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Dr Boyce Watkins & S. Tia Brown: Jamal Bryant, “These hoes ain’t loyal”

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In this episode of Financial Lovemaking, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss Pastor Jamal Bryant’s remarks in church. During a recent sermon called “My enemy’s worst nightmare,” the pastor used the term “these hoes ain’t loyal,” which led to controversy. This builds a conversation about the relationship between the black church and it’s congregations, and whether black women are duped by pastors who give messages that might be degrading….

Two Men Believed to be the Youngest Black Gay Married Couple in America

Two Men Believed to be the Youngest Black Gay Married Couple in America

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The Scoop Entertainment believes that David Harris and Tre’Darrius Anderson of Memphis, Tenn. are the youngest black gay married couple in America.  The two men are 19-years old, according to the site, which would make them pretty young to tie the knot. The black community is coming to terms with a broad gay population, with many of the community’s attitudes toward homos*xuality being called into question.  Spurred by the strong support for…

Love and the Black Church

Love and the Black Church: 10 Things Your Pastor Won’t Say About Dating and Relationships

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For centuries there has been a unique, close-knit relationship between black people (particularly black women) and the black church. Below is a list of things your pastor won’t tell you in regards to dating and relationships:   1. You should date, daily. Dating daily is important to acquire a better understanding of yourself and people from various backgrounds. Your pastor probably wouldn’t advocate this, as it may be misconstrued into…

Whitney Houston Dies at the Age of 48

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Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown. News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards….

Bishop TD Jakes Talks About Eddie Long & Sex Abuse Cases [VIDEO]

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CNN’s Don Lemon talks with Bishop T.D. Jakes about the economy, politics and the Bishop Eddie Long scandal.  Bishop Jakes speaks candidly  about all the hot topics of the moment, including occupy wall street, poverty, politics  and sex abuse cases as well. SOURCE.

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…