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LaBodega: The Diane Guerrero Immigration Story @DJGojabean

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Diane Guerrero is back in her role as inmate Maritza Ramos. In the new season, the feisty, silly, and quick-witted “Colombian Barbie” is enjoying her freedom after getting released from jail. Maritza goes out to a club and hooks up with an NBA player who offers to fly her out to Los Angeles to visit him. Instead, she parties with a friend. Caught with no ID, she gets hauled backed to Litchfield Penitentiary, but this time as an undocumented detainee.

The story-line is one that will hit hard with viewers who have been witnessing Donald Trump’s remaking of the nation’s immigration system,central theme of his presidency that will continue through-ought his term. OITNB tackles the issues surrounding immigration from raids to the treatment of detainees in detention, family separations, and mistaken identity.

“I couldn’t think of a better platform for [discussing immigration issues],” said Guerrero, at the premiere of the seventh season. “Orange is the New Black is about the prison system and how it affects all of us and how it affects women and how it affects women of color, in particular. I would be so surprised if Orange did not tackle this issue. We are telling different stories, and I am so glad that I am a part of that.”

By the middle of the series, viewers learn Maritza is in fact born in Colombia and see her deported back to a country she doesn’t know. Guerrero herself is one of many US citizens who have personally experienced the painful truth that is our immigration system. Guerrero’s parents and older brother were deported when she was 14. “This is something that we are all living,” she explained. “I would hope that, although not everyone has not experienced family separation, that we are at least a little more aware of what’s going on. I know that I am not the only one living and seeing the images of children in cages and overpopulated cages.”

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Guerrero was the only member of her immediate family with U.S. citizenship living in Boston, while her family was sent back to Colombia after unsuccessfully pursuing an adjustment of their legal status. Friends and neighbors took her in. “I hope that people watching this can just put themselves in that situation for a second and understand that this is happening in our country and this is very real, It affects a lot people and will not go away,” Guerrero said.

Guerrero, an outspoken advocate for immigration reform, said it’s trauma for generations to come. “I know it because I’ve lived it. I really don’t have to dive too deeply to know what this is like. I know what it is like personally although it happened [over] 15 years ago, but I also know that I see it, I see the images every day.”

How was she able to survive such a profoundly painful experience? Guerrero confidently said, “I’m brave, baby. But we are not all built that way. My community has helped a lot and being a part of this community has been super helpful. The reason I came out with this story and was honest about my life was I was hugely inspired by our show runner, by the women that I work with, their incredible stories and their advocacy and activism.”

Guerrero, who has volunteered with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), a nonprofit organization providing technical assistance to immigration law practitioners and community-based organizations, provided words of encouragement particularly for the children of undocumented. “You are not alone. I know I felt alone for a very long time, but once you realize that you are not, you can take a real hold of your life,” she said. “Reach out to people who are going through this. They belong here just like I belonged here. You belong here and we all belong here. Hopefully, we will see some changes soon. That will require a huge part in the public and how we vote. And just a little more consideration in who goes in office from the local level up.”

 

 

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LaBodega: “El Secreto de Selena” @DJGojabean

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Maya Zapata portrays Selena Quintanilla in Telemundo’s “El Secreto de Selena”

Telemundo has released the first trailer for the new series El Secreto de Selena(Selena’s Secret).

The one-minute clip shows a ring falling to the ground and revisits the moment Arrarás goes on-air to announce the death of Selena Quintanilla. Then, the trailer shows fragments of scenes from the trial of Yolanda Saldivar (Selena’s convicted murderer) and showcases Saldivar’s behavior during different key moments, ranging from Selena’s wedding to Chris Perez to heavy discussions with the late singer.

Selena in the press room at the 1994 Grammy Awards in New York City. 

Selena Quintanilla fans will now have a reason to know more details about their idol. Telemundo has announced the date for the premiere of its new series El Secreto de Selena (Selena’s Secret), the revealing story behind the death of the Tex Mex queen, which will premiere on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10pm/9c.

Selena’s Secret is an adaptation of the book also named El Secreto de Selenawritten by Telemundo journalist Maria Celeste Arrarás and published in 1997. The series will be based around the investigation and trial of Selena’s murder and will reveal  details of Arrarás’s investigation and journey during her assignment as well as details of her interview opportunity with Yolanda Saldivar, Selena’s murderess.

