Oprah Winfrey donates $5M to Atlanta school

Oprah Winfrey opened her checkbook and donated $5 million to the prestigious Ron Clark Academy, a private middle school for gifted black students in Atlanta. Oprah was the special invited guest for the black tie event to commemorate the middle school’s 10th anniversary on Friday night.

Oprah Winfrey donates $5M to Atlanta school

“You all are doing such great work,” Winfrey told the crowd of teachers, parents, and volunteers before she shocked everyone by suddenly announcing she was donating $5 million to the school.

The audience and the students erupted in wild applause.

Oprah Winfrey donates $5M to Atlanta school

The money will go toward building a performing arts academy. So far the school has raised over $7 million from donors, according to Fox5 News.

Oprah, who rents a spacious penthouse in Atlanta’s exclusive Buckhead neighborhood, also spoke at the school’s graduation in 2010.

In contrast to Oprah’s selfless service to others, power couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith embarrassed themselves by donating $5 million to troubled singer/actor Tyrese Gibson to cover his legal fees in his ongoing child custody case.

When you think of all the charities and schools the Smiths could have donated their money to. What a waste.

 

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net



  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Excellent School I must say… Well done

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lord Tyrese SMH…

  • Sara

    The title is straight up shade. Lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    No telling what Tyreese has me to do for 5 million. That could be the reason he was really crying?????

  • cristalle1

    I’m 100% sure Will and Jada did NOT want his a$$ to post their info all over the ‘net- they clearly asked him to stay OFF! This fool is toxic as hell and getting on my last nerve. I bet they are regretting being fooled by his crocodile tears now.
    Meanwhile Oprah, thank you for supporting success in the next generation.

  • ALLMINE?

    i don’t understand. i thought tyrease had money..? nigga pennies? wtf. i don’t understand

  • Evillene

    Tyrese needs intensive therapy and counselling. And probably medication. If the Smiths really gave him $5mil then they should seek counselling as well.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    A simply thank you card would of sufficed. Damn, folks really addicted to putting their business out there to stay relevant.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    I wish I had 5 millions dollars laying around… MUST BE NICE! (Lyfe Jennings voice)

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Snickers

  • Keepin’IT100

    Will looks like he doesn’t wanna take a pic with Cryrese..???

  • SummerBaby

    Jada looks hard af in that pic! ?

  • SummerBaby

    Way to go Oprah! ????

  • Noirluv45

    I’m here for Oprah. What a wonderful thing to do for those well-deserving students. Congrats to them! That’s all I have.

  • TheOwley

    Their money is trapped in Scientology because that requires a tremendous financial commitment. But Tyrese, providence includes keeping your mouth shut. How did this man become a pauper? I’m going to vomit when I see him in furs.

  • shun king

    dont his ex wife supposed to get a piece of that? any dramatic change of income?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    MEANWHile he missed visitation because he wasn’t flying around with “daddy” ????? Now I’m all for black men taking care of their children and fighting for their parental rights BUT I’m not sure about his motives seems to me you would show up for court and for the first day of visitation

  • OP2

    He’s a broken soul who was ripe for the taking and can’t even see it coming. He might as well wake up one day and start saying thank God for the devil because he is caught up and all types of chaos. smh

  • OP2

    Amen to that that! His emotions need to be contained via talking it out in therapy to find strategies which might includes medication. ijs

  • A D N

    Oprah, thanks again for all you do! When a lot is given, a lot is expected, and you answer the call. As for the Tyrese story…why would anyone give him $5million? More like “loan” him a credit line up to $5million. The Smiths are business people….hmmm…then again, tax season is upon us…It could be a tax write off, but why Tyrese’s case? Let me find something to give to lol.

  • shun king

    wonder what the gift tax was on something like that..i dont think you can just hand a person 5 million like that

  • OP2

    It cost $$$ to live the high life. It takes a constant ca$hflow of income to replace that which is being spent.

    When all one is doing is spending what they have gained, then the numbers start dwindling to the point of needing to borrow to cover up debt and short-comings which fools the public since some fans tend to fall for “perception and illusions” and assume all that glitters is golden. smh

  • shun king

    out here trying to ball and keep up with everybody them folks not giving him a good contract i bet

  • Wreckognize Game

    Tryese should’ve kept that private. His speaking on this donation wasn’t coming from humility and gratefulness. It was to throw shade at “friends” who reached out with their hearts and souls not their wallets. He is the male version of Monique

  • Kirenee

    So I’m wondering if Tyrese’s wife just find out this ninja broke? If so, I give her 5-4-3-2-1….???????????????????

  • country57

    Will and Jada told him to “get off and stay off the internet” What does he do? This jacka$$ announces it to the whole wide world including the IRS, he was gifted $5 million. Oh don’t forget he blew off visitation with his daughter because this simpleton is doing yoga in Africa. I have never like this basher of black women. Whatever comes his way he deserves. Let me add, Thank you Oprah!!!!

