Diana Ross and grandson Raif Henok Kendrick go grocery shopping

R&B/Soul music royalty Diana Ross played the doting grandmother as she took her adorable 8-year-old grandson Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick along for some grocery shopping at celebrity hotspot Bristol Farms in Beverly Hills.

Ross, 73, caught flack for ignoring Raif who stole the show at the 2017 American Music Awards in November. Ross was accused of doting on her biracial/mixed raced grandkids as she accepted her lifetime achievement award.

Diana Ross and grandson Raif Henok Kendrick go grocery shopping

Raif is the son of Ms. Ross’ Afrocentric daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick, 46, and her husband of 22 years, Rodney Kendrick.

Diana Ross and grandson Raif Henok Kendrick go grocery shopping

Photos by BACKGRID




  • King Cakes

    Didn’t know there was full black people in her family lol

  • Noirluv45

    Time sure flies. I remember when Rhonda was pregnant with him. He’s a handsome young man.

  • Yardgirl

    He is adorable!! I loved how he stole the show at the awards, he is definitely not shy. I saw Diana in concert a couple of years ago and Rhonda opened for her. I was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining Rhonda was, she has a great voice.

  • You Could Never

    Hey Raif!

  • MistaO

    Ikr

  • ShelbyMoore

    He’s the only one.

  • iWasteTime

    Rhonda is her daughter with Berry right? The only full on …
    Isn’t Redfroo, Rhonda’s brother?
    Berry had a Starting 5 plus subs.
    Raif is the man!!

  • He’s a cutie

    She looks ashamed of him while grocery shopping. They’ve said she’s self-hating, and her mixed children all married white. He’s a cutie.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Beautiful young man.

  • You Could Never

    Yes. So is Rockwell (Somebody’s Watching Me)

  • fRAktal Reality

    Among her descendants? Daughter and grandson.

  • Ni Ni

    I didnt think she had any black grandchildren.

  • MsPam

    Do y’all remember when Diana tried to tell folks that Rhonda had the same father as her other kids?! Then she’s confessed that Berry Gordy was the father.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Redfoo is Barry’s grandson, but I have no idea who his parent is.

  • Bambi

    Thanks for the update, but please reply to the Queens Court! Please let it be known how miserable and messy Khia is. She wanna talk about Trina and obsess with Trina so much but someone need to talk about that Welfare fraud incident and how she went to jail for fighting with the repo man. You so much of an independent artist nut at the end of the day who cares when you still living like regular folk! And how she tell all them lies like she wrote for Trina but Trina names are on the credits along wit someone by the name of Mystic, and how the beef really started with her and Trina like how she came for Trina in a interview years ago saying she was not the queen of the south but yet a whore, and that’s what prompted Trina to fire off a diss record first!

  • MythCalledLove

    So is that her hair?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Diana Ross looks good. Good Black don’t crack!!!

  • Yoni7
  • Mischelle

    Me either ?

  • Rayne

    He’s a cute lil boy!

  • Noirluv45

    I haven’t read any of them, but I love them because they seem positive and uplifting. I’m going to check some of them out. Black women are regularly attacked, so anything that uplifts us in a positive way, I’m all for it.

  • brownisback

    Chudney is the one with…. them there eyes

  • Ghost

    I LOVE Lady BOSS! My take…she has had a skin tone problem for years! She hooked up with Berry for money and fame..that’s all..after that….strictly white men! If it wasn’t for her secret child Rhonda she would have had a complete mixed family…everyone has their demons..she was raised in the Detroit projects..so I’m sure it started there! no shade because she IS MY GIRL…I love this grandson…so confident and has absorbed who is is at such a young age…look for kendrick in the future…not ross.

  • iWasteTime

    I did not know that!

  • Ebony Starr

    Redfoo is Barry’s son and Sky Blu is his grandson.

  • JRock

    She’s untalented and overrated and no that’s not her real hair. She’s always been a rude person and full of herself. Oh, and I guess she was trying to pull her gay daughter Tracy and her gay son Evan out of the closet this weekend when they went to a gay club. Old trick please.

  • tia

    handsome guy he is:)

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She has Never Ignored Raif!!! Try educating Yourself. I saw one of Diana’s earlier concerts where she had him on stage with her and her daughter. He was about 4.

  • Marlika

    Grandparents are the best!!

    That little boy looks just like his momma….

  • You Could Never

    The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now

    Copped this one for now 28 yo niece. Its old now. Might get Dub22 a copy.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    I know Raif is a Superstar in the making, if he chooses to pursue!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And his mother

  • Karen Brady

    DR looks great. Grandson looks just like his mother.

  • Look@m3

    I was just telling my mom (of the Diana Ross Generation) that I felt like she was over rated and Gladys Knight doesn’t get half the props I feel she deserves. I thought I was the only one that thought this about Ms. Ross but I lover her Daughter Tracy and the son that look like Chris can act.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Rhonda should have added Gordy to her name. That name is legendary!
    Since Diana kept her actual father a secret for so long.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why would she want to add his name since he didn’t claim her as his daughter?

    I swear black folks are stuck on stupid.

  • James Hudson

    Of course that’s her hair

  • TMW

    Nope, not the only one. I agree with both of you.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok my bad. I can’t believe that Berry is almost 90 and has children in their 40’s.

  • KcoolMuziq

    It’s the principal of the matter. Back then even though everyone suspected he was her father. It was just to scandalous for Diana or Berry to acknowledge he was. But behind the scenes Rhonda actually knew he was.Adding his name would add his legacy to hers.

    But I see U don’t have common sense to realize that..

