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La ex actriz ALLISSON LOZZ se siente feliz como TESTIGO DE JEHOVÁ, como madre y como esposa

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      El calypsonian honrado tiene 98 años, una ceguera que le complica interpretar sus canciones y dificultades para oír, pero su amor por la música sigue intacto.

      “A veces esta sala está llena, llena de extranjeros”, dice Walter Ferguson con el rico acento del Caribe limonense. Lo dice desde su casa, en Cahuita, en donde ese acento le dio forma a decenas de canciones. Muchas de ellas, suyas.
      Su voz está un poco cansada –tiene 98 años, no es para menos–, pero en persona se escucha mucho más viva y cálida que en de cualquiera de sus canciones grabadas. Y eso es mucho decir.
      Le llaman el rey del calipso por ser el mayor exponente nacional de esa música caribeña. Recientemente le nombraron “la personificación” de esta cultura, cuando obtuvo el Premio de Cultura Inmaterial Emilia Prieto Tugores del Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud.
      Premiarlo por sus aportes intangibles es celebrar su capacidad de dibujar las playas y las olas del Caribe costarricense con sus palabras, pero también por guardar en la memoria colectiva el sentir de su gente.
      Ferguson (nacido en Guabito, Panamá, en 1919) dice haber compuesto más de 150 canciones, aunque solo ha grabado unas 40. Celebrar su aporte a la cultura inmaterial es, por decirlo así, celebrar las canciones que se grabaron y las experiencias que generó a su alrededor.
      A sus 98 años, el cantautor no está activo. Pero cuando la salud lo permite, recibe visitas muy contento. “A la gente le gusta venir y contarme de las canciones, preguntar cosas”, dice el cantautor.
      Llegamos a Cahuita el 1.° de febrero a hacer varias preguntas, aunque ya se las han hecho todas. La huella que ha dejado Walter Ferguson en el país y sus turistas no es algo que se explica muy bien con palabras, pero sí observando lo que el rey de calipso dice y desde el trono del que lo hace.
      Su hogar
      La casa de Ferguson está a unos cuantos pasos de la entrada al Parque Nacional de Cahuita, que se creó sin la consulta del pueblo. Esa sorpresa de muchos de los habitantes quedó registrada en su canción National Park.
      “Un día una señora me dijo que todo esto era parque nacional y no se podía construir ni pescar. A mí me gustaba mucho pescar ahí”, comenta.

      01/02/2018. Cahuita, Limón. Entrevista con el compositor y cantante limonense Walter Ferguson quién recibió el Premio de Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial Emilia Prieto Tugores por dedicarse al rescate de los rasgos culturales de la población Afro-caribeña, mediante el género Calipso, y por la contribución en la construcción de ese patrimonio cultural en nuestro país. En la foto: El artista fue entrevistado en la sala de su casa sentado en un sillón en el que permanece la mayor parte del tiempo. Foto: Albert Marín
      Durante la mayor parte de su vida adulta se dedicó a la agricultura, y por las tardes, componía canciones.
      Llegó a Cahuita de la mano de sus padres, Melsha Lorenzo Ferguson –un jamaiquino– y Sarah Byfield Dykin –una tica-jamaiquina– a sus 4 años y en ese poblado ha vivido desde entonces. En la propiedad en la que está su casa, trabajó su padre sembrando cacao y otros productos y luego fue él quien continuó con el oficio para mantener a los 11 hijos que tuvo con doña Julia Drummond, quien falleció en el 2016.
      Ahora, en vez de sembradíos de cacao, en la propiedad hay un bazar, un restaurante y el Hotel Sol y Mar, administrados por los hijos de don Walter.

      La sala de Water Ferguson está dispuesta para recibir visitas. En cada, esquina, hay recuerdos y homenajes al calipsero. Foto: Albert Marín
      Aunque está rodeada de restaurantes y hoteles, la casa es silenciosa. El único ruido que se oye ocasionalmente en ella es el de una pequeña radio, que siempre está al lado de don Walter.
      La sala de la casa es amplia. En cada esquina hay recuerdos: fotografías de don Walter y de sus hijos y nietos, placas de agradecimiento de la Asociación de Desarrollo de Cahuita, de la Escuela Complementaria Playa Negra de Cahuita, el Premio Calidad de Vida, souvenirs de otros países y hasta una patineta con su rostro.
      Hay dos sillones rojos grandes, uno en forma de ele y otro normal, y un sillón individual, reservado para don Walter. En la casa hay varios con el título ¿Qué enseña realmente la Biblia?, como los que estudian los Testigos de Jehová.
      Hasta hace unos años, don Walter Ferguson apartaba los miércoles para salir a predicar por Cahuita y para visitar a sus amigos que necesitaran consejería espiritual. Lo hizo durante gran parte de su vida adulta, pero la edad no le permite salir de su casa.

      La sala de Water Ferguson está dispuesta para recibir visitas. En cada, esquina, hay recuerdos y homenajes al calipsero. Foto: Albert Marín
      Por eso, no fue a recibir premios como el Reca Mora –entregado en el 2009 por la Asociación de Autores y Compositores–, y posiblemente no viaje a San José en mayo a recibir su Premio Nacional.
      Dejó de salir por sus problemas de la vista. Antes era solo ciego del ojo izquierdo (“me golpearon jugando bola cuando tenía 17 años”, dijo). Pero ahora tampoco ve con el derecho.
      Su oído tampoco está muy bien. Necesita que le hablen de cerca para escuchar o poner la radio en volumen alto.
      Walter Ferguson ya no predica ni canta, pero esa radio y sus amistades lo mantienen conectado con el mundo fuera de casa. Sus amigos le leen algunos artículos del periódico (sobre todo los que lo mencionan) y todo el día escucha Radio Casino.
      “Por la radio pasa enterado de todo, a veces él es el que nos cuenta (a sus hijos) que murió un amigo de la familia”, comenta Doreen, una de sus hijas.

      Una radio es la fiel compañera de don Walter. Su emisora predilecta es Radio Casino, donde escucha salsa, calipsos y guaracha. “Yo hice una vez una canción para Radio Casino”, contó el compositor. Foto: Albert Marín
      Cuenta ella que cuando se entera que un amigo está pasando por una situación difícil, don Walter pide ayuda para dictar una carta.
      También recibe gente por las tardes en la sala, a partir de la 1 p.m. Quien quiera acercarse a preguntar sobre calipso o sobre su vasta carrera, es bienvenido.
      Su carrera, en sus palabras
      Fue gracias a las reuniones de Testigos de Jehová y gracias a su madre que Walter Ferguson empezó a cantar “las canciones sagradas”.
      “Mi mamá me decía que yo iba a ser un gran compositor porque yo cantaba todo lo que ella cantaba. Ella trabajaba como costurera con una máquina pequeña y yo me sentaba a la par a escuchar y cantar”, contó don Walter.
      A los 14 años ya estaba haciendo sus primeros calipsos. Aprendió solo a tocar guitarra, piano, clarinete y otros instrumentos. “La gente en Cahuita que tocaba armónica lo dejó porque yo me volví uno de los mejores”, señaló.

      En mayo, se entregarán los Premios Nacionales de Cultura, aunque es improbable que Ferguson, conocido como Mr. Gavitt, asista. @Albert Marín.
      Su inicio en la música fue, pues, en los años 30. Sus grabaciones han sido con guitarra acústica y voz, aunque en sus tiempos de mayor actividad –alrededor de los años 50–, don Walter tocaba con un grupo, el conjunto Miserable.
      “Cuando ya tenía mi clarinete quise formar mi conjunto. Yo conseguí un grupito y practicábamos aquí mismo, pero en otra casa, practicábamos en la tarde calipso y guaracha”, recuerda Ferguson.
      “A veces ensayábamos y alguien decía, ‘no, así no’, y otra persona se equivocaba y decía ‘no, así no’, y entre tantos errores alguien dijo, ’bueno, este sí que es un conjunto miserable”, dijo entre risas.
      El grupo perfeccionó su trabajo, claro está, y en los años 50 se presentaba en el Club House de Cahuita y en algunas ocasiones se presentaron en locales en la frontera con Panamá.

      “Si yo no lo puedo usar, es mejor que lo tenga otra persona”, dice con tranquilidad Walter Ferguson sobre los instrumentos que ha regalado. Foto: Albert Marín
      “Nunca fuimos a San José, la música era en inglés y eso no gustaba”,expresó don Walter.
      Las primeras grabaciones de las canciones de Ferguson sucedieron en los años 80, es decir, 50 años después de inciada su carrera, es decir, la fama fuera de Limón le llegó tarde.
      Su primera grabación oficial fue en 1982 junto a Michael Williams, del Instituto Smithsonian de Washington. Se realizó en la casa de Walter Ferguson, “de noche, para que no pasara gente e hiciera ruido, que nadie interrumpiera”, contó.
      La canciones se editaron en un vinilo, pero no se difundió de manera comercial.
      Luego, el sello Indica de Costa Rica le grabó el álbum Calipsos del Caribe costarricense(1986), en donde ya incluye el clásico Cabin in the Wata.
      Los discos más reconocidos los hizo con el sello Papaya Music, los álbumes Babylon (2003) y Dr. Bombodee (2004), dos álbumes que no faltan en el bazar de su familia.
      Desde los 70 y hasta los años 90 él mismo se grabó con una casetera, y en esas cintas –esparcidas por el mundo– están algunas de las canciones que no llegaron a sus grabaciones comerciales.
      La reciente aparición de algunas cintas en Canadá emocionó a su familia, pero al consultarle a don Walter su opinión al respecto, no pudo responder.
      Sí mencionó en la conversación una grabación que hizo en Connecticut, Estados Unidos, en los años 80. Pero esas grabaciones no han salido a la luz.
      Sus amigos
      A veces escucha en la radio alguna de sus canciones, sea interpretada por él o por algún conjunto y se alegra. Si suena alguna y uno pregunta, afloran las historias.
      One Pant Man, por ejemplo, trata de “una mujer que quería insultarme y me dijo, usted es un hombre que no tiene dinero”, señala.
      “Babylon es como le dicen a la policía en Limón y es la forma de anunciar que están cerca haciendo... Las cosas que ellos hacen”, cuenta.
       
