Bishop Greenleaf AKA Keith David Celebrates 21 Years of Marriage & Daughter’s 18th Birthday in the Same Week!

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And Hello May! By now, I think I have finally accepted that Bishop Greenleaf is a fictional character and that actor Keith David is not actually him. However, that doesn’t stop me from keeping tabs on Bishop…I mean Keith’s social media…

From the looks of things, Keith had a pretty good week last week! In addition to celebrating 21 years of marriage to his wife Dionne ( a milestone for anyone but certainly for a celebrity), he also celebrated his youngest daughter Ruby’s 18th birthday (Ruby looks like her mom, right? I wonder if she is heading to the prom in this pic?)!!!  And clearly the pictures were taken in the same spot although Keith has on husbae shoes in one pic and dad shoes in the other. LOL! I’m guessing this is their backyard because of the wall of greenery. From the walkway and the landscaping, I can tell that the David family is living pretty good…Anywho….

Still hard to believe we’re not shouting out Bishop & Lady Mae and Charity, but it’s all good anyway…See the social media posts below…

Any thoughts?

Bishop Eddie Long’s Son Edward Long Releases Book ‘Son of a Bishop,’ Appears on YouTube’s Unwine With Tasha K…

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So a lot went down when I was in the motherly way and I missed some things…but I’m trying to catch up!

I noticed through my analytics that a post I did on Bishop Eddie Long’s son Edward Long back in 2019(Bishop Eddie Long’s Son Edward Long Carves Out Radio Career Following Dr. Jamal Bryant Becoming New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s Pastor… has been receiving a lot of attention lately so I Googled his name to determine why…After a few minutes, I realized why people were suddenly coming to After the Altar  Call to learn more about Edward Long…He was interviewed by Tasha K on her YouTube channel Unwine With Tasha K.  in April. (Yes, Cardi B.’s Tasha K…) I have yet to listen to the whole interview, but I plan to do so when I have time…

However, I missed that Edward Long released a book “Son of a Bishop” back in January…Below is the description of the book…

ED Long, Jr. is a true prodigy, whose multi-dimensional talents and alluring personality make him the eye-catching 3rd generation global minister, award winning music artist and intrepreneurial multimedia producer. ED is also son of Grammy award winning, Telly award winning, Trumpet award winning author & trailblazing pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Eddie Lee Long. ED Long, Jr. shares heartfelt memoirs concerning he and his father, Bishop Eddie Lee Long, to aid parents in connecting with their offsprings and to empower the next generation with tools for developing their voice while embracing the responsibility of inherent legacy.

QUESTIONNAIRE

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a preacher’s kid?

Are you looking for help on how to develop your own personality while being under

the umbrella of influential parents?

Are your parents leading or serving in a ministry?

Do you need help navigating the nuisances of balancing your personal growth and

development with the calling or pressures of ministry?

Are you pastoring or leading a ministry while also parenting?

Are you struggling to relate to your son or daughter?

Are you looking for insight on how to help them to live a normal life while ensuring that they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and their own calling?

Apparently, “Son of a Bishop” was endorsed by Bishop Paul S Morton Sr….See that endorsement below…

“He (ED) is getting into what it’s all about being the son of a bishop. I was a son of a bishop, so I know the privileges, but I also knew the pressure. You need this book, it is going to bless you. Many of you are in leadership, you need this for yourself, you need this for your children so that they will be able to relate as son or daughter of leadership.” – Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.

Looks like he recently held a book signing…

Apparently, yesterday he raised money to support pancreatic cancer as his father suffered from this disease…

And the happiest news of this post is that Edward Long and his wife are expecting a baby as a baby shower was recently held according to his social media…See the picture below…I see his mother Mrs. Vanessa Long is in the picture as well…

I won’t rehash the allegations against Bishop Eddie Long in this post, but we all know what they were. And I’m not downplaying the allegations either…They were what they were…That being said, as a pastor’s daughter, I empathize with Edward Long the most. I’m glad that he is finding a way to reconcile his relationship with his deceased father and he is moving forward with his life…

Any thoughts?

Film Producer DeVon Franklin is Back on Social Media After Divorce from Meagan Good, Releases New Audiobook ‘It Takes a Woman’

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Sadly, at the end of last year, film producer DeVon Franklin and actress Meagan Good announced they were divorcing after nine years of marriage. Shortly afterward, DeVon announced that he was taking a break from social media which I can appreciate. As is said in the Bible, there is a time for everything under the sun, and sometimes we need to retreat and rejuvenate so that we can return. And it seems that DeVon has done just that! On April 13, DeVon’s birthday, he posted a picture of himself with the words “Love Wins” tattooed on one arm and “Live Free” tattooed on the other. Pretty drastic to have those words tattooed, but my healing doesn’t look like your healing and vice versa.

Below is his post about his social media break…

It looks like he is taking a break from dating as well because it appears that he celebrated his birthday with his dudes. If that’s true, that is wise because it takes time to unpack what happened to dissolve a romantic relationship much less a marriage. When I was dating, after a relationship ended, I took six months to just be…

Check out pictures of DeVon and his dudes below…He looks happy and refreshed…

And not only has he returned to social media, DeVon has released a new audiobook “It Takes A Woman,” which features his mother, Paulette, as well as his great aunts: Aunt Nuna, Aunt Ida, Aunt Enis, Aunt Donna and Aunt Sondra. I imagine in the last few months, he has spent a lot of time with them discussing what happened in this marriage. If you’re smart, you consult with the elders of your family especially in times of distress. Here’s his social media post about “It Takes a Woman” below…

I have something special for you today…a new audiobook from Audible! IT TAKES A WOMAN!
Part of my journey of healing has been working on this audiobook. I put my heart and soul into this and I can’t wait for you to hear it!
My mother, Paulette and great aunts: Aunt Nuna, Aunt Ida, Aunt Enis, Aunt Donna and Aunt Sondra have made such an impact in my life when they stepped in to raise me and my brothers after my father died, and TODAY, I’m so grateful I get to share their wisdom and voices with you.
In this audiobook you can hear, first hand, GENERATIONS of wisdom! You not only hear my voice, but the voices of my great aunts and my mother.
I didn’t want the voices of our women to get lost in the sands of time.
If it wasn’t for the women that raised me I don’t know where I’d be! 🙏🏽 Can you relate?
From tragedy to triumph, for the first time I tell my family story. It will make you laugh, maybe cry but I hope it will uplift your soul.
I know you’ve heard the African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child,” I also say, IT TAKES A WOMAN, and that’s why it’s the title of my new Audible Original.
START LISTENING RIGHT NOW to #ITTAKESAWOMAN on Audible at https://adbl.co/ittakesawoman (and please let me know what you think)

I wish both DeVon and Meagan well as they navigate their new lives…

Aside: I actually interviewed DeVon back in the day! Check out that interview HERE.

Any thoughts?