BELatina’s Best of the Week: Latina Equal Pay Day, Reggaeton, and More

BELatina Latinx Best of the Week
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This has been one of those special weeks at BELatina.

In addition to telling the empowering stories we love to tell, we’ve put the spotlight on the force Latinas have become in the country this week.

From Latina Equal Pay Day to new controversies in the world of reggaeton, these are the best stories of the week.

The Bonita Project BELatina Latinx
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Meet Danielle Alvarez, The Latina Powerhouse behind The Bonita Project

The Bonita Project is a Latina-owned and operated PR company born out of a need to “break the barrier between general and multicultural markets to reach women of all backgrounds.”

Agua Bonita BELatina Latinx
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Agua Bonita, the Afro-Latina-Owned Beverage Breaks the Fundraising Ceiling

Agua Bonita has become the first Afro-Latina-owned beverage brand to raise $2 million and the 59th Latina-founded company to raise more than $1 million in VC funding.

J Balvin Perra Video BELatina Latinx
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J Balvin’s Video Featuring Tokischa Is Removed From YouTube and Sparks Debate About Racism, Sexism, and Censorship

The video of the song “Perra” by J Balvin and Tokischa was removed from YouTube after a wave of complaints about content considered sexist and racist.

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How Latina Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Face of the Beauty Industry

Latinas have become a force to be reckoned with as consumers and business owners in the beauty industry.

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Latina Equal Pay Day: What’s the Reality?

This October 21 marks the date that a Latina has managed to earn the same salary that a non-Hispanic white male earned during 2020. That’s almost 24 months difference. What is the current situation?