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It has been a year and half since Bishop Eddie L. Long succumbed to pancreatic cancer, and seven years since several young men accused him of coercing them into sexual acts. These young men settled outside of court for an amount alleged to be in the millions for their silence. The toll on Bishop Long’s church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, however, has been greatly affected, tarnishing the church’s reputation and the size of it congregation has never quite recovered. Surprisingly, however, Long’s accusers are now set to release a tell-all book, Foursaken.

via Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande were among four young men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion in 2010. Their lawsuit against him was settled in May 2011. (Channel 2 Action News) (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Spencer LeGrande told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he is collaborating, along with some of Long’s other accusers from a 2010 lawsuit, on a novel.

The roman a clef — “Foursaken” — centers around a scandal involving the charismatic preacher of a thriving megachurch. While technically a work of fiction, LeGrande said there should be no doubt the sordid tale of power and betrayal is one they experienced firsthand. 

“The last man standing is the strongest,” said LeGrande, now 30 and living in Charlotte. 

LaGrande, along with former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg and Jamaal Parris, shared similar accounts about their relationship with Long, who, they alleged, filled a void left by absent or abusive fathers. 

An undisclosed financial settlement reached in 2011, after a fifth accuser, Centino Kemp, came forward, prevents them from discussing Long or New Birth. 

The 2010 civil lawsuit claimed Long used “monetary funds from the accounts of New Birth and other corporate and non-profit corporate accounts to entice the young men with cars, clothes, jewelry, and electronics.” 

Each alleged that, once they reached the age of consent, Long coerced them into sexual relationships. Though he agreed to pay for their silence, Long continued to deny their allegations. 

What do you guys think of this latest turn of events? Should Bishop Long’s accusers release this book without consequences? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Yrs in Prison, Judge Declares Him a “Sexually Violent Predator!”

This is a dark day in the world of news and entertainment as Bill Cosby, one of the most influential African-American actors and comedians in history, has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison for his 2004 sexual assault!

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This is a dark day in the world of news and entertainment as Bill Cosby, one of the most influential African-American actors and comedians in history, has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison for his 2004 sexual assault!

via The Associated Press

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His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to be sent to prison.

The punishment all but completed the dizzying, late-in-life fall for the comedian, former TV star and breaker of racial barriers.

“It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said. He quoted from victim Andrea Constand’s own statement to the court, in which she said Cosby took her “beautiful, young spirit and crushed it.”

Cosby declined the opportunity to address the court before the sentence came down.

The punishment came at the end of a two-day hearing at which the judge declared Cosby a “sexually violent predator” — a modern-day scarlet letter that subjects him to monthly counseling for the rest of his life and requires that neighbors and schools be notified of his whereabouts.

The comic once known as America’s Dad for his role on the top-rated “Cosby Show” in the 1980s was convicted in April of violating Constand, Temple University women’s basketball administrator, at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004. It was the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

Cosby faced a sentence of anywhere from probation to 10 years in prison. His lawyers asked for house arrest, saying Cosby — who is legally blind — is too old and vulnerable to do time in prison. Prosecutors asked for five to 10 years behind bars, saying he could still pose a threat to women.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele rejected the notion that Cosby’s age and infirmity entitle him to mercy. “He was good at hiding this for a long time. Good at suppressing this for a long time. So it’s taken a long time to get there,” Steele said.

The sentencing came as another extraordinary #MeToo drama unfolded on Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago.

The Cosby case “really raised awareness of the pervasiveness of … sexual misconduct against subordinates and against women of relatively less power,” said Daniel Filler, dean of Drexel University’s law school. “For jurors, I think it’s inherently changed the credibility of the accusers.”

In the years since Constand first went to authorities in 2005, more than 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, though none of those claims have led to criminal charges.

The judge ruled on Cosby’s “sexually violent predator” status after a psychologist for the state testified that the entertainer appears to have a mental disorder that gives him an uncontrollable urge to have sex with women without their consent. When the ruling came down, a woman in the courtroom shot her fist into the air and whispered, “Yessss!”

