Life in a Pandemic

Formerly Incarcerated Women Allow Themselves to Dream

Formerly Incarcerated Women Allow Themselves to Dream

Updated: March 14, 2021, 7:20 PM. As Laquita Brooks presented her business pitch about a catering company for low-income communities to her online classmates, the chat was suddenly filled with emojis; hearts, clapping, party streamers, anything. In bursts, the instructor, Sharon Richardson, and her students unmuted their microphones, interjecting to encourage their friend and classmate. […]

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Are on the Rise—and the Community is Fighting Back

Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Are on the Rise—and the Community is Fighting Back

  Asian Americans across the country have experienced wide-spread forms of harassment and violence triggered by Covid-19—and the community is speaking out about what is happening and organizing to protest against it. In recent weeks, there have been a disturbing spike of incidents. Just last Thursday, a 36-year-old Asian man was stabbed near the rally […]