NPR: Senate Report: Russians Used Social Media Mostly To Target Race In 2016. “The Russian government’s interference in the 2016 U.S. elections singled out African Americans, a new Senate committee report concludes. Using Facebook pages, Instagram content and Twitter posts, Russian information operatives working for the Internet Research Agency had an ‘overwhelming operational emphasis on race … no single group of Americans was targeted … more than African Americans.'”
The Elm (Washington College): Tea And Talk Explores African American Print Culture. “Dr.[Alisha] Knight specializes in teaching courses focusing on both African American literature and history, and has put both her knowledge on the subject and her passion for her work into this project. Her project, ‘Putting Them on the Map,’ explores the rise of African American magazine agents throughout the 1900s across the United States.” The Web site for the project is not ready yet.
CHSToday: A new local storytelling tool for African American history. “Late this June, Explore Charleston launched a new website with the vision of the African American experience in Charleston being seen + heard. The site, titled ‘Voices: Stories of Change,’ is a collection of history + stories told through the viewpoint of Charleston’s African American community.”
DigitalNC: Earliest NC African American Newspapers Added to DigitalNC. “Today’s post is the result of a chance quote and a successful collaboration. We’re pleased to add to DigitalNC the earliest newspaper published by and for North Carolina African Americans – the Fayetteville Educator – along with another early African American newspaper, the Charlotte Messenger.”
Hartford Courant: A new project reveals the hidden history of colonial people of color who are buried in downtown Hartford. “The graves of hundreds of African Americans and Native Americans lie in downtown Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, but without headstones they remain invisible. Excluded from official records or referred to only by race, their stories remain as hidden as their graves. Four centuries after enslaved people were first brought to America, a new project organized by the Ancient Burying Ground Association investigates hundreds of these untold stories. ‘Uncovering Their History’ shares the stories of colonists of color: an enslaved couple given away as a wedding present, black men who joined the Continental Navy in hopes of obtaining their freedom, Native American doctors and servants.”
Yahoo: Mom of mixed-race child creates ‘Brown Skin Matters’ Instagram to help doctors. “A new Instagram account called Brown Skin Matters helps families of color identify pediatric skin conditions — and possibly save lives. Ellen Buchanan Weiss, 38, a white mother from Raleigh, North Carolina, created it after finding only three online reference photos for hives — out of 400 — that presented on her mixed-race, 20-month-old baby.”
Backstage: How This VO Actor Is Helping Connect African American Talent With More Opportunities. “Over the years building his voiceover business, Bryan [J. Howard] recognized the need for a go-to source where casting directors could find professional African American voice actors and founded the African-American Voice Actor Database. I spoke with Bryan about creating the database, how his music career influences his voiceover work, and more.”