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Mexican Farmworkers Are Battling Wildfires To Protect A County In California That Primarily Supports Trump

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The deadly Carr Fire has burned through Northern California and more than 13,000 firefighters have been battling the blaze for nearly two weeks, according to the LA Times. At the forefront of rescue efforts are Mexican immigrants that have come from Washington, Oregon and California to work as contract firefighters. Many spend their off-seasons picking oranges, lemons and cherries back home trying to make a living but when wildfire season starts they join a private contract fire crew.

The LA Times reports that there were 2,408 immigrant firefighters in California in 2016, compared to 1,288 in 2011.

The Carr Fire has been burning though Shasta County, which is 162 miles north of Sacramento, and is already the sixth most destructive in California history. Yet these dangerous conditions haven’t deterred firefighters like Federico Rocha Sr., a Mexican immigrant and fire crew leader. Rocha told the LA Times that the number of Latino and immigrant firefighters has been on the rise.

“I’d say for the last 15 years, the Hispanic population started to get more involved in this kind of work,” Rocha told the LA Times. “When people appreciate what we do, it makes us feel good,” he said. “Even at stores, people thank us and they’re happy we’re here helping.”

The Carr Fire is located in Shasta County where 65 percent of residents voted for President Trump.

Residents of Shasta County also voted to become a “non-sanctuary” zone for undocumented immigrants this year. But the firefighters have put politics aside to help their fellow Americans during this intense wildfire. Mike Mohler, deputy director of communications for Cal Fire, says the department is well diverse.

“I know we have Russians and we have Mexicans represented up and down the state,” he told the LA Times. “We should have a decent influence, but now I’m curious.”

Read more about the Carr Fire from the Los Angeles Times by clicking here.


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Cardi B And Offset Won't Have To Worry About Much After Being Showered With So Many Gifts For Their Baby

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Cardi B And Offset Won’t Have To Worry About Much After Being Showered With So Many Gifts For Their Baby

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It’s no news that Cardi B and Offset have welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their lives and named her Kulture. We haven’t seen photos of the lucky bebe yet, but we have seen mad photos of the baby gifts that just keep flooding their mailbox.

So far, Kulture has been gifted at least $7,000 in designer fashions from Versace changing bags to Fendi strollers, she’s already living her best life. Low key, if we had the same friends as Cardi B, we’d love to have a baby. Here are some of the gifts that are giving us some serious baby envy right now.

Some gift givers kept it light and funny for the rapper.

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Honestly, this kind of flower arrangement is equal parts beautiful and hilarious. Who wouldn’t like to know that they are more than just a mother after having a sweet, beautiful baby.

The Bardi Baby Bodega set the bar for Kulture gifts.

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Cardi B threw a Bronx Fairy Tale themed baby shower, that touched on her own upbringing con la bodega. Talk about an adorable set up for a great baby shower and start to a life as a family unit..

As parting gifts, they gave their guests custom baby blankets.

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It took over 40 people and two days to set up the baby shower in Atlanta. You know it also took weeks of planning to print all of these gorgeous labels.

The treats were rica af.

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The couple offered a five tier cake, and get this: the layers were Dominican pineapple, strawberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache, and honey bun flavors. How can we get invited to the next baby shower?

Obviously there would also be some coquito for everyone.

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She did say the Bronx, okay? Cardi B and Offset couldn’t be more excited to be parents and celebrate their little muñeca linda coming into this life with them.

Their home was flooded with packages for Kulture with so much love.

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If you’re not already following Cardi B on Instagram, you’re missing out. Once a week, she gives shoutouts to some of our other favorite celebrities for some of the most insane gifts.

Baby Kulture has received so many gifts that Cardi B has lost track of who sent what.

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“Somebody gave me this ugly ass flamingo, but for some reason I like him, and everybody else in the house likes him. I don’t know who put that green bandana on his head but whatever.”

Things got super personal with a Baby Bardi stroller and carrier.

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The wheels are even gold rims. We cannot wait to see pictures of lil Kulture in this cutie stroller or all of her strollers for that matter.

Yup, Kulture already has at least $4,000 in strollers.

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In Cardi’s own words, “this is 2020 modern sh*t.”

“Someone gave me this poppin-ass Fendy stroller with the Fendy diaper bag and IDK who sent it to me, but I’m finna find out. Your motha’s got the whips.”

Plus, Tiffany bows and a Givenchy teddy bear because duh.

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The teddy bear is $195. I mean, that is an anatomically perfectly cute teddy bear, so it’s reasonable. Meanwhile, my teddy bear came from Toys ‘R Us.

Good to know that it was all 100 percent necessary.

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“Every bottle, every diaper wipes, every pampers, everything, every binky, everything that people…from the smallest thing to the biggest thing… trust me it has been used.”

What proper bebe doesn’t need a massage baby seat?

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“This shit fire right here. I think this gives massages and all that shit. My baby finna feel right and it matches my truck owwww.”

Even Chipotle is dishin’ out that chips, guac and queso.

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They sent her a literal briefcase filled to the brim with a lifetime supply of free chips and guac, with a h/t to her collab with J.Lo on “Dinero”:

“We hear you Cardi B. Here’s all the chips, guac and queso, the most precious dinero.”

Meanwhile, Kulture got a lifetime supply of Adidas which is genius.

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One pair in every size. Atlantic Records sent this over and Cardi and Kulture will be thanking them through the ages. Freakin’ genius.

At this point, Cardi doesn’t need to buy a single thing for Kulture.

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“Oooooh, someone’s gonna be so popping’ in her cute little bows, but my baby got such a cute tiny little head right now, they might not fit her.”

We’re all helping clothe and adorn this baby.

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It’s a public right and duty to groom the most loved, go-get-em niña to enter this world. Kulture is going to have a very nice and easy life.

Janelle Monae is not one to be outdone and this amazing gift proves it.

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Apparently, these roses smell like roses for all of eternity and we don’t know how. We do know that Cardi B considers Janelle Monae to be in her top 5 of fashion icons.

Even fans are sending their love.

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We don’t know what Kulture looks like, but we know she’s definitely wearing some cute bows on her head. As she should.

She’s already got a Benz waiting for her.

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The gift was meant to match her mother’s car, but Cardi and Offset gave each other their own baby gifts.

And her parents have their own new whips to play with.

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The two got matching Lambo’s for each other, officially making them the coolest parents of all time.

Also something I expect from my future wife as a ‘thank you for having my baby’ gift.

Basically, they need to buy Kulture her own house to store all this stuff in.

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We’re positive that the moment her face is revealed to the world, there will be another Great Flood of Gifts in her life.


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