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FIERCE Just Released Its First Collection To Level Up Your Summer

After much anticipation, FIERCE, the brand and community that focuses on amplifying the voices and stories of Latinas and women of color has released its first merch collection in the mitúShop. The collection of summer items is adorned with phrases of empowerment and self-love, which are much needed especially this season.

Scroll through some of our favorite pieces of the collection which make a great surprise gift for that bestie you haven’t seen in quite some time:

Ella No Es Callaíta Tee

She’s loud and she fights for justice. Ella no es callaíta! Embrace your FIERCE, loud voice with this cotton tee that makes a great shirt for rallies, the workplace or everyday wear.

FIERCE Journal

You’ll never be without a place to write down all your jefa moves when you have the FIERCE journal. Store all your aspirations, financial plans, goals, reminders or even grocery lists all in one place. This coral stamped print is the perfect touch of FIERCEness.

FIERCE Tote Bag

FIERCE is a community amplifying the voices & stories of FIERCE Latinas. If you support other women, you want to display that sentiment. This canvas tote features that message along with imagery that represents unity. This classic tote is perfect for mandados, carrying school books or regular everyday use. 

Hella Thicc Beach Towel

Those curves were meant to thrive! Gone are the days when we were self-conscious of our bodies. Now we show off what our mamás gave us with so much confidence, that we even spell out that we’re Hella Thicc in this towel.

Mimosas Para Chismosas Wine Tumbler

Estas mimosas son para las chismosas. There’s something about warm weather that just makes us want to grab our girls and spend the day drinking and spilling the tea… or in this case, mimosas. This wine tumbler is perfect for the occasion and makes a great gift for your crew of chismosas.

She Se Puede Journal

What are you aiming to accomplish this year? Each page offers you a chance to write down new goals — and accomplish them. Even when you’re feeling a little discouraged, the bold She Se Puede print will remind you that you can and you will. 

She Se Puede Peristyle Water Bottle

Working out is hard but it only gets easier when you are constantly reminded que She Se Puede. Take a big sip and get it, girl!

Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Dead While Boating With Young Son

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Naya Rivera Missing, Presumed Dead While Boating With Young Son

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“Glee” star Naya Rivera is presumed dead after going missing in southern California. The actress was on a boat in Lake Piru with her 4-year-old son when she went missing July 8 in Ventura County.

Authorities are searching for Naya Rivera after going missing.

Naya Rivera is presumed dead after her young son was found alone in a boat in Lake Piru. The lake is in Los Padres National Forest in Ventura County. Rivera’s son was found asleep on the boat three hours after Rivera rented the boat for the mother-son outing. According to officials, the son said that he and Rivera went for a swim and that she didn’t get back on the boat. CNN reports that the child was wearing a life vest while an adult life vest was found on the boat.

The search was paused overnight between Wednesday and Thursday and resumed as a recovery mission.

Fans do not think that Ventura County Sheriff’s are doing enough in the search for the actress. Emotions are high as fans share their grief and shock at Rivera’s sudden disappearance. According to Deputy Chris Dyer, the water where the boat was found is about 40 feet deep and that wind is a big factor in that part of the lake.

Authorities have classified the search as a recovery in a signal that they believe Rivera to be dead.

A recovery mission means that authorities are looking to recover a body from the lake. The news has devastated Rivera’s friends and family who want her brought home safe. Her son is reportedly doing well and is with relatives as authorities search for his mother in the lake.

Celebrities are sending messages hoping for Rivera to be alive.

Rivera wrote a memoir titled “Sorry, Not Sorry,” which gives an intimate look into her life during and after “Glee.” The actress was open and honest in her memoir bringing up some of the darkest and toughest times she endured and how it shaped her in the years that followed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Rivera’s loved ones.

This story is developing. mitú will report updates as they become available.

READ: Naya Rivera’s Memoir Talks About Abortion And Anorexia

Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

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Family Sets Up GoFundMe To Help Paletero In Chicago Retire

Michaelangelo Mosqueda / GoFundMe

Every now and then there is a video or some news that bubbles up through the noise that makes you feel good. There’s another one of those stories coming out of Chicago thanks to a family helping a local paletero.

A viral video shows a family buying a paletero’s entire cooler of paletas.

The family wanted to help the paletero finish his work for the day because it was Father’s Day. After buying him out, the family decided to go one further for the older mand and set up a GoFundMe to help him retire for the life of selling paletas. Don Rosario, the paletero in the video, is 70 years old and is a staple of the East Side community in Chicago.

A GoFundMe for his retirement is raising a lot of money to help him out.

Selling paletas is exhausting work. Walking around all day long in the heat while trying to sell paletas is a demanding job. This family is taking it on themselves to help Rosario finally retire from the work so he can rest and enjoy his golden years.

There was so much love for Rosario that the fundraiser had to be closed and then reopened.

The family who set up the GoFundMe closed the fundraiser at one point, according to an update. This is because they were waiting to get his contact info and the fundraiser has exploded to more than $40,000. Then, after getting the info and enough interest to keep donating, the fundraiser was reopened. If you want to add to Rosario’s growing pot, you can click here.

The act of kindness that started on Father’s Day is still going and giving people hope.

These are dark times. We are still battling a virus. The U.S. is being forced to finally confront centuries of racial inequality. There are so many things happening that can make us mad. However, stories like these remind us that there is still so much good happening out there.

This is a ray of light in a world that is often so confusing right now.

“We’ve been left speechless, there were people from all over the states donating,” Michaelangelo Mosqueda, the GoFundMe creator, told Block Club Chicago. “It has been really eye-opening to see that when we all come together we do some great things for others.”

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