BELatina’s Best of the Week: Bad Bunny’s New Video, Leysha, Paola Vélez, and More

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TGIF, BELatina!

Santo Cristo bendito, this has been a long week. It seems that the more beautiful the days look outside the window, the more work we have on the table.

However, every Friday, when we do our week’s recap, we realize how much we love what we do and how proud we are of our community.

From Bad Bunny’s new video to a couple of summer parenting tips, these are the best stories of the week on BELatina.

Latina Pastry Star Paola Vélez Partners With Häagen-Dazs for a Limited Summer Edition

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Paola Vélez, one of the country’s top Latina chefs, has partnered with Häagen-Dazs to launch a limited summer edition of peanut butter and chocolate ice cream. Ten percent of the proceeds from Vélez’s ice cream will go to the non-profit organization, Dreaming Out Loud.

The Tacollection, a Community of Taco Enthusiasts To Democratize Culturally Accurate NFTs

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The Tacollection is a community of taco enthusiasts, taqueros, taqueras, taquerias, and foodies with over ten thousand memberships that want to increase taco lovers’ interactions, eliminating location or language barriers but keeping them culturally accurate.

John Leguizamo Explores Latino History in ‘Kiss My Aztec’

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In a new musical set in the 16th century, John Leguizamo explores “the beginning of Latin man,” Spanish colonization, and indigenous resistance with an all-Latino cast.

Bad Bunny Releases the Video for ‘Me Porto Bonito,’ the Most Played Song of His New Album

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If anyone knows about timing, it’s Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican singer has anticipated the summer and the heat waves to give his fans a video full of color and lots of water. It’s “Me Porto Bonito,” the song with the highest number of plays on his new album.

Meet Leysha, an Emerging Bilingual Nicaraguan Multi-Genre Artist

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From an early age, bilingual Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Leysha knew what she wanted to do with her life. The revelation of wanting to dedicate herself to music was as evident then as it is now, at the age of 25. BELatina spoke to the emerging multi-genre artist about the importance of visiting your roots, her music career, and more. 

Should We Let Our Kids Do Whatever They Want Over the Summer?

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Parents coast to coast are debating what kids should do over summer break. Do their kids need a break? Or do they need a job? Do they need freedom or to catch up on their studies? One of the best parenting advice is not to take advice from anyone. But then again, information is the glue that keeps parents sane and kids alive, so let’s discuss the topic of summer break — the million-dollar debate of “should we let our kids do whatever they want over the summer?”

Residente Wins Award at Cannes Lions for the Video of His Song ‘This Is Not America’

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Puerto Rican urban artist Residente was recognized last Tuesday with the Grand Prize for Music Entertainment at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. This makes René Pérez one of the first Latin and urban artists to be recognized by the influential institution.

A Conversation With Afro-Latina House Mother Samil on the Importance of Dialogue and Safe Spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community

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BELatina News had the honor of speaking with Afro-Latina House Mother, Samil, on her appearance on Taco Bell’s “Drive-Thru Dialogues,” how these spaces are essential to the Latine LGBTQ+ community, and more.