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Porsha Williams On Going Public With Buffalo Bills Safety Duke Williams: “We Held Hands And We Pressed Send”

July 21st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Over the weekend, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams took a big step in her relationship with NFL player Duke Williams when she decided to go public.

Prior to the big reveal, most were unaware that the reality star was seeing someone exclusively. But she and the Buffalo Bills safety apparently felt that this weekend was the right time to let everyone know that they’re together. The pair kicked off a series of photos confirming their relationship with an adorable snapshot captured during one of their dates to a shooting range in Reno, Nevada. Porsha then followed up with a solo photo of Duke, and then another more cozy image of the two of them sharing a moment at one of Duke’s family functions, which leads us to believe that things may be serious.

Not to worry, Porsha wasn’t the only one gushing on Instagram about the new courtship. Duke also flaunted his new bae on the photo sharing app, deaming her his Woman Crush Everyday.

Monday, Porsha opened up about her decision to finally invite the world into her relationship with the pro athlete on Dish Nation.

“He’s just my little sweetie,” she shared. “We went to the gun range and we had such a good time so I wanted to post a picture at the gun range. But you know, his last name is Williams and then my last name is Williams. Everybody thought that it meant that we were like family members, and I don’t think he thought that was going to be the reaction. He ended up getting my phone and posting his picture with a heart. I was like, ‘Ahhhh,’ because I had never been public like that.”

Porsha went on to explain that she wasn’t bothered by the photo Duke posted, and that they eventually decided to go all out with their coupledom on the social networking website.

“I was like you know what? Let’s go all out with it. Let’s jump off. So we just held hands and we pressed send at the same time.”

Considering how horribly her marriage to ex-NFL player Kordell Williams ended, it’s nice to see Porsha happy. Hopefully, things work out between these two.

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Ciara’s #1 Fan: Russell Wilson is Smitten

July 17th, 2015 - By Kweli Wright
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Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson is letting it be known that he’s smitten with singer/mom Ciara.

“She’s a stunner and I always say she’s a 15 out of 10 in every way,” Russell beamed from the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards red carpet earlier this week. “She’s a really, really special girl. I’m glad she’s my lady.”

And it doesn’t stop there.

“She’s got such a kind heart, her music is unbelievable, just being around her, her energy..she’s a tremendous person, a tremendous mom, so I love that about her.”

Russell recently let it be known that they are abstaining from sex. “I need you guys to keep praying for us because she’s as good as it gets!”

His number one tip for kids? “Surround yourself with great people and great leaders, people that are going to encourage you, not discourage you

Let’s say it all together…awww.

Best wishes to these two!

You Owe Me: Carmen Bryan, Nas And Child Support

July 16th, 2015 - By Rich
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Carmen Bryan, the mother of Nas’ daughter, is reportedly homeless.  After their daughter, Destiny Jones turned eighteen, she allegedly hasn’t had a stable living condition.

According to sister site Bossip:

Nas’s first baby’s mother Carmen Bryan is homeless. Carmen has been homeless since last summer when Nas stop sending her monthly support checks. He continued to send her support checks after their child was eighteen and she believed that he would send them forever since she was the mother of his child. After she decided to put lies out about him on social media he cut her off. She has never spent a dime out of her own pocket to support her daughter because except writing a tell all book, she has not had a J-O-B since giving birth.

She’s been here in Queens all year squatting from house to house telling old stories from the late 90’s. When she wears out her welcome she gets buddy passes to mooch off of people in LA and Atlanta.

Well damn…I hope this isn’t true.

However, this brings one to ponder about the ever-ongoing debate about child support.  The consensus from many men is that the money is called child support, meaning that it’s purpose is to purchase needs and a few wants pertaining to their son or daughter.  Once the child is eighteen, dad (and I say dad because more often than not the father is paying child support) has fulfilled his financial obligation.  Of course, it isn’t this simple.

Many times it seems as if there is a misconception in which part of-or all of the money-is used as additional income as if it is some kind of alimony.  There are people who take advantage of the system.  It’s easy money.  I personally know a few mothers who live with their parents that collect exorbitant child support checks, live beyond comfortable lives, and could care less just to stick it to their baby’s father/ex-husbands.  It sucks; but it’s reality.

While many of us have tried at some point, most black fathers aren’t rappers who have made millions.  We are living check-to-check.  Sometimes that child support payment holds the whole family down in between paychecks.  While I don’t receive child support in the traditional sense, my daughter’s survivor’s benefits from her mother passing away come through in the clutch for everything from “Damn, I left my wallet at home,” to buying a monthly train passes when starting a new job.  For the most part, I would “replace” the money.  I say that in an attempt to be transparent and suggest sometimes things happen and we all have to survive.

What about the mother?  Sometimes that too can be complicated.  I think that’s contingent on the relationship between both parents.  Many feel it is within their moral compass to take care of and assist outside of the child.  And why not?  That’s the person who carried their offspring and probably have primary custody.

