Receptionist Say Church Members Are ‘Suspicious’ Of Teen Drowning At Pastor Steve Munsey’s Home

By:Freelance Reporter Joan Ross, Posted June 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm US/Central Email:

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SCHERERVILLE, IND–A receptionist  tells Scandal Media that some church members are a little “suspicious” about some of the circumstances surrounding the black female teen found floating facedown in a pool at the home of Family Christian Center’s Mega Pastor Steve Munsey.

Anna Barraza is a receptionist at Family Christian Center, who’s been a member since 2000.  She has been married for 35 years with 3 grown children of her own.   Barraza says some church members have expressed serious concerns about Pastor Munsey’s personal relationship with the drowning victim that went well beyond pastor and member.

Domonique “Nikki” Smith, an 18-year-old, Valparaiso University student from Lakes of the Four Seasons.,was pronounced dead at 12:53 p.m. Monday at Franciscan St. Margaret Health hospital in Dyer, according to a news release issued early Tuesday by the Lake County coroner’s office.

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The drowning took place at 1421 Wilderness Drive in Schererville. at the Munsey’s home in the gated Briar Ridge subdivision. Smith died Monday at the hospital after being on life support for several days, police said.

Schererville police were called to the home at 3:02 p.m. Friday for a report of a possible drowning, Cmdr. Brian Neyhart said in a news release issued Tuesday.

A person identified as the homeowner told police Smith had been baby-sitting children at the home, and one of the children told the homeowner Smith was found face down in the pool, the release stated.

A neighbor helped remove Smith from the pool and she was taken to Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer by Schererville paramedics.

“There is no foul play (suspected) at this time and it appears the drowning was accidental,” Neyhart said.

Roy Dominguez, an attorney and spokesman for the Munsey family and Family Christian Center, issued a statement Tuesday afternoon.

“The entire Munsey family and the members of the Family Christian Center church are saddened by this tragic, accidental drowning and have expressed their condolences and prayers to the family,” he said.

The family is reserving further comment out of respect for the privacy of the Smith family, he said.

Nicole Niemi, spokeswoman for Valparaiso University, confirmed Smith was a commuter student there. A LinkedIn page for Smith said she was a business management student who just completed her freshman year and worked in the university’s food services department.

“My ultimate goal is to open up my own chain of restaurants that cater to all people trying to eat healthy and enjoy tasty foods,” Smith’s LinkedIn profile reads. “I also am planning on going to culinary school to become a chef.”

Friends said Smith was a 2014 graduate of Merrillville High School who went by the first name of “Toni.”

Mike Reinhart, director of Ross Music Theater, worked with Smith in summer theater production and musicals at Merrillville High School over the last four years.

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“She had a lot of smaller parts, but she never complained about that,” Reinhart said. “She always had a smile on her face.”

Reinhart said Smith was able to show off her dancing skills in a recent tap dancing number in “Spamalot.”

“Anytime anyone ever felt bad, she was the first to go and try to cheer them up and say, ‘Oh, you look like you need a hug,'” Reinhart said.

Reinhart’s wife, Melinda, had Smith as a music and choral student at Merrillville High School. Mike Reinhart said Smith was “very smart, a straight A or A-B student.”

Mike Reinhart said Smith initially was interested in studying law at VU but changed her major to help her fulfill her dream of opening her own restaurant.

He said Smith recently started attending services at Family Christian Center.

“This investigation is far from over and are looking into some very pertinent leads” said Officer Raul Otano of the Schererville Police Department.

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Hypocrite, Dr Umar Johnson lose $1 Million Donation From NBA Star After Stripper Leaks Sex Messages

By:Freelance Reporter Joan Ross, Posted June 18, 2015 at 1:17 pm US/Central Email:

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Another so-called “black leader”, who travel all over the country preaching “black power” has fallen on his own sword and is being exposed for the money oriented hypocrite that he is.

A well-known black psychologist and activist by the name  Dr Umar Johnson has been caught in the middle of a big sex scandal involving a scorned exotic dancer, who goes by the name of “The Conscious Stripper.”

