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Panthers QB Cam Newton And Former Girlfriend In Custody, Paternity Battle

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It was rumored that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton allegedly had a fifth child with an Instagram model, thus breaking up his relationship with longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor, who is the mother of his other 4 children. Or so everyone thought. Now, Newton has filed to wants his now ex-baby mama/girlfriend, Kia Proctor, to take a DNA test to prove “their” 4 kids are his?!

Yep, you read that correctly.  According to multiple reports,  Newton, sued Proctor for paternity, joint custody and visitation of their four children, Chosen 5, Sovereign-Dior, 3, Camidas, 2, and Cashmere Saint, 3 months.  The former couple, who posted together with their then three children and Proctor’s daughter from a prior relationship, have erased each other from their respective social media accounts. In this year’s holiday photo, Proctor posted solo with four of her children.

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Newton, 30, is allegedly the father of a child with Instagram model La Reina Shaw, 33. That apparently went down while he was still with Proctor.

According to court papers obtained by Bossip, Newton demanded a DNA test from Proctor, 31, for their youngest child, born in September who has never lived with the Carolina Panthers quarterback.

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Newton acknowledged that he signed the kids’ birth certificates, but wants DNA proof. He said he’s been voluntarily paying child support but wants the court to figure out a dollar amount. Newton also said that once he’s legally deemed the father, he’d like joint physical custody with Proctor.

Cam below pictured with his firstborn son, Chosen.

But Proctor countersued Newton for full physical custody, child support, health benefits, life insurance for the children and her lawyer and expert fees.

Proctor said he is the kids’ father, but doesn’t have a problem with him getting a DNA test, as long as he pays for it.

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She said she hasn’t worked in the six years that she was in a relationship with Newton, and asked the court to determine a child support amount outside of the regular guidelines because Newton has a guaranteed salary of $60 million out of a nearly $104 million contract. She said Newton also has an endorsement deal with Under Armor and owns multiple businesses.

Meanwhile, Proctor said she’s willing to negotiate a financial deal with Newton, but if they can’t see eye to eye, she asked the judge to force Newton to hand over $15,000 so she can hire a financial analyst to examine his total income and recommend an appropriate support figure. She’s also asked the judge to enforce a confidential settlement agreement they made before their youngest child Cashmere Saint was born last September.

Proctor, a former stripper, also revealed in court papers that she and Newton have been separated for months, and she said she moved out of his home and planned to return to her native Maryland with the kids. And since Newton plans to stay in his native Georgia, joint custody of the children is not going to work.

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Aaron Hernandez’s Fiancée Speaks Out After Premiere Of Netflix Series That Explores His Sexuality

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Aaron Hernandez’s fiancée is taking a break from social media following the premiere of the Netflix docu-series Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, about the late NFL football player’s life leading up to his suicide.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez took to Instagram to thank the “sweet souls” who have reached out to her, but also to indicate “how imperative it is to take some time away from social media,” E News reports.

“I wanted to let all of you sweet sweet souls know I have tried to read every message sent on IG and through email (positive and negative),” she wrote on her IG. “The amount of support and positive energy is again unreal! I’m sure you will all understand how imperative it is to take some time away from social media.”

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She also posted a photo of an inspirational quote and captioned it, “Give me the strength.”

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E News reports, the mother of two was engaged to the former New England Patriots player at the time of his death in 2017.

He is the father of her eldest daughter, Avielle Janelle Hernandez, E News reports.

Hernandez’s former attorney, Jose Baez, took a different approach when speaking out about the docu-series about his former client.

“I don’t give a damn about what some lame ass documentary has to say about Aaron. I knew him, they did not and while he was far from perfect, they are not even close to the truth,” Baez wrote on IG.

He added, “People have no idea how documentaries are made, the truth is usually found on the cutting room floor. These producers lied directly to my face, so I don’t expect their money making scheme to be much better.”

Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 for the death of Odin Lloyd. The guilty verdict carried an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

It was later reported that Hernandez killed Lloyd to cover up his alleged bisexuality.

In 2017, Hernandez committed suicide while in prison and left three notes behind, one was to Shayanna, one was to his then 4-year-old daughter, and the other was allegedly to his gay lover, who was also incarcerated.

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Cathy Hughes Stuns On The Cover Of Monarch Magazine

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Cathy Hughes is definitely a star.

That’s why MONARCH magazine, a premiere lifestyle and fashion brand, selected her to grace the cover of their Winter 2019/2020 issue. Hughes, the founder and chairwoman of Urban One (the parent company of Radio One, TV One, iOne Digital, CLEO TV, One Solution and Reach Media), has had an amazingly challenging, purpose-driven journey to success.  A natural creative, Hughes famously founded “The Quiet Storm” radio format (a mashup of soft talk and romantic R&B music) and a 24-hour talk format highlighting lifestyle and news from a Black perspective before returning to her executive roots and spearheading the expansion of Radio One.

