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This NYC Based Program Is Giving Latinos The Opportunity To Share Their Jokes With The World

Room 28 Comedy is killing the sketch comedy game. They’re based in New York City, and they’re a bunch of hilarious Latinos making digital content for our delight. If you’re wondering about their name, the name comes from the Dominican Republic mental institution at the 28th milepost between the cities of Santiago and Santo Domingo. We all need a little humor to keep sane, right? Here are the 10 funniest sketches from Room 28 Comedy that just might make you pee from laughing so hard…

1. If Eleven From “Stranger Things” Gave Catcallers What They Deserved – A Drake Parody


OK, there’s a lot going on in this video, but it’s really spot on. Room 28 Comedy taps into the powers of Eleven from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Drake’s hit song “Controlla” to totally give UPS drivers, abuelos and shady neighborhood dudes the boot. Ain’t nobody going to mess with these girls when they’re singing their song.

2. If Big Sean Rapped About Trump – IDFWU Parody


Stand up and preach! While technically this video is a “parody”, it’s pretty damn real. Thanks to Trump’s heinous comments about the Latino community, Room 28 Comedy made this dope track to explain why Latinos won’t be voting for him anytime soon. Praise.

3. Bodega Wars: Johnson’s Grocery Store vs. Hector’s Bodega


OH SNAP! It’s the war of the bodegas, and Room 28 knows what’s up. Which grocery store clerk will come out on top as they compete for the neighborhood business?! I mean, is Hector lying?

4. Luciano Car Dealership… It’s Sketchy AF


When you visit the Luciano Car Dealership, you’re guaranteed great prices, excellent customer service, and… NO GHOSTS. This is obviously the most important thing when shopping for a new car.

5. There’s farmersonly.com, Then There’s LOOKATME.COM.


Crazy people need love too, y’all. Which is why there’s now a dating site for unstable people! Hooray! Lookatme.com is the perfect place for the insane.

6. Virtual Reality


The idea of virtual reality is always an interesting one… but what happens when that ish gets a little too real?! When your virtual girlfriend is cheating on you, you know it’s bad.

7. Bernie To Clinton Be Like ‘Why You Always Lyin’ ?


When society has the attention span of a fish, and everything needs to be consumed in under a minute, it’s only natural it would bleed into the news. Enjoy – INSTANEWS. News fast and to the point. Honestly, how everything should be.

8. Face2Face


Honestly? I would definitely watch this movie. In this sketch, Room 28 Comedy explores the idea that every international spy has the same idea to wear masks to infiltrate hideouts.

9. Cruz Moving Company


Finally!  A moving company that will not only help you move your belongings… but also… you? Huh? Honestly, this sounds kind of great. I would enjoy someone just carrying me around places.


READ: 10 Latina Comedians Who Should Be On SNL Right Now

What is your favorite Room 28 Comedy sketch? Let us know in the comments below!

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From COVID To Elections, Here’s Why Misinformation Targets Latinos

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From COVID To Elections, Here’s Why Misinformation Targets Latinos

One of the big surprises of the 2020 election was how even though most Latino voters across the U.S. voted for Joe Biden, in some counties of competitive states like Florida and Texas, a higher-than-expected percentage of Latinos supported Donald Trump. One factor that many believe played a role: online misinformation about the Democratic candidate.

Another important subject that’s been victim of a massive misinformation campaign is the Coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing vaccination program. But why does #fakenews so heavily target the Latino community?

Since the 2020 campaign, a large misinformation campaign has target Latinos.

Although fake news is nothing new, in the campaign leading up to the 2020 elections it morphed into something more sinister – a campaign to influence Latino voters with false information. The largely undetected movement helped depress turnout and spread disinformation about Democrat Joe Biden.

The effort showed how social media and other technology can be leveraged to spread misinformation so quickly that those trying to stop it cannot keep up. There were signs that it worked as Donald Trump swung large numbers of Latino votes in the 2020 presidential race in some areas that had been Democratic strongholds.

