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Fourth grader denied right to play on school basketball team

A top player for a school basketball team has been banned from playing an an upcoming game because she is a female. Jaelyn Bates, a fourth grader at Frey Basketball Academy, says she was told she can no longer compete with her teammates. 

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Cop allegedly pulls gun on 5th grader

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A Georgia police officer allegedly pulled a gun on a 5th grader who was building a tree fort. Omari Grant, 11, said he and his friends play often in a wooded area behind his home and were building a fort when a neighbor called police to complain. 

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Woman throws children from burning building, little girls who rescued them hailed as heroes

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Two young girls are being hailed as heroes after helping to rescue three young children from a burning building in Decatur, Georgia. Marie Anelus and her family lost almost everything after their neighbor’s apartment caught fire. But she and her husband Harold did not lose their children. 

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Woman jailed for leaving children in car while attending job interview

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Shanesha Taylor has been jailed for child abuse after leaving her two children in the car so that she could go on a job interview. Taylor informed police that she could not afford a babysitter. A passerby heard crying from Taylor’s vehicle and contacted authorities.

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Mother who drove children into ocean held on $1.2 million bond, remains under psychological watch

A North Carolina mother of three is being held in isolation and on $1.2 million bond after attempting to drown her children by driving them into the ocean. Ebony Wilkerson’s defense attorneys have argued that she belongs in a mental hospital, not a jail cell. 

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“Not White People”

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This past winter, as a student teacher in a kindergarten class on the South Side of Chicago, I got the pleasure of hearing one of my students articulate the centuries old matter of black humanity within the context of whiteness and white supremacy. It happened during the beginning of the school year, and I sat […]

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Tracy Martin: ‘America values guns more than the lives of our kids’

It’s been two years since Tracy Martin lost his son Trayvon, and seven months since his killer George Zimmerman was acquitted for the crime. Despite the unfortunate result, Martin has vowed to continue to fight for justice, and against the controversial stand your ground law responsible for Zimmerman’s freedom. In a recent interview with Al Sharpton […]

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First Lady plans to propose ban on junk food marketing in schools

First Lady Michelle Obama is slated to reveal a proposal Tuesday that would ban the promotion of junk food and sodas in schools. The announcement comes as part of an event celebrating the 4-year anniversary of Obama’s “Let’s Move” health and wellness campaign. 

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Bill would allow spanking in Kansas classrooms that leave marks

A Kansas lawmaker wants to make it legal for teachers and caregivers to spank children. House member Gail Finney, D-Wichita, said the bill was designed with restoring parental rights in mind. 

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