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Here Are Some Little Known Facts About Actress And Singer Cierra Ramirez

Cierra Ramirez is one of the most adorable and relatable people on TV right now. She is voicing Marvel’s first queer Latina superhero, America Chavez, in an animated series. She is also a major character in “The Fosters” as Mariana Adams Foster. Her character is so important that Freeform is even making a spinoff series featuring her and Maia Mitchell’s characters a few years into the future.

But first, we take you back in time and discuss why Ramirez matters to the Latino community.

Cierra Ramirez was born in Sugar Land, Texas in 1995.

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Her mother was a kindergarten teacher and her father is a music producer. In an interview with Latina, she said,
“I have both my grandparents on my mom’s side there. They are from Mexico. They grew up there and they moved to Texas to raise the family. I was surrounded by a lot of Mexican culture in Texas. I loved Houston, I loved the people, loved the food, I can’t talk about that enough.

So when Houston went under water, she had something to say.

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Caption: “PEACE BE STILL. Beyond devasted. Praying for my city of Houston & all of the surrounding counties. Join me & help people affected by Hurricane Harvey directly by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.”

She was 10 years old when she started her singing career.

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She performed a song for “Showtime at the Apollo” at that young age, which is what set off her career in the first place.

She has also opened for Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago and Ruben Studdard.

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She’s signed to Tribeca Music Group and is still continuing her career in the music industry.

Ramirez released her first EP, “Discreet,” in 2016.

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There are a few music videos to go with it, and an entire apparel line, including a “Boo Thang” necklace.

By the time she was 9 years old, she was on Disney.

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You might remember her as Jasmine in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Jasmine was a camper with anger management issues, and Ramirez had the powerhouse acting ability, even as a kid, to back up that character.

Ramirez graduated high school through a home-school program.

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By the time she was halfway through high school, she was already playing recurring characters like Kathy in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and hit the big screen for “Girl in Progress.” So, like most young stars, she left public school.

Her real breakthrough was Mariana in “The Fosters.”

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Mariana, and her twin brother, Jesus, were adopted by their two moms when they were much younger. Watching Mariana grapple with her experience as a Latina who is not too closely tied to her cultural roots was something so many of us could relate to.

A spin-off is coming our way soon, starring Ramirez and her co-star Maia Mitchell.

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You know you became the most important character on a show when you get your own spin-off.

The two actresses are very close IRL. 🤞

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Caption: “Chance made us sisters, hearts made us best friends 💗 happy birthday (in the states) my lil koala bear. Hope your day is as wonderful as you🎂✨✨✨”

But not as close as she is with her sister, Savannah.

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Look at Ramirez already striking poses for the camera. That’s what you call a natural.

The resemblance is ridiculous.

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In an interview, she said that they drooled most for their abuelita’s tamales growing up. Who doesn’t drool for a good tamal?

The sisters even have matching Best Friends jackets.

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They’re that close. Family is important to Ramirez, and she makes it known to the people she loves just how much she loves them. Just check her Instagram.

They even protest the patriarchy together.

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Caption: “I’m a NASTY WOMAN because I believe in love, acceptance, equality, kindness, respect & the POWER OF MY VOICE ♡ so grateful to have marched for a second time! #happywomensmarchday”

Well before the election was over, Ramirez was missing Barack.

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Caption: “I miss you already, Mr. President❤️” A majority of America agrees with you, Ramirez.

Cierra is a strong ally for the LGBTQ community.

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If her role in probably the most LGBTQ inclusive show on air to date doesn’t show her support, then this post after the PULSE shooting does:

“Sad that these are the times we live in….people can’t even feel safe in a space they created for themselves. This can’t just become the newest popular hashtag, something needs to be done. My thoughts are with the victims & loved ones of this tragedy❤️💛💚💙💜💗 Praying for Orlando, praying for the world, praying period.”

Ramirez is always canoodling with boyfriend Jeff Wittek on IG.

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The two have been together for a little over three years and their videos are too much. They look like they go to Disney every weekend.

She isn’t shy about being in his YouTube videos.

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The two are honestly hilarious. In this video, Jeff “taught” Cierra self defense for very plausible dangerous situations, like someone trying to steal her phone so they would get a Follow Back on Instagram. Seems legit.

Girl is Pisces AF.

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She was born on March 9, 1995, making her a mere 23 years old. She’s a young fish, but she has found her tribe.

Oh, and Ramirez started out life as the Pillsbury Dough Flower girl.

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This is the most adorable kind of photo you will ever see.

This Brother And Sister Duo Have Gone Viral With Their Powerful Corrido About Current Deportations

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This Brother And Sister Duo Have Gone Viral With Their Powerful Corrido About Current Deportations

Yaxeni Y Ricardo Los Luzeros De Rioverde / Facebook

If you look up the definition of a corrido, Google will tell you that it is a “ballad in a traditional Mexican style, typically having lyrics that narrate a historical event.” Key word here is “historical,” so if you hear those corridos that our parents played back in the day, you’d know what was going down in the Latino community during that time. Today, Latinos are going through a myriad complexities, and there’s a new generation of writers and performers that are singing about this crucial and terrifying time.

Meet brother and sister act Yaxeni y Ricardo who call themselves Los Luzeros De Rioverde. The siblings are a corrido band that is singing about the harsh times facing the community under the current administration.

These cute kids are Houston natives and while they look very young they are wise beyond their years.

In their short time as artists, they’ve already released three albums. Their latest is called “Con amor y sentimiento.”

All of their albums feature songs in both English and Spanish.

They’s performed for audiences at various venues, including in national tv for people like Steve Harvey.

Yup, they were featured on “Little Big Shots.”

However, they’re latest corrido is causing big waves on the internet because it’s about deportation.

"SI ME DEPORTAN " Algo de lo que viene en nuestro tercer disco titulado Con Amor y Sentimiento Esperenlo Agosto 10 saldra ala Venta en todas laa tiendas Dijitales! (Primicia para Noticias Telemundo ) #simedeportan #conamorysentimiento #uaua #losluzerosderioverde #openupyourheartamerica #openupyourheart #letssingalltogether #telemundo

Posted by Yaxeni Y Ricardo Los Luzeros De Rioverde on Sunday, August 5, 2018

The song is called “Si me deportan” (“If I get deported”).

The brother and sister sing about the strict laws of the United States, and they sing through the point of view of their parents.

“What if they deport us with our kids/even though they were born in the United States,” the song begins.

“We are millions who live here illegally/but we came here to improve our lives/and even though they call us criminals, that will never get us down.”

The duo has been showered with praise and love for the song highlighting the terrifying situation so many people are experiencing right now.

In 2016, Yaxeni y Ricardo talked about being against deportation and the separation of families.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqhohznQzqQ

They released a song about deportation back then called “El Descendiente” (The Offspring).

“We want to be the voice of all those kids who don’t have a voice,” Yaxeni said.

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Yaxeni Y Ricardo Los Luzeros De Rioverde

To learn more about Los Luzeros De Rioverde check out their YouTube page and their Facebook page.


READ: These Young Mexican-Americans Just Wrote A Corrido For Bernie Sanders

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