  • A D N

    Untalented and overrated?! Ms Ross the Boss?! Noooo way JRock. No way! I’ve been a fan since the age of a little girl of this glamorous lady with such style with the vocals of an angel and charisma to deliver a song with such feeling and warmth, and a sexiness which never got raunchy. Oh, did I mention I am a FAN of Diana Ross?! LOL……

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I remember all of this like it was yesterday lol… that was back in the “my neck my back” days

  • A D N

    Name one black lady of that era that was like Diana? Every black entertainer was incomparable to the next lady because they all were different because of their style of singling and entertaining. People often tried to compare Diana and Donna Summer, but they were two beautiful women who were able to overcome barriers to accomplish success in the industries. It’s amazing how people compare Beyoncé and Rihanna when they actually are two different types of artists.

  • Noirluv45

    Off topic: So I guess Ginuwine is coming under attack for not wanting to kiss a transgendered man. ? Now people are forced to have to kiss people they choose not to kiss?

    https://www.bet.com/music/2018/01/08/ginuwine-big-brother-celebrity-trans-woman-twitter-debate.html

  • A D N

    I just raved about being a fan. I also offered a different perspective on why she was considered The Boss! Because my son didn’t experience the Michael Jackson era, he actually questioned what Michael brought to music. I politely told him to leave my room please…immediately…lol. Yes, huge Michael Jackson and Diana Ross fan.

  • A D N

    No.

  • my view

    and she needs to talk about those evictions she has…and a recent one at that….she trying to get her 15min and they swear this queens court is gonna land them a t.v deal

  • Ang

    She doesn’t need Gordy as her last name. She’s known Berry was her father since she was 13. She’s in her 40s now. Using his name just because it’s legendary is disrespectful to her dad who raised her. She has a relationship with Berry and her siblings. She talks about Berry a lot. She got married in her early 20s and changed her name to her husband’s name. She only adds Ross for her music. She’s doing it right. She doesn’t need either of her father’s name.

  • Ang

    Messy, messy, messy. This isn’t news. There are photos of Diana at Bristal Farms all the time. She has never ignored her grandchild. That’s some b.s. people made asking if she doesn’t pay attention to him since he’s black and her other grandkids look white. There’s never been any legit reason for anyone to think that. Diana has been taking her entire family to red carpets since Raif was a baby. Stop it.

  • Ang

    Lol @ people thinking they are spilling tea by point out that Diana wears wigs. She’s never hid that lol. She wore her real hair on the cover of her Diana album. The rest of your comment makes you sound miserable.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/24753e720e173491b29cb25634aa7fea39ec8350850f543eb242730a50eb81b4.jpg

  • SpillyNillie

    One person commented: “does Ginuwine know how much he’s insulted ALL trans women by saying he’d never date a trans woman”
    ___________________________________________________
    This ish can’t be real!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    if it were so scandalous then why didn’t her parents keep themselves to themselves or at least used protection.

    I am sick of people having sex and not taking responsibility for their actions and somehow make the child suffer.

    BTW what would adding Gordy to her name do for her now?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    SMH.

  • Yetunde

    I really don’t know how she thought she was going to get away with that. It was so obvious.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    He insulted no one. These trans are gettin on my last damn nerves. Hes a straight man who wants a real woman. I see no issue here.

  • Junkanoo

    On the shows facebook page India the trans women is getting ripped to shreds not Ginuwine.India transitioned late in life so he is too fixated on being trans it’s getting annoying.

  • Junkanoo

    oops she

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Right like you say you’re a woman koo now be quiet about the ish. We dont care.

  • Noirluv45

    Isn’t that the most ridiculous comment. It’s hard to believe it’s real, isn’t it? Unbelievable. You know, if they are that fragile, they need to get help. I’m so sick of many in this community whining and crying about being accepted while Black folks have been dealing with racism since we got here. Everyone isn’t going to like or accept them, so they need to get over themselves. Ugh.

  • Noirluv45

    Mine too! There is no issue.

  • Ang

    Why is Diana the only one who gets the blame for that? Berry always knew Rhonda was his but wouldn’t claim her but people don’t throw shade at him for not raising his own child. Berry Gordy’s personal life is beyond messy but he gets a pass because he’s a man. The one thing about Diana no one can deny is that she’s a good mother. She’s always put her kids first. It’s rare for celebrity children to turn out to be decent, humble people but Diana raised 5 kids like that. She must have done something right. Maybe she was protecting her child from the cruel things people would say to her if all their business was in the media.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, OK. Good. I’m glad that he/she’s getting ripped more than Ginuwine because it’s utterly ridiculous. It’s very annoying. Geez.

  • OP2

    This is nothing more than s3xual harassment with manipulation, lies & deceit used to recruit & victimize their prey. I guess No does not mean NO when it comes to the transG folks? Start labeling them as S-xual harassers who are deceitful & manipulators and does respect the rights or feelings of others.

    Only weak-minded broken souls act powerless or think that just because the acronyms say, do or tell them something that they have to cop to or give in instead of taking a stance and proving that they have a mind of their own.

    -if Black folks or heteros had any sense, they would flip this mess to align with the se-x-ual harassments; assaults or rapes that goes on in hollywierd/the entertainment business.

  • guest

    I love her!! Her grandson resembles her, Barry and her daughter. Nwever seen his father, but he is a handsome black son/grandson. The grandson of MOTOWN FOUNDER and MUSIC MOGUL Berry Gordy.

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! One rule for them, and one rule for everyone else. What gets me too is I’m sure they don’t bat an eyelash when Black folks come under attack. In fact, some of the most racist people I’ve met come from that community.

  • Junkanoo

    India is needy and needs to be evicted she’s just whining and complaining none stop.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I already answered that question.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Preach chit black people still aren’t accepted everywhere and still have to deal with the harsh realities of racism on a daily basis. Yet we take it in stride and get thru it. Trans need to do the same. Not everyone accepts you. Deal with it.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    THIS!!!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Ginuwine was like nah I’m good ??
    I think most str8 married men woulda curved him/her too.

  • SumthinSweeter

    lol, she my ass. if “she” doesn’t have a uterus or has had one, then she is a he in a wig.

  • SumthinSweeter

    right… this can’t be life and definitely not my reality.

