J Cole Kicks Off Dreamville Weekend - For the past two years J. Coles Dreamville Foundation has been hosting an annual charity event called “Dreamville Weekend” and 2014 will mark the third year he’s doing this. Yesterday the activities kicked off in Cole’s hometown, Fayetteville, North Carolina and will go through Sunday night. The weekend will include a Dreamville Appreciation Dinner, which will recognize leaders in schools and community organizations. It will also include a Dreamville Youth Conference, a career day event and more. About the weekend Cole said, “For our 3rd Annual Dreamville Weekend, we really wanted to involve the entire community to help everyone grow as whole…We are happy that we’ve been able to put together these events that will hopefully encourage our youth to stay on a positive path through our schools and community organizations.”
New Push Up Jeans - Squatting or getting expensive butt implants to get a nice booty? Those days may be gone. Thanks to a Canadian based jeans company, ladies can now get a dunkie by getting dressed in the morning. Ivido Jeans is a specialty denim line designed to enhance a woman’s rear end through the strategic placement of pockets, stitching, shading and special fabric. Creator, Ivis Gonzalez, described her line by saying, “In South America we really celebrate our bum. It’s not about being skinny. It’s just about to wear the right thing for your body and feel like a woman.” To further enhance the notion of not being worried about skinny the jeans aren’t in number sizes and are instead organized with names like “tango”, “salsa”, “merengue”, “samba” and “delicious.” The jeans are only available in store in Vancouver but you can get a pair from between $79 and $99 online.
Michelle Obama Hosting A Concert? - Michelle Obama wants to pay homage to the “foremothers” of music and is doing so by hosing a concert at the White House. Very Cool! The event will be called “Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House”. “The struggles and achievements of women” will be highlighted as Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monáe, Jill Scott, and Ariana Grande take the stage. Prior to the show the first lady will host a series of workshops for more than 100 middle school through college students where they will learn about the history of soul music, the importance of artists and they will discuss women’s rights issues. The show will air on PBS on Monday April 7th and 9PM and will also stream live on Whitehouse.gov/live. The POTUS will also be speaking.
Most Young Adults End Relationships Via Text - New research finds that 56 percent of those surveyed who went through a break-up last year ended their relationship by means of technology, either via text message, social media or email. The survey covered nearly three thousand American men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. Researchers say 62 percent said they had been the one to end their relationship, and the 55 percent who ended their relationship via text message said they did so because it made the process less "awkward." Sixty one percent who dumped their partner via social media said they did so because they had "deleted or blocked" their partner's phone number and 58 percent who dumped someone via email said they chose that method because it gave them the chance to "fully explain their reasons."
Cheap Smart Phone Coming - Iphone and Android better watch out. There’s a new cell phone coming and it won’t set users back several hundred dollars. Mozilla has teamed up with a Chinese tech company called Spreadtrum to offer a new smartphone that only costs $25. According to a press release the phone, which is now being called SC6821, is expected to hit the market sometime around Christmas.
Vine Not Allowing Porn - If you’ve ever scrolled down your Twitter/ Vine newsfeed and were shocked to see a couple getting it popped in 6 second intervals there is good news for you. Vine has announced that it will now be banning porn from its app. It called the videos “not a good fit for our community.” They said, "We don't have a problem with explicit content on the Internet…We just prefer not to be the source of it." For anyone confused about what Vine porn would consist of the app issued a series of guidelines. It is now not okay to post:
o Sex acts, whether alone or with another person
o Use of sex toys for sex acts
o Sexually provocative nudity, for example, posts that focus on exposed genitalia or depict nudity in a context or setting that is sexually provocative (like a strip club)
o Close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing
o Art or animation that is sexually graphic (such as hentai)
While it is okay to post:
o Nudity in a documentary context, e.g. videos of nude protestors
o Nudity in an artistic context, e.g. nude modeling in an art class
o Nudity that is not sexually provocative, e.g. a mother breastfeeding her child
o Clothed sexually suggestive dancing
Violators will have their accounts suspended.
Witnesses Are Scared For Pistorious - Lil Tink Tink aka the guy with prosthetic legs that was in the Olympics and Paraolympics is on trial for murdering his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.A witness took a stand, who was his neighbor, saying he entered the athletes home minutes after hearing screams and shots to find him kneeling over the dead body crying. A doctor testified as he tried to revive her body Pistorious begged him to save her life. This shows he had some emotion after it happened and may impact the decision.Remember he says he thought she was an intruder and shot her through the door.
More And More Couples Are Getting Sleep Divorces - According to reports more and more couples are getting “sleep divorces” which means deciding to sleep in separate rooms. New surveys suggest that nearly 25% of US couples sleep separately because of a variety of sleep interruptions including: different sleep schedules, problems “co-sleeping” and sleeping environments. Doctors say that sleeping alone is better for your sleep quality and “Sleep is so important if you're really not sleeping well together, it's going to have an impact on your relationship. It really is ... so it's a problem for many couples.” Guess spooning doesn’t make everything better…