Ludacris and Daughter Karma Launch Educational Website – KarmasWorld.com

Rapper/Actor Ludacris launches an educational website with his 3rd grade daughter Karma, creating her very own online platform to help make learning fun and exciting for kids her age. Karma’s World was her idea and with the help from her dad she was able create an exciting concept for grades K-6. I had a chance this morning to view a few of the games and capture the essence of learning. It’s kind of like Dora the Explorer, the black girl version, and with a cool soundtrack.  Not only does it take you on an interactive journey, the site offers lesson plans for parents and teachers, sing-a-longs to learn fractions, ethical lessons, and the act of politeness.

I commend Ludacris on this business venture because it is necessary for young children to find learning fun, especially from on of your favorite rappers.  You can’t stop them from being on the internet so you might as well give them some positive to do.

Check out Karmasworld.com and share it with your little ones!

 

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Solange Knowles Wants You To Cure Blood Cancer – getswabbed.org

As the new DKMS embassador for the Blood Cancer foundation, Solange Knowles asks people everywhere to help to cure blood cancer by registering to be a bone marrow donor at http://www.getswabbed.org.  I for one have been registered through a different organization but these easy steps you take at a donor drive can help save at least one person’s life.  Below is the PSA that has been released sharing her dedication to register new donors and educating the public on the simplicity of a potential cure.

From the website…

“Since attending the DKMS gala couple of years ago, I have wanted to lend my support in any way I could. People are dying and we can save them. Patients like Kara could be cured with a bone marrow transplant,” said Solange Knowles. “A lot of people don’t understand that it’s literally a cotton swab that determines if you’re a match. This can actually save someone’s life!”

Every day thousands of patients search the national registry in the hope of finding a bone marrow donor match. Less than 30% of patients find a match in their own family; the other 70% must search for an unrelated donor. Sadly, 6 out of 10 patients who can benefit from a transplant never receive one.

“Solange has a heart of gold and we are thrilled to have her as a DKMS ambassador who can help register bone marrow donors and save countless lives,” said Katharina Harf, COO of DKMS Americas. “Her PSA, which is powerful and honest, shares a message that is critical yet simple — get swabbed and you could save a life.”

The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black Girl: Ep. 11 “The Exes”

Happy Friday Folks! I haven’t posted awhile on here but I have been following what’s been going on in the media so I thought I’d do a little Friday catch up just in case you were absent from your computer.  Check out Episode 11 “The Exes” from the hilarious web series The Misadventures of AWKWARD Black girl.  It’s getting pretty heated for J right now, talk about a love triangle!