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Halle Berry is set to take her ex Gabriel Aubry to court to fight for custody of their soon-to-be three year old daughter Nahla.  The Oscar winner has even pulled out of film, New Year’s Eve, so that she can act “in her daughter’s best interest.”


Television personality Nick Cannon is excited about becoming a new dad for the first time.

He tells RadarOnline in a recent interview, “I’m extremely excited about bringing new life into the world. It’s a journey every single day. It’s something new. I’m nervous. I’m excited. We’re just taking it one day at a time.”


By Sojourner Marable Grimmett

A Kentuckian revved up his engine to race on the freeway, then peered over at me and flashed “the bird.”  I looked towards my husband and started laughing in shock, because I hadn’t gotten the finger in awhile.  Not even in Atlanta traffic.

We both couldn’t figure out why he wanted to race, let alone why I got the middle finger from a stranger.  Process of elimination went into effect.  Maybe our kids in the back seat frowned at him and that got his blood boiling.  Or maybe he was upset that our car was faster than his. Then the “Ah Ha” moment hit us.  That’s it!  It was the “Obama Mama” window decal.  He was ticked off that we were Obama supporters.  We let his anger roll off our backs and went on our way, taking the higher road of nonviolence and overlooking ignorance.

The most recent elections caused me to reflect on this incident.  My stand is this: I’ll take the bird for Obama.  I’ll stand up in red neck central with a bullhorn and scream out his name.  I’ll cast my vote again and again for Obama.  People are too busy being ignorant and bashing Obama instead of supporting him.  I can imagine that people think being against Obama is what’s popular, not realizing that he’s for the “little man,” who is the blue collar worker that struggles to put food on the table.  Get off the movement to bash Obama, and jump on the train to support him.

Sojourner Marable Grimmett has a BA in communications from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in media studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a stay-at-work mom and her experience in higher education spans over 10 years working in student services and admissions. Sojourner previously worked at CNN, Georgia Public Television, and as an AmeriCorp member at Harvard University’s Martin Luther King Jr. after-school program. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Roland and two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua.  Visit and comment on her blog sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com follow her on twitter and like her on Facebook.

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Check out the latest gallery titled “Siblings(part 1)”, which features the Riley sisters(pictured); the Miller siblings; the Broadus brothers; and the Dash sisters.


Laila Ali was spotted running errands with her two-year-old son Curtis in Los Angeles, California this week.  The expectant mom has revealed in her latest blog that her pregnancy cravings has caused her butt to get “bigger than it has ever been!” She writes:

Because this pregnancy has caused all sorts of cravings (sugar, salt, you name it), my butt is bigger than it has ever been! Surprisingly, I haven’t been very concerned about it. I guess that’s because I know I will put in the work it takes to get back down to size after giving birth. Well, that and because I have Spanx on hand whenever I need them. In fact, next month, my Spanx will be my BFF when I participate in The Heart Truth’s annual fundraiser, Red Dress Fashion Show, in New York.

Otherwise, I am 30 weeks now and very excited about what’s to come. Yesterday I had a 3D ultrasound and was able to see my daughter’s face. Although my husband and I were trying to figure out who she will look like, it really doesn’t matter. Like all parents, we just want our baby to be healthy and for the birth to go smoothly. So that is what we continue to hope and pray for!

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Joshua Williams is the nine-year-old philanthropist behind Joshua’s Heart Foundation, the charity which he founded when he was just five years old. Joshua’s primary focus is to “Stomp out Hunger” in poor and underprivileged communities.


Snowball fight! Oscar Jackman was spotted out and about with his dad Hugh Jackman on January 27, 2011. The pair, along with a family friend, were seen walking an adorable pair of mittened pups down the wintery sidewalks of NYC.

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