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Tearing Families Apart: Father Deported After 29 Years In The U.S. With A Possible 10 Year Return Ban

(Detroit, MI) – A 39-year old father of two has been sent back to Mexico after living in the United States for 29 years.

Jorge Garcia was brought over to the United States by a relative when he was 10 years old. He’s been here ever since, married and has two kids. Past work includes gardening and he has NO arrest record. 48342FAA00000578-5275911-image-a-45_1516131884198

His wife Cindy and their kids 12 and 15 had a tearful goodbye as their father was ordered to leave for no apparent reason outside of just being Mexican. Yes, technically, he’s still illegal but he and his wife have been working since 2005 to legalize his status.

He alerted himself to ICE and in 2009 he was told to expect deportation.  However, the Obama Administration was lenient and gave them several extensions to become an American citizen. In November, under Trump’s administration he was told he had to go. And to add injury to insult, he could be banned from reentering the U.S. for 10 years. 4832DE8E00000578-5275911-image-a-52_1516132243752

Jorge doesn’t qualify for DACA as the age requirement means he would’ve had to have been under age 31 in June of 2012 to request permanent status. He was 32.

Protesters joined the family at the airport with signs that said “Stop tearing families apart.” Cindy Garcia says the whole scenario has been a nightmare.

Garcia was escorted through the checkout desk by two ICE agents.  The agency hasn’t responded to inquiries about Garcia’s case.

 

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Rough Week For Prince Harry’s Future Bride

(London, England) – In what should be a happy period for Prince Harry’s future wife, Meghan Markle, the soon to be newest member of Britain’s Royal Family has faced a few obstacles this past week.

From criticism for wearing a sheer top in their official engagement photos to a Royal family member wearing a blackamoor brooch and her beloved dog breaking two legs, it’s been rough few days for the future Duchess. prince-harry-meghan-markle-official-engagement-photos-ppAfter Buckingham Palace released the official engagement photos, Meghan was criticized for not only wearing a $75,000 thousand dollar gown but for the top of it being lace. After that, it was time for the Christmas Lunch with Queen Elizabeth. To which many noticed the Princess Michael of Kent showing up with a blackamoor brooch pinned to her coat.  princess-michael-0Why was the brooch deemed offensive? Blackamoor is a slang word that refers to dark skinned people. Some like the collection pieces or sculptures for there beauty, history and decorative appeal. But the truth of the matter is Moor was a type of black African that was captured and sold into slavery. Mostly on the European market and very heavily in Italy. They were Muslims and some were even found in Spain. They were often referred to as,”Nubian Slaves.”

Some of the pieces even depict a blackamoor holding a tray.

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Roy Moore Says America Was Great During Slavery

(SL) – Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says America was great during the days of slavery. Moore made the comment earlier this year, and it resurfaced in a viral tweet Thursday.

The comment comes from a report in the “Los Angeles Times” published last September. Moore was asked when America was last great, and he acknowledged that the U.S. had a history of racial tensions.

He then said, “I think it was great at the time when families were united–even though we had slavery, they cared for one another.” Moore has been under fire for multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

In related new, One of Roy Moore’s accusers is denying reports that she forged the Alabama Senate candidate’s signature in her high school yearbook. The attorney for Beverly Young Nelson said they’ve confirmed the writing belongs to Moore. Gloria Allred told a press conference today that Nelson admits to adding the date to the end of the message as a way to remember when the yearbook was signed.

As Cam Newton Apologizes For Sexist Remark, Jourdan Rodrigue Says Sorry For Racist Tweets

(SL) – Well…this certainly took a turn. I personally don’t think Cam Newton meant any harm when he commented that it’s funny to hear women talk about routes etc. in football.

“I know you take a lot of pride in seeing your receivers play well. Devin Funchess has seemed to really embrace the physicality of his routes and getting those extra yards. Does that give you a little bit of enjoyment to see him truck-sticking people?”

