Struggle Swerve: Teairra Mari Could Face Felony Charge In DWI Case

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Teairra Mari might need some help getting off the bottle, especially if she’s going to be hitting the streets operating a vehicle under the influence. After the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star was bagged for a DWI in New York last month, her charges might be upgraded to a felony due to being arrested for the same thing back in 2011.

TMZ reports:

According to new legal docs obtained by TMZ … prosecutors in NYC say they might upgrade her DWI charge from a misdemeanor to a felony, because way back in 2011 she was convicted of a DWI in Los Angeles.

TMZ broke the story … NYPD busted Mari for DWI on June 22, pulling her over after an officer saw her Dodge Charger come out of the Midtown Tunnel missing a front wheel. Cops say the bumper was dragging on the ground, and sparks were flying all around her car.

Police say Mari reeked of booze, and she was booked for DWI and driving without a license. DMV records show her license is currently either revoked or suspended, most likely from her prior DWI conviction in L.A.

Maybe Fofty can give her a loan, but we already know how that might go.

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Struggle Singer Allegedly Finesses Job Out Of Millions To Fund Music Career

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Ever heard of a performer with the stage name Chad Focus? If your is answer is no then get prepared to hear all about him and his grand master scammer escapades.

Complex is reporting that a man named Chad Arrington was doing the most in an effort to get his musical career off the ground. According to a report by Pitchfork the Baltimore resident was taking full advantage of his employer’s credit card. Court records show that the SEO specialist charged numerous expenses including purchasing recording equipment, high profile billboard advertisements, radio promotions services, false social media followers and more. His illegal efforts pushed his song “Dance With Me” into the Billboard’s Top Dance Club Songs list though.

Chad Focus was able to cover up his unauthorized spending with the help of four other conspirators at the unnamed company. The crew apparently forged American Express statements, signatures and other bookkeeping items.

On May 29 Arrington was indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged conspiracy, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft to the tune of four million dollars. He faces 20 years in federal prison if convicted on all counts. You can check out some of his music below so you can see why he had to pay for streams.

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Struggle Sorceress Azealia Banks Hit With $137K Lawsuit Over Credit Card Debt

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Azealia Banks once again is turning heads, not for her formidable musical ability but for reasons outside her profession. The talented, if struggle-adjacent, rapper was served with papers regarding a six-figure lawsuit over credit card debt.

The Blast reports:

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New York process server claims to have tracked down the New York rapper on April 5 at 10:17 AM.

The docs state the server claims Banks came outside of her New York City apartment to collect a UPS delivery, and when the delivery man asked her last name, she responded, “Banks.”

The server says he proceeded to hand over the docs but claims the woman changed her tune and told him Banks lived there but she was not home and refused to give up her name.

Tough times.

Perhaps Banks will address this in her new podcast series.

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Struggle Sergeant Katt Williams Has To Pay $25K To Fan He Allegedly Punched

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Katt Williams is a known sergeant of the Struggle Army, and his latest legal issue proves it. The comedian was slapped with a $ 25,000 judgment from a 2016 incident in where he allegedly punched a man in the face.


The Blast
reports:

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Georgia judge has granted a default judgment in favor of Tyrell Williams against Katt.

Williams has also filed docs to start the process of seizing Katt’s assets to collect on the $ 25k.

Back in 2016, Tyrell Williams sued the comedian accusing him of punching him in the face at an after-hours party.

Williams claimed following one of Katt’s shows, he attended an after-hours party and began to Snapchat a picture of Katt

According to the outlet, Tyrell Williams says Katt Williams snatched his iPhone out his hand and the fists went flying. The man is seeking unspecified damages in the case.

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Lil Uzi Vert “Free Uzi,” OMB Peezy ft. Boosie Badass “Struggle” & More | Daily Visuals 3.29.19

Just when it seemed like Lil Uzi Vert was going to hang up the mic (mostly because he said he would), it’s being reported that Roc Nation will now be handing Uzi duties so expect to hear much more material from the Philly representative starting now.