In the speculative case of Carmen Bryan, one can’t help but wonder what happened.  We know Destiny’s monthly deposits were more than enough to take care of her.  We are pretty sure that he has done more for his daughter than write a song and have a fixed amount deducted from is account every month.  I’m sure Carmen wasn’t completely irresponsible with the money.  She could have been saving the money.  Maybe she had a hard time getting gainful employment because of who fathered her daughter?  There’s a possibility that she had been living off of the residual checks from her 2007 tell-all book, From Nas to Jay-Z, from Seduction to Scandal–a Hip-Hop Helen of Troy Tells All.  We know that she and Nas haven’t always seen eye-to-eye and she’s been vocal about that from time to time.

I’m pretty sure Carmen Bryan is doing just fine and these are just rumors.  As soon as these reports surfaced, Bryan posted a picture of herself in Instagram holding a stack of $100 bills.

…then again we know people do nothing but lie on social media.

Is It Weird That Lenny Kravitz And Lisa Bonet Went To The Met Gala Together?

May 5th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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In my mind, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet are still together, like romantically. And while I know that she’s married to fine behind Jason Momoa, Lenny and Lisa, with their alliterating names, funky bohemian style and comparable attractiveness, were a beautiful example of Black [Hollywood] love.

I know I wasn’t the only one who was bummed when it ended. But I took solace in the fact that they seemed to maintain a beautiful friendship.

And while these two have always been a shining example of what co-parenting and romances-turned-friendships can look like, they took it to a whole ‘nother level when they showed up at last night’s Met Gala arm in arm, as each other’s dates.

I still love seeing them together. Lisa is still gorgeous. Lenny is still fine and their offspring Zoe is stunning.

But after I stopped gushing, I thought about the weirdness of it all. I mean, if we take the celebrity aspect out of this and apply it to us mere mortals in the real world, this would be something of a scandal. I told y’all Lisa is married, with children. And Lenny is her ex husband, father of her child and longtime friend.

You know what they say, flames can be rekindled.

And while I’ve read that Lenny and Jason get along famously, I certainly hope Lisa ran this by her man. And I do wonder how that conversation went…

“Hey babe, Lenny, Zoe and I are going to the Met Gala.” 

“Oh, cool. Who’s Zoe’s date?

“She’s going solo.”

“Nice. Who’s Lenny taking?”


Where dey do dat at?

In fairness, since this was a family affair, perhaps the common thread, Zoe, asked her mother and father to attend the event together.

I could understand that…if Zoe weren’t a grown woman.

Either there’s something more to this and we don’t know the full story yet…or Lenny and Lisa really are on some different ish.

What do you make of these two stepping out together as each other’s dates? Do you think their status as celebrities makes this a little bit more understandable?

#Instalove: The Cutest Instagram Moments Of Your Favorite Celebrity Couples

April 27th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Everyone likes to show their #instalove, and it’s hard to get cuter than these celebrity couples. Get ready to start your week with an overdose of Instagram love.

Reality TV Divorce Curse: 15 Celebrity Couples Who Split

April 27th, 2015 - By Rich
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The Reality TV divorce curse does not discriminate. These celebrity couples come from all backgrounds, all professions, all types and from newlyweds to those who’d been married decades. We think it’s safe to say — take this post as a cautionary tale.

All images courtesy of WENN.

Source: OK Mag, Rollingstone, Jezebel

Reality TV Divorce Curse: 15 Celebrity Couples Who Split

Nicki Minaj And Meek Mill Need To Have A Baby ASAP

April 21st, 2015 - By Rich
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I still have a hard time fully grasping how the homie Meek Mill came and scooped up Nicki Minaj out of the ashes of her 10-year relationship to Safaree. Then, he did the unthinkable – put a ring on it! He put a reported $500,000, 15-carat heart-shaped yellow diamond engagement ring on it! Now, let it be known, depending on who you talk to, this is the equivalent to winning the lottery in Hip-Hop. Nicki is regarded as top-shelf in so many ways these days. Guess what’s next?

Before I answer that, let me run down the landscape a bit. We have Kanye, Kim and North, Beyonce, Jay, and Blue…and their kids. I love how they are raising their kids, all worldly and stuff and the reactions are pricey. Have you seen North West’s expressions the weekend she was baptized by Armenian priests? Priceless. She seems to abhor all of the attention, just like her daddy once upon a time. Blue Ivy, on the other side, makes it common practice to show up at ritzy art museums seemingly with a profound appreciate of the visuals. Jay says she already owns a Basquiat original. Who could hate what these kids are experiencing at such and early age?

There is another side though.

I could be out of touch with the papz, but I rarely see those more humane moments with those megastars, which is understandable in this celebrity-obsessed culture we live in. I think Meek and Nicki are going to present the more candid, fun and carefree side of celebrity parenting. Imagine a little Nicki Minaj rolling on the ground in a colorful wig or a little Meek popping a wheeling on his tricycle. These guys are fun to watch in general and seem 100% genuine regardless of when you catch them together. Jay, B, and Kanye are of a different era than these two. Nicki and Meek have used social media to share just about every aspect of their lives to their benefit where as their older contemporaries have only recently opened up to the idea.

