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Happy 21st Birthday Zendaya! Here Are 5 Inspirational Moments From The Young Star

The millennial generation is not lacking in talent. Zendaya Coleman, who goes by her first name, is a shining example of black girl magic and she just turned 21.

Born September 1st, 1996, Zendaya is a young talent with a bright future. Since she stepped onto the scene, Zendaya has not slowed down a bit. From the silver screen on Disney’s “Shake It Up” to the big screen in box office hits such as Spider-Man, Zendaya has proven herself as a multi-talented star with a voice that will be heard.


Zendaya is not only an actress, singer, designer and dancer, but she’s also simply a good human being, who uses her celebrity to spread positivity and inspiration to the many that follow her. Sure, she’s a 21-year old enjoying her life, but she never misses an opportunity to share messages of love and happiness. That’s something that can’t go unnoticed.

So with that being said, we’d like to celebrate Zendaya’s 21st birthday with 5 (of many) inspirational moments from the young star.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Using her 21st birthday as a way to once again help society, Zendaya partners with Convoy of Hope to raise funds for the communities effected by Hurricane Harvey. The funds will be used to support families and provide to them emergency supplies during their time of need. Zendaya reminds her followers and fans that no donation is too big or too small. Zendaya’s efforts are supported by her peers. Star of “Dear White People” Logan Browning tweets her support for Zendaya’s selfless birthday campaign.


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Zendaya accepted the award for “Choice Movie Actress” and used the opportunity to remind the young audience that they hold the power to change the world. She speaks powerfully, encouraging all young people to get educated, stay educated and to take life seriously.

Fundraising for Orphans in South Africa

For her 19th birthday in 2015, Zendaya lead a campaign to raise money for orphans in South Africa who are effected by AIDS.  After a trip to the country visiting families who are effected by HIV and AIDS,  Zendaya was most inspired by a family of brothers. The three brothers lost both parents to the virus. Zendaya’s campaign raised funds for them to be moved to a safe home.  She was able to raise over $40,000 and provide the boys with better living conditions.

Shutting Down Prejudice Remarks with Style and Grace

Zendaya attended the 2015 Oscars wearing a gorgeous gown and faux locs. Her look was discussed on E!’s show Fashion Police and instead of praise, Zendaya was met with prejudicial comments from panel member Giuiliana Rancic. Rancic, who has apologized for her harmful words made claims that Zendaya smelled of patchouli oil or weed.  Zendaya although young did not hesitate to “clap back” with a graceful reminder that black girls with natural hair do not deserve to be judged and profiled.

Standing Up Against Body Shaming

Internet trolls can be hurtful and Zendaya makes sure to put them in their place.  On one occasion, a young woman was body shamed and Zendaya did not only uplift her beauty, she offered her a modeling contract.  Zendaya used this opportunity to remind the world that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

As she matures and continues into adulthood, Zendaya is on track to become a powerful voice in Hollywood for generations to come. Her inspirational words, standout style and desire to be impactful have created unforgettable moments of the young starlet’s blossoming career. Best part? She’s just getting started!

Happy 21st birthday Zendaya!

5-Year Old Boy Uses Birthday Gifts To Help Animals In Need

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Five year old Dalton Shaw recently had a birthday, and like most 5-year olds, you’d expect him to want as many presents as possible. But Dalton is different than most kids, and more selfless then you can imagine.

For his birthday party, Dalton asked friends and family to bring supplies for animals in need, instead of a birthday gift. Upon request, everyone who attended flooded the overjoyed boy with tons of animal food, toys, treats and more. “He just has such a big heart,” Dalton’s mother Stephanie Shaw said. “He was so excited.”

Shaw tells the Huffington Post that the family gives back to animal shelters as often as they can, and even have two rescue dogs and two rescue cats of their own. In addition to all of the gifts, Dalton also received roughly $255.00 in cash donations too. The family was beyond ecstatic.

We can all learn a lesson from Dalton and the Shaw family, that giving back is important. Read the full story here.

Dear President Barack Obama, Happy 54th Birthday!

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Dear President Barack Obama,

For the last seven years you’ve had, without a doubt, the toughest job in the United States of America. Not many people can say they’ve been the leader of the free world and you have the pleasure of adding that to your resume. This is very impressive to say the least. But what’s even more impressive is your ability to act in your role with such poise and class.

You live up to your title so well as you continuously challenge us to be better citizens and constantly serve as a role model for thousands around the world.  Despite the barriers that are often presented before you, you somehow handle criticism, insults, and threats with such a calm spirit. To say your attitude and work ethic is admirable would be an understatement. How do you do it?

