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23 Times Cardi B Gave Some Serious Life Advice

From stripper to reality TV star to chart-topping rapper, Cardi B has enough life experience to dish some hard truths.  Famous for telling it how it is, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar AKA Bacardi AKA Cardi B is a quote minefield. But it’s not all feuds and celebrity gossip. Cardi B has some serious life advice if you look past the Twitter rants and media hype. Keep scrolling to read some serious gems from the mouth of this Bronx raised star.

“I’m my own competition. I’m competing with myself.”

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How profound is this? When we compete with others, we end up jealous and resentful. When we compete with ourselves, we make ourselves better every day.

“Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10.”

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Cardi B knows a thing or two about setbacks. This positive attitude is one worth adopting in all walks of life. Just keep getting up again.

“Stop finding excuses for my success.”

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Some people will always be jealous. Cardi B reminds us that our achievements are our own and we should be proud of them.

“I love ASMR. My husband thinks it’s very strange and weird that I watch ASMR every single day to go to bed.”

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Cardi B became an asmrtist for a day and helped fans in the process. ASMR videos use soft sounds to create a tingling sensation which many people find relaxing. One Instagram fan told Cardi B that her ASMR video had helped with her insomnia.

“I’m the artist, but I don’t feel like I have a higher position than anybody that’s working for me.”

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Cardi gives us all a lesson in humility and respecting those you work with.

“I am not your property. This is my life.”

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Although Cardi was referring to her decision to stay with husband Offset after allegations of cheating, this quote applies in many situations. Never let anyone control who you are. Be like Cardi and stop caring what everyone thinks.

“Having a number one song makes me happy—but working for it makes me really happy.”

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Fame and fortune are great, but knowing how you got there is even better. Cardi reminds us to enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

“If I change myself, then I’m going to lose myself, and I won’t be who makes me happy.”

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When we change for other people, we aren’t being true to ourselves. Cardi hits the nail on the head again when she realizes we have to avoid changing for others in order to be happy.

“I don’t want any ‘friends’ who fall silent during my success.”

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Cardi reminds us that fair-weather friends aren’t really friends at all. Jealousy is always ugly.

“…why can’t I have both? Why do I have to choose a baby or a career?”

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In response to haters saying she was throwing her career away for a kid, Cardi claps back that any woman can have both.

“I want a lit baby shower. My baby shower’s not starting at no 5:00.”

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Why do we have baby showers at kid-friendly times? They’re not for the kids. They’re for the grownups. And grownups want to have fun! Cardi B’s late-night baby shower is a reminder to have fun while you can.

“I don’t want to miss one second. I don’t want to miss no smiles, I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.”

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Cardi talks about wanting to be the best mom she can be, and reminds all parents and parents-to-be how precious every moment is. Every second counts when you have kids.

“…when I see my daughter, it’s like a peace of mind. ‘Ahh, I do this because of you.’ It cracks a smile on the most stressful days.”

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Cardi muses that children change everything and give new purpose to life.

“It’s like everybody always talking about there’s someone got a problem with me, or somebody always saying that I’m pregnant every two weeks, so it’s just like, if y’all wanna know, ask me. I’ll tell you.”

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That’s right. If you want to know what’s going on in someone’s life, just ask them. Don’t wait for gossip and rumor. They always cause trouble.

“You better realize your worth and stop settling for bare minimum.”

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We all need to realize we are special and worthy of love. Thanks Cardi.

“I’m not even the king of New York. I am the Emperor!”

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Wearing a lampshade as a crown, Cardi B proves that she’s always ready for fun, and that royalty isn’t quite good enough for her. Don’t be the king, don’t be a queen. Be the emperor!

 “I’m the rose that came from the concrete.”

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Great things often have humble beginnings. Cardi proves again and again that you can be successful no matter where you started.

“I got options, but I want who I want.”

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We don’t get to choose who we love, and Cardi shut the mouths of haters by pointing out that we’ve all got to make our own choices when it comes to relationships.

“…other people, you don’t know what type of things are happening in their relationship.”

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Cardi advises everyone to keep their noses out of other people’s relationships and stop judging. What’s right for one couple doesn’t work for every couple.

“…just do what your heart feel like doing.”

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In this relationship advice to Khloé Kardashian, Cardi lets us all know it’s OK to follow your heart.

“I only know my struggle.”

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Don’t judge others on what they’re going through. You only know your pain; that doesn’t mean others aren’t struggling too.

“Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!”

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Cardi’s response to Nicki Minaj’s apparent desire to drop their feud is inspiring. How many of us are willing to let things go and keep moving forward with a positive attitude?

“People always want to tell you how to do it—no, do it your way”

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The final word from Cardi B: sure, listen to advice, but ultimately no one can tell you how to live your life. Always do things the way that works for you. We look forward to more nuggets of wisdom from Cardi!

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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