Today the rapper with more piercings on his grill than your girlfriend drops his latest visual in “Free Uzi” where he styles and turns up from the project hallways to the club in some see through Chanel slippers and thick Cuban link ankle bracelet. Don’t let the slippers fool ya though, Uzi’ll pull up on ya, b.

Down South OMB Peezy and Boosie Badazz link up and roll crew deep through the block in their clip to “Struggle.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from habitual L stacker Skinnyfromthe9 (no shots), Kur, and more.

LIL UZI VERT – “FREE UZI”

OMB PEEZY FT. BOOSIE BADAZZ – “STRUGGLE”

SKINNYFROMTHE9 – “LOVE ME OR HATE ME”

KUR – “BACK THEN”

OBN JAY & JAYDAYOUNGAN – “SLIZZARD”

PROJECT YOUNGIN FT. TRAPBOY FREDDY – “THUG MOTIVATION”

PRETTY SAVAGE FT. ALONDO JACKSON – “HEADSHOT”

DRIPPY – “MAK TALK”

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Bow Wow Arrested for Battery In ATL, Mugshot Is Epic Struggle

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Bow Wow was arrested in Atlanta last night, early Saturday morning (Feb. 2) and charged with assault and battery. By the looks of his mugshot, we get the feeling he took an L. 

But it gets worse because of the allegation that Mr. 106 & Park put hands on a woman, his girlfriend.

Reports TMZ:

ATL cops tell TMZ … there was some sort of dispute between Bow Wow and the woman at 4:15 AM Saturday. When they arrived, the woman claimed Bow Wow assaulted her. He claimed it was the opposite.

Both Bow Wow and the woman sustained visible, minor injuries.

Police identified the woman as Leslie Holden. We cannot find any relationship between her and Bow Wow. 

Cops couldn’t figure out which one was the true aggressor, so they arrested both and charged them with misdemeanor battery.

Bow Wow’s mugshot reveals at least a few scratches on his face. His bail has reportedly been set at $ 8K.

As for his girlfriend mugshot (see on the flip), Leslie Holden aka Kiyomi Leslie looks like the victor. However, we can’t condone anyone placing their hands on someone else—domestic violence ain’t cool. Her bail was also set at $ 8K

No word from Bow Wow on his socials, yet. This guy…

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Sunny Days – EP – Struggle Jennings & Brianna Harness

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Offset’s Sidepiece Summer Bunni Wrote Some Struggle Bars About Their Relationship

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For the foreseeable future, Offset will be looking mighty funny in the light after allegedly stepping out on his lady for women who are in Cardi B’s line of work but nowhere near her level of fame. Summer Bunni, the alleged mistress of Offset, apparently put together a track in honor of her relationship with the Migos rapper and insisting that she didn’t intend to be a homewrecker. 

The Blast reports:

Summer Bunni tells The Blast, she penned “Don’t Matter” over the summer when she was experiencing “mixed feelings” about Offset. “I just wanted to write about how I felt at the time,” Bunni says, adding that she felt her emotions were being neglected during her brief fling with the hip-hop star.

As we’ve reported, Cardi B shocked the entertainment world this week when she announced a split with Offset after claiming the two had been trying to make the relationship work for a “long time.” Shortly after news broke, text messages went viral appearing to show Offset was trying to organize a ménage à trois with Bunni and another woman, Cuban Doll.

Bunni is mortified that she has been labeled as a homewrecker and says she never intended to be a catalyst for rapper’s split. “I really thought he and I were for real,” Bunni admits, saying she sincerely hopes the “Bodak Yellow” star can accept her apology one day.

If you want to hear the track, you’ll have to wait to next Tuesday (Dec. 11) or check out The Blast‘s exclusive teaser on their site.

