Tag: social

Botswana: Covid-19 and New Directions in Corporate Botswana Social Spend

July 7, 2021
‘Clearly, the time has come for social spend to be approached in ways that are smarter and more sustainable, delivering long-term positive Impact’ (Zim, 2018) Gobe Taziba* Corporate social spend has been ongoing in Botswana since time immemorial. Scattered documentation of such spend can be found in various annual, CSI, and project reports. This is

Africa: Busybodies Outside the Gates – Nigerian Social Media Obsession With Gates’ Divorce Ignores Its Own Marriage Crisis

May 10, 2021
The Gates break-up is somehow being framed in Nigerian media as irrefutable evidence that divinity, and not money, sustains a marriage. In other words, if the Gates had a little more god, the marriage might have been saved. It’s the sort of awkward, largely conservative thinking that suggests that wealth and successful marriage are incompatible.

Africa: Social Media Users in Kenya and South Africa Trust Science, but Still Share Covid-19 Hoaxes

April 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes. Much of the inaccurate information was related to China, the country where the first cases of an atypical pneumonia were reported in December 2019. This

Zimbabwe: Mai Titi in Social Media Spat With Nigerian Bae

March 30, 2021
POPULAR Zimbabwean comedienne Mai Titi’s relationship with Nigerian fiancé, Charles Obina Ugwa is on the rocks, barely a year after the two engaged. The two had started dating and later engaged soon after Mai Titi’s nasty divorce with local musician, Zizoe. One of Mai Titi’s followers who happened to be Obinas’s brother, hooked the two

Joe Biden’s dogs, Champ and Major, take social-media by storm

November 9, 2020
Come January, the White House will once again be a doghouse. President-elect Joe Biden is returning to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. with two “First Dogs,” who are already building a loyal following on Instagram and Twitter. “We are the First Dogs of the USA, Champ and Major Biden. You can call us #DOTUS,” reads the bio on

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Social Distancing FRIDAY!

August 28, 2020
The Late Nighters On Yet Another Effed-Up Week… “Full disclosure: I did not watch much of the convention tonight. And fullest disclosure: I didn’t watch any of it. Because right now in America, we’re facing a global pandemic that has killed 180,000 Americans, heavily-armed Rambo wannabes are murdering people in our streets, the strongest hurricane in the

Trump’s attack on Social Security gives his advisors heartburn, Biden a Trump-sized opening

August 11, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who reportedly opposed Trump’s payroll tax suspension order, insisted on Fox News that a Trump administration would make sure that the funds were replaced from the Treasury general fund, and that Trump “in no way wants to harm those trust funds, so they’d be reimbursed just as they always have in

30 Books and Series to Read While Social Distancing

March 21, 2020
No matter what’s going on in the world, a good book can provide insight, comfort or a welcome escape. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues and many of us are seeking entertainment while staying home, reading offers some respite. Now may be the time to finally dig into that epic novel you’ve had on your shelf…

Nebraska Just Approved More Inclusive Social Studies Guidelines. They’re a Window Into the Changing Way Kids Are Learning U.S. History

November 20, 2019
JoAnna Wood was in fifth grade when her class watched the movie of The Indian in the Cupboard. At one point in the 1995 film, a cowboy calls an Indian a savage. Her fellow students cracked up. “I didn’t think it was funny,” says Wood, 12, who is a member of the Winnebago tribe and…