Source Latino | Latin Music News and Entertainment – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:16:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 SOURCE LATINO: Puerto Rico Increases Hurricane Maria Death Toll to 2,975 http://thesource.com/2018/08/29/source-latino-puerto-rico-increases-hurricane-maria-death-toll-to-2975/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/29/source-latino-puerto-rico-increases-hurricane-maria-death-toll-to-2975/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2018 20:17:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=462297 Officials in Puerto Rico now say 2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria – a devastating storm that struck the US island territory in September 2017. The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64. Governor Ricardo Rossello “accepted” the findings in a long-awaited independent investigation. The mayor of the capital, San […]

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Officials in Puerto Rico now say 2,975 people died following Hurricane Maria – a devastating storm that struck the US island territory in September 2017. The revised death toll is nearly 50 times the previous estimate of 64.

Governor Ricardo Rossello “accepted” the findings in a long-awaited independent investigation.

The mayor of the capital, San Juan, accused the US government of deliberately downplaying the impact of the storm.

Puerto Rico has struggled to repair its infrastructure and power grid since the storm and is asking US Congress for $139 billion in recovery funds. In a statement, the White House said the federal government supported the governor’s efforts to “ensure a full accountability and transparency of fatalities” in the hurricane.

President Donald Trump was criticized for praising the federal response to the hurricane-ravaged island in the weeks following the storm. Critics accused him of showing more concern for residents in Texas and Florida after they were hit by hurricanes.

The authorities have faced criticism for underreporting the toll of Maria – the most powerful storm to hit the region in nearly 90 years.

Until now, the official figure was 64 – even though the island had previously acknowledged the death toll was probably much higher. In the wake of the disaster, some experts estimated as many as 4,600 deaths.

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SOURCE LATINO: The U.S. Government Wants Help Finding Parents Deported Without Their Children http://thesource.com/2018/08/03/source-latino-the-u-s-government-wants-help-finding-parents-deported-without-their-children/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 11:34:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=457055 The government told a Federal judge in court yesterday that volunteers and non-profit groups should take the lead in finding more than 400 immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the Mexico border and deported from the United States. During a lawsuit hearing in a San Francisco federal court, the proposal was made […]

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The government told a Federal judge in court yesterday that volunteers and non-profit groups should take the lead in finding more than 400 immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the Mexico border and deported from the United States.

During a lawsuit hearing in a San Francisco federal court, the proposal was made regarding the close to 3,000 family separations started by the Trump administration in an attempt to get the illegal immigration problem of the U.S. under control. In the case, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the government to reunify the families by July 26, but that deadline was not met.

According to the government, almost 2,000 children were reunited with their families, but hundreds more remain separated, including the children of more than 400 parents no longer in the United States.

The ACLU has repeatedly said that it would assist with efforts to find the deported parents, but the group made clear in yesterday’s filing that it expected the U.S. government to take on the ultimate responsibility of locating them. The ACLU noted that the government seemed not to have addresses for some 120 of the deported parents. Government lawyers said they would need until Aug. 10 to go through the files of the children of those parents to find information that could help in the search.

Most of the removed parents were returned to their home countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

The Trump administration ended the family separations in June after repeated backlash from citizens and government agencies alike. Yesterday, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump criticized the family separations, calling it a “low Point” in the Trump presidency.

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Cardi B Says She Bought New Lamborghini ‘To Take Pics And Rap About It’ http://thesource.com/2018/07/28/cardi-b-says-she-bought-new-lamborghini-to-take-pics-and-rap-about-it/ Sun, 29 Jul 2018 02:19:26 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=455706 Rap stars Cardi B and husband Offset just debuted their matching blue and green Lamborghini’s on Instagram.  Cardi captioned the photo, ‘Blessed & Gifted … Official Lamb Owners.’ Fans speculated if the cars were actually ‘push presents’ for her recent birth of their new daughter Culture.  Push presents are traditionally given to mother’s after enduring childbirth […]

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Rap stars Cardi B and husband Offset just debuted their matching blue and green Lamborghini’s on Instagram.  Cardi captioned the photo, ‘Blessed & Gifted … Official Lamb Owners.’

Fans speculated if the cars were actually ‘push presents’ for her recent birth of their new daughter Culture.  Push presents are traditionally given to mother’s after enduring childbirth hence the name ‘push presents’ but fans believe Offset received a push present of his own.