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Waylon & Willie III – Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings

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Emma Stone Opens Up About Her Lifelong Struggle With Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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Celebrate the Struggle, Pt. 1 – EP – We Three

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Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley Opens Up About Her Son’s Developmental Struggle: ‘It Can Happen To Anyone’

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” star Jenni “Jwoww” Farley is getting real about the struggles of parenthood. On Thursday’s Season 2 premiere, the reality star revealed that she was “going through a really hard time” with her 2-year-old son, Greyson, who hadn’t begun speaking yet and was attending therapy three times a week. See Jenni’s reaction to the outpour of support she received after the episode aired.


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Troi Torain AKA Star Departs Complex’s ‘Everyday Struggle’

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Everday Struggle, Complex’s popular morning program, has seen a pair of shifts over the past several months with the departure of Joe Budden and the arrival of longtime media personality Troi Torain AkA Star. After four months, Torain is moving on from the program and will return to his own media interests by way of The Star Report network on YouTube and beyond.

Torain’s arrival was met with both fanfare and criticism, as many who have followed the host over the years are patently aware of his sharp tongue and unforgiving wit as only “The Hater” can provide. From his long stints in radio to his popular YouTube program Star In The Morning and his Shot 97 website, Torain, who never stopped doing the YouTube and online shows during his time with Complex, will undoubtedly return to his preferred format where he can truly cut loose.

According to Torain, the split from Complex was mutual. After first joining, and decidedly roasting co-host DJ Akademiks with moderator and host Nadeska Alexis playing referee, the show settled into a good grove as the elder statesman held his own with his younger colleagues on current topics. However, fans of the show felt that Torain was being muzzled but that is mere speculation at the moment.  Torain also spoke on the split via his The Star Report show. Accorinf

Complex hasn’t named an official replacement yet but in the wake of Budden leaving the show, DJ Whoo Kid has filled in as a guest co-host in times past. The show has also been on hiatus for a few weeks as well, with some wondering if the show will make a return.

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Ryan Reynolds Opens Up About His Mental Health Struggle: ‘I’ve Always Had Anxiety’

Ryan Reynolds is getting candid about his mental health. In a new interview, the “Deadpool 2” funnyman talked with The New York Times about his longtime struggle with anxiety, which often comes to a head before his live appearances. See what the actor had to say about how he tackles his worry.


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Remy Ma Claps Back At Struggle Rapper Azealia Banks With All The Receipts

Documented struggle rapper Azealia Banks decided to do nothing productive and instead come for Remy Ma. The Bronx rapper collected her receipts and has clapped back furiously.

It all started when Banks shaded the hell out of Remy in an Instagram post. After feeling slighted by Remy in a recent interview, Banks proceeded to say the “All The Way Up” rapper is “not important to female rap” and is nothing more than a Nicki Minaj stan nowadays, amongst other slander.

But then Remy proceeded to share texts from Azealia Banks where the “212” rapper was praising her. Actually, it was borderline butt kissing, no shots.

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Then Azealia came back with this remix of her first suspect message…

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So much tea.

But Remy has all types of receipts. See on the flip.

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Waylon & Willie – Jelly Roll & Struggle Jennings

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Tomi Lahren’s Struggle U.S. Flag Halloween Costume Gets Shredded On Twitter

Tomi Lahren is either a troll or really believes some of her Right Wing bombast, so much to the point that she’s draped herself in the American Flag as a Halloween get-up. While Lahren professes to be all about America and the country first, her outfit choice may actually violate a stated law regarding and folks on Twitter are letting her have it.

CBS News writes:

The Instagram photo shows Lahren wearing a star spangled cape-like garment as part of an outfit that included a red tutu, a flag themed fanny pack and a top bearing President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.

Some accused the Fox News contributor of being disrespectful of the flag, including Trump administration critic Keith Olbermann, who claimed her costume was in violation of U.S. flag code. Olbermann wrote in a tweet, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel…”

Donald Trump Jr. shot back with a picture of Olbermann draped in a flag on the cover of his new book. He tweeted, “Life is hard; it’s even harder when you’re stupid.”

