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Is Frank Lucas’s legend full of lies?????

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

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Mayme Johnson who is the widow of Harlem Gangster Bumpy Johnson says that she will not be watching the movie “American Gangster” which centers around Frank Lucas who was one of Bumpy Johnson’s associates.

Her reasons….

I don’t want to see it because it’s not true,” she said last week, from a senior facility in Philadelphia.

I don’t agree with anything Frank Lucas has said. To me, he’s a sick man. I think he’s a total liar,” “I’ve thought about reaching out to him and punching him in his face, knocking out his teeth. He’s a sick man.

(lmao! we know you are too!)

Spry until a recent leg injury left her using a wheelchair, Johnson, 93, can still recall the lavish existence she shared with one of America’s most legendary crime bosses, a man whose criminal enterprises ranged from prostitution to numbers running to drugs, beginning in the ’20s and ’30s. It was a life of spacious New York City apartments, European travel, fur coats, hobnobbing with black celebrities and literary types from the Harlem Renaissance – and it almost never included Frank Lucas.

“American Gangster” is based on Lucas’ claims of having been a personal assistant and enforcer for Johnson, as well as his heir-apparent. Lucas, who is portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film, claims to have been Johnson’s driver for 15 years – which Johnson’s widow angrily disputes.

Lucas, she said, has inflated his role in Johnson’s crime syndicate. To her husband, Lucas was a mere flunky – someone Johnson might have allowed to carry his coat. According to Johnson’s widow, Lucas didn’t meet Johnson until 1963, after Johnson’s parole from prison on a 10-year drug conspiracy charge. Johnson died five years later.

Bumpy never had nobody to drive him for 15 years,” Johnson said.

She insisted that Lucas may have driven Johnson a few times, at most.”Bumpy died in 1968. He got out of prison in ’63. Did Frank drive him when he was in Alcatraz? He’s never been out on the street for 15 years.”

On Bumpy Johnson’s death…

Frank Lucas was nowhere around. Bumpy did not die with Frank Lucas. All of his talk is lies,

More lies….

A BET episode about “American Gangster” that aired Wednesday night left her especially infuriated.

Did anyone notice that he said we lived on the corner of 121st Street, and then he pointed to a brownstone and said, ‘Right there. My boss lived right there?’ Well, Bumpy and I lived on 120th Street. Two West 120th Street to be exact. And we lived in an apartment building [apartment 3I], not a brownstone.”

Is the legend of Frank Lucas inflated and is he really a big liar and out of his mind???

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Senator explains why he is probing into mega-churches!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

Charles Grassley

Who is this Senator that dares to probe into the financial records of America’s biggest mega churches???

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is a no-nonsense Midwesterner who has used frank questions and his position as top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee to embarrass and reform some of the nation’s best-known nonprofits and charities.

Now, TV preachers have drawn his interest.

Two of the ministers are in metro Atlanta: Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia and the Rev. Creflo Dollar of World Changers Church International in College Park. The others are the Rev. Benny Hinn, and Kenneth and Gloria Copeland of Texas, David and Joyce Meyer of Missouri and Randy and Paula White of Florida.

Tales of $23,000 commodes, Rolls-Royce cars, private jets, foreign bank accounts and gifts of jewelry to organizations that get millions of dollars in tax breaks got the senator’s attention.

Jesus came into [Jerusalem] on a simple donkey. What are his disciples doing, flying around in jets?” he quipped to reporters last week.

Among agencies who found themselves in his cross hairs are the American Red Cross, the United Way, The Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian Institution. Grassley and the committee combed through records documenting excessive salaries and perks, uncovered dysfunctional boards and business practices, exposed sweetheart deals and demanded more transparency.

This week, he sent letters asking for detailed financial records from the TV ministers by Dec. 6.

Grassley does not have power to subpoena the documents, but the finance committee does.

The committee hasn’t taken that step, but Grassley said he has a close working relationship with the chairman, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.).

When the secretary of [Health and Human Services] was in front of us and I complained that I wasn’t getting answers to my letters, Baucus said, ‘If you get a letter from Grassley, you can figure it’s a letter from me,‘ ” he said.

Grassley said his interest is not in interfering in religion. He wants to ensure that the tax breaks are not being taken advantage of to enrich TV ministers.

Broadcast religion is a billion-dollar industry that receives little or no oversight by the Internal Revenue Service, he said in a written statement.

In addition, some ministries refuse to provide donors and other interested parties a detailed accounting of how they spend donations, thereby making it nearly impossible to determine if they are adhering to the tax laws,” Grassley said.

Many nonprofits have to file IRS 990 forms, which are open to the public and give donors a peek into how much money a charity brings in and spends, including top salaries.

Churches do not have to make public reports about finances.

Now Senator your statement about Jesus coming on a simple donkey is ridiculous that was 2000 some years ago. So riding a donkey or a horse back then would be the equivalent of driving a car man…come on lol that’s not even a good example. They didn’t have computers back then either…so are you going to lay that at their charge also? Because most Ministers and people period have websites!!! Like Prophetess JuanitaBynum. Keep doing your thing.