Her real name is Khym Ringgold and she’s rightfully wrecking havoc on Dr Johnson and his reputation by posting sexually explicit text messages between the two of them on the internet.

This all comes after Johnson (who passes himself off as a poster child for uprightness and morality) appeared on the Roland Martin Show and stated that he is “celibate.”  Soon thereafter, Ranggold unleashed her barrage of damaging text messages, contradicting Johnson’s comment.

In a desperate attempt to salvage his reputation, Dr. Johnson wrote the following on his facebook page:

“By now many of you may have heard about the female who is on a campaign to not only assassinate my character, but destroy my life’s work, which is to help our people, by specifically helping our children. I met this woman at the Garvey Day celebration in Ft Lauderdale(FL) 8.17.14. I was never in her presence until 3.27, 3.31 & 4.10.

I didn’t know she was from Philadelphia but a few months ago she contacted me and said she had moved back. Whether she returned to Philly to entrap me or for some other reason I cannot say for sure. These were the only dates that I was alone with this maggot in my life (3.27,3.31,4.10). We met at the same center city philly hotel, 100 N. columbus blvd; and each of the three encounters was after midnite. We never went on a date, and we never “dated” as she claims. We saw each other on 3 separate midnights, nothing more or less. Some of those texts are real while others have been fabricated.

I didn’t know that she was a dancer upfront, that’s something she confessed later, during this 2 week “escapade.”  She talked about her struggles of being a single mom, with an incarcerated son, only recently obtaining her GED, and about her other 2 sons.

The only reason I’m divulging this information is because a supporter of mine, who supports my FDMG campaign, who has been working tirelessly to bring my work to the attention of their NBA superstar’s cousin, and had finally made inroads.

This superstar’s charity was scheduled to meet and discuss my FDMG campaign this week, the donation amount, as I was informed directly from a board member was to be $1,000,000. This one million dollars would’ve allowed us to either acquire the Christian college in the south, or with the fundraiser donations already in hand, put us extremely close to matching the $2,000,000 pricetag on St.Paul’s (if the gov’t didn’t buy it first).

However, it all crumbled on Wednesday while I was in DC. As I was preparing to begin my workshop with the juveniles and their parents, the email I was waiting for from the NBA superstar’s charity board member came through and said, “I was planning on giving him the OK to support you in the amount of one million dollars. However, i went online to do some research on you and saw that you were in the center of a scandal involving a stripper. He cannot be associated with that type of drama and regrettably we cannot go forward with the donation.”

My heart dropped, and my stomach curled, I don’t know how I managed to get out that chair to offer my workshop. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a pain in my stomach like that before. We had the money in our hands, but my careless association with a tramp, disguised as a Queen, may have cost me my dream. But she’s still not done, multiple videos, multiple false tweets & instagrams have now left me no choice but to take care of this situation myself, after all it’s my fault.”

This statement by Dr. Johnson speaks volumes as to his inability to take responsibility and recognize his own faults as opposed to trying to blame the stripper.  He clearly put himself in that position by being the whore-monger that he is and yet have the audacity to deflect blame.

You would think phonies like Johnson would’ve learned from the Jesse Jackson “Love Child’ scandal years ago.  This young lady has a legitimate gripe and should be commended for exposing Johnson before he got the school up and running and impacted our black boys lives.

LAPD Launch Investigation Into The Suspicious Death Of Gospel Singer Tisa Willis

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By: Freelance Reporter Joan Ross, Posted May 21, 2015 at 1:7 pm US/Central Email:

Los Angeles–Detective Robert Lait, who heads the South Criminal Gang/Homicide Unit for the LAPD, affirmed that they are investigating the death of gospel singer Tisa Willis and treating it as a “homicide investigation.”

Without divulging any specifics about the case, Detective Lait conveyed that they have been talking to witnesses and gathering evidence since Tuesday afternoon, and feel strongly about the case they are building..

Tisa Willis is a reputable gospel artist, best known for her lead vocals on Kurt Carr’s classic song “I Almost Let Go.”  Tisa died early Tuesday morning at her home while under the watch of her caregiver Clifford Lee Fuller.