      “Going to Bocas es de otra mujer que trata de sacarme del país pero yo me logro escapar”, cuenta. Si uno le pregunta por su favorita él dice que no puede pensar en eso, que ya hace mucho no toca.
      De hecho, Walter Ferguson ya no escribe canciones.
      La guitarra y el clarinete (su instrumento preferido) los regaló “hace rato” a sus nietos.
      “Si yo no lo puedo usar, es mejor que lo tenga otra persona”, dice con tranquilidad.
      Aunque tiene actitud desprendida sobre su propio arte, la tradición del calipso, continúa en manos de músicos como Danny Williams, del grupo Kawe Calypso, a quien Walter Ferguson siempre ha apuntado como su heredero.
      La canción Segundo, de Kawe Calypso, es dedicada a Walter Ferguson.
      “Yo ya no veo, entonces no puedo seguir enseñándole, pero tengo muy buenos deseos para ese muchacho”, dice don Walter.
      “Yo lo conozco a él de toda la vida. Mi padre era cacaotero igual que él”, cuenta Williams. “Yo empecé a tocar con unos amigos calipso y él llegaba a vernos, así empezó la relación. Él siempre me ha inspirado”, cuenta Williams, de 62 años.
      Con don Walter fuera de los escenarios y los estudios de grabación, Williams y Manuel Monestel, de Cantoamérica, se han encargado de mantener la tradición viva.
      Ellos están preparando una “casa del calipso” que tenga estudio de grabación y un museo que recuerde esa música y la huella de Walter Ferguson.
      Al rey del calipso, le alegra que muchos más pueda acercarse a esa música, como él lo hizo tanto tiempo atrás.
      “Aquí mismo en Cahuita había calipseros”, recordó el compositor. “Ellos se ponían a cantar y yo me metía a cantar unas palabritas así. Porque el calipso es así, está abierto a cualquiera que quiera entrar”.
      https://www.nacion.com/viva/musica/walter-ferguson-mi-mama-me-decia-que-yo-iba-a/BU6XNAZWSBGZ3JSDJQA5LLDPZA/story/
    • By El Bibliotecario
      Lista basada en la versión de inglés
      Parte de una serie sobre:  los testigos de Jehová  >
      Bautizados 
      Serena Williams - jugadora de tenis; 8 títulos de Grand Slam. Su estatus de "bautizada" se cuestiona ya que nunca ha sido expulsada por tener un hijo fuera del matrimonio con Drake o sus fotografías de desnudos. Podemos decir que actualmente es  la celebridad más famosa que afirma ser testigo de Jehová
      Venus Williams  - jugadora de tenis; 5 veces campeón de Grand Slam
      Damon Wayans  - Comediante de TV y Cine. Parte de "Los hermanos Wayans" programa de televisión de la década de 1990. - Su padre era un  Testigo de Jehová (alguien mencionó que incluso era un Ungido)
      Michael Jackson
      Los hijos y la madre Katherine Jackson de Michael Jackson también. 
      Rebbie Jackson  - cantante, hija de  Katherine Jackson


      Prince Rogers Nelson

      Marques Houston - Cantante y ex miembro del grupo "Inmature" (y su manager)
      Luke Evans  - Actor
       

      Coco Rocha - Modelo Internacional de la Moda

      Terrence Howard - Actor; Ray, Hustle & Flow, etc. Los niños y su hermano son  testigos de Jehová. Estudió cuando tenía 17 años de edad. Ha dicho que le gustaría ser Testigo de Jehová pero carece de la disciplina necesaria. 
      Bria Valente -  Fue novia de Prince Rogers Nelson  hasta 2012.

       
      En 2013 se casó con Alex Reece, otro Testigo de Jehová

       
      George Benson - músico / cantante (véase también: George Benson y Amigos - Cantad a Jehová )

      ** ** El General - cantante panameño

      Bobby Martin - Productor ganador de un Grammy
      Mateo - Músico africano 
      Aoife  - Presentador de televisión irlandesa
      Tulsi Giri -  Primer ministro de Nepal 
      Bill Underwood  - Reportero para  El examinador de los tiempos  de Phoenix
      Alexander P. Stewart  - US guerra civil general confederada 

      Allison Lozz - Actriz mexicana de novelas, recientemente abandonó la actuación para estar más activa  en el ministerio. 
      Maurizio Bianchi  - Músico 
      Ivana Brkic  - músico croata  Editado hasta aquí por hoy 04/12/2019
      Angelo Palego  - Líder del equipo en busca de Arca de Noé 
      Firpo Carr  - Historiador, autor de la alemana Negro Holocausto: 1890-1945; Palabras malvados: Las mentes envenenadas - El racismo en el Diccionario; fundador: Instituto Tecnológico y Académico de Investigación, Inc. (STIR) 
      Henry Carr - olímpico y jugador de la NFL (fallecido) 
      Herman Pizzanelli  - Leading concertista de Uruguay en la década de 1960 (convertir a los testigos de Jehová) 
      Willie Wise  - NBA jugador de baloncesto profesional para los Seattle SuperSonics y Denver Nuggets 
      de Dave Meyers  - jugador de baloncesto profesional (Los Angeles Lakers en la década de 1970) 
      Marcos McCumber  - golfista profesional 
      Dave Pear  - NFL jugador de fútbol profesional de los Colts, Buccaneers y Raiders (convertir) 
      Kid Gavilán  - boxeador welter; elegido para el boxeo salón de la fama en 1990 (convertir a los testigos de Jehová) 
      Jorge Páez "El Maromero"  - Campeón Mundial de Boxeo 
      Pelé Reid - campeón de boxeo
      Shont'e Pueblos - jugador de fútbol profesional (Saskatchewan Roughriders); convertir a los TJ
      La Lupe - cantante de salsa cubana (convertido)
      Janis Gill - ex esposa de la superestrella de la música country, Vince Gill, es uno de los testigos de Jehová. Vince Gill no es un testigo. Él está fuertemente y se opuso violentamente. 
      Fedor Chistyakov  - cantante ruso
      Richard Cameron - músico holandés
      Valerie Campbell - Madre de Naomi Campbell
      Tom Edur - El ex NHL jugador de hockey sobre hielo
      Mrs.Ida Eisenhower  - (Madre de presidente Dwight D. Eisenhower)
      Leopold Engleitner - sobreviviente del campo de concentración de Buchenwald y centenaria
      Mickey Spillane  - Novelista 
      Larry Graham  - Sly & the Family Stone Danny Granger  - Indiana Pacers pequeña a plazo; Profesional de Baloncesto Jugador Teresa Graves  - Según se dice en la primera mujer de negro para interpretar el papel principal en una película de la policía, también cantante

       

      Gary Gygax  - Co-creador de D & D  Scott Johnson  - Actor Phillip Landry  - Musican Maher Salal Hash Baz  - músico japonés, nombre viene del  libro de Isaías Margaret Keane  - artista "Big Eyes" que dijo que la conversión "cambió su vida."Peter Knowles  - Famoso  fútbol  jugador de  Inglaterra  que renunció a su carrera futbolística en 1970 de 24 años para unirse a los testigos de Jehová Brian Locking  - Bajista con  las sombras  durante dieciocho meses, pero dejó a las actividades de los testigos de Jehová. Hank Marvin  - guitarrista principal de las sombras Bohumil Müller









       - superviviente checa del  campo de concentración de Mauthausen-Gusen  y líder religioso subterráneo bajo el comunismo. 
      Viv Nicholson  - famoso ganador de la lotería de Londres en 1961. Luego se convirtió en un testigo de Jehová devotos. El gasto musical, gastar, gastar se basó en su historia. 
      Evelyn Ntoko  (primera esposa de  Nelson Mandela ) 
      Lieby Piliso  - la hermana menor de Nelson Mandela 
      Ken Richmond  - El hombre que golpeó el gong en el  rango Organización  logotipo de la película a partir de 1955 en adelante. 
      ** ** Gevorg Petrosyanm -La armenio-georgiano “Caruso”, que conduce un taxi, pero los sueños de la etapa 
      Miu Sakamoto  - Cantante japonesa, una  hija  de Ryuichi Sakamoto  y Akiko Yano 
      Damo Suzuki  (convertidos en la  década de 1970 , el estado actual composición incierta) 
      Bobby Tambling  -  Inglés futbolista Phil Terry - miembro del grupo 60 del R & B  de los intrusos . David Thomas  - eje de balancín de vanguardia, "el Reino de Jehová venga" [2 ] [3 ] Jean Terrell  - Sustituido  Diana Ross  en  las Supremes  en 1970. Akira Toriyama  - Japonés  mangaka ( dibujante ), Autor de  Dragon Ball ( Manga ) 




      Yoshito Usui  - mangaka japonés, autor de  Shin-chan 
      Reena Virk  - Canadian niño víctima de asesinato 
      Lark Voorhies  - actriz, Salvado Por La Campana 
      Lou Whitaker  - El ex jugador de béisbol de MLB para los tigres de Detroit. 
      Chet Lemon  - jugó con los Tigres de Detroit, junto con Lou Whitaker 

