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Mother Meets 49-Year-Old Daughter For The First Time After Being Told She Died At Birth

April 13th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Mother Meets 49-Year-Old Daughter For The First Time

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This story could very well be turned into a Saturday afternoon Lifetime movie. But sometimes life, as they say, is stranger than fiction. The lives of two women in Olivette, Missouri, were forever changed forty-nine years ago when Zella Jackson Price, now 76, was told her daughter died hours after birth.

But last week both Price and her daughter Melanie Diane Gilmore were reunited in person for the first time at Price’s home.

Forty-nine years ago, when Gilmore was born at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, Price was told that her daughter died. But not only was Gilmore alive, she was adopted by another family.

Price, who is a well known gospel singer, said that while she has been hurt by the years of separation she is thankful for a second chance.

“God has given me everything the devil has taken from me. I’m getting it back. I’m getting my baby back.”

Gilmore traveled from Oregon with her own daughter and son to St. Louis where she met her mother and brother, Harvey for the first time.

Gilmore, who lost her hearing at 3-years-old due to a childhood illness, said that she’s been looking forward to the reunion for a long time.

“I am just so happy…very excited.”

Gilmore was not able to meet her biological father because he passed away a few years ago. While the two were happy for the reunion, they plan to launch an investigation to discover what happened at the hospital half a century ago.

The meeting came about when Gilmore’s children searched for their grandmother on the internet. Eventually, they found Zella and a DNA test proved that she is Melanie’s mother. 

You can watch the mother and daughter meet for the first time in the video below.

Look At Gawd: Single Mom Wins $188M From Powerball Lottery

February 13th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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One of the three Powerball lottery winners has already decided what she’s going to do with at least part of the $188 million she won earlier this week.

“First I’m going to pay my tithes because I wouldn’t have none of it if it wasn’t for God,” Marie Holmes told WECT 6.

The news of Holmes’ win is certainly an inspiring one, as the 26-year-old single mother of four children, one of which has cerebral palsy, revealed that she previously worked at McDonalds and Walmart, but had to quit in order to care for her children.

“I was currently looking for employment, and then God brought this along. I’m grateful. I’m grateful.”

While she admits that the reality of her win hasn’t fully set in, she’s ready to embrace her new life.

“I’m ready for it. I’m ready to embrace the change. I’m very grateful for what’s about to happen for my family,” Holmes told WSOC TV.

In addition to cutting her church a hefty check, Holmes’ plans for the money includes putting money aside for her children’s college tuition and buying a house.

“I’m thankful that I can bless my kids with something that I didn’t have,” she expressed. “I’m going to set up accounts for my kids and when I figure out where we’re going to live, I’m going to buy a house for me and my kids and then I’m going to make sure my family is good.”

What makes Holmes’ story so heartwarming is knowing how much she has struggled up to this point.

“I have four kids, one boy and three girls. I’ve been struggling since I had them, but I wouldn’t trade nothing because they’re a blessing. I’m just thankful that I can actually do it for them without anybody’s help, without anybody telling me that they did this or that. I don’t have to worry about the word ‘struggle’ anymore and neither do they.”

The entire jackpot was for $564.1 million. The other two winning tickets were sold in Texas and Puerto Rico.

Target Practice: Outrageous Police Behavior Unearthed After Eric Garner

January 22nd, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Image Source: Shutterstock

Killing unarmed men, using photos of black suspects for target practice, the new focus on police brutality is revealing a lot of skeletons in these officer’s closets.

Kenya Moore Says She’s A Size Four, Not A Six (And That’s the Worst Rumor About Her)

May 23rd, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Breaking news everyone, Kenya is a size four, not a size six. And yes, that’s the only rumor she’s willing to address.

Yesterday, the folks at Rumorfix caught up to Kenya and asked her if she needed any rumors fixed and all Keny had to say was:

“That I wear size six and I actually wear a four…that’s the worst thing that you can possibly say about me.”

But we know the RHOA villain was just covering for the news we really want her to spill. When Rumorfix tried to get to the real nitty gritty, saying, “Now we asked fans to come up with questions for you. And one of the questions is ‘will you ever smooth things over with Porsha Williams,'” Kenya clammed up quick:

“I’m not going to answer that question.”

We guess Kenya wasn’t ready to spill any tea, but she may have tipped a little accidentally, which is why now we want to know is: was Kenya passed up for a spot on “Dancing With the Stars”?

When Rumorfix asked Kenya if it was great to see NeNe on DTWS, Kenya said she wouldn’t know because she hadn’t seen her. When Rumorfix asked if she’d like to be on it, Kenya quipped “I’m a great dancer, I would love to be on that show.” and then turned away from the camera for a few salty beats.

Kenya has been shading NeNe’s fading acting career as of late, but did Kenya also try to take NeNe’s place and get rejected? Check the video and let us know what you think.

