Former Antioch Church First Lady Myesha Chaney Reveals ‘The Untold Story’ Behind Her Divorce from ‘Preachers of LA’ Pastor Wayne Chaney on YouTube…

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I would guess in an effort to have a new beginning, Myesha Chaney, who was blindsided by her former husband Preachers of LA Pastor Wayne Chaney of Antioch Church when he announced their divorce on social media a year ago, revealed “The Untold Story of My Divorce” on YouTube earlier today at 8 a.m. PST. Eight is the biblical number for a new beginning…

I watched the video which was roughly 20 minutes, but I still don’t get why they divorced after 18 years of marriage. She mentioned that sadly one of their children attempted to commit suicide and that her father had a health emergency. I do understand that life-altering events such as the ones she mentioned are capable of breaking up a marriage, but I didn’t get the sense that these events directly led to the demise of their relationship. She also mentioned that due to counseling, she started to change, but she never mentioned any specific change that led to a rift worthy of divorce. In fact, I get the sense that she is not quite sure what truly caused their marriage to unravel, but she is trying to move forward nevertheless.

But I will say this: Based on the first few minutes of the video, it doesn’t seem that their marriage had a firm foundation from the beginning. Some people think this is antiquated advice, but older women will advise that a woman should marry a man who loves her a little more than she loves him. She fell in love within days of meeting her former husband while her former husband had to be convinced by God that she was “The One” and even broke up with her for several months before he eventually resumed their relationship and proposed. When I think of when I met my husband or when my friends met their husbands, the common thread was that these dudes came hard with it. Typically, when men want a particular woman, they don’t have to be convinced. They chase you down and as it turns out, men love to chase (for the most part)…I think it appeals to their masculinity to think they chased and caught you and now they have scored the ultimate prize in convincing you to be their wives….when that doesn’t happen, I think men feel cheated…I know this sounds like real caveman behavior but it is what it is…Older women believe that marriage will certainly be hard at times, but if you marry a man who had to catch you, he is more willing to go through the rough times because he remembers how hard he had to work to even catch your attention…

Watch the video for yourself and let me know what you think…

I apologize if my ideas are disjointed. It bees like that when you have twin toddlers so…


Any thoughts?

P.S.  I do feel odd dissecting their divorce, but since she put it out there…Lastly, I wish them the best in their respective journeys to their new beginnings…Even if they did choose to divorce, it can’t be easy to separate after you have lived with a mate for 18 years…

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE | New Trailer and Poster Available Now!

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This is not a Christian topic per se, but I thank God for my flavorful Jamaican heritage! That’s why I was elated to hear this news!!! A major movie about the life of the reggae legend Bob Marley has finally been made! See the details below…

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita,BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres January 12!

Doesn’t that movie look like it’s going to be epic?!!! I remember Bob Marley and other reggae artists coming from my father’s stereo as he washed his car on Saturday mornings. That is one of the ways that I knew that the weekend had truly arrived…

Below is a message from Bob Marley’s oldest son, Ziggy, about the upcoming movie…


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Paramount Pictures Presents

A Plan B Entertainment / State Street Pictures / Tuff Gong Production


Executive Producers

Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley, Matt Solodky

Produced by

Robert Teitel, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner,

Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley

Directed by

Reinaldo Marcus Green


Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Tosin Cole, Anthony Welsh, Michael Gandolfini, Umi Myers, Nadine Marshall



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Are you as excited about this upcoming movie as I am?

Any thoughts?

The King Center Mourns the Loss of Dr. Christine King Farris, Founding Board Member, Former Vice-Chair & Treasurer, Esteemed 64 -Year Educator & Sister of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The original King family including Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and his wife, Alberta Christine Williams King (on the left) and their children, Rev. Alfred Daniel Williams (far right), Dr. Christine King Farris (in the center), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King (at the bottom)

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In the past few years, the city of Atlanta, the country and the world have lost so many our civil rights icons, people who paved the way for the freedoms that many black people enjoy today. This past week, we lost Dr. Christine King Farris, sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also a civil rights activist in her own right. To God be the glory for a well-lived life! Please read a press release regarding the life of Dr. Christine Farris King below.

The King Center joins the King and Farris families, civil rights activists, the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church family, academic family, and people of goodwill worldwide in celebrating the life of our servant leader, founding board member, former Vice-Chair & Treasurer, activist, educator, and family matriarch, the beloved Dr. Christine King Farris. The sister of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. passed on the morning of June 29 at age 95. Celebration of life arrangements will be announced at a later date.

NOTE: Since this post, there has been an update regarding celebration of life arrangements. Please see below…

Dr. Christine King Farris’ family announced that their matriarch will lie in state at Georgia’s State Capitol Rotunda on Friday, July 14, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  A memorial service in her honor is scheduled from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Dr. Farris is the fourth Black American to receive such honors.  Mrs. Coretta Scott King was the first, followed by Congressman John Lewis, and Atlanta Councilman C.T. Vivian.