      Akiko Yano  -  japonesa  cantante, ex esposa de  Ryuichi Sakamoto 
      Solveig Romero  - México y Suiza, actriz y esposa de  Martin Campbell , el director de James Bond  Casino Royale 
      Chuck Winfield  - El ex jugador de trompeta para la sangre, sudor y lágrimas. 
      Rosalía Valdés - El ex actriz que dejó fama en México para convertirse en un testigo, hija del famoso Tin Tan Valdez. 
      Carmina Villaroel  - filipina actriz 
      paciencia Dlaminh  - un reportero el pronóstico del tiempo en África del Sur / 'celebridad' Regional de 
      Red Shea  - Guitarrista de Gordon Lightfoot (falleció en 2008) 
      Tom Reynolds  - Fue uno de los cantantes de la banda a principios de los 70 a finales de los 60 ' Hamilton, Joe, Frank & Reynolds. 
      Toun Oni -  actriz de Nigeria (que aparece en la serie de televisión 'Fuji casa de conmoción') Ella fue testigo activo antes de su muerte hace unos meses. De hecho, ella murió de problemas cardíacos durante el montaje de las obras de construcción Lekki pasillo. 
      Paul IK Dairo (solía ser uno de los mejores músicos de Nigeria); Lo último que supe de él, él es uno de los testigos de Jehová. 
      Wolf-Ekkehard Lonnig -  un científico del Instituto Max Planck para la investigación fitogenética en Alemania 
      Hayden Covington  - líder abogado de los testigos de Jehová, Sociedad Watchtower; ganado varios casos del Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos; representado Muhammad Ali en el tribunal [no está seguro de si se iba con el tiempo o no?] 
      Chappel Fisher  - Country Music DJ en Florida, EE.UU. 
      Michael Worilds  - jugador de NFL 
      , Tony García  - artista, DJ, productor, mezclador Re, Arreglista, compositor, escritor de Música para bailar EDM, Funk Melody Freestyle Music propietario de altos expedientes del poder de Honor B. Dwight Goains  - Juez Federal de Estados Unidos



      Micaías y Tabitha Bethune  - Los propietarios de la industria de la moda "La Reserva de Vida Salvaje" fuera de Nueva Orleans 
      Alex Rance  - La estrella de fútbol

      Aleksandr Pavlov y Pavel Kryukov de  - Ucrania las estrellas de YouTube
      Ming Hung Godenzi - Miss Hong Kong 1984
      Danny Colisión - jugador de la NBA actualmente en California
      Clarion Chukwurah - Actriz Nollywood
      Irina Bohr  - cantante ruso
      Alisson  - futbolista brasileño
      Carlos Gonzaga - Cantante brasileña
      Nesmachniy Mykolayovych andriy (ucraniano: Andrei Nesmachniy)
      PC-One - Estrella de golpe en Haití
      Jacy Brean  - Autor 
      Mina Godenzi - actriz, modelo y Miss Hong Kong
      Phillip Ingram - Músico
      Ramón Gómez Valdés de Castillo aka "Don Ramón" - Famous Mexican Actor
      Kenya Moore - no está seguro en cuanto a su estado actual sin embargo. 
      Anneliese Zelina - Modelo
      Crecieron como  testigos de Jehová
      Dwight D. Eisenhower - WWII General y ex Presidente de los EE.UU.
      Childish Gambino  rapero, actor de televisión
       
      Michael Sam  - Primera Gay NFL jugador de fútbol Nathan Day , líder de grupo de grunge / Britpop  
      Darlia  - " Crecí con una familia cuyos padres eran testigos de Jehová, así que me sentí muy aislado ." 
      Kia Kahlo- Testigo de rap Jacqueline Woodson
      Dwight David Eisenhower  , que se convirtió en el presidente 34 de Estados Unidos (1953-1961) 
      Meg Myers - músico / cantante 
      Nathan Haines  - Saxofonista

      Shushila Takao  - actriz en Nueva Zelanda espectáculo "Filthy Rich"

      Kim Holland  - porno holandesa Actriz

      Little Scream - músico de Montreal
      Kelsey Lu - Modelo de manera
      Rebeca Vardy - Soy famoso de la estrella
      Alex Avery - Comediante en Portland, OR
      Walter Ferguson
      Lista de ex-testigos de Jehová
      Michelle Rodríguez  - actriz, criada por la madre
      Donald Glover - (también conocido como Childish Gambino) 
      Gregg Alexander  - cantante Los New Radicals'; planteado por la madre 
      Carol M. Swain  - politólogo; profesor de la Universidad de Vanderbilt; autor de Caras negro, negro Intereses y La Nueva nacionalismo negro en América: Su desafío para la integración; dejó a los testigos a la edad de 20, en 1975 (Sra Swain nació en 1954 en una familia extremadamente pobre en Virginia rural, no muy lejos de Roanoke. Creció con 11 hermanos y hermanas, abandonó la escuela en el noveno grado y se casó a los 16 años - en parte, dice ella, porque ella no veía la necesidad de planificar para un futuro muy largo ella era un testigo de Jehová, se cree que el Armagedón se iniciaría en 1975). 
      Peter Andre - El cantante creció en Australia, actualmente vive en Londres con la mujer encima del modelo * Jordan 
      Naomi Campbell - La supermodelo; Planteado por la madre 
      de Geri Halliwell  - Cantante ( Spice Girls ); Criado como testigo de Jehová [verificación necesaria] 
      Barbara Grizzuti Harrison  - escritor estadounidense de Visiones de Gloria: Una historia y una memoria de los testigos de Jehová (convertido al catolicismo) 
      Nancy Garrido  - la ahora infame secuestrador de Jaycee Dugard 
      Latoya Jackson 
      Michael Jackson  - Michael se convirtió en un testigo de Jehová, pero se disasoció poco después de su exitoso álbum, Thriller
      Olin Moyle R.  - el ex fiscal jefe Atalaya
      Dave Mustaine - guitarrista (ex-Metallica, Megadeth; ex- MD 0,45) 
      Miki Nakatani  -  japonesa actriz , Criado como testigo de Jehová 
      Gloria Naylor  - novelista, autor de Las mujeres de Brewster Place (1982, American Book Award) 
      Patti Smith  - cantante y poeta 
      Leo Volpe 
      Jill Scott -Singer; planteado como uno de los testigos de Jehová 
      Hinano Yoshikawa  -  japonesa Modelo de manera  y actriz, Criado como un testigo de Jehová 
      K-OS  - R canadiense y artista B; Criado testigo de Jehová 
      René Montes de Oca Martija  - activista disidente de los derechos humanos en Cuba (hijo de JW) 
      Selena Quintanilla Pérez -  __Tejano__  cantante; planteado los testigos de Jehová 
      Sherri Shepherd  de  The View . Su padre es un anciano en su congregación. 
      Jill Scott  - un cantante, poeta y actriz de EE.UU., interpretó en la película-'why Did I Get Married' 
      Maureen Mwanawasa , esposa del fallecido presidente de Zambia, a pesar de que disocia a sí misma, pero ella todavía asiste a las reuniones. el último presidente también estaba estudiando con los testigos de Jehová, su madre era una JW. sus hijos también asisten a las reuniones, creo que se trata de un editor. 
      Thandiwe Banda  nuestra actual primera dama de Zambia, que era un JW hasta hace poco cuando se disocia a sí misma.Según los informes, un ex pionera. 
      Mamontha Modise era un testigo de Jehová. viaja por todo el mundo para informar de noticias actuales 2 sudafricanos. 
      Ja Rule  - Rapero - levantó un testigo de Jehová y ya no es uno, en una entrevista dijo que su madre fue expulsado 
      Jaywon ; Actualmente un músico, se elevó a un testigo, más tarde decidió seguir una forma de vida eso trajes de él. 
      Rick Haynes  - Músico 
      Travis Scott  - NFL jugador de fútbol de Rams (planteado JW) 
      de Scott Cheshire  - Gotham City escritores
      Eddie Griffin - Cómico
      Los líderes de la banda de música Unidad de Shakespeare
       
      Los rumores de:
      Eddie Murphy  - No verificado todavía 
      Josh Groban  - No sabemos qué pensar todavía .. ? Algunos tienen sospechas .... 
      Omarion  - Creo que sólo está "estudiando"
      Jackie Chan - (todavía no creo que la foto)
       
      Por favor lea
      Algunas personas se han preguntado si ofrecemos una lista de personas que simplemente estudiaron la Biblia por algún tiempo con los testigos de Jehová. Pero por lo que sabemos, este no es el caso. Cualquiera puede sentarse y reunirse con los testigos de Jehová para estudiar sus creencias. Todas las personas que aparecen en nuestra página en realidad se han considerado  testigos de Jehová o considerado a sí mismos simpatizantes, ya sea por medio de haber sido criado como tal o porque en realidad estuvieron activos. 
      Por supuesto, ningún insulto está destinado a los testigos de Jehová o cualquiera otra persona al acoger esta lista. En lo personal, la lectura de las biografías y declaraciones de fe de muchos testigos de Jehová famosos ha ayudado a derribar algunos estereotipos para mí. Simplemente no es cierto, por ejemplo, que esta fe reprime necesariamente la creatividad o el logro. Claramente, muchos adherentes a la fe (incluidas las personas que se plantean en ella, así como conversos que eligieron para convertirse en testigos como los adultos) han sido las personas creativas muy famosos o han tenido mucho éxito, según lo medido por las normas del mundo.
      Independientemente de las tensiones evidentes entre las presiones de la fama mundana, frente al resto de activos en una fe religiosa que espera que todos sus miembros a vivir de acuerdo con los más altos estándares bíblicos de la ética y la moral, de hecho hay muchos adherentes "famosos" que se han esforzado por permanece fiel. Incluso para aquellos que no han podido equilibrar la fama y el éxito con las exigencias de su fe, las enseñanzas y los valores en que se plantearon con o abrazados en algún momento como un adulto permanezca siempre una influencia en su vida. Si esto no fuera cierto, estos individuos no se enumeran aquí en absoluto. Esta lista se basa en lo que la gente famosa mismos han dicho a los entrevistadores y al público. Nosotros no tenemos acceso a los registros de afiliación o asistencia de los testigos de Jehová real. Si una celebridad o persona famosa doesn'
      Las acciones de un solo individuo nunca debe ser usado para juzgar a todo un grupo de gente, y creo que la mayoría de las personas se dan cuenta de esto. Cualquiera que no tratan de condenar a los testigos de Jehová por el comportamiento de sus miembros "peores" caducado o ex miembros pondrán de pie al instante condenado a sí mismos. Esto se debe a que el comportamiento acumulado de las famosas (e infames) miembros del grupo acusador pertenece a es mucho peor que cualquier cosa que será capaz de desenterrar relativa a personas que han sido testigos de Jehová. Esto es cierto para prácticamente cualquier grupo religioso suficientemente grande. Es cierto también de las personas anti-religiosos, que casi siempre son lo suficientemente sabia para evitar condenar a grupos enteros por las acciones de los individuos, para que no se les pedirá que responder por los cientos de millones de asesinatos cometidos por Lenin, Pol Pot, Stalin,
    • By The Librarian
      español / Italiano
      Part of a series on: Jehovah's Witnesses >
      Baptized JW's
      Serena Williams- tennis player ; 8 Grand Slam champion. Her "baptized" status is disputed since she has never been disfellowshipped for having a baby out of wedlock with Drake or her publicly nude photographs. Let's just say she is now the most famous celebrity who CLAIMS to be one.
      Venus Williams - tennis player ; 5 time Grand Slam champion
      Damon Wayans - TV and Film Comedy Star. Part of "The Wayans Brothers" TV show back in the 1990's. - Their father was a JW (someone mentioned even Anointed)
      Michael Jackson
      Michael Jackson's Children and Mother Katherine Jackson
      Rebbie Jackson - Singer, daughter of Katherine Jackson


