Baltimore mom Tonya Graham appears on 'The View' with her son Michael

Baltimore single mom Toya Graham got a peck on the cheek from her 16-year-old son, Michael Graham, as she exited ‘The View’ studios in New York City, New York. Ms. Graham was caught on video smacking and hurling profanities at her son who was throwing bricks at cops during the Baltimore uprisings this week.

Some in the black community are bristling at the mainstream media’s rapturous celebration of a black mother mollywhoppin her son in the street. The media also took comfort in the fact that Graham has 6 kids by 6 different fathers.

In her thought-provoking article titled “Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?,” Dr. Stacey Patton wrote, “This celebration of Graham reflects a belief that black youths are inherently problematic, criminal and out of control. The video also supports the idea that black fathers are absent, suggesting that all we need is an angry black mom to beat the “thug” out of an angry young man – and everything will be fine.”
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Janet Jackson leaving the Armani Hotel in Milan

Pop superstar Janet Jackson was spotted leaving the trendy Armani Hotel in Milan, Italy, on Wednesday. The 48-year-old attended fashion house Giorgio Armani’s 40th Anniversary Dinner there. She wore a hooded wool coat and wool ski hat over her long, auburn hair weave. Janet married longtime boyfriend, billionaire Wissam Al Mana, in 2012. The couple reside in Dubai.
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Brandon Jennings and Lashontae Heckard go shopping at the Grove in Hollywood

Bisexual Atlanta socialite LaShontae “Tae” Heckard finally got herself knocked up by NBA star Brandon Jennings. The 40-something sometime actress and star of BET’s ‘The Game’ has been dating Jennings for nearly a year.

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Ebony Dickens

Ebony Dickens never imagined that venting her frustrations in a Facebook post would bring the full force of the law crashing down on her head.

The East Point single mom is now cooling her heels in the county lockup after she was arrested for making terroristic threats against law enforcement in a Facebook post.

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Erick Sermon

Rap legend Erick Sermon gave gossip tabloid TMZ his unique perspective on cross-dresser Bruce Jenner‘s planned sex change.

“Bruce is crazy,” the ‘Green-Eyed Bandit’ told TMZ’s reporter. Sermon, who is one half of the rap duo EPMD, added that Jenner, 65, “took too long” to make his dramatic announcement. He wondered if it was all an elaborate publicity stunt.

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