an area from Louisville, Kentucky to Memphis, Tennessee.

GUEST FANS

150,000 fans will be invited to Beijing Olympics events

BEIJING (AP) — About 150,000 spectators are expected to be invited to attend Beijing Olympics events. Organizers say they will be able to visit sites in Beijing and Zhangjiakou but not Yanqing. Plans to sell tickets to international visitors were scrapped last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The block was extended in January to Chinese residents. Details of the invitation plan were given at a meeting of IOC members. Guests will include staff from diplomatic missions in Beijing and local schoolchildren.

AP-US-VIRUS-OUTBREAK-ARMY-DISCHARGES

The military will immediately begin returning vaccine refusals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military said it would immediately begin dismissing soldiers who refused mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, putting more than 3,300 service members at risk of soon being deported. The Army’s announcement makes it the latest military service to outline its exit policy for vaccine denials. The Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have already fired active duty troops or junior personnel at boot camps for refusing fire. So far, the army has not discharged any. About 97% of all soldiers in the army have received at least one shot. More than 3,000 have applied for medical or religious exemptions.

CORRUPTION SCANDAL IN THE NAVY

Ex-marine captain pleads guilty in massive bribery case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy captain has pleaded guilty to bribery for accepting nearly $68,000 worth of dinners, hotels, parties and prostitute services from a Malaysian defense contractor. Prosecutors said Indiana’s Donald Hornbeck entered a plea in federal court in San Diego on Wednesday. Authorities say Hornbeck admitted that in 2007 and 2008 he took bribes from Leonard Francis to provide classified Navy information and direct ships to ports in the Western Pacific where the company entrepreneur was providing services. Hornbeck is one of 34 Navy officials and defense contractors charged in a massive fraud and corruption case involving the Navy’s 7th Fleet. Authorities say the program cost the Navy some $35 million.

ARGENTINA – ADULTERATED COCAINE

Adulterated cocaine kills 20 people and sickens 74 in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Apparently adulterated cocaine killed 20 people and seriously sickened 74 others in Buenos Aires, sending Argentine authorities on a frantic search for the rest of the deadly batch before it was consumed. Experts are still analyzing the drug to determine what it contained that caused the deaths. Judicial authorities said on Wednesday that one hypothesis is that the cocaine was intentionally tampered with as part of a settling of accounts between traffickers. An Argentinian prosecutor said the event was “absolutely exceptional; we have no precedent. Police say the cocaine was sold in the poor “Puerta 8” neighborhood in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires and around 10 people were arrested.

SUPREME COURT-VACANCY

Democratic Senate leader meets with Biden to talk Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden invited Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to the White House on Wednesday to discuss how to fill an upcoming Supreme Court vacancy. That’s according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity. Biden has promised to appoint the first black woman to the High Court as he fills the post vacated by Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring at the end of that term. The president has already put together a list of potential candidates that includes women with a range of professional expertise, from federal advocates to longtime judges and academics.

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