      Prince Rogers Nelson

      Marques Houston - Singer and former member of the kid group "Immature" (and his manager)
      Luke Evans - Actor

      Coco Rocha- International Fashion Model
      Terrence Howard - actor; Ray, Hustle & Flow, etc. Children and brother are JWs. Studied when he was 17 years old.
      Bria Valente - Prince's Ex-GF back in 2007 - She has since remarried to another brother

      George Benson - Musician / singer (see also: George Benson and Friends - Sing Praises to Jehovah)

      **El General** - Panamanian singer

      Bobby Martin - Grammy winning producer. 
      Mateo - African Musician 
      Aoife Ní Thuairisg - Irish Television Presenter
      Tulsi Giri - Prime Minister of Nepal
      Bill Underwood - Reporter for the Phoenix Times Examiner
      Alexander P. Stewart - US Civil War Confederate General
      Allison Lozz - Mexican Actress (former). recently left novelas (soap operas) to be a more active in the ministry, Spanish speaking members would know them.
      Maurizio Bianchi - Musician
      Ivana Brkic - Croatian Musician
      Angelo Palego - Leader of team searching for Noah's Ark
      Firpo Carr - Historian, author of Germany's Black Holocaust: 1890-1945; Wicked Words: Poisoned Minds - Racism in the Dictionary; founder: Scholar Technological Institute of Research, Inc. (STIR)
      Henry Carr - Olympian and NFL player (deceased)
      Herman Pizzanelli - Leading Uruguayan concert guitarist in the 1960s (convert to JWs)
      Willie Wise - NBA professional basketball player for Seattle Super Sonics and Denver Nuggets
      Dave Meyers - Professional basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers in 1970s)
      Mark McCumber - Professional golfer
      Dave Pear - NFL professional football player for Colts, Buccaneers, and Raiders (convert)
      Kid Gavilan - welterweight champion boxer; elected to boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 (convert to JWs)
      Jorge Påez "El Maromero" - Boxing World Champion 
      Pele Reid - Boxing Champion
      Shont'e Peoples - professional football player (Saskatchewan Roughriders); convert to JWs
      La Lupe - Cuban salsa singer (convert)
      Janis Gill - ex wife of country music superstar, Vince Gill, is one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Vince Gill is NOT a Witness. He is strongly and violently opposed.
      Fedor Chistyakov - Russian Singer
      Richard Cameron - Dutch Musician
      Valerie Campbell - Mother of Naomi Campbell
      Tom Edur - Former NHL ice hockey player
      Mrs.Ida Eisenhower - (Mother of President Dwight D Eisenhower)
      Leopold Engleitner - Buchenwald concentration camp survivor and centenarian
      Mickey Spillane - Novelist
      Larry Graham - Sly & the Family Stone

      Danny Granger - Indiana Pacers small forward; Professional Basketball Player
      Teresa Graves - Reputedly the first black woman to play the lead in a police movie, also a singer

      Gary Gygax - Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons 

      Scott Johnson - Actor
      Phillip Landry - Musican
      Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Japanese musician, name comes from the Book of Isaiah
      Margaret Keane - "Big Eyes" artist who said converting "changed her life."
      Peter Knowles - Famous soccer player in England who quit his football career in 1970 aged 24 to join the Jehovah's Witnesses
      Brian Locking - Bass guitarist with The Shadows for eighteen months, but left to Jehovah's Witnesses activities.
      Hank Marvin - Lead guitarist for The Shadows

      Bohumil Müller - Czech survivor of the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp and underground religious leader under Communism.
      Viv Nicholson - famous London lottery winner in 1961. She then became a devout JW. The musical Spend, Spend, Spend was based on her story.
      Evelyn Ntoko (first wife of Nelson Mandela)
      Lieby Piliso - Nelson Mandela's younger sister
      Ken Richmond - The man who banged the gong in the Rank Organisation film logo from 1955 onward.
      **Gevorg Petrosyanm** -The Georgian-Armenian “Caruso,” who drives a taxi, but dreams of the stage
      Miu Sakamoto - Japanese Singer, a Daughter of Ryuichi Sakamoto andAkiko Yano
      Damo Suzuki (Converted in the 1970s, current membership status uncertain)
      Bobby Tambling - English footballer
      Phil Terry - member of the 60's R&B group The Intruders.
      David Thomas - Avant-garde rocker, "Jehovah's Kingdom come"[2][3]
      Jean Terrell - Replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes in 1970.
      Akira Toriyama - Japanese Mangaka(Cartoonist), Author of Dragon Ball(Manga)
      Yoshito Usui - Japanese Mangaka, Author of Crayon Shin-chan
      Reena Virk - Canadian child murder victim
      Lark Voorhies - actress, Saved By The Bell
      Lou Whitaker - Former MLB baseball player for the Detroit Tigers.
      Chet Lemon - played with the Detroit Tigers along with Lou Whitaker

      Akiko Yano - Japanese Singer, Former wife of Ryuichi Sakamoto
      Solveig Romero - Mexico and Switzerland, Actress and wife of Martin Campbell, the director of James Bond Casino Royale
      Chuck Winfield - Former Trumpet player for Blood, Sweat, and Tears.
      Rosalia Valdez - Former actress who left fame in Mexico to become a witness, daughter of famous Tin Tan Valdez.
      Carmina Villarroel - Filipino actress
      Patience Dlaminh - a weather forecast reporter in South Africa / Regional 'celebrity'
      Red Shea - Guitarist for Gordon Lightfoot (passed away in 2008)
      Tom Reynolds - He was one of the singers in the late 60's early 70's band 'Hamilton, Joe,Frank, & Reynolds.
      Toun Oni - Nigerian actress (featured in the TV drama 'fuji house of commotion') She was an active witness before her death a few months ago. In fact, she died of heart problems during the Lekki assembly hall construction work.
      Paul i.k Dairo (used to be one of Nigeria's top musicians); Last i heard of him, he is one of Jehovah witnesses.
      Wolf-Ekkehard Lonnig - a scientist from the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany
      Hayden Covington - leading attorney for the Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society; won multiple U.S. Supreme Court cases; represented Muhammad Ali in court [not sure if he left eventually or not?]
      Chappel Fisher - Country Music DJ in Florida, USA
      Michael Worilds - NFL Player
      Tony Garcia - Artist, DJ, Producer, Re-mixer, Arranger, Composer,Writer of Dance Music EDM, Funk Melody Freestyle Music Owner of High Power Records


      Honorable B. Dwight Goains - US Federal Judge
      Micaiah and Tabitha Bethune - Owners of the Fashion Industry "The Wild Life Reserve" out of New Orleans
      Alex Rance - Soccer Star

      Pavel Pavlov & Aleksandr Kryukov - Ukrainian YouTube Stars
      Minh Hung Godenzi - Miss Hong Kong 1984
      Danny Collision - NBA Player currently in California
      Clarion Chukwurah - Nollywood Actress
      Irina Bohr - Russian singer
      Alisson Euler de Freitas Castro - Brazilian Footballer
      Carlos Gonzaga - Brazilian Singer
      Andriy Mykolayovych Nesmachniy (Ukrainian: Андрій Миколайович Несмачний)
      PC-One - Star of Slam in Haiti
      Jacy Brean - Author 
      Mina Godenzi - Actress, Model and Miss Hong Kong
      Phillip Ingram - Musician
      Ramón Gómez Valdés de Castillo aka "Don Ramón" - Famous Mexican Actor
      Kenya Moore - not sure as to her current status though. 
      Anneliese Zelina - Model
      Raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses
      Dwight D. Eisenhower - WWII General and Former President of the USA
      Childish Gambino Rapper, TV actor
      Michael Sam - First Gay NFL football player

      Nathan Day, frontman of grunge / Britpop group Darlia - "I grew up with a family whose parents were Jehovah’s Witnesses, so I felt very isolated."
      Kia Kahlo- Witness to rap
      Jacqueline Woodson
      Dwight David Eisenhower who became the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961)
      Meg Myers - Musician / Singer
      Nathan Haines - Saxophonist
      Shushila Takao - Actress in New Zealand show "Filthy Rich"

