Brightline’s Digital Therapy Platform for Children

Launching for kids in the San Francisco Bay Area, the platform Brightline connects children with “psychiatrists, therapists, and coaches who can provide one-on-one tele-therapy,” Fast Company explains. Their efforts are to manage the stress and trauma from changes to school, in the home and socially. During the pandemic, the tech company is waiving its monthly fee so that parents only pay the healthcare professionals—a move …

Black-Owned Restaurants to Support in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Chronicle, with assistance from the Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Business, has compiled a searchable directory of Black-owned restaurants in the region—making it even easier to support those businesses. Included are details like whether or not they offer takeout or delivery, how to order without relying on third-party delivery services, and what types of dishes and drinks are on the menu. …

Lena Hall: Piece of My Heart

Very few possess the vocal chops necessary to cover a Janis Joplin song; even fewer can imbue such a cover with the fire of the late icon. Actor and singer Lena Hall—Tony-winner and cast member of TNT’s Snowpiercer TV show—demonstrates both in her ferocious take on “Piece of My Heart.” Off her new covers album, The Villa Satori: Growing up Haight Ashbury (which she refers to …