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When a female audience member told daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams that she needed to get a “do over” from her 1989 prom because her dress was wrong, and that’s why she wants her son to take her to his upcoming prom, the audience, howling at this point, couldn’t believe it.
Nor could Wendy.
Apparently Benita Gray‘s son had promised to take his mom to the prom. Thing is, he was 5-years-old then and didn’t have a girlfriend.
Both of those things have changed now. But mom still wants him to keep his promise saying, “I love my Joey love bug.”
Wendy, called the woman “ridiculous,” and in her typical no-nonsense manner, couldn’t ask the lady to sit the hell down fast enough.
Read more about this mother and son relationship at EurWeb.com
From The Grio
A viral Vine video shows an adult letting a toddler smoke what appears to be marijuana.
The video was uploaded two days ago by Vine userChiefSmokes with the title “Wow f**ked up parents smh.”
The appalling video shows a young child dressed in a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, sitting on a toilet, smoking what an adult puts in front of him. An adult(s) can be heard laughing in the background as the toddler blows smoke out of his mouth.
The video was then reposted by user NikoWavy, who received an immense amount of backlash after this version was uploaded to Reddit.
Users who did not read the full caption assumed it was NikoWavy’s original video.
Read more about this toddler smoking weed at TheGrio.com
As we witnessed a few months back for his The Great Gatsby-themed celebration, Fabolous and longtime girlfriend, Emily B, know how to throw a party. So considering that Em’s daughter, Taina, recently turned 16, it’s only natural that the hip hop couple would throw the high schooler the celebration of a lifetime.
This past weekend the teenage beauty enjoyed sweet sixteen party inspired by “Sex and the City” prequel, “The Carrie Diaries.” The bash was hosted by PYNK magazine. And judging by the pictures, everyone had a blast.
Check out the adorable photos on the following pages.
‘What Lie Y’all Gon’ Tell Him When His Daddy Ain’t There?’ Tiffney Cambridge Files Restraining Order Against The Game
We’re not 100% sure what’s going on here, but we can only hope that these two can amicably work things out for the sake of their children.“Doing the best I can not to break.. But it’s funny how someone you’ve done so much for can be so ugly & cruel as to keep my children away from me vindictively because I’ve decided to move on with my life. I love all 3 of my kids more than life itself & it’s one thing to keep me away from them.. & them away from me but @harlemcarontaylor hasn’t seen his younger brother or sister in a month & just texted me ‘Dad, how come Justice can’t come to my house’ & I have to lie to him because he’s to young to understand the real reason why. I know they ask about me, I know they love me & I know they miss me as much as I miss them but were not allowed to see each other & for what ??? As if I haven’t been there for them everyday since the day they were born…. They are the only reason I care about breathing another day on earth… They are the sole reason I have become a better person… They are the reason I give back, the reason I help people & the reason I wake up everyday with a smile on my face. Most importantly… They are MY CHILDREN & we deserve to be in each other’s lives forever. What kind of person would get in the middle of someone’s devoted fatherhood when there are countless women out here that are raising there children on their own with no one to help. You would think a father that loves his children the way I do would be the least bit appreciated & not have to beg someone to see his own children. I have worked so hard at being a good parent only to have it taken away by someone who cares not about me, nor the welfare of our children but only about themselves. All of this just so you can keep me away from Justice on his birthday. What lie y’all gone tell em’ when his Daddy ain’t there ? Like I have been the past 6 birthdays ? The past 6 Christmas’s ? The past 6 years of a son’s life whom got his name from a father that patiently awaited his arrival here into this world ??? & Cali….. I’m not gone even start.. I will end this by saying…. Daddy loves you…. Misses you… & will always be here no matter what happens !!!! I am a REAL FATHER.”
From Latina Madre
¡Por fin! The kids are asleep, the dishes are done and your esposo is working on something in the garage. It is finally time for, well, “me” time—and for a lot of moms those rare moments alone are good for one thing: getting some rest.
There are lots of things we shouldn’t do before bedtime, however, when your schedule is packed to the brim with school drop-offs, work, cooking, cleaning and plenty more, it’s easy to think you can squeeze in some stuff before bed. Unfortunately, all those notices saying that there are certain things you shouldn’t do before bedtime are right. Plus, not getting a good night’s sleep can cause weight gain, weaken your immune system and create cognitive problems. No mas.
So to get all you supermoms off to bed on the good foot here are five things to avoid before calling a night so you can get some much needed rest so that you’re ready to tackle your to-do list the next day.
Read more about night time rest at LatinaMadre.com
While describing the importance of parents being involved with their children’s schools at the Box Tops For Education Town Hall event, Monica Brown discussed a situation where she was forced to confront a teacher who yoked up her 8-year-old son, Rocko, because she felt that he wasn’t seated properly.
