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1. Marijuana - You have to have a high school diploma or G.E.D. to buy, possess or use marijuana. You can't drop out of high school and smoke weed. People without high school diplomas or G.E.Ds that get caught with marijuana will go directly to jail.
2. Cocaine and Heroin. If you have an Associate's Degree you can use and possess cocaine and heroin but you can't buy it. If you have a Bachelor's degree, 4 years military experience, or 5 years with a union you can buy cocaine and heroin.
3. If you have an advanced degree (MBA, Ph.D, J.D., M.D.) you can sell marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
People could go to the DMV and get something amended to their license that says what education level they have. Marijuana could be sold at liquor stores. The only place I can think of to sell cocaine and heroin would be the local police precinct. You go in, run your credit card and/or drivers license and make the purchase. If your credit card is declined you can't make the purchase. You can't pay for it in cash (if your bank account is overdrawn you shouldn't be buying hard drugs). Also if you have a warrant you'll be arrested.
In this hypothetical scenario law abiding people with advanced degrees would be able to buy hard drugs in bulk and resell it. Obviously it would filter down to the black market but a law abiding citizen with a good paying job would be able to get fucked up on the weekends without worrying about getting arrested or dealing with shady drug dealers in sketchy neighborhoods.
People who drop out of high school and smoke weed (or harder drugs) would be rounded up and sent to jail.
As a society we can't let people drop out of high school and smoke weed.
So are there men out there that don't mind taking the primary chefing role in a relationship?
I don't see why a woman should automatically be expected to be the main kitchen slave if both parties are working full time jobs. I also don't think it says less about you as a man if you take that role, nor does it say less about you as a woman if you're just not into cooking. That's just me.
In our house we split cooking duties during the week and then I usually do most of the cooking on the weekends, unless we're grilling.
Feel free to post pics of your skills and don't be posting your girl or your mama's cooking either.
Reports: Mueller Impanels Grand Jury In Federal Russia Probe
Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, recently impaneled a grand jury as part of the probe, several news outlets reported on Thursday.
The Wall Street Journal reported, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, that the Washington, D.C. grand jury “began its work in recent weeks” and is separate from the one assisting with the probe into President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The impanelment of that jury predated Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.
Reuters confirmed, citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, that Mueller convened a grand jury.
The empanelment of a new, separate grand jury reflects the scope of Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election and whether any members of Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia.
Reuters also reported that grand jury subpoenas were issued in connection with a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., the President’s eldest son, and a Russian lawyer.
Trump Jr. attended the meeting after he was promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton as part of a Russian government effort to aid his father’s campaign. It was not clear whether those subpoenas were issued by the grand jury Mueller impaneled.
I'm sure everybody has had an encounter with a spirit of some sort. Or something spooky that creeped u out.
Speak on it
I know people don't read so I'll highlight some of the reasons why women are admitting to cheating as stated in the article for your viewing pleasure.
they found married life incredibly dull and constraining and resented the fact that as women, they felt they consistently did a disproportionate amount of the invisible labor that went into maintaining their lifestyle.
* I gather that these women feel like their husbands are not planning sh*t for the family or for her or helping out as much as she would like, so she goes outside of the household to find the "plans" she's missing out on.
"I think there's an incredible amount of deep resentment for women in America about divisions of labor," said sociologist Lisa Wade when I asked her to comment on this contradiction. "And what social scientists are finding now is that there is a correlation between equal division of labor and better sex."
* Its about time we start telling these women that marriage isn't all its cracked up to be. Only people that want you to get married are your parents and the blood diamond companies.We now tell women that they can have it all, that they can work and have a family and deserve to be sexually satisfied. And then when having it all is miserable and overwhelming or they realize marriage isn't all it's cracked it up to be, maybe having affairs is the new plan B."
* Sheesh.At the time I married, marriage had felt like a panacea; it was a bond that would provide security, love, friendship, stability, and romance -- the chance to have children and nice dishes, to be introduced as someone's wife. It promised to expand my circle of family and improve my credit score, to tether me to something wholesome and give my life meaning.