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“It’s an honor and privilege to have Ms. Hughes on the cover of MONARCH, ” says Will Walters, publisher of MONARCH. “She is an incredible woman and a media pioneer who provides a platform for Black people to be our authentic selves.” The first cover story of the year also commemorates 40 years of Radio One, now Urban One, and drops on the heels of Urban One Honors, the brand’s annual award show.

Though Hughes graces the cover solo, in-book features include profiles and images of a few key players on Urban One’s digital, radio and television teams, ranging from executives, such as Detavio Samuels, president of iOne Digital and One Solution (home to NewsOne, BossipMadameNoire, HelloBeautifulHip-Hop Wired and Cassius brands), to nationally syndicated radio personalities like Rickey Smiley, Willie Moore Jr. and Al B. Sure.

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In the issue, Hughes, a former radio host, shares her insight on ownership, brand building and family. She also speaks candidly about how teenage motherhood dramatically changed her ambition and drive, and her ongoing commitment to working for/with and in Black communities. “I do not want to be separated from those I serve. I love my radio audience. I love my cable viewers. I love my digital participants, and that’s really the connection from which I don’t want to be separated,” she tells MONARCH. “I never imagined that I would be part of the largest Black owned media company today. I never dreamed about helping folks craft their careers and professions and helping them become successful.”

Find out more about Cathy Hughes’ incredible journey and more. The latest issue of MONARCH magazine hits stands nationwide on January 21st.

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New Book Revives Early Stories Written By Zora Neale Hurston

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sixty years after her death, the story of Zora Neale Hurston is still not fully told.

The fiction writer-anthropologist-folklorist died in a segregated Florida hospital in January 1960, so forgotten and impoverished that her work was out of print and her grave left unmarked. Starting in the 1970s, when Alice Walker helped revive interest in Hurston, the writer’s standing has grown through a steady reissue of such classics as the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” and the posthumous releases of stories, letters and other writings. The Library of America, the country’s unofficial shaper of the canon, has issued a volume of her work.

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New projects continue and interest in her remains strong as ever. In 2018, Amistad published “Barracoon,” a long-lost nonfiction work about a survivor of the Middle Passage that became a bestseller and sold more than 250,000 copies.

This week, Amistad has released “Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick,” a highly anticipated collection of early stories that includes material rarely seen since they were published nearly a century ago.

“We can all agree that the end of Hurston’s life was difficult,” the novelist Tayari Jones writes in the foreword. “We can all agree that she deserved her laurels while she still walked among us. Yet Zora, being Zora, did not let mere death end her life.”

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The 21 stories in “Hitting a Straight Lick” were compiled by Genevieve West, who chairs the English department at Texas Woman’s University. West combines better known pieces such as the tragic “John Redding Goes to Sea,” Hurston’s first published fiction, with more obscure work. Hurston is identified with rural Florida, the setting for “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” But the current collection highlights a less explored side — her stories in the North, drawing upon her years in New York.

Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891 and moved with her family to Florida at age 3. She later worked as a maid, waitress and other jobs before enrolling at Howard University in 1920. Five years later, Hurston moved to Manhattan in 1925 and lived off and on there until the late 1930s. She would come to be identified with the Harlem Renaissance, but she was ever an iconoclast who stood apart from her peers and the so-called “New Negro” movement of the time.

“The New Negro movement was about putting the best foot forward and that was’t Hurston’s agenda,” West says.

The story “The Back Room,” which West found in the archives of the black newspaper The Pittsburgh Courier, stands out as the rare fictional commentary by Hurston on the movement and upper class Harlem society. Its main character, Lilya Barkman, is wealthy enough to have commissioned an oil painting of herself. The Harlem in “The Back Room” is a site for “fine gowns and tuxedos, marcel waves and glitter.”

“And Lilya Barkman shown and glittered with the rest,” Hurston writes.

Other Harlem stories tell of unfaithful husbands, wives abused but unbroken, couples held together or torn apart by money, families torn between old and new ways. The migration from South to North is a puzzle for some characters, like the wife in “The Country in the Woman” who sees her husband succumb to New York morals, or the young woman from Eatonville in “Muttsy” who takes in the Harlem scene and observes that the “ladies” back home “didn’t put powder and paint on the face.” Lilya Barkman herself “fled the boredom” of small-town South Carolina, only to have her heart broken in Harlem.

West says that Hurston was alert to the “dangers” of migration and that for her “the bloom was off the rose” by the time she left in the 1930s.

“New York had sunk into the Great Depression,” West says. “She had no illusions it was the promoted land.”

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The latest posthumous Hurston book will not likely be the last. West says that her essays have yet have to be compiled and other stories may still be discovered, if only because Hurston’s work often ran in publications that have long ended and have yet to be fully indexed.