Fuller, a convicted felon with an extensive criminal background, moved into the gospel singer’s home a few months prior to her death and somehow managed to become her power of attorney without ever notifying the family.  He also changed the locks on the doors shortly after moving in, and refused to allow family and close friends to visit or speak with Tisa.

Family members say Tisa would never refuse to see any of her family members without being under some form of duress.

The family became even more incredulous when Fuller proceeded to plan the funeral without any input from the family.  “Clifford made the arrangements to cremate my aunt (without viewing) and to have a memorial service.” said Tisa’s niece Crystal Dickens on Tisa’s Facebook page.

Individuals close to Tisa made it known on more than one occasion that she did not believe in cremation. The family suspected foul play all along.

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Family of Gospel Singer Tisa Willis Hires A Private Investigator To Look Into Suspicious Activities Of Her Caregiver Clifford Lee Fuller

By: Freelance Reporter Joan Ross, Posted May 20, 2015 at 4:03 pm US/Central Email:

Los Angeles–While the gospel music community morns the death of singing phenom Tisa Willis, her family has acquired the services of  a private investigator to peruse some highly suspicious circumstances surrounding her caregiver Clifford Lee Fuller.

Fuller, a convicted felon with a shady background, moved into the gospel singer’s home a few months prior to her death and somehow managed to become her power of attorney without ever notifying the family.

Even more disconcerting, Fuller changed the locks on the doors shortly after moving in and refused to allow family and close friends to visit or speak with Tisa.

Family members are convinced that Tisa would never refuse to see any of her family members without being under some form of duress.

Family members says Fuller kept evading questions about whether or not Tisa had a life insurance policy.Suspicions heightened when Fuller told the family that Tisa told him that she wanted her body cremated immediately after her funeral. However, individuals close to Tisa made it known on more than one occasion that she didn’t believe in cremation after death. The family suspects foul play.

The family was further outraged when they learned that Bishop Charles E. Blake and the staff at Wes Angeles Church of God In Christ has been allowing Fuller to make funeral arrangements at his church despite the strong disapproval of Tisa family.

“If Bishop Blake think for one second that he’s gonna let that crook have my first born’s funeral at that church against my will, he has another thing coming” said Tisa’s mother, Rev. Willie Mae Lewis.

‘No reasonable pastor would go against the desires of a grieving mother and side with a so-called power of attorney who’s not in good standings with the family of the deceased.  When caregivers start talking about cremating bodies and changing locks on doors, and they just happen to have a criminal past, red flags tend to go up and you can’t go on with business as usual” said the private investigator (who spoke to us in anonymity).

The private investigator says he’s very confidant that he’ll get to the bottom of this and ascertain all the pertinent information he needs.

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Al Sharpton’s Former Lover, Jeri Wright Sent To Federal Prison

Jeri Wright (right) joins Rev. Al Sharpton at the Regal Thea

By: Freelance Reporter Joan Ross, Posted February 26, 2015 at 4:03 pm US/Central Email:

The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, a former president of the Chicago branch of National Action Network, and former girlfriend of Rev. Al Sharpton was sent to jail this week by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case.

Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied to a state grant. Her father, a lightning rod in Obama’s 2008 campaign, was not involved in the case.

While she had been allowed to remain free on bond and not arrested or incarcerated in the first money laundering case, her sense of entitlement and repeatedly getting away with things (perhaps because of her father’s position and his being President Obama’s pastor) she created yet another crime for herself and will remain incarcerated until sentencing.

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Federal prosecutors successfully argued that her bond should be revoked, alleging she had participated in a ghost pay-rolling scheme at a private company in Indiana after her money laundering conviction. She has not been charged based on the ghost pay-rolling allegations, but the judge ruled there was probable cause for such a case in Indiana.

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough rejected the argument by Wright’s attorney that she had performed the work for the Indiana company and ordered her taken into custody.

Wright removed her earrings, handed them to her attorney and left the courtroom in handcuffs.

