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Grocery stores in Florida and Georgia removed Goya products from store shelves amid calls to boycott the company after the CEO heaped praise on President Trump.

Prominent Latinos expressed their outrage after Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue appeared in the Rose Garden and praised President Trump's for his support of Hispanic companies.

"We are so blessed to have you as our leader," Unanue told Trump on Thursday at the White House. Unanue was invited to the White House as part of the president's effort to court Latino supporters.

But prominent Latinos such as Julian Castro called for a boycott of Goya products under the hashtag #Goyaway on Twitter.com this week.

Goya Foods "has been a staple of so many Latino households for generations. Now their CEO, Bob Unanue, is praising a president who villainizes and maliciously attacks Latinos for political gain," Julian Castro, a former Democratic presidential candidate and an Obama administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said on Twitter.

"Americans should think twice before buying their products," he added.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is Mexican, added: "Oh look, it's the sound of me Googling 'how to make your own Adobo.'"

Goya Foods donates millions of dollars worth of food to charities and also employees hundreds of workers in its factory.

Unanue said he is not backing down despite the boycott, which he called a "suppression of free speech."

He noted that he also praised former President Obama when he was invited to the White House during Obama's term in office.

"When you're called by the president of the United States, you're going to say, 'No, I'm sorry, I'm busy, no thank you?'" he said. "I didn't say that to the Obamas, and I didn't say that to President Trump."

He said he previously worked with Michelle Obama to help include Goya in nutritional guidance to minority communities.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads Trump by 39% with Hispanics in national polls.

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I was waiting for Hip Hop apologist Russell Simmons to defend the latest incidence of senseless violence in Hip Hop, and Russell did not disappoint. Simmons is always quick to defend rappers who commit assault, rape and other offenses. This time he used a woman to do his dirty work for him.

In an editorial published on Simmons' blog Global Grind, Evanka Williamson defended Chicago rapper Lil Reese's actions in a viral video that shows him brutally beating a young woman last year. Reese is also under investigation in the shooting death of 16-year-old Chicago rapper Lil Jojo.

It's worth noting that Lil Reese did not apologize for his violent behavior until radio program directors and DJs threatened to boycott his records.

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The staff over at the HipHopblog.com wrote an interesting post questioning whether rap mogul Jay Z, his wife Beyonce and singer Rihanna all boycotted the 2010 BET Awards because they knew in advance that Chris Brown, would be performing a MJ Tribute on the show.

That's a lot of star power to piss off just so BET could score ratings with Brown's staged PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE act.

Not only did BET's brass allow CB to perform his dance tribute, but they also set aside about two minutes and 25 seconds of valuable air time to give him the chance to publicly flog himself.

By doing this, BET allowed their now stellar awards show to be used as a self-serving propaganda vehicle for Brown, who was not allowed to perform last year because Jay Z and Beyonce were in attendance.

In the year and a half since the now infamous beating incident, Brown has not shown one iota of remorse for what he did to Rihanna.

All of this makes me wonder what will BET do next year to win Jay Z and Beyonce back?