When an overzealous fan on Hollywood Unlocked commented, “Cardi don’t even drive.  For what u need a lambo, mam? The Bronx-native jumped into the comments to respond, ‘To take pics and rap about 😂😂😂

 

Cardi’s recently announced she would not be joining Bruno Mars on tour because she underestimated the whole ‘mommy thing.’  She stated she needed to recover mentally and physically before returning to the stage. Always true to herself, the new mommy/wife is taking time to enjoy her new baby and while that decision may have been a difficult one to make…once again, we can relate!

Are Cardi B And Offset’s New Lamborghini’s Relationship Goals?

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SOURCE LATINO: Rock Steady Crew’s Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colon To Receive Hispanic Heritage Award For Culture http://thesource.com/2018/07/26/source-latino-rock-steady-crews-richard-crazy-legs-colon-to-receive-hispanic-heritage-award-for-culture/ Thu, 26 Jul 2018 21:43:09 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=455159 The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Hip Hop Legend Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Culture during the 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2018. The Awards will be broadcast nationally on PBS […]

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The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today that Hip Hop Legend Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón will receive the Hispanic Heritage Award for Culture during the 31st Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2018. The Awards will be broadcast nationally on PBS stations during Hispanic Heritage Month. Colón is being recognized for his impact on Latino, American and global culture as well as for his work as an educator and humanitarian.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards, which were created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are considered among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and are supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions. Colón will join Sister Norma Pimentel and the other Honorees who will be announced over the summer, followed by the performers, hosts, and presenters.

“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to recognize the career Crazy Legs as a Hip Hop pioneer but also for serving as a role model to young people across the world – his influence on culture continues today,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “Legs will join another remarkable class of Hispanic Heritage Awardees who represent the great value, vision and promise of our community to America and the world.”

Colón is a Bronx-born, Puerto Rican dancer, educator and pioneer recognized and respected globally for his Hip Hop and humanitarian contributions. Described as one of the most iconic Latino figures in the history of Hip Hop culture, Colón is the longtime President of the legendary dance group, Rock Steady Crew and founder of Backspin Productions, which produces the annual Rock Steady Crew Anniversaries in New York City.

Colón has been honored with countless awards throughout his career, including VH1’s Hip Hop Honors Award, Ronald McDonald House Charities Lifetime Achievement Award and Comite Noviembre’s Puerto Rican Heritage Award. He is a distinguished member of the Cornell University Hip Hop Collection Advisory Board and is featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Most recently, Colón was one of eight chosen pioneers in Google Doodle’s celebrated global interactive experience in honor of the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop. He was also recently featured on CNN’s United Shades of America to speak about the economic state of Puerto Rico—and how he’s using his name and influence to bring money and exposure to the island by way of Puerto Rock Steady. In 2018 Colon will sit on the coveted panel of judges for the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.

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SOURCE LATINO: U.S. Government Says 463 Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported Without Kids http://thesource.com/2018/07/23/source-latino-u-s-government-says-463-migrant-parents-may-have-been-deported-without-kids/ Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:15:49 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=454232 More than 450 immigrant parents who were separated from their children when they entered the United States illegally are no longer in the country though their children remain behind, according to a joint court filing on Monday by the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union. The absence of the 463 parents, which U.S. […]

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More than 450 immigrant parents who were separated from their children when they entered the United States illegally are no longer in the country though their children remain behind, according to a joint court filing on Monday by the federal government and the American Civil Liberties Union.

The absence of the 463 parents, which U.S. government lawyers said was “under review,” could impede government efforts to reunite separated families by Thursday, the deadline ordered by a federal judge. The filing did not say why the 463 parents had left the country, but government officials previously acknowledged that some parents had been deported without their children.

As of Monday, 879 parents had been reunited with their children, according to the filing.

About 2,500 children were separated from their parents after the Trump administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy in April aimed at discouraging illegal immigration. The policy was ended in June amid an international outcry about the government’s treatment of immigrant children.

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego ordered last month that the government had to reunite the children with their parents in a case brought by the ACLU.

On Monday, the government also said 917 parents were either not eligible to be reunited or not yet known to be eligible to be reunited with their child. That number includes parents no longer in the country as well as those deemed unsuitable because of criminal convictions or for other reasons.

