BELatina’s Best of the Week: Naomi Osaka, In The Heights, and More

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Here’s a recap of the news you may have missed this week in BELatina’s daily content.

 

This Friday, the celebration is twofold. Not only am I celebrating that it’s Friday, but that it’s getting harder and harder to pick just a few news posts to share this week.

From Naomi Osaka, to In The Heights, to the fifth anniversary of the events at the PULSE nightclub, here’s what you might have missed this week.

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Naomi Osaka’s powerful message

The famous athlete made a statement with her retirement from the French Open to focus on her mental health. Our writer Erica Nahmad sheds light on an open secret in the sports industry. You can read her article here.

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‘Revolution RENT’ Goes to Cuba

Musicals are definitely experiencing a 100% Latino revival. While Lin-Manuel Miranda’s movie ‘In The Heights’ is making headlines, the iconic Broadway musical ‘RENT’ is coming to Cuban theaters. I wrote about it here.

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Kamala Harris Mete la Pata

Don’t get me wrong; I was among the first to celebrate the arrival of Kamala Harris as the country’s vice president. But being the first woman vice president doesn’t exempt you from demagogic errors. Check out Kamala Harris’ blunt message to immigrants from Guatemala here.

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We Went to LALIFF and Here’s What We Learned from ‘In The Heights’

Our writer Jeannette Hernandez was our correspondent on the red carpet at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival and was among the first to see the first screening of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical. Read more about what we learned from the event here.

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Ever Lopez Goes Viral on Social Media

The young high school student who became famous for a video on TikTok where his school principal denies him his diploma for carrying a Mexican flag also went viral for the revolution he sparked on social media.

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A Powerful Note to Close the Week

Our editor, Guisell Gomez, reflects with stoic pain on what has happened five years after the events at the PULSE nightclub. After all, it’s time to remember that Pride Month is about much more than multicolored labels on corporate names.