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WEDDING FAB: Tom Joyner's Son Oscar Gets Hitched!

Radio personality Tom Joyner's son Oscar got hitched over the weekend in Miami.  And we've got the pics of his celeb friends who attended, performed, and a look at the newlyweds' traditional Ethiopian wedding wear at the altar when you read on...

Interesting.  Oscar Joyner, who is President of "The Tom Joyner Morning Show"'s parent company Reach Media, wed his fiance Alem Gola Joyner outside of Miami Saturday afternoon at Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Bride Alem got married in this strapless elaborately detailed gown and veil.

Tom's ex-wife/Oscar's mother was on hand of course, and the bride's parents all posed for a pic.

Bishop T.D.Jakes performed the wedding ceremony.  And Yolanda Adams sang for the couple.

Interesting.

Tom's wife Donna Richardson-Joyner and some of the wedding party took some flicks.

And over at the reception outside of Miami and in the luxe Coral Gables:

Doug E. Fresh performed.

And so did Eric Benet and Tamia.

US Congressman Kendrick Meek from of Florida brought his wife along.

Fab times.  Congrats to the Joyners!

Photog: Robinson/Turner

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Anonymous's picture

I agree black is black. When

I agree black is black. When white folks or anyone else in the US see your black skin they just think of a black person they don't try to figure out if you were born or just came over from Africa. I think all blacks including Ethiopians and Africans just arriving to America are enjoying the freedoms of this land the civil rights that Black Americans fought for. If the blacks that were already here didn’t stand up for equality for all few foreigners including Africans they would be able to come here, let alone walk the streets in peace. That’s why many Africans come in the first place, because they are too busy fighting each other in their own country with black on black crime, to the point that they actually have to beg other countries including the US for food to feed the millions who are starving. It’s ashamed what Ethiopians and other African people do to each other, hacking each other, tribes raping young girls, stealing aid sent by other counties. Then they want to talk about blacks in America. Blacks in the America rose up out of slavery and became inventors, educators, athletes, soldiers, entertainers, doctors, and scientist. There is no country in the world with this much historical wealth of educated blacks than America and most of us are descents of slaves who we honor for their fight when all seemed hopeless. I’m proud to be a black America, so glad I was born in America than any of the war ravished countries in Africa where Africans can’t get along with each and are predominantly poor and uneducated and wait for handouts from other countries. They want to talk about blacks in American but their poor and I mean literally poor butts can’t wait to leave their countries in Africa to come to a place that black slaves with their blood and sacrifice helped transform into the greatest country in the world. It’s funny how life is, Africans traded slaves to white, and the slaves who lived with whites became richer in every way than the ones who traded them. Now in Africa the sons of the black traders want to leave their poor war ravished counties to come to the US after the black slaves have fought the civil rights battle for all and enjoy the freedoms from the blood of slaves that helped make the US great. They weren’t here when we needed them so I call those African countries cowards. God Bless our black slave ancestors for being brave and never giving up. We are the strongest blacks in the world and don’t forget it.
Randy B.'s picture

I all i want to know is who

I all i want to know is who made the dress because it is so gorgeous :)
Anonymous's picture

Guys, you need to educate

Guys, you need to educate yourselves about your background. Most of the African Americans feel treatened by Ethiopians. Yes we Ethiopians are blacks but blacks with manners not attitute like the angry African American women here in U.S. Her cousins comments may be somehow true, her parents many have accepted him with open arms because of his money. If he was brother with no education, they probably will not accept him, that is for sure. Guys you should have seen her cousin Eden Gola's wedding. Simply beautiful.
Elisa's picture

Elisa, The comment you made

Elisa, The comment you made was very stupid and it does not represent every Ethiopian family so speak for yourself. Your family might be stupid and ignorant like you but most African know that the reason we are enjoying the beautiful freedom in white America because of black people and even today people like Tom Joyner fighting for us every day. I am an Ethiopian/African American and very proud of my Ethiopian culture and black culture. God Bless the beautiful couple and it was a stunning ceremony.
aida's picture

Elisa, The comment you made

Elisa, The comment you made was very stupid and it does not represent every Ethiopian family so speak for yourself. Your family might be stupid and ignorant like you but most African know that the reason we are enjoying the beautiful freedom in white America because of black people and even today people like Tom Joyner fighting for us every day. I am an Ethiopian/African American and very proud of my Ethiopian culture and black culture. God Bless the beautiful couple and it was a stunning ceremony.
aida's picture