Could any single relationship not fall short of such expectations?
UM student arrested in fatal stabbing of Bowie State student in College Park
Scott Dance and Jessica Anderson
A University of Maryland student has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Bowie State University student early Saturday amid end-of-the-school-year revelry.
The victim was waiting for an Uber ride with two Maryland students about 3 a.m. when a man witnesses described as intoxicated and incoherent attacked him, university police Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said.
The stabbing occurred on Regents Drive in front of the Montgomery Hall dormitory, near a busy university shuttle stop and a gate that leads to the bars and restaurants on busy U.S. 1, police said.
Officers called to the scene arrested a male student who witnesses identified as the assailant and recovered a folding knife, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said.
The attack was captured on surveillance video. No charges had been filed as of 9:30 p.m.
"Right now, what we know is this is an unprovoked incident," she said.
Police did not release the name of the suspect. Bowie State officials said the name of the victim was being withheld until Sunday at the request of his family.
The attack rattled students, university officials and parents who have descended on both campuses for graduation festivities.
"I'm shocked," said Rosey Ugo Edeh of Toronto, who was in town to see her daughter graduate from the University of Maryland. "This is a weekend of pure bliss and celebration for seniors."
Edeh was gathering bouquets of flowers and "Congrats, Grad!" balloons outside Memorial Chapel, just up the street from the crime scene. She said her daughter learned of the homicide during a family brunch Saturday morning.
As a parent, she called the tragedy "concerning and sad," and not just because her daughter had spent the night celebrating along a stretch of bars the victim and suspect also might have visited.
"It makes me wonder about the stress and anxiety," she said.
The presidents of both Maryland and Bowie State said moments of silence would be observed at commencement ceremonies.
"Words cannot express my deep anguish over this horrific tragedy," University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh said.
Both leaders offered condolences to the family of the victim and said counseling would be available for students.
"When tragedies happen, they can either bring communities together or tear them apart," Bowie State President Mickey L. Burnim said. "I sincerely hope that in the days to come, the Bowie State University community can find a way to come together, lift each other up, and remember the one who we've lost."
Gov. Larry Hogan said the state is working closely with the university as it investigates the stabbing.
"Our students deserve to feel safe, and violence on our campuses will not be tolerated," Hogan said in a statement.
The University of Maryland, College Park, the state's flagship university, is about 12 miles from Bowie State.
There were no signs of the crime along Regents Drive on Saturday afternoon, as students in black caps and gowns walked with their families between ceremonies for the individual departments and schools and the shops and restaurants of downtown College Park.
The university-wide commencement ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Xfinity Center. The arena is scheduled to host the Bowie State commencement Tuesday.
Clauton Kum, a junior who lives in Montgomery Hall, said students at Maryland are accustomed to receiving crime alert emails — but to learn of a homicide on campus was jarring. Kum was out on the town Friday night, and said the area was still lively with revelers at the time of the attack.
"You get a few robberies, but a stabbing?" Kum said as he stretched in the dorm courtyard after a workout. "This is a heavily populated area."
University of Maryland police are leading the investigation, Hoaas said. They asked anyone with information about the stabbing to contact the department at 301-405-3555.
According to FBI data, a homicide has not occurred on campus grounds in at least a decade.
It has been years since students have been involved in a homicide elsewhere in College Park.
In 2013, a student shot two of his roommates, killing one, before committing suicide at their off-campus house. In 2005, a student died in a fire that was later ruled to be arson, set at an off-campus house by a classmate. A student was stabbed to death at an off-campus party in 2003.
A Quebec judge will be subject to an official complaint over comments he made during a sexual assault trial suggesting the teenage complainant was "flattered" by the accuser's attention.
Cab driver Carlo Figaro, 49, was accused of forcibly kissing and licking the face of a 17-year-old girl who was his passenger and touching her breasts and genitals over her clothes. Figaro was found guilty in May and has not yet been sentenced. He is appealing the conviction.