Cheryl A. Wall, a professor of English at Rutgers University who edited the Hurston Library of America edition, says that the author’s writings essentially had to be organized from scratch. At the time of her death, her papers were scattered around the country. Some materials were only preserved when a passerby saw they were being burned in the trash and removed them in time.

“The pages of her last manuscript, ‘Herod, the Great’ are singed along the edges,” Wall said.

Hurston’s papers still don’t have a comprehensive archive like F. Scott Fitzgerald’s have at Princeton University or Ernest Hemingway’s at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. When Wall was compiling material for the Library of America, she found it challenging to find authoritative editions of her shorter pieces.

“There is doubtless more material to be found. I am not sure how much and no one can predict where,” Wall said. “Hurston’s story is typical of black women writers of her time. There is no archive for Jessie Fauset or Nella Larsen either. I am delighted that future scholars will not face these challenges when they go in search of the papers of June Jordan, Toni Morrison, or Alice Walker.”


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Whitney Houston & The Notorious B.I.G. Among 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

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Two of Black music’s biggest stars will find a new home at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Whitney Houston and The Notorious B.I.G. are among the newest members of the museum and hall dedicated to honoring music’s biggest and most impactful stars.

Other inductees include:

  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Depeche Mode
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • T. Rex

 

Artists become eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record. Criteria include the influence and significance of the artists’ contributions to the development and perpetuation of music.

 

Biggie burst on the scene in 1994 with his classic album “Ready To Die.”

Houston released her self-titled debut in 1985 with the star-making singles “How Will I Know” and “Greatest Love of All.”

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The 35th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be May 2 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. The ceremony will then be broadcast live for the first time on HBO on May 2, at 8 p.m.


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Trick Daddy Responds To His Unflattering Mugshot: ‘I Have Lupus’

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Oh-oh, looks like somebody might wanna consider apologizing for making fun of rapper/restaurant owner Trick Daddy‘s hairline in his recent mug shot.

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The mugshot came in the wake of his arrest for alleged cocaine possession and a DUI. However, because of the photo, most folks were fixated on his strange-looking hairline.

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The problem is no one knew his hair loss was due to him being afflicted with lupus, reports theJasmineBrand.

In the wake of commenters and comedians having fun at his expense, the 45-year-old Miami based rapper, whose legal name is Maurice Young, took to his Facebook page to vent his frustration:

“Let me get this right .. you lie on me .. make fun of the fact that I Have lupus … and all this just for likes .. thank god im strong .. everything is funny until it hits close to home .. my feelings don’t hurt easily I’m too worried about waking up tomorrow.”

 

 

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Trick Daddy was diagnosed with lupus years ago, but he says he no longer takes the medicine to treat it. Instead, during his interview on “The Breakfast Club” back in 2014, he said he smokes weed laced with cocaine to treat the disease.

“When I smoke weed and coke, the worst thing that’s gonna happen to me is I’mma got to sleep or eat,” he said. “If I take lupus medicine, I gotta take a pill for this pill, a pill for that pill… then I gotta go back to the doctor every Thursday and give them my money.”

As far as the arrest itself Daddy was busted after he allegedly drove recklessly near Miami Gardens over the weekend. He was taken into custody and later admitted that he had five drinks earlier that night. Unfortunately for him, police also found cocaine and a rolled-up one-dollar bill in his possession.

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Royal Flush: Queen Grants Permission For Meghan, Harry To Live Outside U.K.

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SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II agreed Monday to grant Prince Harry and and his wife Meghan their wish for a more independent life, allowing them to move part-time to Canada while remaining firmly in the House of Windsor.

 

 

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The British monarch said in a statement that the summit of senior royals on Monday was “constructive,” and that it had been “agreed that there will be a period of transition” in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK.”

The summit at the queen’s Sandringham estate in eastern England marked the first face-to-face talks with Harry since he and Meghan unveiled the controversial plan to step back from their royal roles.

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“My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family,” the queen said in a statement. “Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

The meeting came after days of intense news coverage, in which supporters of the royal family’s feuding factions used the British media to paint conflicting pictures of who was to blame for the rift.

Buckingham Palace said “a range of possibilities” would be discussed, but the queen was determined to resolve the situation within “days, not weeks.” Buckingham Palace stressed, however, that “any decision will take time to be implemented.”

One of the more fraught questions that needs to be worked out is precisely what it means for a royal to be financially independent and what activities can be undertaken to make money. Other royals who have ventured into the world of commerce have found it complicated.

Prince Andrew, for example, has faced heated questions about his relationship with the late convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, the queen’s second son, has relinquished royal duties and patronages after being accused by a woman who says she was an Epstein trafficking victim who slept with the prince.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also face questions on paying for taxpayer-funded security. Home Secretary Priti Patel refused to comment, but said safety was a priority.

