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Community, Fall, and Feminism: Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: "Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do'" @balleralert Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: “Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In such a superficial, male-dominated industry, CardiB doesn’t fall victim to riding the wave that she’s “expected” to ride. Instead, she has unapologetically crafted her own, with no-holds-barred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only a rapper but a woman, too, the Bronx native certainly has faced many challenges. However, she continues to prevail, time and time again—living loudly and proudly—despite those who consistently fight so hard to bring her to silence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it’s all said and done, she’s just a “regular, degular, shmegular” girl, from the streets of NY, who decided to go for it… and won. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s simply Cardi—no more, no less—and she proved that in a recent sit-down with i-D Magazine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the candid interview, the 25-year-old opened up about her thoughts on feminism and how her stance in the culture is sometimes underestimated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Being a feminist is such a great thing, and some people feel like someone like me can’t be as great as that,” she says. “They think feminism is great and only a woman who can speak properly, who has a degree, who is a boss, a businessperson… they think only [someone like] Michelle Obama can be a feminist.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, at a time where even the slightest mention of the word “feminism” still acts as a touchy topic amongst the millennial community, Cardi didn’t end it there. She spoke her mind and spoke it truthfully. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “But, being a feminist is real simple; it’s that a woman can do things the same as a man. I’m equal to a n****. Anything a man can do, I can do,” she adds. “I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom. I was top of the charts. I’m a woman, and I did that. I do feel equal to a man.”
Community, Fall, and Feminism: Cardi B Touches on Feminism in
 Recent Interview: "Anything a Man
 Can Do, I Can Do'"
 @balleralert
Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: “Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In such a superficial, male-dominated industry, CardiB doesn’t fall victim to riding the wave that she’s “expected” to ride. Instead, she has unapologetically crafted her own, with no-holds-barred. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not only a rapper but a woman, too, the Bronx native certainly has faced many challenges. However, she continues to prevail, time and time again—living loudly and proudly—despite those who consistently fight so hard to bring her to silence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it’s all said and done, she’s just a “regular, degular, shmegular” girl, from the streets of NY, who decided to go for it… and won. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s simply Cardi—no more, no less—and she proved that in a recent sit-down with i-D Magazine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the candid interview, the 25-year-old opened up about her thoughts on feminism and how her stance in the culture is sometimes underestimated. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Being a feminist is such a great thing, and some people feel like someone like me can’t be as great as that,” she says. “They think feminism is great and only a woman who can speak properly, who has a degree, who is a boss, a businessperson… they think only [someone like] Michelle Obama can be a feminist.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, at a time where even the slightest mention of the word “feminism” still acts as a touchy topic amongst the millennial community, Cardi didn’t end it there. She spoke her mind and spoke it truthfully. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “But, being a feminist is real simple; it’s that a woman can do things the same as a man. I’m equal to a n****. Anything a man can do, I can do,” she adds. “I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom. I was top of the charts. I’m a woman, and I did that. I do feel equal to a man.”

Cardi B Touches on Feminism in Recent Interview: “Anything a Man Can Do, I Can Do” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In such a sup...

Birthday, College, and Community: 9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. @balleralert 9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a special remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrate his birthday and achievements as a civil rights leader and activist in black history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we remember his heroic efforts today, there are still a few things you may not have known about MLK. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Micheal King, and both he and his father changed their name after the German Protestant leader, Martin Luther. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Martin Luther King Jr. began taking college classes full-time at Atlanta’s Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with his Ph.D. at 25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. On October 14th, 1964, at age 35, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for resisting racial inequality through non-violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. King donated all of the $54,123 (worth about $400,000 today) of his Nobel Peace Prize award to the Civil Rights movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. He was the first African American to be granted a national federal holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Over 1,000 streets in the U.S are named after Martin Luther King Jr. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. MLK was arrested more than 20 times for his non-violent civil rights protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8. King won a Grammy for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9. In 2006, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C. was marked the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to an African-American. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday, MLK. We appreciate all that you’ve done for the black culture and the sacrifices you’ve made to help create equality inside and out of our oppressed community.
Birthday, College, and Community: 9 Things You May Not Know
 About Martin Luther King Jr.
 @balleralert
9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a special remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrate his birthday and achievements as a civil rights leader and activist in black history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we remember his heroic efforts today, there are still a few things you may not have known about MLK. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Micheal King, and both he and his father changed their name after the German Protestant leader, Martin Luther. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Martin Luther King Jr. began taking college classes full-time at Atlanta’s Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with his Ph.D. at 25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. On October 14th, 1964, at age 35, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for resisting racial inequality through non-violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. King donated all of the $54,123 (worth about $400,000 today) of his Nobel Peace Prize award to the Civil Rights movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. He was the first African American to be granted a national federal holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Over 1,000 streets in the U.S are named after Martin Luther King Jr. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. MLK was arrested more than 20 times for his non-violent civil rights protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8. King won a Grammy for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9. In 2006, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C. was marked the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to an African-American. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday, MLK. We appreciate all that you’ve done for the black culture and the sacrifices you’ve made to help create equality inside and out of our oppressed community.

9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a spec...

