Connect with us

Family - Parenting - Births

19 Black Families Starting ‘Freedom’ Community in Georgia Working on Reality Show [VIDEO]



19 black families create freedomland

*Several Black families have joined forces to buy more than 96 acres near Toomsboro, Georgia – about two hours outside Atlanta, and now they might soon be getting the reality TV treatment. 

We previously reported… Renee Walters and Ashley Scott, the two women who spearheaded the operation. said they were moved to take action following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

The families purchase nearly 97 acres of unincorporated land near the town of Toomsboro, located about 130 miles south of Atlanta. The area has been dubbed Freedom, Georgia, and overtime the they intend to turn it into a safe haven for Black people.  

“We’ve done the Facebook activism, protesting, sign the petition, everything. That’s not working for us. So it’s time for us to action, action, action,” said Walters.

Meanwhile, sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ that the group have been bombarded with inquires from production companies looking to get their stories on camera.

Walters and Scott are said to be quite interested in television offers. 

READ MORE: 19 Black Families Buy Over 90 Acres in Georgia Dubbed ‘Freedom’ Safe Haven for Black People [VIDEO]

19 black families create freedomland

via Twitter

Here’s more from TMZ:

Here’s the kicker … we’re told that the folks working to bring Freedom, GA to fruition are coming in with some terms of their own — namely, they want to OWN this content and the rights behind it, not to mention control how it’s edited and aired to the masses.

Our sources say Walters, Scott and co. feel it’s important to have a say in how they’re portrayed.

And, as far as story lines … there’s A LOT. Scott works in real estate and home renovations — while balancing family life — and Walters does the same while working in the special needs community. Plus, there are 15 other families willing to participate … 2 have opted out.

The families want Black parents to be able to raise their children in a space that is free of police brutality, as Walters and Scott previously explained to TMZ. Once fully operational, the pro-Black town will not exclude other groups of people from living there. 

“This is our answer to breaking generational curses,” said Scott who is also a real estate agent. 

“We’re planning on recycling our Black dollar between the 19 families that are a part of our organization, that’s really what Black Wall Street was about it was about that local economy, that hyper-local economy where the dollar continuously circulated before it exited,” she added.

Scroll up and learn more about the Freedom project via the YouTube clip above. 

1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Steffanie

    September 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Some things shouldn’t be televised. The more people know what your plans are the more problems they will throw at you to try to block your progress.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Black Celebrity Gossip - Gossip

Nicki Minaj Reveals Gender of Newborn Baby: ‘I Am So In Love with My Son’



Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

*Nicki Miaj took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal the gender of her newborn baby.

The hip-hop star gave birth to her first child with husband Kenneth Petty on Sept. 30, in Los Angeles. She announced on social media this week that she welcomed a bouncing baby boy. Nicki also shared the congratulatory messages from some of her fellow artists, including Beyonce. 

“Thank you to Queen B, Kim & Ye, Riccardo Tisci, Winnie, Karol & everyone who sent well wishes during this time. It meant the world to me,” wrote Minaj on Instagram. “I am so grateful & in love with my son. Madly in love,” she added. “My favorite liddo boy in the whole wide world.”

READ MORE: She’s Done it! Nicki Minaj Has Given Birth to First Child

Her post shows a handwritten card from Beyoncé, which read, “Onika, Welcome to motherhood. God bless you and your family. B.” The singer shares three children with husband JAY-Z.

Another note from parents-of-four Kim Kardashian and Kanye West read, “Congrats! We love you! Kim + Kanye.” 

Nicki announced her pregnancy back in July, posting a series of photos showing her looking at least 6 months along and captioning one post, “#Preggers.” She did the photoshoot with famed photographer David LaChappelle.

We previously reported… Nicki has been eager to become a mom for quite some time … remember, last September she claimed she was retiring from the rap game to start a family. She eventually got back into music but also got married to her childhood friend.

Continue Reading


The Moment the Billboard Music Awards Stopped: Watch John Legend’s Piano Performance of ‘Never Break’




John Legend sings “Never Break” for his wife Chrissy Teigen at the Billboard Music Awards (Oct. 14, 2020)

*John Legend has had some moving performances of his material at too many award shows to count, but none like the one Wednesday night at the Billboard Music Awards.

When he opened with the whisper, “This is for Chrissy,” you knew you were about to need some tissue. Legend poured his whole heart into “Never Break,” which he dedicated to his wife Chrissy Teigen less than two weeks after they announced the loss of their pregnancy.

Eyes pooled with tears, Legend willed his way through such lyrics as, “We will never break/ Built on a foundation/ Strong enough to stay/ We will never break,” and, “As the water rises/ And the mountains shake/ Our love will remain.”

Watch below:

Continue Reading

Black Celebrity Gossip - Gossip

Cardi B Confirms Divorce from Offset on Hold After They Reunited for Her Birthday





*Weeks after announcing she had filed for divorce from her cheating husband, Cardi B has confirmed that she and Offset are back on.

The estranged couple recently reunited for Cardi’s 28th birthday in Las Vegas. The two were seen partying together and showing plenty of affection, fueling speculation that their divorce is off. 

“I just be starting to miss [him]… It’s hard not to talk to your best friend. And it’s really hard to have no dick,” Cardi told fans during an Instagram livestream on Tuesday.

She also shot down allegations that she’s bipolar. “I know I’m not bipolar ’cause I took a test.”

Offset gifted the “WAP” rapper with a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Birkin bag, and even a billboard in honor of her big day, which won her over. “I do like material things,” said Cardi. “What do you want me to do, the ni**a gave me a Rolls-Royce and I snub him? And I really wanted some dick for my birthday.”

She went on to tell fans that she and Offset are simply a young, dysfunctional couple. 

READ MORE: Cardi B Claps Back After Fan Calls Her ‘Dumb*ss’ Estranged Husband Offset a ‘Bad Man’

“We’re some really typical two young motherfu**ers, got married early, that’s what we are,” she said. “We’re not no different than y’all fu**in’ dysfunctional ass relationships. We’re the same way. We’re just more public. And I’m more retarded.”

Cardi previously defended her man after a fan criticized him for allegedly cheating on her.

When one of her followers on social media called the Migos member a “bad man,” Cardi was quick to fire back and explain how Offset has helped her career flourish. 

“He a dumbass not a bad man,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet, Complex reports. “…cause out of everybody that tried to steal, finesse me into working with their brand for less he got people coming for me with CORRECT CONTRACTS and never ask for a dollar or benefit like every1  else. Nikkas is nikka but a bad personality he not.”

Their relationship woes have played out on social media over the years, with endless rumors about Offset’s infidelity. 

Cardi and Offset tied the knot in September 2017. They are parents to 2-year-old daughter, Kulture. 

Hollywood Unlocked was the first to report that Cardi B, 27, filed for divorce from the Offset, 28, on September 15. The divorce petition was filed with the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta

Continue Reading

The CultureCalendar: What's New & Black on TV