Arrarás participated in the series creation and co-executive produced it with Fernando Barbosa, Luis Balaguer, Leonardo Aranguibel and Francisco Cordero.  Also, the series was produced by Buena Vista Original Productions, Moconoco, LatinWE, and BTF Media.

El Secreto de Selena is set to premiere Sunday, Aug. 25, on Telemundo.

 

 

 

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The King of Flawless

As a active Dj in a huge market of great music ,I recieve thousands of submissions monthly. Recently I’ve recieved a submission from the first artist that stood out to me in a long time and im eager to hear more from him . Nehemiah Simmons aka NC Simmons is Texas native born and raised , and with his newest single “Flawless People” he’s sure to stand out in state where “Everything is Big”.

KR. Tell us where you from and tell us about yourself as a musician.

NC. I’m from Diboll,Tx about a hour and a half from Houston, Tx. I’ve been doing music for over 10 years. Through that time I’ve learned alot and accomplished alot.

KR. What inspired you to do music ?

NC. Life inspired me to do music. I’ve always had the ability to speak on certain subjects and it touch homebase. Now I’m just doing it through songs.

KR. Tell us about your forthcoming project and how you expect to impact your listeners.

NC. Currently I’m not working on any full projects. Right now singles are driving me so that’s where my focus has been.

KR. Where can we find your most recent music ?

NC. My recent music is on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Etc.

KR. How can potential fans and followers find via social media ?

NC.  I’m on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. All under the name ncsimmons3 so hit me up or follow me. I’ll do the same.

KR. Catch NC Simmons newest release “Flawless People” on my upcoming mixtape “Tilt my Crown Vol.2”

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The Quest Chronicles: Southern Disaster

The southern gentleman. A women’s dream. Well mannered, hospitable, with that cute accent, SOLD! Well, I thought I was, but based off what I recently experienced, let’s just say TIME HAS CHANGED!

I recently moved to the south from my home state Connecticut. As I began to adjust, it’s been all work no play so I decided to live a little. Let’s see what these southern men are all about & they came flooded! I’m a workaholic so I’m use to being around my music colleagues. This is my first time being around normal men on the regular.
I noticed a pattern with each man that approached me. They were either already in a relationship, a male thot or married. For a moment I questioned myself. Am I coming off as a certain type of female? If so, I need to reevaluate my life! Then with the quickness, I said I need to stop tripping. I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m out here minding my business, dressed appropriate, well manned, soft spoken with a beautiful smile. I’m not giving off that “bust down thotiana” vibes so it must be them.
Many of them hasn’t even made it passed a conversation let alone a date.
1st Guy: I have a “friend” but it’s not serious because we’re not married.
Uummmm does she know she’s just a friend?
2nd Guy: Your voice gives me a hard on & make me wanna do some things. I’m about to hop in the shower to cool off, you want to video chat & watch?
Uummmmm I don’t know you like that.
3rd Guy: I’m in town on business, I have an ole lady at home. I just want a female to kick it with while I’m here.
Uummmmm am I an escort?
4th Guy: Why you playing with me? When you gonna let me get that kitty kat. You can’t be stingy.
Uummmmm, leave my vagina out of this!
5th Guy: I got money, I want to take care of you. I’m married but I still want to have fun. You like married men right?
Uummmm wait…WHAT??!!!!
There were a few more but you get my drift. Now by no means am I saying all men are like this. You know my blog is my personal experiences & everything from MY perspective. All I’m saying is, this is not a great start to trying to get to know new people.
I honestly want to just get back in my work bubble & call it day like I was doing before because this is too much! I have much more to say but I’ll keep that for my up & coming book so stay tuned.
Please leave your comments & thoughts because you know I love to hear from you!

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Email me topics to discuss & QUESTions you may have. To learn more about me or to hear about certain topics in dept please download my app “T-Quest” in your google play store & visit my website GottaLoveMeWorld.com

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[ENTERTAINMENT] REMY MA BEING INVESTIGATED FOR ASSAULT

New York, NY – Remy Ma is reportedly being investigated by the NYPD for an alleged assault on Love & Hip Hop: New York star Brittney Taylor. According to Page Six, Taylor told police Remy punched her in the right eye at about 9:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday (April 16) at Irving Plaza.
Remy was at the venue to perform at the “Pretty Lou Benefit Concert.”

HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE SHE IS STILL UNDER PAROLE ; HER ASS WILL BE BACK UPSTATE

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[PRODUCER] ” NEW MUSIC FROM SLIM HOOD AND PLATINUM PLUS”

Slim Hood Orchestrates the Sexy on His New Mix Tape

After his last single Comin’ Over (Da Baby ft. DJ Luke Nasty) hit the billboard charts, super producer Slim Hood makes another attempt at creating music for those “adult hours”, with his new mix tape She Platinum.(click link for download)

The 10 track collective features everything from R&B to trap but all for the grown and even sexier. Slim hooks up with some familiar names such as Dj Luke Nasty (On The Way, Might Be) and Mel Silas (About Last Night, Wan Do) and introduces some new artists such as Ty Cartel and Jae Gee.

She Platinum showcases Slim Hood’s diversity as a producer, with his ability to create everything from love songs to stripper anthems. With no doubt about it, no matter your taste, She Platinum is sure to get you right.

More About Slim Hood….

Owner of Platinum Plus Studio in Charlotte, NC; Michael Warlick aka Slim Hood has made a name for himself as a hip-hop producer. Starting out as a mobile producer out the back of his 93’ Toyota, Slim was able to work his way from $10.00 beats with local artists to industry placements with Bankroll Fresh, RichTheKid, Fetty Wap and more. For more information o

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“Media Pass ” Fleet djs of Georgia ft; Artist “SIRE”

Sire is the breakout star of Lifetime Networks “The Rap Game” from Executive Producers Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri
J-Lee “Sire” Haulcy, 15, “The Yung King of Hip Hop” is a hip hop artist, actor, and television personality from Saginaw, MI by way of Atlanta, GA. At just 15 years of age Sire has had many notable accomplishments. He was the youngest emcee invited to join the UBL as well as one of the youngest featured artist on Cypher Circuit and 16 Bars of Real Rap. As a spokesperson for then First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign, Sire worked with the likes of Beyonće, Doug E. Fresh and Dr, Oz, encouraging kids across the country to “Drink Wat-aah”. Sire is also an IMDB accredited actor with several film credits as well as a professional model and a well accomplished motivational speaker who recently added Youth Correspondent to his resume. Being an emcee has always been at the heart of Sire. From a very young age Sire began to hone his craft freestyling, writing songs and eventually making records. Everything that he has accomplished has led to his breakout moment as a contestant on season five of the Lifetime Networks hit series “The Rap Game”. Executive produced by Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri (who hosts the show) this show follows six aspiring rappers, challenging them to freestyle, flow and rhyme their way to victory. In what is being called “The Most Intense Season Yet” season five showcases Sire as he works with legends like Lil Jon, Killer Mike, and Will.I.Am. You can follow Sire and support his #YungWor1d movement on IG, Twitter and FB @Sire_YD1. His motto is Peace and Love and his mission statement is (UMI) Uplift, Motivate & Inspire. For further information or bookings email booking4sire@gmail.com

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B2K Talk To Ebony Magazine About Being Back!

B2K are definitely making headlines with this millennium tour. It is a real experience for them, and they sat down with Ebony to talk about it. From the fans that grew up with them, their kids excited to watch them do their thing, the growth they see themselves as professional performers, to the vip b2k “Club B2K” experience after the show. Watch the interview here.

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[EVENTS] WU TANG ON TOUR THIS SUMMER {BEE SEASON}

Wu-Tang Clan is embarking on a sizable worldwide run this summer in support of the 25th anniversary of Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The celebrated Hip Hop collective announced a string of U.S. tour dates (which yes, is in North America) via Instagram on Tuesday (February 26).
“Wu-Tang Clan is going worldwide!” the caption reads. “Catch us this Spring/Summer in the UK & EU on the Gods of Rap Tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul + come celebrate 25 years of Enter The Wu Tang: 36 Chambers as we make our way across The States.

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“NEWS” EL CHAPO FOUND GUILTY

JOAQUIN GUZMAN Loera is going away—potentially forever. El Chapo was found guilty today, February 12, on 10 federal criminal counts. The Former DRUG LORD will die in prison. He left the court in good spirits while his family was in tears. The DEA and FBI for years let the Drug Cartels do busy and make it seem like they are fighting crime while they just let the drug crews buy old guns and kill eachother in third world countries. “El Chapo will rot in prison now; The F.b.i. will create another mega Drug Lord to take down and have another show and pony show in the next couple years.

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