Saturday, December 01, 2007

Protect and to Serve, Whom??

(Perv, Pedo, Hubby -T.C. Crane)

Policewoman's husband to stay in jail for now
'T.C.' Crane charged with paying girls for sex; APD knew of allegations since 2000 source
cnn's story

A federal judge ordered the husband of an Atlanta police officer to remain in jail on charges he paid and photographed young girls engaged in sex acts.

The earliest Terrill "T.C." Marion Crane, 47, could be released on bond is Wednesday, when a detention and preliminary hearing is scheduled.

On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Clayton E. Scofield III denied Crane's request to be released on bond, said Don Samuel, Crane's attorney.

Crane, dressed in a tie-dyed T-shirt and dirty blue jeans, sat quietly during the six-minute hearing.

Meanwhile, federal authorities said they are still investigating Crane and his wife, Sgt. Tanya C. Crane. She was suspended with pay because officials believe she burned photographs and negatives of her husband with the girls.

Federal authorities said they have identified four of at least 13 victims.

"We are interested in finding out if there are any other child victims out there," U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias said after Crane's hearing. "Anybody who did that [engaged in sexual acts with Crane] did not break any laws. They didn't do anything wrong."

Nahmias declined to answer questions about why it took Atlanta authorities seven years to investigate Crane or if the lapse allowed for more victims.

Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington said in a statement Thursday that he learned of the photographs last month and promised that "people will be held accountable and responsible for their actions or inactions as the case may be."

According to a federal affidavit, a photo technician alerted Atlanta police in 2000 after Crane dropped off sexually explicit film of minors.

The photographs show girls between the ages of 12 and 15 engaged in sexual acts in or near Crane's pickup truck and in a bathtub, according to the affidavit.

However, Atlanta police did not turn the photographs over to federal investigators until last month, according to the affidavit.

The officers who saw the photographs seven years ago "probably thought they were just dirty pictures," said Samuel, Crane's attorney. He declined to comment further.

Authorities say Crane began meeting girls in 1999 and was soliciting them as recently as June or July.
How a woman who's paid to protect and serve the public, could even show her face after finding out her hubby's a pedo, continue to LIVE with him AND not report him is beyond my comprehension. Sgt. Crane and the Atlanta PD, had the power to nip this in the bud years and didn't. I've heard that love is blind-but lady give me a break. While you're slaving away risking your life, that bootleg husband of yours was paying little girls (with YOUR MONEY I BET!) to have sex and taking pics. The man had a collection of did he have time to work? he was too busy working YOU! You'z a good one, Sarge. That rascal would've been cut 3 ways to betta recognize! Now he's got females turned out and gawd knows what else. When a person is molested, they usually become promiscuous. Like we need more little heffas running around here showin' their tail. I hope the judge throw the book at both of you. You're just as guilty. In my eyes you're an accessory. Y'all are nasty!

This Week Alone...

Perusing the internet this week has been a sad one for kids:
  • Baby Grace aka Riley Ann Sawyers has been positively identified.
  • Latasha & Emily, both college students, bodies were found.
  • A young mother in GA, stabs her 1 & 3 yrs old children to death with a steak knife in a convenience store.
  • An aunt stabs her 12yr autistic nephew in the eyes.
  • An alcholic father shoots his adult daughters, after leaving divorce court.
  • A mother in TX tossed her 22-month old baby over the railing twice because she was "fussy."
  • And Bobbi Kristina INSISTS on screwing up her life by forging her way to Crackhead-dom via weed, at 13/14 yrs of age.
We must: pray, watch AND REPORT anything that's suspicious to the local authorities! You Better are becoming an endangered species!

**Update**Kids Officially Charged in Footballer Sean Taylor's Murder

"Sideshow Bob" aka Eric Rivera Jr, 17 (youngest charged, others not pictured)

Suspects in NFL killing charged with murder source

(edited by IVBB)

FORT MYERS, Florida (CNN) -- Three men were charged on Saturday with felony first-degree murder in the shooting death of NFL player Sean Taylor, a death police say was unplanned.

Eric Rivera Jr., 17; Venjah K. Hunte, 20; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18, each faces charges of felony first-degree murder, burglary with a firearm and home invasion robbery while armed, according to court documents.

The charge of felony first degree murder can be applied if someone is killed, even accidentally, during certain violent felony crimes.

Rivera appeared in the courtroom in Fort Myers, Florida, while Hunte and Wardlow appeared via video phone from jail.

A fourth suspect, Jason Scott Mitchell, 19, was processed too late to appear in court, officials said. He is to be in court Sunday, and faces the same charges as the other three.

The four men were expecting to find an unoccupied home, "so murder or shooting someone was not their initial motive," Robert Parker, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, said Friday night.

"They were certainly not looking to go there and kill anyone," he said. "Their obvious motive was to go there and steal the contents of the house."

Taylor, 24, died Tuesday, a day after he was shot during an apparent burglary at his Miami home.

Additional arrests are possible, Parker said.

"The key to solving this case was citizens' tips," he said.

The men knew Taylor lived at the house, Parker said.

A police official told CNN that officers are investigating whether one or more of the suspects knew members of Taylor's family.

At 1:45 a.m. Monday, Taylor's girlfriend, Jackie Garcia, called 911 and said someone had been shot.

Authorities have said she told police she was hiding under the bedding during the attack.

Garcia did not see what happened and could not provide a suspect description, Parker told reporters on Wednesday.

