What is this world of Black in America coming to? A pentecostal evangelist keeps his wife body in the freezer since 2004. This-is definitely weird. Anthony Hopkins, 37, was preaching at Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ where Evangelist Beverly Jackson is the Pastor. Hopkins was invited as a guest speaker for the church’s revival. Before his arrest, Investor, Sgt. Ron Baggett could hear him preaching for one hour about forgiveness.
A relative called the police on Hopkins and while police investigators were searching his home, they accidentally found his wife’s corpse in the utility room’s freezer. The relative had reported Evangelist Hopkins for sodomy and incest, which was the original reason for the investigators searching Hopkins home.
Since the mid-eighties, the Winans family brought in a different style of gospel music and changed the whole way gospel music artists performed in the church, similar to secular artists. Many gospel artists began to eagerly desire to share the wealth of what the Winans family was already enjoying through BeBe and CeCe, the Winans brothers (Marvin Winans, Sr., Ronald, Carvin and Michael, Winans, Sr.), the ex-wife of Marvin Winans, Sr., Vickie Winans, Debbie and Angie Winans, then Phase II (the offspring of the Winans brothers, Marvin, Jr., Carvin III, Juan and Michael, Jr.). Now, two family members of Phase II are signed under the label owned by P. Diddy of Bad Boy records. Even Marvin Winans, Jr. has changed his contemporary gospel into a more secular style that does not identify with the church, at all. Church music artists no longer wanted to identify with what they called traditional gospel music, but make quick money and gain profits from the world through their contemporary gospel songs and performances. People began to use the Winans usual excuse whenever church people disagreed with their style, “We want to reach the world“, knowing good and well, by becoming contemporary gospel artists, they were not necessarily out to reach the world, but make the same sort of income like secular artists while sharing the fame. Growing up in the 1980’s one could go to a church service and began to see amateur artists acting and singing like the Winans family, instead of being themselves, it was so sickening. No longer was it trying to be like Walter, Edwin or Tramaine Hawkins, but the popular thing was for one to change the way they would dress or style their hair, similar to the Winans family. So, growing up in the black church during the time of Rev. James Cleveland’s death, the King of Gospel, you would recognize black gospel as hip-hop gospel or gospel jazz music. Church people felt comfortable to now identify with gospel music and encourage younger generations to make the same sort of money like the Winans family. Gospel artists made deals with music producers who were managers of secular artists and even made music with secular artists, which made it a billion-dollar industry, is what Pastor Shirley Caesar boasted on a Bobby Jones special, years ago.
Wow!! What news is this!! – Actress and model Garcelle Beauvais blasts Hollywood talent agent husband Mike Nilon about an affair she found out about in an email!!
On Friday, April 9, 2010 Garcelle circulated an email to all of his co workers and such with a subject line stating:“Tiger Woods/Jesse James/Mike Nilon”- What they have in common!
She stated that: “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!”
Stephanie Lazarus has been charged in a cold case murder that was not solved for 23 years. This well-respected 49-year-old Los Angeles police detective was respected for many years. Detective Lazarus had been veteran of the LAPD. She is accused of bludgeoning and then shooting Sherri Rasmussen nearly 24 years ago, the wife of her ex-boyfriend.
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The news reports will make you think that Erykah Badu is going to jail for her “guerilla style” filming she did at Dealey Plaza at JFK’s assassination spot in Dallas the day before St. Patrick’s Day last month. But really Erykah Badu is feeling free and liberated from her very controversial yet inspiring act of public nudity.
Badu told Quick Entertainment magazine “The song ‘Window Seat’ is about liberating yourself from layers and layers of skin or demons that are a hindrance to your growth or freedom, or evolution. I wanted to do something that said that…so I started thinking of …shedding…nudity… in an artful way”.
Our sport’s division of atoast2wealth.com discussed Tiger Woods autobiography and the lawsuit that had been brought against him. As they talked among themselves, it was obvious they were right. Why would Tiger Woods complain about his teacher calling him nigger, the “N” word since he does not like to identify with being African American? It would be the same for Halle Berry who often brags about her white mother and then expect for people to feel sorry for her when she tells her story of the white girls who used to give her a hard time in her younger years.
Why didn’t Jesse James Get Treatment before he got caught? He voluntarily checked himself in, like he’s doing a good deed. He is trying to prove he really loves Actress Sandra Bullock, but the fact of the matter is, he has not just got caught with that stripper, he had been sleeping around with four women.
Erykah Badu shocked onlookers as she stripped nude at the site where JFK was assassinated. She did it all for her new video and song, ‘Window Seat.’ Unashamedly, she walked along a Dallas, Texas sidewalk buck-naked and fell near where President Kennedy was assassinated. There was not a trace of fear in her blood as she shot the controversial video. Badu is making history as she is bringing up memories of the assassination, which occurred in 1963, near Dealey Plaza.
Erykah Badu says she was not worried about all the people shouting for her to put her clothes back on, she was too busy making sure cops were not around.