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Jackie “Flaca” Cruz Talks Nearly Dying and Sexual Orientation

Jackie Cruz, the sexy and sassy Latina from Orange is the New Black, has her mom to thank for setting her straight after going through a rough, almost deadly patch.

The young actress was running in the wrong crowd when a drag-racing accident almost took her life.

“I woke from a coma to a collapsed lung, a swollen brain, and barely able to see.” And even though her mom was there by her side, Cruz thought she had disappointed her.

“I thought about all the beautiful women on stage I wanted to be, and I looked at myself, and thought I could never look beautiful like this. I would write to my mom and tell her how sorry I was for disappointing her. Then I got back in shape, started walking, then I started running. I finally started to feel good again.”

READ: Flaca Can Sing! Listen to Jackie Cruz Doing a Cover of Selena’s “Como La Flor”

Luckily, she did because her career is taking off. She’s now filming the fourth season of OITNB, two new films and a Selena cover album.

And although Cruz knows exactly where she’s going with her career, in terms of her sexual orientation, she said “I don’t know. I don’t think that’s a question I can answer yet. I love the person.”

Read more about Jackie Cruz from NOTOFU here.

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Selena Vinyl Re-Release Tops Vinyl Billboard Charts

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Selena Vinyl Re-Release Tops Vinyl Billboard Charts

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Selena continues to make moves on the charts decades after her death. The late-singer landed a No. 1 position on the Billboard Vinyl charts again because of her “Ones” rerelease.

Selena is on top of the charts again with an album rerelease.

“Ones,” a collection of Selena’s top hits, was re-released on vinyl and the rapid sale of the vinyl set launched the album to No. 1 on the Billboards vinyl chart. The chart has only been around for 9 years and Selena is already dominating.

People are very lucky to have received their limited-edition vinyl.

Who doesn’t like to experience Selena’s music on vinyl with a new crop top? It is the only correct outfit to wear when you are feeling yourself to the sounds of Selena.

Selena fans are so happy to see their favorite still making news.

It doesn’t take much to make Selena fans excited. It is easy to argue that the late-singer has a very excited and mobilized base of fans. People have kept her legacy and her fame alive all these years.

Now Selena fans want to see the rest of her albums re-released.

Just picture it. A world where you can get all of Selena’s albums released again as vinyl. What a wonderful world that would be, huh? Nothing like having a chance to buy more Selena merch because, tbh, you can never have enough.

Let’s take one more moment to admire this beautiful vinyl.

It is beautiful and glorious. The vinyl set is something we will always remember. Honestly, it is what la reina deserves.

READ: 20 Forgotten Photos Showing Selena With Today’s Biggest Celebrities

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OITNB Cast Join Forces For A Video Addressing The Need For Police Reform

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OITNB Cast Join Forces For A Video Addressing The Need For Police Reform

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The OITNB cast teamed up with Color of Change for an honest series of interviews about anti-racism.

Police brutality and reform are two of the biggest issues facing American society today. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have sparked national and global protests to save Black lives. Black Lives Matter has organized protests across the country that have caught the attention of everyone to demand racial justice.

In the above video, the cast of OITNB spends an hour interviewing people in the fight to end racism to help fans of the show take action. There are so many ways to be involved in the fight. Some people might now know ways to help organizations demanding justice for Black lives.

You can donate, protest (safely), and shop to help the Black community. There are various organizations, local, state, and national that are bailing out protesters, offering therapy assistance, and supporting Black political candidates.

If you are struggling to know how to help the Black Lives Matter movement, this video from the OITNB is a great resource.

READ: BTS And It’s ‘Army’ Donated Over $2 Million To Black Lives Matter

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