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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Socialite Amber Rose, right, left her baby at home to have dinner with Chris Brown‘s mom, Joyce Hawkins, in Los Angeles, CA, on Thursday after attending Chris Brown’s surprise ‘out of jail’ party thrown by his bestie, Karrueche Tran. Brown was released from jail on June 2nd.
The photo wire services are all noting that Canadian rapper Drake arrived at DSTRKT nightclub WITHOUT Rihanna, who partied with her bestie, Melissa Forde at the appropriately named Tramp nightclub in Mayfair (London) early this morning. Drake partied with British model Jourdan Dunn, music producer/songwriter Will.I.Am, and others. The party ended early as fans stormed the club and police were called to break up the melee. Drake, who wore a beautifully appointed mink fur coat, was secreted out a side door and into his waiting limo.
Socialite Blac Chyna is just like you. The former stripper was seen spending quality time with her and rapper Tyga’s son King Cairo Stevenson on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Calabasas, Calif. King Cairo is the first child for Chyna and Tyga, 24. The couple met in 2011 while Chyna was on the clock at popular Miami strip club King of Diamonds.
In this episode of “Well Dunn,” supermodel Jourdan Dunn invites Jay Z’s Life + Times into her Midtown Manhattan apartment to cook him some tasty chicken wings. Dunn’s easy-to-follow instructions comes in handy for men who don’t know their way around a kitchen but want to surprise their loved ones by serving tasty wings during the holidays.
According to Vogue, Supermodel Jourdan Dunn is knocked up already with her first child. Jourdan, 18, is still in high school.
British supermodel, Jourdan Dunn, 18, who is currently seen in ads for Yves Saint Laurent’s La Nuit de L’Homme perfume, is pregnant with her first baby.
Dunn and her boyfriend will welcome their child in December and both are very excited about their new arrival.
Jourdan said to Vogue.com, “I’m really looking forward to the future and having my baby. I’m lucky – I’m feeling really well. I’m healthy and happy!”
A rep for Storm, the agency that Jourdan works for, said, “Jourdan is delighted and really excited. She’s had lots of lovely personal messages of support from all her friends in the fashion industry and it’s great news. We wish her all the best.”
Isn’t it a sad refelction of the times when people are excited for a teenager who is having a baby? I guess grandma will babysit the kid while Jourdan walks the runway.