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Cosby’s legacy has been systematically taken apart as these allegations have mounted. The Cosby Show reruns have been taken off the air indefinitely, colleges have stripped him of his honorary degrees, and much of public opinion is against him thanks in no small part to the #MeToo Movement. Cosby will now be in company with the likes of Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s Matt Lauer, actor Kevin Spacey and Sen. Al Franken.

We do not know how to feel, but somehow we hope the victims in this find some semblance of peace.

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The #SafareeChallenge! Safaree’s (@IAMSAFAREE) Eggplant Pix Have Men Everywhere Posting Theirs!

Just when we thought the internet could not be anymore raw or reckless a new social media challenge is trending; and it is all thanks to Safaree Samuels’ leaked eggplant pictures! (Click here to see them!)

Apparently, some men are either  just as impressed, or trying to compete with Safaree’s “endowment.”  Needless to say the #SafareeChallenge is a real thing and it is prompting men everywhere to post their own eggplant and dick print pictures to Twitter and other social media platforms!

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Just when we thought the internet could not be anymore raw or reckless a new social media challenge is trending; and it is all thanks to Safaree Samuels’ leaked eggplant pictures! (Click here to see them!)

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Apparently, some men are either  just as impressed, or trying to compete with Safaree’s “endowment.”  Needless to say the #SafareeChallenge is a real thing and it is prompting men everywhere to post their own eggplant and dick print pictures to Twitter and other social media platforms!

Check out a few of the participants below! WE HAVE TO WARN YOU SOME OF THE PICTURES ARE QUITE GRAPHIC, VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED! Happy viewing!

Are you still thirsty? Tell us your thoughts and leave them in the comments section below!

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It Happened! Disney-Fox Merger Returns X-Men & Fantastic Four to Marvel!

Today is officially the BEST DAY EVER! Disney and Fox have reached a $54 Billion Dollar deal, granting Disney the rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and other television properties like the X-Files, and gain a majority stake in Hulu. 

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Today is officially the BEST DAY EVER! Disney and Fox have reached a $54 Billion Dollar deal, granting Disney the rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and other television properties like the X-Files, and gain a majority stake in Hulu.

via Gizmodo

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Today, Rupert Murdoch—Fox’s executive chairman—expressed his confidencein the acquisition’s potential to strengthen both companies:

“We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry.”

News of the deal comes after early reports that Fox proper was looking to unload 21st Century Fox in favor of focusing more on news and sports, its two other largest business endeavors. For Fox, this deal means a rather hefty payday but for Marvel, it’s more of a long-overdue homecoming.

For years now, some of Marvel Entertainment’s most iconic characters that first put the comics publisher on the map back in the 70s have been locked out of the MCU because of deals made during the 90s in which Marvel sold off the film rights to properties like the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool. Now, Marvel can get to work on changing that, but it doesn’t mean that it will or even should happen anytime soon. Properties like Avatar, The Simpsons, FX Networks and National Geographic will also fold into Disney’s portfolio according to the official release.

While Fox’s X-Men and Fantastic Four movies weren’t always particularly good, the studio was finally in the process of beginning to carve out a rather distinctive and honestly refreshing voice in the superhero movie space with films like Logan, Deadpool, and The New Mutants. The sequels to the latter two movies are still due to be released on schedule (no word on the X-23-focused Logan followup) but there’s no telling what Marvel plans to do with its new toys now that it has them.

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Side note, the true shade is the merger did not include Fox News. Clearly Disney has no time for the bullshit! #NoAlternativeFactsHere. Now transitioning on to better news, this means Storm and Black Panther will be an item, we may get that Avengers vs. X-Men movie, and above all else all of our favorite Marvel heroes get screen time together. We are just wondering how the two universes will merge. Maybe the Reality Stone, one of the Infinity Stones will play a part in making this happen? This a good look and an amazing business move Disney move! You have fanboys everywhere bowing in thanks!

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