IG Tea: The Biggest Instagram stories Of 2013

December 26th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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This year was full of Instagram tea. From Beyonce’s haircut to Chris and Ri Ri’s reunion, here’s a list of some of the biggest Instagram stories of 2013.

Source: Instagram

Source: Instagram

Kim Kardashian’s Post-Baby Pic

The world must not have been ready for the new mom to get nearly nude so fast. This bold post-baby shot got a lot of shade from fans. But Kanye immediately tweeted “COMING HOME NOW.”

So Y’all Don’t Fact Check? The Biggest Media Mistakes In Recent History

September 6th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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We depend on the media for all the news we need to know. But sometimes they get the news all the way wrong. Check out some of the biggest media mistakes in recent history. They’ll make you laugh, make you sad and remind you to always double check your facts before you start spreading stories.

Biggest Media Mistakes

Get Me a Picture of a Black Rapper

When Chris Kelly died, reporters at NBC featured this picture of Jermaine Dupri.

Daddy On Duty: TJ Holmes Talks About Fatherhood And How Its Grounded Him

April 6th, 2013 - By MN Editor
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From Essence

New dad T.J. Holmes is officially on diaper duty.

The former host of BET’s late-night talk show Don’t Sleep says he does his best to help his wife Marilee Fiebig with caring for their two-month-old daughter Sabine.

“I probably change more diapers than her because she breastfeeds and she has to do that,” Holmes told at the premiere of Free Angela. “So I do the thing that I can do and that’s change diapers.”

Awww, isn’t that sweet! Men don’t really like to help with diaper changes (it isn’t a woman’s favorite thing either) so it’s nice to see he’s become a pro at it. You can read the rest over on Essence.

What have been some of your most memorable moments as parents?

It’s A Girl! TJ Holmes & Wife Welcome New Baby To The Family

January 12th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Source: Getty Images

Looks like congratulations is in order!

The YBF has officially confirmed that television anchor TJ Holmes and his wife Marilee welcomed a baby girl into the world on Friday.

Marilee gave birth to baby Sabine who weighed in at seven pounds and 8 ounces in Atlanta where the two still call their primary residence She’s also about 20 inches long. What a very pretty name!

YBF is also reporting that TJ will remain in Atlanta while his BET show Don’t Sleep, which is filmed in New York, is still on hiatus.  As it stands, there’s been no word on when the show will return to the BET lineup.

Since he’s still there, it may be time to see if the bridges are broken over at CNN; maybe he can do a little moonlighting over there like he did a few weeks on MSNBC.  I suppose we’ll have to see what happens next in his career.

Mom and baby are doing just fine. Congrats again to the happy couple.

I have one question: Who’s in charge of the sip & see? Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta will get that one.

Jumping Ship? BET’s TJ Holmes Makes Surprise Guest Anchor Appearance on MSNBC

December 30th, 2012 - By Drenna Armstrong
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We weren’t going to say anything but since Eurweb brought it up, we might as well go there.

TJ Holmes, host of BET’s “Don’t Sleep,” made a surprising appearance on MSNBC Saturday morning as he filled in for Alex Witt on “Weekends with Alex Witt.” He then reappeared in an afternoon shift making us wonder: What’s going on with his relationship at BET?

Now, there are a lot of ways we can go with this (and we might) but let’s just point out that TJ tried to clear up any notions that he was completely done with BET by tweeting:

“To clear this up: last “Don’t Sleep” episode of 2012 was last wk. Look forward to it in 2013. But, u can see me other places, like#MSNBC.”

So, we know “Don’t Sleep” isn’t coming to an end just yet. But we also know that  Holmes wasn’t exactly excited that the show went from a daily 30 minute show to a weekly one hour show.  That move may have been exactly what he needed to start exploring other options and “moonlighting” on MSNBC is not a bad place to start.  We all know the best relationships start with some sort of a “meeting.”

Holmes also tweeted in regards to his anchor seat position:

“Yes, I’m doing some moonlighting with my former NBC family. Sitting in for @alexwitt this weekend. More on Monday. #backintheanchorchair

So there’s news on Monday, huh?We eagerly await what TJ has to say, if anything, then.  The ratings over on BET aren’t great and it is possible that things just aren’t moving in the direction he thought they would.

We see you, TJ…make moves.

MN Year In Review: Our 10 Most Shocking News Stories

December 6th, 2012 - By madamenoire
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In MN’s Year In Review, we’re counting down our top stories as well as the biggest moments in television, music, movies, and news.

With so much going on every day, most news stories end up being big today and forgotten tomorrow, but these 10 stories were so shocking, sad, and disturbing they stuck with us all year. Check out the list:

Source: Fox News

No Excuse At All: Mother Arrested After Holding Baby Under Scalding Hot Water For Crying

In April, 18-year-old Port Richey, FL, mom Chekayla Dampier was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse after she put her 7-week-old baby under scalding hot water to punish him for crying excessively. A little over a week later, the baby boy died from the burns he suffered as a result of the 142-degree water which left him with severe burns to his head, chest, arms, and even his eyes and ears.