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Neil Armstrong Footprints

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Over the weekend we learned of another important figure has passed away. Neil Armstrong died on Saturday.

We all know who Neil was, right? The first man to walk on the moon. He was a member of Apollo 11 and his footprint will always be a part of history.

With his passing and the fact that people are dying off quicker and younger got me to thinking: what footprint will my life leave on mankind (or just my family)?

For me, I am trying to leave a legacy for my kids and grand kids. My footprint may not be as big as Neil Armstrong but to those that I touch it will be even bigger.

We should always strive to be a change agent in our community, in our families, and in the lives of those in our circle.

You may not walk on the moon but your walk can be beneficial to all. So what will your walk be?

So(u)l search your life & your mission and begin to leave your footprints. Don’t compare your footprints to others just follow your path and just know others will benefit.

What will be your footprint?

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How N Secure are you?

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N Secure, www.n-securethemovie.com, is a movie that was born & filmed in Memphis, TN. The co-writers, Julius Lewis & Christie Taylor, are from Memphis. The movie follows the lives of urban professionals that have the money, power, status quo to do what they want to do; however, there is a dark side.

As we know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence don’t discriminate against race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or financial status. The Domestic Violence hotline website defines DV as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.

The main character in N Secure was an abuser. His demeaning behavior toward his girlfriend was a classic case for Domestic Violence. He didn’t allow her to have friends, talk to her family, & she had to answer his calls immediately or she would be in “trouble”.

The movie addressed a taboo subject in the African American community and did a damn good job on how jealousy, controlling, & abuse can destroy lives.

This movie is a must see because we all can relate to something that is going on in the movie. Do you stay with a man for the stability he offers but you are unhappy and he is abusing you?

You will have to watch the movie to find out how the story plays out…but be warned it does not end the way you think it will…..

Abuse is never acceptable…if you are in an abusive relationship take the steps to get out…Visit www.hotline.org to get additional information to help you escape your abusive relationship.

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Stay out of the media!

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Enough is enough with the Eddie Long saga. Now one of his accusers, Jamal Parris, has spoken publicly about the abuse. He spoke with a local Atlanta television station, Fox 5, without the consent from his attorney BJ Bernstein.

Parris states that he loves his “Daddy” and always will. Bishop Long was a father to him and the other accusers & they looked at him as their father, but his actions toward them have scared them for life.

Ok, I am all for the truth being told & Long, if he is guilty, be held accountable. But young man STOP the interviews. You have filed your lawsuit. Your attorney is now your mouthpiece. Just like Bishop Long have said what he is going to say this past Sunday during his church service, there is no need for him to speak publicly about this case anymore.

Running your mouth, can and will cause a delay in finding an impartial jury to try your case. We all know this case is getting national attention. If you want closure & Bishop Long exposed, sit your azz down & talk through your attorney.

The effects of abuse will not go away quickly but standing in front of a camera & microphone does not help your case….Lets let the justice system do its job.

Here is Parris interview…
http://www.youtube.com/v/e3ghX644NIk?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0

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Stop being defensive…

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Ok, I was attempting to report on the news topics as they happen. The hottest news topic in the South is the Eddie Long sex scandal. This story is causing an outpouring of opinions and heated discussions.

Eddie Long is a highly respected pastor of a mega church. He has sat at the table with dignitaries and influential people; however, that does not negate his actions towards young boys.

Regardless of his position, touching, kissing, fondling young boys is outright wrong. As an adult, he should have been protecting the boys not trying [did] to have sex with them. When his followers stop and think about it, he had to do some of the things the boys are say he did.

No one in their right frame of mind would oust a Mega Preacher & didn’t have their shit together. Let’s look at the facts: 4 boys alleged [Eddie Long] had inappropriate relations with them; there is a paper trail of him [Long] spending money on the young men; they did attend his church & was under his direct supervision. There are many more facts….

So the questions New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members should be asking is Bishop Long please explain your actions? He must address these allegations & address them right.

