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Is Beyoncé with child?
Rumors of the superstar singer’s pregnancy reached a fever pitch today with E! News reporting that she is expecting her second child with husband Jay-Z.
The rumors began to circulate this week after the ESSENCE Festival suddenly canceled her first of two concerts in Antwerp, Belgium on Tuesday. She blamed her absence on dehydration and exhaustion. Shortly after the announcement, she posted a handwritten note saying she has never postponed a show in her life and promised to make it up to her fans.
She did just that the following night when she took the stage against doctors’ orders. She told thousands of screaming fans, “My doctors told me not to perform tonight, but there was no way in the world. I just have to say that you all have given me so much inspiration. And I just want to thank you guys.”
Beyoncé recently told ABC News that 15-month-old daughter Blue Ivy needs “more company.” “I definitely love being a big sister,” she added. “At some point… when it’s supposed to happen.”
The couple’s mogul friend Russell Simmons congratulated the couple via Twitter saying, “Congratulations Jay-Z & Beyoncé.”
Waka Flocka Flame has been an unlikely advocate for peace, but an advocate nonetheless. After appearing in PETA ads to help fight violence against animals, Waka is now concentrating on people.
Flocka is set to host an anti-violence concert in Chicago, in conjunction with United In Peace INC. The concert’s aim is to help reduce the harrowing violence that Chicago has seen over the past few years.
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“Senseless acts of violence are happening all over the world, but it starts with us acknowledging the acts now,” said Flocka. “Chicago is the first but not the last for me.”
Waka Flocka is donating all proceeds to the United In Peace, INC organization.
The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying
Bully-related suicide can be connected to any type of bullying, including physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting, or circulating suggestive or nude photos or messages about a person.
Some schools or regions have more serious problems with bullying and suicide related to bullying. This may be due to an excessive problem with bullying at the school. It could also be related to the tendency of students who are exposed to suicide to consider suicide themselves.
Some of the warning signs of suicide can include:
Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating
Talking about or showing an interest in death or dying
Engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, including reckless behavior, substance abuse, or self injury
Giving away favorite possessions and saying goodbye to people
Saying or expressing that they can’t handle things anymore
Making comments that things would be better without them
If a person is displaying these symptoms, talk to them about your concerns and get them help right away, such as from a counselor, doctor, or at the emergency room.
In some cases, it may not be obvious that a teen is thinking about suicide, such as when the suicide seems to be triggered by a particularly bad episode of bullying. In several cases where bullying victims killed themselves, bullies had told the teen that he or she should kill him or herself or that the world would be better without them. Others who hear these types of statements should be quick to stop them and explain to the victim that the bully is wrong.
Other ways to help people who may be considering suicide include:
Take all talk or threats of suicide seriously. Don’t tell the person they are wrong or that they have a lot to live for. Instead, get them immediate medical help.
Keep weapons and medications away from anyone who is at risk for suicide. Get these items out of the house or at least securely locked up.
Parents should encourage their teens to talk about bullying that takes place. It may be embarrassing for kids to admit they are the victims of bullying, and most kids don’t want to admit they have been involved in bullying. Tell victims that it’s not their fault that they are being bullied and show them love and support. Get them professional help if the bullying is serious.
It is a good idea for parents to insist on being included in their children’s friends on social networking sites so they can see if someone has posted mean messages about them online. Text messages may be more difficult to know about, so parents should try to keep open communications with their children about bullying.
Parents who see a serious bullying problem should talk to school authorities about it, and perhaps arrange a meeting with the bully’s parents. More states are implementing laws against bullying, and recent lawsuits against schools and criminal charges against bullies show that there are legal avenues to take to deal with bullies. If school authorities don’t help with an ongoing bullying problem, local police or attorneys may be able to.
People who are thinking about suicide should talk to someone right away or go to an emergency room. They can also call a free suicide hotline, such as 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Friends and relatives of suicide victims also need to find someone to talk to as they grieve, especially if they are suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts themselves.
WebMD, Depression Guide, “Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide” [online]
Nemours, KidsHealth, “Helping Kids Deal with Bullies” [online]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Suicide Prevention, “Youth Suicide” [online]
Yale University, Office of Public Affairs, “Bullying-Suicide Link Explored in New Study by Researchers at Yale” [online]
Matt Dickinson, The Independent, “Research finds bullying link to child suicides” [online]
Michael Inbar, MSNBC Today, “Sexting bullying cited in teen’s suicide” [online]
Susan Donaldson James, ABC News, Health, “Teen Commits Suicide Due to Bullying: Parents Sue School for Son’s Death” [online]
Erik Eckholm and Katie Zezima, The New York Times, “6 Teenagers Are Charged After Classmate’s Suicide” [online]
What does it take to be a Bully? Well lets see, lack of intelligence, insecurities, low self worth, and a healthy dose of good ole ignorance! And if youre a bully and youre reading this you are probably thinking ( he/she ) wore that outfit, they were asking for it. WRONG YOUUUUUU MUTHA^&*()*&^% maybe they wore what they wore because its all their family could afford at the time. Since you clearly are in a superior position to judge, Maybe your balling a$$ family should buy them what you believe they need to be wearing. Besides since when does what you wear dictate how well you do in school. You mutha&%$###$%! You think because you got a pair of Jordans on it makes you better than the person you bullying, WRONG. Its just means you NEED expensive shoes to validate YOUR WORTH. I Believe you ( BULLIES ) need a class in self ESTEEM. Clearly you could benefit from it …YOU MUTHA@%$#@$#%Z! THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! kCAneMarkCO and NuORDER ENT FAM for ANTI – BULLYING – NATIONWIDE.