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Daniel Whyte III Says That in Light of Van Jones’ Ungodly New Ideas and Actions Regarding Marriage and Family With Him and His Friend Intentionally Deciding to Have a Baby Out of Wedlock Even Though He Is Already Married and Divorced With 2 Children, Thus Living in Adultery and Fornication AND ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO ADOPT THIS LIFESTYLE by Saying, “It’s a concept that I hope more people will explore and consider,” for God’s Sake, for Christ’s Sake, for the Holy Bible’s Sake, and for T.D. Jakes’ Sake, Step Down From This Christian-based Leadership Conference Hosted by Dr. T.D. Jakes, Particularly in Light of the Fact That We Are Still in a Plague Because of Such Sinful and Wicked Activity in the Church. T.D. Jakes, Who Has a Big Loving Pastor’s Heart Will Probably Not Say Anything to You About This, So We Are Asking You to Do It on Your Own. If You Donated Some Money to His Foundation, Let Him Keep It. If He Paid You Already for Speaking, I Am Sure He Will Let You Keep It. This Is Not About That. This Is About the Name of God, the Name of Christ, the Word of God, and the Still Good Name of One of the Most Gifted Preachers We Have Seen in Our Lifetime. Now, Van Jones, You Are One of the Most Intelligent Negroes in This Country, and We Still Believe That You Have Class, So Please Show That Class Now for the Glory of God. (Here Are Two More Reasons Why I Am Asking Van Jones to Step Down From This Excellent Leadership Conference. 1. It Could Soil the Good Name That the Other People on the Roster Have for Years to Come. In Fact, it Has Already Started. 2. Don Lemon, Who Is a Colleague of Van Jones at CNN, and the Homosexual Community Will Point to This in the Future and Say That if You Let Van Jones Speak at Your Christian-Based Leadership Conference While He Was Committing Adultery and Fornication and Living in Adultery and Having a Baby on Purpose Out of Wedlock, Then It Should Be Okay for Don Lemon and Other Homosexuals to Speak at This Christian-Based Leadership Conference, Which Would Be a Gross Abomination Against Almighty God Who Made T.D. Jakes Great.)
According to Law & Crime, A former New York City pastor will spend more than two decades behind bars for brutally murdering his wife in front of their two young grandchildren. Judge Margaret Clancy of Bronx Supreme Court on Thursday sentenced Victor Mateo, 65, to 23 years in a New York State prison for running over 58-year-old Noelia Mateo multiple times in front of her home in 2019, then repeatedly stabbing her with a machete, prosecutors announced. A former pastor at the Christian Congregation The Redeemer Church in the Bronx, Victor in November 2020 admitted his culpability, pleading guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter. The sentence aligns with what prosecutors recommended to the court after reaching a plea agreement with Victor’s defense attorney. The Yonkers resident was facing a maximum penalty of 25 years. In addition to his time in prison, Judge Clancy also sentenced Mateo to serve an additional five years of post-release supervision and finalized orders of protection mandating that he not contact the two grandchildren who were forced to witness the gruesome ordeal. They were ages 9 and 11 at the time of their grandmother’s death. Victor and his wife had reportedly been estranged for about a month prior to the shockingly graphic slaying.
According to WREG Memphis, Shanynthia Gardner, who was convicted of killing her four children five years ago, was sentenced to life with parole on Tuesday. Gardner was sentenced to a total of 51 years, which must be served before she is eligible for parole. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole for the murder charges and 15 years for each child abuse and neglect charge. Gardner, 34, has already served five years after the 2016 killing. Gardner was found guilty in December on multiple charges including child abuse, neglect and first-degree murder. In all, there were some 20 counts. “It was important for us to get justice for Martin Gardner and his four beautiful children Tallen, Sya, Sahvi, and Yahzi,” said Chief Prosecutor Eric Christensen of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit. One of Gardner’s children was six months old during the time of the murder. The other three children were four, three and two years old. The children’s father was present during the sentencing and said he is glad that Gardner can not hurt any more children. Gardner also had another child, who was seven years old at the time of the murders. He managed to escape from their apartment on Hacks Cross Road and East Shelby Drive and run to a neighbor for help.
