BELatina’s Best of the Week: Anahí, New Moon in Sagittarius, DACA, and More

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It’s Friday, and we have so many amazing stories this week that we can’t fit them in our featured image template — and we don’t care!

Between interviews, lists, and good news, this week has been very productive in the BELatina newsroom.

From Anahí’s iconic return to the stage during Karol G’s concert in Mexico to the Latine Queer authors you should have on your radar, these are the best stories of the week on BELatina.

Karol G and Anahí Bring the Audience to the Verge of Tears With Emotional Performance

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Karol G has revolutionized live music during her Latin American tour. The Colombian singer has surprised her audiences at every stop by inviting local and iconic singers to each of her concerts. Last Saturday, Karol G brought the whole world to a standstill when she invited Anahí, former member of the boy band RBD, on stage at Arena México to perform the hit “Sálvame.”

These Three Laws Put Human Rights at Risk in the U.S.

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It can often feel hopeless and exhausting just trying to understand how in 2022, so many legislations could effectively target and attack human rights in America. And yet, here we are. Knowledge is power, and understanding how these laws impact us all is just the beginning of the fight to protect the rights of these communities.

These Small Latine CBD Entrepreneurs Are Breaking Stigmas

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Older Latino households are often more traditional. It could be years before our older generations look favorably on CBD. But rather than dwell on the connotations, we suggest we open the minds of those still with crickets in their eyes and educate them on how they can benefit from these products. Here are three small Latine CBD stores that are claiming this space and pushing their product with a positive message to the mainstream market.

Full Moon in Sagittarius, Embrace Your Emotional Process With Optimism and Faith

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The Super Full moon in Sagittarius arrives Tuesday, June 14th at 7:52 EDT, bringing the energy of fiery optimism and renewed faith. Be sure to read your sun and rising signs to better understand how to make the most of this energy.

Jennifer Lopez Wants to Give Latina Entrepreneurs the Capital Boost They Need

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Jennifer Lopez announced that she has joined forces with microfinance organization Grameen America to give Latina entrepreneurs a $14 billion capital boost.

How Augmented Reality Is Here To Stay

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In addition to being one of the most famous music festivals in North America, Coachella became a space of technological wonder this year thanks to a visually creative performance by Grammy-winning artist Doja Cat. “Girls Who Code” chose five young women of diverse backgrounds — many of who were first-time AR creators — to bring to life the enhanced and technologically-savvy performance.

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About DACA

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This year marks a decade since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program became official. If you didn’t have to go through the process or don’t know anyone who has lived through the experience, you might still be unfamiliar with some aspects of the program. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about  DACA.

5 Queer Latina Politicians Who Understand Why Inclusivity Matters

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Sometimes, the tragedies and difficult times our community faces can blind us to the achievements and silent battles we continue to win every day. That’s why this Pride Month, we want to celebrate and thank these queer badass Latina politicians who continue to use their power to elevate the voices of their LGBTQ+ constituents.

Meet Aura Quiroz, the Venezuelan Producer Behind ‘The Q Agenda’

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Aura Quiroz is a Venezuelan producer born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. With over 15 years of experience, Quiroz is the genius behind La Agenda Q, the first queer Latinx talk show in the United States.

Ponte Las Pilas and Read These Books by Queer Latine Authors

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June is one of our favorite months here at BELatina. Although we celebrate diversity, inclusion, and love in all its forms and colors all year long, this month is particularly important to make it clear that the LGBTQ+ community is here to stay. But this time, we want to go a step further and shed light on the literature from Queer Latine authors you should have on your radar. Here are five of our favorites.