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Officials Arrest Self-Proclaimed Influencer For Fraud After Seeing Her Instagram Account

Many of the great visionaries of our time have lived by the motto “fake it, till you make it.” Faking it, however, doesn’t constitute breaking the law. Do you need proof?

Just take a look at the recent college bribery scandal or Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes who lied about her startup to garner millions from investors.

Ironically the lies are only revealed until you have actually made it and by then it’s too late — you’re done. That’s what is going down with a young self-proclaimed social media influencer.

A 26-year-old Miami “influencer” got herself and parents arrested after authorities caught wind of her Instagram account.

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Jenny Ambuila, a student at the University of Miami, was in Colombia with her parents during a recent holiday, which is also where her family is from. It is there that police officials arrested her parents and put her on house arrest. Officials charged them with fraud.

Jenny’s father Omar Ambuila worked at the Port Authority in Colombia and reportedly has a salary of $3,000 a month. That kind of salary doesn’t afford Lamborghinis, Chanel, or lavish trips to Paris. Though, that’s precisely what you’ll see from Jenny’s IG.

It was in 2018 that she began posting images of shopping sprees. That’s what led authorities to crack the case on this money laundering scheme.

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According to the Daily Mail, Colombian authorities have been trying to close in on the corruption at the port, which is where her dad worked.

“This is a fundamental case in our fight against smuggling. We are going after all of this corrupt structure, and the resources behind them,” Andres Jimenez, a Colombian prosecutor, told a local radio station, according to the British tabloid.

While Jenny is under house arrest, she’s still posting on social media.

Instagram/@jenny_ambuila_chara

Jenny said in a recent Insta-story that her Lamborghini was given to her because she’s an influencer, but with only 4,000 followers since she launched her account last year, we’d hardly consider her an influencer.

Her father reportedly allowed untaxed good to enter Colombia and took millions from it.

The arrests in Colombia also included another customs official that worked alongside him. The Mail reports that he “received at least $600,000 in bribes since 2012 in overseas payments.”

She might not have influencer cred, but she’s officially making headlines. And, you know what they say “any press is good press.” Congrats!

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Black Women And Indigenous Girls Are Getting Super Glam In This Challenge And Wow I’ve Been Wearing Sweatpants For Too Long

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Black Women And Indigenous Girls Are Getting Super Glam In This Challenge And Wow I’ve Been Wearing Sweatpants For Too Long

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There’s no denying that the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have touched nearly every corner and industry of the world. Even the fashion industry.

Brands and design houses have been forced to close up shop and postpone upcoming runway shows. Some of the most beloved events in fashion have also been shut down. This week it was announced that the Met Gala and the CFDA Award were postponed indefinitely and department stores around the world including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s have shut down. What’s more, individually we’ve all have kind of resided to the world of sweatpants. Wearing comfy clothes and doing no makeup while forced to stay in isolation (which you should absolutely be doing in this time).

Fortunately, a new video challenge is reminding women and men that they don’t have to be descuidada while practicing social distancing.

Black women on Instagram and twitter are the genius and glam minds behind the #DontRushChallenge which uses smart editing tricks to make it look like the women are tossing objects to one another as they transform from stay-at-home comfort to high end looks.

According to HuffPost “the origins for the challenge are currently unknown, but Essence reports that many are popularized by an Instagram account for African beauty influencers.”

Black women from around the globe including South Africa, Nigeria, and other countries are laying down their best at-home fashion shows.

One woman by the name of Ronke Raji, opened up about the trend which she did not originate.

The version above was posted by Raji, who is according to BuzzFeed a 29-year-old content creator in Baltimore. Raji didn’t start the trend but the version she made with her friends is one of the most popular ones posted. In an interview with BuzzFeed, Raji explained that “Basically I had called my friends and I was like hey there’s this challenge I see going around, is this something you’d want to do?” Raji told BuzzFeed the challenge was an opportunity for her and her friends to express themselves, “but also to inspire people, who can see the video and see these ladies are beautiful and think ‘I’m beautiful too.'”

Raji and her click aren’t the only Black women taking part. Plenty are coming together for the #dontrushchallenge videos and they will leave you stunned.

Take for example this challenge featuring Black women in the military.

And this one highlighting Black female doctors.

And this one featuring women of different backgrounds!

Even young Indigenous girls are taking part in the challenge!

And this one for the boys!

Doing the challenge? Be sure to tag us in it on Instagram!

Cardi B Talks About The Growing Coronavirus Pandemic And How ‘S–t Gettin’ Real’

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Cardi B Talks About The Growing Coronavirus Pandemic And How ‘S–t Gettin’ Real’

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Cardi B is known for her music and her videos on social media. She has been able to break down issues in our politics as well as defending laborers and sex workers. Now, the rapper is discussing one topic that has everyone talking: the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Cardi B is getting nervous about novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Like only Cardi B can, the rapper injected a little bit of humor into this dark and scary time for so many Americans. Schools are being closed. The NBA has suspended the rest of the 2020 season. New York is closing down Broadway after gatherings of 500 people were banned by the governor.

Cardi B addressed the health crisis on Instagram because she often shares her opinions to give a different perspective.

“Government, let me tell y’all m—— f——— something. I don’t know what the f— this coronavirus is about,” Cardi B said in the video. “I don’t understand how this shit was from Wuhan, China now all of a sudden this shit is on our m—— f——— soil. And let me tell y’all something. I’m not even gonna front. A bitch is scared. I’m a little scared, you know what I’m saying. Like, shit got me panicking.”

Cardi B admitted that she might not have taken this viral pandemic seriously enough at the beginning but now “s— is getting real.”

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But now, she is getting ready in response to the virus spreading across the U.S. According to the latest numbers, the U.S. currently has more than 1,300 people sick with the novel coronavirus. Thurty-eight people, mainly based in Washington state, have died of COVID-19. The most common demographic to die from the coronavirus are the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes.

During a second video, Cardi B injects a little bit of her classic style of humor with some rubbing alcohol.

Cardi B speaks on the real effect the coronavirus is having on the stock market and the real impact the virus will have on everyday people.

“Government. Government. Government. You wanna know something. I know s—’s getting real,” Cardi B says in the video. “Once the stock market starts going low, that’s how I know s—’s getting real cause ain’t nothing that white corporate America hates the most than losing m—— f——— money.”

She continued by telling viewers that she just wants to know a basic timetable of what to expect from this disease so she can start stocking up on emergency food. She also says she was considering moving to on of the Caribbean islands but that the disease spreading there is leaving with the option to move to Antarctica.

Health experts are currently working to find a vaccine for COVID-19. However, it is estimated that we are a year and a half away from achieving the vaccine.

The best way to prevent catching the virus is to wash your hands with soap and water for 24 seconds multiple times throughout the day after touching surfaces. It is also beneficial to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as that’s one way the virus can take hold.

READ: What To Know About The Coronavirus And How To Prevent It