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Loving Beyonce and reelecting Obama at the same damn time “I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share." This is how an email that was sent out from the Obama campaign began today. It was from none other than the queen of our hearts, Big Mama B, international sensation, loving mother, and now political activist, Beyonce herself. It reads, "Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there.” She's talking to you. She wants to party with you, Jay-Z, and the POTUS at 40/40. Seems like a dream right? She also writes, “Don’t worry about the airfare and hotel, it’s taken care of. And you can bring a guest.” Regular priced tickets to the event are reported to cost $40,000, and invitations have been extended to some of the couples' close friends. But, because B is so gracious, all you have to do to enter the contest is donate to the Obama Campaign here and show love for his reelection. How lucky for those of us who: A) Aren't pals with Jay and B except in our imaginations and B) Don't have $40,000 to spend on dinner. Beyonce and Jay-Z have supported Obama throughout his political career. B performed a cover of Etta James' "At last," as the presidential couple had their first dance at the Inaugural Celebration in 2009. She has also worked in tandem with Michelle Obama on the "Let's Move!" campaign that battles childhood obesity in America. You can bet baby Blue Ivy is going to be as fit as her mom.
At hearty, we're firm believers that education is the answer to a lot of problems, and last night at Reed Space, Jeff Staple hosted REDU HOMEROOM, an exhibit, gathering and fundraiser to support the REDU initiative (REthink, REform and REbuild public education). The show featured works by Scott Campbell, Jose Parla, Neck Face, Luis Gispert and Lucien Marc-Smith, and all the proceeds from the sales of art, tees, posters and accessories went towards DonorsChoose.org. But if you weren't in attendance, doesn't mean you can't help. Watch the video below to learn more about the downfalls of the current education system and why we need change, visit the Waiting for Superman website to find more ways t0 help, and you can always donate directly to DonorsChoose.org. Pictures for the evening on Hana May's blog.
Greasy hair may be in style, but this is oily on a whole new (better) level. We've all been saddened by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and seeing pictures of the poor helpless creatures makes it that much worse. While there are a variety of ways to help out, one that struck us as interesting is donating your locks to help soak up the oil. Hair, fur, fleece, feathers, and nylons can be made into booms that will help soak up the oil along the coastlines, and anyone can donate! For more info visit Matter of Trust. Via: Refinery29