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Payback Time: Miss. NAACP Head Says Republican Thad Cochran Owes Black Voters

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Mississippi  U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R) was nearly defeated by Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, but thanks in large part to black voters, Cochran squeaked by a win. Although voters on the right are outraged at how black Democrats interfered in their Republican primary, Mississippi’s NAACP chief says that Cochran should repay black voters who put him over the top. Derrick Johnson, the president of the Mississippi NAACP, spoke with…

Black Miss. Preachers Persuade Congregation to Vote for Anti-Affirmative Action Republican

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If Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran makes it past tomorrow’s primary, he may owe his win to black pastors who have been working behind the scenes to get him elected. The New York Times reports that a dozen black pastors met in a store front church to devise a plan for convincing their members to support Sen. Cochran in the primary. In explaining their position, Bishop Ronnie C. Crudup Sr.,…

Black Pastors ask: Are gay rights the same as civil rights for blacks?

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A coalition of 100 African-American pastors from Detroit, Michigan, are set to lend their support to the appeal made by the city’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette, in the U.S. Court of Appeals to keep an amendment in their constitution about the definition of marriage. The amendment was ruled unconstitutional by District Court Judge Bernard Friedman in March this year, because it defines marriage as being solely between one man and…

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…

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!.