BELatina’s Best of the Week: Lina González-Granados, Tips to Start the Year, And More

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It’s the first Friday of the year, and we still haven’t taken down the Christmas tree. The holiday hangover has us a little groggy, and there are still bottles of coquito in the fridge.

However, at BELatina, we’ve decided to take advantage of the remnants of the holiday spirit to start the year off on the right foot and get straight to the point.

From Lina Gonzalez-Granados’ arrival at the Los Angeles Opera to our recommendations to start the year, these are the best stories from the first week of the year at BELatina.

Colombian Lina González-Granados Named Resident Conductor of the Los Angeles Opera

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After serving as a conducting fellow with the Seattle Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Colombian-born Lina González-Granados has been named the next resident conductor of the Los Angeles Opera.

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival Announces Latinx Inclusion Fellowship Recipients

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Sponsored by Netflix, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) Latinx Inclusion Fellowship was created to develop broad and inclusive opportunities for underrepresented groups within the Latino community.

How To Handle a Holiday Hangover as a Mom

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For moms everywhere, the holiday hangover is very, very real. The good news is there are simple steps that moms can take to ease the pain of a holiday hangover, and it gets a little easier each day. Even better, soon, you’ll be obsessing over your New Year’s goals and counting down to summer so that the holidays will feel like a distant, blurry memory thrown into the already hazy past two years.

Feeling Tokenized? Here’s What You Should Do

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Tokenism is defined as “the policy or practice of making only a symbolic effort (as to desegregate).” While many of us see companies being more diverse and applauding what we see as overdue progress on the surface, others are finding out that this is a method to mask diversity.

Six Latino Songs To Start the Year Off Right

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For all of you who are currently organizing the year — or just need a little more oomph to encourage yourself to get to it — we got the perfect soundtrack! We have curated a playlist to get you into the mood. Whether it’s cleaning, organizing, planning, visualizing, manifesting – anything that will spark your creativity and inspire you to start the new year just right. 

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