Across social media, high-profile brands – including Nike, L’Oreal, Amazon – are responding to national unrest with black squares as profile images or #BlackLivesMatter tags to honor George Floyd. Is that enough to make a difference?

Amid economic gloom, some U.S. manufacturers and state officials are sending tens of thousands of people back to work with safety precautions in place. But governors worry about the lack of COVID-19 testing and a second wave of infections.

Mark Sappenfield’s column inspired one reader to think about the value of community; another reader shared their appreciation for a cover story.