Police said Garcia and Taylor were awakened by noise in the living room, and that Taylor got up and locked the bedroom door. The door was kicked in and two shots were fired, one striking him in the leg.

Garcia tried to call 911, and failing that, used her cell phone instead, police said. There was no evidence the line had been cut, Parker said Wednesday.

A break-in was also reported eight days earlier, Miami-Dade police said.

A police report said someone forced a window open and left a kitchen knife on a bed. Several drawers and a bedroom safe were searched during the break-in, according to the report.

Taylor was home unexpectedly because of an injury, his former attorney, Richard Sharpstein, told reporters Tuesday. "I think he was surprised or they were surprised to find him there," he said.

Taylor spent four years with the Washington Redskins, but had been out with a sprained right knee. He did not play in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Taylor was a first-round pick in the 2004 draft, according to his team's Web site.

He played at the University of Miami, where he was an All-American in 2003, and was also a high school standout in the city. Dubbing him "the prototype NFL free safety," the Redskins credited Taylor's team-leading tackling prowess.

He was regarded as one of the hardest-hitting players in the league. Taylor recorded 257 tackles (206 solo) during his brief career, two sacks and seven interception.

File This Under: Jesus Take the Wheel!

Nooooooo! Not the baby, Not the baby, too!
Bobbi Kristina, Puff-Puff-Pass

Looks like a generational curse has paid a visit upon the child of Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston. Pics of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina and unidentified friend has quickly circulated the internet depicting lil' Bobbi gettin' her smoke on.

Lord, I plead the blood of Jesus over Bobbi K right now. She could not handle the road her parents have already traveled.

It has not been documented as to where or when the pics were taken. Looking in lil Bobbi's friend hand...I can see the metal mouth tip of a pipe. They're smokin' like a G, wonder how long has she been smoking?? Conflicting reports states Bobbi Kristina is 13 or 14.

Football Star, Sean Taylor killed by Kids *smh* source

Sean Taylor (below)

MIAMI, Florida (CNN) -- Four men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of NFL player Sean Taylor, authorities announced Friday evening.
Police have more than one confession in the case and the individuals will be charged with murder, said Robert Parker, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The suspects were identified as Venjah K. Hunte, 20; Eric Rivera Jr., 17; Jason Scott Mitchell, 17; and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18.

Additional arrests are possible, Parker said.

"The key to solving this case was citizen's tips," he said.

Taylor, 24, died Tuesday, a day after he was shot during an apparent burglary at his Miami home.

The police investigation revealed the suspects thought the house was empty, Parker said.

"They were certainly not looking to go there and kill anyone," he said. "They were expecting a residence that was not occupied, so murder or shooting someone was not their initial motive. ... Their obvious motive was to go there and steal the contents of the house."

The men knew Taylor lived at the house, Parker said.

At 1:45 a.m. Monday, Taylor's girlfriend, Jackie Garcia, called 911 and said someone had been shot.

Authorities have said she told police she was hiding under the bedding during the attack.

Garcia did not see what happened and could not provide a suspect description, Parker told reporters on Wednesday.

Police said Garcia and Taylor were awakened by noise in the living room, and that Taylor got up and locked the bedroom door, but the door was kicked in and two shots were fired, one striking him in the leg.

Garcia tried to call 911 but was unable to, and used her cell phone instead, police said. There was no evidence the line had been cut, Parker said Wednesday.

A break-in was also reported eight days earlier, Miami-Dade police said.

A police report said someone forced a window open and left a kitchen knife on a bed. Several drawers and a bedroom safe were searched during the break-in, according to the report.

Taylor was home unexpectedly because of an injury, his former attorney, Richard Sharpstein, told reporters Tuesday. "I think he was surprised or they were surprised to find him there," he said.

Taylor spent four years with the Washington Redskins, but had been out with a sprained right knee. He did not play in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Taylor was a first-round pick in the 2004 draft, according to his team's web site.

He played at the University of Miami, where he was an All-American in 2003, and was also a high school standout in the city. Dubbing him "the prototype NFL free safety," the Redskins credited Taylor's team-leading tackling prowess for sending him to his first Pro Bowl after 2006.
He was regarded as one of the hardest hitting players in the league. Taylor recorded 257 tackles (206 solo) during his brief career, two sacks and seven interceptions.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Evel Knievel dead at 69

No! Not Knievel too! Just take me lawd! Take me why don't you! we grew upon Evel brother broke FOUR teeth trying to be him....jumping ramps! NOOOOOOO

Evel Knievel, legendary daredevil, dies

(CNN) -- Evel Knievel, the motorcycle daredevil whose stunts -- including an attempted leap over Idaho's Snake River Canyon -- made him a popular cultural figure, is dead, according to his Web site, He was 69.

Over his career, Knievel was said to have broken practically every bone in his body -- some multiple times. With his red-white-and-blue jumpsuits, shock of hair and stone-faced mein, he was a fixture on ABC's program "Wide World of Sports" in the 1970s, his stunts perennial ratings-grabbers.

Knievel's most famous stunt was probably an attempt to jump the quarter-mile wide Snake River Canyon in 1974 on his rocket-powered "Sky-Cycle." (He had hoped to jump the Grand Canyon, but couldn't get permission.) The attempt failed, but the publicity was priceless. Photo See photos of the motorcycle daredevil »

His fame even spawned a movie, "Viva Knievel!" in 1977.