  • country57

    Exactly!!!

  • country57

    I agree, he should have kept that very private.

  • Junkanoo

    Maybe Tyreese is Will’s Bo thang thats an awful lot of $$$$$$$$. The education system needs to evolve to include all types of intelligence people learn in different ways

  • Kirenee

    Will, Jada… I’m struggling too. Real life problems… I work full time (20 year career), trying to go to school, taking care of my dad who has ALS ( his care runs $3500 a month), dealing with a mom with mental illness/dementia who feels she should’ve choked me at birth ?????, I want to buy a house but “life’s expenses” get in the way, car broke down over last 8 months cost me freaking $8000, now the damn axle is going and I’m still paying on this ?, trying to get a second job (if it don’t kill me) to recoup my loses…. hell cable done got too damn high with no premium channels (I can’t even watch Power) and I need a new washer and dryer too… I got receipts! Holla ? cause my arse would’ve been cheaper!

  • jazmine

    Why do I think Tyrese exaggerating?

  • Prosperity Jefferson

    So what. Be happy

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And send a message to his ex-wife

  • leapyearpisces

    It’s been long-rumored that Tyrese is one of Will”‘s boy toys. Like I said on another site, basically with all this ish coming our about the depravity that goes on on Hollywood, and people getting called out, compounded with Tyrese going off the rails, Will and Jada are just making sure Tyrese don’t start running his mouth about them. They might as well go ahead and run August Alsina his bag while they’re at it.

  • monique

    Why would anyone help Tyreese? He chose to squander his money, lwt him sell gus cars, house, jewelry, givng him miney won’t help him learn. Now he’s braggng about how much he received, his wife will niw have her lawyer’s fee paid and child suppoet raised because he still couldn’t stay off the internet.

  • pecancandy

    Not this Negro again!

  • hotntot95

    It’s Jada and Will’s money…so that means they can spend it on whaeva they want..

  • starbright9449

    Its their money and they can do whatever they wish with it but I think it’s a waste. My opinion which I am entitled to.

  • bhavana

    If he’s so hard up for cash, he could sell his mansion and live in a modest house like the rest of us. Oh, and I’m sure he’s driving a luxury car. I don’t feel sorry for Tyrese and the Smiths shouldn’t have either.

  • Ryan

    Much respect to Oprah. I went to gifted schools and if not given the chance, there’s no telling how I would’ve ended up.

  • Ryan

    I think Tyrese is on bath salts, for real.

  • We Can Do This

    Yup. I guess his daughter wasn’t worth that sacrifice.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    Meth.

  • bella28498 .

    I’m never mad when black ppl help each other out…. white ppl do it all the time for each other

  • bella28498 .

    Good point but can’t tax a gift

  • ladycam81

    I’m so sorry to hear about your troubles. Will say a special prayer for you tonight. Be strong sister!

  • Kirenee

    Thank you!

  • Nita

    lol

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    And he couldn’t stay off the internet to keep this news private AFTER they did this and asked him break his damn keyboard. There is something seriously wrong with this nigga.

  • Vonn

    He could have just thanked Will & Jada. Why post a dollar amount? Norma is home rubbing her hands together like Birdman thinking…how can I get a piece of that?

  • Vonn

    If he wasn’t, he is now.

  • Platoon

    She needs to donate money to her people in Liberia. I’ll never forget how disappointed she was when she learned that she was Liberian. Smh

  • Hater

    +1, major side eyeing this dude!

  • NicoleZee

    I realize that Oprah can do whatever she wants because as she said years ago, it’s her money, However, there are other children that also need donations to their schools too. What about poor children who are not gifted who can’t even afford laptops or Internet access at home so that they will be able to perform better in school??? Why not donate money to public schools so that every child has access to technology and other learning resources so that they can learn according to their needs??? Everyone does not learn the same and every child is not gifted. Instead of building schools overseas or donating to places that have enough money, I would have concentrated on donating to parents and children who need help the most. But, her money, her choice.

    Thanks to companies like AT&T and others, low income families can now have Internet access for about $10 a month. AT&T Access is their program; you have to receive some sort of government assistance to sign up I believe.

  • NicoleZee

    What??? I never knew that. Why would she be disappointed to be Liberian??? She’s still black and she will always look and be black so I don’t understand the disappointment. A lot of black people do not even like Oprah, they say she seems to cater to white women or white people in general.

  • Hater

    Damn ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    This speaks to the strength of a woman. Blessings to you Lady???

  • GuestSTAR

    I’m sure entertainers loan out money to one another all the time, but this is odd to say the least, with him going public like this, strange.

  • Lady_Elle

    Oprah donated $$$ to a school that has a proven record.
    The kids come from many different walks of life.
    Very competitive to get in!
    Good for her… Good for them!

  • abby500

    I would call the bank and cancel the transaction. Now post that, moron.