  • guest

    That’s a lie that he never wanted to claim her! TThey just didn’t go public, because they both though it may ruin Diana’s career. EVERYBODY personal and public knew she was his child.

  • SumthinSweeter

    and it’s bs. selfish parenting from the jump.

  • You Could Never

    Diana Ross is one of the biggest gay icons EVER. She was a gay icon back when being gay or gay friendly was damn near stoning yourself. She has been going to gay clubs and embracing her gay fan base since the early 1970s.

  • Junkanoo

    ultimately l have no control over how people see themselves am tired of giving energy to things l can’t control it’s pointless

  • Ang

    Berry had 8 kids by 5 different women. Only two were wives. The others were mistresses while he was married and girlfriends. Rockwell’s mother was a mistress.

  • You Could Never

    Barry elected to keep himself secret from what I heard. Pist Diana off and hurt her feelings so she married the Jew lawyer she tried to pass Rhonda off under from my understanding. I’ve read this version of events over and over but Im not sure what is true. Only they know

  • You Could Never

    I love how Diana had Barry on the stage as her family too at the AMA’s. Im not a fan of hers, but that made me feel some kind of way. A good way.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Exactly! Diana at that time was the only black female superstar. She went on Oprah years ago and cleared everything up on why she did it.

  • 5000BlinK

    Hey Roses…. Whats the topic besides Diana Ross being one of the best Grannies in the World.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    guest: They just didn’t go public
    You made my point.

  • You Could Never

    Crimson Tide out here being great

  • You Could Never

    *greater

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because her mother screwed Gordy to advance her career????

  • 5000BlinK

    That game had me up alllllll night baby!!!!! When I tell you that was a GOOD GAME! I was like damn ATL Falcons lost Superbowl and now this… Peace up A town really down….sad faces

  • You Could Never

    ALL NIGHT LONNNNNNNNNG. They scared the mess outta me so I went from damn near stroke status to celebratory in a matter of minutes. It was AWESOME lol

  • MsPam

    Chile that was long??? Back in day she denied that she ever slept with Berry Gordy. I’m not questioning her parenting skills. Geez!

  • justlooking

    OFFTOPIC

    @SandraRose – Happy New year and hope this finds you well.

    Please do a post on @noirluv45:disqus font about Ginuwine

    Why would anyone be forced to kiss anyone, for any reason. White, Black, Man or Woman. That’s Forced Rape and Harassment.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I will NOT let U talk about Diana like that! She’s the reason your idol Beyonce is even thought of.

  • justlooking

    Congrats My House was SCREAMING like Bandits last night.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Giirrlllll, so my baby is turning 12 this weekend and we are celebrating all week. I’m pulling her out of school in a few minutes to go kick dust up at K1Speed. The Obamas need to go crash the Royal wedding we have all decided. That game last night took 2 years off my life…then gave me life again.. Wendy Williams talking shidd on her show this morning and I’m here for it. Trump still needs top walk off a cliff and Oprah needs to tell Weight Watchers to kick rocks and get ready to run for President.
    Pops gum

  • SpiceGirl

    now I get it when they say….don’t force it on me (the trans agenda)

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    What about Trump getting roasted for forgetting the words to the National Anthem? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8995a2ad3ebbcb467dd1c23d912e320741d718a97b9651c927764a545a75ee84.png

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He didn’t forget. He never knew. Haha

  • justlooking

    Happy Born Day LIL RIF4REAL

    I’m cool with the Obama don’t attend, they not going to invite everybody to their daughters wedding. They are like Rock Stars, TEW MURCH for them to be there. (security)

    Ivanka and her Pedophile daddy new to go on and GET.

    I LOVE OPRAH and would love to see that, Middle White America that sat in her audience for two decades (we couldn’t get nair ticket) They HATE her now. She got tew small and TOO Billionaire. They only liked her fat and talking about smoking crack.

    News Reporter White lady – Would you vote for Oprah?

    White Lady from Middle America – No she is not for Americans?

    WTF? Biotch ya’ll wasn’t saying that when she was giving ya’ll cars and 55 greatest gifts of all time, every mutha sucking Christmas.

  • Ang

    A paragraph is long lol? That was more of a rhetorical question for why only the women ever get blamed.

  • 5000BlinK

    This just gave me LIFE!!!!! Let me see what I got up my sleeve. The kids been out of school tooooo long here so thats where they will be alllllll day!
    Obama should tell them they dont have time to be going to no weddings because they kicking it
    #45 aint shyt for demanding a WHOLE US Flag respeck and everybody stand and sing when his AZZ DONT KNOW THE WORDS TO THE SONG! NOW LET SANDRA DO A POST ON THAT…SHE TO RIGHT WING….SO THATS NOT GONNA HAPPEN!!!
    THAT GAME WAS EVERYTHING!!!!!
    HOPE WE GET THE SAME IN THE SUPERBOWL

  • 5000BlinK

    oH YEAH happy bday

  • 5000BlinK

    When that Coach put the Freshman team out there I was like….. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh now watch this. Great strategy because GA Coach almost knew all of their plays and they where not letting Hurts go NO WHERE

  • 5000BlinK

    He didnt forget!!!! He never bothered in his life to learn them!

  • SumthinSweeter

    agreed

  • 5000BlinK

    Never did you catch Hurts at the end when they won looking for someone to run to and hug and he was going in circles because everyone was over there with the Freshman… He really made a name for himself and Hurts is gonna have to step his GAME UP! hes good but GA head Coach knew that if you corner him….they aint going no where

  • 5000BlinK

    I was on the edge…. But I knew at halftime Al Coach was in a kona and he had to do something so it was basically “I aint got SHYT to lose” put the Freshman team out there and sit down the starters. That took balls!!!! But it also took a great Coach to know that his Freshman team is good and hungry and he had no option to trust that they would pull it off and that pass and catch at the end in overtime was EVERYTHING!!!!

  • Ang

    Do you remember some years back that guy who kept pulling pranks on celebrities on the red carpet kissed Will Smith on the lips when Will was taking pics with fans? Will slapped the guy and told him to get away. You could tell Will was pissed.