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Creflo Dollar releases his churches financial records!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

Creflo Dollar

Creflo Dollar

The AtlantaJournalConstitution is reporting that Pastor Creflo Dollar’s World Changer’s Church International in College Park alone took in $69 million in 2006, according to a brief report his church showed the AJC.

Dollar said he is releasing some information about his and his church’s finances in light of the probe of a powerful senator into Dollar’s and other ministries’ finances.

I generally don’t make this public,” Dollar said.

His income is separate from the church’s, provided by businesses he owns and from investments and real estate, he said.

A church staff member said Dollar no longer gets a salary.

I have signed million-dollar deals for books,” Dollar said. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s a boy for Halle Berry!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

Halle Berry

The banger that is Halle Berry is reportedly having a boy! Sources close to her say that her and Gabriel Aubry are having a boy.

She’s so excited,” one source said. “She says she’s never been happier than now, when she’s pregnant.”

She is the best looking pregnant woman ever!!!

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Frank Lucas has a real message for Jay Z!!!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

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In an in-depth interview with AHH heroin legend Frank Lucas who is the subject of many discussions these days in light of the new movie “American Gangster” which Denzel portrays Lucas. Here are the excerpts and Mr. Lucas messae to Jigga man.

AllHipHop.com: Jay-Z recently recorded an album inspired by the movie. He had a line on his song “No Hook” that was talking about you. I’m sure you heard it.

Frank Lucas: No, I haven’t. I don’t listen to Mr. Jay-Z’s music, but please tell me what it is.

AllHipHop.com: He says, “I’m more Frank Lucas than Ludacris” and Ludacris is a rapper. Then he says, “Frank Lucas is cool, but I ain’t trying to snitch.” Now, I know that you on record have addressed that situation, but…

Frank Lucas: Tell that young man to watch his mouth. Please watch his mouth. Tell that young man to please watch his mouth. Mr. Jay-Z, tell him to please watch his mouth. You saw the movie?

AllHipHop.com: I sure did.

[In the movie, Frank provides information that leads to the conviction of crooked cops and Italian drug dealers. Critics say he offered information on others, a charge he denies.]

Frank Lucas: Then you know what I did. You know exactly what I did. It was all in there. And if that’s what you call a snitch, then so be it. To listen to the verse scroll down…

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Dog Chapman talks to Larry King!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

Just watch

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Nelly makes a lot of sense!!!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

Nelly

Here’s what Nelly had to say to Sohh about the double standard that exist where actors can simulate super sexual love scenes and parade around naked but rappers who are entertainers also can’t.

You look at Essence magazine, and they wouldn’t put a rapper on the cover,” he told SOHH. “They wouldn’t put Nelly on the cover of Essence. Why? I don’t know. Would I like to do it? Of course I would. Why not?

You wouldn’t put me on the cover because of the ‘Tip Drill’ video … that’s probably your main focus,” he added. “But yet still, you put HalleBerry on the cover. She’s had a 15-minute sex scene with some white guy in front of a couch … I mean you can’t tell me that ‘Tip Drill’ was worse than watching that sex scene between Billy Bob (Thornton) and Halle Berry. You can’t tell me that. That was longer than four or five minutes. You feel what I’m sayin‘?”

Yup Nelly we understand what you are saying. And you are totally correct. Movies portray gun violence all of the time but because a rapper says gun….”Federal Investigation!!!!” Chris Rock said something similar. It is what it is. Double standards. We love you Oprah but you need to let one of these successful inspiring rappers on your show. They have a lot of positive things to say.

Sohh

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50 makes a lot of sense!!! Part 2!

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

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50 makes a lot of sense!!!

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Alicia Keys and Beyonce???

Posted by Media Outrage on November 11, 2007

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In an exclusive interview with Sohh Alicia Keys spoke about her up coming album As I Am , Beyonce and actress Paula Patton (Robin Thicke’s wife).

About her album

I don’t feel any pressure at all,” Keys told SOHH exclusively. “I think people just want things that make ’em feel something. So I know that when people hear this music they’re gonna feel something, they’re gonna be moved by it. They’re going to feel more of that goodness — so no pressure.”

You can definitely expect the unexpected from this album,It’s different. It has a new energy. It has a new feeling. It has like more of aggression to it. I’ve learned a lot this year and I’ve been through a lot. So I think that I’ve grown as a person. You definitely feel it. You hear it in the sound of it. You hear it in the passion in my voice. You hear it all the way around the board. So I know that you’re gonna…It’s exciting to be a little bit in a different place.”

On Paula Patton

They said that we look like each other…that we look like sisters. We’ve gotten that a lot,”

On Beyonce

I think that would be real fun,” she said. “I think that me and B would do something crazy together and be able to kinda stretch in a way that would be unexpected. So I dunno, maybe the next record or her next record. Ya know, whenever we have a second to go in a room and really zone out. I think it would be crazy.

Yep we are feeling that collaboration already Alicia! Now have Jeff get Matthew on the phone right now and set that up. Would definitely be a hot song and album.

This is who we think Paula Patton looks like…

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