According to ABC News, A white father and son are facing criminal charges after allegedly chasing and firing at D’Monterrio Gibson, a 24-year-old Black FedEx driver, who said he was targeted while delivering packages in Brookhaven, Mississippi, on the evening of Jan. 24. According to affidavits obtained by ABC News, 35-year-old Brandon Case, the son, has been charged with purposely, knowingly and feloniously attempting to cause bodily injury to Gibson after allegedly shooting at his delivery van. While Gregory Case, 57, is charged with purposely, knowingly and feloniously conspiring with his son to commit aggravated assault after allegedly chasing Gibson with his pickup truck and trying to block him from driving away. Gregory Case’s attorney, Terrell Stubbs, and Brandon Case’s attorney, Dan Kitchens, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment, but according to the Brookhaven Municipal Court, both attorneys entered not-guilty pleas on behalf of their clients. Gibson was not injured, but his van and some packages were struck with several bullet holes, according to a police report obtained by ABC News dated Jan. 25. Gibson and his supervisor at FedEx filed the report.
According to KJZZ, The Super Bowl is coming to Arizona in 2023, but some faith leaders are asking the NFL to send a message to state legislators passing new voting restrictions by moving the big game elsewhere. Faith for Black Lives, the Arizona Faith Network, and other faith-based advocacy groups gathered in a park across the street from State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Monday mormning — the host of Super Bowl LVII — and urged the league to amplify the voices of voters they say are struggling to be heard amid a wave of new voting policies, some proposed and others already signed into law. “I’m angry. And I don’t know about you, but I’m going to use my anger and point it at the NFL and say, listen, you need to be angry with us. We want justice,” said Pastor Aubrey Barnwell of First New Life Church. The clergy’s ask of the NFL is not unprecedented. Arizona lost the 1993 Super Bowl after the state’s voters rejected two ballot measures in 1990, either of which would have made Martin Luther King Jr. Day a paid state holiday. Faith leaders acknowledged the financial impact losing the Super Bowl again would have on Arizona’s economy. In 2015, the last time Arizona hosted the Super Bowl, the game generated $719.4 million in revenue, according to estimates by Arizona State University. “Saving democracy is exponentially more important than a billion dollar football game,” said Pastor Warren Stewart, chair of the African American Christian Clergy Coalition.
According to CNN, After a week of backlash, the University of Alabama System’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to name a building after the school’s first Black student instead of having her share the name with a Ku Klux Klan leader. The trustees reversed a February 3 decision to name the building Lucy-Graves Hall after its first Black student and civil rights activist Autherine Lucy Foster and Bibb Graves, a former Alabama governor and a Ku Klux Klan leader. Students, faculty and community members cried out, saying it was wrong to recognize the legacy of these two people in one building. “This has been a challenging time. The work group in making its recommendations certainly intended for that paired name to generate educational moments that can help us learn from our complex and rich history,” trustee emeritus Judge John England Jr. said at the special called Friday meeting. “Somehow, the honoring of Autherine Lucy Foster sort of took the background and that’s not what we wanted,” England said. “We’ve heard enough from people whose opinion matter to us — students, faculty, staff — that we can do that in a better way than what we’ve done.” The working group for the board consulted with more than a dozen Alabama history scholars before suggesting the name of Lucy-Graves Hall, the university system said in a news release. However, students and others on campus were not consulted. The board’s priority was to honor Foster, the release said. “Unfortunately, the complex legacy of Governor Graves has distracted from that important priority,” it read. Foster, whose last name was then Lucy, became the first Black student to enroll at the university in 1956. On her third day on campus, on February 6, 1956, a violent mob surrounded Graves Hall, according to the board resolution. She took shelter in the School of Education Library after university officials helped her escape. The board of trustees then suspended and expelled her. Decades later, Foster enrolled at the university’s College of Education in 1989 and earned her master’s degree in education in 1991.
According to NBC News, Priscilla Murray Gibson, the mother of Tyrese Gibson, died on Monday after being hospitalized with Covid-19 and pneumonia last week, the actor said. The “Fast & Furious” actor shared the news of her passing in a video on Instagram of him caressing his mother’s hand in her hospital bed. “On behalf of my family and everyone who ever spent anytime praying for my mother, this is the saddest moment of my life,” Gibson wrote in his post on Monday. “My sweet Valentine just passed away.” He continued: “We as a family are broken and just can’t believe this……. May the Lord Jesus Christ honor your walk with him and embrace you into the heavens.”
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