According to Le Journal de Montreal, during the trial Judge Jean-Paul Braun remarked, "It can be said that she is a little overweight, but she has a pretty face huh?" He also suggested the victim may have been "flattered" because "it is perhaps the first time that he is interested in her." He described the non-consensual kiss as an "acceptable gesture."
The CBC reports that Braun also debated "degrees of consent" with the Crown prosecutor, noting that getting consent for a kiss is different than getting consent to touch someone's behind. He said Figaro's good looks combined with the complainant's sheltered upbringing could explain why she may have liked the attention. He even went into detail about how Figaro doesn't look his age and "likes to wear cologne."
Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee has said she will file a complaint against Braun with Quebec's judicial council.
Other politicians have also condemned the remarks.
Manon Masse of Quebec Solidaire said this is another example of rape culture and "a person in a position of authority making inappropriate remarks toward women," according to the Canadian Press.
Earlier this year, Federal Court Justice Robin Camp resigned after the Canadian Judicial Council ruled that he was unfit to sit on the bench after he told a rape complainant she should have kept her "knees together."
In April, the judge sentencing Queen's University student Chance Macdonald, who was convicted of assaulting a teenage girl, postponed the sentence to avoid interfering with Macdonald's internship. After VICE published a story, Macdonald was fired from Deloitte.
Don’t let her doll face fool you, Julia Vins is a powerful young woman. The 20-year-old is a powerlifter who started the sport to improve her self esteem when she was 15. One of the coaches at the gym saw she had talent and the potential to become a competitive weightlifter.
Julia may be known as “Muscle Barbie” but she is very confident of who she is. “I have these big, beautiful eyes and wear make-up. But at the same time, I’m strong,” says Julia. The Russian is often criticized for choosing a sport deemed unfeminine but Julia sees it as her true calling. She won the 2014 World Powerlifting Championships in Moscow, Russia. She also broke three world records in squat, bench press, and deadlift.
She works hard for that body.
Julia trains four times a week, anywhere from three to five hours at a time.
Nutrition is important.
She eats about five to six small meals a day to keep up with her rigorous training.
She keeps it simple.
Her meals usually consist of chicken, rice, vegetables, cheese, and eggs.
Two New York police officers have been charged with allegedly raping a handcuffed teenage girl in their van.
Officers Eddie Martins and Richard Halls are accused of having sex with the 18-year-old after arresting her in south Brooklyn.
Both men have been indicted on first-degree rape charges after a week-long hearing which culminated with a grand jury vote on Friday, The New York Post reported.
According to sources, the narcotics officers will turn themselves in next week for arraignment in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
If convicted they face 25 years in jail.
The alleged incident occurred on September 15 after the victim was arrested for possession of marijuana, which is legal in New York City when used for medicinal purposes.
The two policemen are alleged to have driven the woman to a restaurant chain parking lot in Coney Island where she was forced to perform oral sex on both men and raped by Martins.
Mr Martins and Mr Halls have admitted to colleagues that encounter did occur but remain adamant that the sex was consensual, according to police sources.
The NYPD has suspended both policemen without pay, an NYPD spokesperson told The New York Post.
The victim’s lawyer, Michael David, released a statement urging the NYPD to fire both men. He said: “We would expect the police commissioner to take immediate action in firing these two officers.”
He added: “Additionally, we request that all this shaming and smearing of the victim of this vicious attack be stopped immediately.”
Mr David told BuzzFeed News defence lawyers cited the victim's “provocative selfies” as evidence that she had not been assaulted.
John Arlia and Mark Bederow reportedly wrote that the woman’s behaviour is “unprecedented for a depressed victim of a vicious rape.”
Both lawyers declined to directly comment but Mr Bederow "caution[ed] people not to assume the accuracy of what happened simply upon unchallenged accusations", according to Buzzfeed News.
