BELatina’s Recap of the Week: Vanessa Guillén, First Migrant Family Reunited, and More

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TGIF, family!

This is another week that flies by, between the sad news from Colombia, and glimmers of hope here at home.

Check out the best stories of the week on BELatina:

Vanessa Guillen Investigation BeLatina Latinx
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Army Investigation Proves Vanessa Guillén Was Sexually Harassed

Sadly, it took an entire investigation and name-clearing protocol for the Army to finally believe Vanessa Guillen. 

Bianca Kea Yo Soy Afrolatina BeLatina Latinx
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Meet Bianca Kea, Founder of ‘Yo Soy Afro Latina’

Another one of those stories we love to share with you is that of Bianca Kea, founder of Yo Soy Afro Latina, a brand that seeks to create community among Afro Latinas and break the myth of the monolith in the representation of their community.

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We Celebrated May the 4th Remembering Our Favorite Heroine

What better example of strength and tenacity than Princess Leia? To celebrate Star Wars Day, we remember one of our favorite feminist icons.

First Migrant Family Reunited BeLatina Latinx
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The Joy of the First Reunited Migrant Family

Tears of joy filled our eyes this week as we watched Sandra Ortíz reunite with her son Bryan Chávez for the first time since the Trump administration separated them at the border three years ago.

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Inspiring mother-daughter moments

And finally, to celebrate Mother’s Day, we highlight the most heartwarming moments between our favorite Latinas and their mothers.

Happy weekend!