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Gina Rodriquez with her father Genaro Rodriguez.

Gina Rodriguez is under fire for her anti-Blackness once again. This time, the ‘Jane the Virgin’ actress has been caught using the n-word while singing along to a song by The Fugees.

https://twitter.com/myoreads/status/1184166015271362560

The video, originally uploaded to her Instagram Story, features Rodriguez singing along to the 1996 hit “Ready or Not” as her makeup is being applied. Now removed from her feed, the actress has been quick to issue a lackluster apology to anyone that was potentially offended by her actions.

https://twitter.com/StLeprechaunPat/status/1184189810510094337

Blurting out “Fronting n*ggas give me the hee-bee-gee-bees”, Gina Rodriguez is being gathered across social media for her use of the n-word. But this isn’t the first time the actress has been chastised for her problematic behavior. Rodriguez’s storied history of anti-Blackness includes several “All Lives Matter” tirades and most recently, she was called out for attempting to overshadow Yara Shahidi while doing a press run for Smallfoot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux-tr4gGhVA&feature=youtu.be

Roughly one year ago, Rodriguez and Shahidi sat down with Xilla Valentine to discuss the child-friendly flick when things went left. Stating that Yara was “goals for so many young Black women”, Xilla was quickly interrupted by Rodriguez who undercut the upcoming question by broadening the audience in an “all women matter”-style gesture. But it wasn’t long until Rodriguez defaulted to Latina pride when she was asked about representing young women to which she believes she is a role model. Soon after this interview, Rodriguez responded to critics who rightfully labeled her anti-Black via a “tearful” apology issued during Sway’s Universe.

While many suggest that the problematic actress is bound to claim Afro-Latina ancestry to cover the gaffe, the actress has, so far, only issued an apology.

 

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The Savoy Media Group Presents Memphis Majic

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THE WEAVING OF DANCE AND HISTORY ARE BOLDLY INTERTWINED IN A RELEVANT REFLECTION OF OUR TIMES IN THIS MASTERFUL DOCUMENTARY! 

Memphis Majic Trailer

MEMPHIS MAJIC, by Emmy-nominated Director Eddie Bailey, takes a look at the City of Memphis through the lens of a 30-year old Memphis-born street dance called Jookin! Featuring street dance superstar, Lil Buck, MEMPHIS MAJIC seamlessly connects urban dance, Hip-Hop, politics, and history that reveals how one of America’s most important cities was built. Memphis Majic is a universal story that bridges the gap between generations and gets to the heart of the human spirit. 

WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“A MUST SEE documentary. Memphis Majic is fascinating…”

Neil Rosen, CUNY TV

“Memphis Majic is a revelation!…”

Warren Hudlin, Vice Chairman – Museum of Moving Image

Lil Buck – Memphis Majic

MEMPHIS MAJIC debuted on February 19, 2019 as a part of Black History Month celebrations on iTunes, Google Play and Video On Demand. It is also available on Amazon Prime.

Director Eddie Bailey is available for interviews: 

Atlanta – January 10-12, 2020 

Los Angeles – January 16-20, 2020 

New York- January 27-31, February 1-15, 2020

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Karol Sanchez, 16, Staged Kidnapping Says Law Enforcement

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In a case that gripped New York City, a law enforcement source says Karol Sanchez, a 16 year-old girl, faked her own kidnapping with the help of four male accomplices. 

Monday, December 16, Sanchez was seen on surveillance footage being dragged into a car by two unknown men after walking down a New York City street with her mother. NYPD reported the two were approached by a beige 4-door sedan out of which two men got out, dragged the girl into the vehicle, and pushed her mother down to the ground. Tuesday morning state police  issued an Amber Alert for her disappearance citing a reasonable belief that she was in imminent danger, but Tuesday afternoon, Sanchez popped up at the crime scene and identified herself to nearby patrolmen. 

Witnesses describe the teenager crossing the street to a cop car and then talking with police at the scene. The NYPD 40th Precinct tweeted on Tuesday “WE HAVE A VICTORY TODAY !! Karol has been found !!! Thank you to all who have worked very hard to track down the people involved in this case !!!” 

Now, sources are saying Sanchez admitted to staging her own kidnapping in response to her family considering leaving the U.S. for Honduras, their native home. The girl apparently wanted to stay in America and became unhappy with her mother following this dispute. 

Charges have not yet been filed and NYPD stresses that this investigation is ongoing.

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Burna Boy Discuss Beyoncé, Grammys, Recording “Ye” and More on TIDAL’s Rap Radar

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Today, Grammy nominated-rapper Burna Boy sits down with Elliott Wilson & Brian “B.Dot” Miller on TIDAL’s Rap Radar Podcast to discuss his international success. The African Giant singer delves into the interesting journey that led him to attain the only solo track on Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift production, being managed by his mom, afro-identity, and why he’s not planning a Grammy speech. Burna Boy also shares a special BTS glimpse – the “Ye” record that cast a global spotlight on him was written in 10 minutes at the club.

Fans can tune into the episode here: TIDAL.com/RapRadar

The “Rap Radar” podcast adds to TIDAL’s growing podcast network, which includes a variety of series hosted by some of the most trusted and influential names in music. From Fat Joe’s “Coca Vision” and Joey Bada$$’s “47 Minutes” –  TIDAL is on the pulse of music culture.

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