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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…

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…

Eddie Long Back In The Pulpit

Eddie Long Back In The Pulpit

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    The senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has returned after taking some time off for personal reasons. Long, whose ministry was recently rocked by a sexual misconduct scandal that resulted in a settlement, announced in December that he was taking a brief leave to use the time to heal his family. Long’s wife, Vanessa, has filed for divorce. A spokesman said Long preached at the New…

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…