I don't even check this site

I don't even check this site and came here through a search but the writer's "interesting" comment pissed me off. even though born and raised in the US, as an Ethiopian decent I find that comment highly disrespectful, especially when you consider that it's coming from someone who's a slave descendant. so, you'd rather put the culture of those who enslaved you on a higher level than your African brothers and sisters? and proceed into making condescending remarks? GTFOH. here's a little known fact, Africans in America make black people look good. we make up less than 2% of the black population but over 25% of the black college population in America. not to mention other countless success stories, with a culture of hard work, honesty and integrity. trust me the average Ethiopian wouldn't give a shit about you or your opinion. it's a mind set you can never understand, it's a over 3000 yr old history wrapped in pride. stop being a stereotypical dummy and read up on history, maybe you'll learn something. the least you can do is be respectful. man, I find your (the white man enslaved and civilized me so now I think I'm better than Africans ass) quite disgusting. I must say I'm perturbed by your existence. this is amazing. I guess Willie lynch was right.
Mike's picture

Hi Mike, As a result of your

Hi Mike, As a result of your comments, I was educated today about Willie Lynch. Never knew who he was and what he had done. It takes an educated Ethiopian to teach an African American who is jeolous of his brothers. By the way you African American women need to tone down your attitutedes, trim your fake nails if you need to find a man, if not, guess what the beautiful Ethiopian women are going to take them away from you. Think about that
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Yeah, I must say,

Yeah, I must say, "Interesting" is not a good look!!! This chick on this site does seem at the most to be your average, "Ig-NIt", chick who sits around talking about other folks knowing they have a lot of nerve to speak on anything especially looking the way they do!!! Enough of that, TOm Joyner dont have no friends and his current wife is not that into him, cause if she let her man walk out the house(especially to his sons wedding) looking like WTF!!! Belly hanging over the belt, and that AWFUl non-fitting suit and those colors are all WRONG!!! JUst wrong!!!I mean really Tom, REALLY!!! His pic should def' be in the "TOm"-foolery section, HOW APRIPO!!!
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jocaso's picture

hahahahahaha ppl who are

hahahahahaha ppl who are writing saying that we do not like black americans are mistaken!!! The bride is my cousin so for me to see some of you ignorant jealousy ppl bash us n her wedding its childish of you grow up!!! Their wedding was amazing he loves her very much n she do to and our family has accepted him when she first spoke of him and when he finally came to meet everyone he was treated as one of us if you got an issues with him being with a beautiful ETHIOPIAN then you will just have to accept it!!! But they do not have please anyone but each other!!! AS far as her parents not smiling is because our elders never really smiled while taking pictures no one did years ago if you look back the pictures from the 1800s to 1900s so think before you say any thing!!! LOVE you ALEM N OSCAR CANT WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO COME BACK!!
Anonymous's picture

Girl please! you expect us to

Girl please! you expect us to think that she is your cousin and you cant even put your name up here! shut up and sit down you clown!
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The Black Tigress's picture

It seems like the writer of

It seems like the writer of the article is interested in Ethiopian culture, so she should read up. God Bless the New Couple
EthioChild's picture

i was about to say that

i was about to say that
Anonymous's picture

It appears to have been a

It appears to have been a beautiful wedding. Tom Joyner's son must be a sweet, intelligent and successful guy to be able to connect and marry such a beautiful woman because it certainly wasn't for looks, looking like a brown version of his daddy. All joking aside I hope this couple truly meant the vows that they took and actually put in the work to have a good marriage that stands the test of time. I must say I have never met an ugly Ethiopian woman! And her mom has aged well and is beautiful as well. I wonder what Eric Benet and Tamia sang. They have beautiful voices. I would love to have Eric sing "Chocolate Legs" or "Sometimes I Cry" to me.
Bmore's picture

Congrats to the couple!!!

Congrats to the couple!!! Black love is a beautiful thing!!!!!
Tatum Moss's picture

what a beautiful couple

what a beautiful couple
bride2be2010's picture

what a beautiful couple

what a beautiful couple congrats
bride2be's picture

And for those making blanket,

And for those making blanket, prejudice comments about Ethiopians-obviously this Ethiopian woman has no problems with being Black, she married a Black man. So please, take that ignorance somewhere else.
imnotthatstoopid's picture

People r so stupid on this

People r so stupid on this site.
Anonymous's picture

The only normal looking

The only normal looking picture is the one w/ the couple and TD Jakes and Yolanda wedding. What is up w/ the people's clothes and color choices...Does Donna really have on purple shoes??? when did she become a Que?? And she let Tom wear that?????
vanity1's picture

Here we go with the ethnicity

Here we go with the ethnicity and culture battles :sigh: Anywhozers, the wedding was beautiful! Congrats to the Joyners! www.trudatblog.wordpress.com
Tru Dat Blog's picture

LOL, people sure say some

LOL, people sure say some foolish things,, I mean really , this woman is beautiful, what difference does it make what Race she is , its not about US and what we think,,,,,,, lets be happy for the newly weds,
Renee's picture

I know, right? Can't people

I know, right? Can't people just be married and happy-GEEEEEEEZ!
imnotthatstoopid's picture

Did the wedding take place at

Did the wedding take place at Medieval Times? Reminds me of that preacher who was in an abusive marriage and wore her wedding dress and had a sword straight out of a fairy tale. A hot, bubbly, boiling cauldron of mess.
Ralphy J.'s picture