Robert Craig Knievel was born October 17, 1938, in Butte, Montana.
Don't Miss

Earlier this week, Knievel amicably settled a lawsuit with rap star Kanye West over West's use of a persona called "Evel Kanyevel" in his video for "Touch the Sky."

"I was very satisfied and so was he," Knievel told The Associated Press.

Rest in peace, E.K.

Tony: The Makings of A Man

I've begged, pleaded, bartered, and threatened you to no avail.
Your ideology regarding school caused you to fail.
Being handsome and witty gets you so far in school.
I've conveyed to you bluntly, who wants an Adonis-looking fool?
It was what it was.
It is what it is.
Wasn't looking for Doogie Howser,
Simply Tony to handle your biz.

I reluctantly stood back.
I stood back and prayed.
When I thought of your future as a Black man,
My heart became weighed.

It was two weeks ago, when I entered your room,
You were laying on the bed, when you heard a big boom.
I literally fell to the ground, in shock and surprise.
You were reading your school book, before my eyes.
Excuse me! Who are you, and what have you done with my son?
You chuckled, blushed, and played along.
My mind quickly raced, convinced something is wrong.
You said, "Ma chill out. I got something I'm workin' on."

When you turned and looked at me, I looked past you.
Laying on your bed was something new,
There were your scribblings on paper, and you had a look of pride.
Thankful I allowed God to handle it, and let this thing ride.

Perplexed, I asked, "I don't get it, Tony, what's going on?"
You replied, "Ma, I'm getting older. I can't keep playing this same song."
Wise beyond your 16 years, I felt such relief.
I realized you finally "got it," as I stared in disbelief.

You've encouraged me in life, now that I think back.
Remember when you told me, I was on the right train, but on the wrong track?
I've never laughed so hard when you, MY kid, told me the truth.
And now you too are on the right track,learning early in youth.

See, Tony, I can't just want it; you have to want it for yourself.
You have one life to live, and you must excel.
I can lead you to water, but I can't make you drink.
I can ask you challenging questions, but I can't make you think.

You have to come into your own, and then you'll understand.
That evolving and maturity are the makings of a man.

I'm proud of you, Tony-keep up the good work!


Why?? Latasha Norman dead at the hands of boyfriend

I am grateful that her body's been found, I was just hoping it would've been a breathing body! What is it about these men who are declaring war on women?? Two girls bodies discovered the same day???
God bless the families of these ladies...*smh*
Latasha Norman’s Boyfriend, Arrested and Charged for Murder, Leads Police to Her Body

The body of a Jackson State University student missing since Nov. 13 has been found, and her boyfriend arrested and charged with murder, police said Thursday.

Latasha Norman, a 20-year-old accounting student from Greenville, Mississippi, was found dead in a wooded area on Brown Street near County Line Road in Jackson, said Sgt. Jeffrey Scott, spokesman for the Jackson Police Department.

“The agencies involved in this case worked very hard,” Scott told "Regrettably, it came to this outcome."

Norman’s boyfriend, 24-year-old Stanley Dwayne Cole, is in the Jackson jail, being held without bond in connection with the death, Scott said. He did not give a motive for the murder.

Cole was arrested Thursday morning when he appeared in a Pearl, Mississippi courtroom on charges of simple battery involving an earlier incident with Norman, authorities said.

Investigators questioned Cole several hours, Scott said. Based on information from the interviews, authorities were able to locate the body, he said.

Cole also was a student at Jackson State, according to Anthony Dean, university spokesman

Killed Like A Porn Star...Sadness

Body Likely That of Missing Student

EL DORADO, Kan. (Nov. 29) -- Her fans knew her only as an Internet porn star named Zoey Zane. But in this small Kansas hamlet, Emily Sander's friends saw her as a vivacious teenager who worked hard days as a secretary at an electric company and went to night school to study business management. She dreamed one day of opening a piercing studio and becoming a movie director.

Authorities said Thursday the preliminary physical description of a body found about 50 miles east of El Dorado matches that of the missing 18-year-old. Investigators refused to give details about the state of the body or how it was found.

Kansas police discovered a body Thursday matching the description of an 18-year-old college student who led a double life as an Internet porn star. Emily Sander, aka Zoey Zane, vanished from El Dorado, Kan., last Friday.

As news of the discovery spread, her friends comforted themselves with memories of a loving young woman who enjoyed cooking goulash and would give a ride to anybody who needed one.

"She was probably the most independent girl I know," said Nikki Watson, her close friend. "She was so anxious to get out on her own and make something of herself. She was ready to take on life."

Sander moved in with her boyfriend Michael McAllister when she was 17.

"It was probably the best time in my life," McAllister said Thursday.

He helped her finish high school, and she encouraged him in college. They bought pink and white Denver Bronco jerseys for themselves and their dog, Zan, that they wore on game days. She loved to dance to hip-hop music.

"She wanted to choreograph music videos. That is the only reason she did the Internet thing - to get a little exposure," McAllister said.

They broke up in September after she started posing for nude photos, he said.

Sander's case drew wide attention after it was revealed that she appeared nude on an adult Web site under the name Zoey Zane. That site was temporarily inaccessible Thursday, as were several sites that bill themselves as "fan" sites of Zane.

But Police Chief Tom Boren insisted Thursday that Sander's Internet activity had no connection to her disappearance.

"The issue of the Internet and the spinoff of that has been literally crippling our investigation," Boren said.

Boren said the cause of death was not yet known. An autopsy is planned.

