IFYouBlinked Woman Crush | Freida Pinto for Nepal Relief

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Freida Pinto lands on our #WCW list because she’s the first celeb–and one of color at that–to contribute to Nepal earthquake relief.

The “Slumdog Millionaire” actress has tapped into her Because I’m a Girl ambassador-ship (a non-profit org that empowers impoverished young girls around the globe to better themselves.) by putting her John Hancock on tennis shoes with proceeds going towards survivors of the Nepal earthquake.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (sorry, no pun intended) you’ve had to hear about the massive quake that hit the South Asian country, resulting in over 8,000 deaths. Because Mother Nature is extra cruel these days, another earthquake–measuring at 7.3–hit a few days ago. Killing 120 people and 2,500 were injured.

The earthquake also killed 78 people from India, where Freida hails from, a neighbor of Nepal.

This isn’t the first time Freida has used her star power to raise awareness about social issues. She’s posted several twitter messages about the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign and violence against women in the Middle East.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY | Baltimore’s Hometown Heroes

carmeloanthonyWhew!! I think I speak for everyone when I say what a week, what a week, what a mighty eventful week. Thank God it’s Feel Good Friday.

These five days may’ve been jam packed with depressing news (earthquakes, riots and tornados) but there was some goodness sandwiched in between. For starters, 200 Nigerian girls (not the ones Twitter made famous) kidnapped by the Boko Haram were rescued by the military. Finally, a win for the good guys.

Wait, I’m not done. B-more natives refused to be labeled as “thugs” and criminals by the mainstream media for expressing outrage in the Freddie Gray murder. Yup, you read that right. Black lives do matter. Hence the prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, ruling his death a homicide today.

The Baltimore community–banned together to clean up the mess others started with riots and looting–to let the country know what the real town looks like. Hint, hint CVS burnings aren’t an everyday thing. Although it needed to be for the media to take notice. Kudos to B-more residents for changing the script on their story. And hometown heroes like Carmelo Anthony marching in support.

Finally, the silver lining in Nepal is the against-the-odds survivors of a massive earthquake. For 22 hours a baby was buried deep under rubble until being rescued. If that’s not a miracle…oh, wait two more people were pulled out.

See, there is a lot to be grateful for this week. Including, Prince plans to release a song for Baltimore. No word on a release date.