Last yr, many the headlines that dominated the information put up Coachella needed to do with all the sexual assault and harassment allegations from their concertgoers. Being that the pageant brings hundreds folks yearly to their grounds in Indio, it may be tough to workers sufficient safety to oversee what goes on within the crowd. However, that is not an excuse for folks to be performing like animals. Coachella is taking as many preventative measures as they presumably can to cease issues of their tracks. They do not need a repeat final yr and so they clearly need Coachella to be considered as a protected house for music lovers world wide. The pageant has determined to launch an initiative known as Every One to fight sexual assault and harassment on the upcoming present.
As Complex reviews, a brand new part has been added to the Coachella web site studying, “We are pushing ourselves and our company to do higher and to be higher. We are taking deliberate steps to develop a pageant tradition that’s protected and inclusive for everybody. Persons any gender id or expression, intercourse, sexual orientation, race, faith, age or potential are welcome at Coachella.”
Trained people can be on the pageant grounds in case something does occur and they’ll have the ability to diffuse the state of affairs if want be. The assertion continues, “Coachella will NOT tolerate any type assault or harassment, be it sexual, bodily or verbal. Anyone discovered to be in violation this coverage is topic to quick elimination from the pageant website and regulation enforcement could also be notified. Every One tents can be staffed with educated counselors for anybody that wants additional help or a quiet second away.”
The lineup for the 2019 version the live performance was introduced earlier this week, which you’ll view above.
The fabled Oxford University is backtracking after claims that it denied rapper Stormzy a bid to sponsor two Black college students by way of a “failed” scholarship initiative. Stormzy proposed the thought to the dean’s fice and awaited their reply. The grime artist additional detailed his account the story throughout a talking engagement on the Barbican Centre in London.
According to spectators, Stormzy was pressured to pitch the scholarship initiative to Cambridge University after his Oxford bid was graciously rejected. Cambridge University inevitably selected to just accept Stormzy’s bid, and so started the following media sh*tstorm, particularly after the rapper shared the information with the hundreds in attendance.
Oxford issued an ficial assertion denying the factuality Stormzy’s account the state of affairs. In response to claims they have been unwilling to fill their pupil physique with folks from under-represented cultural backgrounds, they’d this to say:
“Oxford University is dedicated to widening entry and participation for all college students from under-represented backgrounds. We admire Stormzy’s dedication to encourage and help black college students to reach increased schooling. We haven’t acquired or turned down any fer or proposal to fund undergraduate scholarships at Oxford.”
Oxford University claims to have approached Stormzy’s representatives with the purpose rectifying the state of affairs. No phrase but on a decision, if in any respect potential.
Kodak Black’s stint in jail has left him extra charitable and giving than he was earlier than his seven months behind bars. Kodak’s legal professional Bradford Cohen tells TMZ that the “Tunnel Vision” rapper has been extra centered on making a optimistic influence and his newest transfer to show it’s his donation to a non-prit supplier early childhood schooling, Jack & Jill Children’s Center.
Kodak is claimed to have donated no less than $10,000 to the children and extra good deeds are within the works the place he could pop by in particular person with chilly exhausting money.
Not too lengthy Kodak cleared up some beef on his path to a greater self when he let Don Q and A Boogie know that he would not need smoke. “I’m not gonna do nothing to no person. I don’t need no person to get shot. I don’t need no person to die on my behalf,” Kodak stated in a reside video. “I don’t need no blood on my palms. I’m just a bit child…. I’m making an attempt to be nice and be, like, the particular person I’m destined to be.”
J. Cole is a person the folks. Upon witnessing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Florence, Cole’s Dreamville information have executed their half within the title hurricane reduction. Taking to Instagram, Dreamville launched their basis with a heartfelt message to the folks North Carolina and past.
“North Carolina has a really particular place in our hearts. The affect Hurricane Florence has displaced households and has prompted unprecedented harm to Fayetteville,” reads the caption. “The @DreamvilleFDN is asking for assist and asking you to share this so we are able to unfold consciousness to assist the folks Fayetteville.
Rappers have ten executed their half to boost consciousness within the wake a hurricane; from Jay-Z’s haunting “Minority Report,” to Trae Tha Truth’s hands-on Hurricane Harvey efforts, hip-hop has repeatedly helped shine a light-weight on these displaced by pure disasters. J. Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EarthGang, and the remaining the Dreamville roster are not any completely different. Check out their Foundation’s initiative right here, and make a donation do you have to really feel so inclined.
Beyonce’s BeyGOOD platform is an initiative started by the songstress in the hopes implementing social change through the lives women, globally. If you didn’t know, March happens to be ‘Women’s History Month,’ where the onus is on retracing developments in social history through the eyes and acting words women. To honor such occasion, luxury brand Gucci has pledged $1 Million to help with the coordination massive human aide project tabled by Beyonce and her team philanthropists.
Beyonce unveiled plans for the BeyGOOD 4 Burundi, in July last year. The nation Burundi is currently plagued by a shortage clean drinking water, nearly half the nation have no access whatsoever. The initiative hopes to also teach basic hygienic practices in a effort to curb disease and malnutrition in the East African country. As this writing, the foundation has already built 35 wells in the country alone. Gucci’s donation comes in the way their CHIME FOR CHANGE initiative, founded in 2013 as a treatise meant to “convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.”
You can read about the campaign here. The website fers an easy-to-read description the situation in Burundi, as well as a sign-up brochure, and a link for public donations.