Since the photo was posted just days ago, discussion about Lahren’s choice, and the statements made in the caption have been debated and bandied about. We collected some of the sharpest criticisms of Tomi Lahren’s outfit choice below and on the following pages.

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DJ Akademiks Claps Back At Vic Mensa On Everyday Struggle

DJ Akademiks might not be as soft as Joe Budden says he is, this after the media personality clapped back at Vic Mensa. Since the Chicago artist’s appearance on Budden and Akademik’s Everday Struggle show with Complex, things between the two have been less than rosy.

Mensa was a recent guest the Desus & Mero show, where he continued his verbal assault on Akademiks. The start of their ongoing row began when Mensa sat down with the Everday Struggle squad in June and unleashed a tirade of expletives and other unpleasant terms. He turned up the heat once more with the D&M gang during their “Rainbow” segment and referring to his media rival by spelling “F*ck DJ Wackademiks.”

DJ Akademiks addressed the jab, saying that all he’s been seeing is Mensa throwing shots about the interview instead of promoting his upcoming album, The Autobiography. After ES co-host Nadeska Alexis threw a question in the direction of Akademiks regarding the removal of a lyric under Jay-Z’s suggestion, he responded in kind by sarcastically plugging Mensa’s new project.

Check out Akademiks firing back on Vic Mensa in the clip below around the 4;55 mark. Let us know in the comments if Akademiks redeemed himself.

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‘Heather Has Two Mommies’ Author On The Struggle To Publish Gay Books

As we reflect on milestones made within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during October’s LGBT history month, HuffPost Live spoke with Lesléa Newman, the author of the groundbreaking 1989 children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies.

As the first lesbian-themed children’s book published, getting it to readers was a challenge. Newman explained to host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani earlier this week that getting the book published was an entirely grassroots effort because nobody was willing to endorse it. She said the reception to its publishing was mixed — some “thrilled,” some “horrified.”

“Libraries were reporting that the book was either stolen or returned with its pages glued shut,” Newman recalled. “There was one library that found the book in the bathroom defecated upon. There were politicians who used the book for their own personal agenda. So all kinds of interesting things were happening during that time.” 

Finding publishers interested in picture books with a gay agenda is “still a struggle,” Newman said. But in 2008, she was finally approached to write a baby book featuring gay parents. 

“I was really pleased that the publishing world was coming to me after I had struggled so hard to put Heather out there,” Newman said. “But obviously, you know, a lot has happened especially in the marriage equality movement that’s made the world a better place, I think, for all of us and all our families.”

Watch the full segment on Lesbian history: from Sappho to Ellen here. 

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To Date or Not to Date? For Divorced Parents, the Struggle Is Real

At a family dinner the other night, my cousin recounted a joke she played on me. Grace tried to embarrass me while I was pumping gas last week. I chatted with a woman on a different pump as she wiped the overflow of gasoline that spilled on her car. Grace lowered her window and called out “Honey! Are you almost finished? We don’t want to be late, sweetheart!”

My family is well aware of my history of pranking Grace. So, her story was well-received and had everyone laughing. That is, everyone except for my 11-year-old daughter, Gianna. Instead, Gianna jumped up, gave Grace a high-five and thanked her for ending my conversation. She continued to ask Grace to describe the woman I talked with and then thanked her again. I was surprised by Gianna’s response because her mother and I have been divorced for over four years. I guess she’s still not comfortable with the thought of her dad dating again. That’s understandable; adjusting to the fact that your parents are dating is difficult for most children. And it can be very intimidating for divorced parents as well.

In addition to the usual challenges that dating presents, divorced parents face three important questions:

1. Are you ready to begin dating?
2. Are your children ready for you to begin dating?
3. Are you ready to introduce your children to a new partner?

This article addresses these questions and offers tips to help you (and your children) transition through a difficult time. I expect some people will find it difficult to agree with my suggestions. After all, “Take things slowly with Mr. or Miss. Wonderful” is not advice that is easy to hear. That said, here are my general suggestions for dating after divorce.