Videos and pictures were doctored. Quotes were taken out of context. Conspiracy theories were fanned, including that voting by mail was rigged, that the Black Lives Matter movement had ties to witchcraft and that Biden was beholden to a cabal of socialists.

That flow of misinformation has only intensified since Election Day, researchers and political analysts say, stoking Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen and false narratives around the mob that overran the Capitol. More recently, it has morphed into efforts to undermine vaccination efforts against the coronavirus.

The misinformation campaign could have major impacts on our politics.

Several misinformation researchers say there is an alarming amount of misinformation about voter fraud and Democratic leaders being shared in Latino social media communities. Biden is a popular target, with misinformation ranging from exaggerated claims that he embraces Fidel Castro-style socialism to more patently false and outlandish ones, for instance that the president-elect supports abortion minutes before a child’s birth or that he orchestrated a caravan of Cuban immigrants to infiltrate the US Southern border and disrupt the election process.

Democratic strategists looking ahead to the 2022 midterm elections are concerned about how this might sway Latino voters in the future. They acknowledge that conservatives in traditional media and the political establishment have pushed false narratives as well, but say that social media misinformation deserves special attention: It appears to be a growing problem, and it can be hard to track and understand.

Some believe that Latinos may be more likely to believe a message shared by friends, family members, or people from their cultural community in a WhatsApp or Telegram group rather than an arbitrary mainstream US news outlet; research has found that people believe news articles more when they’re shared by people they trust.

Fake news is also impacting our community’s response to the pandemic.

Vaccination programs work best when as many people as possible get vaccinated, but Latinos in the United States are getting inoculated at lower rates.

In Florida, for example, Latinos are 27% of the population but they’ve made up only about 17% of COVID-19 vaccinations so far, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation. And Latinos are relying on social media and word-of-mouth for information on vaccines — even when it’s wrong. There’s myths circulating around the vaccine, whether you can trust it and the possible the long-term effects.

And it’s not just obstacles to getting information in Spanish, but also in many of the native Mayan indigenous languages that farmworkers speak in South Florida.

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

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Jenny Solares Is One IG Creator Everyone Needs To Follow

A year in quarantine has led so many of us to doom scroll and get lost in social media. As a result, some people are getting more recognition and one person who should be getting your attention is Jenny Solares, or @es_jenny_solares on Instagram.

Jenny Solares is here with the relatable content we all want.

The Guatemalan content creator knows what the people want to see. How many times have you heard someone say that they like a woman who can eat? Well, as Jenny urges, prove it, y’all. Take your lady out and get her all of the food that she wants. Let’s go!

Now, that’s how you add salsa to someone’s food. If you didn’t already think this way when adding salsa to your tacos, you definitely will now. It’s just impossible not to.

We also love seeing her collaborating with Estefania Saavedra, a fellow Latina creator. A rising tide lifts all boats so we appreciate seeing these Latinas working together.

Solares is even creating brand new identities.

Cholas will forever have a place in our hearts. We know cholas. We love cholas. We are related to cholas. Solares’ creation of the glola is truly a work of art. Just because you’re a chola doesn’t mean you can’t love glitter and colors.

She’s even got some of the Covid humor in check.

There are going to be so many school assignments about this year in the coming years. Kids will be learning about the time the world stood still as we battled an out-of-control virus. It is going to be us having to tell the little ones about that time and it’s going to be rough. Get ready to reliving everything we have been dealing with for the last year.

On top of all of the comedy, Solares is ready to show her fans some real love for their support.

“Thank you all for letting me be me. Thank you for appreciating my silliness, my craziness, my songs, my dances, my imperfections,” Solares tells her fans in a year-end video. “Thank you for letting me be myself. This year was full of so much sadness, uncertainty, frustration, and, for a lot of people, loneliness. Thank you all for not letting me feel that loneliness.”

Thank you, Jenny. Your comedy has been a bright spot for so many during an incredibly hard and sad year.

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