Happy Friday, BELatina readers!
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? We’ve already started this year’s Latine-owned gift guides to prepare you for the season. Don’t stress out last minute shopping, bestie!
Per usual, this week, we got into many topics. Not only did we talk about gift guides, but we also kept tabs on the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Aida Rodriguez’s notes on colorism, and the wonderful success of Jenna Ortega’s “Wednesday.” That’s not all though – we also wrote about Bad Bunny and Arcangel’s new bop.
From our newsdesks to you, here’s what you might’ve missed this week.
When we say we’ve got you covered, we mean it. We’ve already covered gifts for your tía that’s always on vacation, and compiled a mega list of only Latine-owned small businesses deals – what’s next?
This week, we’ve put together a gift guide for your primas! Here are some ideas for your loved ones, owned by Latines.
“It’s white supremacy. The worst thing that ever happened to us is that they gave us flags,” the American-Puerto Rican-Dominican comedian, actress, writer, and activist Aida Rodriguez responded when asked about the tension between Puerto Ricans and the Dominican Republic.
She also talked about colorism; and how white supremacy’s ingrained roots are what divides people of color in a recent conversation.
Argentinian soccer legend Lionel Messi is now 35 years old and, according to him, this year’s World Cup could very well be his last tournament and the final chance to get a victory for his country.
“This is a special moment, most likely my last World Cup,” said Messi. The Argentinian star just led Argentina to a 2-0 victory over Mexico to advance to the World Cup elimination round.
Get your snaps ready: Jenna Ortega’s “Wednesday” just made history. The Tim Burton-directed series topped last week’s Netflix’s Top 10 TV chart – and broke a record while at it.
Burton’s comedy-horror garnered a skyrocketing 341.23 million hours and reached 50 million households in its first week (November 21). According to Netflix, it set a new record for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language show. It also reached No. 1 in 83 countries.
There’s no denying that Mexico’s last 2022 FIFA World Cup game versus Saudi Arabia was filled with strong emotions. Although the result wasn’t what Mexicans — and many other Latines — were expecting, the last thing that Mexico ever loses is hope…if Mexicans ever even lose hope.
In the saddest, most teary moments of defeat, Mexicans find a way to have a good time and enjoy what’s left of the tournament. This is certainly reflected in the number of memes and reactions that are shared through different social media platforms.
Whether it was with tears or with resignation and humor that we accepted Mexico’s World Cup defeat, we will come back as the great afición that Mexico is, and, hopefully, next time will be better.
The Puerto Rican Urban artists, Arcangel and Bad Bunny dropped new music (and a music video) less than 24 hours ago – and we are here for it!
The instant-bop, “La Jumpa” is already trending beyond YouTube, which is not surprising whatsoever. Most of us had a hunch that new music from the legendary Puerto Rican musicians was around the corner after Benito posted several stories with him and Arcangel a few days ago.