Are You Ready to Begin Dating?

A divorce is probably one of the most painful and difficult experiences you will ever have. It can turn your life upside-down. Divorce involves separating your identity from your “other half” and starting life over again as a single person. And when you have children together, the difficulty is compounded by helping your children cope with their new reality. Healing takes time and a conscious effort.

I’m often asked to how long it takes to recover emotionally. While every situation is different, most people start to enjoy life again within six to 12 months after the divorce is final. Of course, that depends on the length of their marriage. Add one month to those numbers for every year of marriage after the first.

For many newly divorced parents, dating again is the last thing on their mind. Others believe that dating can help take the focus off their ex-partner and provide a needed boost in self-esteem. Either way, professionals suggest that divorced parents with school age children wait at least a year before they begin dating again. While dating again can be exciting and offer temporary distraction from your grief, beginning too soon may set you (and your children) up for more disappointment. What’s important is that you recognize when it’s too early to think about someone new. For a discussion on determining if you are ready to begin dating again, check out this article.

Are Your Children Ready?

Some parents are relieved to sign the divorce papers and feel like they can finally move on with life. But their children face a different reality. Legal finalization is often the beginning of the difficult family transitions they must handle. As parents move out of the marriage home and into separate residences, children face changes in daily routines as well as changes in supervision. Some will have to move from their primary home into a new neighborhood with different schools and peer groups. As a parent, you might experience relief and newfound freedom, but your children are just beginning to feel overwhelmed.

When you’ve decided that you’re emotionally ready to begin dating again, you’ll need to consider how difficult it will be for your children. If they’re having difficulty adjusting to their new life, adding another change will certainly complicate things.

Children find parental dating stressful for several reasons. Many will worry about having to share you with someone else. Others may be threatened and fear that if you fall in love, you’ll have less love for them. And for some children, the realization that their parents are dating again shatters any remaining hopes for their parents to reunite.

Your children are probably going to be anxious when you begin dating. That’s why it’s important to begin talking with your children and exploring their feelings before you sign up for your favorite online dating site. Invite them to talk about their fears, empathize with them, and validate their feelings. Reassurance that your love and care for them will not change goes a long way. So give them concrete examples of important family experiences that will always stay the same.

Should You Introduce Your New Partner to Your Children?

Most professionals recommend waiting until a relationship is serious before introducing your children. In my opinion, serious means you’ve been exclusively dating for at least six months and both see a future together. If you cannot see yourself with this person long term, it’s best skip that introduction.

When you’re ready, talk with your children about introducing them to your new partner. Plan a casual, but fun activity that your children will enjoy, tell them what to expect, and explain what you expect from them. Don’t be surprised if your children don’t take an immediate liking to your new friend. Take it slow and give your children the time they need to adjust. If you push the relationship on them too quickly, your plan will likely backfire and cause more problems.

The good news is your children want you to be happy. So, address their fears and give them some time. They will be happy about your new relationship too!

Have I missed any important considerations divorced parents face? Leave a comment and let’s start a discussion.

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Cris Carter Told NFL Rookies To Get “Fall Guy” For Legal Struggle [VIDEO]

Anybody famous should have a proper “weed carrier,” but Cris Carter took it to a whole new level, publicly. The Hall of Fame receiver told NFL rookies at a 2014 symposium to make sure they have a “fall guy” in case they ever get in legal trouble.

Yeah.

Reports Deadspin:

While wearing his Hall of Fame jacket, Carter told them:

“Y’all not gonna all do the right stuff. I gotta teach yall how to get around all this stuff too. If you gonna have a crew, one of them fools got to know he going to jail.”

In an interview with ESPN, Chris Borland, who retired because of concussions, mentioned that a veteran player told them to get a fall guy so they could skirt legal trouble. It appears that player was Carter, with Warren Sapp by his side. Sapp is probably not who the NFL wants modeling behavior for rookies, since he was recently charged with domestic violence.

