Paula Dance breaks record by becoming first African American Sheriff and first Black Female Sheriff for North Carolina

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To North Carolinas (if that’s even a thing), there’s a new sheriff in town. This sheriff breaks record even before officially taking the post. Paula Dance, the new sheriff, is not just black, but she’s also a female; pun intended .

Late November, North Carolina went to the polls and Dance was elected the sheriff. Thereby becoming not just the first African-American sheriff, but also the first female African-America sheriff.

During the oath taking, Dance had her grandson and granddaughter hold the bible for her as she swore to uphold all the promises she made during the campaigns. Dance comes into the office of the mayor with 20 years worth of experience.

She grew up in the Martin County, North Carolina and live a farm life before getting into the law enforcement. She began her career as a clerk/jailer at a local sheriff’s office. Shortly afterward, she joined the community college.

I knew at some point, not long after getting in, that that was my niche. I started interacting with the public and being a public servant… and that’s when I knew that was the career that I had …read more

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Procter & Gamble acquires the Black-owned Shaving Brand Bevel

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Bevel is a shaving line uniquely designed to meet the needs of men of color. It is just one of the many health and beauty products produced by the Walker & Company Brands, a company owned by blacks. Well, it so happens that a bigger company – Procter & Gamble – has been keeping tabs on Walker & Company, but more specifically, the men shaving line Bevel.

Long story short, Procter & Gamble made Walker & Company a deal they could not walk away from, and now Bevel has been acquired.

The Walker & Company was founded by Tristan Walker – the current CEO – who explains that the drive behind forming this company was to created health and beauty products designed for the people of color. Products by a person of color, who understand what people of color need from cosmetic products.

Walker shares his enthusiasm for the acquisition of Bevel by the Procter & Gamble, which comes with a big cheque to see the shaving product (Bevel) reach far and wide. Walker founded the company five years ago, and he has spent every day trying to …read more

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Ghana Parliament approve Medical Supplies delivery via Drones

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Ghana is following in the footsteps of Rwanda, which was the first country in the world to do blood deliveries for medical purposes via drones. Now the government of Ghana through parliament has approved a project that will see blood among other medical supplies supplied via drones.

Everybody everywhere should have quality care and Ghanaians are going to use drones to deliver drugs and services,” said Nsiah Asare, the Director General of Ghanaian government’s Health Service. “We believe that it is the most effecient, effective, and cheapest way to deliver to the remotest and underserved areas in the country.”

Though the project was approved by parliament, it did face a lot of skepticism, but aftr much discussion and scrutiny it got the green light. The project will be run by Zipline, the same U.S.-company that is also handling the Rwanda’s drone medical delivery services.

The process is more or less like that running in Rwanda. The health center simply sends a request for supplies through SMS, the supplies are then packed and loaded onto a drone. Within 30-45 minutes, the supplies should have been dropped at the pickup …read more

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Unlocking the Potentials of 1 Million Youth: Interview with Tom-Chris Emewulu, Founder of Stars From All Nations

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Here’s an interview of Tom-Chris Emewulu, the founder of Stars From All Nations (SFAN) by The Lion Magazine. The interview is on Tom-Chris’ journey to creating SFAN and how it is impacting the young entrepreneurs across Africa

What’s the story behind your starting out in business and say a bit about your successes?

I got my start running a retail store – marketing and selling fast-moving consumer goods. The business grew in authority and clients wanted us. I ended up almost quadrupling their weekly sales and helped to add three more stores to the brand.

Soon, I realized that my skills could be used in larger capacities and so I started my own procurement business supplying restaurants and other retail stores with salad condiments. I started the business with the knowledge and experience of how to create great customer experience: understand who your customers are, know what they need, and provide an epic solution to their need.

Eventually, after achieving success, I thought that it was time to go back to school. Therefore, I decided to set the business aside and seek admission into Radford University College, Accra …read more

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Female Founders involved in one of UK’s first BAME Incubator Programs set to Pitch their Business

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Twenty fearless female founders of color are on the path to launching their own businesses following a chance to develop their ideas through a trailblazing South London incubator program.

Launched by Hatch enterprise in mid-October with the financial support of NatWest and eBay, the Female Founders Accelerator program is one of the UK’s only small business support networks for BAME women (women in the UK who have non-white backgrounds including Black, Asian, or minority ethnic).

Twenty BAME female entrepreneurs participating in the program have been selected from a variety of industries and backgrounds. They are working intensively on their businesses at Google’s dedicated learning space, Academy London. A dedicated learning hub near Victoria station in central London, and with further backing from Google for Startups.

Hatch Enterprise is an award-winning incubator working primarily with under-represented groups of entrepreneurs.

For a number of years, it has supported ambitious female founders through a new style of program that super-charges their businesses. Its newest program, the Female Founders Accelerator, is based on insight gained by working with and listening to more than 100 female founders.