  • Platoon

    I believe that she was hoping to be Ashanti. That’s how some folks are luv

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Good for the school and Oprah who is always helping someone. Kudos to Will and Jada for trying to uplift someone who is down despite how we feel about his antics.

  • Lady_Elle

    I agree!

  • Lady_Elle

    I’m glad that Will & Jada gave / loaned $$ to Tyrese to help with his custody battle.
    He seemed to be a good father.
    Something happened and suddenly he is a BAD FATHER?
    Even if he did spank his daughter… he had a right to do so!
    I don’t know if he went too far or not!
    It became a circus… because he spanked HIS CHILD?
    Something doesn’t seem right.
    BTW… I would break down too!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    That was nice of Will and Jada . Hopefully Tyrese will get a job and move foreword!!!! Oprah did a great thing as well!!!

  • ALLMINE?

    shes African American.. are any african nations donating to us? ?

  • Lady_Elle

    EXACTLY!

  • Lady_Elle

    When it rains it pours!
    Prayers for your health, strength, finances!
    Your parents are truly BLESSED!

  • Platoon

    They don’t because we’re not African or American. Google Scorpio Africanus and Amerigo Vespucci.

    Eden (“Africa”) is not our land of nativity.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Tyrese is a clown

  • kekeb

    Don’t this nigga have a Starbucks and Benihana’s in his backyard? Its their money, they can do as they please, but I’m sure $5 million could have helped more deserving people.

  • NeverSurprised

    This is the same man who sat on Wendy several months ago bragging about how he was soooooo wealthy that he built a restaurant in his backyard. He mocked other black celebs who were “trying to maintain their lifestyle” by rushing to put out albums, or opening lash bars, and everything else imaginable, while HE was supposedly doing so well. I knew he was having money problems when he cried and moaned about the Rock not signing him up for the Fast and Furious sequel. He needs to close his mouth and focus on his OWN finances ( and on being a good father). We’ll know when he’s completely broke, because the half- white wife will be out the door.

  • Kirenee

    Thank you for your kind words

  • NicoleZee

    I know. I just don’t get why people are ashamed of who they are instead of just appreciating and loving their heritage and moving on with their lives. A lot of people hate themselves I guess. I think Oprah grew up with those kinds of issues, she was criticized for her weight and for not being pretty but she was able to overcome a lot of that to be who she is now. I remember hearing she was raped too. Didn’t she have baby that she lost or aborted??? I can’t remember. Very sad.

  • shun king

    oh wow

  • Phyllis

    Yayyy!!! Good for them…

  • hottlanta

    Prayers need to go out today.
    At least 27 people were killed and 27 injured in a mass shooting at a Texas church this morning, a law enforcement official told ABC News.
    The alleged shooter, who has not been identified, is dead, and there is no longer an active threat at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio, authorities said.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    WRONG….

    Africanus was what is called an agnomen—a quasi-official nickname given to an individual, in this case to highlight his accomplishments in gaining victory over Hannibal at Zama. It would be his son—Scipio the Younger—who would once and for all destroy Carthage and annex it into the Roman Republic.

    Such agnomens were fairly common for victorious generals, and a name for this specific type of thing is a “victory title,” and they were quite common until relatively recently.

    In the Roman context, we have a lot more examples. Quintus Caecilius Metellus was granted the agnomen Numidicus (“the Numidian”) because of his victories in the Jugurthine War.
    Publius Servilius Vatia became famous for fighting the Cilician Pirates: hence, he was granted the agnomen Isauricus (“the Isaurian/Cilician”). Marcus Antonius (father of Marc Antony) was granted the agnomen Creticus (“the Cretian”) for his conquest of Crete.
    ****************************************************************
    So what does this mean….in plain English Roman Generals were given the last name of the location of an area they concured that was a signifigant addition to the Empire…..

    Africa was already called AFRICA WHEN HE CONQUERED IT IN BATTLE.

    Hense the Last name Africancus….his BIRTH NAME was

    Publius Cornelius Scipio…HIS FIRST NAME WAS PUBLIUS

    NOT SCORPIO as you Stated or Scipio….which was his last name….UNTILL HE WON A MAJOR BATTLE IN AFRICA…

    THEN….His last name became AFRICANUS….

    The Black Moors and Hebrew Israelites make up alot of false history, …

    I get it, they want you have pride in your race….AND alot of school book literature omitts black historical accomplishments AS WELL they teach alot of false and stolen history….

    But what I just told you is FACT and simple to verify

  • Diva4lyfe

    Omg this is so sad and then they said that the Pastor 14 year old was among one of the deceased. Life gone soon. R.I.H. to all those lives gone from a selfish human being. What is this world coming to?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Girl you preaching today boom!

  • Platoon

    I appreciate your info. However, have you considered that there’s more than one Scorpio and Amerigo in world history? Or, are these specific folks you referenced are the only ones that lived? Think about it. I’ll agree to disagree.