Sander was last seen leaving an El Dorado bar Friday with a man who has been the focus of a nationwide search since police found large quantities of blood in a Kansas motel room where he was staying.

Prior to finding the body, investigators said they had not found a link between Sander and her activities as Zoey Zane. But publicity about her explicit photos brought a flood of tips, many of them false leads.

Sander, who attended Butler Community College, left the bar with Israel Mireles, 24. Authorities are looking for him and his 16-year-old pregnant girlfriend.

The rental car Mireles was driving was found abandoned Tuesday in Vernon, Texas, where he has relatives. Investigators interviewed family members and planned to bring the vehicle back to Kansas for processing.

"We feel they know where he is at, but they haven't shared that with us," Boren said.

On Thursday, searchers on foot and all-terrain vehicles were checking the tall grass along each side of Highway 54 near Neal, Kan., as they traced the route Mireles may have taken Saturday on the way to Baxter Springs to pick up his girlfriend.

Sander's grandmother, Shirley Sander, said the discovery of a body would "very definitely" bring closure to the family.

"We had to know one way or another," she said in a telephone interview.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Uhhhhhh, Does "Superhead" Know About This, Lil Wayne???

Lauren "Nu-Nu" London & Lil' Wayne engaged?! *smh*

I'm doing a quick post on this, because last week I wrote about Darius McCrary and Karrine "Superhead" Steffans who were featured on the cover of Sister2Sister Magazine. In the article, Darius alleged Karrine was in love with Lil' Wayne. Interesting. According to, witnesses are said to have observed Lauren walking around with 'a huge rock on her finger.' *sigh* There's no accounting for taste, and a huge rock on the finger does not a marriage make. You Better Recognize!
People are in love with dating, and engagements, not marriage.
That's why the marriages aren't working out. People do not have the "stick-to-itiveness" like our grandparents.

If Lauren and her personal graffiti wall make it to the altar, I'll be shocked.
I won't post anything regarding them in the future, UNLESS they actually do get married.
Then yeah...I'm posting.
I wonder, what did her mama say?

-IVBB (Thanks, Rosemarie!)

Riley Didn't Say "Please," or "Yes Sir"

Stepfather Beat Girl to Death, Lawyer Says

HOUSTON (Nov. 28) - The stepfather of a 2-year-old girl lost control and beat her to death because she wouldn't say "please" and "yes sir," an attorney for the girl's mother said Wednesday.A body found last month in Galveston Bay is believed to be that of the little girl, Riley Ann Sawyers, though DNA tests are pending. Her mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, and stepfather, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, were arrested Saturday.

Police said the body of a toddler found in Galveston Bay, Texas, last month is likely that of Riley Ann Sawyers, 2. Authorities had released an artist's rendering of the onetime mystery child, whom they called "Baby Grace."

According to court documents, Trenor, 19, told police she and her husband killed the girl in July and hid her body in a shed before dumping it in the bay.Trenor's attorney, Tommy Stickler Jr., said Zeigler, 24, was overwhelmed by his sudden fatherhood and didn't know what behavior to expect from a toddler. Trenor moved with her daughter from Mentor, Ohio, to Texas in June to be with Zeigler, whom she met online.Zeigler wanted his wife to spank Riley with a belt when she failed to say things like "please" and "yes sir" or "no sir," Stickler said Wednesday.

Zeigler didn't believe Trenor was doing it, however, because the 2-year-old's behavior wasn't changing.The fatal beating happened after Zeigler stayed home from work to make sure his wife was following his discipline plan, Stickler said.In her statement to Galveston authorities, Trenor said the girl was beaten with leather belts, had her head held underwater in a bathtub and then was thrown across a room, her head slamming into a tile floor.Although the affidavit said the couple abused Riley over a four- to six-hour period, Stickler said it wasn't a continuous event.

Instead, Zeigler grew increasingly enraged as he spanked Riley and she kept forgetting to do things the way he wanted."There was never an intention to beat Riley to death," he said.At one point, Trenor wanted to call an ambulance but Zeigler wouldn't let her, saying they would both be arrested if officials saw her injuries, Stickler said. Instead, Riley was given some over-the-counter pain medication.When Riley later stopped breathing, Zeigler performed CPR on her tiny body, Stickler said.Neal Davis III, Zeigler's attorney, said Trenor's story isn't believable."

She is placing all the blame on Royce, but I think that once the facts come to light, once the timeline's established and the evidence is combed through ... I think her credibility is gonna become a big issue," Davis said.Trenor and Ziegler were arrested after investigators spent weeks trying to identify the girl they dubbed "Baby Grace," whose body was found in a plastic box floating in Galveston Bay. Riley's paternal grandmother in Ohio had called police, thinking a sketch of the dead child might have been the granddaughter she hadn't seen in months.Trenor and Zeigler remained jailed Wednesday on charges of injury to a child and tampering with evidence. Bail was set at $350,000 each. Stickler also said Wednesday that Trenor is pregnant.

A Dream Deferred, No longer

In June 2007, Gabriel Johnson had the world at his feet. He was a senior at Alameda High School. And he was preparing for his prom. Remembering that his grandmother was denied her prom due to being pregnant with Gabriel's father, George- Gabriel honored his grandmother with an expression of love, that was fitting for a queen. How? click here :His Queen for a day

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

ATTN BLOGGERS:: IS THIS YOU??? *Have a laugh on me!*

My co-worker couldn't resist bringing this cartoon to me...