The NFL pulled the video of Carter’s commentary, but we know you can’t wipe anything from the Internets.

Watch below. Also, Warren Sapp, who allegedly gave his girlfriend a concussion, giving advice to rooking about making proper life choices is comical, at best.


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Struggle Rapper Named Thot King Busted For Child Porn [Photos]

A 23-year-old terrible rapper has been outed as an equally terrible human being after authorities say he recruited a minor for his Worldstar-ready music videos.

Columbus, Ohio police raided the home of Eric Chavis (also known by his amateur rap moniker Thot King) earlier today, August 20, and charged him with two counts of distribution of child pornography, 10TV reports. The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force interviewed a 16-year who was involved in an April 2015 prostitution sting and she was allegedly promised an opportunity to be the Thot King’s trap queen.

According to federal sources, she arrived at Chavis’ apartment located on 2996 Barclay Square in Columbus and was given alcohol and marijuana to loosen up. The teen then engaged in the explicit videos that were subsequently distributed on social media, porn site and were even available on DVD for sale. Investigators say the victim appeared both nude and partially nude in the videos.

When the girl allegedly asked Thot King to take the XXX material out of circulation, he demanded sexual favors in exchange for his troubles. [Editor’s Note: WTF?!?]

Across town, the home of Chavis’ ex-girlfriend, Casey Casto, was also raided but she told the news that she feels Thot King’s separate seedy content (drugs, guns, etc.) was the motivation for that pillage. Castro’s father tells 10TV that their upstairs bedroom has been used as a porn shoot sight in the past. Chavis isn’t shy about the basis of his rap caricature, either. Music videos titled “Getting Head From a Thot”, “Lesbian World” and “Throw That Booty Back” have been polluting YouTube over the past year.

If convicted on the charges, the Thot King will have a prison throne for up to 20 years.

Take a look at some of the images of Chavis in action in the gallery below. Needless to say, most of these pictures are not workplace friendly.

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The Struggle Files: Judge Denies Brittney Griner’s Annulment From Glory Johnson

Brittney Griner’s struggle just got more real. A judge has denied the WNBA star’s request that her 28-day marriage to a now pregnant Glory Johnson be annulled. 

Reports People:

WNBA players Glory Johnson and Brittney Griner remain married for now after an Arizona judge on Wednesday rejected Griner’s request to annul the short-lived union, a member of Johnson’s camp confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The court decision effectively enforces Griner’s position as the couple’s breadwinner, since Johnson has taken a year off from the court to carry twins – a pregnancy that Johnson, who plays for the Tulsa Shock, announced on June 4, one day before Griner filed to annul the 28-day marriage.

But it also keeps open the door for Griner’s divorce request – filed along with the request for annulment – to proceed. In its exact language, the court found “no legal basis for annulment,” while stating “the case shall proceed on the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Minor Children.”

Needless to say Griner is moving forward with the divorce. As for Johnson, who Griner reportedly caught texting an ex-boyfriend, she’s happy with the decision

She told TMZ Sports, “Together we made life changing decisions which impacted our lives collectively, and we both should be held responsible for those decisions.”

Read: “I want half.”

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The Beautiful Struggle – Larry Williams & Friends

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The Beautiful Struggle

Larry Williams & Friends

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Release Date: December 31, 2000

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The Struggle That Only People With Glasses Understand

A dear friend recently told me a story about the first time I wore contact lenses. I began to reflect on what an impact wearing glasses has had on my life and my self-esteem.

I’ve worn glasses for almost 50 years and I still don’t like wearing my thick lenses in public. At midlife I should be over this already. I mean, I’ve made peace with so many things by now that I think it’s time to put this behind me.

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I’ve made peace with having to wear flats instead of high heels. I’ve reconciled myself to the fact that I need to wear foundation and mascara instead of going au naturel whenever I walk out the front door.

