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10-Year-Old Texas Boy Commits Suicide After Enduring "Relentless" Bullying At School

A 10-year-old boy in Texas committed suicide after enduring “relentless” bullying, according to his mother.  Kevin Reese Jr. was described as a fun-loving “goofy” little boy who enjoyed drawing and painting, but felt “backed into a corner” by school bullies.

"I never thought he would go this far,” his mother Crystal Smith told Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK. “I’m still in disbelief and it's taking me a while to actually accept the fact that this happened."

The fifth grader, who attended Robinson Elementary School near Houston, committed suicide on Jan. 21. “He just had enough and he felt that he was backed into a corner," said Smith.

The boy’s 13-year-old sister discovered him hanging in his closet inside the family home. Smith was out of town for work when she received a frantic call from her daughter. Kevin’s stepfather was on his way home from work at the time.

Smith and her husband were unaware of the severity of Kevin’s struggles. The bullies apparently wrote, “kill yourself, you don’t belong here,” on his tablet, and one boy attacked him last November, his mother said. “He came home crying because he didn't fight back and one of the boys punched him several times coming from recess."

In the past year, 26 Houston-area children have committed suicide, with Kevin being the youngest among the group of tragedies. The story is the latest among a growing number of child suicides that have been recently reported.

Although Smith reached out to the school about the bullying, the school district initially claimed that "no allegations or evidence of bullying were reported” through the “Cy-fair Tipline associated with the student’s death.” The district later admitted that Smith had spoken with a school administrator after they were presented with proof of correspondence.

Smith contacted the school after Kevin’s suicide but was told that they “never found any bullying going on,” and that the boy accused of punching her son denied the altercation.

The grieving mom is still searching for “answers” about what happened to her son. She also shared some advice for parents who may be in a similar situation. “Pay attention to your child, don't assume that things are handled at the school, stay on top of it until you see something come out on the end.”

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Report: Kanye West Wants To Start His Own Church

It appears Kanye West's Coachella Sunday Service show really inspired him. The rapper is reportedly looking to expand on his gospel segment by starting his own church.

According to a new report from People, Kanye is seriously considering starting his own church where he can perform new music and promote spirituality on his terms. "He has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be," a source told People. "It wouldn’t be the traditional, 3-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other. He also wants his kids to be raised in faith, and the best way for him to do that is to live out his faith."

It doesn't stop there. Kanye is also looking to help those in need. "Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support," the insider continued. "He understands brokenness and the need for healing, probably more than most people. He believes in the healing powers of music, but also believes that God can step in and heal people’s brokenness and their issues."

Kanye West kicked off his Sunday Service performance on Easter Sunday (April 21) with a number of his celebrity friends, including Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and Teyana Taylor. DMX also delivered a moving prayer. "He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,” the source added. "He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey."

Of course, Kanye's plans are not official at this time, but it would be interesting to see what a church headed by Ye would look like.

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Harvard Says Blac Chyna Has Not Been Accepted To Its Business School

Blac Chyna fans were shocked to learn the reality TV star had been accepted to Harvard Business School after she shared the news on social media. But it turns out, that might have been fake news.

Harvard University reportedly told TMZ that Chyna was not admitted to the school to obtain a degree or even a certificate. "Harvard Business School Online has not admitted nor provided an acceptance letter to a person named Angela White," the statement reads.

The statement follows Blac Chyna's big reveal on social media Thursday afternoon (April 25), in which she said, "school is going to help me take things up a couple of notches. People are always talking about me, might as well talk about the good."

Black Chyna has not responded to this report at the moment.

 

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Gang Leader Linked To Tupac's Murder Sentenced To 10 Years Over Drug Charge

A gang leader who is believed to be connected to Tupac's murder case is reportedly heading to prison for a long time. Darnell Brim, who was a South Side Compton Crips leader, was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution, TMZ reports.

Brim, received his sentencing after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) caught him selling crack cocaine.

Brim is believed to be one of the four men who was riding in the white Cadillac that pulled up and opened fire on Tupac and Suge Knight on Las Vegas Boulevard in 1996. The LAPD suspects Brim fired the fatal shot that killed the legendary west coast artist, but he was never charged. Tupac was pronounced dead at 4:03 pm PT on Sept. 13, 1996. Brim was reportedly shot in a drive-by shooting in Compton two days after Pac's murder, which cops believed was retaliation for the rapper's death.

The rapper's death was never solved.

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