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Student Suspended After Hugging Teacher

Seventeen-year-old Sam McNair is currently serving a year-long suspension from school for hugging and allegedly kissing a teacher. McNair was suspended after it was determined that McNair had violated the sexual harassment rules of his suburban Atlanta school district, Gwinnett County Schools, and the suspension may jeopardize his ability to graduate next spring.

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Racist attacks online surface after crowning of Miss France 2014

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Racial slurs appeared on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms after 19-year-old Flora Coquerel was crowned 2014 Miss France on Saturday.

The new Miss France is of mixed heritage, a driving force behind the racist hate speech.

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As Black & Brown People Continue to be Lynched, Where’s the Outrage?

vlcsnap-2013-12-16-15h31m45s229Another week, another suspicious death of a Black or Brown person at the hands of the police. This time in Durham, North Carolina, where the police department would like us to believe that 17-year-old Jesus Huerta was searched, handcuffed, and placed in the back seat of a police car, and sometime during that ride, while still handcuffed,  he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head. This same week we found out that Tyrone West, who died in police custody five months ago, died of “positional asphyxiation,” according to a source familiar with the case.

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Is Hip Hop responsible for murder?

Hip Hop has been under fire for its lack of substance, authenticity, and contribution to destructive behavior in the Black community for quite some time. It’s a genre that has a very short bridge between reality and what is televised by record labels. With the lavish life, glorified crimes, and advertised drug usage, is it a life we wish we had or a life we accept?

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Teen suffering from ‘Affluenza’ sentenced to probation after killing four, sued by family of victims

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The families of the victims who were killed in a drunk driving crash are now suing a teen who claimed “affluenza” prevented him from knowing the severity of his actions.

16-year-old Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation and an alcohol treatment facility after he was convicted of drunk driving. 

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To love or hate R. Kelly’s music?

With the release of his latest album, Black Panties, R. Kelly has once again claimed a spot on Twitter’s trending topics. Not just for his controversial album title and cover, (Black Panties features an image of the R&B superstar seated as he “plays” a scantily clad woman who is sitting on his lap with a bow as if she is a violin), but for his sordid past. If I had to guess, I’d say that the PR move gone wrong executed by R. Kelly’s team a few days ago has a lot to do with people talking about the trial.  Someone on R. Kelly’s team had the bright idea of creating an “AskR.Kelly” hashtag, where the superstar would answer questions from fans on the internet.

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Erykah Badu, the new face of Givenchy

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Givenchy’s new Spring-Summer 2014 brand ambassador is none other than Erykah Badu. The fashion line’s creative director Riccardo Tisci chose Badu for her charisma.

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Campus police fatally shots student during traffic stop, family demands answers

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The family of a San Antonio college student who was fatally shot by campus police is demand answers to questions surrounding his death. 23-year-old Cameron Redus was driving home from a night of celebrating when he was shot five times by campus police officer, Cpl. Chris Carter on Dec. 7.

Carter said Redus attacked him and refused to back down. His family is having a hard time believing that narrative.

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After a series of protests, Florida high school finally drops name of KKK founder

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The Duval County School Board voted unanimously to remove the name of the Ku Klux Klan’s first Grand Dragon from a Florida school.

Residents, parents and students in Jacksonville have lobbied for months against the school’s name, saying it does not represent the school’s population. More than half of the students attending the Westside school are African American. 

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Charges dropped, residents released from jail after ‘cocaine’ proves to be soap

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New York police have dropped charges against two New York residents who spent almost a month in jail for allegedly harboring cocaine.

Tests confirmed two kilograms seized from the pair by police was actually soap.

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