    I’m not here to argue. Just state a point. You have the liberty to hold on to what you just stated as undeniable truth.

    Again, “Africa” is an European name. It was called Eden, Alkebulan, etc..Africa is not an ancient name bro/sis.

  • anjanette b

    I think that was hot. Black people looking out for each other. ?

  • shun king

    this is awful i just read some disturbing statistics about the murder rate in Atlanta its just awful everywhere

  • shun king

    i think it was a Muslim

  • ?Royalty?

    I can’t imagine what these people
    are going through. ?

    ?God be with their families. May the deceased Rest In Heaven.

  • ?Royalty?

    SMH ?

  • NeverSurprised

    I think it was as well, primarily because they aren’t releasing his name.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I heard about this. Very sad. Sending prayers, and strength.

  • hottlanta

    Fyck you.

  • shun king

    oh my

  • shun king

    saw something saying former marine Muslim convert

  • hottlanta

    Folks just died. Don’t have time for your bs or disrespect today/

  • hottlanta

    A portrait of the shooter emerges

    Authorities have preliminary identified the shooter as a white male in his mid 20s, from outside San Antonio, multiple sources told ABC News. On social media the suspect recently displayed AR-15 style-looking gun, sources said. A LinkedIn account indicates he may have had a military background, sources said. Now I wanna see is your President gonna call this a terrorist act and make tighter restrictions on white males. He sent out a statement and didn’t say the “T” word I knew he wasn’t a Muslim.

  • hottlanta

    He did another video last night. Lil Hot sent it to me and he had a big azz transformer in the foyer. I was really go away.

  • shun king

    folks die every day and i wasn’t no disrespect it was solidarity and a reference that it happens in my area just in a difference way sorry if you took offense

  • You Could Never

    I think its well known here that I dont like the Smith’s. But I DO respect them. And I think this is NOT okay for him to have put THEIR biz out there. Because as notoriously PRIVATE as they are, I know good and well they do not appreciate this here mess. Tyrese is working on blackballing his OWN DAMN SELF. He has already pissed black women off. Main folks who were buying his music. He isnt the huge crossover star that he thinks he is due to those movies. Who in the hell he think gonna have his back far as buying power? All of the abusive ass scorned DADS? I need him to medicate and make better decisions, but I also kind of think its too late for him. He has cut his WHOLE face off with this here shit. And its sad bc he CLEARLY is not in his right mind.

  • You Could Never

    thank you Oprah. Im still wanting you to adopt me and my kids lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    Looks like Tyrese’s theatrics day in and day out worked. Some of his “rich friends” showed up to bail him out. Hope he shuts the hell up now and starts acting like an adult man.

  • pure_rachet

    Doesn’t he know he looks so pathetic?? He as a grown ass man asked another gown man with a family for money because he’s a loser. Can’t take care of himself, his wife with baby on the way, or the daughter. How embarrassing and he’s bragging.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It’s a loan. Do not think for one minute they gave him $5M.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah Trump continues to show his true ‘colors’ pun intended.

  • MsPam

    If you’re not from Africa good luck with that?! ?????

  • RICHIE_RICH

    What’s people do with their money is his or hers business.

  • MsPam

    You just like the other Shaun King is full of ish! Stop making everything about race!

  • Vonn

    “Tyrese is working on blackballing his OWN DAMN SELF.” He truly does need a mental health check- up.

  • pure_rachet

    power is on houseofomen or brokensilenze thank me later boo

  • MsPam

    Now he can get off of The Rock’s banana!

  • hottlanta

    Did you see the arrest of the Saudi Prince for money laundering. Didn’t I say just last week a lot of these businesses get started with money laundering a gangsta move. They got him and other high officials holed up in the Ritz Carlton. Now you Dump went there a coupla of months ago and I wonder did Ivanka get some of that money for her charity. Time will tell.

  • pure_rachet

    if it is over $500 in CA it is taxable

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don’t give a damn any more because it was white on white crime and Bill O’Reilly summed up the mentality of America when it comes to mass shootings—it’s the price of freedom.

    As long as white people refuse to look at themselves and the perverted unequal system that they have created and refuse to change I don’t have half a phuck to give.

  • shun king

    hey why are you ppl coming for me this is not about race at all its about innocent people getting killed..sorry if i offended you

  • Karen Brady

    teeeeeheee…Will and Jada embarrassed themselves. Auntie they should give you a Pulitzer.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I saw the headline but didn’t read the article

    Did you read that Jared ‘forgot’ to list another one of his businesses?

    And Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has financial ties to Putin’s family.

  • hottlanta

    But, but, but Chicago.

