Latinos shoulder disproportionate coronavirus cases: CDC data (ABC News)

ABC News: Latinos shoulder disproportionate coronavirus cases: CDC data. “Under the scorching Florida sun, Adriana Enrique picks fresh fruit and vegetables every day. Bearing the responsibility of being the only provider for her family and being deemed by the federal government as ‘essential,’ Enrique is among a demographic that new data suggests is bearing a disproportionate share of coronavirus cases.”

Houston Chronicle: MFAH unveils new Latin art resources

Houston Chronicle: MFAH unveils new Latin art resources. “The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), have launched an expanded, redesigned website and database for its Documents of Latin American and Latino Art Digital Archive Project. Begun 20 years ago, the project now offers full, free access to more than 8,200 letters, manifestos, newspaper and journal articles, exhibition reviews and other key theoretical, critical and art-historical texts. The materials include significant writings by artists, critics and curators from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the U.S. Latino communities — many now available for the first time, via a more user friendly platform.”

CNET: Facebook apologizes after anonymous post alleges racism at company

CNET: Facebook apologizes after anonymous post alleges racism at company. “Facebook apologized Friday after an anonymous online document alleged that black, Latino and Asian women continued to face racism at the company a year after a former employee brought the issue into public view. The post, titled ‘Facebook empowers racism against its employees of color’ and published on Medium, outlines incidents that 12 current and former employees experienced while on the job.”

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Bringing Stories of Southern Nevada’s Latinx Communities to Life

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Bringing Stories of Southern Nevada’s Latinx Communities to Life. “The Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada team has collected more than 100 oral histories from the region’s Latinx population. Now those deeply personal stories will be shared with a wider audience as part of a novel approach to oral histories: a student-led podcast. The effort, which debuts in fall, is the result of a recent collaboration between KUNV radio and the University Libraries’ Oral History Research Center. The inaugural season, Latinx Voices Unveiled, features the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project.”

University of Georgia: Library partners on Latino, Hispanic history project

University of Georgia: Library partners on Latino, Hispanic history project. “To ensure the most comprehensive documentation and accessibility of the political history of all of Georgia’s citizens, the Russell Library and GALEO will work to identify and document people and organizations representing the interests of the Latino and Hispanic communities. This effort will preserve traditional records and manuscripts and capture oral histories with elected officials, activists and business leaders.”

Google Blog: Follow the journey of 13 Latino Trailblazers

Google Blog: Follow the journey of 13 Latino Trailblazers. “The societal contributions of Latinos reach far beyond East Harlem. To celebrate this diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month, members and allies of HOLA, the Hispanic Googler Network, partnered with Google Earth to show the impact Latinos have made around the world. Get a glimpse of how Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz and 11 other Trailblazing Latinos have broken barriers and paved the way in industries from fashion to medicine.”

New York Times: Preserving Latinx History Through Vintage Photos

New York Times: Preserving Latinx History Through Vintage Photos. “Over the past few years, my Tío Julio has developed a habit of sending me old family photos on WhatsApp. He writes long, novella-like captions with each image, sharing old family lore. Recently, he sent me a fading photo of my bisabuelo’s old house in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and recounted the time a torrential rain flooded the home and almost washed my uncle (then a newborn) into the street in a basket.”

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Hits 100-Interview Milestone

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Hits 100-Interview Milestone. “The Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project is celebrating an important milestone: the collection of 100 oral histories from Latinx residents in Southern Nevada in just under a year.”

Remezcla: This New Instagram Account Is a Tribute to Old School Latinx New York

Remezcla: This New Instagram Account Is a Tribute to Old School Latinx New York. “One photograph shows two Dominican women at a Brooklyn grocery store – where several Power Rangers balloons float over their heads – buying a cake for a relative’s graduation. Another highlights a Salvadoran couple – the woman tending to their baby, while the man holds a plate of food and a can – on graffiti-accented train. Or there’s the one where a well-accessorized Cuban woman – whose hair is styled to perfection in a high bun topped with pearls – holds a possibly sleepy baby on a couch. Apart, these images capture different aspects and milestones of these people’s lives. Together, though, they form a portrait of Latino New York. All of these snapshots are featured on Nuevayorkinos, a new Instagram account that aims document the diverse experiences of Latinxs who grew up in New York City.”

The Intercept: NYPD Gang Database Can Turn Unsuspecting New Yorkers Into Instant Felons

The Intercept: NYPD Gang Database Can Turn Unsuspecting New Yorkers Into Instant Felons. “As The Intercept has reported, the NYPD’s gang database was massively expanded in recent years, even as gang-related crime dropped to historic lows. The information on the secretive list is available to prosecutors but not to those named in the database, who often learn that the police have labeled them gang members only if they are arrested and slammed with inexplicably harsh charges or excessive bond. The database has been widely criticized as arbitrary, discriminatory, and over-inclusive — with no clear process in place to discover or challenge one’s alleged gang affiliation. Like [Keith] Shenery, an overwhelming majority of people in the database are young black and Latino men.”

Arizona State University: ASU Library archivists make marginalized history accessible to all

Arizona State University: ASU Library archivists make marginalized history accessible to all. “Thanks to the efforts of head project archivist [Alana] Varner and her team, a large portion of the Bj Bud Memorial Archives, the largest LGBT collection in Arizona, will soon be accessible online, to anyone, anywhere. Over the next two years, the grant will also allow for three of the library’s other unique and most consistently utilized archives to be accessed online. They are: the Maricopa County Organizing Project (MCOP) Records, detailing local farmworker and civil rights history from 1960-1990; the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Collection, which tells the story of the oldest active Latino civil rights organization in the U.S.; and the Alianza Hispano Americana Records, which tells the story of the oldest Latino mutual aid society.”

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.”

303 Magazine: This Photographer Is Creating A Digital Archive Of Old Denver

303 Magazine: This Photographer Is Creating A Digital Archive Of Old Denver. “Born in Mexico but a native son of Denver’s Northside, Fuentes is the curator of the @olddenver Instagram account and a documentarian of the city’s historical yet disappearing cultural landscapes. Through both his photographic work and curating others via the #olddenver hashtag, Fuentes crafts a digital archive of the Denver communities he was raised in. Through his documenting, he aims to promote spaces he feels are being forgotten in the current narrative of the city.”

Engadget: Google adds US Latino art and culture to its online museum

Engadget: Google adds US Latino art and culture to its online museum. “You can explore virtual 69 exhibits and 2,500 pieces of art that showcase culture, art, and influential figures throughout the history of Latinos in the US. Gina Rodriguez discusses being a Latina role model and the importance of representation, while one exhibit takes you through almost 50 years of the cultural institution Ballet Hispánico. You can also explore Diego Rivera’s Detroit murals or take a look at efforts to document queer Latinx history. All in all, it’s a comprehensive look at the influence of Latino, Latina, and Latinx culture on the US and how our experiences are intertwined.”