K Michelle, Chase Bowman

There's an old saying that goes: "the way to wealth is through land ownership." Land ownership is a sign of wealth and a status symbol of personal empowerment in America. Singer K. Michelle took her son to a bank to open an account and buy land that will increase in value later.

The R&B singer, real name Kimberly Michelle Pate, posted a video on her Instagram page that showed Chase signing bank paperwork to open his own savings account.

The 36-year-old Tennessee native captioned the video:

"Starting off my new year opening up Chase’s bank account and buying him land. LAND is what our ancestors fought for we have to buy more land and less chains and shit. He is the only thing I’ve worked hard for is HIM and my family. The perfect way to start 2019."

Teaching children about credit, finances and home ownership is a tradition that Black parents fail to do.

Most Black children have bad credit by the time they reach high school because their parents forged their names on credit applications and ruined their credit.

K. Michelle knows the value of home ownership. She was recently in the news for allegedly vandalizing a rental home and defaulting on the $10,000 a month rent.

Kudos to Michelle for teaching her son about the value of land ownership and economic prosperity.

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  • Oretta Grace Smith

    High Respect Michelle!!! High Respect mommy.

  • Harley

    “Most” black children do not have bad credit because of their parents. Some do. As well as Asian, Latin and white children whose parents do the same. I have two Asian friends whose parents ruined their credit and black friends whom never had issues. I hate when people put stereotypes on black people that ALL people do

  • ATL White Guy

    Starting her son down the right path early. Kudos to K. Michelle. Gotta love a smarty &sexy lady

  • Kimberly King

    K. be doing the most sometimes, but I can’t knock her for this. It is up to us to teach our black kids the value of a dollar and how important it is to be financially savvy. My hope is that in the years to come that generational wealth within our community will continue to increase. I also hope that parents in our community will STOP pushing kids out of the nest just because they’re 18. That’s one of my major pet peeves. If I ever have children, I’ll never put them out after 18. However, the ticket to staying in my house at 18 or older is that they will be working, going to school or both. Don’t nobody need to be at the house at 8:30 AM on a Wednesday. Get that ass up ! Lol Kudos to K.

  • Sunshine ///

    I don't believe it. Her dirty azz can take it back and this is all for show. She doesn't pay her rent so why would I believe she is savvy when it comes to buying land. Where did the money come from?

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Smart decision i’m In the process of buying land myself, i just wish she would not have filmed this.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Dang he got big af! Wasnt he 8 like yesterday lol. Good for K this is smart af. Now stop talking about that british fck boy even if youre asked about him and we’ll be cool again.

  • laidbackgal4real

    Smart and she’s just really pretty ?

  • Raquel

    I TOTALLY get the "not moving out at 18" part. Like, who thought that an 18 year old is considered "grown" at that age? Society? I know people who do just as you said....their kids have to work and do SOMETHING but they aren't kicked on their butt just because they been in the world 18 years. That ain't sh*t. They still wet behind the ears. Lol

  • Kimberly King

    Girl exactly ! I would never kick my babies out after 18. Now if they wanna go to school, live on campus and feel that they’re ready that’s fine with me. But if they wanna stay home and work so they can save, I’m game too. And honestly I probably won’t make them pay bills. However, clothes, shoes, phone, and other gadgets they desire will have to come out of their own pocket! Lol everyone is different. And not everyone is ready to take on the world at 18. I was, but I know plenty (like my younger sister and brother) who weren’t. I want this crap to stop in our community.

  • dontgetblocked

    Nothing new about this. I had a savings account as a kid. She's buying him land that she hopes will increase in value. White people give their children stock, land, and money all the time. Heck, they even pay the down payment for their kids first home. They have the money to do it. Unfortunately, most of our race lives from hand to mouth...how can they teach their kids about finances when the lights are cut off? It starts with getting a good education and stop having kids you can't afford. White people build generational wealth while we drown in generational poverty.

  • Junkanoo

    This is common knowledge nothing new, it's sad how addicted people are to sharing all aspects of their lives online for likes and attention.