      Kim Holland - Dutch Porn Actress

      Little Scream - Montreal musician
      Kelsey Lu - Fashion model
      Rebekah Vardy - I'm a Celeb star
      Alex Avery - Comedian in Portland, OR
      List of former Jehovah's Witnesses
      Michelle Rodriguez - actress, raised by mother
      Donald Glover - (aka Childish Gambino)
      Gregg Alexander - The New Radicals' lead singer; raised by mother
      Carol M. Swain - political scientist; professor at Vanderbilt University; author of Black Faces, Black Interests and The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration; left the Witnesses at the age of 20, in 1975 (Ms. Swain was born in 1954 into an extremely poor household in rural Virginia, not far from Roanoke. She grew up with 11 brothers and sisters, dropped out of school in the ninth grade and married at age 16 -- in part, she says, because she saw no need to plan for a lengthy future. She was a Jehovah's Witness, and she believed that Armageddon would begin in 1975)
      Peter Andre - Singer raised in Australia, presently living in London with wife pin up model *Jordan
      Naomi Campbell- Supermodel; Raised by mother
      Geri Halliwell - Singer (Spice Girls); Raised as a Jehovah's Witness[verification needed]
      Barbara Grizzuti Harrison - American writer of Visions of Glory: A History and a Memory of Jehovah's Witnesses(converted to Catholicism)
      Nancy Garrido - the now infamous kidnapper of Jaycee Dugard
      Latoya Jackson
      Michael Jackson - Michael became a Jehovah's Witness but disassociated himself shortly after his hit album, Thriller
      Olin R. Moyle - Former Watchtower Chief Attorney
      Dave Mustaine - Guitarist (ex-Metallica; Megadeth; ex- MD .45)
      Miki Nakatani - JapaneseActress, Raised as a Jehovah's Witness
      Gloria Naylor - novelist, author of The Women of Brewster Place (1982, American Book Award)
      Patti Smith - Singer and poet
      Leo Volpe
      Jill Scott-Singer; raised as one of Jehovah's Witness
      Hinano Yoshikawa - JapaneseFashion model and actress, Raised as a Jehovah's Witness
      K-os - Canadian R&B artist ; Raised Jehovah's Witness
      Rene Montes de Oca Martija - dissident human-rights activist in Cuba (son of JW)
      Selena Quintanilla Perez - __Tejano__ singer ; raised Jehovah's Witnesses
      Sherri Shepherd from The View. Her father is an elder in his congregation.
      Jill Scott - a singer,poet & actress from USA, she played in the movie-'why did i get married'
      Maureen Mwanawasa, wife of late Zambian president, though she disassociated herself, but she still attends meetings. the late president was also studying with JWs, his mother was a JW. his children also attend meetings, i think one is a publisher.
      Thandiwe Banda our current Zambian first lady who was a JW until recently when she disassociated herself. Reportedly a former pioneer.
      Mamontha Modise was a JW. travels all over the world to report current news 2 South Africans.
      Ja Rule - Rapper - raised a jehovahs witness and is no longer one, in an interview he said his mother was disfellowshipped
      Jaywon; currently a musician, was raised a witness, later decided to follow a way of life thats suits him.
      Rick Haynes - Musician
      Travis Scott - NFL football player for Rams (raised JW)
      Scott Cheshire - Gotham City Writers
      Eddie Griffin - Comedian
      Leaders of the music band Shakespeare's Unit
       
      Rumors of:
      Eddie Murphy - Not verified yet
      Josh Groban - We don't know what to think yet.. ? Some have suspicions....
      Omarion - I believe he is only "studying"
      Jackie Chan - (I still don't believe the photo)
       
      Please Read
      Some people have wondered if we have listed people who simply studied briefly with Jehovah's Witnesses. As far as we know, this is not the case. Anybody can sit down and meet with Jehovah's Witnesses to study their beliefs. In no way would we consider that grounds for identifying somebody as a Jehovah's Witness. All of the people listed on our page have actually been considered Jehovah's Witnesses or considered themselves adherents of the faith, either by way of having been raised in the faith or because they were an active convert to the faith.
      Of course no insult is meant to Jehovah's Witnesses or anybody else by hosting this list. Personally, reading the biographies and faith statements of many famous Jehovah's Witnesses has helped tear down some stereotypes for me. It simply isn't true, for example, that this faith necessarily stifles creativity or achievement. Clearly, many adherents to the faith (including people raised in it as well as converts who chose to become Witnesses as adults) have been very famous creative people or have been very successful, as measured by worldly standards.
      Regardless of the obvious tensions between the pressures of worldly fame, versus remaining active in a religious faith which expects all of its members to live according to the highest Biblical standards of ethics and morality, there are indeed many "famous" adherents who have strived to remain faithful. Even for those who have failed to balance fame and success with the demands of their faith, the teachings and values they were raised with or embraced at some point as an adult remain forever an influence in their lives. Were this not true, these individuals would not be listed here at all. This list is based on what famous people themselves have said to interviewers and to the public. We have no access to actual Jehovah's Witness membership or attendance records. If a celebrity or famous person doesn't talk publicly about their experiences as a Jehovah's Witness, we would have no way of knowing about this part of their lives.
      The actions of a single individual should never be used to judge an entire group of people, and I believe most people realize this. Anybody who does try to condemn Jehovah's Witnesses by the behavior of their "worst" lapsed members or former members will stand instantly condemned themselves. This is because the cumulative behavior of the famous (and infamous) members of the group the accuser belongs to is far worse than anything they will be able to dig up relating to people who have been Jehovah's Witnesses. This is true of essentially any sufficiently large religious group. It is true also of anti-religious people, who are nearly always wise enough to avoid condemning entire groups by the actions of individuals, lest they be asked to answer for the hundreds of millions of murders perpetrated by Lenin, Pol Pot, Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Mao, Mussolini, Nicolae Ceausescu, Joseph Goebbels, Maximillien Robespierre, etc.
       
    • By admin
      Jehovah's Witnesses > List of Celebrity JW's > Coco Rocha (older posts in jw-archive.org)
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    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      Aunque Joe Jackson estaba casado con Katherine Jackson,  y criaba a 10 hijos, tenía una relación secreta con Cheryle Terrell (a veces escrita en informes de prensa como “Cheryl Terrel”).
      Cheryle vivía a solo cinco millas del resto de la familia, donde ella y Joe criaron a su hija Joh’Vonnie Jackson juntos. Aquí está todo lo que necesita saber sobre la mujer secreta en la vida de Joe Jackson.
      En un momento dado, los asuntos de Joe, incluso con Cheryle, llevaron a Katherine a considerar el divorcio ya en la década de 1970, informó Fox News. Aunque Katherine y Joe habían dejado de vivir juntos por mucho tiempo cuando Joe falleció, ella aparentemente había considerado dejarlo mucho antes. En marzo de 1973, obtuvo una petición de divorcio y la presentó al secretario del condado de Los Ángeles. Fuentes familiares le dijeron a  Fox News, que la iglesia de los Testigos de Jehová la convenció de no seguir adelante. Ella consideró el divorcio nuevamente en 1979.
      Pero a pesar de todo esto, la esposa de Jackson, Katherine y Joh’Vonnie,  lograron desarrollar una relación cercana que continúa en la actualidad.
      Leer  más: https://ahoramismo.com/entretenimiento/2018/06/cheryle-terrell-amante-de-joe-jackson/
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      - ¿Ser testigo de Jehová te ha condicionado en tu profesión de modelo?
      - Siempre he tenido un origen religioso y lo he utilizado como brújula moral en todo lo que hago. Creo que todos tomamos decisiones en nuestra vida y en el trabajo que nos hacen sentir auténticos como personas. 
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      Thriller es el nombre del sexto álbum del cantante Michael Jackson, el cual se convirtió en el más vendido de todos los tiempos, con ventas estimadas de 100 millones de copias en todo el mundo.
      Fue lanzado al mercado el 30 de noviembre de 1982, hace 35 años, por Epic Records después del exitoso álbum del intérprete estadounidense Jackson Off Wall de 1979.
      Por su aniversario de lanzamiento EconomíaHoy.mx te trae 5 datos del éxito del Rey del Pop.
      1. La chaqueta roja que Michael Jackson luce en el videoclip fue vendida por casi un millón de dólares.
      2. Más que una canción y álbum fue la bisagra que consagró al cantante como el Rey del Pop.
      3. El presupuesto para el video fue de más de medio millón de dólares. Para conseguir esa cantidad se vendió el Making Off a los canales musicales MTV y Showtime.
      4. Los rollos de la película fueron escondidos por un tiempo por el director John Landis, ya que Jackson quiso destruirlos por violar reglas de su religión, los Testigos de Jehová.
      5. En la actualidad se cree que el video ha sido visto por un promedio de 5 billones de personas en todo el mundo.
      http://www.economiahoy.mx/ocio/noticias/8782467/11/17/Thriller-de-Michael-Jackson-el-disco-mas-vendido-del-mundo-cumple-35-anos-.html

    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      Get Christie Love is headed back to ABC. The short-lived 1970s cop drama spawned from an ABC TV movie of the same name will get the reboot treatment courtesy of Vin Diesel. The movie superstar has teamed up with Power creator Courtney Kemp and Debra Martin Chase (The Princess Diaries) for the Get Christie Love TV reboot, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
      The original 1974 Get Christie Love TV series was produced by Aaron Spelling and starred Teresa Graves as the drug-busting undercover detective with the sassy catchphrase, “You’re under arrest, sugah.” The ABC crime drama only aired for 24 episodes, but Get Christie Love made a powerful impact in another way. Series star Teresa Graves made history as the first African-American female lead in an hour-long network TV drama. The next female to land a lead role in an hour-long U.S. drama series didn’t come until decades later, when Kerry Washington was cast as the star of Scandal.
      According to THR, the revamped Get Christie Love is being described as “an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African-American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit.” The series will also feature “an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.” No actors have been attached to the modern-day version of the series yet.

      News of the Get Christie Love reboot has many nostalgic viewers remembering Teresa Graves. The actress was most famous for her role as Christie on Get Christie Love as well as her work on the sketch comedy series Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. While she was a hot TV star in the 1970s, Graves stepped away from the spotlight for good in the early 1980s to focus on her involvement with the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Teresa Graves’ final show business appearance was in a Bob Hope special in 1982.

