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Lin-Manuel Miranda And His Mom At The Oscars Was The Cutest Thing We Saw Last Night

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Last night, everybody was hoping Lin-Manuel Miranda would take home the Oscar for Best Original Song and become the youngest person ever to achieve EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). Unfortunately, those dreams were dashed when “La La Land”‘s “City Of Stars” by Justin Hurwitz, Justin Paul and Benj Pasek took the honor. But don’t feel bad for Miranda. Even though he didn’t reach EGOT status, Miranda appeared to have the time of his life at the 89th Academy Awards.

Lin-Manuel Miranda gave everyone a taste of his Oscars journey Sunday morning with this “cheeky” picture.


Well, good morning to you too, Lin-Manuel!

Closer to showtime, Miranda started to give fans updates on his ride to the Oscars. ❤️


The two made the same fashion statement: ACLU ribbons.


Miranda also kept things super real by getting his Oscar tux at the same place he got his senior prom tux. #DontForgetWhereYouComeFrom

Miranda and his mother made an adorable red carpet couple.


She looks so happy and proud of her baby boy!

He got a special shout out from Seth Rogen and Michael J. Fox when they presented the award for Best Film Editing. Rogen and Fox sang “The Schuyler Sisters” from “Hamilton”.


And like anyone else in that position, Miranda totally loved it.


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He also looked hella embarrassed when Jimmy Kimmel called him an “American treasure” and his mom replied, “I know.”


Raise your hand if you’ve ever had to sit there as the adults talk about you. #NoPressure

He gracefully broke the ice and warmed the stage for Auli’i Cravalho to slay as she sang “How Far I’ll Go”.


What can’t this man do?

And, in the end, Miranda did get an Oscar statue…


It’s made of chocolate. He seems just as happy as we would expect him to be.


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This Radio Interview Got Heated When A Host Tried To Tell Becky G That Her Lyrics Should Not Be Sexual

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This Radio Interview Got Heated When A Host Tried To Tell Becky G That Her Lyrics Should Not Be Sexual

Things got tense between Becky G and a radio host during a radio interview for “El Zol” in Miami. Becky G was invited to talk about her hit “Mayores” and when they started to discuss the meaning behind the lyrics, one of the radio show hosts started to push back about her suggestive lyrics, but Becky G did not stay calladita…

Becky G is asked to explain the lyrics in her new single “Mayores,” specifically this verse:

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I like them bigger / So that they won’t fit in my mouth / The kisses he wants to give me / That will drive me crazy

Becky G doesn’t shy away and explains that this part of the song has a double meaning and does state that she likes men who are bigger.

One of the radio hosts mentions that there are some men who disapprove of women who express themselves sexually.

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This leaves Becky G a little confused, but she responds with a powerful argument.

Becky G points out that many male singers have sexually explicit lyrics. She references Enrique Iglesias’ song, “Duele el Corazon,” in which part of the lyrics state: “Solo en tu boca yo quiero acabar.” Becky G argues that if male musicians can have sexual references in their lyrics, women should be able to do the same.

The host says “la mujer tiene que respetarse y darse a respetar.”

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Oh heeeeellll no! She was not going to let a comment like that slide — and we wouldn’t either.

Franco, the radio host, continues to build his argument as to why women should not express themselves sexually, but Becky G does not stay quiet.

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Her face says it all. Try again, Franco.

Check out how Becky G defends her rights as a woman and as a musician in the full video clip below:

Nurses At A Florida Clinic Are Claiming That They Were Told They’d Be Fired If They Spoke Spanish To Each Other

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Nurses At A Florida Clinic Are Claiming That They Were Told They’d Be Fired If They Spoke Spanish To Each Other

When applying to most local, federal, and government jobs, one of the skills that a majority of employers look for is whether or not the applicant speaks Spanish. Being bilingual in English and Spanish in this country is beneficial to the employer, their customers, and the employee because typically the job is supposed to have a better salary. There are also some places in the country that have large populations of people who speak Spanish and are more comfortable functioning in that language.

There are an estimated 41 million people that speak Spanish in the U.S., or 13 percent of the population, according to Babble. So, speaking Spanish isn’t — at least it should be — a big deal, in fact, it’s quite common. But in Trump America, it’s another story. 

Seven female workers with the Florida Department of Health are coming forward to say they have gotten direct instructions not to speak Spanish in the office. 

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The women say that even though they were hired because of their Spanish-speaking skills, so they could communicate better with their patients, they are now told not to speak the language with one another in the office. 

“We speak in English to the Anglo-Saxons because we are polite, but we speak Spanish with each other because we think in Spanish,” MairylÍ Miranda, a nurse, told El Nuevo DÍa. “But one day they gathered us all together and warned us that if we continued to do so, we would be fired. But there is no law that bans us from speaking Spanish.”

The seven women on the complaint work at a Florida Department of Health clinic in Haines City, and are also all Puerto Rican. 

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Aside from nurses, the employees on the complaint include an administrative assistant and a secretary. The Florida Department of Health has yet to make a public comment about these allegations. They also allege that management has been on them to stop speaking Spanish for quite some time, but it has only gotten worse in the past year. An official harassment report has been filed to the police department, but the women said nothing has yet to be done.

“It feels like you’re a criminal like you’re doing something that is wrong,” Miranda said, according to Bay News 9. “Never in my life did I think I was going to go through a situation like this one.”

Some people may assume that these employees are speaking Spanish in a way that others may think is rude. But they claim they are very professional at work and never speak Spanish around someone that may not understand them.

While these claims aren’t surprising, especially under this tense and traumatic Trump-era racism, it’s reassuring to know that state and local officials are supporting these employees.

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“Haines City is a well-diversified community,” Haines City Mayor Morris West said in a conference, according to the Palm Beach Post. “The facility that’s in question is in Haines City but is not a city of Haines City facility. I stand on behalf of these nurses that’s been [facing] allegations of discrimination against them. Haines City and my staff stand ready to support you nurses from any discrimination.”

Other advocates of these women include Respeta Mi Gente Coalition, which includes Alianza for Progress, Boricua Vota, Hispanic Federation, Misión Boricua, and Organize Florida. U.S. Rep. Darren Soto is also backing these women. 

It’s important to note that the United States does not have an official language.

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For all those people yelling at others, demanding them to speak Spanish, they should know English is not the official language in the U.S

There is nothing in the Constitution that states people in the United States, both citizens or otherwise, have to speak English and English only. Scholars say that the Founding Fathers didn’t include a clause about the English language because immigrants of the 13 colonies spoke other languages, including Dutch, French, and German. Native Americans spoke different languages as well. 

Lawmakers in the past, as recent as 2006, have attempted to make English the official language but thankfully, because of our democracy, the votes have never gone past the House. That doesn’t mean local and government officials haven’t tried to force English on everyone. It’s just part of our assimilation whether we like it or not. 

So the next time someone is yelling racist things such as “stop speaking Spanish” just yell back “English is not the official language of this country. Bye!” 

READ: A Puerto Rican Woman Serving In The Air Force Was Told To Stop Speaking Spanish While At Starbucks

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