  • dontgetblocked

    Asian immigrants go to the Asian community's "private" banking system. They finance their nail shops, restaurants, stores, etc. They don't even speak English and have their own businesses in America and we've been here for 500 years and have nothing.

  • chaisun

    Maybe this will inspire someone else to do the same. I don’t think it’s necessary but it may be for others. Young people that look up to her need to see things like this.

  • chaisun

    Right. Almost everyone in my family has either good or no credit but people assume otherwise.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    The elementary school I went to taught 6th graders[mostly wytes & Jews] how to read the stock pages.
    We generally don't make learning about finances a core part of our curriculum. Maybe if we did, we wouldn't be such big consumers of trivial products.

  • Coy little wink

    I left this heffa in 2018

  • Junkanoo

    True.... Ive never liked needed people even before social media so now they have social media at their disposal they tend to over share.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    It's a good look for the kid, no doubt ...(but why shat on folks' chains? - maybe they already got land and YOU r late to the game)?

  • Yui

    Most Black children have bad credit by the time they reach high school because their parents forged their names on credit applications and ruined their credit.
    ——————

    2019 and you’re still generalizing with weak narrative. ?????

  • Keekz

    ?? Bravo to her & Chase.

  • Sushi

    Now that is what we as Black people need to strive for, owning LAND, not cars clothes, shoes, Good for her this should be shouted from a mountain...…….. More parents need to do this...……...

  • TMW

    Did she pay her rent though?

  • TMW

    Chile...2016...

  • Raquel

    I agree with all of what you said. Schools don't teach NOTHING except for how to be a worker bee in corporate america....making other people rich. They aren't taught to balance a checkbook/bank account, or taught how to save money (the world teaches them to spend), nor do they teach how important credit is and how important it is so you move through life easier. This is what the parents teach them and I'd rather teach them while they still in my house. My son is 4 but best believe he gonna know all of that sh*t. You're right....we need to stop letting them out into this crazy world with NO basic skills. And I ain't talking about what you learned in history class. Lol

  • A D N

    Great lesson for kids. Cost so little to open a bank account. Anyone interested in Tiny Homes?

  • more

    Lmaooooo this made me laugh for real!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Good for her and her son

  • FukkFolks2019

    Like, who thought that an 18 year old is considered "grown" at that age? Society?
    ^^^
    In America this became the norm during the industrial revolution when everyone who was able went to work, women married younger, and 18 was the legal age of draft for military. People used to actually graduate at 16-17 so after that, it was those choices or college. I say America, bc in many other cultures the kids stay forever sometimes...to take care of the elders. You get married. Move your wife or husband in, y'all start a fam right at your parents crib. India I think this is the norm.

  • Li-Wright
  • FukkFolks2019

    This is an open post where you can discuss any subject matter.
    ^^^^
    I want us to leave the Bible thumping off this blog. I'm tired of posters picking and choosing which parts are the "right" parts to follow... while their whole life is a huge screw you to Savior, as you disregard all OTHER parts. I want folks to leave Jesus, his daddy, and their good book off this site. It's a gossip site yet the Bible is thrown up every DAY. I'm tired of it.

  • PlayerP

    AMAND

  • http://www.sydnijoneswellington.com Sydni

    Wonderful idea!

  • TriniHarlem

    I hope in 2019 we are not going to continue with that weak ass mindset of systematic racism and broad stroke everything. We had land, business, schools etc. Do better.

  • FukkFolks2019

    As for Ms. Pate, baby how about teaching him to pay his rent? Bc I hear you dont pay yours and someone posted receipts like Sandra said. Like this week posted. How you renting but out here trying to teach a lesson about buying land? Practice what you preach you hypocrite. Next you will be trying to teach young girls how to love their body while you were just full of silicone ya damnself. I canna.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Girl

  • TriniHarlem

    I have such a short fuse on tuhday with bs ?

  • FukkFolks2019

    Bc you are tired of it. Overall. The BS. I think I'm ready for one of my long blog breaks. Folks are so damn dumb. And downright mean. Judgemental. Like wtf.