Immigration advocates have expressed alarm about parents deported without their children, saying it can create problems with the children’s immigration cases.

While Monday’s report indicated progress with reunifications, the ACLU made clear its frustrations with the process. The rights group said it did not have a list of parents who signed a form electing to be deported without their child.

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SOURCE LATINO: Waves Of Plastic Pollution Wash Up On The Dominican Republic’s Shores http://thesource.com/2018/07/23/source-latino-waves-of-plastic-pollution-wash-up-on-the-dominican-republics-shores/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:59:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=454069 The Dominican Republic is cleaning up up tons of plastic that has all but destroyed its Caribbean shores, as authorities try to stem the tide of pollution washing up daily. A team of conversationists from the Parley group has been working with the local navy, Santo Domingo authorities and locals for the job. According to […]

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The Dominican Republic is cleaning up up tons of plastic that has all but destroyed its Caribbean shores, as authorities try to stem the tide of pollution washing up daily.

A team of conversationists from the Parley group has been working with the local navy, Santo Domingo authorities and locals for the job. According to officials, they have already scooped an estimated 60 tons of plastic.

More than 500 people have been recruited for the job but waves of new plastic trash appear on a daily basis.

The Dominican Republic is a tourist hotspot that is famous for its golden Caribbean beaches and unspoilt natural paradise. The waves of plastic not only damage the reputation of the island nation but could kill marine and bird life who become entangled in the trash.

Not just a problem for the Dominican Republic, environmentalists say plastic is emerging as a major issue for seas and oceans across the world. Environmental group Parley estimates that at least 5 trillion pieces of plastic weighing over 250,000 tonnes are flowing in the world’s oceans.

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SOURCE LATINO: U.S. Government Only United Half Of Migrant Children With Their Families http://thesource.com/2018/07/12/source-latino-u-s-government-only-united-half-of-migrant-children-with-their-families/ Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:38:41 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=452037 Federal officials said today that they had reunited 57 of 103 young migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border largely as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy on suspected illegal crossings, but they have not returned an additional 46 for cited reasons including deportation and criminal histories of some of the […]

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Federal officials said today that they had reunited 57 of 103 young migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border largely as part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy on suspected illegal crossings, but they have not returned an additional 46 for cited reasons including deportation and criminal histories of some of the adults.

The government began its first major wave of reuniting migrant children with their parents on Tuesday, the deadline set by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw for those children younger than 5. Sabraw ordered the reunifications after a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.

Of 103 children younger than 5 who were covered by the court case, 57 had been reunited as of 7 a.m. EST, officials said. Forty-six were “acknowledged by the court to be ineligible for reunification or determined by HHS, DHS and DOJ to be ineligible under court-approved criteria.”

The judge also threw out policies that called for background checks of other adults in the household, establishment of a care plan, and home visits — unless officials have specific concerns they can explain and justify. Criminal background checks will still be run on the parents.

Twenty-two of the 46 remaining children were declared ineligible for reunification because of safety concerns posed by the adults in their cases, including serious criminal histories and adults determined not to be a parent, according to HHS.

Eleven adults have serious criminal histories, including charges or convictions for child cruelty, kidnapping, murder, human smuggling and domestic violence, according to HHS. Seven adults were determined not to be a parent, one had a falsified birth certificate, one was alleged to have abused the child, one planned to house the child with an adult charged with sexually abusing a child and one is being treated for a communicable disease, according to HHS.

An additional 24 children were declared not eligible because of various circumstances of the adults, 12 have been deported, nine are in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, two are in the custody of state jails and the location of one has been unknown for over a year.

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Judge Rejects Trump Request for Long-Term Detention of Immigrant Children http://thesource.com/2018/07/10/judge-rejects-trump-request-for-long-term-detention-of-immigrant-children/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 12:25:38 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=451361 A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border. Los Angeles U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed as “dubious” and “unconvincing” the U.S. Justice Department’s […]

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A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Los Angeles U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee dismissed as “dubious” and “unconvincing” the U.S. Justice Department’s proposal to modify a 1997 settlement known as the Flores Agreement, which says that children cannot be held in detention for long periods.

The government made its request in June after public outcry over its policy of separating children from parents who entered the United States illegally. A judge in a different case in San Diego ordered the government last month to reunite the families it had separated.