Nicki – while tremendously famous and successful – still evokes that regular woman from the hood that we are rooting for. In November of 2014, Nicki, 31, shared in song that she had lost a child 15-16 years ago. “I want Caiah (younger brother) to go to college just to say we did it/ My child with Aaron, would’ve have been 16 any minute/ So in some ways I feel like Caiah is the both of them/ It’s like he’s Cai’s little angel looking over him,” Minaj said on “All Things Go.” In the song, she also revealed that she has had deep-rooted family issues, was previously engaged and has had lost loved ones to street violence.

Guys are straight up rooting for Meek, which is hilarious. It seemed like a win for everynormalman! First of all, he managed to legitimately win the heart of the the biggest, brightest rap female. Secondly, he “wifed” Nicki (hood term’s people!), something her poor ride-or-die ex could not achieve. Most people don’t remember the dirty-looking Philly kid with the tattered braids back in the day, but I do. Meek was well talked about in underground circles, courted by T.I. and signed by Rick Ross. More recently, people know that Meek did a stint in jail, a move that almost derailed his success. You know how Hip-Hop loves a “Free (Insert Rapper Name Here” campaign. Most of the time, those rappers falter after prison, but not Meek! What they aren’t saying is, “What kid of daddy will Meek be if they have kids?” We may soon find out.

Nicki is ready for kids and Meek is reportedly down as they move towards their wedding date.

One site said, “Nicki and Meek have discussed family and children. They are both on board as soon as they get married.” In the past Nicki has stated that she will only have kids if she’s married. “I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I always said, ‘When I have my baby, it’s going to be all about my baby,’” Nicki told Complex. “I don’t want the child feeling like they don’t have all of my attention, so I always said, ‘I’m going to take a little break.’” Imagine Nicki sharing how she gets her “body back” after kids?

It looks like we have a quorum! They are having kids!

I’ve always been fascinated with how celebrities raise their kids and adults those children become.  Meek and Nicki…as parents, pique my interest. I look at it like a social study or just a gaze into a deeper, ordinary facet of an extraordinary person’s life. So, we have these individuals that are famous, but have not fully surrendered all of their their humanity to the dark side of celebrity. And they want to have kids and be married? I suspect it will be a reality exhibit that plays out in social media and pumped to the world. We’ll all be watching.

We say Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill need to have a baby now! What do you think?

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One Big Happy Family: 15 Stars In Open Marriages

April 6th, 2015 - By Rich
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These stars in open marriages have various back stories and it appears that for some, this sort of arrangement actually works.

Go figure!


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 15 Stars In Open Marriages

Activist Slams Kendrick Lamar Over Light-Skinned Fianceé: “I Will Never Support Him”

April 6th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last week, we were so happy to report that Kendrick Lamar confirmed his engagement to his high school sweetheart, Whitney Alford. However, it appears that not everyone was pleased with the big news.

Over the weekend, self-proclaimed Dark Skin Activist Rashida Strober took to Facebook to call out the “Complexion” rapper over his wife-to-be’s appearance. According to Strober and many of her supporters, Kendrick is a hypocrite.

“Well, well, well would you looky here,” Strober wrote. “ANOTHER FAKE CONSCIOUS MUTHER F-KER EXPOSED. I will never support him nor his music with one dime of my money and encourage all dark skinned women not to either!”

The post spread quickly, with many cheering Strober on for slamming Kendrick. Others, however, didn’t share her sentiments.

To give you a bit of background information, Strober is founder of the Dark Skin Is Beautiful campaign and creator of “A Dark-Skinned Woman’s Revenge” and “Ice Cream Lady’s Dream” stage plays. According to the Florida native’s biography, she began advocating for people with darker complexions in 1998. She was inspired to do so after enduring years of bullying at the hands of classmates who put her down because of her complexion.

“Her self-esteem was brutally assaulted at every turn by classmates who made her life a living hell. Known as ‘black and ugly,’ ‘monkey mouth’ and ‘African Booty Scratcher,’ she was told by many that she would never make it as an actress,” an excerpt from her biography reads.

We know that Kendrick’s engagement was a hot topic among MN readers last week, so we’re interested in hearing what you ladies think about Strober’s comments. Would you say that she’s reaching or does she have a point?

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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa: 18 Candidly Warm Family Pics

April 3rd, 2015 - By Rich
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We thought Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa were so perfect for each other with their off-beat sense of style and personality.  The addition of their baby boy Sebastian made the loving circle complete. We’re taking a look back at happier times the two shared and wondering if Rose will reconsider.

Images courtesy of Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa’s Instagram Accounts

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa: 18 Candidly Warm Family Pics