"I was a racist cop.
Years ago, I was helping a supervisor at a single-car crash. A black man collided head-on into a concrete divider, and died at the scene. I was detouring the ensnarled traffic when my corporal, who had been alongside the victim, shared an update.
“When I got here he was alive, but fading. His eyes were opening and closing real slow and I could feel his pulse slowing down.” He paused, and with the smoothness of a perfectly timed punch line, the corporal said “So, I whispered in his ear, ‘Today is the day you die, nigger.’”
I stood horrified.
Then, I did nothing.
Silence is the culture of many police departments. In my second year as a cop ― a career that would span more than a decade across three states ― I was taught the ramifications of speaking out. After a sergeant stole from an impounded car, another whistleblower and I reported him up the chain of command. Within days, I was fired. It was just before Christmas; young, a child on the way, and now my fledgling career tarnished. I received the message loud and clear: Do not kneel."
With crime trends near record lows, the expense of policing must be justified. Rather than focus on building relationships with communities, officers rely on “proactive policing”: tactics to escape scorn from the administration over low arrest numbers. “Mechanics fix cars, pilots fly planes, cops lock up bad guys,” an old captain used to lecture. This leads to enforcement for the sake of a spreadsheet. The easiest way to add digits is to go to poor neighborhoods and profile ― typically ― young African American and Latino men. Stop, frisk, question, and search, simply because they looked “suspicious.”
“He didn’t look at me.” Suspicious. “He kept looking at me.” Suspicious. “He was running.” Suspicious. “He was walking too slowly or biking too fast.” Suspicious. “It’s too early or too late; they have no business outside at this time of night; at this time of day.” Suspicious. “They are in the wrong neighborhood, wrong side of the neighborhood, or hanging out too much in their own neighborhood.” Suspicious.
Rarely, I found a gun or wanted felon. Never did these intrusive fishing expeditions result in the capture of a murderer or rapist. Never. But the arrests satisfied the front office and gave me the affirmation I needed to justify my role.
A Common Thread of “Bad Guys”
During my career, I attended four training academies and a slew of advanced classes. The common thread in all this training was an overemphasis on tactical situations, ultimately teaching us to be afraid—especially of black and brown people. Cadets were barraged with graphic imagery and war stories of violence by African Americans or Latinos until eventually, in our minds, “black guys” became synonymous with “bad guys.”
Daily, I arrested mostly poor, young people of color on petty charges. The discrimination was insidious. I pointed sanctimoniously to the prison cages and said, “See? It’s a breakdown of morality in their community.” This absolved me of my personal responsibility to protest when I saw wrongdoing, leaning instead on simplistic moral judgments like “If you don’t like it, don’t get arrested.”
During my first visit to one county jail, one of the imprisoned aptly announced: “Welcome to Amistad!” It didn’t look all that different. I routinely saw cages packed with mostly African American and Latino men 30 or 40 deep in spaces intended for 10 or 15. I saw people fed rotten food and endure unbearable jail conditions.
I knew this was wrong, but dehumanization had set in. Gathered outside one police station with a dozen or so officers, another cop called out, “Hey Shrewsberry, you know why southerners hate Yankees? Because y’all think niggers are people too.” Laughter erupted.
What did I do?
I laughed along.
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A Massachusetts dog has fully recovered from a life-threatening opioid overdose, her owner said.
Zoey, a 3-month-old Labrador, fell ill last week after chewing on a cigarette box she found last week on the ground during her morning walk.
The incident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. last Friday, Peter Thibault, 48, her owner, said.
"She's a puppy so you really don't walk a puppy. They kind of go where they want to go. They sniff things out every couple of feet," Thibault of Andover, Massachusetts, told ABC News.
"She went for it and she got it in her mouth; the box and the tinfoil wrapper the cigarettes come in,” which apparently contained the drug.
He went on, "I quickly removed it from her mouth and I didn't think anything of it. It appeared that it was a completely empty box of cigarettes that someone drove by and then threw out the window."
