Christina Aguilera has now joined the growing list of celebs and companiesdonating money for the victims and families affected by the Orlando gay club shooting. In honor of the victims, Aguilera has released a new, heartfelt and emotional ballad called “Change.” The song calls for everyone to combat hate by being the most unapologetic person they can be. It also gives hope of change that will better our communities.
“We all have the choice to spread love, encourage individuality and make a difference to others – we are all in this together, as one, united in love,” Aguilera wrote about her song on her website. “Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately.”
According to Billboard, Aguilera’s reps have confirmed that 100 percent of proceeds from the song will be donated to the National Compassion Fund for Orlando. The song was released on iTunes on June 17, five days after the shooting at Pulse Nightclub. The music video was released the day before.
“Waiting for a change to set us free/Waiting for the day when you can be you and I can be me/Waiting for hope to come around/Waiting for the day when hate is lost and love is found/Waiting for a change, waiting for a change,” Aguilera sings.
Like many of us practicing social distancing, Jason Derulo is bored and taking part in the modern-American past time of TikTok trends.
Though a bit late to the game, Derulo’s latest TikTok post sees him trying out a trend we saw taking off last year: you take corn on the cob, put it on a drill, and then power up while you try to eat. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, just wait.
In a recent post to his TikTok account, Derulo shared a video of himself attempting to eat corn off of a drill for the sake of the Gram and things went south real quick.
The singer kicked off the video by asking his fans and viewers if they’d ever seen anyone eat corn off of a drill. Speaking about the life hack, Derulo said that he’d always wanted to try it out. The video starts off slowly, with Derulo slowly powering up the drill and then going faster with the drill while he attempts to eat the corn. He keeps going for a few more seconds until he cries out in pain.
When he pulls away he shows that he’s chipped a tooth.
“Don’t try this,” Derulo wrote in a caption on Instagram with two sad emojis.
Users have suggested that Derulo’s chipped tooth might be fake but it’s pretty convincing.
Yeah, we know all about the magic of editing and fake teeth but… it looks pretty insane.
With the pandemic forcing millions of us into lockdown and self-isolation, we’ve had to get pretty creative when it comes to socializing. One consequence of the lockdown has been the total shutdown of bars and clubs.
But let’s be real: the desire to perrear hasn’t gone anywhere.
So that’s where digital dance parties come to the rescue. And one group is creating super fun virtual parties with serious DJs spinning everything from EDM to reggaetón, while also supporting at-risk communities.
Dona En Casa is throwing virtual dance parties and supporting local communities with every peso they raise.
The Coronavirus pandemic may have spurred the group into action, but Dona En Casa is working on solving issues that existed long before Covid-19 threatened communities around the world.
Poverty, homelessness, lack of medical care and education – these issues all existed long before the virus hit but imagine how much worse they have become for impoverished communities in Latin America… Things have only gotten worse.
So, Dona En Casa decided to step up and try and do something about it while creating a platform for others to give back and have fun doing so – all from the safety and comfort of their own home. The group is also creating a fun space for people to escape the daily reminder of self-isolation and quarantine with lineups featuring amazing DJs.
Dona En Casa has helped frontline medical workers and has plans to help even more organizations – with your support.
The group started off raising money for families in need of food assistance – and so far, the Dona En Casa and its partygoers have helped feed 100 families. But the group has also helped raise money to buy face masks and PPE for healthcare workers stationed in remote parts of Colombia that don’t have easy access to necessary equipment.
In an interview with Felipe Galvis, a founder of Done En Casa, he said the group is also looking to expand its giving programs by partnering with other organizations – including a dog shelter and a sanctuary for monkeys trafficked in the wildlife trade.
OK – but a digital dance party? What does that even look like…?
Trust me, I had this question, too. But it actually sounds amazing! I mean basically you get to party from the comfort of your home, get dressed up or stay as dressed down as you want, make your own favorite beverage, and hang out with tons of other like-minded people.
The party takes place on Zoom and typically goes for two hours – but Galvis noted that their first party stretched on for four hours because people were having such a good time.
And this isn’t like something you’ll just stream while doing something on the side: Galvis said that at least 70% of people are really active and engaged – there’s tons of chatting, dance challenges, games, and even private chatting going. Can we expect a Done En Casa wedding some day?
Galvis pointed out that the last thing he expected to do in a quarantine was meet new people, but thanks to these parties that’s exactly what’s happened. Together, they’re building a community and in the process supporting vulnerable groups and helping out the entertainment industry and DJs along the way.
Mitú is joining Dona En Casa for two digital fiestas that will benefit TECHO – a major NGO across Latin America.
This Friday and Saturday (May 22/23), Mitú is joining Dona En Casa for two crazy fiestas that will take place to benefit TECHO – a Latin American organization that provides support to communities in need.
TECHO is an organization that Dona En Casa co-founder Felipe Galvis holds close to his heart. As a former volunteer, he has seen the impact the organization makes. They provide food assistance, medical aide, supplemental education such as English classes, and they help small businesses with microcredits and coaching. The organization also constructs emergency housing for families who need them most.
You can join in on the parties with a donation that will 100% benefit the organization. The group is asking for a $9 USD donation – since with $9 USD they can feed a family for 10 days. And with your $9 donation you get access to both parties on Friday and Saturday.
Colombia has had a pretty strict response to the Coronavirus pandemic leaving many people with increased anxiety and loneliness.
As soon as it became clear that Coronavirus was spreading across Latin America, Colombia sealed off its borders – including banning its own citizens from returning to Colombia. In fact, the country has been home to some of the strictest measures against the pandemic in Latin America. While this has had a positive effect at combating the outbreak, it’s also led to increased anxiety and loneliness among those who aren’t even allowed to leave their homes to visit family.
The Dona En Casa initiative is a win-win situation that helps people in need while also letting others dance and hang out in a socially distanced digital platform. If you’re interested in signing up for the event, check it out here.
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