Diana Ross and grandson Raif Henok Kendrick go grocery shopping

Joe wrote in to express his disappointment over my Diana Ross post which simply pointing out what other people were saying about Ms. Ross ignoring her 8-year-old grandson Raif Kendrick during the 2017 American Music Awards.

Please note that Sandrarose.com did not give an opinion on whether Ms. Ross snubbed her adorable grandson onstage. In fact, Sandrarose.com posted photos of Ms. Ross and the boy going grocery shopping. That hardly sounds like I disrespected the R&B legend.

Joe writes:

From: joenavarro818@yahoo.com
Date: Today, 09:20:15 PM EST
To: sandra@sandrarose.com

Ms. Rose,

It is really unfortunate and disappointing that you would stoop to a level of trying to turn a wonderful family evening for Ms. Ross and her family into a negative story.

The AMA event was wonderful, a success and a great achievement for her. she called her Grandson on stage by name, she is constantly allowing him to dance and be involved in many of her concerts and constantly brags about ALL of her grandchildren.

Using references such as "Flack" "Ignoring" "Doting" "Biracial" "Mixed" "Race" "accused" shows your poor penmanship as a writer and a lack of professionalism.

In the future I would like to encourage you to think twice abut your skills and accuracy of a report before you advertise it. Friendly advise.

Have a nice rest of the week.

Joe

  • Yoni7

    "shows your poor penmanship as a writer"
    __________________
    *breaks out the red pen* Because BAY-BEE, THAT letter uptop!!!! #thenerve
    #sandraputhiswholeemailaddyonblast
    LOL

  • Dr. P

    Dear Joe,

    In the future I would like to encourage you to think twice, as well as proofread your emails twice before hitting that send button..."Friendly
    advise"....ADVICE, not advise.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I made it 10 hoooole dayz without posting on diz here blog..I said I wasn't coming back..heauwhale and antyhew.. Hey Yall and Happy New Year! I hope all those I liked made to 2018 and the Troll got hit with the GA Peach when it dropped..
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  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • free

    #dead

  • NeverSurprised

    "...shows your poor penmanship as a writer."
    ------------------------------
    Who is this ignoramus? He's trying to insult Sandy when he has no command of the English language.

    Joe, hun, "penmanship" is the art or style of writing by HAND, HANDwriting. Sandra didn't write the post by HAND, so it has nothing whatsoever to do with penmanship. I believe the word you were looking for is "wordsmith," you big dummy.

  • NeverSurprised

    ?????

  • Tink Tink

    Wow! Sandra kept the whole email addy up there for us to see.
    Was she being petty, or was this just an oversight? Find out next time on Dragon Ball Z.

  • Marlika
  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Happy New Year! Welcome back ?.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Welcome back. I just got back here myself. Had to give my LOLLOLLOL finger a rest!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MsPam

    Joe, Ms. Ross to you, doesn’t need you to defend her. She probably wouldn’t give you the time of day.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Joe.. Baby... Please... Go sit down somewhere... Reading comprehension is not his strong suit, I guess... Sandy-Mae did not disparage Ms. Ross or her grandson in any form or fashion. Also, you just might want to proofread your emails before you hit the send button. You are trying to be cute and drag the Rose Garden's favorite auntie for filth but it it was an epic fail. Do not come in here unless invited!!!. The End.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Diana did Nothing most of us wouldn't have done. Raif was the oldest grandchild us there, we probably would have made sure the younger ones Didn't fall off the stage. Probably would have had the older child helping. Diana gave Raif his space to express and be himself. And he did. He showed he Can command a stage, better than adults. He is a Superstar waiting to happen!!! She has Always allowed Raif on stage. Google her past concerts. Diana may have her woes, like We All do, But she seems to Love All her grandchildren. I know, I know, some want her to always be the devil because of some things in her past, but judge yourself. I highly thank her for letting Raif, especially get down like he did. And he did. He is a genius now. I wouldn't have known that, if Diana hadn't shared his with the wotld.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Hey Quite (EHUG)!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    HEY NAH NINI (E-HUG)

  • You Could Never

    Dear Joe,

    This letter sent the copy editor in me into a damn seizure.

    Do better.

    Your sister in Christ,

    Me

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Evillene

    My "friendly advise" to Joe is to check his e-mails for spelling and grammar before hitting send. That said, I also did not like the suggestion that Ross mistreated or ignored Raif. He is her first grandchild and she has doted on him since forever, including introducing him on Oprah several years ago.

  • ?Royalty?

    Sandra you didnt have to put dudes whole email address on blast like that. ???

  • Evillene

    Oh...I just got it.

