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Cardi B Made A Video With Bernie Sanders And It’s Not Totally What We Expected But It’s Still Vital

It’s no secret that Cardi B is interested in politics. The rapper of Dominican and Trinidadian descent has made it clear that second to being a superstar rapper and Instagram baddie, the “Press” singer might just be the political ticket Democrats might need to win out in 2020. In recent months the rapper has done well to express her opinions on candidates and political policies, even our president, in an attempt to educate and spur discussion amongst her fans. 

This week she has taken her political action one step farther by “feeling the Bern” and meeting up with Bernie Sanders to film a campaign video. 

On Monday, Cardi B posted a picture on her Instagram account of her and Bernie Sanders engaged in what looks like an intense conversation. 

In the photo, Sanders appears to be explaining something to Cardi while she looks on, listening intently. She captioned the picture: “Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country”. 

According to Cardi’s caption, the meeting had been a long-time coming: “A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be? I got a lot of submission[s] and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country. LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!”. 

According to sources, the Cardi B. x Sanders collab was apparently done for a Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign video.

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The meeting was an orchestrated effort to encourage younger voters to become more active in politics. In the yet-released video, the duo apparently talked about the student debt crisis, climate change, and raising the minimum wage. It was also apparently a long time coming, with Sanders recently telling CNN that he and Cardi were working on collaborating to find a way to “involve more young people in the political process”. No word yet on when the video will be released.

The admiration Cardi B has had for Sanders isn’t anything new, with Cardi previously having expressed her loyalty to the Vermont Senator. Recently, she took to Twitter to say: “I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I’m really sad how we let him down in 2016. This man has been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time. Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign”. 

As for Sanders, he also appears to have been a fan of Cardi’s for a while.

In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, when questioned about whether he’s ever talked to Cardi B, Sanders said: “We have talked on the phone on several occasions. She is really smart. She is deeply concerned about what is happening in this country”. He continued to express his admiration for Cardi, saying that she “comes from a humble background”, so she “knows what it’s like to live in poverty, to struggle”. He finished his slew of compliments by asserting that Cardi “wants to make sure that we improve life for working people in this country”. 

The meeting with Bernie Sanders is one of the many ways Cardi B has been using her large platform to make her voice heard in the political sphere. 

And indeed, along with being a chart-topping, Grammy-award-winning musician, Cardi B is also a well-informed news junkie. In previous interviews, she’s admitted that she’s “always watching the news”. And she has no patience for people who doubt her sincerity. “I hate when you talk about something that’s going on in the community, people think because you’re famous, you doing it for clout,” she’s said before in an interview with GQ. “But you concerned about it because you are a citizen of America; you are a citizen of the world”. Who could forget Cardi’s infamous government shutdown rant on Instagram where she blasted President Trump for forcing government employees to work without pay during the 2019 Government Shutdown crisis over Border wall funding. 

And although many people might not immediately think “politics” when they think of Cardi B, we think nothing would be more appropriate than Cardi teaming up with a political candidate to get her fans excited about the upcoming election. In the past, Cardi B has made her views on issues such as healthcare, police brutality, taxes, and gun control, so it makes sense that she would lend her platform to the political candidate she most believes in. As for us, we can’t wait to see Cardi’s next move when it comes to being involved in the upcoming 2020 Election. 

And lest we forget (and we don’t want to be on Cardi’s bad side), register to vote here or in-person with your state or local election office.

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

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AOC Gets Under Ted Cruz’s Skin With Crack About His Mexican Getaway After He Accuses Her Of Pushing For ‘open borders’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ted Cruz are at it again on Twitter. This time it’s about immigration policy. After recently traveling to the US-Mexican border to underline the recent rise in immigration, Cruz accused AOC of pushing for a “full open borders” policy.

And of course, AOC got him with some solid zingers.

AOC in turn hit back at Cruz for recently fleeing his home state of Texas during its power grid collapse to vacation in Cancún.