      Sadly, Teresa Graves passed away in 2002 at age 54. The actress was found unconscious in a bedroom of her home after a fire swept through the residence. According to Graves’ obituary in the Los Angeles Times, the fire was caused by a faulty space heater in the back bedroom. A smoke detector in the front of the house went off, but failed to awaken the former TV star.
      You can see the intro to the original Get Christie Love TV series below.
      https://www.inquisitr.com/4519637/get-christie-love-reboot-in-the-works-40-years-after-teresa-graves-made-tv-history/
    • By Kurt
      She left it all behind —a normal college life, her teammates, a skyrocketing volleyball career that would have gave her a crack at the national. All to become one of the Jehovah’s witnesses.
      Cebuana volleybelle Frances Karen Derder had everything going her way as she made it into the lineup of perennial UAAP champions Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles in 2014. But her stint with the Lady Eagles was cut short since, according to her, Ateneo coach Tai Bundit did not allow her to continue her religious service, a move which left some of the Lady Eagles faithfuls clueless to this day.
      “I transferred to Ateneo but I went back to Cebu in the second semester because Coach Tai was strict. He did not allow me to attend our meeting or worship. They all say the reason I went home was because I was homesick, but it is not,” she said.
      The 19-year-old Derder returned to Cebu and went on to help the Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras win the 2015 Cesafi title while being recognized as the league’s best server.
      But little did anyone know that title-clinching game two years ago against the University of San Jose-Recoletos was going to be her last stint in the sport that she really loved.
      Although there are days wherein she’d like to play volleyball, the Minglanilla, Cebu-native has learned in the past few years that she can’t serve two masters at a time, quoting the renowned scripture from the bible known as the Matthew 6:24 which reads: “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else, he will hold to the one, and despise the other.”
      “To tell you honestly, I was really sad when I stopped playing because volleyball was my passion since elementary but when I learned the truth, I sacrificed my own interest to have a good relationship with Jehovah.”
      Regardless of the fact that her love for the sport is still in her heart, Derder said she has closed the doors on a return to volleyball, saying she has already found true happiness by preaching the word of God.
      Derder may have lost her chance on volleyball fame and glory. But in exchange, she received even more, something that people spend their whole life finding: the meaning of true happiness.
      source
    • By Kurt
      There are over 8.2 million practicing evangelical Jehovah's Witnesses worldwide. Many famous athletes are Jehovah's Witnesses. Several famous boxers, NBA players, and baseball stars follow the teachings of the Jehovah's Witness faith. Some of these athletes were raised in the faith, while others converted later in life. Two of the best female tennis players of all time are Jehovah's Witnesses.

      Who is the most famous athlete who is a Jehovah's Witness? Serena Williams tops our list. She and her sister Venus were raised as Jehovah's Witnesses and still practice today. Serena says, “I've been studying to be a Jehovah's Witness, so I go to Kingdom Hall. I grew up a Witness and it's what I know, and we teach things that come from the Bible." Danny Granger was raised in a Jehovah's Witness household. It is unclear if he still practices the faith today.

      On Dave Pear's blog he states, "I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and an advocate for justice!" Chet Lemon is a Jehovah's Witness. He almost died from a blood disorder in 1991, when he decided against surgery because his religion prohibits him from receiving a blood transfusion. Kid Gavilán became a Jehovah's Witness in the late-1960s.

      Do you think that being Jehovah's Witnesses helps these athletes to succeed in their professional careers? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
       

      Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.

      Venus Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices the religion.

      Danny Granger was raised in a Jehovah's Witness household. It is unclear if he still practices the faith today.

       
      Baseball player was an active Jehovah's Witness and put the religion above his MLB career.

      Willie Wise was considering becoming a Jehovah's Witness minister before getting drafted to the NBA.

      On Dave Pear's blog it states, "I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and an advocate for justice!"

      Travis Scott was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

      Chet Lemon is a Jehovah's Witness. He almost died from a blood disorder in 1991, when he decided against surgery because his religion prohibits him from receiving a blood transfusion.

      Dave Meyers is a Jehovah's Witness. He retired from basketball in 1980 to spend more time with his family and practice his faith

      Kid Gavilán became a Jehovah's Witness in the late-1960s.

