Ben Stiller and Vine’s Jérôme Jarre to Deliver Food Aid to Somalia

Comedian Ben Stiller is back in the news, this time teaming up with Vine sensation Jérôme Jarre to spread awareness about the famine in Somalia and to help bring aid to the devastated region. Jarre and Stiller have teamed up with American Refugee Committee (ARC), a non-governmental organization, to help raise money and deliver much-needed…

Against All Odds, Cameroonian Teenager Wins Google Coding Challenge

  Nji Collins Gbah, a 17-year-old student from Cameroon, is the latest winner of the Google Code-In Challenge, an annual contest that encourages young students around the world to show off their programming skills. Nji has certainly made his nation proud by becoming the first African to earn this prestigious award; moreover, he did so…

Navigating the Challenges of Interracial Adoption

  Interracial, or transracial, adoption continues to be a controversial issue. According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, approximately 28% of adoptions are interracial, typically with white families adopting African-American or Asian children.  While in recent years interracial adoptions have been more and more common among celebrities, with white stars such as Tom Cruise, Sandra…

The Obamas Land Lucrative Book Deal

  Soon the public will hear from the Obamas in their own words. The high-powered couple signed a book deal reportedly worth millions at Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House announced Barack and Michelle Obama will continue a longstanding partnership with the publisher. The house’s Crown imprint published former President Obama’s bestsellers, 1995’s Dreams from…

Sports and Politics: Do Professional Athletes and Leagues Have a Responsibility to Fans?

  Should professionals sports be considered private business endeavors, entertainment, or public platforms that can serve noble purposes such as social responsibility When it comes to league sports, we often hear from team owners assuring us that they are running business franchises. This is often the case when star players transfer between teams for various…