The government asserted in its Flores filing that the San Diego ruling would necessitate longer-term detention of children since that would be the only way to both reunite them with their parents and keep the parents incarcerated during their immigration proceedings. Judge Gee rejected that argument.

“Parents who cross the border will not be released and must choose between remaining in family custody with their children pending immigration proceedings or requesting separation from their children so the child may be placed with a sponsor,” Gee said.

Gee called the administration’s request for relief from the Flores agreement a cynical attempt… to shift responsibility to the judiciary for over 20 years of congressional inaction and ill-considered executive action.”

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Maryland Governor Latest To Withdraw Border Support Due To Trump’s Separation of Families Policy http://thesource.com/2018/06/19/maryland-governor-withdraw-border-support-trumps-separation-of-families-policy/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:43:39 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=447499 It’s no secret that Trump and his administration has drawn very harsh criticism over his separation policy of migrant children and their parents, now the governor of Maryland has joined the protest in a major way; by withdrawing Nationa Guard helicopter support and assistance from New Mexico until the inhumane separations stop. According to published reports, Maryland’s Republican governor Larry […]

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It’s no secret that Trump and his administration has drawn very harsh criticism over his separation policy of migrant children and their parents, now the governor of Maryland has joined the protest in a major way; by withdrawing Nationa Guard helicopter support and assistance from New Mexico until the inhumane separations stop.

According to published reports, Maryland’s Republican governor Larry Hogan has officially taken action against the Trump administration for the heinous policy and vows that Maryland troops will not assist any further until the policy is changed.

“Washington has failed again & again to deliver needed immigration reform – Congress and the administration must step up and work together to fix our broken system. Immigration enforcement efforts should focus on criminals, not separating innocent children from their families,” Gov. Hogan said via Twitter.

Hogan was the second Republican governor to take action against the Trump administration’s policy. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday scrapped plans to send a National Guard helicopter and military analysts to the border due to  “the inhumane treatment of children” according to his spokeswoman.

Many Democratic governors have made similar pledges. On Tuesday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) recalled four Virginia National Guard soldiers and a helicopter.

“When Virginia deployed these resources to the border, we expected that they would play a role in preventing criminals, drug runners and other threats to our security from crossing into the United States — not supporting a policy of arresting families and separating children from their parents,” Northam told the Washington Post in a statement.

Politicians aren’t the only ones showing disgust for the atrocities committed against these migrant families, John Legend recently tweeted his outrage at House Speaker Paul Ryan on Father’s day, tweeting “Seriously, f*ck you”, after Ryan shared a heartfelt video about his own journey to fatherhood.

Despite the scrutiny, the current administration contends that it is the policy of their Democratic counterparts who have allowed the inhumane treatment of children at the border while refusing to speak on their intentions to rectify the issue.

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SOURCE LATINO: Illegal Immigrant Making Pizza Delivery In NYC Arrested By ICE Agents http://thesource.com/2018/06/07/source-latino-illegal-immigrant-making-pizza-delivery-in-nyc-arrested-by-ice-agents/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:07:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=445401 He was just trying to make a living to take care of his family in the land of opportunity, but that opportunity has become a nightmare for Pablo Villavicencio. The pizza delivery man was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation after delivering a pizza to a military base in Brooklyn, […]

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He was just trying to make a living to take care of his family in the land of opportunity, but that opportunity has become a nightmare for Pablo Villavicencio.

The pizza delivery man was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation after delivering a pizza to a military base in Brooklyn, New York on June 1.

Villavicencio’s wife, Sandra Chica, said Villavicencio was then taken to an immigration jail in Manhattan, where he contacted her, according to a report from El Diario, a Hispanic newspaper in the NYC area.

“As usual, he went to the military base to deliver a pizza order. But this time, the guard, whom he identified as African American, asked him for a valid identification document, and since he didn’t have one, the soldier called immigration to arrest him,” Chica told reporters.

Chica, who is an American citizen, said she met Villavicencio five years ago, got married and now have two daughters. In February, they began to apply for Villavicencio to get residency status.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams (D) and City Council Member Justin Brannan (D), both whom represent Fort Hamilton, are expected to ask for answers concerning Villavicencio’s arrest. Activists have called for Villavicencio to be released, for an investigation of the Brooklyn military base and for the base to stop collaborating with ICE.