Soon after, Thibault said, Zoey collapsed.
"I tried to get her on her feet and I realized something wasn't quite right," he recalled. "I didn't think it was a life-or-death situation. I Facetimed with my wife and at that time [Zoey's] eyes rolled in the back of her head and her tongue was hanging out. It looked like she was going to die."
Thibault brought Zoey to Bulger Veterinary Hospital in North Andover where veterinarians determined she had ingested fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The puppy was revived with naloxone, the drug that works to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, Bulger Veterinary Hospital wrote in a statement on its website.
"She was weak, recumbent, and had a low heart rate," according to the statement. "Due to these signs as well as the sudden onset in an otherwise healthy puppy, and the history of encountering the trash just before the collapse, a toxin was suspected."
"She's a regular puppy now chewing on everything, wrecking the house," he said. "The vets did a really good job. Bulger was just a phenomenal hospital and the dog responded quickly to the anti-opioid medication."
Later, Thibault said, he called the Andover Police Department and reported the incident.
Police did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.
Now, Thibault said he hopes Zoey's story brings awareness to the opioid crisis.
"I never, ever thought something like this could ever occur to me, my pet, my family,” he said. “It's just such an eye-opener that the opioid epidemic is real and it crosses every line that it can.”
Guys - don't get caught slippin' - Halloween is upon us and it being on a Saturday this year means there's no excuse to no try to win your little local costume contest.
I'm on some shit that nobody is ready for but I'm willing to throw out some of my rejected ideas for anybody that's struggling with their imagination.
Luke Cage - Hero For Hire
this one is easy and cheap...
gay yellow shirt, gay jeggings, chain, afro, gay yellow legwarmers, golden tiara (all tarias are gay... no need to specify)
put all that gay shit together and somehow you can be the toughest motherfucker in comic books. too bad nobody will know who you are and they'll just think your lamar from revenge of the nerds.
Carboard box robot
Another cheap and easy one. Plus it's a classic.
Some boxes, some aluminum foil, some HVAC tubing (for the arms and legs), Duct tape
This one is a timeless retro classic but be sure to wear depends since the bathroom is out of the question unless you make a porthole like the enterprising gentlemen in the photo below. Also be on the lookout for @DWO since he might kick the shit out off you just of instinct.
This one is controversial and I don't recommend it.
Black grease paint. Black clothes. Lack of basic grammar skills.
White people: please don't even attempt to execute this costume unless you have at least one black friend. Even then it's risky but @eyerone might vouch for you if you cook him some fried chicken.
more to come. feel free to add your own ideas.
Chicago’s first black mayor died 30 years ago. In many ways, the historic black/Latino coalition Harold Washington built died with him.
African-Americans and Latinos have rarely bonded since the Washington era. These days, it seems some are working hard to pound a massive, rusty nail in the coffin of the Washington coalition.
I hear the resentment in the voices of black talk radio. The trash talk jumps off the screen of my Facebook feeds. The pushback hovers over the official proceedings in the Chicago City Council.
Some African-Americans are resisting assistance for their brothers and sisters of color.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other top elected officials have been courting the city’s burgeoning Latino residents (“assiduously,” as Harold Washington would say).
They promise a bounty of protection and resources through sanctuary for undocumented immigrants, aid to their “Dreamer” children, and refuge to Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria.
Some African-Americans are saying our communities are in peril. What about sanctuary for us? Where are our dreams? “We” are citizens. “Them” not so much.
Tuesday, at a steamy Chicago City Council hearing, African-American aldermen hotly questioned Emanuel’s proposal to spend $1.1 million to provide city-issued IDs for undocumented immigrants.
“I just think this is a horrible idea, a waste of taxpayers’ money,” 9th Ward Ald. Anthony Beale said at the hearing.
“I don’t know why we’re trying to create something that’s not an issue for the entire city of Chicago, and to throw a couple of million dollars at it? A waste of money, a waste of resources and a waste of effort.”
