Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Petition Against Facebook's 'Feeling Fat' Emoji Gets Over 16,700 Supporters

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Facebook's feeling fat emoji has been getting some significant backlash, with over 16,700 people signing an online petition which wants to have the emoticon eliminated from the site altogether. The petition is on change.org, and was set up by Catherine Weingarten, pictured above, along with the group Endangered Bodies. According to the page, the petitioners are demanding "that Facebook remove the “fat” emoji from its status options and stop encouraging negative body image among girls."

Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world right now. With 890 million users each day, it has the power to influence how we talk to each other about our bodies. I dream that one day the platform will actively encourage body positivity and self-esteem among its users, but for now, all I ask is that it stop endorsing self-destructive thoughts through seemingly harmless emojis.

Former Porn Addict Now Helps Others Kick The Habit - Calls On Google To Restrict Access

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Oghosa Ovienrioba has opened up on her secret life as an online pornography addict. She revealed that she stumbled onto pornography via Google at the age of 14, and by 16,  everyday love scene movies no longer appealed to her. By then she was hungering for and seeking out more ex rated pictures and hard core porn.

On the face of it, Oghosa was a pretty and popular vlogger and Law Graduate, but behind it all, the young lady was being ravaged by the psychological consequence of pornography. From the ages of 18 to 21, she would lock herself in a dark room and watch adult movies endlessly. At her worst point, Oghosa would masturbate between five and six times a day - and watched a total of over 400 hours of adult content online.

Several Pupils Die In Ghana Bus Crash While Going On School Excursion - #RIP

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This news is just so heartbreaking! Several Ghanaian pupils going on an excursion to the mount Afadjato have lost their lives in an extremely horrible accident. The children were from a school in Kasoa going towards Afadjato on an excursion today March 10th when the accident occurred. According to an eye-witness who sent some graphic photos to LIB, the vehicle the children were in was almost finishing the mountainous portion when the driver lost control and fell into the ditch killing pupils between the ages of 7-15 years.

Dad Accidentally Bashes 16-Month-Old Daughter To Death With New Car

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A dad has accidentally killed his daughter by ramming into her with his new car after being distracted by their family dog running into the road. Angel Pitts, aged 16 months, was hit when her father Scott failed to see her wander in front of the car as he called his wife to get the dog,

The baby girl was standing in front of the family's Toyota Avensis when she was struck by the car, and was found dead under the bumper by her devastated dad.

50 Cent's Adorable 2 Year Old Son Lands $700,000 Modelling Contract

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50 Cent's adorable two-year-old son named Sire has signed a huge modeling contract with a children's audio company. The 39-year-old rapper and entrepreneur, disclosed this himself with a post on social media, writing;

"He’ll get $700,000 to be the face of the company. Already, he’s making his own money. He makes his own money."

The proud papa boasted about his little boy. “He’s super cute! You gotta pay for it.”

North West Distracted By Paparazzi While Kim Kardashian Walks Off

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Parents know they have to be more careful than most, and some celebrities including Halle Berry and others have gone to authorities and spoken out about the danger that paparazzi pose to their kids. This video of Kim Kardashian's and Kanye West's daughter North West being distracted by the photographers is a good argument for the case.

North West was walking with her Kim in the airport when the paparazzi caught her attention so much that North had to stop and stare at them, in the process dropping her mother's hand. Kim walked on for a few steps without her daughter before realizing it and she practically ran back to get her. People on social media are bashing Kim right now for ''forgetting'' her child again but I think the blame is mis-directed. See the video and some of the comments below...

Former Ivorian First Lady Simone Gbagbo Gets 20 Years In Prison For Post-Election Violence

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In a case that brings to mind the current situation in Nigeria, the former Ivorian First Lady Mrs Simone Gbagbo has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for organizing post election violence after her husband, Laurent Gbagbo lost out in the 2010 Presidential elections in Ivory Coast.

In a unanimous judgement today March 10th, the jury at an Ivorian court said Mrs Gbagbo together with her husband's supporters, after rejecting the results from the elections that saw her husband's main rival, Alassane Ouattara declared winner of the election, carried out activities that undermined the state security which left over 3000 people dead.

Ini Edo, Annie Idibia, Emmanuel Ikubuese, Others Join Walk Against Rape

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Actress Ini Edo and Annie Idibia, singer Lami Phillips, and Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikubese were among the high profile personalities who joined others to participate in the Walk against Rape initiative in Nigeria. The walk kicked off from the Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church Ground GRA Ikeja in Lagos. Continue to see more photos...

Wife Charged For Setting Fire to Husband's Penis After Valentine's Day Quarrel

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A woman, Bukola Ogidiolu, has been charged by police for allegedly pouring petrol on her husband, and setting him ablaze, especially targeting his private parts. While earlier reports had said that the accused has set her husband on fire in revenge for a bad Valentine's day where he did not get her any gifts, Bukola insists she has no hand in how her husband got burnt.

According to The Nation, while being paraded to reporters, the 36 year old woman denied setting her husband on fire for refusing to take her out on the Valentine’s Day which happened to be her birthday. She claimed that she had a disagreement with her husband over his alleged nonchalant attitude to her failure to conceive since their marriage over three years ago.

Lami Phillips on Being a Woman In Music, Sexual Harrasment, Tiwa Savage, & More on AML Show

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Singer and songwriter Lami Phillips made her major debut in the music industry, in 2009, with the release of her freshman album ‘intuition.’ Since then, the Afro-queen of soul has created and maintained a sound and style that keeps R&B/alternative/rock music relevant on Africa’s music map.

In this episode of The Africa Music Law Show, Lami opens up on producing her freshman album, using social media to build her brand, women in music and progress, Tiwa Savage as a trailblazer, sexual harassment, and violence against women in the industry. Lami and Uduak also discuss the business of music, her upcoming EP and album record label agreements, death of larger record labels in Nigeria, copyright society of Nigeria (COSON), and much more. It is an episode not to be missed. Listen below..