Actor Morgan Freeman is in Serious Condition After Car Accident!

Actor Morgan Freeman is in Serious Condition After Car Accident! Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman was involved in a serious car accident Sunday night in north Mississippi.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson Ben Williams said Freeman, 71, and a passenger, Demaris Meyer, were traveling eastbound on Mississippi Highway 32 in Tallahatchie County around 11:30pm when his vehicle went off the edge of the road.

Freeman overcorrected, flipping the 1997 Nissan Maxima he was driving several times before coming to a rest.

Click Here to Read the News Story on Morgan Freeman’s Accident at Commercial Appeal.Com

Travis Childers Defeats Divisive Republican Campaign in Mississippi!

Travis Childers Defeats Divisive Republican Campaign in Mississippi! Travis Childers wins Mississippi 1st District House Seat in Congress. Mr. Childers defeated Greg Davis, who is the Mayor of Southaven, Mississippi who ran a shameless campaign based on negativity. Mayor Davis’ campaign ads consisted of clips attacking Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Senator Barack Obama, instead of ads targeting the bread and butter issues that turbulent economic times should command!

This one may be bad news for the Republicans this year. Mayor Davis pulled out all of the shots in bringing in Vice President Cheyney in only hours before the election. Mayor Davis one has to run on issues, and not on divisive tactics these days! The Karl Rove Moves don’t work as well in troubled times do they?

Link to Commercial Appeal Article on Mayor Davis’ Defeat

The Muzzling of Black Preachers is Bound to Fail!

This is Pastor Stephen F. Smith’s Letter to the Editor of The Commercial Appeal! He grew so tired of reading so many hate-filled comments by some of the readers of this paper about Senator Barack Obama, and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Many of these people who commented also wanted to give African-Americans Churches a virtual instruction manual on how and what black preachers can preach about. In response to some of these seething comments, he submitted this letter to the daily newspaper in Memphis,Tennessee!

Muzzling of preachers bound to fail

There are so many self-righteous people who are commenting in nearly every media outlet available about Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and other black preachers who speak out against injustice in our land. The assault on this type of black preacher since then has been incredible.

This whole thing started as a way to lessen what was perceived as the unstoppable presidential campaign of Barack Obama, but has gotten ridiculous since then. A black preacher better not speak out against the systems that be, or he or she will be portrayed as being divisive and un-American.

I have the following questions to pose to those who have attacked the right of black preachers to speak out against injustice. Where were your good mainstream Christian churches when slavery was an institution? Some of your churches are old enough to have been in existence then. How were your churches silent then?

Should an oppressed people have the same mindset as the majority culture? Were the original black preachers in this land wrong for praying for the emancipation of all slaves, while the majority culture’s preachers were praying earnestly for a healthy new crop of slaves?

While American pulpits and choir stands have proclaimed that God is love for hundreds of years, systemic and institutional racism has prevailed in our nation and our churches.

While the slave owners studied the Holy Writ, they brutally assaulted many of the initial African-American slaves. Were there prayer meetings before lynchings? Were there revivals before slave auctions?

Why was the mainstream church silent for so long on such a horrible practice as slavery? The black church was basically all that people of color possessed.

Should Moses have repented for having asked Pharaoh to let his people go? Let’s see, black preachers should just preach about love, and not speak out against oppression and racism?

Many in the mainstream culture are straining at the gnat of Wright’s speeches while swallowing the whole camel of condescension and racism.

Stephen F. Smith

Pastor, Sure House Church, Inc. Collierville

Derrick Rose is the Truth!

Derrick Rose is the Truth!

What is Happening to the Hearts of Men?

There has been two heinous crimes that have been committed in the Memphis Metropolitan Area in recent days. I am flabbergasted at how horrible each of these incidents were. The incidents that I am referencing are two murders that seem like something from a Stephen King Movie. I am enclosing a video clip from the Associated Press on the first of these horrible acts. It depicts how a black female was found decapitated and had her hands and feet removed from her body. Decapitations and the Dismemberment of one’s limbs should be relegated to the movies on the Sci-Fi Network Only!

