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These 13 Latino Celebrities Are Not Staying Quiet After Trump’s Travel Ban

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On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that prohibited immigrants, including refugees, from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States — and people nationwide are uniting in protest.

According to The New York Times, the order calls for suspended entry of all refugees to the U.S. for 120 days, a ban on Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry for 90 days for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 

People flooded airports all over the country to protest this ban that some are calling unconstitutional.

Crowds protesting the Muslim ban at Raleigh-Durham Airport/ Araceli Cruz
CREDIT: Crowds protesting the Muslim ban at Raleigh-Durham Airport/ Araceli Cruz

Latino celebrities, like J.Lo, are voicing their thoughts on their social media profiles.


Jennifer Lopez can’t separate a nightmare from reality.

Brooklyn native Rosie Perez gave her hometown a shout out after protesters gathered in masses at Cadman Plaza.


The actress and activist tweeted throughout the weekend using the hashtags #immigrationban #NoBanNoWall and #MuslimBan.

Even though Gina Rodriguez was at the Golden Globes this weekend, she remained vocal all weekend long online.

No Muslim ban. No ban. No wall.

A photo posted by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on


The “Jane The Virgin” star effortlessly multitasked during this busy weekend and also revealed her new production deal with CBS to deliver shows featuring people of color.

America Ferrera encouraged her followers to join the protest at LAX.


She also told fans and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that she was deleting the Uber app from her phone for Uber’s recent breaking of strike lines after the New York Taxi Workers Alliance halted service to JFK Airport in solidarity with the protests there.

Gael García Bernal released a moving clip to help refugees.


The video explores how Bernal is helping refugees through Oxfam, and how you can help too.

Zoe Saldana shared a touching quote about discrimination.

A good person to remember in today's political climate. #fredkorematsu #happybirthday

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on


The actresses posted an image and quote by Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu, an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. He wanted to enlist in the U.S. military but was turned away because of his ethnicity. Google also celebrated Korematsu’s birthday today by featuring him on their homepage.

Actress Melonie Diaz got proactive by providing a record of her disapproval of Trump and his advisor Steve Bannon.


One of the most useful ways to make your voice be heard is to call your local senator or representative and tell them how you feel.

John Leguizamo was on social media all weekend telling his followers how to stay involved.

So many crazy policies out of this administration that this protestor had to get a #reusable sign

A photo posted by John Leguizamo (@johnleguizamo) on


The actor and civil rights activist went as far as rebooking a flight on Delta after Trump accused the airline of causing chaos at airports this weekend. Good on you, John!

Our favorite fast food joint gave out free burgers to protesters, and George Lopez helped spread the good news.


We all know how George Lopez feels about Trump, so this shout out to In-N-Out was especially meaningful. Burgers for standing up for our rights? It’s doesn’t get more chingon than that.

Cristela Alonzo told issue voters, who perhaps are having second thoughts about their presidential vote, how she truly feels.


The actress and comedian did not hold back this weekend.

Dascha Polanco shared incredible images of people protesting at various airports in the country.


The “Orange Is The New Black” actress was at the Golden Globes in L.A. but made time to show her support for protesters.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro put everything into perspective with this tweet:


Without each other, we have nothing. Strength in numbers! And this weekend’s protests proved just that.

And Rosario Dawson gave us all a glimmer of hope.


This quote, from one of the most famous refugees to have ever lived, is one that we must consider even though we seem to be at odds with each other.


READ: After Trump Threatens To Cancel Meeting With Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto Beats Him To The Punch

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If Your Favorite NFL Teams Were Soccer Clubs, Here's What They'd Look Like

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If Your Favorite NFL Teams Were Soccer Clubs, Here’s What They’d Look Like

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Last November, when the NFL made its way to Mexico City for the faceoff between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texas at the Estadio Azteca, several Mexican artists commemorated the event by reimagining the helmets of NFL teams.

Here’s an example:

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The helmets earned mixed reviews, probably because fans don’t want to see designs that stray from the aesthetic they’ve known for decades. Whether you like the designs or not, they definitely let you see your favorite team in a different perspective. In 2011, a designer named Jimmy Nutini did something similar, creating several mockups of NFL-inspired soccer jerseys.

Here’s what this season’s NFC champs, the Atlanta Falcons, would look like:

Jimmy Nutini Design / Blogspot
CREDIT: Jimmy Nutini Design / Blogspot

Here’s what their Super Bowl opponent, the New England Patriots would wear.

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CREDIT: Jimmy Nutini Design / Blogspot

Other popular teams, such as the Green Bay Packers…

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CREDIT: Jimmy Nutini Design / Blogspot

… and the Dallas Cowboys were also reimagined.

Jimmy Nutini Design / Blogspot
CREDIT: Jimmy Nutini Design / Blogspot

Wondering what’s up with the brand logos on the jerseys? It’s common for soccer clubs to have a jersey sponsor just below the chest area — some teams have several sponsors. In a blog post, Nutini explained why he used certain brand logos:

“I’m making my choices based upon the naming rights of the stadiums these teams play in.  If their stadiums don’t have naming rights, I use the rights from another stadium in the area. I think only one or two teams I’ve done have simply used large businesses headquartered in the team’s area. My focus is not on the kit sponsors but on the uniform designs as a whole, and how sponsors could fit on them.”

To see more of Nutini’s designs, which include the Pittsburg Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, check out his blog here, here and here.


READ: Meet Some of the Latino Football Players Who Made NFL History

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