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Tameka Foster was denied a retrial in her child custody battle

Retrial In Child Custody Battle Denied For Usher’s Ex-Wife

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According to TMZ, Tameka Foster-Raymond was denied a retrial in her child custody battle with her ex-husband Usher. But, sources say Foster-Raymond is not giving up. She plans to appeal the judge’s ruling. Foster filed documents earlier this month appealing a ruling that granted Usher primary custody because she felt the judge was biased because she received campaign money from Usher’s lawyer. Foster-Raymond’s legal team submitted a motion for a new trial in…

Father Denied Custody Of His Daughter Due To Law Identifying Lesbian Mothers As Legal Parents

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A little girl who was raised by her lesbian parents was placed in an unfortunate situation when her biological mother became imprisoned and her other mother became hospitalized. When the little girl’s biological father sought custody of her, he was denied because of California’s two-parent policy. Instead, the child became a ward of the state. Even though the two women were otherwise disposed, the law still views them as the child’s…

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, say their four-year study of 464 newlyweds finds those with uncertainty were less satisfied with their marriages, and women with doubts who took the plunge anyway were 2.5 times more likely to divorce. Photogtaphy by NHPHOTOS.com

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Research Shows Doubt Before Marriage Signals An Unhappy Ending

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Research has proven what most of us already know but refuse to acknowledge: Doubt ruins relationships. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, say their four-year study of 464 newlyweds finds those with uncertainty were less satisfied with their marriages, and women with doubts who took the plunge anyway were 2.5 times more likely to divorce. The survey question was very simple and only required…

Chad Johnson's mistress, Bianca Zuluaga, reportedly stayed with Chad this week, which kept him from showing up to court on Thursday morning

Chad Johnson’s Mistress Can’t Get Enough Of Him, Tweets About Addiction

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Bianca Zululaga may be the reason for Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson’s domestic dispute that has now lead the two to divorce court. Zululaga is reported to be Johnson’s mistress and reportedly stayed with Chad this week, which kept him from showing up to court on Thursday morning. Referring to Johnson as her “chocolate,” Zululaga took to her Twitter page and tweeted, “You know you’re a chocolate addict when you ate…

A group of morality vigilantes in the UK have taken it upon themselves to go around to record stores and affix "warning" stickers to Chris Brown's albums. When customers pick up his album in certain stores, they might be confronted with a label that reads "WARNING. DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM! THIS MAN BEATS WOMEN."

Chris Brown’s Album Vandalized With ‘This Man Beats Women’ Stickers

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It appears that a group of morality vigilantes in the UK haven’t forgiven Chris Brown for the domestic dispute he had with his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Several copies of Chris Brown’s Fortune album have been labeled with a sticker saying “WARNING – Do not buy this album! This man beats women” in HMV stores in London. “It was very much an isolated incident and nothing to do with HMV or representing our views,” a…

Ariane Davis Claims She and Memphitz Had Sex And He Never Hit Her

Another “Love and HipHop Atlanta” Cast Member Airs Memphitz’s Dirty Laundry

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Ariane Davis spoke with The Breakfast club to reveal that she and Memphitz got “down and dirty” at one point and time. Although Memphitz merely suggested he and Davis dated at one point, Davis claims they never dated. They only engaged in intimacy. When asked if Memphitz has ever put his hands on her, she said no. Memphitz has recently filed a lawsuit against the company that created the show…

Sex Before Marriage Is Not Good For Relationship, Cornell University Study, 2012

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Study Shows That Women Benefit From Withholding Intimacy

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Researchers at Cornell University conducted a unique study on 600 married and cohabiting couples asking them how happy they were together. They were also asked how committed they were to the relationship, how emotionally involved they were, how well they communicated, how frequently did they argue, how long they had waited before becoming intimate, and what’s their level of romance satisfaction. Nearly a third of the men and women said…

Pencil In Time For Intimacy To Save Your Marriage

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Although it may seem awkward, couples are practically being forced to pencil in time for intimacy. When you’re working 12-15 hours daily, it’s easy to become too tired or too stressed to engage in intimacy with your spouse. Penciling in time for intimacy is no different than scheduling a highly anticipated vacation with your spouse. “I frequently see a lot of very young couples who are working 14- and 15-hour…

Report: Evelyn Lozada Ran to Neighbor’s House to Get Away from Violent Husband

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It turns out that there is even more to the on-going train wreck marriage of Chad Johson and his wife, Evelyn Lozada.  If you’ll recall, Chad used to be Chad Ochocinco until he changed his name.  He was also arrested this weekend for allegedly head-butting his new bride. It is being reported by TMZ that Evelyn was so afraid of her man that she ran to the neighbors for safety…

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

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I’m always willing to use my mistakes to help others. So I freely admit I’ve had a car repossessed. I almost went to jail three times for writing bad checks, and I climbed out of poor credit to build my first house. I wish I knew as a teenager or college student what I know now about money. So I’m making sure as many young people know what I know…

Flavor Flav A Deadbeat Dad; Faces Prison Time For Not Paying Child Support

Flavor Flav A Deadbeat Dad; Faces Prison Time For Not Paying Child Support

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Flavor Flav is about to become a real public enemy for failing to pay child support. The clock-wearing rapper and former reality TV star — whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr. — faces a 180-day jail sentence for failing to pay more than $111,186 to an Albany woman who gave birth to three of his seven children, the Daily News has learned. An Albany County magistrate recommended the…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: There Really Is a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I recently ran across a photo of Usher Raymond and his ex-wife Tameka Foster in court continuing their fight for custody of their two children- I’m assuming. This amazing photo captures a vast array of tensions. In the foreground, you see a solemn Usher appearing as if he’s trying to hold himself together while Tameka Foster, with a sinister smirk on her face, exudes the…

So What Will You Tell Your Son…How Do You Explain To Your Daughter?

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im back, so wipe the crust out ya eyes!…lol DISCLAIMER: these posts are not in any form intended to step on any toes. These are merely my thoughts, experiences, and actions put into words hopefully to reach someone in similar situations. My poor lil brain is always in overdrive over a topic or hundred per day such as: What WAS the best thing before sliced bread? Why would a wood…

“Think Like a Man” Was Actually Never Banned from France, but It Might as Well Have Been

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins Newsone.com is reporting that the popular Steve Harvey film, “Think Like a Man,” was never banned in France.  The banning had been originally reported by numerous websites, including BET, The Root, TheYBF, GlobalGrind,TheGrio, HelloBeautiful and Your Black World.  This shows what can happen when one website after another picks up on faulty information.   We apologize for contributing to the mess. But while “Think Like a Man” hasn’t been…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Is Trash the New Class?

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I was a bit baffled by Vibe Magazine’s choice in placing reality “stars” on the front of its June/July cover and referring to them as “role models”. There is a trend in hip-hop in which women who were once looked upon as a disgrace to society are now exulted and sought after by some of the most powerful men in entertainment. Most of these women…