  • TriniHarlem

    Bingo!!!! I peep in and it's a bit much. Glad I got you ?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    How AWESOME!!! Great move KM.

  • FukkFolks2019

    I gotchu babe??

  • Wreckognize Game

    She always trying to 1 up everybody with her announcements. Just because she dumped her azz everybody else should or they don’t love themselves. Go sing somewhere and shut up everywhere else. K is sickening.

  • TriniHarlem

    I was singing that as I typed ?

  • FukkFolks2019

    I used to like her. Then saw what a shit starter fake she was. I agree. Teach your kids financially responsibility. But A. Do it in private. B. Start small. Check writing. Credit. Savings. Don't post on land buying when we know you got evicted. I know that's why she did this. Just..

  • FukkFolks2019

    Cher is here next week and I wish I could take my mama. She is Such a fan

  • TriniHarlem

    Welp *shuts piano* on that high note I'm out. PEWN

  • TriniHarlem

    I'm not a fan per se but I always liked her gumption.

  • Hazel

    Great idea, but you might want to find someone to educate your son about investing. Not all land is good land. Contrary to popular belief, not all land appreciates at competitive rates. You might want to consider an index fund instead.....just sayin'.

  • leapyearpisces

    Stints and Stunts. Didn't this heffa JUST get outed for being evicted??? I canNOT with this trollop.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Looks at your butt as you leave?

  • FukkFolks2019

    This!

  • leapyearpisces

    Me too. Im with you. It seems like it's new people that are trying to exert themselves by coming for regulars. Like I notice folks hopping on comments, and disagreein JUST to argue for arguments sake, and that is WACK. There has definitely been funny energy going on for awhile now. You don't have to kiss azz, but to pick a fight for the sole purpose of picking a fight, is not cool. I'm up for RESPECTABLE debates, but you will not be calling me out my name, or any of that other childish shat.

  • Harley

    Agreed however I know some born here and parents born here and their parents used their name and credit. One happens to be my sister in law

  • Sushi

    Wow, I thought I was the only one...... Last year with Trump being in office, and the hate, negatively, racial division among people, anger, and hate, drained me..... My spirit feels beat down torn too pieces, stepped on.... .. I had to go in my spiritual closet turn off everything, and everybody and have a come to JESUS meeting with GOD, I have not felt (that way), with any other sitting president besides Ragan. ....

  • Dowoop

    If its up to my husband the kids would never move out.

  • Dowoop

    I moved out when I was 17 and never looked back. Love my mama but my ass was too fast and I knew better than to try her under her roof.

  • Logan Roberts

    Ok Shell ?

  • FukkFolks2019

    Lord and I was young when he was President but I DO remma my dad who was always more political minded than my mum...hated Reagan. With a passion. He fast forwarded that part of The Butler too! It's a LOT

  • Rere

    My momma messed up my name when I was a kid?? BUT when I turned 18, I taught myself about credit! finances etc(excellent credit now)....my sons are already being taught the value of good credit & saving money. I would not even think of using their name. I feel like if I have to use their names to get smthn, I don't need it.

  • FukkFolks2019

    I also hate the condescending tones here lately. It's just become crazy. Totally.

  • Erin

    kuddos to this entire comment

  • Sushi

    Me to about 9-10, but my Grandmother Lord rest her Soul, could not stand him and his political BS, we would watch the news 5,6, 'o'clock news, and all you would see was hatred, war, and division, She would always say we are living in our last days..
    And I'm like but Grandma, how can We be living in our last days, and I'm so young.......

  • PhillyFacts

    Any parent that exploits their children for likes on social media, aren't parents at all. We know who's Chase's real parent, granny sitting over there unmoved by the shenanigans.

  • the guest

    I will not judge Ms. Michelle for giving her son what she was not given and what she did not give herself. It’s only good he has an investment and equity in his name. I applaud her for giving her son better!

  • tintin

    My son is 7 had a bank acct from he was 3. Im surprised she hadn't done this long ago

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I hear ya, but better late than neva!