TheSource.com will provide updates to this story as it develops.

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SOURCE LATINO: Court Forces Puerto Rico To Release Official Number Of Hurricane Maria Related Deaths http://thesource.com/2018/06/06/source-latino-court-forces-puerto-rico-to-release-official-number-of-hurricane-maria-related-deaths/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:15:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=445163 Puerto Rico’s government said Tuesday it will comply with a court ruling that orders officials to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory amid allegations that the official death toll of 64 is severely undercounted. The court said in its ruling earlier in the day that the government also has […]

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Puerto Rico’s government said Tuesday it will comply with a court ruling that orders officials to release all death certificates issued after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory amid allegations that the official death toll of 64 is severely undercounted.

The court said in its ruling earlier in the day that the government also has to turn over other information, including copies of all burial and cremation permits issued after the Category 4 storm and allow access to the demographic registrar’s database that details causes of death.

The government has seven days to comply with the ruling, which responds to a lawsuit filed by CNN and Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism.

The ruling comes just days after Puerto Rico’s Institute of Statistics filed a lawsuit against the island’s health department and demographic registry seeking more data on the number of deaths reported after Maria. Hours after that lawsuit was filed, the health department said that an additional 1,397 overall deaths were reported from September to December in 2017, compared with the same period the previous year. However, officials did not provide causes of death for any of the 11,459 total people deceased during the period.

A Harvard study published last week estimates that there were up to 4,600 more deaths than usual in the three months after Maria, although some independent experts questioned the methods and the number in that study. Previous studies have found that the number of direct and indirect hurricane-related deaths is higher than the official toll, including a 2017 report that said there were nearly 500 more deaths than usual on the island in September.

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Cardi B Teases ‘I Like It’ Music Video http://thesource.com/2018/05/29/cardi-like-it-music-video/ Tue, 29 May 2018 11:58:00 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=443752 Although Cardi B is nesting until it’s time to embark on a tour with Bruno Mars, she’s making sure her presence is still felt. Fresh off the release of the music video for “Be Careful” last week, Bardi is back with more visuals. The Bronx rapper took to Instagram to give her fans a preview […]

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Although Cardi B is nesting until it’s time to embark on a tour with Bruno Mars, she’s making sure her presence is still felt.

Fresh off the release of the music video for “Be Careful” last week, Bardi is back with more visuals. The Bronx rapper took to Instagram to give her fans a preview of the video for the Latin-infused record, “I Like It,” featuring J. Balvin and Bad Bunny.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper admitted that she was five months pregnant shooting all of her music videos. However, she still looks stunning, and Baby Bardi is secured under the Celia Cruz-inspired garments.

There’s no telling whether Balvin or Bunny will be featured in the video from the preview, but it will certainly be lit AF. “I Like It” is set to premiere on YouTube this morning. Check out the teaser below:

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The Aaron Schlossberg Apology Tour: Too Little, Too Late? http://thesource.com/2018/05/24/the-aaron-schlossberg-apology-tour-too-little-too-late/ Thu, 24 May 2018 20:43:36 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442944 There’s nothing left to do but apologize when it all falls down, and that’s just what social pariah Aaron Schlossberg is doing right about now. Karma has come full circle for the embattled lawyer. After not just one, but a series of racist rants have come to light, Schlossberg is starting to feel the after effects of his […]

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There’s nothing left to do but apologize when it all falls down, and that’s just what social pariah Aaron Schlossberg is doing right about now.

Karma has come full circle for the embattled lawyer. After not just one, but a series of racist rants have come to light, Schlossberg is starting to feel the after effects of his actions. Others might argue that it’s become a pattern of behavior, especially when three separate viral videos contain Aaron’s rants against people he deems to not be his equal.

Equal as in, not American.

Well for one, New Yorkers were not here for it. Besides Schlossberg losing his law firm lease, his privacy, getting the radar of a U.S. Representative and dropping to a single star review on Google and Yelp, there’s one more punishment that New Yorkers feel fit the crime: a mariachi band and Latin music outside his home. Yep, since Schlossberg revealed his distress with Hispanics, they decided to bring the culture front and center to his doorstep.

