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Cory Booker Admits To Writing Poetry For Novia Rosario Dawson And The Way He Gushes About Her Is Making Hearts Explode

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In case you missed it, Democratic presidential candidate, Cory Booker, and Puerto Rican actress Rosario Dawson are in love. After months of rumors, Dawson confirmed this month that the two are dating. A TMZ reporter asked if she saw a wedding in their future, to which she gave the best response saying, “I have no idea. I am just so grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much.”

Cory Booker has had very cute things to say about his novia.

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Before Dawson confirmed their relationship, Booker confessed on the radio talk show “Breakfast Club” that he was dating someone “really special” and that she was his “boo.” Oh, and that she would make a “great First Lady” someday. 😍 Dios mio.

Just this weekend, Booker was backstage with MSNBC with Ari Melber when he confessed that he also writes love poems for Dawson.

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It all started when MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber was sharing rap lyrics from Senator Booker’s home state of New Jersey. At one point, Melber jokingly said, “When you get to be a famous rapper, you don’t even need to rhyme anymore.”

“I’m going to say something I’m about to regret,” Booker responds.

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“I may or might not write things to my girlfriend,” Booker admitted in the behind-the-scenes interview. “I think sometimes I get a creative license from my hip hop love. I will write a poem that sort of rhymes in the way that hip hop folks can get away with.”

Booker also gave us some freestyling backstage.

Maybe running for president is where he will best serve his nation. As for the freestyling, not so much. However, it would be kind of epic to watch him and Bernie Sanders fight it out in a freestyle battle on the debate stage.

E! News first reported sightings of the two on January 8 at a “Dear Evan Hansen” event.

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Washington meets Hollywood (not for the first time): Rosario Dawson and Senator Cory Booker were sparking romance rumors after attending #DearEvanHansen together.

Given Dawson’s huge political platform and interests, it’s clear the two have a lot in common.

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“Everyone, including incarcerated women, can live with dignity so please stand with us to reform the criminal justice system. Join me and support #cut50 with a digni-tee! Get yours through omaze.com/dignity … “Did you know that 80% of incarcerated women in America are mothers? That 90% of women behind bars are survivors of sexual violence? Or that 2,000 women give birth behind bars every year? Help us start the conversation and create some change.” –The #cut50Team #WillILoseMyDignity#WillSomeoneCare”

The news led to some Booker fans to remind the world of her controversial politics during the 2016 election.

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Dawson co-founded Voto Latino, a non-profit organization that seeks to mobilize Latino voters and get them registered and represented in our democracy. She also campaigned on the road for Bernie Sanders and then voted for a third-party candidate during the primaries.

But Dawson isn’t changing herself or her ways to become the political girlfriend trope.

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She’s giving us her annual naked selfies on her birthdays no matter who she’s dating, and we love her for it. Never change, Rosario.

The last few days have been entrenched with rumors that the two are engaged.

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The actress spoke at NBC Upfronts annual event, and it was hard not to notice that big diamond ring on her ring finger.

“I would only accept President Cory Booker if he came with first lady Rosario Dawson so,” @epd206 (hopefully) joked on Twitter.

Some people are very excited about possibly having a Puerto Rican as the First Lady.

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Are we looking at a Puerto Rican First Lady as an option for 2020? We don’t know, and given how long it took them to share their relationship with the world, it might be awhile until rumors are confirmed or denied.

In the meantime, so many people are just genuinely happy for the couple.

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In case you weren’t sure if Booker is worthy, here’s what he told Ellen DeGeneres about Dawson:

“[Rosario] really has this nurturing spirit that has made me more courageous — not just in the love that I project and want to see in our country, but I think in our own personal relationships to love more fearlessly. I’m very, very blessed to be with somebody that makes me a better person.”

Sold. 💒👫💞

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An Elderly Woman Is Going Viral After Her Heart Warming And Crushing Poem About Immigration Had Everyone Crying

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An Elderly Woman Is Going Viral After Her Heart Warming And Crushing Poem About Immigration Had Everyone Crying

A video of a woman in Los Angeles reciting her poem about her pride in being Mexican in the U.S. is quickly going viral with Latinx from every country showing their support for her words. The video was posted by Jerry Ulloa Zatarain on Facebook and at the start of it the woman insists that the man recording gets her name – Celia – so people know who she is as she stands on a street in Los Angeles to passionately present her words. 

The viral video shows the elderly woman as she recites a poem about the history of Mexican immigration.

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“Por que yo soy Mexicana dicen que yo soy illegal,” she begins. “pero si tu lees la historia esta es mi tierra natal.” This translates to “Because I am Mexican they say that I am illegal. But if you read the story this is my homeland.”

Her words ring true for Mexicans considering that before the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, Mexico owned the land that later became California, Nevada, and Utah, and portions of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. The area was sold to the U.S. for $15 million and the treaty also officially recognized Texas as a U.S. state after it joined states in 1846. 

The treaty also states that Mexicans could retain their lands and become U.S. citizens but over time they were stripped of more than nearly 20 million acres of land by businesses, ranchers, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture among others in power.  

The powerful poem honors the immigration experience of Mexicans of the past, present, and future.

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“Pero tu, gringo Americano, tu si eres ilegal, porque yo so Mexicana aqui me voy a quedar,” she adds. “Y aunque tu pongas la barda, yo me la voy a brincar por arriba, por abajo ni cuenta te vas a dar.”

