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Tameka Raymond: Words Cannot Express Relief For My Son’s Life

August 9th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Three days after her son’s pool incident, Tameka Raymond has taken to Instagram to express gratitude for her son’s safety. We can’t imagine how the mother of five, who just lost a son last year,  must have felt when she got the call that Usher V was being taken to the ICU after getting his arm stuck in the pool drain. Thankfully, the five-year-old survived and is doing well, as Tameka noted in the photo above, with this message:

My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing! I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident. URV had an angel named Kile Ishmael and our Lord and true savior to look after him. Words cannot express the relief and how thankful to God I truly am. Thank you Jehovah God, Jesus and Kile

Wuk At The Wittle Family! Phaedra Finally Debuts Baby Boy

July 29th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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phaedra-baby-dylanWith so many celebrity women popping out babies these days, it’s been hard to keep up with who we’ve already met and which new mamas are keeping their newborn’s under wraps. Up until a few days ago, Phaedra Parks was in the hideout category, but thanks to a spread in US Weekly, we’ve finally gotten a chance to see her handsome baby boy who, by the way, is named Dylan.

Phaedra gave birth back in May and kept her son’s name under wraps for the past two months, initially telling US Weekly, “We’ve been calling the baby Mr. President!” and saying she and Apollo were waiting to have a traditional African naming ceremony before debuting his namesake to the world.  Now we’ve gotten a formal introduction to the little prince in a magazine spread showcasing the gorgeous Nilda family and honestly, it gets no cuter than this!

It’s great to see little Dylan is doing well after being born three weeks premature and do you see Mr. Ayden over there looking as grown as he can be! It’s hard to believe Phaedra and Apollo’s first son is already 3 years old, it seems like just yesterday that Dwight was planning his first birthday party, right? Now he’s a big boy and a big brother.

If you can’t wait for the next season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” to spot more Nilda family preciousness, check out the August 5 issue of US they’re featured in. What do you think of the spread?


‘Your Son Is Waiting For You’ Rasheeda Puts Kirk On Blast In The Worst Way On Instagram

June 24th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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I hate a sorry father as much as the next woman, but I have a particular distaste for messy girlfriends, baby mamas and wives as well, and Rasheeda is quickly finding herself a member of that group. Though everyone feels immense sympathy for the “Love & Hip-Hop” star whose husband Kirk is clearly acting like everything but a loving husband and father, Instagram is not the place to air out grievances with your spouse. But then again I’m talking about a couple airing out all their business on reality TV so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this, huh?

Anyway, over the weekend, Rasheeda put her husband Kirk on blast in the worst way on Instagram. Though the site may be for pics, Rasheeda got her textgram on in a heartbeat, calling Kirk out, this time, not for abandoning her, but for abandoning their son.

Here’s what she wrote:

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On top of mentioning Kirk in the post, Rasheeda put her husband’s IG handle in the text underneath the Textgram, writing “Ky is waiting” and 1,800 of her eager followers jumped right into the mess with her, applauding her for putting “that deadbeat clown on front street.”

Kirk absolutely deserves to be embarrassed, but I can’t help put feel like Rasheeda’s child is being put on front street just as much as his dad. You can’t make a man be a daddy no matter how much you blow him up on social media. She might want to file paperwork rather than Internet posts.

What do you think about Rasheeda’s message?

Draya Tells Bow Wow She’s ‘Not A Bad Parent In Any Way’ After 106 & Park #AskDraya Fiasco

June 7th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Remember Wednesday when we told you “106 & Park” had the genius idea to start an #AskDraya hashtag on Twitter where fans could send questions to the “Basketball Wives LA” cast member in anticipation of her appearance on the show Thursday?  And remember how quickly that seemingly innocent idea went downhill when every single person involved asked Draya questions related to her lack of parenting skills — like “on a scale of Helen Keller to Ray Charles how often do you see your son” — and the shade was so strong #AskDraya was actually trending for a while?

Well when the reality TV star actually headed to the “106 & Park” stage to co-host with Bow Wow yesterday evening, it was only natural that she’d address all the negativity that came her way — and more importantly the allegations that she remains the epitome of a bad mother, even after the increased fame and money that’s come with being on a VH1 show. Sitting with her co-host for the day, she attempted to clear her bad mother name, saying:

“Well, the first thing is, of course, I don’t expect people to understand my life because it’s my life. I’m not a bad parent in anyway. And I’m lucky enough to have fans who actually followed me on the show and they know the path  that I’m try to choose and set for my family and the direction we’re trying to go.”

When it came to the subject of how she deals with haters, which appears to be the name being given to those who assume she’s a terrible mom, she said:

“Well, I got so many. I’m starting to think that they really don’t hate me. I think they are confused and they are admirers. That’s what someone told me, haters are confused admirers. I don’t deal with them. I just let them hate on their own… I just feel like if you’re thinking about me — negative or positive — you’re still thinking about me.”

I guess.

You can check out everything else Draya had to say about her life in the video below. What do you think about her bad parenting rebuttal?


Be Careful What You Ask For: BET’s #AskDraya Twitter Chat Brings Out Unprecedented Shade

June 5th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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Source: WENN

From HipHopWired

Black Twitter has never been known to exercise chill. Case in the point, the #AskDraya trending topic making a mockery of one Draya Michele.

Long story short; Michele is one of the stars of VH1’s reality show Basketball Wives: Los Angeles and a, shall we say, “woman about town.” The source of the vitriol hurled her way are her much criticized parenting skills, or lack thereof. Born Andraya Howard, she was found guilty of child endangerment back in 2010 for leaving her then 7-year-old son in Wyomissing, Pa. while she was busy working stripper poles in Philadelphia. It came to light on the show, she denied it, but the police report said it was true.

