September 30, 2010. That’s whats up now.com EXCLUSIVELY learned that Kandi Burress from the Atlanta Houseives has a new BALLER in her life . . NFL superstar runningback Willis McGahee.
According to an ULTRA RELIABLE snitch, the two have been dating pretty seriously now for almost 4 months. Oh, and Willis will be featured on this season of the Atlanta Housewives (coming next month)
YOU GO GIRL!! BIG UP!!
There are certain brotha who once they get around a cute Becky . . . loses his DANG MIND!!! Former NFL baller Henry Burris is one of them. Apparently he was at some party, met this girl and next thing you know – he was taking photos wearing her bra. . FAIL!! “ Dude forgot to mention that he is married and pc will be all over net… Double FAIL
Boise police began their investigation Aug. 11 after being called to a local hospital after getting a report that a 4-year-old boy was lethargic, with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, according to reports. Officers determined that the 30-year-old Medina Green took the boy to the hospital after he ate a marijuana-laced Rice Krispie treat, which had been left in a cupboard at the couple’s home in the Sunrise Rim/Vista Avenue neighborhood earlier that day, according to reports. Police say the boy ate the Rice Krispie treat when the 35-year-old Tony Green was not home and Medina Green was asleep, according to reports. Police did not say if the Green’s are the parents of the boy but did say he was well-known to them. Officials with the Ada County Prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for the couple, who were arrested at their home Officials with the Ada County Prosecutor’s office issued a warrant for the couple, who were arrested at their home Sunday. The charge of felony injury to child is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Terri McMillan, author of the best-selling book “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” returned to Oprah today with her ex-husband Jonathan. For those unfamiliar with the story, Terry met Jonathan (who is 23 years younger) in 1995 while on vacation in Jamaica and moved him into her multi-million dollar home in Cali three months later. Three years later they married and after six years of marriage, Jonathan revealed to Terry that he was gay. The couple then filed for divorce and Jonathan sued Terry for spousal support and attorney fees and ended up winning. Imagine that. Terry later slapped him with a $40 million lawsuit. She later withdrew the suit because she wanted to “let go”. On Today’s show she said of After awhile, the anger..you own it and there is no room to let in beauty or love or any goodness. When I started realizing that had happen to me, I surrendered. We hear that Terry oue culture is at fault teaching us to always holding stuff in. Leave us a comment let us know what you think.
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“Bishop you better get ready to Fight, as you say because after what this young man said on live TV, I’m looking at you differently AND SO IS Your CHURCH. I feel sorry for is Vanessa your wife, the wives are always the last to find out I hope it’s not true.”
ATLANTA, GA. – For the first time, one of the men filing suit against Bishop Eddie Long is speaking out. In an exclusive interview with FOX 5 senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell, Jamal Parris tells a story of what he calls a love-hate relationship with a man he called “daddy.” Following Bishop Long’s sermon on Sunday, Russell caught a plane to Colorado, which is home to Jamal Parris– the oldest of all the accusers in the case. In a parking lot, late at night, Parris told Russell a story of love, anger, and desire to protect other young men.
Here is Russell’s full story:
Jamal Parris didn’t want to talk at first, but before he left us, he had plenty to say about Bishop Eddie Long. “You look at our eyes,” Parris said. “You hear the pain in our voice. We have no reason to lie to this man.” Jamal Parris is one of four young men who have filed sexual misconduct lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long, accusing him of using scripture and church money to sexually seduce them. I am not the man being portrayed on the television,” Bishop long told the congregation at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday. “That’s not me.” Since last week, none of the four young men have talked publicly about the lawsuit– until now. We found Jamal Parris shopping at a 24-hour store in Colorado. Initially, he was reluctant to talk.
But once he started, he told a riveting story about how as a young teen– a 14 year old with no father in his life– he joined New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Eddie Long came into his life. He said long said to call him “daddy” and to trust him with spiritual guidance. “I loved him,” Parris said. “I’m always going to have love for the things that he taught me. But how he left us hurt worse than anything I ever felt in my life.” Parris claims in his lawsuit the father-like figure used scripture to justify sex. And he lavished money, cars, jewelry, trips in the Bishop’s private jet, even homes on the teens, sometimes with funds from the church coffers.
