Celebs Out & About: Toya & Michael Graham, Toni Braxton, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Aniston, Jourdan Dunn, Gigi Hadid
Baltimore single mom Toya Graham got a peck on the cheek from her 16-year-old son, Michael Graham, as she exited ‘The View’ studios in New York City, New York. Ms. Graham was caught on video smacking and hurling profanities at her son who was throwing bricks at cops during the Baltimore uprisings this week.
Some in the black community are bristling at the mainstream media’s rapturous celebration of a black mother mollywhoppin her son in the street. The media also took comfort in the fact that Graham has 6 kids by 6 different fathers.
In her thought-provoking article titled “Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?,” Dr. Stacey Patton wrote, “This celebration of Graham reflects a belief that black youths are inherently problematic, criminal and out of control. The video also supports the idea that black fathers are absent, suggesting that all we need is an angry black mom to beat the “thug” out of an angry young man – and everything will be fine.”
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Supposedly, socialite Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West have purchased a 10,000-square-foot, $11 million mansion in a gated community in Bel Air, CA., where they plan to raise their
test tube baby. I’ll believe it when I see pictures of Kanye walking down the driveway wearing boxers and a robe to pick up the morning paper or to check the mailbox.