  • TMW

    I promise ?? I don’t start it though, but I will just ignore , or block ?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Oh, the hate on this post is ridiculous! I wish my parents had been on this path when I was younger, but they were trying to get their shyt together after Jim Crowe...its our time now to take it to the next level. Kudos to K. Michelle, hope it's a great investment for the young'n!

  • Yup, I said it

    My family has passed down land for at least 4 generations. My whole family lives on their inherited land.

  • Robert Greene

    I definitely agree... she is a smart woman... she has a hustle like none other... That is what we work for... So that our kids dont have to suffer... props to K Michelle...

  • Evillene

    When and how? She ain't had no money until now!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    the money is in the land primarily. Good for her.

  • Evillene

    I like the sentiment. Young (black) people need early lessons in financial literacy. We've been purposefully prevented from creating intergenerational wealth for centuries. Now too many of us are still too busy buying worthless sh*t, leasing luxury cars and spending every dime before we earn it. Economic power is the only way to effect change. Gotta start somwhere...

  • CookieMobster

    We are saving for land RIGHT NOW!! We want at least 10 acres so we can grow our own food and meat. I am very excited. My guys hunt so they are looking for some where with deer and lots of squirrel.

  • CookieMobster

    We are saving for land RIGHT NOW!! We want at least 10 acres so we can grow our own food and meat. I am very excited. My guys hunt so they are looking for some where with deer and lots of squirrel.

  • CookieMobster

    That is awesome. Some in my fam are tossing around the idea of a "compound" and I am so here for it.

  • CookieMobster

    That is awesome. Some in my fam are tossing around the idea of a "compound" and I am so here for it.

  • Allihave2say

    I smell a…………………………………SCAM!
    She will F up this baby's credit before he's old enough to know what credit is. This boy has been living in a dark shadow while she squanders money on fake body parts that were killing her self absorbed ass. Now he's an asset for building generational wealth. Girl, bye!

  • tintin

    K michelle has been singing since 2012. I know i dont make anywhere close to what she makes. I opened my first sons bank acct when he was 4 and that was 16 years ago when i was working $14/hr. Parents should always open a bank acct for their kids no matter their money situation. Even if its to show them how to deposit $5 educating them early is helpful.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Is she tryna prove something? She should've kept that to herself!

  • FukkFolks2019

    She's not even paying her rent tho? What if God forbid something happened to her parents and the lad was living with her right now. He would have been evicted too. I'm here for paying into the kids knowledge. But if YOU don't have a foundation and roots now, you will be out here doing bad for both of yall. And...it sends a mixed message. We are getting evicted but let me show you how to buy land/ buy you some land. Doesnt make sense to me. But ok.

  • pure_rachet

    Wtf is wrong with her AND her son? Both dumb.

  • the guest

    You are correct. But let’s have a heart, she’s at least trying to be better.

  • the guest

    I don’t understand. If the land is his, isn’t he protected from her accessing and destroying his gift?

  • the guest

    Beautiful!

  • Tlowe89

    She doing the old school duck and dodge... you know when your mom puts the lights in your name and your only 8yrs old... because her credit shot or she owe them money already.... you not slick K. Not slick at all

  • FukkFolks2019

    Girl nobody has a heart up here for nobody. We gave Patience the loud ghetto lady purity hell up here the other day. K. Michelle better feel these comments. She a loud ratchet low down reality show travesty. Fukk her college degree. She ghetto. Surrounds herself with bullschit. Fukk her and all her hustles https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/236ffd248f6d917306fb8afa3e1c0fbaafad1639eeb5cd577c3b63edf5867757.gif

  • Blak

    How can one know the value of home ownership if they are defaulting on a RENTAL property that they live in??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I want her to start 2019 off by raising her own son. Pay your rent K Michelle.

  • bemetoo

    I was just about to post this ????

  • bemetoo

    ????