Is this really why I blog?!

Is this why YOU blog?!

Have a laugh on me...

Ok, maybe it's not THAT funny - but it is funny!

click here
scroll down to today's cartoon!

File This Under: In My Own Back Yard

baby Nevaeh
Neveah's father, Richardson

This story has Michiganders upset!

'9-DAY old baby dies, possibly SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BEFORE DEATH'
Father beats up mother in car while holding bleeding baby, arrested

The baby, who was born three weeks' premature on Nov. 15, died Nov. 24 after she was rushed to the hospital with blood coming from her mouth and rectum.

Nobody has been charged with the crime, but the child's father, 21-year-old Christopher Ryan Richardson, was arraigned this afternoon on a domestic violence charge, a third offense, a felony punishable by up to two years in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Bond was set at $100,000.

Richardson allegedly grabbed the back of the head and slapped the face of Cynthia Gosicicki, Nevaeh's mother, and threatened her if something happened to the baby, Lincoln Park Police Chief Thomas Karnes said

"I'm not guilty," Richardson told 25th District Judge David J. Zelenak as he asked for a court-appointed attorney.

Richardson has two previous convictions for domestic violence charges. He also was on probation since Nov. 20 on a drug charge in Roscommon, according to his mother, Adie Green.

"I am so tired and really angry," said Green, 39, whose aunt raised Richardson since he was 3 1/2 years old.

Richardson's preliminary examination is Dec. 4. Police were continuing their probe of Neveah's death, which the medical examiner ruled a homicide. The child was living in Green's home with four other adults.

"This is a terrible crime," Karnes said. "It's the worst thing I have ever come in contact with and it's the worst thing I've ever heard of.
"Nevaeh" is Heaven spelled backwards, what a coincidence. *smh*
May she rest in peace, and thoughts and prayers go out to the families.

Is This A Joke?? Nas' Ni**er CD will be released during Black History Month?!

NAS 'NI**ER' ALBUM PUSHED BACK: Controversial set now due during black history month.

*should we be glad it's pushed back, or upset it's scheduled for release during Black History Month??*

*Nas upcoming album "Ni**er," originally due in December from Def Jam, has been pushed back to February for a release during Black History Month, reports MTV News.

Nas said the first single, due sometime in January, is not the recently leaked track "What It Is." In that song, he spits: "Racist neighbors flinchin'/They don't know if I'mma rob them/ Or if I'm Russell Simmons/ They thought it was me, just like Mike Bivens/ They pray for my downfall like the mom of Robin Givens."

Nas told MTV that "What It Is" features vocals he recorded, but the track is from origins unknown.

"I never rhymed to that beat," said Nas.

A final track list for "Ni**er" is still being finalized, his camp told MTV. So far, Atlanta's DJ Toomp (T.I., Ludacris) and longtime Nas collaborator Salaam Remi have contributed beats. Diddy and his new Hitmen are also tapped to donate music before production closes in the next week or so.

"Shysters & Perverts in Jesus' Name" The Larry King Live Edition

Paula, get on your face and repent before God, and take your cohorts with you!

The Real Reason Jesus died on the cross for us according to Mega Preachers:
because God wants us to have more cash!

(thanks Ann B!)

Paula on Larry King:
I've viewed a clipping of the Larry King Edition of S &P (Paula White) and all I have to say is: This chile has sho' nuff been prepped. She doesn't miss a beat.
Pasted-On smile? Check.
New Veneers? Check.
Mini-face lift? Check.
French Manicure? Check.
Soft spoken answer?Check.
Repeating a question, while you search for an answer? Check.

Paula was soooo comfortable in this interview, she even leaned in onto Larry's desk as if they're old buds (because she knew she was in control of herself). I'm sure they will be since he simply GLOSSED over the scandal surrounding Paula.
If it was Paul Edwards-Detroit radio talk-show Paul Edwards Show, Paula would've pulled a Dr. Jan...took that microphone off, walked out of the studio and ride off into the sunset!

The most disconcerting aspect of this show was not Paula...well not Paula per was the clips that were aired. Paula was at her finest moment, walking up and down the podium, head going back and forth, shoulders getting ready to the do the "bankhead bounce" and then...
the camera pans the audience. Who's out there? US. An arena full of BLACK FOLKS lappin' that mess up like hound dogs!
What is it about desperate black people and megachurches?? What can charlatans, witches and warlocks do for you besides expedite your ticket to hell?
there's only one gospel, one Truth,
and his name is Jesus.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

:::::::Blogs of Interest:::::::::::::

We Love You, Black Man!
(image courtesy of Google Images)

Everyday, regardless of the media outlet, the black man is denigrated.
They're put down, lied on, abused, and maligned.
One media outlet is the black woman's mouth.
Just as mainstream media is guilty of creating an unpalatable image of the black male, our words have done the same or worse.
A brother I spoke to out of Detroit, is hoping to change the face of the black man.
RJ feels that enough of the tearing down and puts the ball in our court by challenging us to invest seeds (words) of hope in the black male.What are we doing as a community to build the black man up? If you, would like to be part of the "build up a black man" movement, how about contributing encouraging words,challenges, thoughts on upliftment.
Interested? Then become a writer for Black Male Appreciation

Visit RJ's, personal blog I AM RJ and learn about transformation of self, unconditional love etc.
His newest post is on his fiancee Cheryl, and the discovery of a love that flourished not diminished despite Cheryl's hair loss to Alopecia Areata ( a condition that causes hair to fall out on a certain area of the body for w/out reason. There is no cure).
Read about RJ's love for Cheryl here: No Love loss with hair loss

Family, please add these sites to your blogrolls and pass the links. It's time we share the love.

