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Eddie Long Accusers Keep Speaking Out, In Spite of Financial Consequences

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by Kirsten West-Savali When Jamal Parris and Spencer LaGrande(pictured) sat down for an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, they stepped into a harsh spotlight that will follow them for the rest of their lives. They are two of the brave young men who, along with Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg, and Centino Kemp, accused Bishop Eddie Long,the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, of sexual abuse. In the extremely vulnerable and candid conversation, they explained how an alleged “Man of…

Bishop Eddie Long Taking Time Off From Church to Deal with Family Issues

Bishop Eddie Long Taking Time Off From Church to Deal with Family Issues

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      Your Black World reports Bishop Eddie Long has announced that he is going to take some time off from running his church to focus on his family.  Bishop Long’s wife, Vanessa, recently filed for divorce, and this appears to have taken the pastor’s attention. Mrs. Long decided to file after initially changing her mind.  After further contemplation, she is now going through with the process.  Bishop Long…

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce: Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World     Bishop Eddie Long and Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain were once considered to be pillars of their community. Long was the lead pastor at one of the largest churches in the south(the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where he remarkably maintained power), and Cain was on his way to becoming the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Read More…

Are You Serious? Eddie Long’s Wife Withdraws Divorce Petition Within Hours of Filing | What The Ha-yell!

Are You Serious? Eddie Long’s Wife Withdraws Divorce Petition Within Hours of Filing | What The Ha-yell!

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    In a shocking turn of events, Vanessa Long, wife of Bishop Eddie Long has decided to withdraw her petition for divorce.  This was announced shortly after she issued a statement explaining why she was leaving her husband, and claimed that the date the papers would be filed was set to be December 1. via Are You Serious? Eddie Long’s Wife Withdraws Divorce Petition Within Hours of Filing | What The Ha-yell!.

Your Black Woman: Bishop Eddie Long’s Wife Files for Divorce

Your Black Woman: Bishop Eddie Long’s Wife Files for Divorce

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World Not seeking to replicate the actions of other celebrity wives with sexually-deviant husbands, Vanessa Long has filed for divorce.  You might know Vanessa’s name because of the actions of her husband, Bishop Eddie Long, who has been accused by several young men at his church of coercing them into various sex acts. Long initially promised his congregation that he would…

bishop eddie long is being sued by members of new birth missionary baptist church

Bishop Eddie Long Gets Sued by Members of His Congregation

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World. The legal problems continue to mount for Bishop Eddie Long. In addition to the sexual misconduct case that everyone knows about, there is another situation in which Long is accused of conspiring with investment adviser Ephren Taylor to defraud members of his church out of more than a million dollars in investment funds. Taylor did a presentation before members of the New Birth…