    Auntie posted Joe's letter because she knew we would REFLEXIVELY go in on that grammar. I did without even thinking about it. Now that I see everyone else's comments I understand that we were played. Poor Joe...

  • NeverSurprised

    Sandy is so shady. Lol. She has that poor semi-literate man's full email address up, so you know the roses are flooding his mail with basic lessons in Grammar and Vocabulary 101.

  • Yardgirl

    Happy New Year WuttWutt!!

  • Yardgirl

    *******FLATLINE**********

  • Yardgirl

    joenavarro818@yahoo.com
    **********************************************
    His whole addy!!! DWL!!!

  • Yoni7

    LMAO - HEY TINK!

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOO

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    U made my day ???

  • FranziaRed

    You don't know me but I love you...been lurking for 9 years and your stories used to have me like whoa...welcome back and Happy New Year to you too pretty laydee!!!

  • FranziaRed

    See what I'm saying hahahahaaaaa

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sandra is being extra petty today.
    Sandy, did your date last night stand you up or something?

  • Tink Tink

    Hey Yoni!!!!! Happy New Year!!!!

  • Look@m3

    chuckling...

  • Solstice

    ????!!! Your sister in Christ? ??_____________

  • Solstice

    Oh I cannot! ???_______

  • Solstice

    Hey Love ? Happy New Year!

  • Solstice

    She knew the Roses ? would go innn! And we did lol ?

  • Yoni7

    The year is not NEW until April. But same to you. LMAO

  • Ang

    Now, you know you're using too much logic for the people who want to be negative.

  • Keepin’IT100

    Sandra is so messy.

  • Keepin’IT100

    I hate when people try to act intelligent

  • Ang

    Nope. I didn't take that bait. Joe's grammar may be wrong but his point is right. That article about Diana and her grandson was low key shade. There were a lot more comments about how wonderful Raif was on stage than there were people critizing Diana as a grandmother. If the article wasn't intended to be shady she could have focused on all the praise Raif got from the media rather than the handful of people who had something negative to say.

  • Luv Pitties

    Joe,

    The word is advice not advise.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    HEY SOLSTICE (EHUUGG)!

  • WutizstillHERE!
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  • WutizstillHERE!
  • BadAss Will

    I'm not going to lie, i felt some kind of way too. I literally read all the popular and non popular blogs. No one ever mention it. I come from a biracial family. That topic is touchy and can deeply hurt especially if it's not true. I'm sure she loves them equally. Sometimes just post a pic without reaching .

  • Hypocrites

    It’s so funny that you all attack this lady on her own blog ALL DAY LONG, but when somebody writes in with respectful disagreement, you call yourselves checking them. How ironic. Mentioning that people said she ignored her “black” grandchild for the “mixed” ones is being messy. Furthermore; so is the constant differentiation between “biracial” and “black” people. If one of your parents is black, so are you. That’s just how we do things in the USA.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Aunt Sandy is the QUEEN of SHADE and yes I love it. I think people forget that this is a blog. What be the problem??? Honest question. Darn I thought I was a sensitive person. I am not as sensitive as I thought.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Lol

  • R in NYC

    Joe told no lies. Please give the colorism a rest for awhile Sandra.

  • R in NYC

    All jokes aside. Sandra were you teased for being dark skinned? I swear you have an unhealthy obsession with skin color and the racial background of other blacks.
    What is up with you calling light skinned black women with long hair a special acronym? Trust me I get it. I have a dark skinned daughter but I refused to raise her thinking her skin tone was anything to be ashamed of or even an issue. I know you're not originally from America. Maybe you weren't aware of the impact of slavery and discrimination on blacks in this country.
    I'm just saying....I would really like to understand where you're coming from.

  • Youngblood

    Some body needed to check your dike looking a$$.And the hate you been spitting out 4yrs about beyonce the whole world no u got hate n ya blood

  • sceutie

    A friend of mine started w/ the biracial nonsense back in the 80's 'cause her cousin married a white man and had two kids. I didn't get it then and I don't get it now. It's just all divide and conquer.

  • pure_rachet

    Right? If they don't like it move tf along. I don't like reading their dumb hater comments!! I'm here for everything Sandra dishes out.

  • pure_rachet

    you can't get banned on Daquan. Bring them tall tales back y'hear?

  • pure_rachet

    just copy and paste for a while. These here comments are funny!

  • Minx Mosaic

    Grammer mistakes or not, Joe was so on point with his point... And Sandra knows all too well that controversy drives traffic to her blogs. So she's going to continue to low key drag and throw shade. She's got the science of blogging down... I can't stand her opinion at times but I respect the fact that she's not afraid to share it, even when she knows it probably won't be too popular... Damn you Sandra!!! Lol Smile

  • WutizstillHERE!

    OK LOL I will!