A group of people standing on a small bag of money, looking up at a single person standing on a large bag of money. Inequity.
A group of people standing on a small bag of money, looking up at a single person standing on a large bag of money. Inequity.
Illustration by Kathleen M.G. Howlett

A Society in the Crucible

We are in a confluence of moments. After a series of high-profile, video-documented murders of unarmed Black people by police, the broader American public is once again paying attention to police brutality. Simultaneously, shutdowns due to the COVID pandemic and the resulting unemployment rates have created intensified scrutiny of our systems from a public becoming more engaged with world events and events in their own communities.

This convergence of circumstance has also created more discretionary time for people to march, protest and seek dogged accountability from their local, state and Federal government representatives.

Did I mention it’s a Presidential election…


-ancient apocryphal curse

Article Updated: April 3, 2020 — PPP Loan cannot include contractors based on new guidance provided late on April 2, 2020.

COVID-19, the illness caused by the latest novel SARS virus, is preparing us for the “new normal” in which we must all move to virtualise and rethink how we engage our networks. We are seeing the risks of uncertainty playing themselves out in the stock market, employment numbers, and in the bank accounts of the average person. This volatility will compound as the impacts to our healthcare system and global GDP are assessed in the coming months.

Oh, and…

Kasem Rodriguez Mohsen

Serial entrepreneur, ethical disruptor and impact investor. Committed to creating equitable and sustainable funding models for underserved entrepreneurs.

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