How can one’s so called boyfriend (& Baby’s Daddy) get that mad to not only take your life, but also dismember you? He is innocent until proven guilty, but I can’t understand this one. The second incident with attached web links from The Commercial Appeal, and WMC TV denotes the brutal killings of 6 people in a house on Lester Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Four adults were killed and two children, while 3 other children are fighting for their lives in the hospital. The children’s ages were 9, 5, 4, 2, and 2 months old. Who kills children? One of the kids was discovered with a knife protruding from his head, while another had several fingertips cut off. The crime scene was described as horrific. Who harms a 2 month old? Isn’t it even an unwritten rule of the streets to leave kids alone?

We are definitely living in the days foretold of in St Matthew 24:12-Where it states that and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. It takes a cold person to commit either of these acts. Are we living in such a day of iniquity that awful occurrences like these will be commonplace? All of the accused and the victims “so far” in each of these incidents are African-Americans. Come on Family, African-Americans didn’t use to commit crimes like this. I love my people, and I am proud of my heritage. However; it is events like these that makes me wonder how many African-Americans are departing from the values of old.

The Holy Writ states that he who endures unto the end shall be saved. We are seeing events like these which were foretold of thousands of years ago coming to pass on a daily basis. When will the church rise up and boldly tell the world about a Risen Savior that is soon to return? We have preached the Gospel of Prosperity for long enough, let’s preach the Good News of God’s Desire to Save a Dying World From Sin! It’s time for the church to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and not to the end of your 3rd church location.

The Battle of the Ages is not in the Pews of our churches, but in the streets of our cities. Let’s get about the business of the Kingdom for the Lord’s return is a lot closer than when we first believed. Have we been so desensitized that killings like these wouldn’t mobilize an army of God’s Folk? Where is the outrage and the public outcry? Is this business as usual? Let’s Pray that it is not!

Guest Columnist,

Pastor Stephen F. Smith

Sure House Church, Inc.

Commercial Appeal Coverage of Lester Street Murders

WMC TV Coverage of Lester Street Murders

Thaddeus Matthews’ Blog

One of the blogs that the staff of Blogging Black.Com visits the most is Thaddeus Matthews.Com. We don’t always agree with all of his stances, or all of what he says, but we will commend him for putting together a blog that routinely makes the news in Memphis, Tennessee. This blogger routinely beats the news stations, and the print media to the punch on breaking stories by at least 2-3 days. His site is unlike most of the top blogs around that show the same things that every else shows, but his blog might show a corpse, or a police department foulup.

Well, Thaddeus Matthews may be the first non traditional media person(Blogger) that receives a subpoena, because it is obvious he has inside sources at The Memphis Police Department, and many other government offices. Blogging has reached the big time! He almost recalled the mayor of Memphis,Tennessee, and he then helped that same mayor get reelected. We are including the Commercial Appeal news story that covers this entire story, and an old video of The Blog King, Thaddeus Matthews! He will ultimately have one of America’s most visited blogs!

Commercial Appeal News Story on Blogger May Test Shield Law

Memphis Mayor Herenton Shakes the Haters Off and Wins Record 5th Term!


Memphis Mayor Herenton Shakes the Haters Off and Wins Record 5th Term! Mayor Willie W. Herenton eclipsed some stiff competition and handily wins election to his 5th Term! We salute Mayor Herenton on his reelection! Someone posted a YouTube Video of him Shaking The Haters Off to mock him, but as an avid supporter of his, I will play the clip as a victory dance! Read the Commercial Appeal Article on his victory by clicking the link below! Long Live Mayor Herenton!

Commercial Appeal News Story-Herenton Wins Record 5th Term

Listen to Herenton’s Reelection Song

Read Thaddeus Matthews’ Excellent Coverage of Mayors Race