It was a cry for help that inspired entrepreneur Eric Coly to launch his startup. The former investment banker was approached by a close friend who confided to him that she needed counseling, but she couldn’t find a therapist. Or more specifically, she couldn’t find an African-American therapist. She wanted someone who could understand her experience as a woman of color. advertisement advertisement Coly, a Senegal native diagnosed with depression, understood her frustration too well. He had also experienced the gap between the counseling needs of minorities and the availability of the services. It’s a common issue: Of the 100,000 therapists in the U.S, 86% are white, 5% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 4% African American. Meanwhile, the American landscape looks far more diverse: The population is 62% white and 38% racial/ethnic minority, with the latter expected to grow to the majority by 2050. “Take aside the stigmatization and the lack of access … [Read more...] about This app matches marginalized communities to therapists who share their background
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Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha SrinivasanLast month, the Indonesian planning minister announced that the country is looking to move its capital from Jakarta to an undecided city with Palangkaraya being a prime contender. The main reasons cited for this move are the infrastructure woes of Jakarta—like congested streets and inadequate sewerage networks—and the threat of rising sea levels due to climate change. Indonesian policymakers will have to answer a barrage of questions on the purpose and functions of the new city in order for this move to be a success. This process and its implications will also serve as a precedent for other countries, India included.The National Development Planning Minister stated that among other reasons for this move, balancing the centre of growth in Indonesia away from Jakarta was important. After all, Java contributes to 60 percent of Indonesia’s GDP. Some say that it is the less-developed eastern part of … [Read more...] about Urban Planning | The potential of moving the national capital
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