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September 6, 2012

Nomalanga: Why Women Like Eddie Long’s Wife Stay after Public Humiliation

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I just read a story about Vanessa Long sharing the “storm” she survived after her husband, Eddie Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, was accused of “having relations” with five young men in the ministry. Vanessa Long, who herself is an elder at New Birth, spoke to a group of women in the Heart to Heart Ministry at New Birth sharing that the whole experience was…

Former Haitian Prime Minister Smarck Michel Dies at 75

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Smarck Michel, the former Prime Minister of Haiti, has died.  The 75-year old succumbed to brain cancer, according to his son Kenneth.   Michel started his career as Haitian Prime Minister in 1994 after the US restored Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power.   Aristide had been forced out of the presidency in 1991 during a military coupe. Aristide’s reputation as a populist liberal was countered by Michel’s reputation as a businessman, which made…

Dr. Boyce: The Nobel Prize Winner Who Said that Blacks are Less Intelligent Than Whites

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Back in 2007, James D. Watson, the man who co-discovered the DNA helix in 1962, told the Sunday Times in London that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because black people are less intelligent than whites. Watson went on to further insult black people by stating that “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as…

Actor Clifton Powell Being Accused of S*xual Assault

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Actor Clifton Powell is having legal problems after being accused of s*xual assault.  Powell, who played “Pinky” in the film, “Next Friday,” among other movies, says that he never raped a woman in Louisiana who is taking him to court. Powell has played roles in other major films, including “Rush Hour,” “Ray,” and “Menace II Society.”  He is being sued by a woman who is going under the name Kiyante…

Sex Before Marriage Is Not Good For Relationship, Cornell University Study, 2012

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Study Shows That Women Benefit From Withholding Intimacy

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Researchers at Cornell University conducted a unique study on 600 married and cohabiting couples asking them how happy they were together. They were also asked how committed they were to the relationship, how emotionally involved they were, how well they communicated, how frequently did they argue, how long they had waited before becoming intimate, and what’s their level of romance satisfaction. Nearly a third of the men and women said…