      Mark McCumber is a devout Jehovah's Witness. He says, "It's a very misunderstood religion."
      11 Athletes Who Are Jehovah's Witnesses
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      Destination Luxury had the esteemed pleasure of working with Americana Cinema to document the wedding of Supermodel Coco Rocha and artist James Conran. Shot at Chateau Challain in France, it was one of the most magical weddings captured on film.
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    • By The Librarian
      -by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Katherine Jackson (Image Source: Screenshot)
      The 86-year-old Katherine Jackson has lived through a lot in her years. And while she put up with much of it, including her husband's infidelity, it appears that she may have finally reached her limit.
      She has been granted a temporary restraining order against her nephew, Trent Lamar Jackson.
      It's alleged in court documents that Trent, who is also a longtime driver for Katherine, has been accessing her bank accounts without her knowledge, using her credit cards for his personal use without her approval and also emotionally abusing her.
      The claims of abuse state that "Trent has manipulated Mrs. Jackson so much and preyed on her known kindness, that whenever the police arrive or efforts to press elder abuse charges have been undertaken, she ultimately recants or changes her mind."
      It wouldn't be the first time she changed her mind when looking for a better life for herself. She twice filed for divorce from the family patriarch Joe Jackson. She was tired of his affairs and filed in 1973, but her Jehovah's Witnesses church persuaded her to drop the divorce. She then tried to divorce him again in 1979 but was again urged to drop it. He went on to have a long-term affair with another woman and had another child with her. While Katherine and Joe remain married, they live in different states.
      The current paperwork also stated, "Mrs. Jackson does not want to hurt anyone and has always erred on the side of enduring abuse to save everyone else."
      Her lawyers speaking on her behalf say that she "will have moments of strength and tell her kids that Trent is abusing her, and by the time they get Adult Protections Services to the house, he has convinced her by crying or begging not to report him, and the cycle starts all over."
      Trent has not spoken publicly about the restraining order or the claims in the court documents.
      It's not known why Trent was given such previous power in his aunt's life. She has plenty of adult children and grandchildren to take care of her needs. She and 66-year-old daughter Rebbie went to go visit youngest sibling Janet recently to see her newborn son Eissa for the first time in London.
      "It seems like her family is staying close to help and support Janet," said a source, but it seems like maybe they need to stay close and help and support the family matriarch as well.
      http://www.allmediany.com/articles/51938-katherine-jackson-receives-temporary-restraining-order-against-nephew
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      February 1, 2017
      On Saturday, January 27, there was no maddening rush at the White House to reach Serena Williams, like in 1999, when she won the first of her 23 Grand Slam titles in Flushing Meadows. Or as it was when she won her third Wimbledon, a few months into Barack Obama’s first term. The din of Serena’s feat, now officially the most decorated player in the Open era, died out in the bustle of America’s latest, and loudest, president’s “extreme vetting” immigration diktat.
      Yet, the symbolism of Serena’s triumph couldn’t be more relevant. At a time when “America First” rings louder than ever, the greatest of its sporting icons, across genders, is an African-American woman, a Jehovah’s Witness from the wrong side of Los Angeles, where she had lost her eldest sister in a gang shootout, and the daughter of a father who was shooed off a tennis court by affluent whites. Even after she broke into the circuit, Williams has had to confront racism and racist stereotypes — from officials, commentators and even her adversaries.
      While it’s overreaching to imagine that her storied success would trigger a revolution in race relations in the US, it’s fair to assume that America’s greatest sporting specimen of the 21st century is an antithesis to its president’s vision for his country. She may not allay the sudden cynicism or the morbid fear of the discriminated and marginalised in the US — sport as a cure to societal dysfunction is grossly hyperbolic — but she stands as an indelible symbol of hope, or an escape. In a metaphorical way, with the mighty swings of her racquet, she’s penning as scathing a verse as Maya Angelou. It won’t seem out of place, if Serena were to recite Angelou’s Still I Rise (in fact, there’s Serena’s rendition of the poem on YouTube).
      Concurrently, any interpretation of Serena’s greatness shouldn’t be constricted to her context. These are mere embellishments in her grand narrative. Serena, as a player in isolation, is a worthy premise for weaving enough eulogies. Maybe she is not celebrated as much outside her country because her feats have come to a stage where her winning spree is taken for granted.
      Such has been the nature of her hegemony that often the rare opponent who beats her ends up being more glorified, ranging from one-season wonders like Samantha Stosur, to more recent peers like Angelique Kerber. There hasn’t been much of a rivalry to speak of, expect the brief but fiery rancour with Maria Sharapova or the more passionless exchanges with her sister Venus.
      Or, as some would say, there were no two equally gifted players playing at the same time. Earlier, it was a case of several similarly endowed players, outstripped by a force superior in craft, more athletic in build, more ruthless in execution of plans. Think of Sharapova, Justine Henin-Hardenne, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina or Amelie Mauresmo — the draw was far more competitive. And Serena, despite hitting the wrong side of her 30s, isn’t showing signs of fatigue or adieu.
      Or as some would nitpick, her game is graceless (sometimes with racist undertones). But there is a brutal beauty to her game — those booming serves and guillotine groundstrokes are a vindication — like in boxing. There’s a powerful symmetry to her movements. Then there is the spontaneous thrill of her athleticism.
      To put it simply, there has been no better player than Serena in the 21st century, or arguably ever in the history of tennis. That she happens to be the greatest American sporting icon in the Trump era is a mere coincidence, or perhaps, a bit of satire by the fates.
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    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      There is a feeling of freedom and joy you get from listening to René Marie’s music. It’s a feeling that also comes through when she talks about her art and the hard road she traveled to make it as a headlining jazz singer.
      Her latest release, “Sound Of Red,” was nominated for a Grammy this year for best jazz vocal album. This is Marie’s second album to be nominated for a Grammy in that category. In 2015 she was nominated for her tribute to Eartha Kitt, “I Wanna Be Evil.” Marie makes her home in the Fredericksburg area along with her husband Jesse. The family, including her grown sons, will be flying to Los Angeles this weekend to attend the Grammy awards ceremony.
      Marie began her singing career relatively late in life, although she knew from an early age that she loved to sing and knew she had a voice that people responded to. She grew up in Warrenton, and moved at a young age when her parents separated. It was in Roanoke that she first sang in front of a neighborhood audience. She was just 10 years old.
      “It was Halloween and there was this talent show at this guy’s house down the street from where we lived,” said Marie. “All the kids in the neighborhood were getting up on the back deck standing there and singing little songs. I wanted to sing the song ‘This House Is Not A Home.’ It had just come out that summer. I went up there and just belted it out, full throttle. Everybody got quiet, listening to me. I thought, ‘I want to do that again.’ That’s when I knew. People actually listen to me when I’m singing.”
      As a teenager Marie sang with an R&B band, doing songs by Aretha Franklin. She ended up marrying a member of that band and she followed him into the Jehovah’s Witness faith. Since that church was very conservative, particularly about the role of women, Marie became a wife and mother, working days in a bank and raising her two sons. Although she sang around the house and with family friends, she did not perform in public during those years. It was one of her sons who encouraged her to get back into singing.
      “It was when my older son was in college and he was at a restaurant where there was a jazz trio with a woman singing,” said Marie. “He called me from there and said, ‘you’ve got to come and listen to this woman. She’s singing all the songs you sing and it’s terrible.’ ”
      Marie went to the restaurant and realized that she had kept her talent to herself for too long. She began going to jazz jam sessions and singing standards like “Summertime.” She realized that she loved singing and the rapport between the musicians.
      “How good it felt to communicate with other musicians,” said Marie. “It was like I found my tribe again, or was speaking this language I had learned a long time ago. It’s one thing to just play the piano and sing, it’s another to have a group of musicians and you’re all doing the same thing with the same goal.”
      At first her husband approved of her new hobby, but as Marie spent more time and energy on her music he began to change his attitude, at one point forcing her to stop singing altogether. After a break for several months, Marie convinced her husband to reconsider. He did, until she made plans to record her first CD. The night before she was to go into the studio with her group, he told her to cancel everything. That led to verbal and physical abuse. Marie left her home, her first marriage and the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
      Marie’s job at the bank took her to Richmond for a promotion and it was there that she finally made the jump to quit her day job and pursue music full time. She has released 11 albums, most recently on the Motéma Music label. “The Sound Of Red” is her first album of all-original compositions. She is tastefully accompanied by the rhythm section of Quentin Baxter on drums, Elias Bailey on bass and John Chin on piano. The music spans a variety of styles and feelings. One song, “Many Years Ago,” was written before she began her singing career and also appeared on her 2004 album, “Serene Renegade.” It recalls childhood memories in a vivid and touching way.
      “It was one of those songs I had to put on there because of the vibe,” said Marie. “I was really hesitant to do that song in the first place because it was so personal.”
      “This Is (Not) A Protest Song” uses a country rhythm to sing about the plight of the homeless.
      “It’s kind of got a country-western twang in it,” said Marie. “It comes naturally depending on what the song is about. I think the ones that are close to my personal life, I can sing like that because we listened to a lot of country and bluegrass growing up. My dad loved that kind of music.”
      The album closes with “Blessings” which sounds like a benediction. It was the first recording where Marie arranged backing singers.
      “I really wanted to put on strings but our producer said, ‘what about background vocals?’ which are a lot cheaper,” said Marie. “I ended up writing the parts for the background vocals, which I had never done before. The same thing with ‘Protest Song.’ I really like that thick vocal flavor in those two songs.”
      Blessings was inspired by Marie’s late brother, who encouraged her to quit her day job and devote all her time to her music.
      “When he was in the hospital and I was sitting beside him I was humming this melody, just the first part,” said Marie. “After he died, maybe a month or two months later I was finishing the song. It felt like he gave it to me. I love singing that song. Almost every time that’s the last song we sing.”
      http://www.fredericksburg.com/entertainment/singer-ren-marie-celebrates-second-grammy-nomination-with-sound-of/article_6ad70783-fd60-58b3-8342-edb4353380ed.html
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      Eric Biddines serves up a hot cup of coffee with a side of deep lyrics on The Local Cafe.
      South Florida is a goldmine for musicians. MCs have diverse backgrounds, but few truly cherish Southern roots like rapper Eric Biddines. Since releasing his first album, Walkin, in 2009, Biddines has approached hip-hop with the same Southern hospitality as legendary lyricists like the Dungeon Family, Outkast, and Goodie Mob, who continue to influence his music. After dedicating his previous four albums to his love for coffee beans and Southern Fla, Biddines has issued a fifth album, The Local Café, which tells more personal stories from his past.
      “With this project, I wanted to bring it back to the local scene, but I also wanted to incorporate a bit of my personal taste and my love and fascination with coffee and the entire culture within that,” Biddines says over the phone. “So I merged the two.”
      Biddines’ Southern hospitality stems from his roots in Ocala, where he was born in 1984. To escape country living, his family relocated to the projects of Delray Beach when he was 6. Before his mom went off to work in the morning, young Eric would fix her a cup of coffee. He eventually began making his own java. His was a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses, so hip-hop wasn't a topic of discussion at the dinner table. All Biddines was worried about was staying out of trouble and vibing with friends.
      Biddines was introduced to the art of rapping after a cousin showed him an immense collection of music from legendary rappers such as Tupac, the Boot Camp Clik, and Heltah Skeltah, as well as Southern artists like Three 6 Mafia, UGK, and Outkast. After acquiring a taste for sounds from the OGs of Dirty South music, Biddines realized he could shed his shyness. After a karaoke session with friends, he felt confident enough to pursue a serious music career.
      “I didn’t really talk when I was young,” Biddines says. “I was real shy, so when I was playing around with my friends, I found out quick just by recording on a karaoke machine that you can be anybody through music. I was writing stuff early on with lyrics that don’t necessarily reflect me, but I felt like it was a mask that I was able to express myself behind the audio.”
      Biddines' fifth album is an authentic collection of stories from his past with various mentions of his go-to spots in his hometown, his thoughts about a handful of social issues, and coffee references galore. He serves up 16 tracks filled with memorable tales that anyone can relate to. There's “20 Dollar Loan” featuring Drew Tucker, in which Biddines asks for a dub and promises to pay it back by Friday, and “Sumn to Say,” a song he dedicated to venting his real frustrations about Palm Beach County kids who grow up in poverty. As you spend time with the album, you can imagine him performing spoken word on a small stage inside an off-the-grid coffee shop.
      But the album isn't just about his past. In the emotional, driven single “Rushing Forever,” Biddines derives inspiration from the great Smokey Robinson as he speaks for all the dudes who aren’t really in touch with their feelings. He pours out his true thoughts about the woman he wants to be with forever and describes making his move posthaste.
      “I came up with the slogan ‘Rushing rorever’ first as if it was a tag line like Nike’s ‘Just do it,'” Biddines says about making the record. “Then I built the song around that because I felt like women want a guy to want to be with them forever, not take his time. We tend to procrastinate a relationship for as long as we can. So I wanted to go the opposite way and say, ‘You know what? I want to be with you forever right now.’ I’m in a rush to want that.”
      Biddines' innocent coming-up as a self-righteous youth surrounded by the turmoil in his hometown resembles the familiar story of another good kid who grew up in a "M.A.A.D. city" and became one of the greatest rappers of our generation: King Kunta, AKA Kendrick Lamar. Biddines hasn’t reached that level of rap royalty yet, but he’s doing everything he can to attain that position, one song at a time.
      After nearly eight years on the grind, Eric Biddines is on his way to becoming a South Florida staple like Plies and Trick Daddy. Even after he becomes famous, though, he'll always make time to visit his favorite local café, Subculture Coffee in Delray Beach, to sip a cup of breakfast blend, cook up some rhymes, and, if you’re lucky, perform a song or two right out front. 
      http://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/rapper-eric-biddines-digs-deep-to-embrace-his-southern-roots-in-the-local-caf-9105037
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      Margaret D. H. Keane (born 1927) is an American artist. She is a painter, who mainly draws women and children in oil or mixed media. Her works are recognizable from the over sized, doe-eyed children[1] that are depicted in her drawings.

       
      Biography
      Margaret Keane was born 1927 in Tennessee, and attributes her deep respect for the Bible and inspirations of her artwork to the relationship with her grandmother. She later became one of Jehovah's Witnesses, which she claimed changed her life for the better.[2]
       
      In the 1960s, Margaret Keane's artwork was sold under the name of her husband,Walter Keane, who claimed credit for her work. She left her home in San Francisco on November 1, 1964 for Hawaii, where she lived for 27 years. In March 1965, she divorced Walter. In 1970, she remarried to Honolulu sports writer, Dan McGuire.[3] In 1970, Margaret Keane announced to the world, via radio broadcast, that she was the true author of the paintings.[4] The Keanes' continued to dispute the author of the paintings, and after Walter Keane suggested to USA Today that the only reason Margaret claimed she was the painter was because she believed he was dead, she sued him in federal court for slander.[5] At the hearing, the Judge ordered both Margaret and and Walter to create a big-eyed child painting in the courtroom to determine who was telling the truth.[1] Walter declined to paint before the court, citing a sore shoulder, whereas Margaret completed her painting in a mere 53 minutes.[6] After three weeks of trial, a jury awarded Margaret $4 million in damages.[7]

      Her works while living in her husband's shadow tended to depict sad children in a dark setting, but after divorcing, moving to Hawaii, and becoming a member of Jehovah's Witnesses, her paintings took on a happier, brighter style. Her website now advertises her work as having "tears of joy" or "tears of happiness".

