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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Empire stars Trai Byers left, and Grace Gealey walked the red carpet at the 2015 UNCF Evening of Stars gala in Atlanta on Sunday. Their body language says all we need to know about their fake relationship. Other stars attending the event included Toni Braxton, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Jussie Smollett, Estelle, Anthony Anderson, Jermaine Dupri, Grant Hill & his wife Tamia, Ronnie DeVoe, Big Sean, Claudia Jordan and many others.
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Bajan pop singer Rihanna was spotted dressed casually while out & about in the SoHo area of NYC. RiRi wore Timberland boots, shredded jeans and a stylish Isabel Marant Étoile Flor green quilted coat, retail $1,800 (thanks @UpscaleHype).
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Sometimes celebrities forget who opened doors for them and it becomes necessary to remind them in a subtle way. But there was nothing subtle about the way Toni Braxton’s assistant, Zo, reminded Tamar that Toni is the reason for her being on that stage.
Socialite Kim Kardashian and her daughter North West were seen out & about in Paris today with sister Kourtney Kardashian (not pictured). Kim and her baby daddy, musician Kanye West plan to tie the knot in Paris this weekend.
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Singer Toni Braxton, 46, wore a bright orange frock to the 14th Annual Lupus Orange Ball at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday. The “Unbreak My Heart” singer accentuated her dress with nude colored strappy heels. The annual Lupus charity event is especially important to Toni because she suffers from the debilitating disease. Toni’s new book Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir is in stores on May 20.
Siblings Tamar Braxton, left, and Toni Braxton were spotted going out for a walk in sunny Calabasas, California over the weekend. Tamar has been putting the finishing touches on the follow up to her Grammy-nominated album Love and War. The mother of one was thrilled to learn that her reality TV spin-off, Tamar & Vince has been renewed for a 3rd season.
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