In response to Cruz’s attack, AOC suggested Mexico avoid allowing Cruz in the next time he attempts to vacation there. She also called on him to resign from office for his attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Ted, this is pretty rich coming from someone who fled their own home (and responsibilities) during an environmental crisis to cross the border and seek refuge in Mexico,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Also you funded cages, expanded cages, and yet you’re complaining about cages. You have no policy, just puff.”

Ocasio-Cortez accused Republicans of hypocritically attacking the current administration’s detention of migrant children at the border after they supported President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant parents from their children.

Currently, Democrats like AOC are calling on Biden to impliment more liberal immigration policies.

Republicans have strongly expressed their dislike for the recent rise in migrants which has come as a result of Biden’s reversal of Trump’s most rigid border policies.

AOC is currently a co-sponsor of the Roadmap to Freedom resolution. The resolution calls on the Federal Government to develop and implement a Roadmap to Freedom “in order to overhaul the outdated immigration system in the United States that has gone without significant reform for decades, and to relieve the great human impact an unjust system bears on communities around the country.”

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Cardi B Says She’s Planning on Releasing a Line of Hair-Care Products For Afro-Latinas

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Cardi B Says She’s Planning on Releasing a Line of Hair-Care Products For Afro-Latinas

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Looks like Cardi B is following in Rihanna’s footsteps and getting into the beauty game! According to a recent Instagram post, the Bronx-born rapper is going to be releasing a line of hair-care products for Afro-Latinas this year.

“This year I will be coming out with a hair[care] line that I been working on at home for my hair and my daughter’s,” Cardi announced on Instagram on Tuesday.

She explained that the decision to make hair-care products for Afro-Latinas was inspired by her realization that it’s “time for people to educate themselves on nationality, race and ethnicity.”

“Being Hispanic/Latina don’t make your hair long, don’t make your skin light, or don’t make your face features slim, [e]specially Latin countries from the Caribbean islands,” she explained further. “DNA [has] something to do with your hair, not your nationality.”

As many Latinos know, many non-Latinos are uneducated about the diversity of Latinidad. People expect all Latinos to look like Eva Longoria or Salma Hayek. But as we know, Latino is an ethnicity, not a race. Latinos come in all different shades, with vastly different features.

The comments on Cardi’s post were elated at the news that she would be releasing hair-care products for Afro-Latinas.

“Thank you!!! I’m Panamanian and they act like we don’t exist!” wrote one fan.

“Hair doesn’t have ethnicity. It has texture. It’s not black hair or white hair. It’s curly hair or straight hair. Kinky hairy or curly. 4a or 4c. People just generalize it and don’t understand,” wrote another.

On Twitter, another fan wrote: “Ok fav let’s talk about the hair care line you talking about so I can buy it and I won’t have to keep making the mask, forget everything else.”

Cardi’s decision to make hair-care products for Afro-Latinas came from (what else?) a Twitter argument.

When a Twitter user decided to challenge Cardi’s Blackness (again). The argument started when a Twitter user was claiming that Cardi’s hair pattern disqualifies her from being considered “Black.” So Cardi took it upon herself to educate her followers about the existence of Afro-Latinos. She also gave her followers a history lesson on the Dominican Republic.

The conversation got so frustrating that Cardi tweeted: “I think I’m going to do a video of different Hispanic people or Latin people or w.e. the correct term is nowadays. Cause people be thinking that every Hispanic is Mexican or something and must have the same hair texture, color, and features.”

Cardi B has always been passionate about hair-care. Last year, she shared a DIY hair mask recipe that she uses on her and Kulture’s rizos.

The hair mask consisted of argan oil, castor oil, olive oil, and mayonnaise. Since then, the at-home hair mask has gained a small but vocal fan club online.

If her hair mask recipe is a preview for things to come, we can’t wait to buy Cardi B’s hair-care products for Afro-Latinas.

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