The complete listing of celebration of life activities are below…


Dr. Farris’ life overflowed with acts of service, love, and education that inspired the world for nearly a century. She worked diligently to help build The King Center, founded by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Coretta Scott King in June 1968. The two began a memorial library, documenting Dr. King’s journey and the civil rights movement that same year. As a founding board member and long-time volunteer, Dr. Farris served as vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer; later becoming senior vice president and ultimately vice chair and treasurer. Dr. Farris led a cadre of educators in developing Kingian Nonviolence curricula, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Infusion Model for Teaching Nonviolent Principles to grades K through 12. She also wrote the first intermediate-level textbook on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Farris served as the first director of The Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Learning Center and the Right to Read Program. Dr. Farris chaired the planning committees for The King Center’s Salute to Greatness Dinner and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Service, which later became The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service held in honor of her brother’s birthday and national holiday. For more than 30 years she also served as a presider for the Ecumenical/Commemorative Service.

She was one of the longest-serving, tenured professors at Spelman College, impacting students’ lives for 56 years, from 1958 to 2014. During her tenure, she was also appointed as an adjunct professor at Morehouse College and Atlanta University. Dr. Farris is the author of two children’s books, My Brother Martin, and March On: The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, as well as her autobiography, Through It All: Reflection on My Life, My Family, and My Faith. Dr. Farris is a recipient of Spelman’s first Fannie Lou Hamer Outstanding Community Service Award, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, the International Reading Association (IRA) Teachers’
Choice Award, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Septima Clark Award, the Hyatt Hotels Heritage Community Service Award.

Dr. Farris was born Willie Christine King on September 11, 1927. Following the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, Dr. Farris attended Spelman College earning a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1948. Two years later, she earned a master’s degree in Social Foundations of Education from Columbia University and a second master’s degree in Special Education in 1958. Dr. Farris earned an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from Bennett College.

She spent her entire life as a faithful member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where her grandfather, Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, father, and brothers served as senior and co-pastors, respectively, and her mother served as an organist, church leader, and choir director. Ebenezer was one of the first Atlanta churches to televise worship services in the 1970s. The church broadcast aired Sunday mornings on WAGA-TV, now Fox5 Atlanta. Dr. Farris served as one of the televised service’s producers and was a soloist in The Church Choir. She often served as the mistress of ceremonies at Ebenezer’s celebrations including an annual well-known gospel concert originated by her mother and featuring the M.L. King, Sr. Choir. Dr. Farris continued the choir concert as a living tribute to her mother, providing college scholarships for Ebenezer’s youth. Dr. Farris was
one of Ebenezer’s longest-serving members.

Ebenezer’s first daughter married Isaac Newton Farris, Sr. on August 19, 1960. Their marriage remained an example of love and commitment until his death on December 30, 2017. Her husband, an ordained deacon, supported his wife throughout her work as an educator, activist, and church trustee.

Dr. Farris was a strong supporter of Dr. King and the civil rights movement. She marched in the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965 and the March Against Fear in Mississippi on June 26, 1966. She encouraged audiences at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to become champions for nonviolence and reminisced about her brother’s speech
saying. “On that day, Martin achieved greatness because he melded the hopes and dreams of millions into a grand vision of healing, reconciliation, and brotherhood. The dream my brother shared with our nation and world on that sweltering day of days fifty years ago, continues to nurture and sustain nonviolent activists worldwide in their struggle for freedom and human
rights…Our challenge then, as followers of Martin Luther King, Jr, is to now honor his life, leadership, and legacy by living our lives in a way that carries forward the unfinished work. There is no better way to honor his sacrifices and contributions than by becoming champions of nonviolence in our homes and communities, in our places of work, worship, and learning, everywhere, every day.”

The family will continue Dr. Farris’ work through The Christine King Farris Legacy Foundation Inc. which promotes higher education and leadership development. Established in 2022 to honor her 95th birthday, the foundation raises funds to support the Leadership Program and The Christine King Farris Scholarship, both at Spelman College. The King Center will also continue her legacy through the Christine King Farris Legacy of Service in Education Beloved Community Award.

See the tweet from  Dr. Bernice King, her niece, below…


I interviewed Dr. Bernice King a few years ago, and one of the things that I remembered from the interview is that even though all of us see members of her family as civil rights icons, she simply experienced them as family. Not that she didn’t realize their great contributions to this city, country and the whole world, but in her heart, they were just family. And it has been terribly difficult for her to lose so many family members particularly in such a tragic way. Her grandmother was shot in the middle of a church serviceher uncle drowned, her father was assassinated (as most people know) and the lives of other members of her family were cut short as well. Thankfully, her Aunt Christine lived a long life…

Any thoughts?