  • FukkFolks2019

    Patience went to an HBCU just like Kim up top. They have a lot in common actually. We gotta start being consistent. Folks don't want to admit xyz. According to this blog KMichelle gotta own it

  • Ronsa Evans

    Rite I was thinking the same thing

  • bemetoo

    But they love cardi

  • the guest

    Both our children had bank accounts at 5 years old. We gave them allowance to save. But we also teach them to save even pennies and deposit them. It’s a lesson in valuing a dollar.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Don't matter. Lady with similar resume to hern, got dragged. Here. 72 hours ago. She gonna feel the wrath in these comments

  • bemetoo

    She should have bought herself some land and built her OWN mansion and not rent one for $10,000 dollars

  • the guest

    I don’t understand why this is on social media. These are personal photos for family photo album book in the living room.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Cause you cannnnt raise a mannnn.
    You wonder why he acts like a boyyyy..It's 'cause he wasn't raised right before yew...

  • Fodderwing

    ...“K. Michelle knows the value of home ownership. She was recently in the news for allegedly vandalizing a rental home and defaulting on the $10,000 a month rent.

    Kudos to Michelle for teaching her son about the value of land ownership and economic prosperity...”...

    I do not do math, equations or story problems. So, correct me if my ducks don’t add up here...

    Is Auntie trying to make a SUBTLE (by subtle I mean obvious) point here?

    If u can’t pay the rent cuz it’s too damn high, u def can’t buy anything either.

  • Fodderwing

    But...is the land his? If he’s working with a bank...aka lender...it’s not his. If it is his land, no lender needs to be involved bc it’s a matter for estate lawyers or asset managers.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Girl you NEVER start it

  • Panther Charleston

    Say: balling? Say: contract reading? Say having at least 20% down. Say: is it bought or mortgaged? Say: develop the land. Say: pay the taxes. Say it aint so: you done bought that baby some land just so he can say he got some. Had you not said: say, balling. I wouldn't have even questioned your motives. ??

  • missmiami305

    Everything doesn’t have to be a PSA. Dayum!!!!!

  • missmiami305

    Let black girls be great. Dayum!
    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/01/02/us/florida-girl-sat-controversy/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

    CNN) — Kamilah Campbell wants to go to Florida State University and major in dance. She has a 3.1 grade point average and a lifetime of dance experience.
    But after getting her score from the SAT after her first try -- a 900 -- Campbell decided she needed to do better. Her mom got her a tutor, she took online classes and she got a copy of a The Princeton Review prep book.
    Seven months later, in October, the high school senior from Miami Gardens, Florida, took the test again.
    Later, when she got an envelope in the mail from the testing company, she was shocked when she opened it.

    It was a letter. Not results.
    "We are writing to you because based on a
    preliminary review, there appears to be substantial evidence that your scores ... are invalid," it said. "Our preliminary concerns are based on substantial agreement between your answers on one or more scored sections of the test and those of other test takers. The anomalies noted above raise concerns about the validity of your scores."
    Campbell felt like she was being accused of cheating and she wants to know why she cannot get her new score.
    She believes her second total score was flagged because it was so much better than her first. She said she called the company and a representative told her she had a combined 1230 from the reading, writing and language, math and essay sections on her second effort. A score of 1600 is perfect.
    "I did not cheat. I studied, and I focused to achieve my dream," she told reporters Wednesday. "I worked so hard and did everything I could do."
    Zach Goldberg, a spokesman for The College Board, the company that conducts the SAT, said a score is never flagged for review solely on score gains. Score gains are celebrated, he said.
    Scores could be flagged for a number of reasons, including testing sheets having similar answers or an incident occurring at the testing site, he said.
    Prominent civil rights attorney Ben Crump, a Florida State graduate, got involved when asked to help by other FSU alums. He is steering Campbell and her mother through the process of demanding The College Board validate her score in time for her to be accepted into the Florida State dance program.
    At Wednesday's news conference he said they are giving the company two weeks to respond to a demand letter.
    He reiterated that they believe the score is not being validated because Campbell improved 330 points.
    "Instead of celebrating her and celebrating her achievement they are trying to assassinate her character, and we won't stand for that," he said.
    Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, the chief spokeswoman from the Miami-Dade School District, said the situation was "disturbing."
    Although this is a test administered by a private entity, and not M-DCPS, we feel a moral obligation to intervene," she said. The school superintendent has asked The College Board for assurances the investigation will be quick.
    Goldberg said reviews typically take four to six weeks.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Word! Likewise. Been on this land for a couple hundred.