Children, College, and Crying: Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Agairn @balleralert Room Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Again -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former late-night TV host DavidLetterman held his first interview for his new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, and the conversation was nothing short of interesting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For his first hour-long interview, Letterman sat down with former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In front of a studio audience at the City University of New York, the two discussed subjects such as the Obama family, his legacy and how he wants it to be remembered, and even some of his views on current issues such as voting rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to his legacy as president, Obama said, "The economy was collapsing faster than it did during the great depression. The month I took office we lost 800,000 jobs – just in that month. And one of the things I'm proudest about is the fact that, within a year, we had the economy growing again and within about a year and a half we were actually adding jobs again instead of losing them." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ As one of the most beloved presidential families, we all are dying to know what the transition has been like from the White House to “regular life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When his oldest daughter Malia left for college, Obama said, "It was like open heart surgery,...One of the best descriptions I've ever heard [about having] children was 'It's like having your heart outside your body.' And they're not that smart and they're wandering around and crossing streets, and getting on airplanes …" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I was basically useless. Everyone had seen me crying and misting up for the past three weeks," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite, the hard times, the former prez is enjoying the extra time. He says he has no intention to run for a third term, not because it’s illegal, but because of his wife Michelle Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No, no, no, you guys are misunderstanding me – what I'm saying is, I’m prevented from running again by the Constitution but even if it were not for that amendment, Michelle would leave me."
Children, College, and Crying: Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David
 Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency;
 Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Agairn
 @balleralert
 Room
Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If He Ran Again -blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former late-night TV host DavidLetterman held his first interview for his new Netflix show, ‘My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman’, and the conversation was nothing short of interesting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For his first hour-long interview, Letterman sat down with former president BarackObama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In front of a studio audience at the City University of New York, the two discussed subjects such as the Obama family, his legacy and how he wants it to be remembered, and even some of his views on current issues such as voting rights. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to his legacy as president, Obama said, "The economy was collapsing faster than it did during the great depression. The month I took office we lost 800,000 jobs – just in that month. And one of the things I'm proudest about is the fact that, within a year, we had the economy growing again and within about a year and a half we were actually adding jobs again instead of losing them." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ As one of the most beloved presidential families, we all are dying to know what the transition has been like from the White House to “regular life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When his oldest daughter Malia left for college, Obama said, "It was like open heart surgery,...One of the best descriptions I've ever heard [about having] children was 'It's like having your heart outside your body.' And they're not that smart and they're wandering around and crossing streets, and getting on airplanes …" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I was basically useless. Everyone had seen me crying and misting up for the past three weeks," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite, the hard times, the former prez is enjoying the extra time. He says he has no intention to run for a third term, not because it’s illegal, but because of his wife Michelle Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “No, no, no, you guys are misunderstanding me – what I'm saying is, I’m prevented from running again by the Constitution but even if it were not for that amendment, Michelle would leave me."

Former President Barack Obama Sits Down with David Letterman to Discuss Family and Life After Presidency; Says Michelle Would Leave Him If H...

Family, Jay, and Jay Z: George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Travvon Martin Documentary:"I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012." George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Trayvon Martin Documentary: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For some odd reason, GeorgeZimmerman is still walking the streets, bumping his gums and making headlines for his attacks on black men. Just five years after the fatal shooting of a young Trayvon Martin, his killer has threatened violence against JayZ over a documentary about the life and untimely death of Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to @the.root , Jay Z announced that he was working behind the scenes of a 6-part documentary about Martin’s life. Based on a book by attorney Lisa Bloom, the documentary, which is titled, “Rest in Power: The TrayvonMartin Story,” is being produced by the Harvey Weinstein-less Weinstein Company, alongside Michael Gasparro, who will create and executive-produce the project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Zimmerman has pushed back on the film, as he told The Blast that Gasparro and his production team have been harassing his parents and family members in Florida for an interview and footage. As a result, he told the publication that he wants to “beat Jay Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” just before referring to the murder of Martin, saying, “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Blast, Zimmerman is also upset about a payment his ex-wife received for her participation in the documentary. However, he says his family has yet to receive a payment, although he refused to elaborate on their willingness to appear on film. In any case, the man is upset. However, the jury is still out on whether or not anyone cares.
Family, Jay, and Jay Z: George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against
 Jay Z Over Travvon Martin Documentary:"I know
 how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have
 since February 2012."
George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Trayvon Martin Documentary: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For some odd reason, GeorgeZimmerman is still walking the streets, bumping his gums and making headlines for his attacks on black men. Just five years after the fatal shooting of a young Trayvon Martin, his killer has threatened violence against JayZ over a documentary about the life and untimely death of Martin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to @the.root , Jay Z announced that he was working behind the scenes of a 6-part documentary about Martin’s life. Based on a book by attorney Lisa Bloom, the documentary, which is titled, “Rest in Power: The TrayvonMartin Story,” is being produced by the Harvey Weinstein-less Weinstein Company, alongside Michael Gasparro, who will create and executive-produce the project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, Zimmerman has pushed back on the film, as he told The Blast that Gasparro and his production team have been harassing his parents and family members in Florida for an interview and footage. As a result, he told the publication that he wants to “beat Jay Z” and feed him to “an alligator,” just before referring to the murder of Martin, saying, “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have since February 2012.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Blast, Zimmerman is also upset about a payment his ex-wife received for her participation in the documentary. However, he says his family has yet to receive a payment, although he refused to elaborate on their willingness to appear on film. In any case, the man is upset. However, the jury is still out on whether or not anyone cares.

George Zimmerman Threatens Violence Against Jay Z Over Trayvon Martin Documentary: “I know how to handle people who f*ck with me, I have sin...