“You finally have a father that you’ve always wanted for and always dreamed of,” Parris said. “He would just walk away from you if you don’t give him what he wants. So you end up turning into something you never thought you would be which a slave to a man that you love is now.” As he claimed in his lawsuit, Jamal says the bishop began a slow sexual seduction, which became more intimate and more intense after the young boys became of legal age. “So, while the media and the rest of the people around the city, around the country look at us like how could grown men let another man touch him, what you have to understand is this man has manipulated us since childhood,” Parris explained. “This was our father and we loved him.”
We received some interesting news that actress Persia White FROM GIRLFRIENDS just got DIVORCED a few weeks ago. at Persia and her artist boyfriend Saul Williams got married two years ago well there now in SPLITTSVILLE wanna know what happened? Well according to one of Persia’s girls and our insider, “Saul is the type of guy who thinks he’s better than everyone, and he used to talk down to Persia, instead of allowing her to breathe. But he’s a darn good poet. “Persia was the on that walked away…great move Persia . . . besides you are too cute for dude just sayin!!
The night before visiting New Birth I had butterflies in my stomach & couldn’t sleep but I had to cover this story which was the hottest topic in the ATL. After two grueling hours in traffic to get to the Church then an additional hour just to park, I could not wait to get a seat and as I entered the church I was overwhelmed. I had no idea how huge the church was there; had to be well over ten thousand people seated, and with one area left open I hurried along pushing through the crowd to get a seat, which thank God overlooked the balcony and even though I needed to use the restroom but I shone at the idea of losing my seat so I sat still anxious to hear what the pastor was going to say. The crowd in that auditorium reminded me of a Jay-Z concert – it was that packed – and the New Birth Choir began to sing all one hundred of them; it was a foot stomping event, jumping to my feet I joined in singling along with the folks seated in my row “Faithful is Our God.”
Everyone stood to their feet and some running around the church screaming hallelujah, “Thank you God” and I swear I felt the Holy Ghost up in there. Bishop Eddie Long later enter the church walking hand-in-hand with his lovely wife Vanessa, they stood in confidence not afraid to face the packed crowd of church members and visitors,and as I watched I could only imagine what his wife must be going through, standing by her man knowing all that they have built was under attack. Bishop Long kissed his wife on the lips then escorted her to her seat then stood there at that pulpit with his somber face and his I-POD ( whatever happen to the bible) for a minute or so as the crowd went wild. Cheering and clapping, one louder than the other yelling, “You don’t have to speak pastor”, “You don’t have to say one word”, Loved and believe to be innocent or at least on this Sunday by his followers and why not they should support him, I think it is admirable and profound that he has support from his members but personally I will be checking out all pastors cross-eyed from now on. The Bishop has put a lot of young men through colleges but his actions are in excusable if they are found to be true. Years back 20/20 had a documentary about the pastor Jim Jones whose followers were brain wash, his followers believe that Jim Jones could do no wrong but in the end unthinkable poisoning and killing them all, many lives were lost that day. Don’t get me wrong I’m not stating there is a comparison between Jim Jones and Bishop Long I am making a point to show how New Birth members truly believe in the pastor innocent and the media or gossip is going to change that. Can I keep It real”, I mean really do the members truly in their hearts believe that the bishop can do no wrong, that he is so innocent of these allegations by those four young men or are they themselves brainwash?
