Latina: Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History

Latina: Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History . “While Nuevayorkinos and its 31,000 followers on Instagram continue to share stories about will power, adaptation, love and belonging, [Djali Alessandra] Brown-Cepeda has been moved by the outpour of people using the page as a place to pay homage to their loved ones who they have lost to COVID-19. For many, Nuevayorkinos had become a digital altar at the peak of the pandemic.”

AL DÍA News: The Mexican-American visionary bringing representation through Google Doodles

AL DÍA News: The Mexican-American visionary bringing representation through Google Doodles. “Throughout her life, Perla Campos has often navigated through chapters and situations as ‘one of the only.’ Born and raised in a small town about 30 minutes southwest of Dallas-Fort Worth, her family was one of only a few Hispanic families in a predominantly white town. In college, she was again one of the only Hispanics at her school. Even today, she works at one of the largest corporations in the United States and the world — Google — and is one of the few Latinas on the team.”

Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Launches Spanish Language App to Help Latinos Navigate Health Care Questions, Issues New Report Highlighting Latino Coverage Issues

Department of Health and Human Services: HHS Launches Spanish Language App to Help Latinos Navigate Health Care Questions, Issues New Report Highlighting Latino Coverage Issues. “Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a Spanish version of its QuestionBuilder app, which can help Latino patients prepare for their in-person or telehealth appointments. The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) built QuestionBuilder en Español, which is being released during Hispanic Heritage Month and Health Literacy Month, to improve health care access and equity for Latinos.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches Season 2 of La Biblioteca Podcast

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches Season 2 of La Biblioteca Podcast . “The English-language series derives from A Latinx Resource Guide: Civil Rights Cases and Events in the United States, created by Hermán Luis Chávez and María Guadalupe (Lupita) Partida, two Huntington Fellows in the Library’s Hispanic Reading Room. The guide offers an overview of 20th and 21st century American court cases, legislation and events that have affected the Hispanic community across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico.”

USC News: USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation

USC News: USC professor records the Latinx voices missing from the COVID conversation. “Professor Laura Isabel Serna is a cultural historian whose work has focused on media culture in Mexican immigrant communities within the United States and in Mexico, as well as their intersection with consumer culture and gender. She is an associate professor of history and cinema at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the author of Making Cinelandia: American Films and Mexican Film Culture. The book is a historical account based on deep research in U.S. and Mexican archives of film culture in Mexico during the late 1910s and early 1920s. Serna recently spoke to USC News about her current focus: an oral history project about the experiences of Latinx communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Arizona State University: ASU works with Google, US-Mexico Foundation to highlight Latino history

Arizona State University: ASU works with Google, US-Mexico Foundation to highlight Latino history . “‘Hey Google, what happened today in Latino history?’ Thanks to a collaboration between Arizona State University, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF) and Google, this is a question you can now ask any Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker, display or phone. For each day of the year, ASU and the USMF worked together to curate a fact celebrating the achievements, culture and impact of the Latino community in the U.S. and the world.”

Google Blog: New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists

Google Blog: New designs for Chrome and Chrome OS, by Latino artists. “This year Chrome partnered with Latino artists to create a collection of themes that celebrate our heritage. You can use them to customize your Chrome browser and Chromebook wallpapers. The work reflects a variety of meaningful subjects, from family to the subtle ways we all stay connected. This collection continues our work commissioning contemporary artists to visually show how people use Chrome and Chromebooks to get things done, explore, find and connect.”

UConn Today: New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers

UConn Today: New Website Developed By Neag School Will Assist High School History Teachers. “Connecticut is the first state in the nation to mandate that all of its high schools offer an elective class on Black and Latinx history. These classes must be taught by the fall of 2022, but many high schools have added them to the curriculum this year. Alan Marcus, a professor of curriculum and instruction in UConn’s Neag School of Education, has led a team that developed a website to assist high school teachers with the instruction of this course.” I took a quick look and didn’t see anything that was state-specific.

Tubefilter: TikTok Launches Latinx Creator Incubator For Hispanic Heritage Month

Tubefilter: TikTok Launches Latinx Creator Incubator For Hispanic Heritage Month. “TikTok Latinx Creatives, as the program is called, will take place over 10 weeks and serve to nurture 150 resident creators and musicians. The program is being hosted in collaboration Macro, a multi-platform media company representing the voices and perspectives of Black people and people of color. MACRO will advise TikTok on speaker selection, programming, and business-building opportunities for participants.”

Route Fifty: Evictions To Impact More Black, Latino Households

Route Fifty: Evictions To Impact More Black, Latino Households. “Nationwide, about 58% of households headed by Black/African American adults rent their homes, as do nearly 52% of Hispanic/Latino adults, according to Pew’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. By contrast, 28% of white households and 40% of Asian households live in rental units. Sixty-six percent of U.S. residents age 35 or younger are more likely to rent than other age groups, according to Pew. About 42% of renters are 35 to 44 years old and 32% are 45 to 54 years old.”

University of Texas at San Antonio: Three professors use data science to tackle educational inequities for minority students

University of Texas at San Antonio: Three professors use data science to tackle educational inequities for minority students. “Three UTSA professors across disciplines are working together on a project to increase data-based research capacity among higher education institutions that serve a large share of Black and Latinx students.”

Remezcla: Karen Vidángos of ‘Latina in Museums’ Talks Inclusivity + Hopes for More Diverse Future in the Art World

Remezcla: Karen Vidángos of ‘Latina in Museums’ Talks Inclusivity + Hopes for More Diverse Future in the Art World. “Among the staff at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, is a social media specialist named Karen Vidángos, also known by her social media moniker ‘Latina In Museums.’ The Bolivian-American art history and museum studies graduate merges her social media savvy background with passion for art to explore underrepresented perspectives and amplify the immersion of the Latine community in museum institutions through her platform Latinx Curated.”

Death in the prime of life: Covid-19 proves especially lethal to younger Latinos (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Death in the prime of life: Covid-19 proves especially lethal to younger Latinos. “Throughout the pandemic, the coronavirus has disproportionately carved a path through the nation’s Latino neighborhoods, as it has in African American, Native American and Pacific Islander communities. The death rate in those communities from covid-19, the illness caused by the virus, is at least double that for Whites and Asian Americans, federal data shows. Even more stunning: the deadly efficiency with which the virus has targeted Latinos in their 30s and 40s.”

NBC News: Latino churches push Covid vaccine enrollment, but some spread misinformation

NBC News: Latino churches push Covid vaccine enrollment, but some spread misinformation. “As the president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, with a database of over 6,000 pastors, Gabriel Salguero was getting messages from pastors and parishioners commenting about posts they had seen on social media about the Covid-19 vaccine. The information included false claims that the vaccines would alter people’s DNA, that microchips would be inserted and used to track people and that tissue from fetuses that had been aborted was used to develop the vaccines. That’s when Salguero decided to step up and create ways to educate members about the vaccines and help with vaccination efforts.”