    I wonder how people would react to that in this climate. Will, like anyone, has a right to respond to anyone kissing him without permission. I remember some people tried to call him homophobic but mostly I think people were on Will’s side, especially bc that guy was a known creep. But, now you got people trying force guys to kiss someone just because the person is trans while were simultaneously praisingwomen for fighting male predators. It’s crazy that people think you’re boundaries are supposed to be based on what makes the other person comfortable.

  • You Could Never

    bc GA coach used to work for him and then stole all his shit. Fukk you Kirby. GA can keep ya.

  • You Could Never

    I think they got their asses Nick Saban cussed in that locker room at the half.

  • 5000BlinK

    I totally agree. I saw that and was like it would be different if it was a Woman.

  • 5000BlinK

    Exactly!!! I told the Hubby Al Coach should know that GA Coach just came from them and know how they think, their plays there top players…but I dont think he was expecting AL Coach to put those Freshman out there and keep them out there last half of the game.

  • You Could Never

    We sit up here on this blog and call Kandi all kinds of hoes etc bc she fukked JD and broke up the group, but Diana cant fukk for tracks? No way do they compare. Kandi and the iconic Diana….but lets call a thing a thing here.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right?! But be all up in arms about players being unpatriotic and such.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ad1d63286971ecd15a6ae212a627ca97407f0bc8e7b72f87a9f23d4a2c2340e3.jpg

  • 5000BlinK

    Im telling I bet Saban said to them ” I aint got shyt to lose right now” and he put the Starters on the bench and let the hungry Freshman get out there in a national championship game. That take GUTS

  • 5000BlinK

    Thats the only reason he went to that game. To discourage those players… Particulart the Black players and demanded that everyone stand and sing the song. Let him try that shyt at a NFL championship game……playing with folks money… he will not!!!! and in the next 10 years College and NFL will have all Black Quarterbacks… Thanks to Michael Vick the Dog killa for showing them that QB should know how to throw the ball or run it if they have to… Most White QB can not run…… no hate just the truth

  • You Could Never

    Mike Vick is also one of the rare lefty quarterbacks just like the stand in freshman who go put in that game last night and won it. Folks say what they will about Ron Mexico/Mike vick, but he was GOOD.

  • kitttykatlady

    White rich privilege

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Oh, I know that’s the only reason he went to the game. He THOUGHT he was doing something but wound up making himself look like an old demented fool, yet again as he’s been continuing to do so.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Diana & Berry was in a downlow relationship.She wasn’t a sugar mama,ho or had a track record with men..

  • You Could Never

    The demented fool they say he is and he mad about them saying it. Insert that dog below you had posted *snort*

  • 19awesomegrl97

    my God

  • Ang

    Lol. Exactly. Like anyone has to make a public statement about who they slept with. People must have forgotten that Bey and Jay denied dating for years. People have been trying to guess who January Jones’ son’s father is for the last 7 years and they aren’t telling.

  • You Could Never

    None of that changes the fact that they were a group. She started hunching the boss. That is when they “rose to stardom”. That is when Flo and Mary got purshed further to the back and then literally after they started smashing…the name of the group got changed to “Diana Ross and the Supremes”. You think all of that was a coinky dink then you go ahead.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Jen_no_juice
  • Yoni7

    OT:

    So does anybody still check their children’s candy like they did around Halloween? If not, when did you stop and why?

  • Rayne

    Even Martin lutha da king knew the words to the “ oh say can you see ? “ song. That guy keeps me laughing. Orange self lol

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Yeayas….

  • You Could Never

    This is funny af

  • 5000BlinK

    Al won the Dem seat to the Senate and the SEC Championship. GA should kick his azz for the bad luck… THANKS #45

  • KcoolMuziq

    The stars were already aligned for Diana to become a superstar. Things happened like they’re suppose to happen. She was meant to be out front and eventually on her own. They weren’t.

    Stop hating.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    That doesn’t mean anything. I’m My Nana’s favorite but she still loves all her grandchildren. Just me more??

  • justlooking

    It’s complete bull SHIT

  • You Could Never

    I was. But I stopped when they got a certain age. Around 10-11. You are 11 whole years old. And eat more candy than anyone I know. If your lil dumb ass out here swallowing a razor I will kill you, all bc you were too in a rush to eat that candy that has OBVIOUSLY been opened. Bc you know better and was greedy.

  • You Could Never

    Nephew is this YOU? Bc this sounds just like my own nephew lol.

  • You Could Never

    Righhhht. Lil skinny ass pop eyed “Diane” from Brewster Homes. Who was shaped like a 12 yo boy til the late 1970s-1980s. Well okay.

  • Soda

    You’re talking to a starstruck fool.

  • You Could Never

    I see too. Who thinks that Diane Ernestine Ross was born to be a star. I canna.

  • justlooking

    Up votes you , now log off.

    LMAO

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Thanks for pointing that out because I got so lost in the back-and-forth that I didn’t read those comments with any analysis.

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    OT:

    say you’re going back to college and you work full time. how many credit hours is too much to take per semester? has anyone worked full time and went to school full time and didn’t lose your mind?

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, I sure do remember that! That guy better be happy he got away with just a slap! I don’t blame Will for being pissed! People have no right to invade someone else’s space or body without permission. The nerve. Girl, if someone had called me homophobic for slapping the crap out of dude, then I’d just have to accept that. They act like everyone should just embrace their nonsense, and if they don’t, they want to label them. Many of them act so dang entitled. Isn’t that a trip, Ang? That’s how this country is…a ball of confusion. Exactly! No one supposed to have boundaries in order to make someone else comfortable. No truer words.

  • Noirluv45

    Insanity!

  • You Could Never

    Dub12 is a greedy little girl when it comes to candy. She ate her candy AND her sister candy at Christmas. My sister gives them candy every year. Well oldest was gone to her other folks house and came back and her sister had robbed her. She was like how you let her eat mine ma? Hell I blinked and it was gone.

