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Teacher suspended for allegedly telling student that nation doesn’t need another black president

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A Cincinnati high school teacher has been suspended without pay after allegedly making racially insensitive comments to a student.

Gil Voigt, a white Fairfield Freshman School teacher who also faces the prospect of dismissal, is accused of telling a black male student, “We do not need another black president” after the student said he’d like to become president one day. 

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2013: A Quick Look Back

In two days we begin a new year. And so, I thought I’d use my final post of 2013 somewhat snarkily reflect on 2013 and make a few predictions for what might happen in the coming year. Here we go:

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Woman receives good fortune after returning $800 to rightful owner

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Teriasia Dean found a purse on the ground with $800 in it, and despite facing eviction, she returned to purse and all of its contents to the rightful owner.

Dean owes $670 in rent, and has been working a retail job to catch up on her debts. But her story touched viewers in Oklahoma so much, that she can breathe a little bit easier now. 

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According to Yale study, murders down in Chicago

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According to a study released by Yale University, Chicago’s murder rate appears to be heading for an all-time low this year.

The study examined major crime trends from 1965 to 2013, and reveals that your chance of being murdered in the city depends on where you live. 

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Health facility withdraws offer to accept brain-dead girl for treatment

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A long-term care facility that originally offered to accept a girl declared brain dead has withdrawn their invitation. 13-year-old Jahi McMath never regained consciousness after going into cardiac arrest during a routine tonsillectomy.

Her family has been in a heated court battle with Children’s Hospital Oakland to keep the child on life support. The decision leaves a New York hospital as the only apparent option for the child. 

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Plus size Barbie sparks debate on social media

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A new debate is emerging on social media that could reveal the sentiments of Americans in relation to body image and women. A plus-sized modeling company posted a pictured of an image of a plus-sized Barbie doll on its Facebook page in hopes of finding out what people thought about the idea.

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Robin Roberts comes out

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“Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

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Texas man charged with hate crime after filming ‘Knockout’ attack denied bail

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A Texas man charged with a hate crime after filming himself attacking a 79-year-old man has been denied bail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances Stacy deemed Conrad Barrett, 27, a flight risk and danger to the community.

Barrett, who is white, faces federal hate crimes for the attack. 

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Terminally ill girl’s dream comes true when Beyoncé sings, dances with her on stage

Dreams do come true, and for one dying young girl, her wish of seeing Beyoncé was granted when the singer brought her on stage for a once in a lifetime performance.

Earlier this month, Taylon, a terminally ill cancer patient, was invited on stage by the R&B superstar to dance with her in concert. 

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Study: Black men who grew up in single parent homes have higher risk of hypertension

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According to a new study released by the American Heart Association, whether or not black men grow up in single family homes can determine their health.

The study, “Childhood Family Living Arrangements & Blood Pressure in Black Men,” took a look at whether childhood family living arrangements are independently associated with mean BP and hypertension in black men. This is the first study to ever link childhood family living arrangements with high blood pressure in Black men.

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