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These Celebrities Will Prove That Capricorns Are Hard Workers Who Thrive By Nature

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Full disclosure: you won’t find Rihanna on this list (Pisces), but we can all agree that her song “Work” is the anthem of Capricorns around the world. Capricorns are of the earth, which can make them grounded, level-headed people, but can also make them inflexible and stubborn. Igual.

These Capricorns have relentlessly climbed to the top of their industries, know how to work and play hard. Their zodiac symbol is an actual goat, you guys. Meet the G.O.A.T.s of our generation.

1. Naya Rivera

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Born and raised in Santa Clarita from January 12, 1987, onward, Rivera has been working since she was a baby, appearing in commercials for Kmart. When she was just 4 years old, she received a Young Artist Award nomination for her performance on The Royal Family.

2. Pitbull

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Formally known at birth (January 15, 1981) as Armando Christian Pérez, Pitbull has now become Mr. Worldwide. He’s literally started from nothing, the son of Cuban immigrants, and has built himself an empire.

3. Elizabeth Rodriguez

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Born on December 27, 1974, Rodriguez has climbed the performance ladder. We all know her as Aleida in Orange is the New Black, but most don’t know that she’s already a Tony award winner for her performance in a 2011 play, The Motherfucker with the Hat. Are we not surprised?

4. Junot Díaz

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Right under Cardi B, Junot Díaz is probably the most famous Dominican-American alive, with a Pulitzer Prize under his belt. The famous poet was born on December 31, 1968, in Santo Domingo.

5. Ricky Martin

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Our favorite boy band star grown up, Ricky Martin was actually born on Christmas Eve. Martin has been world-famous since he was just a boy, making Capricorns everywhere proud.

6. Héctor Elizondo

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The only Princess Diaries character that matters just turned 82 years old on December 22, 2018. Fun fact: Boricua Elizondo studied dance at Carnegie Hall when he was a young teen.

7. Isabella Castillo Díaz

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Born in Havana, Isabella Castillo Díaz is best known as Grachi en Grachi. Most people don’t know that while she was born on December 23, 1994, in Cuba, she emigrated to Belize by age three y despues a Miami. Literally, like any Capricorn, she’s been working since she was five years old.

8. Juan Gabriel

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Born as Alberto Aguilera Valadez on January 7, 1950, Mexico, world-famous singer Juan Gabriel was one of the most prolific songwriters in the world. Throughout his life, he sold over 200 million copies of his albums worldwide.

9. Diego Luna

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Born December 29, 1979, Luna is only 39 years old and is already a famous Mexican actor, director, and producer, influencing films like Y tu mamá tambiénMilkRudo y Cursi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryHe and Gael Garcia Bernal own Canana Films together, no big deal.

10. Don Francisco

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Famous television host Don Francisco was born on December 28, 1940, in Chile to German Jewish refugees who fled the Holocaust. Como Capricorns everywhere, he’s worked to have the world’s longest running TV variety show, meeting all the stars. Buena trabajo, Don Francisco.

11. Jose Alfredo Jimenez

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Born on January 19, 1926, Jiménez helped define Mexican rancheras as we know them. The rumor goes that he didn’t know how to play a single instrument, but composed over 1,000 songs, some of which were sung by the likes of Selena and Julio Iglesias. Buen trabajo.

12. Madison de la Garza

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Born on December 28, 2001, you might not recognize this young star, but you’ll remember her as la hija de Eva Longoria, Juanita Solis, on Desperate Housewives. She’s also Demi Lovato’s younger half-sister.

13. Ricardo Arjona

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Born on January 19, 1964, Arjona is the most successful Guatemalan singer-songwriter of all time, with more than 80 million albums sold. Oh, and he also toured with Guatemala’s national basketball team and has the record for most points scored in a single game by a Guatemalan. Overachiever.

14. Yandel

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Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, Yandel, of Wisin & Yandel, was born January 14, 1977, in Cayey, Puerto Rico. The family is very important to Capricorns, and Yandel proves it over and over again. He married his long-time novia, Edneris Espada Figuero fifteen years ago and together they have two teenage kids.

15. Samantha Boscarino

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Born on December 26, 1994, in Ventura County, Boscarino is Ecuadorian y Italian. You might remember her as Alicia Rivera in The Clique.

16. Wilson Cruz

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Born December 27, 1973, in Brooklyn, Cruz broke out as a star in the early 1990s while being an openly gay man of Puerto Rican descent, a feat worth celebrating alone. Add the fact that his first break-out role was in the now cult classic TV series My So-Called Life about Rickie Vasquez, a gay teen, and we’ve got a fully developed Capricorn getting what’s theirs.

