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The city of Atlanta and the gospel community united in record-breaking numbers to unapologetically honor the legacy of Bishop Eddie Long, pastor and founder of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Well over 10,000 members, clergy, celebrities, athletes, dignitaries and influencers honored the legacy of compassion and leadership that defined Bishop Eddie Long, for over 30 years of…

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Bishop Eddie L. Long, 63, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at around 3 a.m. EST. He had a short battle with an aggressive cancer. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd. in Lithonia,…

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The death of Bishop Eddie Long conjured mixed emotions. Some paid homage to Long for his contributions to the religious community and service as leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. However, some continued to ridicule Long for allegedly molesting several teenage boys. Two of the young men who accused Long of molestation, Maurice Robinson…

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Many gospel fans have been in mourning since it was announced that Bishop Eddie Long died yesterday on Sunday, Jan 15. Since then, Long’s widow, first lady Elder Vanessa Long, released a statement about her late husband and now their daughter, Taylor Long, has opened up about the death of her father as well. Taylor broke…

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“My heart is heavy, but God is in control. See you in the rapture Bishop Eddie Long. It was my honor to serve New Birth for 12 years,” tweets Byron Cage amid breaking news that the Atlanta minister passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at age 63. Cage is a former minister of music at…

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First, the “Preachers of L.A.” shocked the nation, then the “Preachers of Detroit” was birthed. OMG! This was the only expression I could think of when I heard the “Preachers” franchise was expanding to the city of Atlanta. What’s crazy is I thought Atlanta would be the first city on the map before any other…

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Despite the fact that Atlanta-based Bishop Eddie Long continues to deny that he did anything wrong in the infamous Ponzi scheme scandal, he nevertheless forked over some of the money that New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members gave pastor and “financial guru” Ephren Taylor in a closed settlement, the media reports. According to My Fox…

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Watch Night services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that…

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Prepare for the pastel parade! Megachurches will be raking in the heathens this coming Easter. Here are some of the largest grossing churches with the biggest Easter services. Make sure you stop at the ATM’s located in the lobby.

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Why won’t they just let it go? Worse than the dreaded three-strand hair comb-overs, celebrity men cannot just let go even though their hair is beating a hasty retreat to the dugout. It’s as if their ego and self worth is wrapped up in that dried-up patch of real estate atop their scalps. I had…

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Bishop Eddie Long is back, and so is the New Birth Academy. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced plans to reopen its New Birth Academy on Thursday, Jan. 19, about a month after it announced it had closed its doors after Bishop Long founded it 18 years ago. The suburban Atlanta school’s closing in late December…

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Bishop Eddie Long’s New Birth Christian Academy students got a horrible Christmas message: the school is shutting down immediately and indefinitely, sending 200 irate children’s parents scrambling to find scholastic alternatives for the new year. Long notified parents in a letter dated Dec. 22 and signed by the board’s vice-chairman, Carlton Donald, that funding and…

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