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Silence is Violence: It’s Time to Have the Tough Conversations

Both coronavirus and the pandemic of racism have shown how we are inextricably connected through our shared vulnerability. As the world watched the blatant murder of a black man in broad daylight, hearts stopped simultaneously. After a difficult and painful year dealing with personal battles of racial injustice, my initial…..

Letting Go of Love

If you are wondering how to forget someone who was once a beautiful part of your life, the answer is — you don’t. You don’t try to sanitize your experience, go numb or cut out the pain. You don’t downplay it. You don’t try to sweep it under the rug…..

How to Survive the Pandemic with Self-Care

Social distancing may be lonely, but you’re not alone.   Emotions are in upheaval for all of us, but this hard moment isn’t how you’ll feel forever.   If times are tough, remember, so are you! Click To Tweet   You are a well of creative ingenuity and even if…..

5 Ways to Power Your Small Business Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The world has been turned upside down. The ability to adapt is a matter of life or death for many businesses, because even when we are past the chaos, things won’t likely be the same again. For most businesses to survive the storm, they need a new game plan. Adapt……

Seeing The Light

A Powerful Poem by Best Selling Author Robert Michael Fried Some things hazy Soon will be right Some things hidden will come into sight Some things so wrong will soon become clear As we gallantly strive towards a life without fear Check out “Seeing the Light” a powerful poem by…..

Goodbye Grandma

My cũũcũ passed away today. I’m told she died peacefully in her home and felt no pain. My story began with my cũũcũ. Her story was one of will power, persistence and principle. She pushed herself beyond her point of endurance so her children would have hope, a future. She…..

[Call for Volunteers] COVID-19 Innovations

Hope you are all keeping healthy! I’d like to celebrate contributions of members of the Alliance4ai Africa community to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, and ask if there’s anyone here with a knack for PR and creative writing who’d like to volunteer on telling this story so we find them more…..

The Gift of Coronavirus

If we are fortunate, we are not stuck at home, we are safe at home. During this crisis, I think about health workers, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, transit and utility workers—and so many others—who are selflessly getting up every day to make sure we have the things we need……

COVID-19 Q&A* from @solistens

Simone Harvey @solistens put together this brilliant summary on COVID-19 to help folks who are still struggling to connect the dots. 1. What is COVID-19? In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”……

FAQ on the Stimulus Bill for Startups and Small Business Owners

Spent the day understanding the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) portion of the CARES Act stimulus bill and wrote this as simply as possible. Here’s a FAQ for startups and small businesses which are hurting, but not badly enough to qualify for SBA disaster loan. Corrections welcome! Keep up with latest…..