African American Issues Archives

Just last week we reported that an agreement was reached in the Eddie Long Trial. Well at yesterday’s service at New Birth, Bishop “:Curly Hair Don’t Care” was determined to put things behind him. According to New Birth members he got in the pulpit and refused to speak on the situation. Bishop Long you don’t think by not commenting shows that you are possibly “GUILTY.” Im Just Sayin!

Video Of Case

We will never know what happened. Stipulations surrounded the case, ensure all the parties involved a lifetime of disclosure. With that being said, Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will no longer serve as READ MORE

Garcelle Beavais-Nilon filed for divorce from her husband of nearly nine years, Mike Nilon, on May 10,2010 citing irreconcilable differences. Beauvais filed seeking joint custody of their sons. The couple, who married in May 2001, had been separated since April 9,2010.

“What do they have in common… I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped! Our boys don’t deserve this!”

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We finally get a little insight to all the rumors that have been speculating for years about how and why the heck Lil Wayne and Lauren London had a relationship which ended with the two parenting a child. Lauren London recently sat down with KathleenCross and dished on everything from her relationship with Wayne, the baby mama’s situation, her parenting skills and her celebrity. This is an interview you don’t want to miss out on.

KC: The desire to attain “celebrity status” has driven many young people to pursue the elusive dream of stardom. Is that what made you want to be an actress?

LL: I wish that was the case, because I’d be able to handle the attention a little better. No. I was an only child who spent a lot of time alone. Movies kept me company from a very young age, and starting from about seven years old, I wrote little plays and acted out all the parts by myself in my bedroom. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be an actor. It’s crazy though, because I’m such a private person. I was never interested in becoming famous. I still struggle with that aspect of my work.

KC: Doesn’t every celebrity say that after they become famous? “I love my craft, but I wish I could just have a normal life.”

LL: (laughs) I’m not complaining and I’m not that famous. I do get recognized, but I’m not being hounded by paparazzi every day. I’m human, so of course I like getting special treatment at times. But deep down that girl from the neighborhood is still in here. She might shy away from having her picture taken, and would rather blend in with the scenery sometimes and just observe.

KC: What about being famous has taken you by surprise? What did you not see coming?

LL: The impostors. Really. Who are these people who have nothing better to do than spend hours and hours on the Internet pretending to be me? They send messages to fans pretending they are coming from me. That’s just sad. There are fake MySpace pages. Fake Facebooks. Fake Twitters. My verified Twitter is @MsLaurenLondon and my Facebook is brand new (Facebook.com/TheRealMsLaurenLondon). I don’t do Skype, and if I didn’t hand you my phone number face to face, you’re probably not talking to me on the phone either.

KC: What is the biggest misperception people have of you? What misperception bothers you most?

LL: That my son is the result of some kind of one night stand or groupie encounter with his father. I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.

KC: Do you want to go on to the next question, or clear up the speculation now?
Spotte@ KatheleenCross
LL: I met Dwayne when I was 15 years old. I’ve known him a very long time, and we were in a relationship that didn’t make it. We tried more than once to revive it, and we were engaged briefly years ago, but READ MORE

T.I. Charters Bus For Inmate’s Family Members

While behind bars, my homie TI manages to exude the giving person that he has always been. He made the dreams of 14 inmates dreams come true. T.I. sponsored a bus trip for 46 family members to visit 14 inmates serving time alongside him at the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Forrest City, Arkansas.

“I’ve been blessed to receive tons and tons of mail from my fans, family and friends, as well as get visits on a regular basis. Unfortunately some guys aren’t as fortunate,” T.I. told MTV News in a statement. “There are a lot of good dudes in here that haven’t been able to see there loved ones in years. Their families can’t afford the trip so I wanted to help out.”

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Last night your boi FreddyO received two phone calls from a couple of my celebrity friends, and actually confirmed that the prince and princess of pop are and have been secretly seeing one another. Because they carry a delicate past, the two have been taking things very slow and meeting up at a mutual friends house to spend quality time together.

“Ri-Ri’s always loved Chris – that never changed. They’ve texted and Skyped each other a lot recently and met up at a mutual friend’s house in Los Angeles after the restraining order expired.”

“Chris has said he’ll be as patient as she needs him to be but after being slammed on Twitter for just following him, she’s begun to worry that they may never get to be together in public.”

I must say I don’t have it in me to judge there situation, there relationship ended very abruptly and the two never had any real closure or if closure was to manifest from the unfortunate incident that transpired in 2009. Either way I pray that the youngsters learned a very valuable lesson from the incident and can move forward amicably together or apart.

I know y’all have your lingering opinions so please don’t hesitate to leave the comments in the drop box below.

Singer and Songwriter Sean Kingston has been listed in critical condition following a Jet ski accident this sunday.

According to the Miami Herald: Kingston, 21, was driving the personal watercraft with a female passenger on board when the accident occurred, said Officer Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
About 6 p.m., the hip-hop and reggae singer slammed into the Palm Island Bridge, which connects the MacArthur Causeway to Palm and Hibiscus islands. Both he and the passenger were thrown into the water, Pino said. READ MORE

So recently Amber Rose got to grace the cover of Vibe Magazine “Sexy” Edition. She had a sit down interview and somehow vibe managed to twist her words up to make people believe that she still is in love with Kanye West and that no one will ever top his love. She got wind of this interview once it released and went to vent via twitter like most of our beloved celebrities.

“People think me and Kanye are enemies, and we are not enemies. He wants the best for me, still,” she said in the magazine. “Let me say this: I still love Kanye. I will always love him as a person. I will always love him for what he’s done for me. I still always have that soft spot in my heart for him. I am not in love with him. I do not look at him in a sexual way anymore. I’m in love with someone else. I still love him as a person and want him to find happiness like I did. Everyone deserves that.”

“What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die ’cause I’m not with Kanye anymore? READ MORE

Apparently our girl RiRi has been secretly texting and skyping with her abusive ex-lover, Chris Brown. Someone close to her has decided to tell all girl’s dirt to a tabloid newspaper.

A source has told Now magazine:

“Ri-Ri’s always loved Chris – that never changed. They’ve texted and Skyped each other a lot recently and met up at a mutual friend’s house in Los Angeles after the restraining order expired.”

“RiRi wants to be with Chris but is worried about her career and fans. She’s trying to find a way to take him back publicly without letting down her supporters, her management and her friends or setting a bad example.”

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