  • bella28498 .

    dayum….he is dumb

  • shun king

    this looks like an attack on Trump supporters

  • klwbaby

    It looks like some azzhole who decided to kill innocent people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

  • hottlanta

    Way ahead of ya. He even bought a house from Dump where he paid 99 million for it and tore it down then became Commerce Secretary. Dump paid 40 million for it with a profit of over 40 million. Money laundering. Jared still refuse to turn over all of his documents. White privilege. Still waiting on them to talk to Dirty Rudy about what did he mean when he said we have something up our sleeves on national television. He has been real quiet.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX8dgbr5EI8

  • country57

    :):)

  • hottlanta

    You didn’t offend me you offended the dead. That’s lowdown. We all know when you say Atlanta the buzzword is black folks. But when you talk about Atlanta and break it down in certain sections like Buckhead or Peachtree street you talking about white folks. I am from Atlanta and I don’t shop at Lenox Square because I know that is an area where 2 women got killed a while ago and among those bars at night they be fighting, cussing and acting a fool.

  • hottlanta

    Gurl we got you. Mom and dad wow. I tell people talking care of a parent is emotionally taxing and you taking care of 2. Hats off to ya lady. Take a few moments in your day to just breathe, talk a walk, cry and let it all out to cleanse your soul.

  • Ni Ni

    Tyrese should be ashamed of himself. Real winner you got there wife ?. I hope it was worth it.

    Is he going to go back online and cry again once he blows through that money? He’s probably done making the big bucks in hollywood…probably will have to start back doing hood movies and black women are done buying his music.

  • bella28498 .

    wife leaving him in a year…..she married a poor excuse for a man he lack leadership and this is most likely why he can’t get a beautiful black woman. Nobody in their right mind would be with this mess of a man.

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    Considering his last divorce proceedings showed that he wasn’t even making a million per picture, perhaps Will and Jada should have some sort of loan application verification check list like the banks do.

    If he was solvent, he could have taken out a secured line of credit / second mortgage against his home.

  • Jen_no_juice

    ?????? Oprah

  • Jen_no_juice

    ??????????will and Jada, did you really donate money to someone who had a Starbucks and Benihana’s in his backyard??? Sometimes you gotta let folks fall. Be humble

  • 2gr8ful

    Is he crazy? Why do we need to know this. Ok I am ? % convinced he is losing it. Stay off social media Mr. Gibson.

  • shun king

    who killed those women at lenox?

  • 2gr8ful

    I am now convinced something is totally wrong with with.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I figured with that FNF franchise he was making at least $3M per installment, just for that franchise. He’s so cocky like he’s the actual star of every production he’s a part of really.

  • hottlanta

    They still don’t know who did it. They got killed at the Terrace Garden Inn that has now been torn down. Just like Northside Hospital was circumcising 2 boy babies and cut their penises off. Had that happened at Grady we would never hear the end of it and their funding would be cut off as well and would not have been marketed as one of the best hospitals.

  • XoXo

    This mf right here though. Wtf!

  • what?why

    Their money, their choice, no ones business.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Will & Jada (Whom I worked with on a few projects) are a VERY caring stand up couple. That care a lot about their friends which Tyrese is one of them. They’ve also been a lot of help and have mentored & accepted singer August Alsina as part of their family with his ongoing issues. Hopefully with this new riches that Tyrese has he will finally pay back ALL the peeps he owes. Including me!

  • Layah Jhene

    Pretty much

  • Kirenee

    Thank you ?? ??

  • MsPam

    The child abuse case was dropped against Cherese so I hope he’ll go away!

  • i troll it like i see it

    It’s a damn shame all that b*tching and moaning, begrudging another man’s success was about money! Not “family” as he stated over and over, but his own dusty ass pockets!

  • Carla Crawford

    Yes! And a beautiful black woman would’ve held him down and prevented him from publicly shaming himself. A beautiful black women would have long ago gotten his phone, laptop, even library membership card! Lol

  • Listen2Me

    He owes you? ?? please!

  • Oya Shango

    Thank you Oprah! We need to invest in our children. They are our future and our real wealth.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Yaaasss Ma’am!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    We found out last month GrandHots has cancer. So we are dealing with that. Put it out in the universe and someone will answer.

  • bhavana

    If she truly loves him, she’d get him into counseling and close his social media accounts. A grown man does not need to be posting his business and crying like a baby for all the world to see. He needs to get his act together.

  • NicoleZee

    Wait, what??? How does a circumcision lead to having a penis cut off??? Never heard of such. Atlanta Medical Center is the best place to have a baby if you’re in Atlanta! They took such good care of me and my son. My OB performed an excellent circumcision on him. I’m glad I chose them, they were a godsend. I guess some people think that the better hospitals are in better areas. That’s a lie. Say what you want, but I still have faith in Atlanta Medical and Grady, doctors/nurses at both hospitals have saved my life :)! Plus, they are both good trauma hospitals. So sad for those little boys, I still don’t understand how that can happen when they are just removing the foreskin. So sad.

  • Gone Too Far

    Sending positivity your way ??????