As seen here in the short clip above, the language that offended Schlossberg oh-so much was blared straight into his home.  It wasn’t just the band, either. New Yorkers of all races have joined in on this hard lesson in empathy and tolerance.

Of course, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back — probably his bank account, too — and caused Schlossberg to issue a formal apology via Twitter.

In the words of Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams, this all just seems  “too much, too little, too late.” His actions have created enough negative drama that a simple apology won’t do the job. This is what three years of bigoted antics on the Internet will earn a person. A verbal apology to victims of his oral onslaught is what would be the least he can do during this current moment of intense race relations in America.

However, when the President of the United States can reduce Hispanic illegal immigrants to mere “animals” and get away with it, the idea of Schlossberg doing the same becomes only a footnote in the fight for equality and acceptance. When Donald Trump can double down on his “sh*thole countries” statement by stripping the humanity of another race of people, that’s a really big problem. When Trump supporters in law enforcement can co-sign “The Donald’s” statement, saying it was directed merely at MS-13 — a Hispanic gang composed of Salvadoran members — then we understand why this type of behavior seems like it would be tolerated in the first place.

What’s worse is that there are politicians on the right side of the aisle that feel no need to correct Trump. We vilify the Aaron Schlossbergs of the world when politicians post statements like this:

While MS-13 has been especially problematic in places like Long Island, NY, stripping them of their humanity does leave room for civil rights injustices to occur. Humans of every race around the globe commit violent crimes and crimes against their fellow man. Even at the height of Mob corruption in New York City and Chicago, those criminal actions never caused them to be deemed “animals.” The “mob wives” of NYC and Chicago even got hit VH1 television shows!

Mankind has a less-than-stellar history of how it treats ethnic people who weren’t considered “human.” In 2018, we just really need to do better.

 

 

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New Jersey Resident Sues State Over Segregated Schools http://thesource.com/2018/05/18/new-jersey-resident-sues-state-over-segregated-schools/ Fri, 18 May 2018 15:30:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=442271 A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit against the state on Thursday (May 17) in an attempt to force local officials to do away with de-facto segregation in schools. The New York Times reported that Christian Estevez, who is Dominican, filed the lawsuit with the support of community groups, parents and even  children. Estevez’s ultimate […]

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A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit against the state on Thursday (May 17) in an attempt to force local officials to do away with de-facto segregation in schools.

The New York Times reported that Christian Estevez, who is Dominican, filed the lawsuit with the support of community groups, parents and even  children. Estevez’s ultimate goal is to allow for students in New Jersey to be able to attend schools outside of their municipality. He’s one of about twelve plaintiffs in the case.

This suit comes on the 64th anniversary of the landmark decision Brown V. Board of Education that ruled school segregation unconstitutional.

“The promise of Brown is not being realized in New Jersey,” Estevez told The New York Times. He continued  by adding, “If you look at a lot of the issues we are having right now in our society, it has a lot to do with the fact that people don’t know each other, and don’t interact with each other, and this creates misunderstanding and animosity. And so it’s important as a society, we think, that people be together, and that they learn side by side.”

Estevez is also the president of the Latino Action Network in New Jersey. Latino Action Network is a grassroots organization that engages in community issues relevant to Latinos in the United States.

According to a UCLA study, New Jersey is the sixth most segregated state for Black students and seventh for Latino students, which is surprising due to the fact that New Jersey is one of the few states where de-facto segregation was ruled unconstitutional.

Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Gary Stein told The New York Times that the de-facto segregation in New Jersey is “an embarrassment.”

“We have segregation at a level that is just intolerable for a state like ours, and we have never addressed it,” Stein told the newspaper.

 

Here’s what some people are saying about this issue over on Twitter:

 

 

Image: NJ Spotlight

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Jennifer Lopez to Perform at 2018 Billboard Music Awards http://thesource.com/2018/05/09/jennifer-lopez-billboard/ Wed, 09 May 2018 14:36:50 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=440901 Jennifer Lopez made an appearance on the Today Show this morning, and announced that she will be hitting the stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The superstar premiered her new song “El Anillo” at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month, and came through dripping with a fire performance. The 48-year-old is no stranger […]

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Jennifer Lopez made an appearance on the Today Show this morning, and announced that she will be hitting the stage at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

The superstar premiered her new song “El Anillo” at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last month, and came through dripping with a fire performance.

