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Venezuelan Rapper Emilio Rojas Wants To Further The Discussion Of The Immigrant Experience During This Administration

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The Muslim and Mexican immigrant experiences come to life in this video.

Emilio Rojas knows the plight of immigrants in the United States. The Venezuelan rapper’s father is an immigrant and his niece and nephew have a Muslim father living in this country. It’s no surprise that minority communities are facing increased hate crimes and hostility since the election of President Trump. According to an FBI report, hate crimes against Latinos and Muslims saw increases since the 2016 election. Then, in September 2017, the Trump administration announced the rollback of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program has helped almost 800,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children to get work permits, attend school, and get driver’s licenses. The announcement to eliminate this program is what convinced Rojas to create “Walk Through Fire” to further the discussion of what is at stake for millions of people during these turbulent times.

“Immigrants and people of color contribute so much to this country, whether it be the economy or the overall cultural experience. Removing that voice from our communities deprives everyone of something valuable,” Rojas said in an email statement. “The more I heard about the ICE raids and the illegal activation of policies by officials, the more urgent this song and video became to me. I am sick of hearing people being illegally arrested and detained by authorities employing unlawful and excessive force. The goal with this song is to further the dialogue and remind people of the humanity. It’s easy to forget that people are attached to these high politicized issues.”

Check out the full video above.


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Desus And Mero Keep It Real About What They Think These Winter Olympic Sports Should Actually Be Called

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Desus And Mero Keep It Real About What They Think These Winter Olympic Sports Should Actually Be Called

With a total of 15 sports in the Winter Olympics this year, it can become quite difficult to keep track of which sport is which, especially if you’re not a Winter Olympics expert. However, TV hosts Desus and Mero discovered a way of making these sports easier to remember.

Recently on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” Desus and Mero went through a list of nine different Winter Olympic Sports and gave each one a new title. Here’s what this comedic duo came up with:

They renamed Cross-Country Skiing to:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

Their face expressions really show you how they feel about this sport.

The sport Curling became:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

This is the most accurate description of this sport..

And Speed Skating was given the new name of:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

But shouldn’t every Winter Olympic sport be renamed this way?

As for the Luge, Desus and Mero went with the new name of:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

Nothing more, nothing less. Just two friends who are *really* comfortable with each other.

Bobsledding was renamed as:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

If you’ve never seen the movie, then you might not understand the meaning behind this name.

Instead of calling this Snowboarding, they decided to go with:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

So if you’re an athlete ballin’ on a budget, this is the perfect Winter Olympic sport for you.

Since they weren’t impressed with the sport Nordic Combined, they decided to rename it as:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

Seriously. Who has ever heard of Nordic Combined outside of the Winter Olympics.

They decided to give Ski Jumping the new name of:

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

“Nooooope” is the exact response I would give if someone asked me if I wanted to go Ski Jumping.

And as for the ninth and final sport, they decided to change the name of Ice Hockey to…

CREDIT: THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON / YOUTUBE

Once again, hilariously accurate.

For the full video, check out the YouTube clip below:


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