Oprah, You Should've Learned from "Million Little Pieces"...Do Your Research!

Oprah: "No Reason" to Check Out Adams -- Really?


**Oprah's going come out of this smelling like a rose, cuz she doesn't like admitting she's wrong.
She's predictable, so she'll probably take a moment before the show, look directly into camera and put her hoodoo on her sheeple (yes Oprah has sheeple too), say heart tugging (public relations team constructed) verbiage, will have an onion in her lap so she cry on cue-you know, just for effect. Then Oprah will count to 3 and snap her fingers and none will be the wiser.**

After nearly two weeks of radio silence, Oprah Winfrey has finally responded to TMZ's numerous requests for comment on Dr. Jan Adams and why she promoted him on her show when he is not board certified in plastic surgery.

Adams was featured on the Oprah show in 2003 with other cosmetic surgeons. In just a few hours of investigating, TMZ found DUIs and malpractice suits -- among other things. How could Oprah have missed it -- and not known or cared that Dr. Adams was not a board-certified plastic surgeon?

A rep for Oprah tells TMZ, "Dr. Jan Adams appeared as a guest on the 'Oprah' show just once, in 2003, as the host of the Discovery Health Channel series, 'Plastic Surgery: Before and After.' The show he appeared on focused on various television series that highlighted trends in cosmetic surgery. Since he was booked as a guest commentator on the subject of medical television, not in his capacity as a surgeon, and since we did not promote him as a cosmetic surgeon, there was no reason to do a background check on him. We have removed all references to him from our website."

Dr. Adams: Click to watchBut on the show, an audience member says she's interested in getting several procedures done. Oprah, who is sitting next to Dr. Adams, says, "Let me see if I can hook you up." Oprah then leans into Dr. Adams and says, "We may know somebody."

Dr. Adams performed several cosmetic procedures on Kanye West's mother the day before she died. He told TMZ that he "did nothing wrong."

The Latest Episode of "Shysters & Perverts in Jesus' Name"

The latest episode of "Shysters & Perverts in Jesus' Name," has revealed that divorce talks have broken down between Juanie B & BTWIII, since the Essence Magazine article featuring Juanie B. I have entitled this episode "Was it Something She Said?"...I tell you someone out to write a screen play on this drama...Juanie can play herself when she was 19. oh the drama...the tragedy of it all!
Now, tune into "Shysters & Perverts in Jesus' Name"...

Bynum-Weeks divorce talks break down after Essence article
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Talks in the divorce case of national evangelist Juanita Bynum and her estranged husband have broken down since the pastor dished about her troubled marriage in Essence magazine.

Attorney for Bishop Thomas W. Weeks III said Monday that the magazine story has halted negotiations between the couple.

Bynum is featured in a story this month about her tumultuous relationship with Weeks. She discusses past incidents of abuse and the night of the alleged Aug. 21 attack that eventually led to the divorce.

Bynum's divorce attorney, Karla Walker, did not want to comment Monday on the case.

Bynum has accused her husband of beating, choking and stomping her to the ground in an Atlanta hotel parking lot. After the incident, Weeks was charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and simple battery.

Weeks' attorney Randy Kessler, of Kessler, Schwarz & Solomiany, said the story in Essence "revealed a calculated, aggressive media attack on Bishop Weeks," who has denied the alleged attack.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Last Update on Riley Sawyers aka Baby Grace until these jokers are sentenced**Contains Graphic Detail on How child was hurt*

Due to the nature of this case, I will not post any further until these jokers are sentenced ...unless it's extremely relevant to Riley Ann

(CNN) -- Before dying, two-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers was beaten with belts, picked up by her hair, thrown across the room and held under water, according to an affidavit from the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.
Police believe 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers is "Baby Grace."
The affidavit says the mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, described to police how her daughter died and was put in a plastic storage box that the mother and her boyfriend, Royce Zeigler, later dumped into a Galveston waterway.

Trenor told police Zeigler tried to commit suicide the weekend before Thanksgiving, and wrote a note that said "My wife is innocent of the sins that I committed."

The body of the then-unidentified toddler was found on October 29. A fisherman found Riley's body stuffed inside a blue Sterilite plastic container that washed up on an uninhabited island in Galveston's West Bay.

A medical examiner said the child's skull was fractured, and a forensic dentist estimated her age at 2 to 3 years.

Police dubbed the child "Baby Grace." A police artist's sketch of her was widely circulated in the news media, and prompted a call to Galveston police from Riley's grandmother in Ohio, who had not seen the girl in months.

On Saturday, police arrested Trenor and Zeigler on charges of injuring a child and tampering with physical evidence, the sheriff's department said. Their bonds were set at $350,000 each.

The affidavit, obtained by CNN, says when police interviewed Trenor on November 23, she "gave a voluntary statement on video with her attorney present where she described her involvement with Royce Clyde Zeigler, II, in the physical abuse, death and disposal of the remains of her daughter, Riley Ann Sawyers."

Trenor's statement said on July 24, she and Zeigler both beat the child with leather belts and held her head under water in the bathtub. She said Zeigler picked the girl up by her hair and also threw her across the room, slamming her head into the floor.

