People Went All Out For El Día de los Muertos and We Are Here For It

El Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated November 1 and 2. Families and friends gather to remember the dead. The celebrations include creation of ofrendas to remember the dead, traditional dishes for the Day of the Dead , and face painted calaveras. Here are some of our favorite Dia de los Muertos looks and altars on Instagram.

This “Coco” inspired look is FIRE @jesspleaseee

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🎶 Recuérdame 🎶💕 Sorpresa! There’s one last look up my sleeve after all 😏🇲🇽 The movie COCO holds such a special place in my heart. As a Rivera myself, I knew I just HAD to honor the Matriarch of this family 😌💜 I wanted to save the best for last and although it might not be Halloween anymore, I felt this look was better suited for today on Día de los Muertos instead 🌹 As an FYI…I’m OBSESSED with this dress! I bought it at @adelitasapparel and it’s freaking BEAUTIFUL. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was perfect for Imelda 💜 I can’t wait to wear it out in the real world! . . . #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #disney #coco #pixar #cocomovie #mamaimelda #adelitasapparel

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Check out this staircase altar by @salma_cortez

How adorable are these siblings! @thecruzfeels

This family dressed up in traditional clothes to celebrate el Día de Los Muertos @angela_bernabe

@Nansea.m did an altar in honor and remembrance of her dad

This La Catrina inspired look is just WOW @asthetic_ariel 

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Un Poco Loco 🌹💀✨ . . Inspired by @iluvsarahii and @lilylove213 ❤️✨✨ . . FACE: @shadowmooncosmetics pigment in SHADOW @kaima_cosmetics Diamond Glitter Eyeshadow in HALO @makeupforever #flashpalette #makeupforever @beautybaycom @nikkietutorials #nikkietutorialsxbeautybay palette @tatibeauty #texturedneutrals @getstonned gems @true_beauty_lashes in “All Things Fierce” @elfcosmetics liquid matte lipstick in Praline @ofracosmetics highlighter in Rodeo Drive #ofracosmetics #ofrabeauties @morphebrushes #morphebrushes #morphebabe @smashboxcosmetics #smashboxcosmetics . . #catrina #catrinamakeup #catrinas #mexico #mexico🇲🇽 #love_mexico #diadelosmuertos #diademuertos #vive_mexico #latinamas #maquillaje #maquillajeprofesional @nyxcosmetics @fiercebymitu @latinas_glam

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@itstonii_ shared her Calavera altar

This vibrant look on @sindymua is amazing!

This dog guarding the altar is just what we needed  @xochitl_with_an_x

The makeup look is just too good @thedapperdaniel

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Every Día de Los Muertos, I take time to reflect and honor those who have passed in my personal life; this year was my sweet little dog Delilah who passed in February. I started thinking also about those who have helped to shape our world, like Ruth Bader Ginsberg and John Lewis. Those who have died at the hands of a system that claims to protect us, like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. And lately, my deepest thoughts have been about my ancestors: generations and generations of people who have been persecuted for being who they are. My indigenous ancestors from the Chichimeca tribe in Mexico who were murdered by colonizers, my Mexican-American ancestors who have been discriminated against by people in this country, my female ancestors who have endured abuse from men for far too long, my queer ancestors who have been hated for being who they are and were killed by a disease that was left to wipe out an entire generation. It breaks my heart to think about all the pain and suffering that my ancestors have endured, and then I think about how in many ways, this hate is very much what we still are fighting today. But then, I remind myself that I’m here today. Through all of that, my ancestors have persevered so that I and my siblings from all marginalized communities can bring justice in their honor. I’m reminded why I need to continue fighting, I’m reminded why I need to continue taking up space and shutting out my imposter syndrome that tries to eat at me every single minute of the day. We have so much more that we need to do, but I hope that somewhere in the Universe, my ancestors see that we’re trying so hard and will one day bring them the peace and joy they deserve 🧡

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@myfamilywanders representing the culture

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“Tápame con tu rebozo Llorona porque Me muero de frío.” #diadelosmuertos 🧡 History: Day of the Dead originated several thousand years ago with the Aztec, Toltec, and other Nahua people, who considered mourning the dead disrespectful. For these pre-Hispanic cultures, death was a natural phase in life’s long continuum. The dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth. Today’s Día de los Muertos celebration is a mash-up of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Christian feasts. It takes place on November 1 and 2—All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day on the Catholic calendar—around the time of the fall maize harvest.

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A Bruno Mars Catfish Seduced a Texas Woman Over Instagram and Scammed Her Out of $100k


A Bruno Mars Catfish Seduced a Texas Woman Over Instagram and Scammed Her Out of $100k

When certain fans say that they’d do anything for their favorite celebrity, we usually assume they mean, in a manner of speaking. But in the case of one Bruno Mars fan, that sentiment couldn’t be more serious.

Recently, a 63-year-old Texas woman was swindled out of $100,000 by a catfish pretending to be Bruno Mars.

Yeah, folks. We’re serious. According to Houston authorities, an unnamed Texas woman sent multiple checks to her online lover–whom she believed to be Grammy-award-winning, multi-platinum artist, Bruno Mars.

According to legal documents, the woman created an Instagram page in 2018 in order to find “companionship”. She was soon thereafter contacted by another Instagram user who claimed to be Bruno Mars. The fraudster sent the woman what she believed was ample evidence–multiple texts and photos that “proved” he was on tour.

According to the Texas woman, she believed that her and Mars had “fallen in love” and developed a “meaningful relationship.” According to court documents, the Mars impersonator even promised to quit his 24k tour in order to be with her.

Once Catfish Bruno gained the woman’s trust, he asked her for $100,000 for “tour expenses.” And the woman complied.

First, the Bruno Mars imposter asked her for a $10,000 check via mail. When the woman sent that, the Mars imposter asked for an additional $90,000. The woman wrote that check as well.

The checks were sent to different accounts owned by two men: a man named Chinwendu Azuonwu and his accomplice, Basil Amadi.

It seems that at some point, the woman became aware that she was being scammed and then contacted the authorities. It was then that the police traced the bank accounts back to Azuonwu and Amadi. The men were then arrested and charged with multiple accounts of money laundering.

After the news broke about the Bruno Mars catfish, naturally, the internet had a few questions.

We get that this woman was lonely and in want of companionship, but there’s a line between desperation and delusion.

Many people were caught between pity and disbelief.

We understand that older people aren’t as tech-savvy, but some common sense would’ve told you that a multimillionaire doesn’t need money from a random lady in Texas.

Some people were calling for a deep-dive documentary, MTV “Catfish” style.

Ok, we’d 100% watch this. We want to know how faux-Bruno wooed her, how she convinced herself a rich celebrity needed money, and how she finally became savvy to the scam.

Another question being asked: who has a cool $100k just sitting around?

And how did the scam artists know to target someone so rich?! We hope she the police were able to recover the money, otherwise this woman is going to have a tough retirement.

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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