  • Mister Fantastic

    I own a Texas, Stucco home, 5,300 sq. ft. Bought it for 480k in 2006, now worth over 800k. My mortgage all in is 3600.00 per month. She tripping renting that much....

  • leapyearpisces

    Yep. I know, babes. I KNOW.

  • Jethro
  • Yup, I said it

    At the tail end of her career after her top money making days are over, and now she wanna build wealth? She should have been doing that when she was at the top of her game.

  • Yoni7

    Yep. I've been talking about a compound. But the way MY family set up. We gone be in a 3-bedroom. That's about as far as I'll go with "family". Mama damn near got cut off the other day. Don't play with me. LOL

  • Yoni7

    My grand-Sun has a bank account in HIS name......and he's 1 (well 16 months in yt people baby speak).

  • LYRICS

    Everything she does has some underlining factor.....don't trust that bish and I don't even know her arse.....

  • Tracy Hardy

    Did know she had a son.

  • supastar

    yeah, she threw some shade. she always does

  • Junkanoo

    Her son has her old nose and skin tone

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker
  • Phillybruh

    My kids get first four years of college if they don't get scholarships, I've got one that's headed that way and the other we might have too look at a trade but I'll pay for that too at least the first time...lol

  • Kayke

    She knows the value of home ownership, yet don’t own a home lol .... pretending to teach her son something she hasn’t grasped yet.

  • Rayscoty

    Is that her biological son or a Love and Hip Hop cast member ?

  • Dray

    On the Sheree Whitfield side of the game

  • Dray

    Most black parents don't even have wills, life insurance or trusts set up to even pass down anything except debt.

  • stav

    This post is so contradictory ," K Michelle knows the value of homeownership", but was evicted "allegedly" from a 10k monthly rental? This doesn't make sense at all, why didn't she buy land first for herself instead of paying 10k in rent? IJS!

  • TMW

    I think that’s Sandra’s point.

  • TMW

    My daughter needs her master’s degree to make any type of return on my investment during undergrad, so I told her I would help/support her through her master’s degree. I think a master’s degree is almost a necessity now. And she has had bank accounts and a $400/monthly allowance to manage since she started driving. If she ran through it, she would get a partial advance on the next month’s allowance. She only did that a couple of times. And she’s actually better with money than me - she likes seeing lots of 0’s in her bank account.

    It’s important to teach kids this stuff, but it’s also important to DEMONSTRATE it ?

  • TMW

    And these children nowadays are “show me” kids, not tell me kids. She should be BUYING herself a piece of land.

  • HotInCleveland

    I do believe that a college degree is important, however, I’m not sure if I’d pay for a degree outside of STEM and medicine.

  • HotInCleveland

    What was her undergrad degree in?

  • more

    I hate you for this lmaooooo

  • more

    She is making payments on her a**what do you expect

  • more

    A missed episode perhaps ? LOL

  • TMW

    Athetic Training. She isn’t done yet. She’s a junior.

  • Phillybruh

    My oldest has been deadest on becoming a pediatrician I will assist with med school absolutely, but that will be a tall task financially, but he won't have too worry about Undergrad.

  • jason rite

    black women are becoming the lower God's they were meant to be under THE MOST HIGH YAH!

  • more

    White people have a 400 year head start of course they have land to give.

  • TMW

    As much science as this degree requires, I told her she should just go on to be a doctor. She may eventually want to be a physical therapist (PhD) and chiropractor, but I told her that would definitely be on her dime.

  • Hazel

    That is a HUGE jump; one that would typically require more content knowledge.....but who knows, maybe she had a brain freeze the first sitting.

  • Phillybruh

    My son and niece have been talking about this medical practice they want to open since they were 7 and 8. And we have done nothing but encourage that goal and keep it within their reach. Two in med school around the same time will be a lot for my family financially but we can do it. My youngest wants too be a barber like my brother right now so we have him on a just get out of school path right now with nothing less than B's just in case college interest you before 12th grade path right now..lol

  • Renee26

    "Most Black children have bad credit by the time they reach high school because their parents forged their names on credit applications and ruined their credit."