  • NicoleZee

    I looked up the stories. Disgusting and sad. The incidents happened in the 1980s when they were using some sort of electrocautery machine for the circumcision. WTF??? I thought all circumcisions were done by hand, all you basically need is a damn scalpel, not some machine, and it takes just a a few minutes! Both babies were badly burned and one baby had to have a sex change operation which made him into a girl and the other baby lost half of his penis as a result. Both families sued of course and won. So very sad. Northside should have been shut down after that because it happened TWICE! The hell??? Northside would be burned to the ground had that been my child!

  • hottlanta

    Yep remember that when it happened. It was 2 baby boys that happened to. Every time I see Northside Hospital that’s the first thing that comes to mind. I am from the ATL I know better and I know the truth and don’t buy into the BS that north is better meaning white is better.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why does he need five million dollars? That custody battle did not cost five million. There’s more to this story.

  • hottlanta

    Thanks for the research had that been Grady OMG.

  • Marlika

    Why does his stupid ass need to announce everything??? He so phucking ignorant it’s sad! Anyone’s with common sense should distance themselves far away from this idiot. ?????

  • NicoleZee

    I was a baby girl back then. I had never heard of those stories until now. Northside is too damn far from where I live anyway. I’ve never been to that hospital. But some people think it’s better since it’s located where it is. I was born at Crawford Long which is Emory now. Emory is a joke, most of their doctors are too arrogant for me. Just take me to Atlanta Medical or Grady. No hospital is perfect, but if you are about to die or need surgery, those two are your best bet!

  • NicoleZee

    You’re welcome! A lot of people hate Grady, especially their ER. I’d rather be in their ER for 2 days than most other places because they are very thorough and you will know everything that is wrong with you! Piedmont is cool too. Of the times when I almost lost my life, Grady and Atlanta Medical saved me, so I’m grateful to them. If I’m ever blessed with another child, I would definitely choose Atlanta Medical again, their L&D staff are absolutely amazing, very well trained, professional and personable. I was so nervous and scared having my first baby and having to have a C-section, but everyone put me at ease :).

  • hottlanta

    Let’s see Atlanta Medical used to be Georgia Baptist. I go to the Morehouse School of Medicine for my doctor appointments and they ain’t NO joke. Hughes Spaulding used to be black hospital for black kids now it is taken over by Scottish Rite. I think Southwest Hospital has reopened and it was another black hospital that used to be over in the West End area. I am trying to think was there a black hospital called Holy Family or is that a old name for St. Joseph Hospital. I remember a lot black people going to it.

  • DeeFromLA

    Wonder what he had to do for that 5 mil. Sitting between Maxwell and Will I’m thinking he made a sacrifice, LOL.

  • IndaHOUSE

    Their money…no news here.i worked for it, I can buy a penguin with it.

  • NeverSurprised

    Cryrese MADE it everyone’s business by making a public pronouncement. If he didn’t want the world to express an opinion about him becoming a Smith Family charity case, then he should have had enough common sense and DIGNITY to keep his mouth shut about it.

  • JENNYJONES1

    IT’S CALLED REALITY AKA AN EPIPHANY B/C HIS NARCISSIST A$$ REALIZED WHAT WE ALL ALREADY KNEW, HE’S NOT AS H0T OR AS BIG OF A STAR THAT HE THOUGHT HE WAS, AND HIS EGO COULDN’T TAKE IT. LOL!!!……..JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    AHH HIS NEW WIFE IS PREGNANT? OHH. WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?…….JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    DON’T FORGET HE WAS JUST FLASHING HIS FLEET OF LUXURY CARS AND PICS OF A NEW HOMES HE JUST ‘BOUGHT’ HIS MAMA……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    STRAIGHT FRAUD THAT DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO BUDGET HIS MONEY, HE GOT SPOILED & LAZY BY THOSE F&F CHECKS AND STOPPED REALLY HUSTLING. THIS WOULD’VE BEEN A GREAT LESSON FOR HIM IS WILL & JADA HADN’T STEPPED IN. HMM WHO KNOWS NOW…………JENNY JONES!!!!

  • NicoleZee

    Wow! You do know your history very well! My son’s pediatrician went to Morehouse for medical school. A lot of Grady doctors come out of Morehouse. I thought Hughes Spalding downtown is run by Grady, it is a part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It is a good hospital for kids. I had my endo surgery at Grady, but I’m not that fond of their OB/GYN department, they’re just okay. I have yet to find an OB/GYN that I really like and want to keep. I know one thing for sure, good doctors are hard to find. So many of them have terrible attitudes these days. I wonder why they waste so much time and money going to school when it seems like they don’t really want to work with patients. Odd. Some people are better working in the background as opposed to working directly with patients or customers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It’s funny how the media is just catching up stories that Rachael covered months ago.

