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Actor Larenz Tate recently spoke about raising Black sons in America. Tate and his wife of 14 years, Tomasina Tate, share three sons" Myles, 14, Zander, 12, and 6-year-old Zion.

During an appearance on TV One's UNCENSORED, Tate said his acting career has given his family a luxurious lifestyle, but he and Tomasina make sure their sons know that, despite their money, life is rough for a Black man in America.

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Tate said he and his wife tell their sons that Black boys are held to different standards than males who don't look like them.

"In this society, you as a young Black boy and how you are seen; you're gonna have great times, you're gonna have highs and lows," he said. "You're gonna have missteps, but understand with your missteps come consequences and your consequences are always gonna be more severe than those who don't look like you. It is what it is and we have seen that firsthand."

Tate said he doesn't want his boys to stop "living up to their full potential."

"So they understand, and I'll say don't let that reality stop you from being the best version of who you are and living up to your full potential, or feeling like you're boxed in, you can't do anything, you can’t breathe. Just understand how it goes. If you get stopped [by police], it's gonna be different for you than a kid who doesn't look like you."
 

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Martin Lawrence and his ex-wife Shamicka Gibbs celebrated their youngest daughter Amara Trinity's 18th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Lawrence posted a video of the celebration on Instagram.com. He captioned the video:

"Celebrating my daughter Amara's 18th birthday!

My daughter @jasmin_lawrence gives an inside look at our family's celebration of the birthday girl @ponyboiiimusic [cake emoji] #happybirthday #live."

In another post, he wrote, "My baby girl is 18 today! Man, time flies. I love you, Amara!! Happy Birthday! [heart emojis] #happybirthday #prouddad."

Lawrence, 55, and Gibbs share two daughters. Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs in 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.

He shares eldest daughter, Jasmine Page, with ex-wife, former Miss Virginia USA, Patricia Southall. They divorced in 1997.

Southall is currently married to former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith.
 


 

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Wendy Williams posted a birthday tribute to her son filled with keepsakes from when he was born. But the sentiments of Wendy's post wasn't well received by her Instagram followers.

The 56-year-old daytime talk show Diva honored son Kevin Hunter Jr.'s 20th birthday with an Instagram tribute featuring keepsakes she'd held onto since he was born.

"Today is my biggest day! Son Kevin & I are celebrating his 20th birthday... He's in Miami & I'm in NYC, but love never stops," she wrote in the photo caption. "If you look closely you'll see remains of 1st hair cut, my cerclage is on sneaker, like a mom... I DO have all his teeth.

"I'm not a fan of cake, but today OK... for my son? What are you doing?"

After Googling "cerclage," some of Wendy's followers expressed their disgust.

"I'm more concerned about the cerclage ... it's the stitch(es) that hold your cervix closed. Whhhhyyyyy," wrote one IG user.

Another wrote, "What in the voodoo witchcraft is all that hair."

But others were more understanding, particularly those with an only child, like Wendy.

"I don't see anything wrong with this post still have two of my sons hair from their first hair cut and baby teeth and pics," wrote an IG user.

Kevin Jr. attends college in Miami.

Question: Did you save keepsakes and mementos from when your child was born?
 

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Rapper Lil Baby claims he's not a deadbeat dad because he sets aside uncashed checks for his two minor sons.

The 25-year-old Atlanta rapper made the claims after his ex-girlfriend accused him of falling to make child support payments.

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Lil Baby, real name Dominique Armani Jones, took to Instagram on Wednesday to share how he's providing for his boys, who he co-parents with ex Ayesha Little, mother of his four-year-old Jason, and girlfriend Jayda Cheaves, mom of his younger son, 18-month-old Loyal.

He captioned an Instagram photo gallery that shows him with his 2 children: "I Got Some Checcs That I I Ain't Touch They For Loyal An Jason" [sic].

The post comes days after Ayesha took to her Instagram Story to accuse the rap star of not paying their son's $10,000 school tuition fees.

"@LILBABY_1 JASON'S SCHOOL TUITION HAD AN OUTSTANDING BALANCE BEFORE THE VIRUS EVEN CAME ABOUT I HAVE EVERY EMAIL. DUE TO YOU NEVER PAYING IT THEY TOOK MY BABY OFF THE PORTALS SO HE WON'T RECEIVE ANY VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAMS FROM HIS SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY BASICALLY KICKED HIM OUT."

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Ayesha was reportedly upset after Jayda flashed IG images of her new Birkin handbag, an expensive gift to her from Lil Baby. The high-end Hermes bags cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Lil Baby insisted he chose not to pay for his son's school due to safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shaded Ayesha.

"I get the n****s you f**king ain't buying you Birkins or whatever but don't go to the Internet and act like I don't go above and beyond for my son."

In another Instagram Story, the rapper is seen braiding his son Jason's hair. The adorable video won him cool points with the ladies on Instagram.
 


 

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Ciara Wilson is determined to teach her kids to know that they are more privileged than most Black children in America.

