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blank tag co. And mitú Just Partnered To Release Exclusive Latino Inspired Food Pin Sets

blank tag co. has become an iconic sticker company with one of the most recognizable sticker designs. The sticker company is widely popular in the Latinx community and with so many stickers featuring Latinx street foods but the concept for this sticker brand originated in Japan.

Alondra Carbajal and Remi Silva were in a long-distance relationship and usually met in cities across the U.S. to reconnect and travel together. However, their first international trip together would spark an idea that would lead them to embark on their first business endeavor.

While in Tokyo, the couple came across a shelf full of stickers made by B-Side Label. They encountered the Japanese focused stickers a few times while traveling around Japan. When the couple arrived back home, they couldn’t get their minds off of the high-quality stickers. They were very impressed with the label’s ability to represent so many sides to Japanese culture.

Inspired from their trip to Japan, Alondra and Remi were determined to create a diverse line of stickers in the U.S. And then, blank tag co. was born.

The couple wanted each sticker to represent a culture and tell a story. They also wanted to create designs that would capture memories.

After the launch of their sticker company, the brand started to gain traction and some of the best-selling stickers were in fact culturally relevant stickers like conchas, tacos de asada, micheladas and paletero carts.

Following the success of blank tag co.’s stickers, mitú has partnered to release an exclusive line of blank tag co. snack pack pins. Now you can take these pins everywhere like this Mexican Snack Pack.

This Mexican Snack Pack features three of blank tag co.’s top-selling Mexican designs, The Magonada, The Chicharrones and The Elote. All three are extremely nostalgic. Doesn’t this instantly trigger memories of walking through your neighborhood or rushing through the crowd after church to get to these snacks?

There’s also a triple threat Salvadoran Snack Pack pin set.

This pin set features everyone’s favorite Salvadoran foods. Yep, Pan con Pavo is included with a side of Ensalada Drink and of course, you know a full Pupusa Plate is part of this iconic trio.

We’re also representing for our primos cubanos.

You can’t call it a Cuban meal without starting with a fresh cup of cafecito. Up next: Cuban Sandwich plate with Tostones. With tostones! You know it’s legit when it comes with a side of the savory tostones. To seal the deal, a decadent Tres Leches.

We couldn’t forget about the heroes in our community, the ones who are always griding past that 9-5, the only men who we are willing to chase and the ones who always make us smile.

Introducing the Snack Pack To-Go that features the carts that make us feel like we’re seeing water in a desert, The Frutero Cart, The Taco Truck and The Paleta Cart. There isn’t anything that brought us more joy in the summer and how you can carry a piece of that joy with you everywhere you go.

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

Photo courtesy Forward Latino

An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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