  • MissHarlem

    I did 9 credits and a no credit. You will lose your mind regardless lol but this is attainable

  • You Could Never

    When I was laid off I called myself being a full time student and tried to take 18 credit hours. And I wasnt even WORKING and it was a lot. I say start off with 2-3 classes. That is around 9 credit hours.

  • You Could Never

    JINX

  • JV

    If I’m remembering correctly, full time student is 15 credit hours. If you’re a full-time worker, I would not recommend even half that. I lived on campus and worked as a janitor while doing full-time student work and that got hard.

  • iWasteTime

    We still here?!?!
    What y’all talking about ?
    Every time I see that pic on the side of Bey dressed for Juelz party I laugh.
    I’m that old ass aunt/cousin/momma friend too

  • MsPam

    Can we a post about a the pushing and shoving that happened at Erica Garner’s funeral?!

  • 5000BlinK

    I remember going to scholl full time and working full time. I didnt lose my mind but it was a lot. It depends on where you are in your life. Keep your family into consideration if you have one and make your schedule work for you

  • Ni Ni

    Questions to take into consideration:

    1. Are you receiving financial aid or paying out of pocket?

    2. Have you taken college classes before? How long has it been since you have attended? Were you a good student?

    3. What courses are you planning to take? Are you good in math??

  • SpillyNillie

    Sandra, I’m starting to rock back and forth in my chair…

  • SpillyNillie

    I was unaware that she passed!

  • SpillyNillie

    I would say 2 courses, that’s 6 credit hours. I earned a Master’s while working full time. Two courses was just enough to remain sane.

  • You Could Never

    Sandra are you a depressed Bulldogs fan or something? I mean better luck…well never…but it will be ok.

  • SweetTEE

    I did it my entire college career.. tbh, it depends on your major. Mine was accounting and I wouldnt suggest more than 9 hours.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I think it was obvious this boy has a very close relationship with his grandma. Rhonda seems confident, visible, and they appear to be a close-knit family!

    Diana Ross dated predominately white men, and only married white, but in the 1960s, Black men weren’t really into skinny, rail thin Black women, where I’m sure white men found her more attractive!

    By the 1970s, she grew in to her beauty as a solo artist, as a woman (she got started young), and as a fashion icon and business woman!

    Her kids seem to have turned out great, were protected from her fame, not used as props.

    I know those daughter-in-laws sit and watch in awe, know their husbands will ALWAYS love their mom, and no one can replace her while still being good husbands to them!

    True Boss!

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    Thanks for your replies! I done messed around enough and it’s time to get serious. I have enough college credits that I would graduate in, roughly, two years but i want to get it over with ASAP. I don’t have any kids so why not?

  • ChineseCheckers

    You just spoke SO MUCH TRUTH. As bad as her relationships seemed to be with her contemporaries, Ms. Ross seems to have been and is an excellent mother. And I respect anyone who lives their lives on their own terms.

  • MsPam

    Yes I think she died on the 30th of last month. They wouldn’t let her father’s mother ( Erica grandmother) in the funeral yesterday. But they let Common, Shaun King into the service. Alley Cat Sharpton did the eulogy.

  • Tink Tink

    I took 18 credit hours and worked full-time for one year, my last year in college….but I was 21-22 years of age where I could get 3-4 hours of sleep, wake up to a blunt and keep it moving without missing a beat. I KNOW I can’t do that now though.

  • iWasteTime

    lol
    what a win!!

  • justlooking

    I can’t

  • MsPam

    Nobody is blaming her Diana put the lie out about who her daughter father was. The three blind mouse knew the father was.

  • MissHarlem

    We be here ?

  • Ang

    Yes, girl. Ball of confusion is right. I don’t understand how anyone could see that and ignore the fact that the man committed assault just because he did it to a guy. If it had been an actress she would be applauded for slapping him.

  • Li

    I don’t know why Sandra wants to stir up s hY T LMAO. Raif looks like his mom, Rhonda, who looks like Berry. And did anyone notice as I have with many pictures of Diana ross that she’s GRAY underneath that wig. I do wish Diana would just go Silver. Like Cher who wears those black wigs….you know they’re gray, so let the silver fly!!!!
    And Sandra, she didn’t ignore her grandson on the stage, he was dancing behind her and she didn’t see him!

  • Ang

    Exactly! And add her fame and fortune to the mix and there probably weren’t a lot of black men in the 70s on her level or who wouldn’t be intimidated.

  • Li

    What’s going on with that family? I think Mr. Garner had two wives or two families; right? Who got the settlement money?

  • Li

    I believe you can only take 15 ch when you are a full time student. However, you can stretch it by going online and taking extra credits.

  • Li

    This^^

  • Li

    I reco every college student, don’t spend a day past 3 years getting your Bachelor’s degree. GET that stuff out the way as fast as you can.

  • Ang

    Now, I wonder how much of those old stories are true. I’m sure some are but there’s probably a lot added to it. She and Patti didn’t get along back in the day. But, Patti said they talk on the phone regularly now. She said looking back it was all petty stuff that had them at odds back then and a lot of it was coming from other people.

  • nyla00

    Anything is possible. It all depends on how focused you are.. I did 4 courses (12 credits) and worked full time (2 hour commute daily). I was in my late 20’s. lol. I think you can do it..
    Good luck!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    My only wish is that they would have combed his hair. No because it’s Diana Ross’ grandkid, I feel like that every time I see a black child’s head and everyone in the house know it’s time to redo the braids but no one one’s to comb the child’s hair. I have always felt like that was a sign of neglect. Could be because my parents always said ‘it doesn’t how much money you got or don’t got you can throw some water under your arms and pull the comb back.’

  • Ela

    Sheesh. I work full time and currently taking 2 online classes this winter (4 weeks)I will never do it again. It is soo stressful. Also, if your math skills aren’t that great and you have to take a math class, I would suggest taking math and just one other class.

