Happy Friday, BELatina readers!
What a week! Am I right? How is it Friday already? But hey – we’re not complaining. It’s time to unwind with a good book and some chamomile tea.
Before doing that, though, let’s recap this week’s stories.
This week we talked about how women of color were celebrated at this year’s Women’s Convention, we wrote about how people are now cosplaying as Latinos on TikTok (ugh), we highlighted how it took decades for The Academy to finally apologize to Sacheen Littlefeather, and we even had a conversation with the emerging Ecuadorian artist, Andreina Bravo.
That’s not even half of our stories this week!
Without further ado, here are the best stories of the week from our news desks to you.
The Women’s Convention is the embodiment of a movement that feels like a revolution (though basic human rights shouldn’t feel like the start of a revolution.) Hope may feel dimmed during these exhausting times.
Yet the collective resilience shines through.
It’s no secret that everybody wants to be Latino now. We see it in ongoing trends, from the infamous spa water to the “clean girl” aesthetic. Now we’re seeing signs of a deeper form of cultural appropriations. But what’s worse than spa water? Try racial cosplay.
Harper’s Bazaar unveiled their 2022 Icons class (where the magazine chooses innovators under the age of 30 that are “redefining what it means to make an impact”) – and with that, Bad Bunny became the first Latino and solo male to make the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.
Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio. That’s a name that will go down in Latino history for being nothing short of a phenomenon.
A group of renowned Latino leaders is outraged after learning U.S. District Judge David Hurd rescinded his senior status a day after Jorge Alberto Rodriguez was nominated.
Rodriguez would’ve been the first Latino to ever serve on the N.D.N.Y. bench.
When Marlon Brando won the Oscar for Best Actor for The Godfather, he chose not to speak or attend the ceremony.
Instead, he took a stand against Native American treatment and lack of representation by sending 26-year-old Sacheen Littlefeather on his behalf.
Her name is Andreina Bravo — a Latina whose stardom is in its infancy and growing faster than she could have ever imagined, especially in her native Ecuador.
“People don’t know this, but I’ve been working since I was very young,” said Andreina Bravo during an exclusive interview with BELatina. “I feel like everything has come together in perfect timing.”