The 48-year-old is no stranger to the Billboard stage. She first performed at the 1999 ceremony, and for several occasions after that.

J. Lo sold more than 75 million albums during her illustrious career, and can dance her ass off. So this is sure to be a memorable performance.

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SOURCE LATINO: Puerto Rico Hit With Island-Wide Blackout http://thesource.com/2018/04/18/source-latino-puerto-rico-hit-with-island-wide-blackout/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:04:03 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=437145 Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press has reported, suffering unstable power grid following hurricane on Wednesday. The hurricane inflicted widespread damage to homes and infrastructure when it hit Puerto Rico in September, including wiping out power across the Caribbean […]

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Puerto Rico, suffering from an unstable power grid since Hurricane Maria, has been hit by an island-wide power outage, the Associated Press has reported, suffering unstable power grid following hurricane on Wednesday.

The hurricane inflicted widespread damage to homes and infrastructure when it hit Puerto Rico in September, including wiping out power across the Caribbean island.

This just adds insult to injury after last year’s hurricane left the island crippled for most of 2017.

TheSource.com will update this story as it develops.

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Kap G Teams Up With Atlanta Hawks http://thesource.com/2018/03/07/kap-g-teams-atlanta-hawks/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:08:18 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=432878 The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced several promo events to highlight the diversity of the city of Atlanta. On March 13 it will also include a live performance by Kap G. The events will take place before the team’s second annual Unity Game on march 15 against the Charlotte Hornets. Kap G will also be […]

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The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced several promo events to highlight the diversity of the city of Atlanta. On March 13 it will also include a live performance by Kap G. The events will take place before the team’s second annual Unity Game on march 15 against the Charlotte Hornets.

Kap G will also be contributing with an upcoming performance as part of the team’s in-game concert series. The College Park, Georgia, born artist, who scored a gold-certified single with his song “Girlfriend”, will perform during the diverse event series leading to the second annual unity game.

Known for rapping about his Mexican heritage, Kap G’s performance supports the National Basketball Association’s “Noches Éne-Bé-A” initiative, celebrating NBA fans and players across Latin America and U.S. Latins communities. That night the in-arena Hawks Shop and HawksShop.com will offer co-branded Kap G merchandise for sale as well. It will be a limited-edition “It’s a Marvelous Day” themed T-shirt. “It’s a Marvelous Day” is Kap G’s latest single from his new EP Mood.

“Being from ‘The A,’ this opportunity means the world to me,” said Kap G. “I love my Latin heritage and it’s an honor that I’ll get to share that with Hawks fans and my city. I want all of my fans to come out to the game and help me celebrate this historic moment.”

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SOURCE LATINO: FEMA Will Continue To Ship Food And Water To Puerto Rico Despite Previous Reports http://thesource.com/2018/01/31/source-latino-fema-will-continue-ship-food-water-puerto-rico-despite-previous-reports/ Thu, 01 Feb 2018 02:22:11 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=428536 The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday it would continue providing water, meals and other essentials to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico despite earlier reports its humanitarian mission in the U.S. territory would end on Wednesday. “There was never, and is not now, a decision to stop distributing commodities on the island,” FEMA said in […]

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The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday it would continue providing water, meals and other essentials to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico despite earlier reports its humanitarian mission in the U.S. territory would end on Wednesday.

“There was never, and is not now, a decision to stop distributing commodities on the island,” FEMA said in a statement on Wednesday evening.

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria, which hit on Sept. 20. The storm killed dozens and left the entire island without power at a time when it was already trudging through the largest government bankruptcy in U.S. history, with some $120 billion in combined bond and pension debt.

Some Puerto Rican and U.S. politicians had criticized FEMA this week after NPR reported on Monday that FEMA’s mission in Puerto Rico was coming to an end, citing a spokesman for the agency.

On Tuesday, FEMA reversed course, saying the initial Jan. 31 end date had been relayed in error.

Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, speaking on the Senate Floor on Monday, had said it would be “unconscionable” and “a travesty” to cut off aid in Puerto Rico, where nearly a third of the island’s 3.4 million U.S. citizens still lack power more than four months after the storm.

Eventually, FEMA will hand over responsibility for humanitarian aid to Puerto Rico’s government.