Ald. David Moore of the 17th Ward chimed in. “No one was knocking down my door saying this was an issue.”
Such hostility is not universal, but it’s real. It has deep roots. For decades, politicians deploy tactics to divide and conquer, offering appointments, contracts and jobs that pit one group against the other.
Some people promote the myth that undocumented immigrants are taking jobs from African-Americans.
Others fear the numbers. The proportion of Chicago’s Latino residents has surpassed African-Americans for the first time, according to U.S. Census estimates released last month.
In 2016, Latinos represented 29.7 percent of the city’s population, African-Americans 29.3 percent.
Too many believe all the goodies are baked into one cake, and that we must scramble for the crumbs.
“We don’t need dominant society to divide and conquer, when we do divide and conquer among ourselves,” she said at her downtown office the other day. The Forum, a policy and advocacy non-profit, has toiled for years to bridge the black/Latino divide.
“If (Beale) is outraged about the $1.1 million, where’s the outrage on the $50 million in TIF (Tax Increment Financing) money that got diverted to Navy Pier, as opposed to being invested in the South Side?” Puente asked. “We’re a far cry from what equity looks like for either of our communities, right?”
The groups should work together to demand more government transparency and the equitable allocation of resources. And fight the “negative trends that we both have in our communities,” for instance, like street violence and failing schools, she noted.
Together, blacks and Latinos represent 67 percent of the city’s population. Chicago is a minority majority city.
Let’s start acting like one.
I remember when my crazy ex back in 2007 came at me with a knife and I knocked out a tooth in self defense. Took a charge that was later dropped. What a bitch. That was the only time. In self defense. What about y'all?
Prom is one of the most important life events there is for a teenager. It's supposed to be a night of warm memories and fun with friends. And if you’ve been homeschooled, then the night would naturally be a pivotal moment for celebration and camaraderie. Clare Ettinger of Richmond, VA, however, had that moment ripped away from her when she was booted out of her own prom.
As 17-year-old Clare and her boyfriend James Thompson made their way to a home school prom, themed "Twilight in Paris," they were thrilled for the night ahead of them. They felt good, they looked great, and they were ecstatic to finally unwind with friends. Her boyfriend had even purchased them tickets to the prom way in advance. Nothing, they thought, could take this night away from them
Indeed, she had worked hard to pick out the perfect dress: a glittery silver number that she had found after searching in six different stores, eventually finding it at Macy’s. She couldn't wait to show off her “gorgeous, silver, and sparkly” cocktail dress to all her friends. Little did she realize, it was this dress that, for some, would push things way too far.
But for Clare, this was the perfect dress. After months of saving up her tip money from work, she had finally found something that she loved and could actually afford. But it wouldn't be so easy: her new dress would need to pass the notorious fingertip length test. So she relaxed her arms at her sides, praying that her dress hem falls below her fingertips.
Clare carefully noted that the prom dress code listed on the registration form was simple, which asked girls to keep their dresses semi-formal at a fingertip length. And although it was a close call, the dress made the cut. She was confident that this was the perfect dress. Even so, there was just something about this dress that would make everyone lose their minds.
To ensure that she would be complying with the event's rules, she had test the outfit with heels before going out. But this time the hem of her dress dangled dangerously close to her fingertips. Any exaggerated moves, like dancing for example, would cause it to hike up her thighs. But as long as she moved gracefully, all would be well. And yet as soon as she showed up to the dance, hosted at a local Methodist church, she was confronted.Upon arrival, she was immediately approached by administration. Despite her meticulous preparation, one of the organizers, Ann Duncan, stopped her at the door and said, "Honey, that dress is too short." Unafraid and confident in her elegant outfit, Clare boldly shot back at Mrs. Duncan “What is the rule?”
