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Covid-19 has been knocked off the front page by the demonstrations. I believe these are about more than race, they are about lack of opportunity and lack of understanding. We are all wrapped up in our own lives, and the social contract has been broken.
These recommendations for # O pen S afely were published in an op-ed in USA Today on May 20, 2020 by a group of bipartisan health policy experts and leaders from broad and diverse backgrounds incl uding Andy Slavitt; Mark McClellan, MD, PhD; and…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThere actually is a bi-partisan set of guidelines to open the country up safely. Here it is.Tack it to your refrigerator
The primary means of transmission for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, has been somewhat up in the air ever since it emerged. It's clear the virus can spread by direct contact with an infected person. But do we really pick it up on…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterMore information to confuse us.
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– May 30, 2:26 PM
Over Memorial Day weekend 13 years ago, my younger brother, Laith, died in an accident. He was 26 years old. Losing young people in their mid-20's is particularly devastating because they are embarking on adulthood and their futures hold limitless…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterHow to be a better ally to black people as they fight the fight they've been fighting since they came to America.
We'd like to hear from our readers about strategies they are employing to help their restaurant tenants survive as they reopen, including both financial solutions and ways to increase sales while adhering to social distancing guidelines. Please…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterDining out will change permanently. Fancy restaurants were already falling out of favor, and this will accelerate it unless you are a real destination restaurant.
The Washington Post
– May 29, 1:57 PM
If we talked about what is happening in Minneapolis the same way we talk about events in a foreign country, here's how the Western media would cover it. The quotes and those “quoted” in the piece below are fictional. In recent years…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is a fabulous exercise in seeing ourselves as others see us.
Honestly, I want the best for Facebook. I poured my heart and soul into the company from 2008–2012. I also want the best for the world, though. I know you do, too. I don't think those things have to be in conflict. I wrote down some thoughts…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis has been a horrible week for Mark Zuckerberg. I'm not sure why he won't back down on his decision, given the walkout by employees.Time for FB to do SOMETHING. It has become a cesspool.
I'm honestly not sure where this is going to go as I put pen to paper because of the complex feelings that I'm having at this moment. I find that the only way to get clarity in thinking is through writing. So here it goes… I'm sad. I'm…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterGreat ideas in here for improvements in policing. I believe the entire policing system needs reform. From what I can see, the leader here is John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
Venture Capital Investor @ Acumen America; Fmr. Goldman Sachs & JPMorgan Wealth Advisor; Fmr. Management Consultant at Manatt Health Strategies Don't call for peaceful protests, without understanding the violence and fighting used by your ancestors…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterWe need only read back into our own history to see how things get accomplished in America. Writer of this post also donated a kidney to his mom.
The Washington Post
– Jun 1, 12:18 PM
Presidents, exploiting modern communications technologies and abetted today by journalists preening as the “resistance” — like members of the French Resistance 1940-1944, minus the bravery — can set the tone of American…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterGeorge Will, a conservative Republican, takes off on Trump. What incredible writing.
In September 2006, Nouriel Roubini told the International Monetary Fund what it didn't want to hear. Standing before an audience of economists at the organization's headquarters, the New York University professor warned that the U.S. housing market…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThey don't call him Dr. Doom for nothing. I think he sees the effect of automation and the lack of good lower grade education, and many other factors.
MIT Technology Review
– Jun 3, 2:30 PM
Today our country crumbles under the weight of two pandemics: coronavirus and police brutality. Both wreak physical and psychological violence. Both disproportionately kill and debilitate black and brown people. And both are animated by technology…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterYes tech contributes to racism by targeting. Now what should we do?