Laiyah Shannon Brown

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R&B diva Monica Brown shared photos of her adorable children Rodney Ramone "Rocko" Hill III, 9, and Laiyah Shannon, 13 mos., on her social media pages this week. Laiyah's daddy is Miami Heat star Shannon Brown.

Monica wrote a poignant message about experiencing real Love for the first time when her children were born. Many women go through life searching for love, never able to find it, because true Love is experienced through the gift of life.

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Happy 9th Birthday Lil Rocko

8 years ago, R&B Diva Monica gave Sandrarose.com the honor of introducing her firstborn son, Lil Rocko Hill to the world. Rocko turns 9 today (where have the years gone?). He has grown into a handsome young man who earns all As and top honors at his private school.

After the break are exclusive photos of Lil Rocko that you saw on Sandrarose.com first!

Happy 9th Birthday Rocko Hill!

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Monica Brown and her mom Marilyn Best

Mothers Day

Sunday was a special day for children big and small to show their moms (and caregivers) how much they are appreciated. Our favorite celebrities took to their social media pages to express the immeasurable Love and affection they have for their moms. Check out the pics after the break!

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Janelle and Monica at Outkast Reunion concert

Natural beauties Monica Brown, right, and Janelle Monáe posed together at Outkast's Georgia Reunion concert at CounterPoint Music Festival in Rome, GA over the weekend. For some reason the group chose to perform in Rome (of all places) rather than in their hometown of Atlanta. But that didn't stop hardcore fans from making the trip to Kingston Downs in the driving rain to watch their favorite group belt out their hits.

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Celebrity Style: Monica Brown

Even though she is a mother of three, R&B Diva Monica Brown makes sure she keeps up with the latest fashions. Last week, Mo' was spotted hanging out in Atlanta with her bestie Tameka "Tiny" Harris. Monica wore her favorite Clover Canyon top which she matched with black leather pants and royal blue thigh high boots. She completed her classy look with a $3,200 classic Chanel flip bag.

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In celebration of its 8th birthday, Twitter has launched a new tool to help users see their very first Tweets. The tool also allows users to see the very first Tweets of their favorite celebrities by typing their name after the hash, like this https://discover.twitter.com/first-tweet#sandrarose

Here's my very first tweet on the social media platform in 2009:

After the break are some of the very first Tweets of celebrities and other notables.

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Shannon Brown signs with the NY Knicks

The NY Knicks officially signed former Antonio Spurs guard Shannon Brown to one of two open roster sports today, Sports Illustrated reports.

There is speculation that Brown, 28, was brought in to fill the spot soon-to-be vacated by departing point guard Raymond Felton, whose legal troubles are mounting. Felton plans to be in the starting lineup for the Knicks in tonight's game against the defending NBA champs Miami Heat.

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Ciara and Laiyah

R&B Diva Monica Brown posted this adorable photo of her infant daughter Laiyah Shannon Brown and pop singer Ciara. Mo' wrote: "Becoming a mother changes everything about who u are in the most beautiful way !!! CC your going to be a great Mommy #Love #Family #Purpose #Joy.... @Ciara & #Laiyah"

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Monica Brown and TI Harris

R&B Diva Monica Brown and rap mogul T.I. Harris chaperoned their sons Romelo Hill, left, and Major Harris on their school field trip to a firehouse on Thursday. Mo' wrote in the caption: "#BestCkassFieldTripEver Thanks to My Bro @troubleman31 ... The boys have their #MeanMugShawtyFace on!!! They said their tuff like fire fighters #FireStationFieldTrip #LearnedAlot"
Photo: Instagram.com

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Monica Brown

R&B Diva Monica Brown shared this beautiful family photo of her children with her social media followers today. Pictured are Monica, Rodney Ramone Hill III, aka Rocko, 8, Romelo Montez Hill, 6, and 5-month-old Laiyah Shannon Brown.