Her sentencing in the money laundering case was moved up to March 20. It had been set for April 3. In that case, she was accused of taking as much as $11,000 as part of a scam involving Regina Evans, the former Country Club Hills police chief, who was sentenced to five years in prison. Evans had acquired a $1.25 million state grant secured in part to train people in bricklaying and electrical skills, but she went on a spending spree.

Since Wright’s conviction, she received $8,192 under the auspices of working at Berry Plastics in Franklin, Ind., prosecutors said. But Wright and others, including a former plant manager, were involved in a scheme in which she got paid as a temporary worker but actually didn’t do anything, prosecutors said.

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On Monday, Wright offered some emails containing sparse information in an attempt to buttress her position that she did do work, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Bass quickly poked holes in the argument. That included quizzing a company comptroller, who testified on Friday and Monday that Wright wasn’t a legitimate employee and was not seen at the small plant.

Bass said the Indiana allegations were similar to the money laundering case. “She received the money, and she spent it,” Bass said.

Wright’s attorney, Victor Henderson, asked the judge to consider putting Wright on house arrest until she is sentenced in the money laundering case. Myerscough said she wanted to avoid revoking the bond, but she ruled Wright should be locked up. The judge said she would reconsider if evidence surfaced that showed Wright actually had done any work for the Indiana firm.


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Former Country Club Hills, Ill., police chief Regina R. Evans, 50, pled guilty to charges of fraud related to a $1.25 million state grant awarded in 2009 to We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, a not-for-profit program that Evans owned with her husband, Ronald W. Evans, Jr.  She is currently serving her sentence in prison.

Regina Evans appeared before U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough and entered an open plea of guilty to the following charges:  conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering (one count); wire fraud (three counts); and money laundering (seven counts.)  There is no plea agreement between the government and Evans.

Jeri Wright, daughter of President Barack Obama’s pastor Rev. Wright, was also convicted of making false statements to law enforcement officers and giving false testimony to a grand jury. The maximum penalty for money laundering is up to 20 years in prison, and five years in prison on the other counts. Sentencing is scheduled for July 7, 2014 but that date came and went. Jeri Wright’s friend Regina Evans began her stint in prison while Jeri Wright was out. Now they’re both serving time.

Barack Obama and Kwame Kilpatrick before he went to prison for bankrupting Detroit. He is currently serving a 28 year sentence.

In court documents Regina Evans admitted that she and her husband owned various for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including the Prime Time Group, Inc., the Regal Theater, LLC., and We Are Our Brother’s Keeper (WAOBK.)  In February 2009, on behalf of WAOBK, Evans and her husband applied for grant funding offered under the Employment Opportunities Grant Program and administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO.)

In September 2009, DCEO disbursed the $1,250,000 award for the two-year period, beginning on June 1, 2009, and ending on May 31, 2011. The grant agreement provided for an estimated 40 participants to receive bricklaying and electrical pre-apprenticeship training and GED preparation, at the Regal Theater, another entity owned by the Evanses. In fact, Regina Evans admitted that little, if any, of the training proposed in the grant agreement, was ever completed.


Blogovitch has not quite accepted the reality that he’s in prison, telling friends and visitors that he is a ‘history teacher,” which is true. He is teaching history to his fellow inmates.  Blogovitch is serving his 14 year sentence.

Continuing on with the Evans couple, they received a grant agreement provided for an estimated 40 participants to receive bricklaying and electrical pre-apprenticeship training and GED preparation, at the Regal Theater, another entity owned by the Evanses.

Instead, Evans admitted that she concealed her true financial status and that of her various business interests from DCEO and her intent to use a substantial portion of the grant funds shortly after their disbursement for repayment of indebtedness, including delinquent mortgage indebtedness for the Regal Theater. Within six months of the grant disbursement, Evans admitted that the $1.25 million was deposited into six separate accounts at the same financial institution, including $500,000 or more which was converted to the personal use and benefit of Evans and businesses she owned, including The Prime Time Group, Inc. and The Regal Theater, LLC, and to the use and benefit of Evans’s family members, friends and associates.

