Fake News Causes Problems for Miss South Africa

  In late February 2017, news reports appeared on social media sites relaying the supposed arrest of Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene. The headline, originally published on the fake news site, te1egraph.co.uk, stated that Ms. Kunene had been arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport with two kilograms of cocaine hidden in coffee bags. The story was…

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…