Google Project Loon with Telkom Kenya

No, it’s not the loonies, it’s balloons! In rural areas in Africa, internet service is still somewhat of a rarity, leaving many Africans disadvantaged. According to a 2019 report, only 28 percent of Africa’s 1.3 billion people have internet access. A new partnership between Google and Telkom Kenya is seeking to change that. Using a fleet…

“Akashinga: The Brave Ones”

James Cameron’s “Akashinga: The Brave Ones”  documents Africa’s poaching crisis that has been raging for so long, with devastating consequences for both animal populations and communities. A revolutionary new force of disadvantaged women in Zimbabwe is poised to change everything. This highly trained, all-female, all-vegan anti-poaching unit is saving animals, positively impacting the environment, and…

Alexis Ohanian leaves VC firm Initialized.

In less than one month, Alexis Ohanian shook up Silicon Valley with two major announcements: His immediate departure from the executive board at Reddit and his exit from an incredibly successful venture capital investment firm. Ohanian is a celebrity not only within Silicon Valley but also beyond it because of his marriage to tennis superstar…

States/cities putting end to police chokehold

Status of Chokehold Prohibitions in the U.S. The death of George Floyd during a routine arrest by Minneapolis police officers sparked a global movement calling for an end to brutality, racial injustice, and rampant misconduct by law enforcement agencies. George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a veteran officer who placed the full weight of his…

Virtual Volunteering: Feel Good By Doing Good

Feel Good By Doing Good As A Virtual Volunteer: Volunteering doesn’t only do good, it feels good. Altruistic behavior makes people feel better about themselves. With the current  coronavirus pandemic keeping most of the population in lockdown, people are considering opportunities to help others from home. Virtual volunteering is also convenient for individuals with mobility or…

Social Distancing: Online parties are the new thing

On Saturday March 21st legendary DJ D-Nice hosted what is probably the worlds largest online party to date. The party was attended by celebrities like Michelle Obama, Oprah, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz and even Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Going by the hashtag #ClubQuarantine, the party started in the late afternoon and continued well…