Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE)

Globe Newswire: Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations (PRESS RELEASE). “Mapping Black California (MBC), a product of Black Voice News (BVN), is relaunching its website with a groundbreaking new data tool, the Mapping Black California: Black-Led Organization (BLO) Directory.”

Exclusive: Meta to study race of Instagram users (Axios)

Axios: Exclusive: Meta to study race of Instagram users. “The company says it wants to make sure that its products and AI systems operate fairly across racial lines, but feels it can’t do that without better knowing its customers. By working with a third party it aims to both protect privacy and ensure customers are more comfortable sharing their information.”

Bernews: Emancipation Website & Art Exhibition Launch

Bernews: Emancipation Website & Art Exhibition Launch. “Earlier this week, the Department of Culture unveiled an exhibition entitled ‘Pioneers Who Persevered: Black Nurses in Segregated Bermuda,’ which is currently on display at the Bermuda Society of Arts. ‘The exhibition is partially virtual and links to a new Emancipation website developed by the Department, which chronicles key milestones in Bermuda’s history,’ a spokesperson said.”

Higher Ed Dive: College Board no longer disclosing AP test results by ethnicity, state

Higher Ed Dive: College Board no longer disclosing AP test results by ethnicity, state. “The College Board in an emailed statement did not address why it removed demographic data. It said that it provides that information to schools, districts and state departments of education and that it has already sent it to the former two groups. Researchers can also request AP data online, the College Board said.”

Globe and Mail: Introducing the Black Fashion Canada Database

Globe and Mail: Introducing the Black Fashion Canada Database. “Launched this week, [the site] hosts a profile of each individual, breaking down their early life and career and how they broke barriers in the fashion world. [Charmaine] Gooden and her team have prepared stories on legendary Black models, actors and performers from across Canada, including Hondo Flemming, Linda Carter, Denise McLeod and Ethne Grimes de Viennes, many of whom are alive and agreed to be interviewed for the series.”

Arizona State University: ASU alumna creates resource to find Black-owned galleries

New-to-me, from Arizona State University: ASU alumna creates resource to find Black-owned galleries. “In February 2021, [April Hobby] founded The Black Curation, a website that focuses on highlighting Black-owned art galleries and art experiences. Specifically, she created a map and directory of Black-owned art galleries worldwide. Hobby sourced these galleries through researching online publications and receiving feedback from artists, gallery owners, art collectors and art enthusiasts.”

MarketWatch: Amazon, Microsoft, McDonald’s and Citi to examine their impact on civil rights and racial equity. Will more companies follow suit?

MarketWatch: Amazon, Microsoft, McDonald’s and Citi to examine their impact on civil rights and racial equity. Will more companies follow suit?. “After years of shareholder pressure that ratcheted up after the racial reckoning in summer 2020, some of the world’s most influential companies have agreed to independent racial-equity or civil-rights audits to consider how their policies, products and practices affect the civil rights of and equality among employees, customers and society.”

WBUR: New effort will preserve Teen Voices, a Boston magazine that embraced girls’ complexities

WBUR: New effort will preserve Teen Voices, a Boston magazine that embraced girls’ complexities. “Written by and for teen girls, especially girls of color, Teen Voices started publishing in 1990. Over its 20-plus years, it evolved from a newsprint ‘zine, circulated within Boston, to a glossy newsstand magazine with international readers and contributors.”

Deadline: Eva Longoria, Charles D. King Creating Diverse Crew Members Database For Studios – Produced By

Deadline: Eva Longoria, Charles D. King Creating Diverse Crew Members Database For Studios – Produced By. “Producers Eva Longoria and Charles D. King shared their frustrations today at the Produced By conference, relating that studios tell them they looked for diverse crew members, but couldn’t find any. MACRO CEO King and UnbeliEVAble Entertainment founder Longoria said they are creating a database of diverse talent they can present to studios when faced with that question.”

Library of Congress: Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Announces Second Round of Grant Opportunities for Libraries, Archives, Museums and Higher Education Institutions

Library of Congress: Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Announces Second Round of Grant Opportunities for Libraries, Archives, Museums and Higher Education Institutions. “Educational and cultural institutions that seek to amplify the stories of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and other communities of color by using the Library’s digital collections are invited to apply for the second round of grant opportunities through the Of the People: Widening the Path Connecting Communities Digital Initiative at the Library of Congress.”

Engadget: Oregon is shutting down its controversial child welfare AI in June

Engadget: Oregon is shutting down its controversial child welfare AI in June. “A number of states across the country have already implemented, or are considering, similar algorithms within their child welfare agencies. But as with Northpointe’s COMPAS before them, their implementation have raised concerns about the transparency and reliability of the process as well as their clear tendency towards racial bias. However, the Allegheny developers did note that their tool was just that and was never intended to operate on its own without direct human oversight.”

NBC News: Photographer Naima Green is creating an archive of queer representation

NBC News: Photographer Naima Green is creating an archive of queer representation. “Green’s ongoing archival project, ‘Jewels From the Hinterland,’ features Black and brown people in urban green spaces. At work on the project since 2013, she wrote in a piece for The New York Times that she ‘wanted these photographs to assert and insert our presence in these tranquil landscapes, to interrupt the predominant narratives about people of color surrounded by urban decay. Beauty here is an entry point — it makes us stop and look, but it isn’t the whole story.’”

Mashable: New online campaign reminds us that street harassment isn’t a rite of passage. It’s a public health concern.

Mashable: New online campaign reminds us that street harassment isn’t a rite of passage. It’s a public health concern.. “[Candice] Cho’s story is just one representation of a diverse array of tales shared through the #SaferPlace social media campaign, a new effort by advocates to document the frequent harassment that women, people of color, and LGBT and gender nonconforming people face in public spaces. As May is Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, the social media effort adds a sense of heightened, nuanced awareness of the intersectional public safety issues faced by members of these diverse communities.”