Marc Anthony Named Person of the Years by Latin Grammy’s

Singer, songwriter Marc Anthony will be honored as person of the year at the 2016 Latin Grammy’s for his contribution and career in latin music. Marc Anthony is proud to be Puerto Rican and grew up in New York where his singing talent was evident at an early age.

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CL, The Biggest Asian Female Rapper

The biggest Asian female rapper known simply as CL, is growing her popularity and extremely well known in the Asian American community, especially among millennials. CL continues to grow her name by performing with top hit makers like  Diplo, who called her the “the Nicki Minaj” of K-Pop.

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Guatemala’s Hidden Gem

Since leaving her native home in Guatemala to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles, singer songwriter Gaby Moreno released her 5th full length album “Ilusión” in early September to much critical acclaim. Moreno has been establishing herself in the music industry for some time now and has reached great musical success.

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“Get Out”- A Horror Film About Race in America

With lots of reactions and conversation on social media, about the trailer for “Get Out”, written and directed by Jordan Peele of Key & Peele. There is no denying the film touches on sensitive topics in America that people are not willing to fully address.      

For Jordan Peele, the film is his directorial debut and brings to life his real passion, horror films. Peele’s describes the film as “a satirical, sort of horror, social world that brings a comedic aspect to such sensitive topics. Based on the trailer, people have been reacting to multiple issues addressed in the trailer like systemic racism, interracial relationships, stereotypes, and white privilege. Horror films have a reputation for killing off black characters fairly quickly. The lead is a black man (Daniel Kaluuya), which is already atypical of a horror movie.

 

 

People have been very positive about the film on social media by commenting on racial issues they have experienced themselves. Some people are also just freaked out about the horror aspect of the film. But this is the reaction Peele was going for as it sparks the conversation and causes a reaction from it’s audience. Peele describes it as getting a “very physical kind of reaction. It’s about tension and it’s about the release of tension”. With a release date not until February 24th, 2017, Peele has already left an impact with his audience.

Watch the trailer: Get Out

 

The Potential Impact of Blacks and Latinos On Presidential Politics

With election season in full swing in Iowa and New Hampshire, politics has been popping up more and more in recent weeks. Fusion broadcast the Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum on Monday to discuss minority issues, which is a must watch. But Brent Wilkes wrote an incredibly important article on the heels of the Forum as well. Wilkes article details how Black and Latino people in Iowa can potential change Presidential politics.

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The “Model Minority” Myth

Asian-Americans are one of the fastest growing groups in the country and will be the largest immigrant group in the U.S. by 2065, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. They are also widely described as being more educated and better off than the average American. But the positive narrative of upward mobility can be damaging when it masks poor Asian-American communities.
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Paris Reeling From Terrorist Attacks

Friday night, in the center of Paris, hundreds of people were gunned down as they enjoyed the warm November weather, ate dinner or took in a show. At this point, 129 have died. In a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, Islamic State promised more horror to come and called France a “capital of prostitution and obscenity.”
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