Then today, BET started an #AskDraya hashtag to coincide with her appearance on 106 & Park. Bad move—the slander shortly reached unholy levels. Also, for the record, Hip-Hop Wired had an #AskDraya Bangin Candy video post popping last year. Y’all just showed more chill. Thanks, we think.

Draya Michele was most recently seen kicking it backstage at this weekend’s Hot 97 Summer Jam XX concert. Nope, her son was nowhere in sight. Anyway, today’s slander seems exceptionally cold-blooded, even by Black Twitter standards. Check out the 15 meanest tweets in the following pages. Clutch your Bibles tight…

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Congratulations! Phaedra And Apollo Welcome A Baby Boy!

May 8th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Here’s round two of the baby birth news for today. US Weekly just learned that “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida just dropped their bun in the oven! A source told the mag that Phaedra gave birth to the couple’s second son today in Atlanta and  “Mom and baby are doing great.”

Thank God all that drama on the three RHOA reunions didn’t affect Phaedra and Apollo’s little bundle! Though there aren’t any details on the name or the baby’s weight, we’re sure he’s a cutie just like the couple’s 2-year-old son Ayden, and we can only imagine how the southern belle will spoil the new prince in the house. Remember Ayden’s first birthday party?

Surprisingly, the reality TV couple hasn’t spilled the beans on Twitter yet, but it looks like the little one came just in time. Less than a day ago, Phaedra sent out this tweet which likely helped the pair welcome their new pride and joy into the world safely today.




10 Gift Ideas For The Mom-To-Be This Mother’s Day

May 7th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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Mother’s Day is almost here, a great time to continue to celebrate the great loves of our lives: our mothers. While mothers and grandmothers are being celebrated, let’s not forget to acknowledge the moms-to-be this Spring!

Wish the expectant mother-to-be in your life a great pre-Mother’s Day on her behalf with a great gift to help her along her pregnancy, and to let her know that she’s celebrated too!

And here’s some more Mother’s Day help, here, and here.

Sir, Who Asked You? Chris Brown’s Dad Talks About Why He Doesn’t Think Chris & Rihanna Should Be Together

April 28th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Source: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Well, apparently, somebody asked this man to open his mouth.

The NY Daily News caught up to Chris Brown’s dad, Clinton, to talk to him about his son and Rihanna’s relationship.  Seeing as though we’ve never heard much from him in the past, you know he took every opportunity to chat it up.

When asked about the twosome, Brown said:

“I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together.  You have to have a balance in a relationship. You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical.”

You know, it’s not that what he’s saying is incorrect but why even talk about it?  I get it, everyone else has publicly had their say so why not Papa Brown?  But by now, he should know that neither Chris nor Rihanna care about what people say about their relationship.

Clinton also added that his pick for his son would have been Jordin Sparks who he called a “wholesome young lady” who’s also very pretty.  A few years ago, Jordin would have agreed with him because she had quite the crush on him for a long time.

Thankfully, he didn’t “down” Rihanna. He said he met her a few years ago during the first go ’round of “Chrianna” and said she was very respectful and polite.  Still, he just feels like his son could have moved on from her and found someone better.

I wonder if Chris or Rihanna will respond to this story.  Neither of them is known for staying quiet when someone has something to say about them.

What do you think? Should Chris’ father just have stayed quiet about this whole thing, especially since the “talk” has died down a lot?


(Fine) Father And Son Time! NY Knicks’ Tyson Chandler And His Son Do GQ

March 29th, 2013 - By madamenoire
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From StyleBlazer

Pop stands at seven feet tall. Little man comes in somewhere around three feet. NY Knicks star Tyson Chandler and his son, Tyson II pose for an adorable feature in GQ that will melt your heart!

In the issue, Tyson talks about going from wearing cowboy boots as a kid growing up in the country, to sporting the fur coat trend on the Chicago Bulls, to his current downtown style tailored to the streets of NYC. He also proves that the all-star is quite in the know when it comes to staying fresh and sophisticated off the court:

“To me, if you’re going all black, the cut is everything,” Chandler says. “That’s what makes it sophisticated.”

Tyson and son aren’t the only supermen rocking the pages of the current GQ issue, on newsstands now. NBA’s fashion elite are also featured in the magazine’s “NBA’s New Style Wars” feature.

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Nothing Like A Father’s Love: Dad Writes Son A Letter Telling Him It’s Okay That He’s Gay

March 16th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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We know all parents aren’t this understanding but this story is really touching., a website that sells t-shirts to spread love across all sexualities (in their words, they “fight homo-h8), posted a very sweet letter on Friday morning on their Facebook page that epitomized love. In the letter, an unidentified father told his son, Nate, that he’d overheard a phone conversation about his plans to come out to his dad. In surprising fashion, his dad totally took the pressure off his son.

In the note, he said:

I’ve known you were gay since you were six. I’ve loved you since you were born.”

The dad also added that he thinks his son and Mike, the guy he was on the phone with, make a cute couple.

Well…anybody have a smile on their face right now? Need a Kleenex?  We aren’t sure how old Nate is (he’s apparently in school as his dad told him to plan to bring home oj and bread after class) but as many in the LGBT community will tell you, it isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to come out to friends and family members. Some parents are especially hard to tell because some of them have certain life “expectations” for their children and can’t see that being gay, lesbian or bisexual doesn’t necessarily stop those things from happening.

I’m sure Nate took a huge sigh of relief after reading that note.

Do you think or hope you’d be this open if you overheard your child having this type of conversation?