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Today’s Google Doodle Honors The Iconic Dolores Del Río And People Online Are Beyond Honored

Iconic actor Dolores del Río would have been be 113 years old today and Google is commemorating her with a Google Doodle.

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Del Río became a world renowned actor in Hollywood in the 1920s. Her first major film was “What Price Glory” in 1926. She followed that with her first starring role in “Resurrection” in 1927. In her 1983 obituary, The New York Times reported that del Río was originally billed as a Spanish actor in her first movie “Joanna” in 1925 but she insisted repeatedly on having that changed to Mexican, which it was. In 1942, during the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, del Río returned to her home country after her Hollywood career had ended. In 1943, del Río was in the film “Flor Silvestre,” beginning her Mexican film career. She continued to act in both English and Spanish until her last film in 1978 called “The Children of Sanchez.”

People on Twitter are loving the Google Doodle.

Del Río is considered to be the first major crossover from Latin America to Hollywood in film, according to Google. Her leap to international stardom as an actor from Latin America paved the way for actors and entertainers after her.

Even though she died in 1983, her legacy and importance can be felt today.

Not only was del Río a well-known actor, she was the first woman to sit on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival, according to Harpers Bazaar. Now, a record number of four women sit on the jury thanks to the groundbreaking move by del Río.

Del Río not only participated in creating the arts, she actively worked to protect them as well.

According to Google, del Río co-founded the Society for the Protection of the Artistic Treasures of Mexico, which works to preserve and protect architecture and other arts in Mexico.

Not to mention, she is the source of some serious fashion inspo for those into old Hollywood.

A quick search of #doloresdelrio on Instagram pulls up more than 4,000 results that show off her iconic looks. Not to mention tons of amazing fan art.

This doodle is making all Latinos, Mexican or not, proud of our vibrant heritage.

Nice work, Google.

Learn more about Dolores del Río below.

Before Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Lopez, there was Dolores del Río. Learn her story!

Posted by We are mitú on Wednesday, August 3, 2016


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Demi Lovato Tops the List for Google’s Most Searched in 2018

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Demi Lovato Tops the List for Google’s Most Searched in 2018

As the year comes to an end, we reflect on 2018 and everything that went into making this year. What better way to do that than to look at the things we Googled. This week, the tech giant released its lists of all the things we followed in 2018. Between movies, weddings, celebrities, and politics, it’s been a busy year. Still, musician Demi Lovato edged out every other big name to become the most searched for person in 2018.

Beating Megan Markel and Brett Kavanaugh for the number one spot, Lovato also topped another category. The pop star is this year’s the most searched for musician as well. Lovato was able to beat out other artists like Cardi B and Ariana Grande who also had a huge 2018.

There’s no doubt Lovato had had an eventful year.

Filled with both professional accomplishments and personal trials, it makes sense that the pop star is a constant in our search history. Here are some of the incredible events that made Demi the number-one searched person this year.

March 2018- Demi’s DC performance

Lovato is a vocal supporter for laws regulating firearms so it’s no surprise she lent her voice to the March for Our Lives rally. The pop star performed her single “Skyscraper” during the first annual gathering in Washington, DC. Started by victims of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the event protested lax gun regulations. Besides performing, Lovato also marched alongside the students, activists and other stars.

May 2018- Demi’s big collabs

In May, Lovato fulfilled one of her dreams by collaborating with fellow Latina Christina Aguilera. For Aguilera’s first album in six years, the pair wrote and recorded “Fall In Line.” Fans of both artists declared it the feminist anthem that 2018 needed.

Lovato also teamed up with Clean Bandit for their single “Solo.” The song earned the Latina her first number one song on UK music charts.

June 2018- Lovato releases “Sober”

Lovato has always been very transparent with fans about her struggles with mental health and addiction. So, when the star relapsed after six years of sobriety, she didn’t shy away from talking about it. Lovato released “Sober,” a song in which she detailed her experiences with addiction and sobriety.