You have this peculiar way of serving as President of The United States of America all while being a great husband to Michelle and an amazing father to Malia and Sasha (they’re growing up beautifully might I add). How you pull it off is beyond us! Like a perfect magic trick you make it look so easy but we know that’s far from the truth. You are a walking definition of the saying, “Don’t let them see you sweat”.

President Obama, everyone can learn from you. We can take lessons from you hard work, your grit, your perseverance, and most importantly your elegance and apply it to our every day lives. As your term slowly comes to an end, please understand you have a well deserved place in our textbooks. You have a special place in our history and you have certainly left your mark in this world. For this, we say thank you!

So, today, August 4, 2015, we simply want to wish you a very Happy 54th Birthday. We thank you for your commitment to making our nation better each and every day.


The Live Civil Team

Happy 14th Birthday Sasha Obama!

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Oh how time flies! Little Sasha Obama stole our hearts back in 2007 as her father ran for President of the United States but now, she’s not so little anymore. Today marks Sasha’s 14th birthday and it has us all questioning, “since when?!” It seems like it was just the other day she was sitting in her mother’s lap as we blushed and squealed endlessly because how could this picture not make your heart melt.

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In honor of Ms. Sasha’s birthday we’ve gathered a couple photos of the sweetheart that simply makes our hearts flutter.

FUN FACT: Sasha Obama’s first name is actually Natasha! – Share that with a friend today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SASHA!

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Happy Birthday Kanye West! Yes, He Does Smile

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. West! Today (June 8), the rapper extraordinaire celebrates his 38th birthday and we couldn’t let the day go by without acknowledging how much of a contribution he has been to this society and specifically his generation.

Although he has so much to celebrate, it seems like it has been a constant struggle to catch the rapper smiling. Are we not worthy? Whatever the reason is, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate his birthday than with a smile. Below we have gathered a couple photos of the award winning artist flashing his million dollar smile. Enjoy!

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Reflecting on Maya Angelou’s Contribution to Our Society on her 87th Birthday

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Today (April 4), we acknowledge and remember the great contributions of Ms. Maya Angelou. During her 86 years of life, Ms. Angelou used her wonderful way with words to help shape the course of our society and the mindsets of its citizens.

Ms. Angelou would have been 87 years old today. The prominent dancer, singer, author and poet is best known for her poem, Phenomenal Woman, and her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Each work of art continues to reflect all that Ms. Angelou stood for as she worked effortlessly to use her talent for the betterment of our nation.

As a tribute to Ms. Maya Angelou we have composed a gallery of quotes that will certainly remind us that love is the root of all things and most importantly, “Love is that which hold us together.”

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Wishing Jhene Aiko a Soulful 27th Birthday!

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Today we would like to take the time out to wish the talented and heartfelt singer, Jhene Aiko a very HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY!

This honest and very transparent powerhouse took us by storm not too long ago when she released her mixtape Sailing Souls in 2011 and then her EP Sail Out in 2013. Aiko has this very unique way of giving listeners a first hand account of experiences with love and relationships and we couldn’t be more appreciative.

Her candid lyrics are so heartfelt that it is no surprise that many consider her one of the most relatable musicians of this day and age. Her collaborations with artists such as Drake, Chris Brown, Big Sean and many more proves that this gorgeous and gifted songstress isn’t stopping any time soon and we’re eager to hear what else she has in store for us.

So, as as she embarks on a new journey and opens a new chapter in her book of life we want to wish Ms. Jhene Aiko, a very happy birthday!

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Photo Gallery: Happy 34th Birthday Kelly Rowland

Whether she’s your aunt, your god-mother, sister, or bestie in your head, it’s hard not to love beauty bombshell Kelly Rowland. From her flawless figure, glowing skin tone, and of course being Beyonce’s right hand, Ms. Rowland has certainly left her mark on our generation. So, on on her 34th birthday, we want to take the time out to show our appreciation for the talented diva.

Check out 10 photos of the birthday girl that have made us love her even more.

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Happy 61st Birthday Oprah Winfrey!

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Happy 61st Birthday to one of the world’s most influential and inspirational media mavens, Ms. Oprah Winfrey. Oprah has successfully maneuvered her way through this tough industry and we can all certainly learn a lot from her work ethic and “go get it” attitude.

Below are 10 quotes from this media powerhouse that can give all of us just the boost of confidence we need to pursue our dreams  no matter what industry we’re in.

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