Oh yeah, congrats on

Oh yeah, congrats on chocolate love. Tis a beautiful thing.
Ralphy J.'s picture

One more thing, I can't be

One more thing, I can't be held accountable for my actions if these long a$$ spam about wack websites doesn't stop. What is the site owner doing? The spam makes this site about as ghetto as Mediatakeout.
Ralphy J.'s picture

Tom Joyner must be a nice,

Tom Joyner must be a nice, quiet guy. If he was a loud mess like Wendy Williams, I'd actually know who he was. If he's an amazing, legendary pioneer in radio, don't beat me down, I didn't know.
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The Black Tigress's picture

I need Yolanda's shoes in my

I need Yolanda's shoes in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As for the buttholes that equate the word interesting with an insult, you really need to get some business.
denise's picture

I cannot believe Tom dressed

I cannot believe Tom dressed like that for his son's wedding! What is wrong with him? He looks like your average old ass uncle that shows up to family functions dressed like that. Would it have hurt him to wear a tux? I'll be damned if he had posed in ONE picture with me looking like that at my wedding. Some people try so damn hard at times to make some kind of statement that they end up looking stupid. I can see if the bride and groom and sort of bucked the traditional system, but they looked really nice. The groom had on a tux so Tom should've followed his lead.
Quiche-A's picture

That should say *had sort of*

That should say *had sort of*
Quiche-A's picture

**jacks Yolanda Adams for her

**jacks Yolanda Adams for her shoes**
GLAMOUR's picture

They are sharp! I peeped

They are sharp! I peeped those.
denise's picture

Love how the bridesmaids wore

Love how the bridesmaids wore traditional Ethiopian outfits!!!
GLAMOUR's picture

Beautiful wedding! Tom Joyner

Beautiful wedding! Tom Joyner looks like a yellow Grimace. I don't understand how he is married to a fitness guru and he looks like that.
Get it Together Black People's picture

DEAD!

DEAD!
GLAMOUR's picture

beautiful bride! tamia looks

beautiful bride! tamia looks great i love her
Mila's picture

It is damn if you do..damn if

It is damn if you do..damn if you don't on this site. Please be glad Natasha even posted the pictures to display their nuptials. Ppl spend too much time worrying about the wrong shit. Last time I check..none of us pay for ish on this site. I think there is a category on here for foolishness..it is called Foolywang...she posted several pics which shows she thinks something of it.
JammOnIt's picture

My bestfriend made the cake

My bestfriend made the cake for this wedding!! check her out jazzycakesla.com
Anonymous's picture

Why are people complaining

Why are people complaining about the use of the word 'interesting'? Natasha didn't insult the wedding. Quite frankly, it is interesting. I don't know anything about Ethopian culture, so seeing these pics was an eye opener for me. To automatically assume that she's being negative in some way is stupid, especially when at the end of the post she says 'Fab Times, congrats to The Joyners.'
Holly's picture

Niger was misspelled by the

Niger was misspelled by the captain's manifest hence the word "nigger"...our people were given the insides of pigs to eat & they made their own version of what is called "Pepper Soup" in West Africa... We spend so much time talking shit about each other (Africans don't like African Americans, Ethiopians don't consider themselves African, etc) that we don't see what is in front of us...We r a race that started civilization, we r people with hues from the darkest of darks to the lightest of light, and it doesn't matter what part of the world ur in cos as long as ur black u will be considered of African Ancestry! Damn shame we just spend so much time tearing each other apart for no damn reason...u don't see white folks talking about Traditional German wedding attire as "interesting".
Blaqchyld's picture

You got it backwards

You got it backwards Ethiopians do consider themselves African...... JUST NOT BLACK AFRICANS!!!And their not the only ones that think that way, and i don't blame them, if i had a culture and a tribe i wouldn't call myself black either. Black is really a derogatory name and sad shit is our people don't even know this!!! that's why the "Whites" put that label on us ..go look what black mean then go look what white mean that's the origin of it . It don't have shit to do with skin color....nobody is white or black. But shit here in America you are.
Letgetitt's picture

I am not familiar with

I am not familiar with Ethiopian culture but to show some respect to people in general, you should connect something like that to their culture and if you don't know, why don't you just look it up. Tasha sounds ignorant sometimes. She reminds me of some women who talk bad the most about people but they don't even look any better and think they are smart just bcos they own a blog. Don't get me wrong, you don't have to lie but putting "interesting" is not a good look. Why post it up then.
Anonymous's picture

ITA. "interesting" is not

ITA. "interesting" is not cool. I try to respect everyone's culture. The wedding looked beautiful to me.
Anonymous's picture

WTF natasha you have so much

WTF natasha you have so much to say about stupid celebs but all you can say is "interesting" about this beautiful couple and a wedding full of culture let's show a little more respect to AFRICA and the bride was amazing maybe thats why netasha is mad.
Anonymous's picture

Could they have had a bigger

Could they have had a bigger wedding party? I mean really, could they? lol
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