With the recent release of his new album “Private Energy,”Helado Negro is quickly becoming one of the biggest advocates for Latino pride. His track “It’s My Brown Skin” is where that pride shines brightest, opening with the lines, “My skin glows in the dark shines in the light. It’s the color that holds me tight. My brown me is the shade that’s just for me.” The lyrics surf across a warm melody that’s as soothing as it is healing, like a much needed hug after a bad day. And with the political climate so cynical and anti-brown skin these days, a hug is totally welcome. Roberto Carlos Lange, the Ecuadorian-American who goes by Helado Negro, explained his motivation for the track in a recent interview with Vibe:
“[It’s My Brown Skin] is a song I thought of as a children’s song and also something romantic. It’s about the resilience of our skin, how it can stretch, grow, heal and scar.”
“Private Energy” also features Helado Negro’s “Young, Latin, and Proud,” a track that embraces sincere positivity for one’s own identity. “It feels good to be brown,” Lange explained to Vibe. “And I want all the other people who live in the United States who might be fear that their brown skin brings them trouble to use this as a meditation or a mantra.” Released on October 7, “Positive Energy” is available for purchase through Helado Negro’s Bandcamp, where you can check out the entire album before buying. Helado is also touring to promote the album, so check out his website for details on where he’ll be performing.
This election season has been crazy. These are the two least liked candidates in political history, and one of them has built a campaign by attacking different groups of people. There have been questions about emails, tapes, affairs and past actions, both political and private. And in this madness/sh*tshow that we call the political process, there has been one bright spot: Ana Navarro. Navarrro, a Republican strategist who supported Jeb Bush till the bitter end, has spent the remainder of the political race not letting Donald Trump get away with his rhetoric unscathed.
Ana Navarro has been warning the country and Republicans about Donald Trump since the beginning and hasn’t slowed down.
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Let’s get him some ice for that burn, shall we?
And she is not mincing her words about how she truly feels about him.
Trump's a racist. Bigot. Misogynist. Boasts of grabbing a woman's pussy. What the hell else do GOP leaders need to renounce this guy? What??
And she tried to lead the country through some lamaze exercises to get through the rest of the year.
She even stood up for Alicia Machado when Trump brought up her past weight gain.
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“There are a lot of women out there who are going to identify with a woman who eats under stress,” Navarro told Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany. “Not everybody is a size double zero. A lot of us have a digit in front of a zero … It is not helpful to have the guy who wants to be the president of the United States of America, including the president of overweight people like he is, to be bringing this up and relitigating it.”
Seriously, Navarro is not holding back when it comes to her thoughts on Trump.
Should Donald Trump drop out of the race? Yes. He should drop out of the human race.
She has proved her savagery multiple times, like this incident when interrupted by Helen Aguirre Ferré.
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Ferré was very outspoken against Trump on Twitter before she got a job with the Republican Nation Committee doing Latino Outreach. Once she got her RNC job, she went through and deleted all of her anti-Trump tweets, but Navarro is not one to forget such things.
She has no problem correcting Trump supporters on Twitter.
I am not running for President of the United States. If you do not understand that the standard is and should be higher, I can't explain it. https://t.co/LSp3REUHoN
If you think that saying things like that is OK for a presidential candidate, but not OK for a private citizen, there’s a problem.
She also praised all the Republican politicians that are not getting the Trump seal of approval.
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As she says, by him not endorsing those few politicians, it gives them chance to further their own careers when his tanks.
Most recently, she has led the charge against the #GropeGate excuses.
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“To compare running for president to an erotic film or an erotic movie, an erotic novel, is crazy,” Navarro told staunch Trump supporter Scottie Nell Hughes. “If he wants to be held to that standard, great. Then go write “The Art Of The Groping,” but if you are running for President to the United States, then you are a role model. You are a role model for children like your daughter that you keep mentioning.”
Nor will she be told that people who still support Trump claim to be offended when she uses the same language he does.
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She is letting the world know that Trump is not the embodiment of Republicans.
The (R) behind Donald Trump's name does not stand for Republican. It stands for REPREHENSIBLE. REPUGNANT. REPULSIVE.