DC Mayor Marion Barry’s Son Dies of Drug Overdose at Age 36
Marion “Christopher” Barry, Jr., the only son of Washington, D.C.’s late embattled Mayor Marion Barry, died early Sunday, WUSA-TV reported. He was 36.
The younger Barry, known to his friends as Christopher or Chris, died of an apparent overdose on synthetic marijuana, The Washington Post reported, quoting those close to him. No official cause of death was immediately confirmed.
In a statement, Cora Masters Barry, Marion Barry’s widow, said: “My heart is broken. I am in shock. The news of his death is beyond comprehension.”
Atlanta’s Spelman College May Consider Admitting Transgender Students
Spelman College’s president is convening a task force to provide recommendations on whether the all-women’s, historically black college will admit transgender students.
President Mary Schmidt Campbell included the information in a welcome back letter to the campus community on Thursday and posted on the private school’s website.
Spelman is the latest prestigious women’s college to consider admitting transgender students. Other institutions, including Barnard College in New York City and the other members of The Seven Sisters association of historical woman’s institutions in the northeast have already enacted policies admitting those students.
Seaway Bank and Trust in Chicago Make Impression for All Black Banks
Chicago faith leaders gathered to share their initiative to encourage their congregations to open accounts at one of the city’s Black-owned banks.
The group, which contains 100 pastors from across Chicagoland, held a press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 9. to promise $100,000 in deposits for Seaway Bank and Trust Company. The bank, which was established to counter discriminatory lending practices, has been investing in community organizations since its inception in 1965. Banking with Seaway, the pastors say, is a way to directly help Chicago’s Black communities.
Bishop Eddie Long Tries to Explain Sudden Weight Loss Before the Media Gets to It [VIDEO]
Now, we have to say this. Many of you know that years ago we were brief members of New Birth. We got sucked into the mega church phenomenon and was there for over a year. The things we eventually saw and witnessed there made us leave the church and this is how AT2W was created and became successful. So thank you Bishop Eddie Long!
Is Donnie McClurkin Really Getting “Murried” to Nicole C. Mullen? Singer Erica Campbell Disputes [UPDATE]
Gospel singer Erica Campbell from sister duo Mary Mary says Christianpost.com reported Donnie McClurkin never stated he was getting married on a TBN show recently. She says this:
I hate misleading bloggers who take pieces of truth and twist it so they can get more views on their site. ChristianPost.com has done this to me quite a few times so I’m not surprised but I am very disappointed in this. Yes Pastor Donnie is in a relationship but he hasn’t made any announcement. No one should steal the joy of making a wonderful announcement like this. #REPOST #SHARE #RETRACTTHISSTORY #FALSENEWS confirmed directly from the source @donmac6453
Donnie McClurkin Tells Fans on Periscope He is Not Engaged [VIDEO]
So, we are getting confused. First, we get reports that Donnie McClurkin is newly engaged to Nicole C. Mullen which has surprised everyone. Then just days later, gospel singer Erica Campbell gets on Instagram and states Christianpost.com reported his engagement falsely by twisting what was stated from Matt Crouch on a recent TBN show with Donnie McClurkin.
Now, Donnie McClurkin is refuting it and stating he is not getting married to Nicole C. Mullen? Wow, what a turn of events.
Gospel Singer Israel Houghton Proposes Marriage to Adrienne Bailon in Paris!
Wow! We all know by now Israel Houghton and his ex wife have been separated for some time and were divorced long before the world knew, so he has told us. Did anyone expect him to get engaged and want to marry this Adrienne Bailon girl? We didn’t expect it. We really thought they were just ‘going out’. What a mess, Israel! You know you will be talked about royally, don’t you?!! lol
Here’s how he proposed and the news on the engagement:
Bobby Jones Gospel and BET Final Show If You Missed IT [VIDEO]
We didn’t get a chance to see the last and final Bobby Jones Gospel Finale, but maybe some of you didn’t as well. So, here’s the full video of the last show we will ever see after 35 Years!!
See full show on video HERE