And I’ve even learned to embrace my thick, curly locks instead of trying to straighten my hair every time I blow dry it. I used to want to look like Cheryl Tiegs. That worked out well, don’t you think?

My second grade teacher, Mrs. Miller, knew how I felt. Out of two second grade classes at South End School I was the only 8 year old wearing glasses. A compassionate teacher, she purchased a book that told the story about a cool little girl who wore glasses and one day read it to the class. It made me feel good. For a few days.

In 1967 there was only one style of glasses offered for girls. They were powder blue “cat” frames with tiny shimmering “diamonds” in each corner. I hid mine in my desk as I squinted to see the blackboard.

In eighth grade my parents gave me permission to get contact lenses. In those days only hard lenses were available, and my patient mother sat beside me for hours on end as I did my best to shove those uncomfortable little discs into my eyes. When I finally succeeded they were so uncomfortable I popped them right back out.

Sorry, Mom.

It was back to wearing my funky John Lennon glasses again.

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Here I am at age 14 when I spent the summer in Israel. I went with a group of other high school students and it was a magical six weeks. But wearing glasses that summer with a bunch of kids whose hormones were raging, well, it made a difference in my mind.

I think in many ways I began hiding behind my glasses, uncomfortable with the way I thought I looked without them. It was impossible to know how I looked because without my glasses on I couldn’t see my face clearly.

My parents always told me I was beautiful, but you know how parents are.

During adolescence how you look is very important. It didn’t help that my three closest friends were blonde, beautiful and had perfect vision. Thinking back I guess I felt less attractive than them because of my glasses.

When senior year of high school rolled around I finally decided to try wearing contact lenses again. One, two, three and those soft lenses were in my eyes and working their magic. Glory hallelujah.

It’s funny that a few short weeks after my success I was asked out on my first serious date. School boys are so transparent, aren’t they?

I rarely wore my glasses after that except to take them out at night and put them back in the next morning. But during my sophomore year at college that was a mistake.

My all-girl dorm had a large bathroom on each floor and the only place to hang your bathrobe (and glasses) while showering was over the top of the shower bar. With the water running I didn’t hear the footsteps of girls quietly swiping my glasses and bathrobe. I was mortified when I had to run down the hall with my tiny towel wrapped around me, barely able to find my room through the cloudy blur I saw around me. When I finally made it back I found my bathrobe and glasses on my bed.

Ah, college pranks.

When I began dating my husband I swore I’d never let him see me in my glasses. One night I nearly panicked as I waited for him to pick me up for dinner. My left eye hurt so badly I was unable to wear my left contact lens. What did I do? I went on the date wearing only my right one.

That was a big mistake. By the time we got to the restaurant my right eye began to hurt and I was forced to remove my right lens.

As luck would have it, two fuzzy looking people stopped by our table. Gary’s voice sounded surprised, and I sat in silence as they talked, making pretend I could see who these people were.

“Cathy, these are my parents,” Gary said. “Mom and Dad, this is Cathy.”

Gulp.

I don’t remember much else except praying that I didn’t look like a complete idiot. I must have performed an Oscar worthy performance because years later my in-laws told me they had no idea I couldn’t see them.

The next time I met them I continued the performance by making pretend I knew who they were.

Today young girls and boys wear glasses almost as a creative expression of themselves. With a wider variety available in every size, shape and color, and the ability to offer glare-free and thinner lenses, it’s easy to find one that looks good and suits their personality.

I hadn’t thought about my saga of my glasses until last week. During a FaceTime session with three dear friends (who I’ve known since I was 10) we began to reminisce. One of them told me she remembered the first time I looked at myself in the mirror after successfully wearing contacts. She went on to tell me how fascinated I was to finally get a clear look at myself.

Then she added, “I think your writing reflects what you found that day. You see things more clearly and are able to explain to others the lens with which you see the world.”

Wow.

