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chubby: teen girls apologize for anti-Mexican rant, Birdman on Drake-Common beef and a controversial anti-obesity campaign
"Fat prevention begins at home. And the buffet line." Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a pediatric hospital in Georgia, says its new anti-obesity campaign is meant to be controversial
. The state of Georgia ranks second in childhood obesity in the United States, while Mississippi topped the chart.
An Atlanta area elementary school is making headlines for giving its third grade students math homework that references slavery
without any historical explanation. One question read: "If Frederick got two beatings per day, how many beatings did he get in one week?" The Beaver Ridge Elementary student population is 62 percent Latino and 24 percent black.
Three Arizona girls who released an anti-Mexican rant
on YouTube, which includes quotes like "This is not fucking Mexico and Mexicans didn't come here first," have apologized
after the video earned millions of views and an overwhelmingly negative reception.
Cash Money Records founder Birdman says
there are no plans to record diss tracks to support Young Money artist Drake, who is currently beefing
with rap veteran Common: "Drake [is] the homie, so we ride or die. Ain’t no second questions about that, but we never been a brand… to make money off of making records of other people. That’s not what we about."
The U.S. government has rejected the grounds of a lawsuit filed by the victims and families of a U.S. syphilis experiment
conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s. Although the U.S. has apologized for the experiment, it says it is immune to such a lawsuit because it was conducted in a foreign country.
Three hundred workers in China who make Xbox 360s threatened to jump to their deaths
from their Foxconn factory building after their boss took back the promise of a raise. Foxconn, which also manufactures Apple, Microsoft and Sony products, is dealing with a rise in suicides and suicide threats from workers facing appalling conditions like 36-hour work days. The workers were eventually talked down.
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl made good
on his bet with Denver Mayor Michael Hancock after the Denver Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL playoffs. Ravenstahl threw on a Tim Tebow jersey and got into the "Tebow" pose (kneeling in prayer) in front of the Pittsburgh skyline.