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Naijiel Hale is a sophomore and corner-back at Lakewood High School. Hale is also the son of late rapper and singer Nathaniel Hale, a.k.a Nate Dogg.

In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Naijiel told the press of the pain he endured after his father passed away. “When it first happened, I actually wanted to quit and just stop bit I had people talk to me, telling me it makes me stronger. I felt like something was missing.” Since Hale’s father was his biggest supporter during games, not having him present was devastating. Although he initially wanted to quit, Naijiel received a lot of support from his coach who lost his father the previous summer.

Hale now leads his team to victory and is determined to endure life’s struggles. As his coach notes, “He’s [Naijiel] one of those super sophomores that I have and he’s unbelievable outside on the corner. He really is one of the best corners I’ve seen play [and] just naturally be able to do his job.”

Read the full interview here.

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Monster Fearleading Dolls(Photo courtesy of Toys R Us)

The holidays are an exciting time for parents and children. While children are exuberant about receiving gifts, parents wait in anticipation to see the look of glee on their child’s face on Christmas morning. Although parents want to give their children everything, there are some toys that should be marked off the present list. The following gifts should not be given to children this Christmas.

Exclusive Monster High Ghoul Spirit Fearleading Doll
Aside from portraying an innocent sport in a negative manner, the monster dolls are described by Toys R’ Us as “wild , fierce, and totally trendy.” While a fashionable daughter is desirable, most mothers do not want their daughters to be wild. Parents should not buy toys that promote negative characteristics.

Nerf Vortex Vigilon Disc Blaster
Primarily designed for the 8 to 10-year-old range, the Nerf Vortex Vigilon Disc Blaster is a toy gun that teaches children how to shoot and load weapons. This gift essentially promotes violence by portraying gun use as a fun activity.

Nerf Dart Tag Swarmfire

Another gun by Nerf that encourages violence. Let the madness stop.

Vtech Kidizoom Camera
Although not violent or superficial, the Vtech Kidizoom Camera is too extravagant for its projected age group. Designed for toddlers, the Kidizoom Camera has 1.3 mega pixels, and 4x digital zoom. Children can easily store photos on a PC or Macintosh operating system. This sounds great for a teenager or adult, but what does a 3-year-old know about digital zoom and saving pictures on an operating system? At best, this toy will end up at the bottom of a child’s chest.

Nintendo 3DS Flaming Red Console
Plain and simple, the Nintendo 3DS is too expensive for a 6-year-old. Although the Flaming Red Console is priced at $100 less than the standard game, $249 is still too much money for a portable game that will be outdated next year.

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Connor Cruise, son of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise, was the special guest at Give Back Hollywood’s “Night of Miracles” benefit on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Held at Siren Studios in Hollywood, the event allowed celebrities to film public service announcements in efforts to raise finds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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The Harris family and singer  QT Jazz were just a few of the guests to attend Reginae Carter’s Cinderella Birthday Ball this past Saturday. Notable attendees in attendance included Sara Vivan (Dwayne Carter III’s mom); Birdman and his daughter Bria; Phaedra Parks, her husband Apollo, and their son Aiden; Nivea and son Neal; Kim Zolciak and her daughters; and Lil Wayne’s mom, to name a few. Click here to see the gallery if you prefer not to scroll up and down.

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Xea Myers,11, daughter of the late rapper Heavy D, spoke briefly at his funeral yesterday, telling the audience that her father is “still here, not in the flesh, but in the spirit.”  Find out who else paid tribute to the star in today’s edition of  ‘A Celebrity Baby Blog Party’.

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