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T.I. angrily articulated that he felt “accosted and basically exploited” by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s repeated calls for money during Kanye West’s Sunday service there recently. Clifford “Tip” Harris Jr., 38, was speaking on his “ExpediTIously” podcast with fellow rapper and activist Killer Mike about the subject. The pastor of the megachurch, Jamal Bryant,…

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It’s a new beginning for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia after the passing of its founder and longtime pastor Bishop Eddie Long. The church announced today that Bishop Steven A. Davis has been selected to succeed Bishop Long. Bishop Davis was a pastor at an expansion church, which changed its name from…

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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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Following her husband’s death, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader Bishop Eddie Long’s wife of 27 years, offered these words, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “I am confidant through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place. Although, his transition leaves a void for…

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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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A recent video recorded earlier this month and uploaded to YouTube shows Atlanta megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long appearing at an event. The video was recorded during a church anniversary event at New Birth Missionary Baptist church, one of metro Atlanta’s largest churches. Long states in the video, “I’ve been on a journey and just…

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The recent appearance of Atlanta mega-church leader Bishop Eddie Long took center stage on the “Steve Harvey Show.” Long spoke at length with Harvey regarding the allegations of sexual misconduct with several young Black men at his church. Long has since settled various aspects of the allegations through out of court settlements and non-disclosure agreements.…

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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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This Sunday, members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta and along the East Coast have something to shout hallelujah about. They’re getting closer to having their say in court against self-proclaimed millionaire Ephren W. Taylor Jr. the former chief executive of City Capital Corporation in Chicago. Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal…

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Members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., an Atlanta suburb, has asked the community to pray for Bishop Eddie L. Long and his family. His mother, Hattie Long, 91, made her transition on Friday, April 26, 2013, in Charlotte, N.C. Bishop Long issued the following statement to media: “Our family recognizes how…

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Night watch 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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Looking to get out of the house this weekend? We have a list of activities you may find interesting. From shows like the Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol to a burlesque aerobics class, to laughing it up at the Behind the Pulpit comedy show or singing your heart out at the Tank concert. We have…

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On Sunday, Jan.29, Bishop Eddie Long, the disgraced pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta, invited Rabbi Ralph Messer to fellowship with his congregation. Messer wrapped Long in the scrolls of a Torah, sang a prayer and declared the bishop a king. Long remained stone-faced throughout the ceremony. What was going through…

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