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  • We Can’t Forget The Tragic Story Of This Little Girl Ending Her Life Due To Bullying

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    Over the weekend, news cycles flocked to the story of 10-year-old Keaton Jones.

    Everyone from athletes and movie stars to small town average Joes took to social media to show their support for the boy as his video pleas tugged at their heartstrings. But while the backstory behind that now infamous video continues to unravel in front of the media’s eyes, the story of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis goes almost completely unnoticed.

    At the heart of both stories are two young children, both the victims of schoolyard bullying, so why was Keaton’s story gaining national attention, while Ashawnty’s was barely noticed? Some people could argue that Keaton’s story was much more polarizing than Ashawnty’s, while others believe our country’s racial divide is to blame. And while we may never know the real answer to these questions, Ashawnty has become the latest victim of childhood “bullycide” and now more than ever, her story deserves to be heard.

    Ashawnty Davis took her own life at just 10 years old after a video of her getting into a fight with her alleged bully was uploaded to the social media app Musical.ly.

    After weeks of being the target for her bully’s harassment, Davis decidedly confronted her bully face-to-face which eventually led to a physical altercation. The fight was recorded by a fellow student and posted on the app.

    From there, it went viral in her community.

  • You’ve Heard This Viral Bullying Story, But There May Be More To It Than You Think

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    By now you’ve likely seen the heartbreaking video of a boy named Keaton Jones crying and pleading with school bullies to leave him alone.

    The sixth-grader from Knoxville, Tennessee, had reportedly been bullied so badly during lunchtime at his school that his mother, Kimberly, had to pick him up just to give him a reprieve last week. That’s when she began filming her son, asking him why he thinks his bullies pick on him specifically.

    “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” he said, adding that he wasn’t the only target of mean-spirited teasing and humiliation.

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    His mother then posted the video, seemingly with the purpose of raising awareness about bullying and how it affects kids who feel like they don’t fit in.

    Millions, including famous celebrities, watched the viral video. They also rallied around Keaton with words of comfort and support, even taking the time to meet him and show him he isn’t alone.





    Actor Chris Evens also offered to bring Keaton and his mom to his movie premiere.



    However, this feel-good story became tainted when several of Kimberly’s Facebook posts came to light, in which she and her children posed next to a Confederate flag. She’s since made the page private. Some people have even accused Keaton of using racial slurs against his classmates, though there’s no proof this is actually true.

    “That viral video of Keaton Jones talking about being bullied is heartbreaking, and I feel sympathetic towards that child,” wrote media personality Tariq Nasheed. “But his mom, Kimberly, on the other hand, is a suspected racist who makes very problematic posts bullying Black protesters.”

    In the wake of the backlash against Kimberly, she’s defended her social media posts, stating they were meant to be “ironic” and “funny”. Listen to her side of the story below.

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    Joseph Lam, the man who set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for Keaton’s education, has since frozen the page, though he says the accusations aren’t his reason for doing so. You have to wonder, though: Why did Kimberly advocate for others to be kind when she proudly showed off a symbol of black oppression?

  • What She Has Family Do On Christmas Is Making People Furious, But She Has A Point

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    Who cooks holiday meals in your family? Have you ever thought about how much it costs them?

    Cooking a large meal in general costs a bunch of money, but when you’re talking about providing food (and drinks!) for a large, extended family, the cost really starts to add up. Many say they do it anyway out of love, but for home cooks on a budget, this can be a major dent in their bank accounts.

    One solution is to ask everyone to pitch in and bring a dish, but Gemma Andrews says she tried that and her family members would conveniently “forget.” She never would have thought of it on her own, but her in-laws suggested she start charging people per plate to mitigate the cost. People online are furious about the decision, but it seems to work for her family!

    Gemma even delivers food to the family members who are working on Christmas, keeping her home open from morning til night, and always making sure everyone gets a present. At $40 per plate, that sounds like a deal to me!

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    What do you think? Would you ever charge your family members for a holiday meal, or is this totally insane? Sound off in the comments.

  • They Couldn’t Figure Out What A Man Was Pulling From The Fire. Then They Saw This.

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    You may have heard by now about the wildfires in California that threaten millions of lives.

    The fire, which is affecting people in Los Angeles, Ventura, and San Diego counties, continues to rage as firefighters attempt to contain it. Due to strong winds and other factors, the wildfire is proving especially difficult to fight. There is good news, however, as certain parts of the affected areas are beginning to come under control once again.

    In addition to affecting people, the wildfires are also consuming the natural environment, leaving animals stranded and fleeing for cover. One man pulled over on the side of the road when he saw an animal in distress, and ultimately he saved its life.

    People began filming him at first because they had no idea what he was doing, but the sweet moment among the chaos was captured. The man has declined to be interviewed.



    What a kind soul. The wildfire situation in California is dire and millions are affected. It’s the season for giving, so if you want to help, donate to one of these charities.