  • KcoolMuziq

    You’re just jealous because I speak from facts & experience.Because I’m in the industry. Not fiction like U do!
    You’re in this blog just like I am. So what does that make U? A hypocrite!

  • Ela

    Yes 2 classes max for my sanity and health!!!!

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    yup. taking only six credits this upcoming with math being one of them.

  • Ela

    Are they online or on campus? Math online can be challenging. You are teaching yourself.

  • ~~eb

    Been there, done that and I will NEVER do it again!

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! A guy does it to a guy and it’s supposed to be cool because if it isn’t, he’s homophobic. This world is full of contradictions, girl. They make up the rules as they call and all of us are supposed to fall in line.

  • yes yes, ya’ll!

    My math class is on campus.

  • Karen Brady

    Alley Cat.. mmph mmph mmph.

  • Soda

    Jealous of what, your comments written in broken English? I don’t think so, honey. Anyone with a SAG Card can claim to be “in the industry,” extras included. I see celebrities quite often as the city/neighborhood I live in is frequently used to film scenes, only the difference for me is that I don’t get all starry-eyed & think these people are anything special. They have to sleep, eat and sit on the toilet just as most of us do. As far as me being a hypocrite, you do know SR posts many stories not involving celebs, right?

  • James Hudson

    Riaf obviously has a special relationship with his grandmother Diana Ross, he’s the first grandchild with her first born child Rhonda AND this is Berry Gordy’s grandchild & you know how much Diana loves ALL things Berry, I’ve seen her in interviews talk about Raif & she absolutely adores this little boy, she didn’t ignore him he stole the show & was dancing BEHIND her, she didn’t see him.

  • Evillene

    Ross, 73, caught flack for ignoring Raif who stole the show at the 2017 American Music Awards in November. Ross was accused of doting on her biracial/mixed raced grandkids as she accepted her lifetime achievement award.

    I didn’t hear anyone say that. Raif is the oldest and has lots of experience joining his grandmother onstage. The white-looking ones are much younger and were more tentative onstage — she had to give them more attention. Of course, all of them could have sat their little @sses down somewhere.

  • VM

    I was looking for you to ask your opinion on what the hell Alabama was doing in the first half. I got all side tracked and pissed because Jalen was playing like he was scared and the other mistakes added to my frustration. It was definitely a good game and who would’ve ever thought the freshmans and a freshman QB from Hawaii would get it done. They need to scout for a field goal kicker who can actually make field goals. You got one job, that’s all you have to do is kick the ball through the posts and maybe a punt here and there. A true showdown, down to the last play with no time left on the clock. Still in awe, it reminds me of how the patriots came back from a 25 point deficit to win the superbowl.

  • SweetTEE

    That last part!! lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Twitter went IN on Ms. Ross for ignoring her black grandchild. You must have missed it.

  • VM

    Ease yourself into it, start out with something light because it’s to demanding to take on two full loads at the same time. One of them will eventually suffer from neglect. Factor in if one is married with kids, being a wife/husband and mother/father is another full-time job. I agree with Ela on doing the part-time schedule.

  • VM

    Kudos to you!

  • Hunni24

    I went to bed at half time and that was my last thought. Nick “Satan” was going in on them. Glad they pulled it out, but I’m glad I’m not in the office today!

  • KcoolMuziq

    The majority is RIGHT? In fact over 90% is celebrity driven SR post. Which is like I said why U are here commenting and the rest of us.

    If I see something that’s wrong. I’m going to post about it from my own personal experiences. So get use to it.

    Also the little neighborhood U live in. Doesn’t come close to my lifetime of experiences.

  • Soda

    Bye, Delusional!?

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    I didn’t know she had a black grandson. Cute kid

  • MsPam

    One wife and a baby Mama, the wife didn’t want to give the BM any of the settlement but judge said ma’am fill that lady purse up. to the top like $1 large McDonalds sweet tea! ?????

  • NaeNae2015

    I have heard all sorts of nasty stuff about Diana Ross through the years. I have always heard, however, that she is a fabulous mother/grandmother. I read Mary Wilson’s autobiography that was sprinkled with negative stories about Ross and she even had to give her credit for being a great mom.

  • Malcom Flex

    Broke jailbirds and bitter felons who can’t get a passport always dissing BW hair and BW in general.

  • Malcom Flex

    Do you hear bitter hillbillys talking about Dolly Partons big azz wig? Nope. WM in GENERAL respect WW.

  • Malcom Flex

    Is that your un filtered photo LOL??

  • Panther Charleston

    Trust me, I’m pro-nappy, but why not comb that child’s hair, Ms. Ross?

  • Allihave2say

    This is the daughter Diana Ross had with Berry Gordy. She never really care for the girl because of the way Gordy treated her. Therefore, her narcissism caused her to favor her biracial kids especially Tracy Ellis Ross whom I can’t stand or stand to look at.

  • Allihave2say

    Diana was always fabulous her biracial kids not NEVER Rhonda.

  • mona q

    Oh. I remember her daughter. She was stunning back in the day. Her smile is exactly like her mom’s was but prettier. She should loc his hair! It’s beautiful. But it’s her child so she can do whatever she wants. If it were my son, he would have either a fro with coils or locs.

  • Meme

    You don’t lie in fact I think Florence Ballard was the better singer of the two I don’t know why she got sidelined like that andMs Ross was made the boss

  • You Could Never

    My mom is convinced Nick lets the players freestyle the first half and if they mess up, they get cussed by the coaches at the half in locker room lol. Then they come out a new team the second. And coaches be like nope. We taking over now. Gave y’all a chance first and nope lol.

    That is what happened last night. To a T?

  • Guest©

    Thank you. Diana loves all her grans!! Unfortunately, I think Sandra felt the child was being ignored due to color because she is dark skin herself. The way I saw it Diana was probably more focused on her newest grandbaby because she’s still little. I’m the oldest child so that is my perspective (oldest children have to grow up fast but it’s ok because I’m a leader as a result), lol.

