For Natanya Montgomery, owner of Naza Hair in the Mission, that looks like offering a weekly Zoom class on different hairstyles for African American hair, which her salon specializes in. Her salon, which closed a month after opening in February, has been able to retain staff and started selling hair kits online, largely thanks to a $1 million funding round led by Initialized Capital — she’s one of the few female- and minority-owned businesses that’s seen some venture funding. … [Read more...] about Will e-commerce help small business survive coronavirus fallout?
But the numbers the researchers were able to uncover despite those logistical challenges are still striking—and far from heartening for the LGBTQ community. Despite advances like the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, personal experiences of discrimination are apparently still widespread. One particularly timely example given the recent proliferation of so-called “bathroom bills”: over a third of LGBTQ people said that they or a loved one had “been verbally harassed in the bathroom or been told or asked if they were using the wrong bathroom.” … [Read more...] about Harvard Study: LGBT People of Color Suffer Double Discrimination
Health officials are still trying to understand how COVID-19 spreads, but have said 60 percent of a given population would need to have coronavirus antibodies to reach herd immunity. In Boston, according to an analysis of recent studies, the percentage of the population with COVID-19 antibodies is 9.9 percent. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Herd Immunity In Boston Won’t Come ‘Any Time Soon’