There were signs earlier in the day that the House of Windsor had moved to unite. Princes William and Harry issued a joint statement criticizing a newspaper article on the severe strain in their relationship, calling the story offensive and potentially harmful as they embark on talks regarding the future of the British monarchy.

Though the statement didn’t name the newspaper, the Times of London had a front page story about the crisis in which a source alleged that Harry and Meghan had been pushed away by the “bullying attitude from” William. The joint statement insisted that the story was “false.”

“For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful,” the statement said.


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Keke Wyatt Welcomes New Baby Boy

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Keke Wyatt and her latest husband Zachariah Darring welcomed Ke’Riah Darring their first child together, Wyatt’s eighth, and tenth addition to their family, earlier this month.

After a couple months of speculation, this past fall, Wyatt confirmed that she was expecting.

Now, for those of you who are wondering about the count, here’s a breakdown.

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Wyatt has three children from her first marriage to Rahmat Morton, who she married in 2000. She and second husband Michael Jamar (Michael Ford) share four children together. They split in 2017, when Wyatt, eight months pregnant and fighting a cancer diagnosis of one of her sons, revealed that Ford asked her for a divorce. (As of November 2018, her child is now cancer free.) The couple divorced in September 2017. She married Darring in October 2018.  Her son with Darring makes this boy her eighth biological child.

Outlets have reported that this is Wyatt’s tenth because the singer claims two of Ford’s biological children as her own.

Wyatt and Darring celebrated the birth of this baby with a star-studded, winter-wonderland themed baby shower.

When Wyatt announced her pregnancy, she shared that she was launching a YouTube series following her life as a professional singer and mother to ten.

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“Stay tuned for the release date & information for my new YouTube Series “The Keke Show” where you will see me balancing Wife, Mommy and Artist!!! Trust me.. it’s never a dull moment with my family.”

At the tail end of 2019, Wyatt reminded fans to subscribe to her YouTube channel.

Sso far, there’s been no word of the show but we’ll give Wyatt a minute to adjust to raising nine children and a newborn at the same damn time.

Congratulations to KeKe and Zachariah.

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Trick Daddy Arrested On DUI & Cocaine Possession Charges

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Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Miami on a cocaine and DUI charge, Saturday morning.

According to the police report, a Miami-Dade police officer responded to a report of a driver who was running lights and hitting signs.

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When police found the driver, he appeared to be asleep behind the wheel. The officer then knocked on the window to alert the driver. Officers asked for his license and identified the man as 45-year-old Maurice Samuel Young,Trick Daddy’s birth name.

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Trick Daddy told officers he had five drinks earlier in the night and was on his way home. He agreed to a field sobriety test, but failed. The officers took him into Hammocks District Station, where they later found cocaine inside a dollar bill in his possession.

According to The Miami Herald, Trick Daddy also had a previous warrant for driving under the influence. His bond was set at a total of $6,000 for both the cocaine possession and DUI charge.

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R. Kelly’s GF Azriel Clary Reunites With Family After Joycelyn Savage Scuffle

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It’s been a rough week for Azriel Clary, one of R. Kelly’s girlfriends of the last several years, but she is finally back home with her family.

Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage both shared a relationship with singer R. Kelly who is now behind bars for sex crimes and obstruction of justice but their relationship came to a head this week during a domestic fight. The ladies recorded an argument that leads up to punches being thrown. Joycelyn was eventually charged with misdemeanor battery.

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Fast forward, Clary has reunited with her family. The 22-year-old confirmed she was full of smiles after seeing her dad yesterday.

 

This reunion is significant because The Clary’s, Azriel’s mom and dad, have pleaded for their daughter to break free from R. Kelly on public platforms several times. Azriel had been living with Kelly since she was 17 but, in a statement to PEOPLE, Alica Clary says her daughter’s chains are finally broken and the ‘battle is won!’

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“The battle is won because she’s still here, she’s still alive, she’s still breathing and though she lost a few years of her life, she’s still here to tell her story,” Alice tells PEOPLE. “Because I chose not to keep her secluded in her life, she’s here now and we’re able to say the victory is won because she finally came to her senses and she’s back home with her family.”

“My daughter could either not be here because of the choices she made when she was 17 or I get to be able to fight and help her grow,” she tells PEOPLE. “To be honest, the battle is won because she’s still here, she’s still alive.”

Azriel has made her own statement to the public, via Twitter:

“I just want people to embrace me, love me and forgive me because I’m young.. and I just didn’t know. Please do not crucify me for not being knowledgeable.

No one ever wakes up and says “today I’m going to be manipulated, or taken advantage of, or kidnapped”.. those are things you just cannot control. I never thought me and victim would ever be in the same sentence because I was too in denial.. but once you realize, you realize.“

This article was originally published on Bossip.com


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