Photo by Derek Blanks

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Monica Brown game face

Monica Brown game face

R&B Diva Monica Brown put on her game face while cheering on the San Antonio Spurs who defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 104-100 in a close game at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, Feb. 8.

San Antonio signed Mo's husband, Shannon Brown, to a 10-day contract to fill in for guards Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard who are both on the injured list. Brown entered the game with 9.5 seconds left in the 4th quarter to replace Kemba Walker, who fouled out. Monica wrote in the photo caption: "#MyFaceWhenTheOtherTeamScores #RollsEyes then I won't look for 3 seconds."

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Tip and Major Harris

Rap mogul Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr. welcomed his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, home after her girls weekend on a tropical isle. Tiny returned home just in time to attend the 14th birthday party of T.I.'s oldest son, Messiah Harris. The proud father gifted his son with a custom truck (teens can drive at age 14 in the deep south). T.I. posted this photo of his youngest son Major Harris, 4, on their way to school this morning.

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Monica Brown

R&B songbird Monica leaked a song title from her much-anticipated eighth studio album in a post on her social media accounts last night. One of the song titles, Never Be, appears to be directed at the other woman -- which is a running theme in Monica's last few albums. The song contains the lyrics, No matter where you take her/ What you buy her/ What you teach her/ She will never be me.

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Romelo Montez Hill Celebrates His 6th Birthday

NBA star Shannon Brown invited the good folks at Wildlife Wonders Zoo in Cleveland, GA to help his stepson Romelo Montez Hill celebrate 6th birthday at a private school in Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Romelo's mom is R&B Diva Monica Brown, Shannon's wife. The zookeepers drove 2 hours with over 20 animals including a baby kangaroo and a variety of birds and monkeys to surprise 'Melo and his classmates. Wildlife Wonders is a professional wildlife organization that rescues animals from different situations. They care for the animals and train some of them for educational programs and petting zoos at 1,000'S of events and locations, according to their website.

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Romelo Montez Hill Celebrates His 6th Birthday!

Songbird Monica Brown's son, Romelo Montez Hill turned 6 today! Monica surprised 'Melo with a custom birthday cake at his private school today. And his stepfather, Shannon Brown surprised 'Melo with a visit from WildLife Wonders, according to Mo. She writes: "Lets just say he wasn't feeling the monkey."

Romelo Montez Hill Celebrates His 6th Birthday!

'Melo also pleasantly surprised by his dad, Rocko (who bought him a Go Kart!); his big brother, and his uncle Ludacris! His big birthday bash is this weekend. Happy Birthday 'Melo Enjoy your big day!

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Romelo Hill and Laiyah Brown

R&B Diva Monica Brown's adorable son, Romelo Montez Hill, 5, cradled his 4-month-old baby sister, Laiyah Brown, in this cute photo uploaded to her Instagram account. 'Melo turns 6 on Wednesday. His father is rap mogul Rocko Hill, and Laiyah's dad is Monica's husband, NBA player Shannon Brown.

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Monica Brown and Tiny Harris

R&B Divas Monica Brown, left, and Tameka "Tiny" Harris frequently volunteer to lend a helping hand at their sons' private school in a suburb southeast of Atlanta. Monica's son, Romelo Montez Hill, 5, and Tiny's son, Major Harris, 4, are adorable in their matching school uniforms.

Great moms put no one and nothing before their children. The latest PISA academic test results shows America's children ranked near the bottom of the list compared to disadvantaged students in third world countries who are ten times smarter than American kids in math and reading. When parents show an interest in their child's education, the child is motivated to do better in school. So get involved!

Monica posted the following video on her Instagram page.

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Nelson Mandela

South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.

President Obama spoke on Mandela's passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.

"He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages," said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said "He now belongs to the ages.”

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Shannon Brown

According to the rumor mill, the Los Angeles Lakers plan to sign free agent Shannon Brown who was cut by the Washington Wizards, despite a $3.5 million guaranteed contract. The announcement will be made today or Monday at the latest.

Brown, 27, was spotted practicing at a sports facility in Los Angeles Chicago today.

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