That night, Trenor's statement said, she and Zeigler went to a Wal-Mart and bought the Sterilite container, a shovel, concrete mix, and other supplies. The statement said the box containing the child's body was hidden in a storage shed for "one to two months." Then, Trenor said, she and Zeigler carried it to the Galveston Causeway and tossed it in, and she saw it drifting away.

Riley Ann's father, Robert Sawyers, on Monday tearfully remembered her as a "fun-loving girl ... with a big imagination." Video Watch Riley Ann's father describe the little girl »

Riley Ann was "very active, very hyper, but also very well-behaved," Sawyers told reporters in Mentor, Ohio.

She would play "with a water hose ... spraying the whole patio soaking wet until she was done with it," he said, as he sat behind two photographs of his daughter, a toddler with wispy blond curls.

Robert Sawyers' mother, Sheryl Sawyers, said the family was "devastated" to learn that police believe Riley Ann is dead.

"It's hard to think that I'll never see her again," she said, clutching a red Elmo doll she had planned to give Riley for Christmas.

Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo of the Galveston County Sheriff's Department said Monday that authorities are "fairly confident" that the toddler whose body was found on October 29 is Riley Ann Sawyers.

DNA analysis is still in progress to confirm the identification. The results will be available in two to three weeks, Tuttoilmondo said.

Tuttoilmondo said Riley Ann was originally from Mentor, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb, and that "she and her mother came down to Texas earlier this year."

The toddler was last seen in Texas "three or four months ago," Tuttoilmondo said, although he did not know by whom.

Tuttoilmondo said police did investigate whether Child Protective Services had taken Riley Ann away, something the mother had reportedly alleged. Of that report, Tuttoilmondo said, "What we believe is that is not what happened."

Sheryl Sawyers said it didn't make sense that authorities would remove the girl without an investigation.

"None of it made any sense," she said of Trenor's story.

Trenor left Ohio in late May, after filing an allegation of domestic violence against Robert Sawyers and reaching a joint voluntary agreement that gave her custody of Riley Ann and gave Robert Sawyers visitation rights, the Sawyers' family lawyer said Monday.

"She disappeared," Laura DePledge said Monday at the Ohio news conference with the Sawyers.

DePledge said the Sawyers had no knowledge of Trenor's whereabouts after she left Ohio. Sheryl Sawyers said Monday that she saw widely distributed police sketches of "Baby Grace" and contacted Galveston police in November. The girl in the police sketches strongly resembles photos of Riley Ann.

"No, I never did think it would end up like this," Sheryl Sawyers said Monday, eyes welling. "I guess knowing is better than not knowing."

The girl's family in Ohio has been "very helpful" in this case, Tuttoilmondo said, adding that the FBI and a Galveston County police officer visited the family in Ohio on Sunday.

DePledge said Riley Ann was the product of a "teenage pregnancy." Trenor and Robert Sawyers were together for two years as a result of the pregnancy, DePledge said, during which time they lived with Sheryl Sawyers.

DePledge said Monday that the family, whose grief she described as "simply overwhelming," wants Riley Ann's body returned to Ohio for a memorial service. "What Riley needs is to be brought home," she said. "I think this family needs some closure."

Tuttoilmondo asked anyone who knew the child or her family to help detectives reconstruct the events of Riley's short life

The toddler's case has touched even hardened police officers, he said. "Any way you look at it, we carry a piece of her with us, and we'll always carry a little piece of her with us," he said Monday.

He held up a small, pink-and-white shoe identical to those the child was wearing when she was found. "That says it all. A little-bitty shoe."

Pay or Don't Come To This Church??

Drumbeat to my blogmama Lynn over at Hicktown Press , for bringing us an old article, yet new to many of us! Check out an interesting read from will this ever end? Below is the complete story, but here's the link if interested:

oh,It's Like That, Juanie B?

**Obviously it's an older story...look at the photo**

weeksbynum (13K)Church Sells Memberships

An eyewitness to one of many abominable mega-church worship practices has come forth to share with Afromerica an incident that should not go unnoticed or unpunished. While attending the church of Bishop Thomas Weeks and Juanita Bynum early Sunday morning, the witness said that sister Bynum told the prayer group that they needed to purchase a t-shirt with the church name on it. And if they did not purchase one, they could not attend next week's prayer meeting.

One does not have to be a religious holy roller or a Doctor of theology to know that no one has the authority to keep people from God's church. If they want to pray at church, there should be no purchasing prerequisites for doing so.

This witness also told that a few months ago while visiting the church, Bishop Weeks told the congregation that if they did not pay their tithes that day, that they would be receiving a letter in the mail at their home telling them they could no longer come to his church. Ain't this a blip? Who in hell (no pun intended) does he think he is?

So Afromerica decided to research this so-called mega-church of God. While visiting the church website, Afromerica discovered that this organization is not out for the purpose of saving souls, but obviously - by the set up of the website - to make money, money, money. Visit the site.

This type marketing and advertising of God's word is a disgrace to religion and a destructive force in the Black community. These people should be stoned, and yes, Afromerica said it. There is no fear of God's wrath against what we said because if God were a just God, he would know that this ministry of Weeks and Bynum is more of an abomination than telling the truth about it.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Check Your Blood Pressure, Before It Checks YOU!