These sentiments are shared by many young Mexicans and Mexican immigrants especially in light of the immigration crisis happening at the border. With the Trump administration going after undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers, these words are needed now more than ever. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2017 there were 4.9 million undocumented immigrants from Mexico in the U.S. but of the estimated 33 million Mexicans living in the U.S., 22.3 million were born in the U.S

Long before Trump and his hateful rhetoric and border wall mongering there has been a wall (psychological and physical) separating the U.S. from Mexico. Border Patrol in the U.S. was established in 1924 and President Bill Clinton mandated the construction of a 13-mile wall between San Diego and Tijuana in 1993. By 2011, The Department of Homeland Security completed construction on 649 miles of barriers and for many, this is an affront to the beliefs that were part of the establishment of the United States. For Mexicans like Celia, it’s also a reminder of the land that once belonged to the indigenous communities that are now part of a country that is becoming more hostile to Mexican immigrants, undocumented or otherwise. 

Later Celia adds that “el Mexicano no raja, el viene aqui a trabajar” (the Mexican does not crack, he comes here to work) which is a sentiment evident in the large number of farmworkers that come from Mexico, 68 percent to be exact. The need for farm workers is so dire that even the Trump administration conceded to the demands of farmers and streamlined the H-2A visa process that allows them to work legally in the U.S. There are 27.4 million immigrant workers in the U.S., which makes up 17.1 percent of the total number of workers (undocumented or not), according to a 2018 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But negative stereotypes and portrayals of Mexicans and immigrants in general as violent, lazy, and overall criminals persist. Studies consistently find that immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than those born in the U.S.  and the crime rate actually plummeted 45 percent between 1990 and 2010 even though the overall percentage of immigrants and the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. both increased sharply, reported the Anti-Defamation League. 

“Dime gringo Americano, dime tu que haces aquí, si tu veniste de lejos,” Celia said. “Tu vienes de otro país, si el Mexicano es mojado, también tu lo eres aquí.” 

The fact that the U.S. is a land founded by immigrants and that should continue to welcome immigrants stands in stark contrast to the current policies and the images of families in cages going without medical care or basic necessities on the border. About a month ago, a mural called “Chained Migration.” was revealed in Las Vegas showing the State of Liberty getting arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

For these reasons, Celia’s words have had a profound effect on those who have seen the nearly two-minute video on Facebook. 

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One commenter even translated the entire poem into English and many shared their own Mexican pride, thanking her for her words. 

She closes the poem by saying, “Y si la migra me agarra, yo me vuelvo a regresar,” she said. ” y aunque los gringos no quieran, aquí me van enterrar.” 

Celia’s words are filled with pride, passion, and defiance and in a time when the Latinx community seemingly spends more time than ever defending their rights it’s a good reminder to listen to the sage advice of our elders. 

Salice Rose Just Awkwardly Introduced Us To Her Girlfriend And It’s Obviously Love

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Salice Rose Just Awkwardly Introduced Us To Her Girlfriend And It’s Obviously Love

YouTuber and poderosa extraordinaire Salice Rose just gave the Rose Family a very vulnerable inside look at her love life, and fans are freaking. Completely out of the blue, Salice posted a video to her Twitter account with the caption, “The wait is over. I’m shaking I’m so nervous. You guys…..MEET MY GIRLFRIEND!”

Girl, we had no idea we were waiting for this and the Rose family loves seeing Salice be the most awkward she has ever been.

At first, we just see Salice in a trench coat in a closet confessing how nervous she is to introduce us to her.

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“I’ve never posted someone I was with in my life on social media… This is a very, very big step of me to do, but I feel like you guys deserve that part of me,” she opens up in the video. She tells us that she loves us at least six times during what is obviously a very brave and nerve-wracking moment for the star.

Then, Salice has a wardrobe change and introduces her bae!

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Salice just announced that her fanbase is officially known as “The Rose Family,” and everyone has their own reaction. Speaking on behalf of all singles is @torixgiselle who laments, “the world really is ending if salice is showing off her bae 😣😂”

Bae is so nervous she forgets to give us her name.

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According to her brand new YouTube channel, already at 6,350 subscribers, she goes by Brilynn Ford. “I’m scared. I hope you guys trust me enough to accept this part of my life into your life and come on this journey with me and with us,” Salice tells us.

Brilynn is promising to publicly prank Salice, and she’s ready for it.

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Salice tells us that Brilynn is very gullible and gets surprised so easily. Salice thinks she’ll be easy bait, but we’re not buying it.

The two are just dating right now, but Brilynn wants to lock Salice down.

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When the camera holder asks them to talk more about their personal life and less about franks, Salice makes this face. Brilynn says, “She’s so anti-dating. I can’t even say we’re dating. I don’t even know what we’re doing right now.”

Salice says, “F*** it, I’m down,” and Brilynn gets SO excited. “We’re dating?!” Brilynn asks. “Noooo, yes, we’re dating but we’re not together.”

They’ve known each other for three years and just recently started dating.

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They would talk a couple of times a year like no time had passed, and just recently, it just happened. Salice tells us that if they were to ever “get together,” we would know about it and they would “film the whole thing.”

“Everything we do we’re going to do on camera now.”

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Brilynn keeps trying to go in to kiss Salice and she gets so awkward. This is obviously love, y’all. After Salice left the room, Brilynn turns to us to reveal it all: “Now that she’s gone, I can tell you guys that we’re actually dating. She’s just in denial.”

Salice shouts, “That is not a fact.” Brilynn is like, “I didn’t know that she could hear me. It’s definitely a fact okay.”

Salice might be afraid of committing to the title but has the cojones to declare her likeship of Brilynn to the world.

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Fans are coming in with the truth like @judycabrera_ saying, “She’s dope like her personality alittle awkward but you guys will get better.”

@0kayVania speaks for the rest of us when she says, “my heart is filled with warmth. my happiness for you is so huge, you deserve everything. i’m glad you are able to feel comfortable sharing these news and i wish you nothing but the best.”

Felicidades, Salice! We ship this awkward baby love.

Watch the full video below.

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