Eddie Long is known all over the world label as a mega star and I also understand he is a celebrity in most people eyes, some thinking he is our very own black Rock Star in the pulpit but come on the price for fame as well as fortune has allowed this type of publicity’s something I’m sure he did not want display in the media. The church followers are devoted that is a fact however the public need to hear the truth, we want to know what type of role models our young men are mimicking from the pulpit. Abuse is never easy some folks are truly upset with these charges but are we ready to let this go move on to the next big story, I say hell to clear the pastors name. Please lest not forget that for one he is human and a man chosen by God, bless by God who has allowed himself to believe that his status, wealth and fame makes him untouchable. Bishop Long a black man in the south may not get a fair trial but money do talk, Bishop Long has the best of the best attorneys coming up against BJ Bernstein known in the industry as a beast when it comes to winning cases. People are jealous of his fame, wealth and status him being a Black man having so much power scares people very same folks will stop at nothing to bring him down. The Rise and Fall of an empire they call it he has no choice but to face a juror of his peers to get a fair trial.
Camera or cell phones were not allowed in the church, I wanted so very much to capture the beauty of the sanctuary but my memory will serve as reminder of this day holy Sunday when I saw first hand the power of his empire. Eddie long said little when he spoke today and I’m sure he was told or censor by his attorneys not to speak on the issue in length, he then ended the service with a quote from the bible reading from Psalm 34 verse 19 “Title ” How to Handle Pain and Disappointment, left the same somber way he arrived. I felt cheated he left me wanting more but all I got from the Pastor was his last words, I’m Going to fight I feel like David and Goliath with five stone but I Ain’t thrown one yet… Bernice King daughter of the late respected Rev Martin Luther King JR close out the service speaking briefly, her word residue with the crowd as she ask everyone to please continue lifting up the pastor in prayer stating that the church and it’s pastor is under attack need all our prayers. OK I must say it has been real however this is my take on all this alleged attack pastor claim is suddenly focus on him, I do feel that the Eddie Long is a hypocrite he was the one marched down the busy streets of Atlanta a year ago attacking Gay lifestyle was he not? now we are a year later he is under attack with allege misconduct of abusing his pastoral positing. Explain to me why would a pastor in that forum send pictures like the one we all saw in the media, pictures only for his wife to young boys? Today I got a text from my source from NY telling me there are more allege pictures graphic in nature not yet out to the media showing Bishop Long naked coercing this young man with sexual favor so say his accuser. This feels like a set up to me which only makes me wonder when will the True Pastor Eddie Long Stand Up and speak the truth come out of the closet he has been hiding in.
So many of our black influential brothers are uncover, they are not locked up behind bars, they are living real lives here in the ATL the sad part is that these brothers don’t think they are gay, their take is I love women and men I can’t help my feelings, “well damnit if you love smelling booty hole you are Gay. These undercover brothers are putting their family’s at risk for infectious disease creeping and sleeping with men then bringing home that mess to their wives, swearing up and down that there not gay,”RIGHT…” Bishop long is no different he may be a bishop over a flock of herds but he’s still a man, he is entitle to make mistake just own up to it please. Abuse is not OK no matter what it is, I know been there done that wearing the t-shirt now, for years this types of abuse has been going on in our black churches, we the media and the public is just getting wind of the destruction cause by these hidden abuse. Pastor I say to you if these are just allegations from those four young men and we the public find out that they are at fault, then they should burn in hell for what they have done to tarnish your good reputation. If found that those allegation’s are facts and that you have been creeping in the pulpit then I pray for your soul, man cannot judge and should not judge you but God. Leaving the pack church I can’t believe I got lost but i did trying to locate my car and had to be escorted by one of the ushers who told me to pretend I was going around High-WAY 285 twice, I chuckle at his comment but kept it moving. Lucky to get over to the area where the babies were being dedicated, caught a glimpse of baby Sebastian dedication to God, who at four months and two teeth later was a joy to witness seeing his mom and dad together handing him over to be blessed by God, he’s a cutie my Sunday was Great after all not only did I get my story but I saw baby Sebastian being dedicated, “That’s Whats up.
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The Bishop Eddie Long story got even MORE SCANDALOUS when a THIRD boy who was a member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, named Jamal Paris, sued Bishop Eddie Long. According to Jamal, he like the other two boys was COERCED into having SEX with Bishop Long when he was UNDER 18. According to a ROCK SOLID SOURCE, earlier this year Jamal attempted SUICIDE!!! And there’s more, shortly after surviving the attempt – Jamal wrote this SCATHING letter, an apparent attempt at describing the PAIN HE SUFFERED as a result of what Bishop Eddie Long did to him. Check it out below!