17. Amoury Nolasco

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Another Christmas Eve baby, Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico to Dominican immigrants but moved to the Big Apple to pursue his career in acting. Like a Cap, he made it in series like CSI, and ER, eventually moving onto the movies in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Transformers and Prison Break.

18. David Archueleta

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Remember this American Idol icon who earned the second spot in American Idol’s seventh season? The Honduran was born on December 28, 1990, in Miami, and like every Capricorn on this list, he’s been actually winning competitions since he was ten years old at the Utah Talent Competition.

19. Marco Antonio Solís

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Born December 29, 1959, Solís has been performing since he was just six years old. Solís has won five Latin Grammy Awards, two Lo Nuestro Awards and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

20. Jesus Cristo

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You thought I’d leave out the most famous Capricorn in Latin culture? Psh, no. Next time your mami tells you that you’re such a stubborn Capricorn, tell her not to take the Lord’s name in vain.


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Cardi B Wants Bernie Sanders To Put Her Tax Money Toward Free Healthcare And Education

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Cardi B Wants Bernie Sanders To Put Her Tax Money Toward Free Healthcare And Education

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Cardi B refuses to be boxed into any archetype. The Afro-Dominican rapper has used her platform in the past to talk about the injustices of America’s healthcare system. This Monday, she effectively put her weight behind Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by telling her 6.7 million Twitter followers that she feels “really sad” about “how we let him down in 2016.”

Claro, Cardi B’s endorsement of the progressive Democratic socialist candidate has ignited a firestorm of responses from fans and haters alike. 

In a single tweet, Cardi acknowledged the authenticity of Bernie’s platform–which has remained consistent throughout decades of politics.

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Often, voters feel isolated from politics because political speech is too pedantic to resonate with. Cardi was speaking from the heart of America when she said that Bernie’s issues are not a “front” for a campaign to win. She believes Bernie’s passion to creating a safer America for all is genuine.

Bernie Sanders narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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It’s no secret that, after Trump won, the Democratic party experienced a deep disillusionment over party ideals. Bernie brought a much more progressive stance than establishment Democrats, advocating for free healthcare as an American right, free college tuition and equality for all. The Senator thanked her in a tweet that read, “Thank you @iamcardib! Our fight for justice is far from over and we are not giving up.” 

The conversation continued after a critic pointed out that Cardi has once complained about high taxes.

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The Twitter user seemed to think that Cardi’s disdain for high taxes would be in direct conflict with Bernie Sanders’s outspoken platform to raise taxes on the rich to effectively redistribute to the masses in the form of free healthcare and education. He was wrong.

His didn’t get away with going up against Cardi and Bernie without a good dog walk from Latinas in charge.

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It’s the name of the game–perception is a reality in politics. The perks of being a civilian are being able to say things like “que chinguen a su madre” to anyone who twists your words. 

Cardi clapped back by saying that she’s here for high taxes, but only if she can see her dollar effect positive change.

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With a large chunk of our taxes going to the military, subsidizing the dying dairy and meat industries, and a clear lack of funds directed towards the humanitarian crisis on the border, Cardi wants someone in power who will improve the quality of life for as many Americans as possible. She wants to see what she’s paying for.

Of course, the sexism and racism came out to play in the comment threads.

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This user claimed that “hood rats” are implicitly lacking the “mentality” to have political opinions. “I wish some people would stay in their lane,” is tantamount to someone like Trump telling The Squad to “go back” to “where they came from.” It implies that you’re born into the limits on your own agency, and it’s toxic thinking.

The Bardi Gang came through to defend Cardi’s right to use her political voice.

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Cardi B is an Afro-Latina woman who worked her way to fame by stripping at the club across from her high school. Her work has invited criticism from conservative pundits, claiming her body and sex-positive messaging is anti-feminist. As a black woman taking up space in the world, everything she does is overanalyzed.

 They also offered her support amidst all the “hate.”

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Other politically invested folks came through with comments like “Girl read about ELIZABETH WARREN,” and “Kamala2020 get down read up on her.” Sprinkled throughout were messages of support for Bernie, happy that 6.7 million followers could #FeelTheBern thanks to Cardi.

Cardi might be a celebrity, but she’s also a constituent who wants to see her taxes put an end to bankruptcy by medical and student loan debt.

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With 2020 around the corner, campaign season is in full swing again. As always, we are mitú and we want everyone to educate themselves about every candidate and get out the vote!

Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Gomez Is Fighting To Make Sure That Everyone Can Speak Openly And Honestly About Getting Help For Their Mental Health

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Selena Marie Gomez (born in Texas in 1992) has been in the public eye for as long as she can remember. She has been a role model for young girls as a singer and an actress and now is involved in more risqué films such as Spring Breakers, a delirious film by indie filmmaker Harmony Korine. Besides having a strong onscreen persona, Gomez has been in relationships with the likes of Justin Bieber, which of course turned the paparazzi attention and cameras to her. Suddenly, when she was barely a teenager her every move was being followed. Her life was sort of predestined to be great when she was named after the great late Selena Quintanilla. However, she has had to deal with divorce (her parents separated when she was five-years-old) and with weak health, as she was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, which ultimately forced her to get a kidney transplant. She found strength in her mom. Gomez has said that her mother “was really strong around me. Having me at 16 had to have been a big responsibility. She gave up everything for me, had three jobs, supported me, sacrificed her life for me.” That must provide so much strength for a woman of barely 26 but who has gone through more in her lifetime than many 50-year-olds.

This must not be easy for anyone, even more so for a Latino woman. Gomez knows that she has a microphone and that she can get to other girls and women. “The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power,” the young Latina star told Into the GlossShe has used this position of privilege to raise awareness on mental health issues, including suicide prevention, both as a celebrity and as a producer. She is also a supporter of associations such as Make A Wish (which grants children diagnosed with life-threatening conditions), the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. 

Selena Gomez fights for friendships above anything else: girl power.

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Gomez values friendship and spreads the word. She has such loyal friends that one even donated a kidney when Gomez needed a transplant. She says: “People are put into your life for seasons, for different reasons, and to teach you lessons”: Selena, we couldn’t agree more.

She gets politically enraged when it matters.

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Gomez knows that a lot of mental health issues concerning young women are related to the policing of their sexuality and reproductive rights. She gets political when she feels the need to, particularly with issues concerning the mental health and general wellbeing of young women like herself. 

She asks her fans to be strong, but to also look for help when needed.

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Her advice: “I’ve learned there’s power deep down inside yourself, and you can find it when you don’t give up on yourself and when you ask for help.” This is so real it hurts: even someone like her, who in the eyes of her fans might seem to have it all, needs to be humble and honest in reaching out to others when the world seems bleak. There is always someone who cares if you are OK. 

She stands up for migrants.

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Gomez doesn’t get political often, but when she does she always stands up for the minority communities. She has been a vocal advocate for migrant rights and the rights of women. She even wore a 1973 necklace as one of very few Latina celebs speaking up for abortion rights.

She even takes a stand from DACA recipients and Dreamers.

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She has used her social media accounts, which have followers in the millions, to call her fans to action. She is clearly showing the world that she does care and she is paying attention. 

She delivers a message of self-acceptance, which led her to produce 13 Reasons Why.

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Gomez’s mother, Amanda, had her when she was just 16, and then raised her by herself. She was also the one that gave Gomez the book on which the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why is based. The show was controversial because it spoke about mental health issues and suicide, topics that are fundamental to discuss with young vulnerable populations but that remain a taboo. However, Gomez’s message is optimistic. She has said: “I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful.” Preach! 

13 Reasons Why put mental health issues at the forefront of public media debate.

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“I get it all day, every day, that I’m not sexy enough, or I’m not cool enough, or if I did this I would be accepted… I promise you that each and every one of you is made to be who you are and that’s what’s so attractive and beautiful. Please don’t forget that, even when it gets hard,” she said in an interview for the Huffington PostAnd this is exactly the message that she conveys in her project. Taking on Jay Asher’s literary world, she and the series creative team were able to show mental health and suicide from all possible angles. 

She takes fame with a grain of salt.

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She has been famous for a big portion of her life, but she knows that todo es pasajero, and that at the end who you are does not depend merely on adulation: “You are not defined by an Instagram photo, by a ‘Like,’ by a comment. That does not define you.”

Body positivity is her mantra.

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“I feel very empowered and confident and comfortable with where I am. And I think it took me a long time to get there because, you know, the past year was so interesting because I’ve never been body-shamed before… I did gain weight, but I don’t care,” she said at On Air with Ryan SeacrestThis is a great, positive message for someone who is followed by millions of young women throughout the world, particularly in a day and age when standards of beauty are twisted and self-love is hard to achieve. 

She is an active advocate of girl power.

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Perhaps following the example of her mother, who basically raised her alone while holding down as many jobs as necessary to make ends meet, Gomez says: “I don’t want to become little or hurt or a victim. I want to be strong for girls…I just want them to know that there is an option of standing up for yourself.” Additionally, she was named a United Nations Ambassador in 2009, and in this role, she has worked particularly in empowering vulnerable children by helping provide clean water, education, and medical services. 

You learn from your mistakes.

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Perhaps most importantly, she knows that many see her as a role model and that this brings a huge deal of responsibility. “I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids,” she told E! Online.

READ: “13 Reasons Why” Does Much More Than Glorify Suicide, Selena Gomez Explained

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