BBC: Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups

BBC: Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups. “The risk of catching and becoming very sick from Covid remains higher for people belonging to certain ethnic groups, a major review has found. The Covid-disparities report, commissioned by the government, considers each pandemic wave. Black and South Asian people are among those hit hardest, along with people in cities with high levels of deprivation.”

WWD: The Fashion and Race Database Wants to Correct the Mis-Education of Fashion

New-to-Me, from WWD: The Fashion and Race Database Wants to Correct the Mis-Education of Fashion. “Born in 2017, the result of collecting scarce and scattered materials for the Fashion and Race course [Kimberly M.] Jenkins created and was teaching at Parsons School of Design, The Fashion and Race Database culls and curates articles (scholarly and otherwise), books, profiles, images and other relevant content that deals with ‘thorny’ topics, as Jenkins notes, like ‘colorism, cultural misappropriation and where the construct of race comes from and how it impacts beauty, culture, discrimination in retail.’ Organized into six sections, the database has a library of content addressing the aforementioned matters, particularly as they pertain to fashion.”

Associated Press: Racial disparities in kids’ vaccinations are hard to track

Associated Press: Racial disparities in kids’ vaccinations are hard to track. “The rollout of COVID-19 shots for elementary-age children has exposed another blind spot in the nation’s efforts to address pandemic inequalities: Health systems have released little data on the racial breakdown of youth vaccinations, and community leaders fear that Black and Latino kids are falling behind. Only a handful of states have made public data on COVID-19 vaccinations by race and age, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not compile racial breakdowns either.”

Resident Advisor: Black Artist Database launches Black Creative Database

Resident Advisor: Black Artist Database launches Black Creative Database. “Black Artist Database (AKA B.A.D) has launched a new platform, the Black Creative Database. B.A.D (FKA Black Bandcamp) began in June 2020 as a community project to support the work of Black artists. Later in the year, the team started work on the Black Creative Database, which has since grown into a directory of portfolios belonging to creatives across five continents, working in digital, design, media, curation and visual roles. Today, the directory launches as a searchable online database.”

An online pandemic: disinformation targeted at Black communities (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: An online pandemic: disinformation targeted at Black communities. “Black communities are repeatedly targeted for online disinformation and used as a tool to stir discord related to America’s longstanding racial divides. The targeting is likely to continue unless the US government acts on its apparent resolve to do something about the manipulation of US citizens. Moreover, time is running out; the 2022 and 2024 elections are right around the corner.”

Washington University in St. Louis: New database highlights underrepresented scholars of African archaeology

Washington University in St. Louis: New database highlights underrepresented scholars of African archaeology. “Helina Woldekiros, assistant professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, and her collaborators recently launched the Bibliographic Database of African Scholarship on African Archaeology (BibDAA). The new open-access database collects and shares publications on African archaeology, broadly defined, by African and Afrodescendant scholars.”

Community-Driven Archives: Centering BIPOC & LGBTQ Memory and Knowledge (Western Michigan University)

Western Michigan University: Community-Driven Archives: Centering BIPOC & LGBTQ Memory and Knowledge. “Join guest scholar Nancy Liliana Godoy, head of the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative at Arizona State University (ASU) Library, to learn about her community-driven archiving work that focuses on centering BIPOC & LGBTQ memory and knowledge.” Free and virtual. September 9.

The Guardian: The push to archive the history of jungle and drum’n’bass

The Guardian: The push to archive the history of jungle and drum’n’bass. “Chingford Sainsbury’s may be an unlikely setting for an encounter that helped capture a key part of British cultural history, but MC Navigator’s weekly shopping trip to his local supermarket would prove crucial. Navigator, one of the leading figures in the jungle and drum’n’bass scene in the 1990s, bumped into Uncle 22 – another important player – who had been under the radar for years and was picking up some bits with his mum.”

Broadway World: Broadway & Beyond Creates Contact Database for Stage Managers of Color

Broadway World: Broadway & Beyond Creates Contact Database for Stage Managers of Color. “Broadway & Beyond: Access for Stage Managers of Color has recently updated its website to include a contact database for stage managers of color who are open to work and a job postings section. Broadway & Beyond is committed to continuing to develop pathways for aspiring and mid-career stage managers of color to enter or achieve the next level of success within the professional theatre industry. With these new functions, the Broadway & Beyond website is an invaluable, free resource for making those connections.”

Vice: The Website Amplifying the Search for Missing Black People

Vice: The Website Amplifying the Search for Missing Black People. “Across the UK, Black people have been going missing in disproportionate numbers. Despite making up only 3.3 percent of the population of England and Wales, National Crime Agency statistics indicate that Black people made up 14 percent of missing persons cases in 2019 and 2020 – over four times their relative population. In London, 36 percent of missing persons in the city were Black, almost three times their city population of 13.3 percent. Dominic Norton, a self-taught software developer, is hoping to step up the search for missing Black people in the UK. “

Flood Magazine: Black Bandcamp Relaunches as Black Artist Database Ahead of Bandcamp Friday

Flood Magazine: Black Bandcamp Relaunches as Black Artist Database Ahead of Bandcamp Friday. “Bandcamp Fridays have become sort of a musical holiday amidst the pandemic. With musicians at a major loss of income without live performances, Bandcamp has scheduled specific days where 100 percent of proceeds go toward the artist, waiving the site’s revenue share. Not only has the past year made clear how unprepared people were for a plague (I mean, who is?), more importantly it revealed the growing inequity in the world and how racism, sexism, and other intersectional factors are at play. This is all to preface the good work of the community-based platform Black Bandcamp, which has now officially relaunched as Black Artist Database, or B.A.D.”