  • Faux Gibbler

    $5 mil for lawyer fees? *side eye*

  • Samuel Tayo
  • Junkanoo

    I agree but it’s the norm with social media people love showing off and social media is addicting

  • Kirenee

    Prayers to you!

  • Kirenee

    Thank you!

  • Kirenee

    ???

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I know a lot of folks in our community don’t trust O but I always respected the fact that she’s a real mogul. I’m going to guess here but I think the dramatics with Black Ty was always about the money and not about his daughter. I was watching his ugly cry video thinking he’s showing his range. ? It seemed fake and dramatic.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    No, but when you take in consideration the private plane to fly a banner over her school, new funeral-style suits for court, high-speed internet to tell all his business, acting classes to shed real tears for sympathy, etc. That ish adds up.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So is he broke, basically? . With all the money he’s made over his career …from music to all those Fast and Furious movies, you would think he’d have enough money to pay his own legal fees.

  • free

    probably a stipulation that he has to join the scientology network…..

  • Missy

    Ms. Gibson. Ftfy.??

  • Jussjess25

    ????????

  • Jussjess25

    Forever ?

  • shun king

    how you figure he made alot of money might have did alot of work that dont really translate into he made alot of money how crooked things are

  • tintin

    you are right!!! i didnt think about this.

  • shun king

    YOU DON’T ADVERTISE LIKE THAT YOU IDIOT

  • tintin

    Tyrese talk too damn much. i’m sure Will and Jada will be having a sit down with him as he wasn’t to broadcast this. i”m surprised they’re even friends with this goon.

  • shun king

    they might have gave him a promissory note

  • shun king

    isnt a black woman taking him to court now trying to make sure he never see his daughter til she is 18?

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Oprah has no kids and no husband. No offense, but what else is she going to do with her money?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Good morning Roses!
    Good for Oprah
    Good for Will and Jada

  • Ni Ni

    Tyrese did just waste all that money to have an airplane flown over his child’s school ?.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    So he says he’s going to stay off of the internet, but he does this? Lord smh

  • stav

    I agree it is a waste, but it’s their money!

  • softness1

    I refuse to believe that they gave him that much.. Tyrese is unstable and just be saying shit.. They probably gave him $50,000.

  • softness1

    And he had visitation this weekend, but he left to go overseas and chill with his “Jewish dad” whatever that means.. He posted that his jewish dad told him to hop on his private plane to get away from the negative energy… So all this “I want my baby” is bullshit.. He didn’t see her this weekend cuz he’s off jetsetting the world with his “broke” self

  • Karen Brady

    Good morning!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Hey lovely!

  • Karen Brady

    Goon ?

  • NeverSurprised

    The money in music is from songwriting royalties or successful tours, not from releasing a cd. Does he write his own songs? I’m asking because I don’t listen to his music .

    As for the F & F franchise, someone posted that his finances released during his last divorce showed he wasn’t even making $1 mil per film. In Hollywood that’s tantamount to being a pauper.

  • NeverSurprised

    Loaned, not gave. And yeah, they probably did.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Cryrese didn’t have the money to fight the custody case so that’s why he was losing it? Now that the Smith’s have given him money all is right with the world? He’s smiling again? Really Cryrese? Well, in his defense maybe he’s happy now because with the money, he won’t lose his daughter. Cause and affect I guess.

  • KA

    Will and Jada’s donation IS NOT a tax write-off. That seems more selfless to me than Oprah’s TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    $5 million for a child custody case? I dont believe it. Even the most expensive, long running criminal cases rarely cost that much, and he’s telling me a custody case with his ex-wife needs $5 million in legal fees? Sorry, I’m not buying it.

  • JENNYJONES1

    DR. DRE!!!! REMEMBER TYRESE WENT ON FACEBOOK LIVE AND SPILLED THE BEANS ABOUT DR. DRE’S BILLION DOLLAR DEAL W/APPLE, ALMOST MAKING HIM LOSE THE DEAL B/C IT WAS STILL CONFIDENTIAL. CHILE WE ALL KNOW TYRESE IS A NARCISSIST, HE HAS TO ALWAYS BE THE CENTER OF ATTENTION AND CAN’T HOLD WATER, ALWAYS RUNNING THAT BIG A$$ MOUTH!!! SMH!!! WILL & JADA KNEW WHO THEY WERE DEALING W/AND WANTED THEIR ‘GOOD’ DEAL ANNOUNCED……….JENNY JONES!!!

  • Scromes1212

    Countless money spent and all this unwanted attention over something they could have worked out with a honest conversation smh the court system stays winning.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Smh…

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    The heading! LMAO!!!! shady 101, from the shade-ologist, known as Auntie Sandra Shade.

  • softness1

    How do they expect to get paid back.. He claims he can’t find work because of this case…He’s a hot ass mess…

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    The RCA accepts all student.. from gifted to window lickers,,,, and they are not all black.. If I could I’d enroll my old arse up n that school..