Her heartbreaking lyrics included a shout out to her fans:

“And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”

July 2018- Demi overdoses

Just weeks after she released “Sober,” Lovato was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical in LA. News media reported that the musician had suffered a heroin overdose and Twitter flipped at the news. The hashtag #ImConfidentInDemi began trending with both fans and fellow stars tweeting their support.

It was later revealed that Lovato had actually overdosed on oxycodone laced with fentanyl. Though she was revived later the same day, Lovato would spend two weeks in hospital healing.

August 2018-Lovato’s stay in rehab

After her two week stay at Cedar-Sinai, Lovato checked herself into rehab. Before flying to a rehabilitation center in Chicago, the Latina sent a message of thanks to her fans. Lovato would spend a total of three months getting the treatment she needed before being released.


November 2018- Lovato gets out to vote

After being out of the public eye for so long, Lovato fans were anxious to see their girl back in action. After no social media presence for three months, Lovato took to the polls for an Insta-worthy moment in her first Instagram post since rehab.

Always politically active, Lovato expressed thanks for being home in time to vote. She also encouraged her fans to go out and exercise their right to vote.

December 2018- Never giving up and Demi’s big Grammy nomination

Since her overdose, Lovato has been spending less time on social media and more time one her self. The singer took up Jiu Jitsu as a way to center her mind and care for her body. In her second Insta post since July, Lovato posted a picture of herself in her Jiu Jitsu gear with the hashtag #NeverGiveUp. This was a very welcome message to all the millions of Lovato fans wishing for her recovery.

Days later on December 7th, the world woke up to news of this year’s Grammy nominations. “Fall in Line,” Lovato and Aguilera’s collaboration, was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The artist took to Twitter to express her disbelief and appreciation. She also explained how surreal it was to be nominated with Aguilera, one of her childhood idols.

Lovato has had her share of hard knocks this year but she is strong and surrounded with lots of love. Here’s hoping that Lovato’s 2019 is filled with nothing but blessings.


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Google’s Fundraising Campaign For Puerto Rico Could Help Women-Owned Businesses On The Island

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Google’s Fundraising Campaign For Puerto Rico Could Help Women-Owned Businesses On The Island

When Hurricane Maria slammed through Puerto Rico last summer, it marked the island’s most severe natural disaster in modern history. The storm — the worst-ever in the United States — claimed the lives of about 5,000 people, destroyed nearly a third of homes and created a mass exodus to the contiguous U.S. Nine months later, and the people of Puerto Rico are still suffering. To help, Lin-Manuel Miranda is teaming up with Google for a new fundraising campaign.

According to the fundraiser’s site, Google will match up to $2 million in donations that will go to Mercy Corps and the Hispanic Federation, which will help in the economic recovery of small and medium size businesses that have an emphasis on tourism, agriculture and fisheries.

This effort, which started after 35 of Google’s Latinx employees traveled to the island to offer guidance to business owners a few weeks ago, will run from June 8 to June 20.

“As a Puerto Rican Googler, I felt a strong sense of responsibility to help the island get back on its feet,” said Alfredo García, a Development Manager. “I’m proud to be part of a group that is helping fellow US citizens recover and emerge even stronger.”

Shortly after Maria hit, Google and its team donated more than $1.5 million in disaster relief.

Hamilton creator Miranda, who has also led several fundraising efforts — including his charity single “Almost Like Praying” — is the campaign’s spokesperson.

“In the nine months since Hurricane Maria, people all over the world have opened their piggy banks and opened their hearts to help. Across the country, many have made their voices heard, demanding action from Congress. It has meant so much. Progress has been made, but there is still work to be done,” Miranda, born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, wrote in a blog post about the fundraiser. “I am grateful to Google.org for their commitment to helping Puerto Rico in such an impactful way.”

To donate, visit the campaign’s landing page.

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