In a separate but related case, trial was scheduled for Regina Evans and her brother, Ricky McCoy.  Evans and McCoy, 52, of Chicago, were charged with obstruction of justice, witness tampering, and conspiracy to obstruct justice and witness tampering, related to the ongoing investigation of the alleged fraudulent use of grant funds. In addition, McCoy is charged with three counts of money laundering.  According to the indictment, McCoy served as the executive director of We Are Our Brother’s Keeper.  The indictment alleged that on Nov. 12, 2009, a check in the amount of $16,249 was issued to McCoy, cashed, and the check’s proceeds deposited into a bank account controlled by the Evanses.
During happier times, Kwame Kilpatrick enjoying a laugh with Rev. Wright. Kwame is serving his 28 year prison sentence and Rev. Wright’s daughter Jeri will begin her sentence very soon.
Rev. Al Sharpton with Jeri Wright (new evidence prompted her arrest).  Jeri Wright, of the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest, was charged with two counts of money laundering, two counts of making false statements to federal officers, and seven counts of giving false testimony to a grand jury.

The state grant was for a not-for-profit work and education program called We Are Our Brother’s Keeper, owned by Regina Evans, former police chief of Country Club Hills, and her husband, Ronald W. Evans, Jr.

According to the indictment, Wright, a close friend of the couple, received three checks in 2009 worth about $28,000 that were supposed to be for work related to the grant. About $20,000 of that was allegedly deposited back into accounts controlled by the Evanses.

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Jeremiah Wright was the Chicago pastor whose inflammatory church sermons, which often condemned U.S. attitudes on race, poverty, the Iraq War and other issues, became a focus during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Obama quieted the controversy with a speech putting the quotes in the context of race relations.

The money laundering count Jeri Wright faces carries a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in prison, while the other charges carry penalties of up to five years in prison. Everyone else involved has been quietly serving prison sentences. The only person in this mess that had avoided jail up until now has been Jeri Wright.

Unfortunately, when the judge heard testimony from the comptroller of a company that Jeri Wright was in fact involved with in a fake pay-roll, ‘no-show’ job and learned that Jeri had never actually even been to the company where she told the judge she had been working, the judge revoked her bail because what this really means is, that in spite of the trouble she is in, Jeri still had the audacity to lie to the judge directly.

Apparently, after having lied to a grand jury and still being allowed her freedom, she perhaps felt that lying to a judge directly was a small matter. She went ahead and lied to the one person that could determine her fate – the judge.

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Jackleg Preacher Rev. Al Sampson Lied About Being Ordained By Dr. Martin Luther King

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By: Freelance Reporter Joan Ross, Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm US/Central Email:

Chicago– Rev. Al Sampson is a Chicago jackleg preacher, who’s been exploiting the honorable name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for decades.  According to Sampson, he is the only minister that Dr. King ever ordained.  Through research and mere inquiries, we now know that is a blatant lie that has gone unchallenged for decades.

From a common sense standpoint, an ordination ceremony, officiated by a renown luminary such as Dr. King, would be considered a watershed moment for any young minister and at the very least, would warrant many attendees as well as a plethora of photos taken to commemorate the occasion.

Moreover, even if Sampson somehow forgot to acquire a photographer–which is quite dubious given his huge ego, one would assume Dr. King himself would’ve wanted his first and only ordination of a fellow minister captured in a photo.  Hitherto, there’s not one photo or eye witnesses who has stepped forward to substantiate Sampson’s claim.

Of course, much has been said about Rev. Jesse Jackson’s claim of holding Dr. King in his arms while he was dying and having King’s blood on his shirt, but at least we can establish an actual connection between Jackson and King via photos and videos.  But in Sampson’s case, there are no vestiges or proof whatsoever.

It’s amazing how a whore-mongering, nigger preacher, who never met a lie he didn’t like, could misrepresent Dr. King’s name for decades and have it go unscathed.   Nevertheless, we all can find solace in knowing a lie can’t live forever,

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