Amid the confusion over the timing of that transition, Puerto Rico’s public safety director, Hector Pesquera, said on Tuesday his administration was still negotiating with FEMA on the timing of the handover.

“We have yet to finish the discussions about when the transition should start,” Pesquera said. “It is important to note that this transition period should last at least two weeks.”

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SOURCE LATINO: Detroit-Based Immigrant Deported To Mexico After 30 Years In U.S. http://thesource.com/2018/01/16/source-latino-detroit-based-immigrant-deported-to-mexico-after-30-years-in-u-s/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:29:13 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=426076 After spending three decades in the United States, a 39-year-old Michigan man was sent back to Mexico by ICE agents, according to the Detroit Free Press. Jorge Garcia was only 10 when he came to the US with his family. He was a child of undocumented immigrants. Today, Garcia is married with two children, all […]

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After spending three decades in the United States, a 39-year-old Michigan man was sent back to Mexico by ICE agents, according to the Detroit Free Press. Jorge Garcia was only 10 when he came to the US with his family. He was a child of undocumented immigrants.

Today, Garcia is married with two children, all of which are full US citizens. Previously, Garcia would be allowed to remain in the states after so many years but with the recent crackdown on immigrants under the Trump administration, he has been ordered to vacate.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Garcia said goodbye to his family at the Detroit Metro Airport on Monday. ICE agents escorted him onto a plane bound for Mexico.

Garcia told the paper that he had requested for ICE to wait until new DACA legislation is passed, but the agency denied his request.

Garcia said that he feels sad and worries about how his family will adapt without him being there to support them. The report acknowledged that Garcia is not allowed to reenter the United States for at least 10 years.

Garcia had been facing an order of removal from immigration courts since 2009, but under the previous administration, he had been given stays of removal. But because of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, Garcia was ordered in November to return to Mexico. His supporters say he has no criminal record — not even a traffic ticket — and pays taxes every year.

Nevertheless, Garcia had to be removed, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On Monday morning, accompanied by ICE agents at Detroit Metro Airport, Garcia went through security as supporters around him held up signs that read, “Stop Separating Families.”

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Love and Hip Hop’s Amara Del Negra Signs Multi-Album Deal http://thesource.com/2018/01/05/amara-del-negra-signs-deal/ Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:58:05 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=425044 Dominican artist, Amara Del Negra has signed a multi-album deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG. This announcement follows the premiere of the new series of VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop Miami, the fourth different city the network has gone to for its Love and Hip Hop franchise. The “Se Que Soy” artist shared her joy […]

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Dominican artist, Amara Del Negra has signed a multi-album deal with Fast Life Entertainment Worldwide and BMG. This announcement follows the premiere of the new series of VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop Miami, the fourth different city the network has gone to for its Love and Hip Hop franchise.

The “Se Que Soy” artist shared her joy in signing the deal on Instagram. VH1.com translated the Spanish written caption on Del Negra’s Instagram post.

“I left the past behind and decided to focus on me! My career! And my goals! I always said “God’s Time is Perfect!” For those who did not believe in me … I warn you that NOW THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD! Thank God! My mom! My fans! My Followers! My manager and the President of the BMG label And all those who have supported me a thousand thanks. You are part of my achievements and where I want it to be, I will always proudly carry the flag of the Dominican Republic!”

In the first episode of the new show, Del Negra has a scene in the studio with producer, Elijah “Young Hollywood” Sarraga who scolds the Afro-Latina singer for not having a “cookie cutter” look. An intense argument ensues that involves what could be perceived as racially charged and sexist rhetoric from the male producer.

At this point, there has to be some level of regret on Young Hollywood’s mind now that Amara is looking to release her first single as a signed artist in the first quarter of this year. Del Negra seems to be an early favorite on Love and Hip Hop Miami which has had a few noteworthy cast members become stars following their reality show stardom. K. Michelle got a big boost in popularity after starring in Love and Hip Hop Atlanta – and she now enjoys a successful career having released her fourth studio album since appearing on the reality show.

Love and Hip Hop also gave “Bartier Cardi” artist Cardi B a huge boost when fans saw her bubbly, ratchet yet entertaining personality on their TV screens for the first time. Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is now a three times platinum record.

Amara Del Negra be the next breakout star from Love and Hip Hop. At the very least, she is off to a great start.

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