(image courtesy of Google images)

Recently, someone close to me revealed his fight with Hypertension. In light of recent media reports regarding deadly Staph Infections and other maladies, it's easy to forget about Hypertension. But we shouldn't forget it, as it predominantly affects the black community in an adverse way.
Brian has had this "1000lb gorilla"(as he refers to Hypertension) riding his back, for over 10 years now.
Today, you or someone you know is fighting this same fight. I have at least 3 people in my family, and the youngest was diagnosed in her early 20's.

Please take the time to scroll down and read Brian's story below (look at the statistics!) and offer words of encouragement to him on his blog Brian's blog.
He's one of us, and I'm sure he'd appreciate the love & edification.

Hello World!

Instead of writing about the "going on's" of my life, I decided to touch on an illness that I suffer with that is known as the "silent killer", High Blood Pressure.

I equate having High Blood Pressure with having a 1000 pound gorilla riding your back. For me it zaps me of energy, causes me tremendous headaches, and at times makes me physically ill. I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure while I was running for State Representative in Tennessee back in 1996. Because of my physical build , I never thought I would be stricken with High Blood Pressure. I always assumed it was a condition "fat " people suffered from.Because I was a high school and college athlete, I have always been in great condition. Yet I failed to take in account that because of a family history of High Blood Pressure, I was a prime candidate to fall prey to this sometimes crippling sickness.

When I was in law school in Birmingham, my condition of High Blood Pressure seem to worsen causing me to go to the hospital on several occasions. There were even times when I would collapse due to elevated pressure, only awakening in the emergency room.

I am on medications now that control my blood pressure, yet I have to be focused on making sure that I take the medicine properly.

This week , I ask all of the readers of the Files of Brian Clay,to monitor your blood pressure. For your family's sake ....They Need you!.... I want you around! STAY HEALTHY!


African Americans and people of African descent in the United Kingdom have among the highest rates of hypertension of any race or ethnic type in the world.1

  • 35% of African Americans have hypertension, which accounts for 20% of the African American deaths in the United States - twice the percentage of deaths among whites from hypertension.1
  • Compared with whites, hypertension develops earlier in life and average blood pressures are much higher in African Americans.2
  • African Americans with high blood pressure have an 80% higher chance of dying from a stroke than in the general population.2
  • African Americans with high blood pressure have a 20% higher chance of developing heart disease than in the general population.2
  • African Americans with high blood pressure have a 4 times greater risk of developing hypertension related end stage kidney disease than the general population.2

*UPDATE* Mother, and Boyfriend Arrested in Baby Grace's Murder

"Baby Grace" 2, Identified as
Riley Ann Sawyers

This is a hard post to write about...on November 2nd I posted about a baby who was found stuffed inside of a blue sterilite plastic container that washed ashore an island in Galveston (TX)West's Bay.
jog your memory here

After receiving a tip, arrests were made in this emotional case...Riley's mother
Kimberly Dawn Trenor, 19 (YES 19!), and boyfriend Royce Clyde Zeigler II, 24, both of Spring, Texas. Their being held on bonds of $350,000.

According to the medical examiner Riley's "skull was fractured, and a forensic dentist estimated her age at 2 to 3 years."

Riley's father and grandmother speaks see the video
More information will be released tomorrow, Monday November 26th. This is so sad...I'm just glad that Riley has been identified, and the killers were caught.

R.I.P., babygirl
Riley Ann Sawyers

On Tomorrow's Episode of "Shysters & Perverts in Jesus' Name," Paula White: Will She Acknowledge Christ??

SmileyCentral.comOn the next episode of " Shysters & Perverts in Jesus' Name"...

Pastor and/or Life Coach-is that possible??

Due to the regurgitated vomit (i.e., lies, distortions & untruths) that seems to be shared among pastors... I like many other Christians who seek truth and will not accept heresy as gospel, am unlikely to step into an edifice. And if I do, it won't be that of a Pulpit-Pimp. Therefore,I seek God in my private time, listen to church sermons (not those found on CableTV ) and learn more about the Lord utilizing various online resources. *check outmy blogroll* Thanks Phil! and Thanks Ann!

Having said that when I visited the church called The Old Black Church , don't let the name fool you...this church is for errybody, I read the "bulletin announcement" stating that Paula will be on CNN's Larry King Live tomorrow, November 26, 2007, 9pm EST. If you desire you can send Paula an email via CNN and there's a chance yours may get read: send Paula an email

Because Larry isn't Christian (he's Jewish) he truly doesn't understand the issue between Paula and her cohorts and the church. So I know he will not throw questions at her that can be construed as "offensive" or hard-hitting, unlike my favorite Christian radio talk-show host, Detroit's own Paul Edwards. Paul interviewed her and asked how is it possible two Christians are unable to work out their marriage? And out of leftfield Paula used a distraction tactic in order to take the focus of her and her web of lies. Paula retorted, the least Paul could've done was ask about her dying "daughter." She said her daughter has 3, 4 stage cancer and is dying...truth is , Paul Edwards wasn't aware of the young lady's illness, it's Randy's daughter and if she's concerned about the young lady--why's Paula doing this book tour?? Remember, she'll be on Larry King tomorrow. Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Paula?!

Paula can not justify the path she has now chosen. As most false teachers can't when they're confronted by someone anchored in the Word.

How to Identify False Teachers, Profits,Pastors, etc
from The Foolish Galatian Blog via Independent Conservative
characteristics of shysters in the church
We must work out our "own salvation with fear and trembling"
Phil 2:12b, and stop leaving it up to these false teachers to do it!