To Eddie Long: “Do you remember the time that you used to be able to look at yourself, know and like the person you saw looking back? I can’t say that I do. I can honestly say that life has been hard, I have wanted to quit many many times and tried to quit by terminating my membership here on earth. But I am still here. Through the trials I am here. You have hurt me. I am not DEAD. I am still standing, tears in my eyes, and years of hurt in my heart, feet on the ground. I am here. All I ever did was love you and want you to love me. You lied and deceived me. Why. Does it matter do you even know. I lost a life because of you. The sad part is it is the life you gave. I gave up so much, of myself and what I valued most. For you. Whether someone tells you about this note or not, God knows it and sees my heart. I will no longer allow you and your actions to stop me from living. I will not allow you to take anymore from what you have taken.
And if you don’t know let me tell you: my joy and peace, my innocence, you murdered that genuine person that was inside of me, the person that god made me. You took away hope, and you almost caused me to take my own soul. What kind of person are you. You are not a human, you are a monster, you have made me one to those who care and cared about me and now I see the world like I see you, evil, corrupted and full of lies. I don’t need you to hurt or love me anymore I can do that by myself for free, no price and no string attached. Wow! Leave a comment and tell us what you think SMH!!!
By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Two DeKalb County men filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging Bishop Eddie Long, leader of one of the Southeast’s largest churches, coerced them into having sex with him in exchange for lavish trips, cars and cash.
Long is the nationally known minister of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, with more than 25,000 members. The pastor’s attorney, Craig Gillen, adamantly denied the allegations. "It is unfortunate that these two young men have chosen to take this course of action." The plaintiffs, Anthony Flagg, 21, and Maurice Robinson, 20, began having inappropriate relations with Long at the age of 16, which is the legal age of consent in Georgia, said their attorney B.J. Bernstein.
The men are seeking a trial by jury and unspecified damages. “It’s not just these two. There are young men around him at all times,” said attorney B.J. Bernstein said. “There are kids at risk now.” Bernstein said she has not contacted DeKalb law enforcement because of Long’s ties to DeKalb officials. Gillen noted Robinson was arrested in June 2010 in connection with a burglary at the church. Robinson and Anthony Boyd, 19, of Decatur, were arrested June 23 and charged with stealing items such as an iPad and an iPhone, according to a police report obtained by the AJC.
Robinson committed the burglary in retaliation after learning that Long was involved with other men, including Flagg, Bernstein said. “He lashed out,” Bernstein said. “But if it weren’t for that act, we wouldn’t know about this. He talked to his friends and learned Long had other ‘spiritual sons.’” A few minutes before evening Bible study on Tuesday night, several members said they ere shocked by the allegations. Dwayne Jenkins, 47, of Lithonia, started attending New Birth a month ago, but is not yet a member. “It gives you a little shake,” he said of the lawsuit. “It’s his word against his word. Only Mr. Long and the two men know what happen. I’m not here to judge, I’m here to get close to the Lord. The Lord will take care of it.”
“That don’t even make sense,” said Hillary Lewis, 52, carrying the Bible in her hand. “I like the message that he brings,” the Snellville resident said. “He brings things down to earth.” Samuel Midgette, 40, of Atlanta called Long “a good man – a man of God. He wants to help everybody… That man loves his wife. When you believe in your pastor, you believe in your pastor.” The lawsuit names Long, New Birth and the Longfellows Youth Academy as defendants. According to the suit, the academy is a program for young men ages 13 through 18. According to the lawsuit, Robinson, 20, and his family joined New Birth in 2003. His mother enrolled him in the Longfellow Academy when he was 14. The suit alleges Long began to spend personal time with Robinson when he was 15 years old. At some point, the suit alleges, Robinson was placed on the payroll. In addition Long bought Flagg a Ford Mustang, the suit alleges. Bernstein said she has emails, text messages and photographs between the men and Long.
