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Anti-Trump And Pro-Trump Messages Were Sent At The Grammys

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This year’s GRAMMYs were filled with surprise wins, great performances and, of course, Latinxs doing their things. While everyone else is still in shock that Adele won Record and Album of the Year over Beyoncé, there were a few other moments that caught our attention. Here are some of the top Latinx moments from the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Jennifer Lopez opened things by making it clear why everyone was there that night: to celebrate the power of art.

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“It is about the music, the words, and the voices. How they move us, inspire us, and touch all our lives. At this particular moment in history, our voices are needed more than ever,” J.Lo told the crowd. “As Toni Morrison once said, ‘This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self pity, no need for silence, and no room for fear. We do language. That is how civilizations heal.'”

Northern Cree and Carla Morrison shared the stage and slayed their performance.


At the end of her song, Morrison gave Mexico a little shout out saying, “Arriba México, señores.” ??

Gina Rodriguez was poppin’ in her lacy black dress when she introduced Alicia Keys and Maren Morris to the stage.


Tbh, their performance was amazing but some people were absolutely floored by her outfit of choice.

Demi Lovato channeled Cher and gave a Bee Gees tribute dressed as a disco queen.


#Flawless

The ever-smooth Bruno Mars came through and gave a performance that would have made Prince proud.


He owned his performance with such confidence and grace that it’s no surprise that people are loving it.

Jesse and Joy won the award for Best Latin Pop Album for “Un Besito Más” and their speech was inspiring.

This is for all the #Latinos all over the world!!! Esto es para todos los latinos del mundo!!!
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“We want to thank God, we want to thank our fans. We want to thank the academy. This means so much to us. The name of the album, ‘Un Besito Más’ is a song we wrote for our daddy who passed away and we’re so proud to be Mexican-Americans,” Joy said. “This goes to all the Hispanics out there in this country. To every minority group: we are with you. We stand with you.”

Joy Villa made her own political statement by wearing a Make America Great Again dress complete with “TRUMP” on her train.


She might have faced some backlash from that stunt but every American is entitled to their opinions. Those record sales don’t hurt either.


READ: Weeks After Kissing J.Lo At The Latin Grammys, Marc Anthony Is Getting Divorced

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Tech Workers Protested Trump's Immigration Ban In San Francisco

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Tech Workers Protested Trump’s Immigration Ban In San Francisco

San Francisco’s tech workers have a message for President Trump.

The day before Valentine’s Day, tech workers in San Francisco gathered in front of the Children’s Creativity Museum to protest President Trump and his recent immigration policies. Even though his original executive order banning refugees and immigrants from Yemen, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Syria was blocked by the courts, it hasn’t stopped Trump from continuing the fight. Trump has announced that he will be issuing a different immigration order after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the original court decision to block the ban, even though he is now appealing the decision. Tech companies and others in Silicon Valley are worried about the Trump administration possible plans to overhaul the H-1B visa program, according to Bloomberg. H-1B visas are non-immigrant work visas that allow workers to live in the U.S. to work, which is the very same program Trump has admitted to using himself for his businesses.

Tech workers from LinkedIn, Cisco, and Apple joined to show support for immigrant workers, according to TechCrunch.


“Yes, because money matters,” Judy Tuan, one of the protest organizers and a engineer for IndieGoGo, told TechCrunch about whether this protest will do anything. “An immigration ban is super detrimental to the workforce. Like, talking about diversity as a moral good isn’t something that historically works, but talking about diversity and immigration and other things from the point of view from the bottom line does work.”

Only time will tell what Trump and his administration will do regarding H-1B visas.


As it stands, there are only 65,000 H-1B visas granted a year to those who have a bachelor’s degree, are working in a specialized occupation and will be earning a wage. There are an additional 20,000 H-1B visas granted to those with master’s degrees if necessary.


(H/T: TechCrunch)

READ: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts To Protesters Using His Lyrics On Signs

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