      Currently, Margaret makes her home in Napa County, California. She will be portrayed by Amy Adams in the upcoming film, Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton, a Keane art collector who once commissioned the artist to paint his then-girlfriend Lisa Marie in the 1990s.[8]

      "Walter was to Big Eye art what Howard Johnson is to to mutliflavor ice cream," Jane Howard wrote in 1965. Diane Keaton ogled Keanes in Woody Allen's "Sleeper" in 1973. Saturday Night Live featured Keanes in a contemporary art parody in the 1980s. Stars like Joan Crawford, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak and Natalie Wood counted themselves as collectors. As does Burton, of course.
      And, according to The New York Times, Walter would charge up to $50,000 per painting, earning millions of dollars a year.

      So What Happened?
      "[Margaret] helped Walter switch careers from selling real estate to running galleries in New York and San Francisco," Eve M. Kahn describes. "She raised their two daughters and painted at night while he traveled, philandered openly and drank heavily. The big-eye portraits, although shown at venues as prominent as world’s fair pavilions, did not impress aesthetes."
      So Margaret finally spoke up. After decades of Walter taking the credit, she stepped forward. "For many years I had allowed my second husband to take credit for my paintings. But one day, unable to continue the deception any longer, I left him and my home in California and moved to Hawaii." In 1965, she was granted legal separationfrom her husband. And in 1970 she confessed on a radio show that all of the "eyes" paintings were hers.
      In response, Walter likened himself to Rembrandt, El Greco and Michelangelo, and said that he was "flabbergasted" by Margaret's proclamations. The public lampooning culminated in a paint off -- well, it was supposed to. Walter pleaded a shoulder injury and never painted.Slander suits were filed. And Margaret produced Exhibit 224, a piece of artwork painted before jurors in 53 minutes that dramatically settled the dispute.
      She was awarded $4 million in damages in 1986. In most people's opinions, and certainly in the eyes of the law, she had proved she was the real Keane artist.

      Where Are They Now?
      Margaret, now in her late 80s, remarried and continued painting. Continued painting those eyes, to be exact. In 1992 the Keane Eyes Gallery was up and running, offering Big Eyes on posters, plates and prints, ranging in price from $200 to $15,000. "People either hate my paintings or they love them," Margaret observed shortly after the gallery's opening. "There does not seem to be much middle ground."
      Meanwhile, Walter refused to admit Margaret's truth, despite the fact that public opinion had turned against him. He claimed to be penniless after he lost in the suit in '86, and he died in 2000 at the age of 85.

      Legacy
      Actresses Joan Crawford and Natalie Wood commissioned Keane to paint their portraits. In 1973, Woody Allen's comedy Sleeper features people of the future considering Keane to be one of the greatest artists in history. In the 1980s, sketch series Saturday Night Live aired a skit featuring Keane's work as a parody of the reaction against modern art (e.g., Cubism or the New York Armory Show). Additionally, in the sitcom Newhart, Bob looks at a Keane-inspired painting with his puzzled observation as, "Children with big ears?" In 1988, Weird Al Yankovic's song, "Velvet Elvis", features the lyrics, "no pictures of Mexican kids with those really big eyes or dogs playing poker". In 1998, cartoon series the Powerpuff Girls debuts by animator Craig McCracken, featuring leads based on Keane's "waifs" (and a character named "Ms. Keane"). In 1999, Matthew Sweet's album, In Reverse, features one of Keane's oil paintings on the album's cover.[9] In 2011, 90210 featured an episode in which character Annie is described as looking "like a Keane painting." In 2014, the movie Big Eyes directed by Tim Burton and starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz is based on the divorce trial between Margaret and Walter in the 1950s and '60s. References
      "Tim Burton 'Big Eyes' Movie Tells The Story Of Art Couple Margaret and Walter Keane...", Huffington Post, April 4, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-09. "My Life as a Famous Artist", Awake!, July 8, 1975 "Big Eyes and All: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Keane", page 27 http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093924,00.html http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093924,00.html http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093924,00.html http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20093924,00.html “The big-eyed children: the extraordinary story of an epic art fraud”, “The Guardian”, October 26, 2014, Retrieved 2014-10-28. http://www.avclub.com/articles/matthew-sweet,13636/ Official Collectors Gallery by Copper State Design Ask Art An excerpt transcribed from Awake! magazine of July 8, 1975 reposted by Megan Besmirched Keane Eyes Gallery Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood by Suzanne Finstad
    • Guest Nicole
      By Guest Nicole
      This will come as a rude shock to many of her fans that top Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwurah has abandoned her faith and converted to a new one.
      The newly married actress of 51 years has joined the Jehovah Witness. This it was gathered is her husband Anthony Boyd’s religion and thus since she is married to him she has converted to his faith. The couple shared photos of them in their meeting.
      The veteran thespian shared her photo and that of her husband on her Facebook after meeting and captioned it:
      “An Instructive Meeting Sunday at the King
      Source: https://www.naij.com/888465-renowned-actress-clarion-chukwurah-converts-new-religion-photos.html?f&poster=12120

       
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      Foto: Bianca Delight de la telenovela Rebelde deja todo por ser Testigo de Jehová
      Esta foto muestra cómo luce Allisson Lozz, quien se hizo famosa por interpretar al personaje Bianca Delight, en la telenovela Rebelde.
      Quizá algunos recuerden a Allisson Lozz, quien se hizo famosa por interpretar al personaje Bianca Delight, en la telenovela Rebelde, pero si la vieran hoy probablemente no la reconocerían como una devota ama de casa y fiel Testigo de Jehová.
      Allison Lozz, quien compartió la fama con Anahí, Dulce María, Maite Perroni, Poncho Herrera, Chris Uckermann y Christian Chávez y participó desde los 13 años en telenovelas como "Alegrijes y Rebujos", "Misión SOS", “Las Dos Caras de Ana” y “Al Diablo con los Guapos”, lo dejó todo por su familia y su religión a la tierna edad de 18 años, cuando decidió darle todo a los Testigos de Jehová.
      Un año después y tras sólo cinco meses de noviazgo con Eliú Gutiérrez de 22 años se casó para comenzar una familia que hoy les ha dejado ya dos hijas.
      “A mis 18 años logré llegar virgen al matrimonio y me dedicaré a mi casa y a Dios ¡Jamás volveré a actuar!”. Así lo comentó en una entrevista hace ya cinco años.
      Fuente: http://entretenimiento.starmedia.com/famosos/foto-bianca-delight-telenovela-rebelde-religion.html

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    • OCD is in and of itself not NECESSARILY a bad thing. ...and not NECESSARILY a disorder. It just seems that way to other people who have to endure it .... when they are not interested in that particular application.
    • One gets a sense of who really is here to get closer to the truth of a matter (within reason)  and who just wants to destroy - like Satan.  Satan: always wants to win by destroying all truth and reasonableness and uses deceit.   I do see a general attitude here at times. Sorry if it hurts feelings but there are people here whom I have called out as having OCD because I already know what their answer will be. They revert back to same old answers and behaviour expecting different results. I guess I am predictable too.  I hate deceit......  People are pretty disrespectful these days..... burn the bible, call jesus names... I think we will see very bad behaviour in future towards all who believe in christ. 
    • True, however, testing the spirit does not include drawing one's own conclusions outside scripture. I have not found an insistence where the Watchtower has gone beyond what is written. Do they try to simplify certain things, yes they do. That doesn’t mean they are stepping away from the context. Another thing is with the comparison made. The GB are following the true spirit of God like the apostles. Therefore, they have NOT taken the position of the Jerusalem counsel. If you have, then you sit in Moses seat. Matthew 23:2 If the passion is to correct, as God corrected his people, Then I would suspect there is a resemblance to be equal to Christ as the Pope seems to indicate. The GB do not hold themselves in that high regard as to think, they can question God's motives for humanity. I would recommend studying the issue further. There are areas that haven’t been included with many presentations here. Since you claim the Watchtower is misrepresenting an issue that has become an obstacle to your personal faith, then I would make light of JTR and TTH comments about contacting the Watchtower directly. Feeding an assumption only emboldens the God of this world, no one else. Correct. There is only one way to view scripture. Anyone deviating from that is causing personal harm to the spirit of others. It doesn’t matter if those individuals hate the Watchtower, it’s by their own spoken words and actions of clear and concise misinterpretation of scripture, and misapplication of the Watchtower literature where they fail to see the difference. Removing themselves from the context of scripture to argue with the strength of hate and discourse is the sole definition of scripture when Christ clearly stated not to and to stay away from. Those are the dangers when we engage in an open forum. We like to think it is to discuss issues. However, the ever present danger will always be, the influence of the devil. It is one thing to defend the truth, but quite another thing to defend the truth when one’s heart is conflicted. Merely following that conduct disqualifies anyone from stating they are Christian. That is the kind of Christian Jesus spoke of as a danger. The confusion would lie with how the public perceives the Watchtower under the direction of the bible Student association. The word “association” should give anyone, pause to rethink, Russell and Rutherford belonged to the International Bible Student Association. A reason, Rutherford dismissed the edger pyramid scheme straight up. Russell, used it as a comparison, nothing more. Another thing that witnesses should consider, those works were made by not allowing Christendom’s view of scripture. Therefore, Russell essentially started from scratch. There are far more reasons why those dates were accepted. Mainly, by events of that time. Bible Students still believe, the Jewish nation has a pivotal role in the last days. According to Christ everyone became relative in the last days including the Jews. They are not the sole reason for the last days as Christendom exerts. Remember, even the most conservative view which is Bishop Ussher, his calculation referenced 586BC as the 3rd instance of judgment by Nebuchadnezzar. The third, not the first nor the second as historians and scholars claim, but the third. This is why history itself is flawed, since they continue to insist, there were only 2 campaigns against Judea and Jerusalem. Mainly 597-587BC. I will not beat on the bush with this one. I am confident we both know what limitations are imposed and previous actions taken.  
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