HIV Research, Feminist Books, Black-Owned Food Businesses, More: Tuesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 23, 2020


PLOS Collections: Introducing Project SOAR’s HIV Implementation Science Research Collection: Timely Evidence to Guide the HIV Response. “In the newly launched PLOS Special Collection ‘Project SOAR: robust evidence to improve the global HIV response’, the published and forthcoming papers present SOAR studies conducted in sub-Saharan Africa that evaluated innovative service delivery approaches, modeled their cost and impact, and elucidated social barriers to care such as gender and stigma. The Collection also focuses on the effects of recent changes in policy and discourse on mitigating the HIV epidemic in a variety of settings, including the adoption of ‘Treat All’ guidelines, reallocation of financial resources based on geographic and population HIV prevalence, and increased attention to men, adolescent girls, and young women.”

FiLiA: Frauenkultur: A New Online Archive Of Second Wave Feminist Book Titles. “Frauenkultur is a comprehensive online resource archive for second wave feminist texts written between 1965-1995. The archive is meant to act as a central hub, for young women and girls especially, to discover the range and multiplicity of second wave feminist writing and to create intergenerational linkages with women’s work of the past. While the actual texts are not available on the archive, there is plenty of information for each book entry such as a summary, quotes, sometimes images and table of contents.”

New-to-me, from Matador Network: How the EatOkra app helps diners ‘be aware and intentional’ of who they support . “The database — which currently lists 2,600 Black-owned restaurants, bakeries, cafes, food trucks, bars and wineries — is on the verge of a major expansion. Around 5,000 new businesses have reached out to Edwards since June 1, requesting to be added to the EatOkra directory.”


World Pipelines: EIA’s liquids pipeline database details US infrastructure changes in 10 years. “On 4 June the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) updated its Liquids Pipeline Projects Database, which includes a summary of more than 225 liquids pipeline projects in the United States and pipeline projects that cross into Mexico and Canada that are planned, under construction, on hold, or have been completed since 2010.”


MakeUseOf: 6 Awesome Free Twitter Tools to Discover Insights, Analytics, and Shortcuts. “Twitter is all about an avalanche of the latest and greatest posts, but you can’t easily find the top posts by a user, nor easily spot viral threads worth reading. These free Twitter web apps reduce the noise on the social network and help you find better content that’s worth your time.”


Atlanta Black Star: How Social Media Users Forced Quaker to Retire Its Racist Aunt Jemima Brand . “R&B singer Kirby Lauryen, who posts to TikTok and Twitter as @singkirbysing, first drew attention this week to the racial stereotypes associated with the Aunt Jemima brand in a video post Monday instructing viewers on ‘How to make a non-racist breakfast.’ Kirby’s TikTok video, which has been viewed more than one million times, explains how the Aunt Jemima image originated from racist stereotypes of Black women.”

Mashable: Google, Twitter, and Amazon condemn Trump’s anti-immigration order. “Late Monday afternoon, the White House issued a proclamation, signed by the president, stating that the administration’s restrictive April visa policy — issued in response to the coronavirus — would be extended through the end of the year. As a result, Google, Twitter, and Amazon have all issued varying statements condemning the administration’s move.”


Balkan Transitional Justice: Burden of Proof: Inside Bosnia’s War Trial Case Archives. “Bosnia’s state court is rapidly running out of space for its ever-growing multitude of documents and evidence from war crimes trials, while the lack of an online archive is hampering lawyers and impeding public access to information.”

Techdirt: Appeals Court Says California’s IMDb-Targeting ‘Ageism’ Law Is Unconstitutional. “The state of California has lost again in its attempt to punish IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) — and IMDb alone — for ageism perpetrated by [checks notes] movie studios who seem to refuse to cast actresses above a certain age in choice roles.”


The Guardian: Experts call for regulation after latest botched art restoration in Spain. “Conservation experts in Spain have called for a tightening of the laws covering restoration work after a copy of a famous painting by the baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo became the latest in a long line of artworks to suffer a damaging and disfiguring repair.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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