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Cuba Supports Caribbean's Demand For Reparations From European Powers

CARICOM is requesting an apology and compensation from the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands. 

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) bid for an apology and compensation from the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands for the transatlantic slave trade. On Friday (Apr. 1), Cuba pledged their support with an official statement.

“We support the just demand for compensation hoisted by the Member States of the Caribbean Community,” said Cuban ambassador Ana Silvia Rodriguez, according to Telesur TV. “People from the third world still feeling the effects of the inhuman exploitation of people in their homelands and these peoples clearly deserve compensation for the horrendous crimes committed against their ancestors."

CARICOM, made up of 15 states as members, is demanding reparations for the dire effects slavery had on the Caribbean, its natives and their homelands. British Prime Minister Cameron, the first British prime minister to visit Jamaica in the last 14 years, offered only his two cents.

“Slavery was and is abhorrent in all its forms. It has no place whatsoever in any civilized society, and Britain is proud to have led the way in its abolition."

In late February, Barbados Prime Minister Freundel Stuart (chairman of the CARICOM Sub-Committee on Reparations) sent a letter to the British Foreign Office for London to formally acknowledge the region’s demands for payment due to the transatlantic slave trade.

CARICOM has since given the British office two years to respond to its call, but are prepared to bring its charge to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands, should they fail to respond.

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Rico Nasty And Kali Uchis Join Bad Bunny As Performers For 2nd Annual Pornhub Awards

Pornhub has turned things up a notch for their second annual awards show with performances from Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis, Rico Nasty and Tommy Genesis.

The celebration of the adult film industry will also welcome Benny Blanco as Musical Director and British Art Director and graphic designer Peter Savill for the redesign of the show's statue. Last year's inaugural show proved to be a learning lesson for the company. Kanye West's presence attracted most the attention, with everything else including the show's presentation falling to the wayside. The rapper/producer performed last year with Teyana Taylor and also performed his single "I Like It" without Lil Pump (he was arrested at the time for violating his probation).

But with creative daring acts like Rico, Bad Bunny and Kali, the show might be visually stimulating for fans–musically speaking. Benito was previously announced as a performer last month. “Last year, we made history and we’re building on that momentum,” Pornhub's vice president Corey Price told Forbes. “No other awards show has ever even attempted to do what we do.”

The show will compete with the Adult Video News Awards — or AVNs — which honor stars in the adult film industry. Price is hoping to reach its very diverse audience with their selection of performers.

“We’re very excited to announce the additions of several creatives to the 2nd Annual Pornhub Awards Show. Peter Saville is absolutely legendary, having had some prolific output that has gone on to inspire entire generations of creatives,” Price tells VIBE. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Ian Isiah, Kali Uchis, Rico Nasty and Tommy Genesis take the stage with Bad Bunny on October 11th. We are so lucky to have such complementary talents entertaining for us on our big night. ”

The show will take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Categories include: Most Popular Female Performer, Most Popular Male Performer, Most Popular Verified Amateur, Top Channel, Top BBW Performer (c' mon diversity), Top Fetish Performer, Most Popular Gay Performer, Most Popular Network and Top Celebrity, among others.

Fans are encouraged to vote for their faves here.

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Actor Hosea Chanchez attends the Inaugural Ball hosted by BET Networks at Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Former 'The Game' Actor Hosea Chanchez Reveals He Was Molested As A Teen

Actor and director Hosea Chanchez opened up about a traumatizing incident in his youth. Best known for his role on The Game, the 37-year-old revealed he was molested at the age of 14.

In an Instagram post Tuesday (Sept. 3) the actor explained how fear kept him from sharing how a friend's father molested him and threatened him if he told anyone. Chanchez, the child of a single mother, said he viewed the older man as a father figure. "He would always tell me I was like his other son, so I can trust he's always looking for me," he said. "Further building my trust and commitment to his predatory agenda."

But when the actor turned 14, their conversations turned sexual.

"A week before this day, my friend's dad was asking me what type of girls I liked and if I had sex with a girl yet," he said. "I didn't know at the time but he was trying to see where my boundaries were. He was using false hyper-masculinity as a way to sniff out my comfort level with sex and privacy."

Chanchez said as he was given a ride home, his father's friend (who he later revealed to be a man named Issac Sanders) took a detour route and molested him.

"I hope this truth helps to stop child molesting predators from sexually assaulting more children," he said. "Pedophiles have no place in our society they hide in the open and rape children who are afraid to speak up because of shame, guilt, fear, denial and the thought that no one will believe them. I'm doing this to help parents and young children become aware of some of the signs and better protect themselves from sexual predators."

Chanchez was met with support from his peers like Naturi Naughton, Jill Marie Jones, Megan Good, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Pose star Indya Moore. Despite not being in the public eye, Sanchez has returned to the small screen. The actor is currently starring in CW's Black Lightning and is leading a one-man show, Good Mourning.

Produced by Naughton, Chanchez wrote and directed the play about a father who loses his child to leukemia. His grievance lasts 36 days as he finds solace in his daughter's toys. The play carries messages about the importance of mental health in the African-American community.

“Mental health is the backdrop for what’s happening here,” he told the LA Sentinel. “Specifically, in the African American community, and with people of color, and even more specifically, with men, not only is it not acceptable in society to grieve and heal and mourn in the traditional standard as it is for women, but it’s also not as many resources for certain people.”

Chanchez starred in Mara Brock Akil-directed series The Game as Malik Wright, from 2006 to 2015.


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Im Hosea chanchez and when I was 14 years old I was molested BY my friends father. This man is a predator, preying on children who’s trust he’s falsely built through lies, manipulation, threats and secrets. I hope this truth helps to stop child molesting predators from sexually assaulting more children. Pedophiles have no place in our society they hide in the open and rape children who are afraid to speak up because of shame, guilt, fear, denial and the thought that no one will believe them. Im doing this to help parents and young children become aware of some of the signs and better protect themselves from sexual predators. (Swipe to read my TRUTH)

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Rosalia And Ozuna Bring The Heat To The VMAs Stage With 'Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi'

Clad in a black dominatrix-meets-Barbie-doll outfit, Rosalia opened up her colorful set with darkness at the 2019 MTV VMAs with “A Ningun Hombre." The melody pays homage to her Spaniard roots with its flamenco influence. Later, the stage lit up into a colorful collage of red flowers when reggaeton-trap sensation Ozuna joined her on stage for their stellar single “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi.”

Their chemistry on stage was palpable which left the crowd roaring in praise and admiration for their sexy performance. The 25-year-old finished her set with the electric "Aute Cuture," in front of a brightly lit castle with her name etched on it. Rosalia has had quite a break out year. She won a Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Song, "Malamente."

Rosalia also won two VMAs for best choreography for "Con Altura" with J. Balvin featuring El Guincho and Best Latin Video. Through her colorful art and futuristic way of making an old cultural staple like flamenco new again, she's invading and crafting a new lane for Spanish artists to make it in America—just like Latin artists like J. Balvin, Ozuna, and Bad Bunny have. They are bringing the mainstream world into theirs.

“I respect the flamenco tradition..I love flamenco,” she told Rolling Stone. "It’s very difficult music to sing. But I think of any genre as a snow globe — you don’t admire it for its stillness. You have to shake it up and see how it explodes.”


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