  • The Bouncy House Suddenly Collapsed With Kids Inside. Then They Saw Security Footage

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    Kids’ birthday parties can get surprisingly rowdy.

    Whether it’s the number of kids running around or their parents behaving even worse than children, neighbors might have to deal with a little bit of noise for an afternoon. But most people understand that that’s all it is: an afternoon. Putting up with a small annoyance once a year to make some small kids happy is just the neighborlly thing to do.

    One man in Florida apparently didn’t get the memo, though, and he wound up doing something that could have hurt the kids who were just trying to enjoy the party.

    One minute, the kids, aged 2-3, were all having a great time in the Disney princess-themed bounce house. Then it started collapsing.

    The family says everything was “chaos” in the aftermath, and that the kids began crying, with one particularly traumatized by the incident.

    As for how it happened, surveillance footage shows a man later identified as a neighbor walking into the backyard and unplugging it from the outlet before walking calmly back across the street.

    Police believe the man thought he was unplugging the DJ booth and didn’t intend to hurt the children. The man has been uncooperative with the investigation and may be charged with trespassing.

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    How awful! I feel sorry for those kids who got trapped. I think someone needs their heart to grow a few sizes this holiday season to stop ruining others’ happy events!

  • 76ers Dancer Gets Incredible Surprise Of A Lifetime During The Game

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    As any family member or friend of a military soldier will tell you, it’s a daily struggle to navigate through life while your close loved one is deployed overseas.

    But the loneliness and depression only multiplies during the holiday season. Separated by thousands of miles, the Philadelphia 76ers took it upon themselves to make these military men and their families feel at home. The team took the time to create a video of local loved ones currently serving in Kuwait as part of their annual Stars and Stripes military appreciation night.

    As part of the celebration, a group of soldiers from the 978 CSC sent in video messages of love to family members back home, which were played at the basketball game.

    One special highlight from the video was when Sergeant Elliott Burgos gave a special shoutout to his girlfriend, Angela, who was in the middle of her rookie season as a 76ers dancer.

    In the middle of his shoutout, the team’s mascot, Franklin the Dog, reached into the frame and whisked the serviceman away.

    Moments later, Angela was caught completely off guard when Burgos walked onto the court for a reunion 11 months in the making.

    With more than 20,000 people watching from the crowd, Angela and Burgos ran into each other’s arms and shared a much-deserved hug.

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    And if this homecoming surprise wasn’t enough, the 76ers went on to defeat the Detriot Pistons with a score of 108-103. Way to make Sixers Nation proud!

  • Doctors Told Them The Baby Was Dead. On The Way To Cremation They Saw Something Move

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    There are few things as tragic in this world as losing a child.

    The pain and anguish parents endure when faced with this kind of tragedy is something many of us will never be able to fathom. One couple in New Delhi, India thought they had lost both of their twins after one was stillborn and the other died just a few hours after birth.

    Not all was as it appeared, however, and now the hospital is facing scrutiny and an investigation after one of the children was found to be alive just minutes before cremation.

    The twins were born prematurely on November 30, 2017, and the girl was, in fact, stillborn. The boy was declared dead after his condition became critical and doctors stated he was “unable to survive.”

    Following protocol, the doctors wrapped the bodies in plastic and released them to the family, who intended to take them to be cremated.

    “However, while on way for their burial, we observed a slight movement in the packet and after opening the plastic bag, we found that the baby was breathing,” said Ashish Kumar, father of the baby, adding that they immediately rushed to a nearby nursing home.

    The extended family of the child went to the hospital to protest, asking how such a thing could have happened, and calling for consequences for the doctors who declared the living child dead.

    Two doctors have been fired from the New Delhi hospital, but in a statement the hospital says they do not admit to any wrongdoing. The baby boy is still in critical condition.

    (via CNN and Mirror Now)

    This is absolutely horrific. I’m glad the doctors are facing consequences for their carelessness. Things could have been so much worse if the parents hadn’t noticed their child moving.

  • Gut-Wrenching Footage Shows Abandoned Baby Being Rescued From Plastic Bag

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    While parenthood can be one of the greatest sources of joy in one’s life, not everyone is prepared for such a commitment and thus upon hearing that they are expecting, go to some rather disturbing means to get out of it.

    And in places where access to family planning health services is low, mothers can get truly desperate after the baby arrives. Worse still is when cultural norms surrounding single motherhood make that status so frowned upon that their lives become unlivable. Sadly, this often ends in people taking drastic and devastating measures.

    After a late night of partying and celebration, a group of friends from Caloocan City, Philippines, heard distant crying sounds in the early hours of the morning. Upon further inspection, they made the heartbreaking discovery of a small baby covered in blood and stuffed inside of shopping bags. The infant was discovered in the sidecar of a motorcycle and still had the umbilical cord attached.

    Medics confirmed that had the group of friends not discovered the child when they did, it is incredibly likely that the baby would have suffocated inside the plastic bags.

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    This is truly tragic for the child. I hope that this baby gets a fresh start after enduring something so terrible.

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