BELatina’s Best of the Week: Marcela Valladolid, Atlanta Braves, And More

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There’s no use complaining about how long this week has been if we dedicate it to telling amazing and inspiring stories.

While it’s true that we’re exhausted — as is normal when the year comes to an end — this Scorpio Season is coming full force, and we’re ready for a change.

Just take a look at our best articles of the week.

From the story of chef Marcela Valladolid to the victory of the Atlanta Braves, these are the best stories of the week in BELatina.

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Meet Chef and Author Marcela Valladolid

Marcela Valladolid is a celebrity chef, author, host, reality TV star, and food blogger. Valladolid shared with BELatina News her perspectives on entrepreneurship, gender pay equality, and her passion for cooking.

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5 Empowering Latinx Illustrators That Should Be On Your Radar

There is so much creativity in our Latin culture, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite illustrators this month. Visit these illustrators’ websites to find unique and relatable items, from digital and print art to apparel and even stationery for your office. Let the art express your culture and identity! 

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College Allows Student to Wear a Costume as A Detained Undocumented Immigrant

A student decided that it was a good idea to wear an “illegal immigrant” costume to their school, Le Moyne College,  a few days ago. What’s even worse is that their costume was spotlighted on the school’s softball Instagram page (it’s since been deleted.) Apparently, the coach saw nothing wrong with the student’s choice of costume either—the disrespect.

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How the Chicano Moratorium Made Día De Los Muertos a Pivotal Celebration for Civil Rights and Identity

The first Día de Los Muertos celebration in Los Angeles took place nearly 50 years ago at Evergreen Cemetery in Boyle Heights. It was then that the tradition began to be a celebration of community identity and rights.

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Braves Win World Series for the First Time Since 1995 Thanks to a Powerful Roster of Latino Players

The Atlanta Braves showed their tenacity and resilience, and after three rounds of playoffs, they finally won the World Series title for the first time since 1995. The secret? Their brilliant Latino players.

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New Moon in Scorpio: Death and Rebirth

The Calaveras (sugar skulls) and flickering candles for Dias de Los Muertos are still on the altars as this New Moon in Scorpio arrives on November 4th, carrying us deeper into the Scorpio season and profound soul-searching.