  • MythCalledLove

    Yep! Hell no LOL You had to go there..You just had to..LOL

  • Guest©

    I bought this topic up today on the Nipsey post. Isnt this madness?!? And to add insult to injury the transwoman tried to insinuate that not dating a trans person is like not choosing to date a black person. Ultimately, every human can decide who they will or will not date (black, white, short, tall, slim, chubby). Like wth!!!

  • Guest©

    Um, men don’t have a biological clock, fyi. Soon woman don’t either ex. Janet, Halle…

  • justlooking

    Yeah, I trying to better person as I approach my mature and sophisticated swlf at a times. But this was a straight WTF.

    IT is not the same, I told my son years ago…be sure and if yiu must ask.

    Were you born a girl with a vagina. The nonsense is real. I am married and I cringe if I had to do it all over again.

  • dontgetblocked

    Me neither. People only say she’s cute because she’s biracial.

  • Allihave2say

    She is far from cute. I peeped her attitude during the Girlfriend days. She thought getting rid of Jill Marie Jones would boost her up as a star on the show and it back fired. They cancelled the show because Jill was a principal draw for viewers. Most tv shoes that TER is in get cancelled.

  • the guest

    Beautiful truth, beautifully stated.

  • ArDnAhC45

    Kept him behind her while the others were in front of her. It to me that she ignored him

  • ?Royalty?

    ?I didn’t know she had any kids outside of her biracial children. Wow.

  • the guest

    Marriage is so discredited these days.

    There was a time when children born out of wedlock and outside marriages did not have the father’s last name and never would a baby mama receive any part of a widow’s settlement.

    It’s unfair and disrespectful to Mrs. Garner.

    Out of wedlock births would decrease by 90% if out if wedlock babies could not legally have the father’s last name.

  • Oya Shango

    I also heard that when Florence died, she financially took care of all of her children. I also heard that Diana is a good mother. However, she was the a hard driven diva in her younger years.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Indies beauty

    Maybe there isn’t any hair braiders in his family….he should be old enough to take them braids out and put in a ponytail. Call it a day because those braids need immediate release.

    I scrolled back up and now I feel bad because he’s 8. Lesson learned but no take backs.

  • hottlanta

    Afrocentric daughter. Sandra, really right before Dr. King birthday and Black History Month. Love Ms. Ross on how she handled her career, her money and her men. Yep she been married several times but you never heard anything bad from/about them neither. She went and got some of that Norwegian, Mount Everest climber billionaire money. Mahogany is my fab movie and couldn’t nobody beat her when it came to fashion. My favorite scene was when she came back to America and said she wanted her ole man back. The movie theater went crazy over her and Billy Dee.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qfn-bWEBrk

  • NaeNae2015

    I don’t know Diana Ross ( or her family) from a hole in the wall…..all I can go by is what I’ve read…….

  • A D N

    Let the Church say Amen!

  • A D N

    So true! Which is sad that colorism is alive and well in 2018. Why do we scream about racism when we are divided with colorism?

  • A D N

    Yes!

  • A D N

    You are so crazy LOL. I like my McDonald’s sweet tea too. I literally got ticked off when he ordered the wrong amount of ice lol.

  • kenzieangel07

    Did any of y’all actually watch the show ..he walked up behind her on stage and was dancing, once she noticed him she waved him around and once he got on the mic she lit up with pride….at some point we have to stop picking apart our community, we are so quick to attack whites when they say anything about us, but we tear our own down more than any other race!!! Stop always looking for negativity dayyuummmm man I’m so over the Bs within our community. Take me back to the 80’s where black love was beautiful, peaceful and uplifting!!

  • A D N

    But it is still the father’s child, married or not. But I do wish marriages were more between couples. This is a highly debated subject. I’m not for marriage (for me) although I support marriage…for the kids…but that’s another subject lol.

  • A D N

    Do it and don’t question it! You can do it! Get it done so that part of your life will be over and move on to the next. It’s all about the approach and mindset!

  • hottlanta

    You know we all had that one ole man we wanted back and felt just like she did.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Rhonda said [in a Barbara Walters Interview] she questioned her mother, why didn’t she defend herself against all the untruths or lies told about her, and her mother shrugged it off!

    Not until on the Unsung episode on Florence Ballard did I hear she did try to help her, from Flo’s daughter. After learning what happened to Florence Ballard (the rape and bad relationships), it is understandable how she spiraled out of control. But, Diana did try to help her, help she declined!

    Berry Gordy decided to make her the star of the group for a wider appeal (cross-over – $$$$)! Just like Toni Braxton was chosen from her sisters to gain superstardom, it happens!

    Little unknown fact, Berry Gordy paid all of the Supremes the same amount of money and they got the same wardrobe, he controlled her sound. She has stronger singing pipes, saw her on The Actor’s Studio and was amazed, and I wasn’t a fan of hers!

    She was just smarter than most artists back in the day, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder didn’t make real money until much later in their careers! Not that she wasn’t a diva because I believe she was, like Barbara Streisand or Cher, BOSSES!

    Berry was the creative genius monster (documentary on the Funk Brothers convinced me!) behind her success!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Dang, didn’t realize Berry’s that old, he looks darn good!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thanks, I agree nothing but respect!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thanks!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I’m sure she can rock gray or silver, but I doubt if she will. I would love to just see her without her signature hair, something like a simple bob!

  • A D N

    Exactly! I didn’t pay attention to how they used colorism to dictate her love for her grandchildren. That’s a ridiculous charge. I was more offended they tried to discredit her talent and contribution to music.

  • A D N

    My aunt told me two years ago, and she’s 80 years old with lots of wisdom…many men can love us…but ain’t nothing like that love from that one man…….lol.

  • MsPam

    I can’t help my craziness!????

  • Vonn
  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    The Crack Epidemic Era?

  • kenzieangel07

    Always a clown comment in the bunch!!