“She decided that he was not sitting in the proper learning position,” Monica explained. “She decided that it was okay to snatch him by his collar and to throw him into the cubicle.”
Monica went on to share that this wasn’t the teacher’s first offense.
“If you tell him to do something and he has not done it then that’s a different thing. Then the children in the classroom began to share these stories of her pinching, pushing, squeezing hands until you get answers correct. She don’t belong ‘round mine.”
Though she wanted to, she didn’t fly off the handle at the teacher. Instead, the mother of three took a moment to cool off before confronting the teacher.
“If you’re properly involved, you can asses these situations and properly handle them because I took a minute. I did not leave my home immediately because I knew that my immediate reaction was one I did not want my children to see, so I had to check me first. And that takes a lot. The new me is a better me. The old me, I don’t know if I could have checked her before she left. I was able to have a conversation with the principal, with her daughter [who is also their language teacher] and have a conversation that said we should talk with these children and her [foreign language teacher] and assess the situation.”
She adds that the situation may not have gone as smoothly had she not already been actively involved at Rocko’s school.
“And that’s sometimes what you may have to do but that’s only when you’re properly involved. Most parents jump in only when they think something is wrong. I was able to make a good decision and handle it properly because I’m always involved.”
Moms, have you ever faced a similar situation with your children?
Apparently Kordell Stewart has been duking it out in court with his son’s mother, Lae Tania Richardson for quite a few years now—since 2011 to be exact. But according to Radar Online Stewart and Richardson were finally able to come to an agreement when it comes to the custodial rights of their 9-year-old son, Syre.
Court documents reveal that Stewart initially requested full custody of the child in 2011 after learning that Richardson was looking to relocate to Los Angeles with the boy for a new job opportunity. However, Richardson objected, arguing that Stewart barely ever spent time with his son. She also told the court that “after filing the lawsuit, Plaintiff/Father went almost nine days without calling his son or seeking to text his son,” adding that Stewart “has not spent a consecutive five-day period with his son ever except during this litigation” and “has never taken his son on any vacation.”
Stewart’s ex-wife, Porsha Williams, was also mentioned in the legal dispute when the defense pointed out that the retired NFLer “has flown with his new wife/former fiancée to California, Las Vegas, Miami, Oregon, New York multiple times during just 2010 and 2011,” but had failed to take his son anywhere.
According to their new custody agreement, no child support will be paid by either party and they will share joint custody with Kordell getting primary physical custody. The new agreement also states that “Mother and the Child will have to right to communicate with each other over the telephone at Father’s residence at any reasonable time” and that “The Father shall be the final decision maker should the parties disagree” on issues pertaining to Syre’s welfare.
This dude must have an amazing legal team.
‘If He Don’t Have To Work So Hard, Why Should I?’ T.I. Discusses Daughters’ Dating Standards And Having The Sex Talk
T.I. is a big family man, so it’s not surprising that people would seek him out for parenting advice. And during his recent appearance on the “Arsenio Hall Show,” that’s exactly what happened. Parents were given an opportunity to ask the father of six some of their burning parenting questions and of course, questions regarding the right time to discuss sex with children came up.
“I think it’s a case-by-case basis,” T.I. explained before revealing that he had to have the talk with his kids at varying ages. “I had to have that talk with King, probably the earliest that I have had to have that talk with any of my children. You have to see how socially advanced they are. You pay attention to conversations. You pay attention to the material that they observe. I mean, children are gonna give you some tell-tale signs.”
He then went on to offer examples of when his two youngest sons, King and Major, made it clear that it was time to have “the talk.”
“I remember one time Major at a grocery store line when we was at a checkout counter and the lady said, ‘Oh, he’s so cute,’ and she walked off. And he said, ‘She got a big ole’ butt.’ And King, he might’ve been about seven or eight, and he asked me and his mom if it was okay for him to sleepover a friend’s house. And then we found out that friend was an 18-year-old girl.”
The rapper also discussed his daughters and the standard he has set for them when it comes to dating.
“I’m just really trying to effectively communicate and make sure that they know that there are guys like me. But you know, they gotta get there. I know that we raised some upstanding, respectful and respectable young ladies. So I’m not worried as much for them as I am worried for the young man.”
“That’s another rule of mine. If you give a guy as much attention as you give me and he doesn’t work as hard as I do and he doesn’t provide the same type of security as I do, you are cheating me.”
Watch a clip from T.I.’s interview below. Catch another clip on the next page.
Today World Autism Awareness day will be celebrated around the globe as buildings, companies, and websites “Light it Up Blue” to raise awareness for the developmental disorder. Here at MadameNoire we’re shouting out the celebrities who are raising autistic children and other famous men and women who use their fame to further research and treatment for autism.