  • Renee26

    $5 million Hush money LMAO

  • softness1

    I’m sure Tyrese gets over $15,000 per show.. Why can’t he do a few shows a month??.. He’s a damn singer.. Make money…$13,000 in child support can probably be made in one show.. So all that woe is me bullshit is crazy..

  • softness1

    Shit I can believe it.. They all be in Dubai hanging doing who knows what, on the regular…

  • Renee26

    It was a play on words….they want him to shut up LOL

  • Mischelle

    How in the helll is Tyrese broke? You mean to tell me all those damn Furious movies he’s been in, and the dude is still broke?? I’d run fast from a guy like him.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    That middle school is getting more donations than a HBCU….no shade.

  • my view

    Why does everyone believe he’s broke or going broke? This is so far from the truth.

  • hottlanta

    Yep the media is going in on Dump on the way he was all aggressive when a Muslim committed a crime/wanna call it terrorist/protect America from brown people/take immediate action but when someone white does it he is all soft/quiet tone and call it a mental issue but doesn’t call it a terrorist act/doesn’t want to take any immediate action and still hasn’t signed that domestic terrorism act to protect us from white people that has been on his desk for over a month.

  • Mischelle

    Because he’s implying that he is.

  • Tink Tink

    Then he would out them for all the sh!t they do….They “play” together, lol.

  • Tink Tink

    I totally agree. I just wished he kept it to himself (at least the amount of the donation).

  • Tink Tink

    I understand what you are saying, but he could have done more than “spanked” her. My father wasn’t allowed to spank us due to his upbringing (his spanking was abuse and he still has marks to show it). He “spanked” my oldest brother once, and my mom said, nope, you can’t put your hands on my kids, I’ll do it (I never knew this until I was an adult why my father never spanked us though).

  • ALLMINE?

    i live in America..

  • Soon2BWife

    Whatever the el she wants to. The whole no kids, no husband, so no big deal theory is lame. This is awesome and countless children with have a great opportunity.

  • Platoon

    Me too

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    Love the shade Sandra love the shade?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Will and Jada were wrong for that.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Theory? How is that a theory. Where else is the money going to go if she doesn’t donate it? I’m glad she did but as I said, someone with no kids and no husband SHOULD be doing these things.

  • KA

    He is probably “cash broke” like Kanye was. Spending as fast as he gets it. Hopefully he has investments and a retirement fund. But I don’t get why it’s so wrong for Will and Jada to help him. Why shouldn’t they help their friend if they can? To them $5 mil, or $50k or whatever they gave him isn’t making a dent in their bank accounts.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly. Trump’s bias is so obvious.

    It’s pathetic how the right wing trolls tried to make the Las Vegas shooter into some type of Muslim convert just like they tried to make yesterday’s shooter a Muslim.

    It was about a domestic dispute and his former mother in law attended the church was she wasn’t there yesterday.

  • Trace da Ace

    DA HELL??? Can I please get Will and Jada (especially Will *wink*) contact info so a sista can get some change as well??? I mean I have a mortgage and car notes and things!!!! man bump that, all I really want is 24 hours with Will….tee hee……but for real….why are they falling for this drama kings mess???? Tyrese is 1 meltdown away from a straight jacket!! If he is not bashing black women, he is bashing everybody else on some stupid ish…..and then gets on the internet crying like he is being held hostage!!! I can’t with this dude…..but for real Sandra, tell Will to holla :)

  • the watcher

    @sandrarose. im just wondering how much did you donate to the school? you hate when it’s NOT even your money. please get a life. i know you’re nosy as hell and all up in other people business, but you can’t tell other people what they can do with their money.

  • softness1

    But why lend to someone who is not willing to work.. He’s giving the Fast and Furious people an ultimatum.. If the Rock is on it he’s not.. wtf?? For someone so broke how do you deny work.. I’ll lend to anyone I think I’ll get repaid from. If you’re suspect I will not lend you a lot of money….

  • Liah

    Tax write off…#STOPiT

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I seee what you did there LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • my view

    that is true. people love to tell other people how and where to spend their money

  • Malcom Flex

    SO what are YOU doing?

  • Malcom Flex

    He’s DOWN LOW

  • Liah

    Blocking u

  • Luv Pitties

    Why won’t his “Jewish Daddy” help him stay financially afloat?

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I didn’t even see he did that but why am I not surprised. Still a fan of his voice only when he’s singing.

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL IDGAF- sick of bw dissing Oprah but you ain’t doing nothing for our people just bitchin

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Tyrese must of had group sex with Will and Jada lol

  • Guess Who

    …somewhere out there Dwayne Martin is plotting his Tyrese’s mollywhopping.

  • Patricia

    so i wonder what was coming if someone hadnt paid this nutcase to shut up and sit down somewhere. i wanted to see what was gonna happen. darn will and jada, mane

  • Patricia

    no hes a drama king and hes stressed right now. he cannot work.