She wants her three children to appreciate the significance of giving back to the community from a young age.

The "Level Up" singer is partnering with Discover for its Eat It Forward campaign, to give $25,000 awards to 200 Black-owned restaurants around the U.S. amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Speaking to PEOPLE just days before the arrival of her newborn son, Win Wilson, the hitmaker insisted it's "important" her kids, daughter Sienna Princess, 3, and her son Future Zahir, 6, "know mom and dad didn't have a lot growing up".

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"It's so important to us to instil the same morals that were instilled in us growing up and the same philosophy that we had growing up," she explained. "We worked hard for everything that we have, and I think it's always important to remind our kids of that, because they definitely are at a much better starting point than we were when we were younger."

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Highlighting the couple's commitment to helping those in need, the "1, 2 Step" star went on to admit that "one of the greatest rewards of what we do is being blessed enough to give back."

"The reality is that, during Covid, the black community in particular has been disproportionately hit and affected by the magnitude of what has unfolded. A lot of these restaurants are pillars in their communities. It's hard for the families that own them when it's their lifeline to take care of their households... In this whole era of everything that's going on, I was trying to find the best way to use my platform to make a difference."
 

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Flo Rida's 3-year-old son Zohar Dillard was kicked out of a private school in NYC for unpaid tuition around $80,000.

According to a source, the rapper has not paid Zohar's school tuition since last year, resulting in a default balance to the school that specializes in children with special needs.

Zohar was born with an incurable brain condition and underwent brain surgery to relieve fluid pressure on his brain.

Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, appeared in court via closed circuit TV in 2018 and agreed to grant full custody of Zohar to Alexis Adams.

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"Mr. Dillard will consent to Ms. Adams having custody of the minor child," Flo Rida's lawyer Howard Felcher said at the time.

Since then, a Manhattan judge has ordered Flo Rida to pay Alexis $9,000 a month in temporary child custody payments.

The coronavirus pandemic caused a backlog of family court cases in New York City, but an emergency order has been filed in court to force Flo Rida to show cause why he ignored a previous court order pay Zohar’s school tuition plus medical bills.

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Rappers Remy Ma and Papoose are expecting again. The power couple is expecting their second child after welcoming daughter Reminisce 18 months ago.

Papoose shared the news on Fox Soul's Out Loud With Claudia Jordan on Monday, July 6, explaining: "I love being with my family. I get to spend so much time with my amazing wife and my amazing daughter. I'm just making the best out of it, and we're moving forward."

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Of the coronavirus lockdown, he added that "some good things are coming out of this. We’re going to have a new child real soon."

Remy and Papoose both have grown children from previous relationships.

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On Father's Day earlier this year, Remy shared a heartfelt tribute to her other half as she reflected on his skills as a dad, writing on Instagram:

"I've never in my life saw a man so happy to be a father. The entire pregnancy you were smiling from ear to ear and documenting EVERYTHING! BOTH, I and @ReminisceMacKenzie are in love with you LOL. Thank you for being a great father to our baby and all our grown kids as well. We love you Daddy."

The rappers originally wed in 2008 while Remy was serving six years behind bars for assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion.

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Offset has asked a judge to give his 4-year-old daughter Kalea, his surname in his ongoing paternity case with one of his baby mamas.

The 28-year-old Sagittarius is pictured above with his wife, Cardi B, their daughter, Kulture, and his daughter, Kalea.

The Migos rapper, real name Kiari Cephus, filed legal papers, obtained by TMZ, in a Fulton County, Georgia courtroom, requesting that his daughter take his last name Cephus.

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Offset acknowledges he's the biological father of Kalea, who was born in 2015 to Nicole Marie Algarin. However, the single mom named the girl Kalea Marie Algarin, which does not sit well with the star, who wants his daughter's last name changed to his.

He is also requesting joint legal and physical custody of their daughter.

The move comes after Nicole, who goes by the stage name Shya L'amour, filed papers last October asking for more child support from the millionaire rapper.

Offset claims he is already paying enough support and says both parties should be financially responsible for their daughter.

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Kalea is Offset's fourth kid - he has two sons, Jordan and Kody, from previous relationships.

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Victoria's Secret model Lais Ribeiro was spotted hanging out after dining with her fiancé Joakim Noah and their kids at Malibu hot spot Cafe Habana on Wednesday.

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The 29-year-old Brazilian model has a 12-year-old son, Alexandre, from a previous relationship.

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Lais, who is this month's Morning Glory, doesn't seem pleased to share her man with the other woman in his life, his 3-year-old daughter, who was born in September 2016.

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Out of 45 photos in this set, Lais does not interact warmly with the little girl. Her body language in these photos says it all.

Few people know that the 35-year-old NBA star has a daughter from a previous relationship. The child's mother is either Leticia Busso, a real estate broker in NYC, or Kristen Ledlow, a sports reporter.

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Lais and Yoakim began dating in 2018. Men are notorious for giving the cold shoulder to other men's children in new relationships. But women can also be petty when it comes to other women's kids.