Research shows women-led businesses consistently outperform those led …read more

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Elon Musk to set up Tesla Dealership in South Africa

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This might come to some, Elon Musk was born and bred in South Africa, though you won’t tell, given all his good works, he does them primarily in the US. Take Tesla Dealership for one, they are hardly any in his home country, but they are available in the US, Germany, Australia, and China.

The biggest challenge Tesla Dealership faces in Africa is that there is hardly any support infrastructure for electric vehicles. You will drives for miles after miles and not find one ‘electric recharge station.’ If you own an electric vehicle, you will have to make do with charging it at your home or place of work; and nowhere else in between.

There is also the big problem of lack of adequate and affordable electricity supply. The continent has an acute shortage of power supply. People need electricity to do basic things such as lighting their homes at night and powering electronics. So to think about charging a car is somewhat not among the priorities.

South Africa might have it better than most African countries, given it is the continent’s most industrialized economy. Nonetheless, it is …read more

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Most Famous Fortnite Youtubers and YouTube channels for Fortnite Gameplay

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Epic Game’s famous Fortnite, a free-to-play shooter, is the biggest game in the world. You have to survive against other players till the end. It is as fun to watch as to play. There are hundreds of YouTube channels which are dedicated to this game. The famous accounts are gaining one million subscribers each month. Here are the most famous YouTubers and YouTube channels for the Fortnite game.

Most Famous Youtubers and YouTube channels for Fortnite Game

Ninja

This YouTube channel features regular gameplay video by the user and the guests. He adds snapshots from each day with his best Twitch stream highlights. You can catch up this channel if you have missed anything. This, one of the most famous YouTube account for Fortnite game, has been here for many years. It has 11 million subscribers on YouTube.

Muselk

This account is an alias of Australian YouTuber Elliot Watkins whose channel has a lot of gaming content videos of famous games including Fortnite. On this channel, he has more than five million subscribers. People enjoy watching his videos even though they aren’t edited much.

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Best Websites to Play Games Online for Free

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Want a break from your daily routine? Playing games online is a good way to take time out from the world. The games make your brain work, give you a fun time or just simply let you relax. There are many websites available for you to play thousands of games. There is something for everyone for sure. Thus, here are the best websites to play games online.

Best Websites to Play Games Online

Addicting Games

There are a lot of games available on Addicting Games website for both single player or multiplayer. You don’t have to create a user account to play the games. The users can leave their comments about the game. There are so many games on this one of the best websites to play games online that you wouldn’t believe your eyes. The website requires Adobe Flash to play the games.

Pogo

Pogo has games for both single player or multiplayer gaming from which you can also download some of the games on your PC. It has more than 200 games which are grouped into 10 different categories. Also, you can sort the games …read more

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Most Popular Cars in Africa

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Due to the rapid urbanization in many parts of Africa, the demand for vehicles has risen. People prefer to own private vehicles instead of using public transportation for moving in and around cities. The biggest new car market in Africa is in South Africa. The most popular car type in Africa is the pickup trucks. Here are the most popular cars in Africa.

Volkswagen Polo

The car has been designed to bring you a vehicle with an appeal at every curve. It has the new generation TSI engine with start-stop technology and regenerative braking. The vehicle can achieve maximum torque even at its lowest speed, giving you confidence at the core. The eco function lets driver select their desired engine settings. It has an App-Connect feature and Active Info Display. On average 2800 Volkswagen Polo is sold monthly.

Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest

There is no other car in this segment or any other that is more popular than the Toyota Corolla/Auris/Quest. Almost 2000 vehicles in this segment are sold monthly. These cars have been declared as the bestselling passenger cars overall. The latest version is all new 2.0-liter …read more

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Unilever partners with Azuri to provide Consumers living Off-Grid with Good and Services on Pay-As-You-Go Plan

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During UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Kenya this year, she oversaw the signing of a partnership between pay-as-you-go solar firm Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever. Out of this partnership, now consumers living off the grid in Kenya will have access to consumer goods and services on a pay-as-you-go basis.

The two companies have launched a consumer package that will see off-grid homes purchase a Quad solar home lighting system and get an e-voucher for a free Sunlight washing powder. For every week a home tops up the pay-as-you-go solar system, they get a free Sunlight washing powder.

The e-vouchers system is powered by Safaricom, and the homeowner can redeem for the free washing powder at any of the participating kiosk or trader.

The Home Care Marketing Director for Unilever East Africa, Anthony Esyalai, lauded the partnership saying it will contribute much into improving the livelihoods of Kenyans in rural and marginalized regions.

Unilever through our Sunlight Brand is proud to leverage on its vast distribution networks to help connect more Kenyans access clean power while at the same time providing a product that allows them to …read more

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