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Video: footage shows principal dragging kindergartners down hallway

A Connecticut school principal was suspended after a video of her dragging two kindergarten students down the school’s hallway surfaced.

Tisdale School Principal Carmen Perez Dickson allegedly exposed the students to the inappropriate behavior in the spring of 2012. 

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Black women lead all groups in college enrollment

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In the latest episode of Black & Married With Kids, Filmmaker Janks Morton shares an interesting astonishment.

Despite stereotypes about African American women, they are beating out all other groups when it comes to college enrollment. 

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Report: More than 29 million people currently living in slavery

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According to the first-ever Global Slavery Index 2013, more than 29 million people are living in slavery around the world.

The index, released by Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, takes a look at modern slavery: debt bondage, forced marriage, child labour, human trafficking and forced labor. 

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The “N-word” FL

The NFL may adopt a rule that hopes, I suppose, to help the league succeed where the NAACP failed: it wants to penalize players who get caught using “the n-word” during play:

The chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group that monitors racial diversity in the NFL, believes the league will soon enact a rule that will penalize a player 15 yards for using the n-word on the field during a game.

John Wooten said he expects the measure to be supported by the NFL Competition Committee during meetings next week in Naples, Fla. If the rule change is endorsed by the committee, it will be presented to owners for a vote.

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NFL may enact a 15-yard penalty for racial slurs on the field

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The NFL may implement a new penalty this off season to combat the use of racial slurs on the field.

John Wooten, heads the Fritz Pollard Alliance. He told CBS Sports that he expects the league to impose a 15-yard penalty when players use the N-word on the field, and an automatic ejection for a player who uses the slur twice.

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Tamron Hall joins cast of ‘Today’ show

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NBC announced that Tamron Hall will be joining Today.

The MSNBC anchor will join Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Al Roker as a co-host for the 9 a.m. hour of Today

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Mother of brain dead girl insist she is ‘not a corpse’

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The mother of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain dead by doctors last year is insisting that her child is not a corpse.

Jahi McMath went into cardiac arrest during a routine tonsillectomy. Doctors at Children’s Memorial Oakland declared the child brain dead on Dec. 12.

Her family won a court battle to keep the child alive after doctors refused to further treat her. 

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NSBA adopts curriculum based on ’12 Years a Slave’

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The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has partnered with New Regency, Penguin Books and the filmmakers of 12 Years a Slave to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide to public high schools in America.

The initiative, headed by Montel Williams will be launched nationwide in September.

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Man freed, cops indicted after video of of abuse released

A New Jersey man is free after a dash cam video showing him being abused by police officers was released.

Several charges were dropped against Marcus Jeter, 30, including eluding police and assault and two Bloomfield police officers have been indicted for falsifying reports. One of them has been charged with assault.

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3 Peat: Venus Williams claims Dubai championship title once again

For the third time, Venus Williams took home the WTA title at the Dubai Championships in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over France’s Alize Cornet.

The win is Williams’ 45th career WTA title. 

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