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Celebrity stylist Tameka Foster emailed Sandrarose.com to correct some misinformation in my post about her sons, titled "Usher recreates magazine photo shoot with his sons for Father's Day."

I incorrectly wrote:

"Usher and [Tameka] Foster have worked together to co-parent their sons. Foster moved from Atlanta to L.A. so their sons would not have to fly coast to coast for visitations with her every month."

Tameka responded, writing:

Good morning Sandra,

It's Tameka. Hey girl hey.... Thank you for posting about my boys. But the post is a bit negative and inaccurate.

Usher and I share the boys 50/50. They are with me half of the time, if not more than half. Primary custody has to do with "tie breaking" decision making re: school, religion, health, extra curricular. We agree on those things and I’m involved in the decisions. Which was never really a debate anyway. I didn’t move to visit my kids. LOL. We moved to be closer to their Dad so HE didn’t have to commute, he was already there. I’m from Cali so it’s great. I pray you’re well and staying safe.

Thanks Sandra.

It was not my intention to post negative or misinformation about Tameka.

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Usher Raymond recreated a magazine photo shoot with his 2 sons Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 11, in a TikTok video for Father's Day.

The 41-year-old R&B crooner was awarded primary custody of the boys after a bitter court battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster in 2012.

Since then, Usher and Foster have worked together to co-parent their sons. Foster moved from Atlanta to L.A. so their sons would not have to fly coast to coast for visitations with her every month.

Usher, Shakira, Coldplay and more are set to perform during a star-studded virtual concert to highlight the impact the coronavirus has made globally.

The concert will livestream on June 27, and will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, and more.

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Tameka "Tiny" Harris thanked her husband of 10 years, rapper Tip "T.I." Harris in a Father's Day post on Instagram on Monday.

The 44-year-old mother-of-5 thanked her main man for their combined 8 children, writing:

"I wanna thank you for our Amazing blended family. My Luvs Messiah, Domani, Deyjah to our 4 babies King, Leiah, Major, Heiress to my kid u loved & took care of as your own Zonnique!! The best parts of my life!! Happy Father’s Day to my man... I love U Big Daddy."

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Tiny's followers were impressed that Tiny remains faithful to her man after the well-publicized drama in their lives over the years. But he's a good provider to his blended brood.

In another post, Tiny also paid tribute to her late father, Charles "Speedy" Pope, who passed away in 2013.

"Hey good looking fella!! Happy Heavenly Father’s Day! My creator!! My twin!! Miss u dearly! #SpeedyWasTheMan ... #WhereIGetItAllFrom ... #StaightFromAuburnAve.”
 


 

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Rappers Cardi B and Offset shared a passionate kiss as they celebrated Father's Day with their entire families at Tao restaurant in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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While Cardi celebrated with her gente at the family dinner, Offset snuck off to purchase a few bouquets of flowers to present to his wife, Cardi B.

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Her reaction was priceless as her baby daughter Kulture presented her mommy with a single rose.

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The family was celebrating two special occasions, Father’s Day and a birthday for one of Cardi B's younger family members.

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Love and bliss was in the air as family man Offset flew in his other children by multiple baby mamas to celebrate the special day with their dad.

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Kandi Burruss broke down in tears while trying to explain police brutality to her 4-year-old son, Ace Tucker.

On Wednesday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star got emotional while explaining an adult conversation with her toddler, who previously dressed up as a police officer for "Career Day" at his school.

Kandi said her son asked her if cops were "the bad guys" now.

"Now, isn't that crazy to have to explain that to a 4-year-old?" Kandi told Cohen and Tamron Hall via Skype. "For you to be black and have to worry about the police being the bad guys? I know y'all say I cry all the time, but that's an emotional thing for me," the reality star said through tears.

Speaking to Cohen directly, Kandi said, "I know you care about us, but you don't have to think about that ... That's something that we have to think about for our sons."

Kandi also said hr 17-year-old daughter, Riley, unfollowed her white friends who refused to discuss racial politics on their timelines.

"She is very opinionated. She was like, 'OK. I am unfollowing every single friend or person that is not black who is not speaking up about this, who is not showing that they are an ally with our community.'"
 

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Ciara Wilson shared a sweet video of her husband, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, styling their daughter Sienna's hair.

The 31-year-old father-of-2 is seen brushing Sienna's 3c natural hair into a bun.

Ciara captioned the video:

"My Beautiful Black Man and My Beautiful Black Princess...

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Ciara, who is expecting the couple's 2nd biological child, commented on the fears she has for her 6-year-old son, Future Zahir, in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder at the hands of a white police officer.

"My sweet Baby Boy. I pray that when you get older A CHANGE will finally have come!! I'm going to keep my FAITH! I'm praying that the losses of our Black Kings and Queens won’t be in vain. Enough is Enough! I'm praying for UNITY! I'm praying for the powers that be to unite and decide that it's time for a change!"

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