Long took Robinson on several overnight trip to various destinations, including New York and Turks & Caicos, according to the suit. The suit says Long took Robinson to Auckland, New Zealand, for Robinson’s birthday in 2008. During that trip, Robinson alleges in the lawsuit, Long regularly "engaged in sexual touching and other sexual acts." In separate trips, the men flew on Long’s personal jet and shared a bed with him at the hotels, Bernstein said. Long used the alias “Dick Tracy” when he checked into the hotel, the suit alleges. However, the bulk of the relations occurred on the megachurch’s property, including inside Long’s “guest house” on Snapfinger Road in south DeKalb.
Long was named 21 years ago as pastor of the then 300-member church that would become New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. It has expanded beyond its Lithonia home and has satellite churches in other cities. The 240-acre Lithonia campus is like a small town and promotes a myriad of ministries, such as the annual Hosea Feed the Hungry and help for the homeless and addicted.
Are you afraid to date because you feel there is a shortage of Available men. Feel free to comment & share your dilemma. Remember if you love yourself first, everything else will fall into place (Hell yeah I feel Your Pain…)
With a voice like hers people need to leave her the hell alone. We all are guilty of loving fools and giving all we can to family who keeps asking for a handout.
By Mark Stibich, Ph.D., About.com Guide to Longevity
Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart and helps you stay slimmer, but did you know that exercise also improves your balance? Helps you sleep better at night? Puts you in a good mood? Learn more about the hidden benefits of exercise to help motivate your exercise habits.
Energize With Exercise
Routine exercise will increase your energy level. Exercise will make you feel great and you’ll be able to take on more than you ever thought possible. Regular exercise also decreases your chance of developing fatigue and exhaustion. So instead of feeling run down, go for a run.
Want Better Sex? Exercise More
Better sex has been linked to higher levels of physical activity. The more you exercise, the better your circulation and the more sensitive you are to sexual pleasure. Frequent exercise will also help your body image, allowing you to relax more during sex.
Exercise Improves Sleep
Exercise, especially morning exercise, can improve your sleep quality. Researchers believe that morning exercise helps to set your body clock each day. This in turn makes you feel awake during the day and tired at night. Try some morning exercise for a week and see if your sleep improves.
Keep Your Brain Sharp by Exercising Your Body
If you though Sudoku was a great brain workout, try playing tennis. Physical activity requires a lot of participation from our brain. In exercise, you must make quick decisions, judgment calls, find the best strategies and learn to stay concentrated. People who remain physical active as they age have a reduced risk of dementia and cognitive decline.
Exercise and Be Happy
When you exercise, your body releases chemicals that make you feel good. These chemicals can improve your body and help you relax. Exercise also makes you feel good about yourself. It can improve your mood and even help ease the symptoms of mild to moderate depression.
Exercise Adds Years to Your Life
Not only does exercise add years to your life, it also increases the number of years that you live without disease or disability. If you are 65, adding in exercise now can add over 5 additional years of disability free living (on average). If you are younger than 65, the benefits can be even greater.
Fight Colds With Exercise
Exercise improves your immune system. People who are physically active are less likely to catch a cold. And if you have a mild cold, a little bit of exercise can help speed your recovery. So increase the power of your immune system by going for a walk, joining the gym or dusting off your bike and going for a ride.
Exercise Your Bones
Your bones need stimulation to stay strong. Weight bearing exercises help increase your bone density and strength. Be sure to include exercises like running or walking that put weight one your bones. And don’t forget to add in some resistance and weight training too.
Exercise Improves Balance
Regular exercise can improve your sense of balance. This is especially important as you age. Lack of balance can lead to falls and hip fractures. Follow these simple instructions for balance exercises that you can do at home. Research has shown that exercises like these will reduce your risk of falling.
Be Social – Exercise
Exercise is a great way to meet people and be more social. There are plenty of group exercise activities that you can do that will give you both physical and social benefits. Be sure to work at least one social exercise routine into your week – both your physical and social health will improve.
Your thoughts…How does exercise benefit you?