Bustle: Therapy For Latinx Online Database Helps Connect People With Culturally Competent Counselors

Bustle: Therapy For Latinx Online Database Helps Connect People With Culturally Competent Counselors. “A lack of culturally competent therapists — therapists who’ve been trained to be respectful and understanding of diverse patients’ cultures — is often cited as one of the main reasons Latinx people forego mental health counseling For this reason, Brandie Carlos, a web designer and social media manager, was moved to create Therapy For Latinx, a new online database that makes it easy for Latinx people to find mental health professionals in their own communities.”

Washington Post: Strategists raise alarms about Facebook delays in approving Hispanic political ads

Washington Post: Strategists raise alarms about Facebook delays in approving Hispanic political ads. “Political strategists say recent moves by Facebook to secure its powerful advertising engine are hampering their ability to communicate with Hispanics and Spanish-speaking audiences ahead of the midterm elections. New procedures adopted by Facebook in response to Russian meddling and allegations of racially discriminatory ad practices often require several days for the company to review political ads targeted to ethnic groups, while ads that target broader audiences are approved immediately, said strategists for three liberal organizations, Priorities USA, Latino Victory and Win Dem PAC.”

Arizona State University: ASU awarded Mellon grant to develop community-driven archival collections

Arizona State University: ASU awarded Mellon grant to develop community-driven archival collections. “Now an archivist at ASU Library, [Nancy] Godoy has worked tirelessly to grow its Chicano Research Collection and expand the library’s reach to the Latino community through public outreach that includes educational workshops on preservation of historic materials. In recognition of that work, Godoy and colleagues Sujey Vega and Lorrie McAllister were recently awarded a $450,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a three-year project designed to build and expand community-driven collections, in an effort to preserve and improve Arizona’s archives and give voice to historically marginalized communities.”

Hispanic Heritage Month: New and Improved Resources to Celebrate! (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Hispanic Heritage Month: New and Improved Resources to Celebrate!. “The Library of Congress is observing National Hispanic Heritage Month this year with an array of on-site concerts, exhibits, lectures and more. But we also have exciting digital offerings for those of you who can’t visit us in person. We’ve just added 50 new recordings to our Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, and we’ve improved the interface for another popular online resource: the Handbook of Latin American Studies.”

Baseball Hall of Fame Launches New Site Focusing on Latino Players

The Baseball Hall of Fame has launched a new Web site focusing on Latino players. “La Vida Baseball was founded with the goal of celebrating Latino baseball, from the streets of Latin America to the major leagues. The platform will bring stories from the past to life and provide a new outlet for today’s athletes and fans to discuss the game through written stories as well as video and social content. La Vida Baseball’s expert staff and contributors, led by noted baseball historian Dr. Adrian Burgos, Jr., will combine storytelling and historical perspective, while socially-driven videos and cultural commentary will bring these stories to a broader Latino audience.”

Google: Racial and gender gaps in computer science learning: New Google-Gallup research

Research from Google: Racial and gender gaps in computer science learning: New Google-Gallup research. “We surveyed 16,000 nationally representative groups of students, parents, teachers, principals, and superintendents in the U.S. Our findings explore the CS learning gap between white students and their Black and Hispanic peers as well as between boys and girls and confirm just how much demographic differences matter. We’re excited to share this data to bring awareness to issues on the ground in order to help expand CS education in meaningful ways.”