Mom of Denver boy who killed himself after being bullied faces backlash online

DENVER — The mother of a Denver boy who killed himself after coming out as gay and being bullied is being harassed online, according to KDVR. Leia Pierce says her 9-year-old son, Jamel Myles, had just started fourth grade at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School when he took his own life. Over the summer, Pierce said her son had come out to her as gay. “And he looked so scared when he told me. He was like, ‘Mom, I’m gay.’ And I thought he […]

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Mom of Denver boy who killed himself after being bullied faces backlash online

DENVER — The mother of a Denver boy who killed himself after coming out as gay and being bullied is being harassed online, according to KDVR. Leia Pierce says her 9-year-old son, Jamel Myles, had just started fourth grade at Joe Shoemaker Elementary School when he took his own life. Over the summer, Pierce said her son had come out to her as gay. “And he looked so scared when he told me. He was like, ‘Mom, I’m gay.’ And I thought he […]

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Nike’s support for Colin Kaepernick protest has some destroying their shoes

Nike’s decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of its latest advertising campaign has some sports fans burning with rage. People upset with the move have started setting fire to their sneakers and sportswear to protest Nike using Kaepernick to promote the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” advertising campaign. The former San Francisco 49er has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season. That year, he began kneeling during the National Anthem to raise awareness about police brutality […]

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This is why Louis C.K. can laugh off abuse

“I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.” So said stand-up comic Louis C.K. in November after allegations of his gross sexual misconduct emerged. He had taken women he worked with into private rooms, stripped naked and asked to masturbate in front of them. He had also masturbated while on the phone during work calls. After releasing a statement of admission, he […]

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Here’s how energy drinks affect your kids

Across the pond, concerns continue to grow over the health impact of energy drinks packed full of sugar and caffeine. So much so, the UK is moving to ban kids from buying them. Here in the U.S., next to multi-vitamins, energy drinks are the most popular dietary supplement consumed by American teens. Roughly 1/3 of kids between 12 and 17 are drinking them regularly, according to the U.S. Department of Health. But in light of the UK’s recent move to ban […]

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Construction worker says he was fired for refusing to go to Bible study

ALBANY, Ore. – An Oregon man who says he was fired from his construction job for refusing to attend Christian Bible study is appealing to a higher power: the court. In a lawsuit filed this month, Ryan Coleman, 34, says he didn’t find out about the weekly Bible study requirement until after Joel Dahl of Albany-based Dahled Up Construction hired him as a painter in late 2017, OregonLivereports. He says he went along with it for about six months before telling […]

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‘Act like a lady’: Journalist wants police held accountable for detention while recording on sidewalk

DENVER, Colo. – Police body cam footage shows a Colorado journalist being arrested by Denver Police after taking photographs on a city sidewalk in July. Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene was initially reluctant to move forward with a lawsuit or complaint. Now, Greene says she’s determined to hold officers accountable. The video shows what happened when Greene was told to stop recording images of a naked man being detained by police on a city sidewalk. “There’s also a First Amendment, have […]

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Missouri passes new law defining ‘meat’

Is this a case of laws going too far, or is it an overdue ruling? That’s the is it a case of laws gone too far… Or is it an overdue ruling? That’s the question as Missouri puts a definition on the term ‘meat.’ The State of Missouri just passed a law banning companies from labeling something as ‘meat’ if it didn’t come directly from the flesh and muscles of livestock or poultry. So, tofurkey labeled as meat? Not in Missouri. Lab-grown meat? […]

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Missouri passes new law defining ‘meat’

Is this a case of laws going too far, or is it an overdue ruling? That’s the is it a case of laws gone too far… Or is it an overdue ruling? That’s the question as Missouri puts a definition on the term ‘meat.’ The State of Missouri just passed a law banning companies from labeling something as ‘meat’ if it didn’t come directly from the flesh and muscles of livestock or poultry. So, tofurkey labeled as meat? Not in Missouri. Lab-grown meat? […]

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Missouri passes new law defining ‘meat’

Is this a case of laws going too far, or is it an overdue ruling? That’s the is it a case of laws gone too far… Or is it an overdue ruling? That’s the question as Missouri puts a definition on the term ‘meat.’ The State of Missouri just passed a law banning companies from labeling something as ‘meat’ if it didn’t come directly from the flesh and muscles of livestock or poultry. So, tofurkey labeled as meat? Not in Missouri. Lab-grown meat? […]

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