    But to enlighten you, black families were whole, big momma’s we’re over 50 took care of everybody’s baby and kept the family in line not 35 and doing it for the gram, it was mandatory to come together for any event and you better not miss church!!. We had block parties and rent parties, we made sure we helped those who had hard times, and your neighborhood grandma could whoop ya tail if you did something wrong, we looked out for the younger kids and education was pushed so we could be more than the generation before us. Yes crack tore the black family apart but it doesn’t change get the fact that until the late 80’s early 90’s Black pride and Unity were priority to us. Now it’s everyone for themselves, what can you do for me, what do you drive, own etc..No longer is there loyalty, love or trust. We don’t know our neighbors and we barely know anything beyond superficial, so YES take me all the way back I’d rather live in that era than this BS crap, selfish, hateful, self absorbed and materialistic world we have today!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I never said that men do although after 40 there is an increased risk of things like autism if he decides to father a child.

    I was just pointing out that Gordy was hell of old when he fathered Rhonda and is way older than Diana.

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    MTO just making up stuff again for click bait. DIana obviously loves all of her grandchildren. She’s quite well to do because she was a HUGE celebrity R&B/soul singer in the 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s plus she did movies and television. But everything I’ve heard about her is that she’s a very nice sincere caring person. Trace Ellis Ross is funny and cracks me up on TV too.

  • Ang

    I knew she helped Florence. I heard Diana offered to co-sign a loan for her when she was having problems but she didn’t want the help. The other two thought Diana was being stuck up when they were buying fur coats and going on shopping sprees but Diana wanted to save her money. So it was probably embarrassing years later when Diana was still financially secure and she needed help.

    I don’t doubt at all that Diana was a diva at times. But, I don’t think that’s all she is. I think the truth about Diana lies in the middle (as is the case for most people) but because of her fame people cling to the drama and add to it. It’s happening on this thread now. We watched that performance now people twisting it saying she ignored Raif. We’ve seen her take Raif to red carpets all his life.

    Diana grew up in one of the roughest projects in Detroit. She probably was just used to fending for herself. She was trying to make it, she wasn’t trying to make friends. Aretha grew up in the same neighborhood and she was the same way.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I am highly upset that they let that boy come out the house looking like that.

  • Munchosgirl

    She choose to have her husband claim Rhonda…Rhonda noticed the differences between her ,Chudney and Tracee when she was like 13 years old. She then begin to question Diana.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Actually, I was on another board & people were going in on Diana because they though she was ignoring him.

  • Guest©

    He wasn’t that old when he had Rhonda imho. He was in his late 40s early 50’s I’m guessing. Diana had her last two children in her 40’s as well.

  • AveIvy

    This kid is so brilliant.

  • 5000BlinK

    annnnnndddd Mike Vick opened the door to make people realize that Black Quarterbacks can throw the ball and run it. I would say in the next 5 years NFL and College will be all Black quartbacks. Sorry but most White QB can NOT RUNNNNNNNNNN

  • Soda

    You forgot to include your standard comment, “Prince (Whom I ‘met’ while working as a seat-filler at The Grammys)…”

  • OP2

    That could be a good thing. Let’s not crave that keep trying to their s3x’ism to the “plight of African Americans” and our Civil Rights Movement. -ethnicity or skin color is a DNA trait (hereditary) passed down from our ancestors. Whereas, their s3xual preference is a desire and social behavior.

    Let’s not get it twisted to their benefit because it minimizes the plight of Blacks stemming back to slavery. let the acronyms stand on their own plight & own issues and stop trying to latch on like a parasite to overshadow or upstage the plight of our social or Civil Rights issues.

    Their s3xual preference & desires versus discrimination based upon folks ethnicity (or skin color) are completely two separate issues because one is tied to historically to slavery. Black folks should be an insulted that they try to bandwagon & blend two different plights via “Political Manipulation” for their own agenda & political gain. ground by trying to deceive or confuse the masses.

  • justlooking

    Why do you see her hair? They all wear there hair untamed.

  • KcoolMuziq

    No I didn’t. Because sadly I was never able to meet my musical idol Prince. Whom is the only entertainer(besides Janet) as U say that I am “starstruck” over.

  • TivoliEclipse

    She didn’t catch flack liar! She was attentive to all her grand babies! You friggin imbecile. If anything she paid more attention to him… he demanded it. Didn’t you see the iconic photo of Raif blowing kisses to DR? You dolt! Arghhhh! I hate liars!

  • TivoliEclipse

    Tamed hair — you said it. Why should curly hair be ‘tamed’? BS.

  • TivoliEclipse

    They are clearly stupid.

  • Tony Ross

    Very nice.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I see your point but he does NOT have that type of hair…………………………….

  • justlooking

    Love you boo, we not having no that TYPE OF hair discussion Smooches

  • Allihave2say

    Um no she didn’t “choose to have her husband claim Rhonda”. She was pregnant when he married her and that makes Rhonda his legal daughter. Diana made it a point to make her daughter aware of their differences by treating her differently.

  • Allihave2say

    She was already knocked up when the white guy rescued her just like Seal rescued Heidi H()e.

  • ?Royalty?

    ??

  • Allihave2say

    Yes!

  • Munchosgirl

    True she was pregnant with Rhonda when she married Tracee’s dad. They all knew it was Gordy’s child, I remember reading an interview Rhonda did, stating what I said. She never said she was mistreated, only that she saw the difference between her and her sisters…

  • VM

    ??? Well mom has a valid point because I was like Harpo this is not the same team that played clemson. Locker room gate is the real mvp.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOL

  • cireewol

    I think when she originally got into music, she was given a hard time for her looks — real thin, no chest and big eyes! The girls that performed with her where more attractive, both face and body (especially Florence!). I think the skin bleaching and plastic surgeries stem from her youth!

  • Munchosgirl

    You need to read the interview then…all 3 adults knew beforehand….yes she was newly pregnant when she got married. I guess you were there to make reference to Rhonda being treated differently.