I’ve thought about what she said ever since, and it’s made me realize that it’s time to embrace who I am with and without my glasses. That’s the beauty of midlife. You are finally able to become more comfortable in your own skin.

So I’ll keep on writing with and without my glasses because the lens I use to see the world doesn’t depend on whether or not I’m wearing glasses. The lens I use to see the world is tucked inside my heart.

And I’m comfortable with that. So here I am with my glasses. Hello, world!

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This post was previously published on Cathy’s blog, An Empowered Spirit.

Cathy Chester is an award-winning writer and health advocate who has lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years. In her blog An Empowered Spirit she writes about finding the joy in life despite disability. But MS does not define her, so she also writes about living a quality life in midlife, social good causes, animal rights, book and movie reviews, and the importance of using compassion and kindness as a way of making the world a better place.

Follow Cathy on Twitter at @cathyches.

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D.L. Hughley Opens Up About Infidelity and His Son’s Struggle | Where Are They Now? | OWN

D.L. Hughley opens up about cheating on his wife and why he didn’t think he was doing anything wrong. Plus, D.L. breaks down while discussing his son, Kyle, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome as a child.

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Oprah Winfrey Network is the first and only network named for, and inspired by, a single iconic leader. Oprah Winfrey’s heart and creative instincts inform the brand — and the magnetism of the channel.

Winfrey provides leadership in programming and attracts superstar talent to join her in primetime, building a global community of like-minded viewers and leading that community to connect on social media and beyond. OWN is a singular destination on cable. Depth with edge. Heart. Star power. Connection. And endless possibilities.

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Ma’ri gets together with her mother to try and work out her thoughts and feelings on the protests surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. Angered by the treatment of black citizens in her community, Ma’ri feels the need to stand with and support the demonstrators, but because her father is a police officer in St. Louis, she finds herself in a unique predicament.

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When Miss Robbie Montgomery, a 1960s backup singer and former “Ikette,” suffered a collapsed lung and had to stop singing, she decided to pour her talents into another creative venture—a soul food restaurant called Sweetie Pie’s. . This docuseries follows the loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time.

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This Is What Your Morning Struggle Really Looks Like

Mornings can be tough to navigate. In a perfect world, they’d be filled with chirping birds and traffic-free commutes. But on most days, it feels like we are living Murphy’s Law. We’ve partnered with McDonald’s© to take a look at the morning struggle we can’t seem to avoid. Do you feel our pain?

8:00 AM: You’re woken up by your alarm clock, which triggers an overwhelming urge to break something. Instead, you hit snooze.

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8:10 AM: A couple of snoozes later, you glance at the clock. There’s a terrifying instant in which you think it’s much later than it actually is. To your delight, you were wrong! You take a second to honor the small victories in life, and then you go back to sleep.

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8:25 AM: After the fifth buzz, you finally relent. But now it really is late.

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8:26 AM: A sudden calm comes over you as you jump out of bed with a clear vision of what needs to get done.

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8:30 AM: After getting dressed in a spastic scramble, you check your work in the mirror.

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8:31 AM: Breakfast time! Expectation:

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8:35 AM: Reality:

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8:40 AM: You get out the door and head to your favorite coffee place. This is you in line:

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8:45 AM: This is you once the coffee is in your possession:

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8:50 AM: You realize that some sort of miracle is going to have to occur for you to get to work on time. You send a silent prayer to the universe for green lights.

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9:00 AM: You hit all of the red lights.

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9:05 AM: Might as well make the most of it. You put on your jam.

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9:10 AM: You arrive at work and stroll in 10 minutes late, but no one seems to notice. You decide to accept it and own it.

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9:15 AM: Finally at your desk, you glance at your email and promise yourself that you’ll do better tomorrow.

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Mornings may not be the easiest part of the day, but there are ways to make them a little brighter. McDonald’s McCafé© and Egg McMuffin© are pick-me-ups that can help you get from A to B that much faster. Maybe you’ll even be five minutes early.

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