BELatina’s Weekly Roundup: Bianca Graulau, Jennifer Lopez, Latino-Owned Businesses, And More

BELatina’s Weekly Roundup: Bianca Graulau, Jennifer Lopez, Latino-Owned Businesses, And More belatina latine

¡Feliz viernes, BELatina!

It’s hard to remain positive while the world experiences natural disasters  – like the Caribbean’s Hurricane Fiona, and Mexico’s earthquakes – but here at BELatina we do the most to try and keep our spirits afloat.

Before rejuvenating our energies and going as MIA as possible this weekend, let’s take a breather and focus on the uplifting stories that we covered this week.

Here’s what you might’ve missed!

Who is Bianca Graulau, the Storyteller in ‘El Apagón,’ Bad Bunny’s Mini Documentary

Who is Bianca Graulau, the Storyteller in ‘El Apagón,’ Bad Bunny’s Mini Documentary belatina latine
Photo credit: Instagram @biancagraulau

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she used to be a TV news reporter. She’s worked in NBCLX, CBS, ABC, and Univision affiliates, among others.

Graulau has been using her voice to tackle some of the most important issues for years. Her passion for storytelling won her an Emmy for a feature story on homelessness. 

Jennifer Lopez Shares Career Advice with Latina Jefas

Jennifer Lopez Shares Career Advice with Latina Jefas belatina latine
Credit: Instagram @jlo

During the “Raising Latina Voices” event, JLo shared the following advice to all the Latina jefas in the audience:

  • “You have to be kind, but you also have to be tough and resolute at times.”
  • “You have to be generous, but you have to be firm.”
  • “You have to be caring, but you also have to be professional.”
  • “You have to be open, but you also have to have boundaries.”
  • “More than anything, I think, is you have to be true to yourself. You have to be honest, and don’t give up.”

Three Latino-Owned Businesses with Gifts for Men

Three Latino-Owned Businesses with Gifts for Men
Instagram: @fourtwofouronfairfax @suavecitopomade @thebronxnative

Much has been discussed how politics impacts Latinos and who’s making waves in Hollywood, but what about the Latino-owned businesses that are thriving and providing amazing and authentic products for millions of people around the world?

5 Puerto Rican and Dominican Latines Re-Claiming The Male-Dominated Urbano Space

5 Puerto Rican and Dominican Latines Re-Claiming The Male-Dominated Urbano Space belatina latine

These Puerto Rican and Dominican vocalists are pushing boundaries, and at the same time demonstrating that their voices are ones to be heard – as risqué and bold as they may be perceived.

Both fans and artists are taking note of the emergence, too. For example, during Bad Bunny’s “El Choli” shows in August, he brought on stage three out of the five magnetic femme rappers we’re highlighting today. He showcased the talents of RaiNao, Young Miko, and Villano Antillano in front of his sold-out shows.

The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program Just Celebrated Its 10th Anniversary – Here’s What Its Latina Founder Had to Say

The L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program Just Celebrated Its 10th Anniversary – Here’s What Its Latina Founder Had to Say belatina latine

L.O.V.E. or Latinas On the Verge of Excellence is a mentoring program that supports and empowers young Latinas to strive for success, both in school and in life, through mentorship and health interventions.

These health interventions are targeted at mental, reproductive, and physical health. As if that wasn’t enough, they also provide college and career readiness.