    Starting off the new year on bullshit I see.... It's a small percentage of degenerates who do ish like this... Stop spreading false info promoting negative stereotypes against black people it's 2019 ?

  • Phillybruh

    And their are things in place now that don't even allow you do to that anymore.

  • Renee26

    ??? I'm getting pissed off ... Let me log out and return later

  • Renee26

    I bet!

  • T Willis

    True. But if we stop popping out illegitimate kids and put focus on education, career, and stability then we won’t have generational poverty. No one wants to talk about black women breeding indiscriminately while living in poverty. But it is the main source of our problem. Once parenthood is planned then we can work on the economics

  • Atlanta Kool Keith

    I was about to say the same thing. "Most"? Who in the world wrote this?

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    do it for the Internet. ** rolls eyes**

  • StoneColdLady

    It is but if I am not mistaking she studied with her tutor an hour per day as well as enrolled in a prep course with Khan Academy

  • ?jessica?

    Smart move. She ain't as crazy as I thought

  • Parent

    Good for her and him. never really realized how much he looks like her until now.

  • EMILY POST

    She needed to make an announcement about that?? Who knew she had a kid ...
    Black people don’t talk about the right ish. Right now the states are attacking communities that are prodominately black and silence.

  • Yetunde

    Isn’t she getting evicted from her home for not paying rent? I suppose that’s how she afford to buy that land for her son. These people like to show off too much.

  • Yetunde

    Isn’t she getting evicted from her home for not paying rent? I suppose that’s how she afford to buy that land for her son. These people like to show off too much.

  • Allihave2say

    Let's be clear friend. Let's call a spade a spade because the deck is on on the table. This fool was renting a house for $10, 000 a month and was $112,000 in arrears. The landlord evicted K Michelle for none payment, right? Now all of a sudden she is being praised and applauded as a generational wealth builder. How can people be so gullible. This mother didn't have enough sense to take $100K and put down on a decent home or condo with a mortgage at maybe $3k per month, pay it off and advance as her money rises.

    Look at Kandi Burress. Kandi said LL Kool J gave her business planning information and she followed his advise and remains wealthy. Kandi will buy a house in foreclosure for cash upfront. The celebs need to watch Kandi move.

  • Allihave2say

    He's a minor so there must be an adult who performs all legal contracts. This may be a ploy to acquire property that can't be seized in a legal situation if it's in a trust. K. Michelle is an adult, celebrity with more than average income. She can purchase land in her own name and will it to her son in a trust. This woman just got evicted for failure to pay $10,000 a month in rent to the tune of $112K. She is not doing this for him. She will F up his credit.

  • Deetruth

    Her mom raised that kid in Memphis she was too busy popping her hot pocket ! Now that she fell of she go time smh

  • EMILY POST

    Wow

  • Coffy

    She is the last person to give anyone financial advice.

  • Fodderwing

    All signs are pointing to a bad case of hustling backwards ?

  • Fodderwing

    ?

    Auntie on the not so low...

  • Arrissasso

    Or she could be putting things in his name to hide assets or something benefitting her the most. Why blame a whole race when hello who runs and brainwashed the races to believe these stereotypes and generalizations about each different thing about the races? People need to stop downing their own and uplifting them instead.

  • more

    They have a 400 year head start. No matter what we going to be behind

  • T Willis

    That’s an excuse. We can and have done better in the last 50 years. Our lineage is regressing. We have ancestors that made further progress in worse conditions.

  • Kimocha

    "Teaching children about credit, finances and home ownership is a tradition that Black parents fail to do."
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I do concur with that statement... and must admit that I'm sad to say I'm guilty of this... because I STILL don't own my own home and my child is way grown!... Smdh!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't feel bad. I don't own my own home either, and I'm in my 50s.

  • more

    We still have people who were alive during Segregation. We are behind not because we want to be