In an odd way, it was borderline complimentary with the acknowledgment that females are front and center with the guys asking good questions. Most men are taken off-guard when women step into a guy’s arena and know their stuff.

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I’m sure most people find it quite interesting that the NFL now has a female coach. Shout out to Jen Welter of the Arizona Cardinals. But as the world turns, most took offense and it resulted with Dannon hijacking their endorsement with Cam.

What we didn’t expect was for racists tweets to hit the surface sent by the reporter who asked Cam the question, Jourdan Rodrigue.

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After the offensive tweets were circulated, Rodrigue posted one apologizing for them. The Charlotte Observer also posted the statement.

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Jourdan issued a statement saying , “I apologize for the offensive tweets from my twitter account 4/5 years ago. There is no excuse for these tweets or the sentiment behind them. I am deeply sorry and apologize. “

{Video of Assault} $10,000 Reward Offered For Info Leading To Arrest Of Men Who Attacked DeAndre Harris

(SL) – Donald Trump seems to think that among a group of racists white supremacists shouting “Jews will not replace us” where good people. I wonder if he’s referring to this racists individuals who attacked DeAndre Harris during the Charlottesville protests.

Video is now circulating showing the attack in full living color and it is a blessing that this young man is still alive.  Harris suffered many injuries and no arrests have been made.

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{Video} LeBron James Reacts To “So Called President” Donald Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks

(SL) – LeBron James used his platform at Cedar Park Amusement Park to react to Donald Trump’s mouth dropping press conference in which he seemed to support White Supremacy and equally blame anti-racists for the violence in Charlottesville VA.

Kim Kardashian Claims Naivety After Defending Racist Beauty Vlogger Jeffree Star

(SL) – He criticized her new powder contour kits, her fans went nuts and for some odd reason, she sided with Star over her fans. Yes, it’s good to accept constructive criticism and yes, people can change. But… it looks like the jury is still out on Jeffree Star and what Kim didn’t know about Star’s racist past, her fans did and were sure to point it out and call her out in the process.

People reports that on Monday, Star took to Twitter to criticize the way Kardashian West swatched her new powder contour kits.

In response, a deluge of fans began pointing out the racist comments Star has made in the past, which prompted Kardashian West to take to Snapchat to tell fans to “get off his ass” and stop “being so petty bringing up things in his past.”

Oh, no mam!

Kim’s fans blasted her and today, she took to Snapchat yet again to clarify and apologize for her comments after being hit with a wave of criticism for defending Star, 31.

“So I really wanted to apologize to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I really didn’t know enough about,” she said. “I just feel a bit naïve, and I do want to really apologize for me feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism.”

“I just don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that, and I really, really, really am sorry,” she said. “From the bottom of my heart, I’ve always been about positivity and I’ve never been a negative person, so my whole thing was: ‘Hey guys, I don’t want to see negativity in my timeline or my mentions, let’s just move forward — let’s be positive and move past this.”

“I really am sorry, and I just want to move forward and be positive,” she repeated. “My last message is that I do believe that people are born to love and born with love, and they are taught to hate. So I have always had hopes that people can change and that people can learn to be better and do better, and learn to find that love again. So never give up hope. That is my message for the day and that’s always been what I’m trying to say. I believe in people changing, I believe in people just being better, and I’ll never give that up. I just want people to be positive.”

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Hate Crime: LeBron James’ Gate At $21 Million Dollar Home Defaced With The Word N*****

(SL) – Someone tagged N***** on the gate outside of LeBron James’ $21 Million dollar L.A. home.  Reportedly, Cops investigated early Wednesday morning, but by the time they arrived the property manager had painted over the word.

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James, naturally, was not at the home when it was sprayed. Authorities are looking at security footage. It may be treated as a hate crime. James bought the six-bedroom, 9,350 sq ft home in 2015.

James is more than likely in the Bay area preparing for game 1 of the NBA finals set for tomorrow.