BELatina’s Best of the Week: Juliet Garcia, Ada Limón, And More

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Señoras y señores, TGIF!

Between the heat wave and the amount of work, you can be sure that in the BELatina newsroom, we are ready for our well-deserved margaritas.

But we don’t want to leave without first doing a recap of the best stories of the week.

From the Presidential Medal of Freedom for Juliet Garcia to the Latino talent at The Umbrella Academy, these are the best stories of the week.

Juliet Garcia, the First Latina University President, Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Last Thursday, President Joe Biden awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to Juliet Garcia, the first Latina university president.

Tini, Becky G, and Anitta Join Forces To Break Records With the Song ‘La Loto’

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Tini, Becky G, and Anitta launch a unique collaboration with “La Loto,” Tini’s new single that comes with a powerful music video.

Latina Poet Ada Limón Named 24th U.S. Poet Laureate

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The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that it had named Latina poet Ada Limón the 24th poet laureate of the United States. She became the first U.S. poet laureate of Latino and Mexican American heritage.

Selena Gomez Makes History As Second Latina To Be Nominated for an Emmy as a Producer

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While the most coveted awards are always the actors in front of the camera, we at BELatina know that the real work for fair representation is what goes on behind the scenes. That is why we celebrate with joy the nomination of Selena Gomez as executive producer for the Emmy Awards. Gomez was recognized for her work on the popular Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building,” in which she also stars alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Latina Futures, UCLA’s Project To Provide Insight Into the Experiences of Latinas Across the Nation

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We don’t need to be compared to Tacos on national television to know the true experience of Latinos in the United States is a mystery to the rest of the country. To get to the root of this problem, two Latinas have joined forces with UCLA to create Latina Futures, 2050 Lab, a project that will support research, collect and analyze data, and provide information on the experiences of Latinas across the country and the policies that affect their lives.

Super Moon in Capricorn: Restructuring Our Foundations

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As we come into our own season of growth, we must think: Have we sacrificed one over the other? Are we building an empire on faulty foundations just because we have been “too busy” to heal, grieve, and face situations? Instead, have we adopted, “to push through?” 

Meet Yvonne Guidry, the Inspiring Latina Behind Spoiled Latina Summit

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BELatina had the pleasure of speaking with Yvonne Guidry, the entrepreneur behind Spoiled Latina, a movement that wants to open more spaces to empower the community.

David Castañeda and Genesis Rodriguez, the Latino Talent That Captivated Fans of the Umbrella Academy

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The success of the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy, has spotlighted Latino talent. David Castañeda and Genesis Rodriguez are two of the show’s favorite characters.