As Clare expected, she responded, “Fingertip length.” Clare went on to explain that the dress simply appeared short on her because she's a tall, curvy girl with long legs. However, Mrs. Duncan informed that her dress was just inappropriately short, and that it failed to comply with the dress code. It would seem Clare would have to fight her way in. But Clare wouldn't budge. After quickly demonstrating that her outfit did indeed pass the fingertip test, the pretty partygoer was begrudgingly(THE FUCK DOES THIS EVEN MEAN?) allowed access to the ballroom, albeit with a threat: “Well, make sure it stays pulled down. It’s too short.” Unfortunately for Clare, that was only a warning shot. The real battle had yet to begin. Indeed, Clair later wrote, "When I got into the ballroom I laughed, because I was surrounded by girls in much shorter dresses then me, albeit they were shorter, and therefore stood out less in the crowd, but it was still frustrating." Even so, Clare had finally made it inside and was ready to celebrate the special night. A few minutes later though, Clare and her friends spotted something sinister looming just above their heads.
A lot of people were standing around talking in the center of the dance floor. But the thing that really made things awkward was the line of chaperones and dads looking down on them gawking from the balcony above.Understandably, Clare and her friends felt deeply uncomfortable. "I felt violated by the sheer number of male parents that were assigned to do nothing for five hours other then watch girls in short dresses and heels dance to upbeat music," Clare wrote on her blog post. "I think that it is sick and wrong that they assigned them to sit on a balcony above us and look down on us and single us out for our clothes or dancing." Nevertheless, they paid them no attention. They couldn't let that ruin their night, could they? Sadly though, their prom was doomed from the very beginning. Shortly afterwards, Mrs. Duncan stormed over to her again. This time, she was clearly on the warpath.
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Identifying African entrepreneurs below the age of 35 who are building thriving million-dollar businesses is not as difficult as it used to be. There is an incredible wave of entrepreneurship transforming economies on the continent and young Africans are increasingly catching the entrepreneurial bug, creating remarkable businesses that are solving critical socio-economic problems, while creating job opportunities and building considerable wealth. And you should take notice.
Every year since 2011, I have assembled a group of accomplished African entrepreneurs, Business Journalists, thinkers and thought leaders to randomly name 30 of the continent’s most exceptional young entrepreneurs below the age of 35. The people featured on this list are building remarkable companies in food manufacturing, engineering, technology, hospitality, and other industries. They are incredibly motivated, pan-African in their thinking and ultimately nurse global ambitions.
Meet 30 of Africa’s most promising and inspiring young entrepreneurs- the continent’s brightest stars and the harbingers of tomorrow’s prosperity.
Simbarashe Mhuriro, Zimbabwean
Founder, OurSun Energy (Private) Ltd
31-year-old Simbarashe Mhuriro founded Oxygen Africa in 2009 as an investment advisory company to help facilitate foreign investors in Zimbabwe. In 2013, Oxygen Africa partnered with Swiss-based Meeco Group, a renewable energy company, to establish Oursun Energy Zimbabwe – a joint venture Independent Power Producer that specializes in the development, building, owning, and operating of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects in Zimbabwe. OurSun Energy has raised $7 million and is currently developing two 5MW grid-connected solar plants in Zimbabwe.
Ntombenhle Khathwane, Swazi
Swazi-born entrepreneur Ntombenhle Khathwane, 32, is the founder of AfroBotanics. AfroBotanics, which Khathwane established in 2010, is a Johannesburg-based company that manufactures premium haircare products using African botanical oils and other natural products and formulas to care for the hair and limit damage as to the barest minimum.
Olatorera Oniru, Nigerian
Founder, Dress Me Outlet
Olatorera Oniru, 28, is the founder of Dressmeoutlet.com – a Nigerian e-tailer of fashion products, health & beauty products and home-goods. Dressmeoutlet stocks more than 1,000 products from premium designers globally. Dressmeoutlet ships worldwide and currently has customers in different states across Nigeria, Uganda and the United States of America. The company now employs more than 20 full-time employees and has funding offers from notable investors including Nigerian investor Tony Elumelu.
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