It’s not me who put him out here in front of the media but his own actions. If he had used a few of the scriptures to tame his fleshly wishes then he probably wouldn’t be in this mess. He is a member of the clergy & knows the bible back & forth. He also knows that when the flesh is weak the best defense is to go to God in prayer & to remove himself from the temptations. Did he do that? NO!

He continued pasturing the church & getting more and more boys into his double life. Wrong is wrong people…If this was a Catholic priest, you would be saying castrate him, but since its your minister, a black man, & a well connected man you are saying people are judging him to harshly, he didn’t do it, leave him alone.

Where are your words of sympathy for the victims or the true victims in this case: Longs wife & children?

So before those diehard followers for the man [LONG] get their panties in a wad you need to address your pastor and how he has disgraced his family, GOD, and the church. Stop chastising those of us that are asking the hard questions.

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Lindsay Lohan 9 Lives

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Lindsay Lohan has been in more trouble than we can keep up with but she obviously has 9 lives or some fairy god mothers looking after her because late Friday she was granted bail that will allow her to leave jail.

CNN reports: Lohan can leave jail after she posts a $300,000 bond, but she must be fitted with a SCRAM alcohol-detection bracelet within 24 hours, Los Angeles County Superior Court spokesman Allan Parachini said.

How many times will this young lady get a slap on the hand for her behavior? She was sentenced before to jail and rehab because of her drug and alcohol abuse but due to her notoriety she did not complete her sentence. Lohan was originally sentenced to 90 days in jail followed by 90 days in a drug rehab program. She only spent 2 weeks in jail and less than 3 weeks in rehab. Upon her arrival and evaluation in rehab the doctors determined that her condition was not grave enough to be in rehab so she was released. Now, the doctors license should be revoked because they were obviously wrong.

Lohan failed two drug test which resulted in her probation being revoked and sent back to jail. Her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley filed a writ of habeas corpus on Friday. Once those papers were filed Judge Schnegg granted her bail and Lohan was released.

Now we are back to square one….Her probation hearing is set for October 22. We shall see if they hand her a tough sentence and make her serve the sentence.

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Bishop Long Breaks his Silence

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Everyone that has been paying attention to the news were waiting on Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta, to hold his press conference on yesterday but it was cancelled due to a third allegation being levied against him. However, today he held a phone conference with a few of his parishioners & WGCL, an Atlanta news station was on the call as well.

The call was just a way for Bishop Long to reassure his followers that he is just as shocked as they are about the allegations that he had sexual relations with 3 former teenage boys that attended his mega church.

Long said he was in the middle of a battle.

“We will arise through this situation, and go forward, and we are moving forward,” Long said.

WGCL reports that Long said several times that he didn’t know who was on the call, so he had to be careful what he said because the case is in litigation. He also said he would not take any questions. With that his statements were methodical & well thought out to keep from saying something that could be used against him later in court.

Long ask the listeners to pray for his wife, his children, the church, and the accusers. He labeled himself [Long] a person that “always operate in the spirit of love.” 

This story is long from over & will get uglier before its all over and done with…Just remember there is always two sides to every story & we need to pray for all involved especially the silent victims: Bishop Long wife & children and the accusers family.

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Statistics….is it just a song or a way of life?

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Lyfe Jennings penned a song to help women understand men. The song Statistics is/was a number one hit, but for some reason, Lyfe wants to be a continuous statistic himself.

Lyfe JenningsJust this past Wednesday, Jennings plead guilty to several charges, including discharging a firearm, firearm possession by a convicted felon and attempting to elude police. He was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison.

In 2008, this superstar decided to visit the home of his ex-girlfriend mother of his children & fire a gun into the door & kick the door in. His children was at home during this altercation & Jennings did not let that deter him from firing the gun into the house.

When will these superstars learn to stop being stupid & think before they react. TI, Lil Wayne, & now Lyfe Jennings are all spending time in the clunker LOL…..

Check out the full story here

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