We have to be the biggest promoters of our own stories. Can’t depend on CNN to promote inspiring black stories. Just wanted to share this story.
“Graduating from university is normally an occasion for a family get-together.
And this was certainly a big celebration for the Ogunsanya quadruplets who were handed their well-deserved degrees from the same university on the same day.
The 23-year-old quads, identical sisters and the oldest by four minutes, Toks and Temi Ogunsanya, and identical brothers, Tobi and Tolu, graduated from Warwick University with Master Degrees.
And there was not a jot of sibling rivalry as all four have landed jobs in the City already.
Toks graduated with anMEng in manufacturing and engineering and Temi, Tobi and Tolu all gained an MSC in management from Warwick Business School.
‘The fact we all chose to study at the University of Warwick was a natural decision,’ says Tobi, who thinks a bit of sibling rivalry is essential for success.
‘We are a close-knit family and were all attracted by the strength of the courses on offer.
‘We all gravitated to similar courses because we’ve always been interested in business and management and our father is a successful businessman in Nigeria.’
The quads, originally from Lagos, Nigeria, have been living in the UK since the age of seven when they began boarding schools. Since leaving university they have all landed top city jobs.
Toks is due to start working for RBS in London later this year, Temi, who interned at Santander over the summer, has been offered a permanent position with the bank, and Tolu is due to start working for one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms in the City.
‘Our parents are four times as proud of us,’ added Tobi, who is mulling over two offers from two major City firms.
‘They’ve supported us financially and have encouraged us all the way - without their help we wouldn’t be here today.’ “
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look at the african excellence, y’all. everything na quadruple, druple.
another way to ruin a pop classic with teenage angst. Cyndi Lauper would be turning in her freshly dug grave
ah yEs, those angsty teenage years when overdramatic girls go through that oh-so-trivial phase of believing they deserve fundamental human rights a hah ha *wipes a stray tear of mirth*
Cyndi Laupers not even dead
Cyndi Lauper is a long-time activist for human rights and would most likely be holding the damn sign herself
"It is not a dirty word, "feminism." I just think that women belong in the human population with the same rights as everybody else. … The problem is, "A feminist looks like this, or is like that." We are taught not to like ourselves as women, we are taught what we’re supposed to look like, what our measurements are supposed to be. I never hear what measurements men are supposed to be. Just women.”
- Cyndi Lauper
Girls&WomenToKnow: The 8 year old Chef Taylor Moxey
What began as a way for Taylor to make extra money for a toy has evolved into a successful company out of her parents’ Miami, Florida home kitchen that is earning her big-name clients and her very own billboard. It all started with a Sunday trip to Target when Taylor asked her parents for a toy “I told her, ‘You know what? Find a way to get the money” Vernon Moxey, Taylor’s dad, told TODAY.com. “She asked, ‘Can I sell cookies?’” Moxey, who works as an etiquette consultant but says he was at one point homeless, decided to use this as a life lesson to teach Taylor about being self-sufficient. They wrote out a business agreement on a napkin and Moxey gave Taylor $40 as a loan. Taylor used that money to whip up cookies and brownies, which she then took to church that Sunday to sell after the service.
“Honestly, I didn’t think she would make $40 back,” Moxey said. Taylor ended up making more than enough to pay her dad back and cover the toy. She walked away with $175. Soon after, people from the congregation began calling Taylor asking her to bring her cookies back again. She also entered the KISS Country Midtown Miami Cornbread Competition, where, after competing against adults, she won first place a $250 prize, a billboard and a reputation as one of the town’s top bakers.
“Everything went bonkers,” Moxey said, adding that his daughter’s clients include former Miami Heat player Joel Anthony and HGTV designer Bobby Berk. “Suddenly I’m taking orders for Taylor’s Cookies and Cupcakes.” For Taylor, it seems that the business is more fun than hard work. “I think baking is mostly my passion,” she said. “You get to take your recipe and different people’s recipes and add different things to them.” She’s hoping to host a party this summer serving cupcakes with palm trees on the frosting. Taylor credits Martha Stewart among her inspirations. She not only makes the baked goods out of her parents’ kitchen, but she also creates a custom box for each customer, made with stickers, markers and other handmade decorations.
“It’s almost nostalgic,” Moxey said. “She takes time to color it, put stickers on it. People say they made them feel like a kid again.” Taylor has made nearly $10,000 so far, she donates 30 percent of her proceeds to raise dyslexia awareness, a learning disorder that her own dad has. “If you have a platform and people can hear your voice, it’s important to use it for some good,” Moxey said. Orders continue to pour in for Taylor’s confectioneries, her parents are making a strong effort to keep the business under control so Taylor can focus on being a kid. “I don’t want to take away her childhood,” Moxey said. “Every decision is cleared by us, but we allow her to make the decision.”
"Besides, we’ve walked together and talked all this time so we’re already friends now. So it’s Rue."
On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.
Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.
- Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
- While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.
- She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
- In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
- She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
- Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”
The term BAMF was coined for such persons.
Her entire life, and her mother’s life as well, are FASCINATING. A Royal, Muslim, Anglo-Indian woman in WWII… Could we have a sweeping FACTUAL movie please. Like now?
Yet another story I would like to read.
You guys! There IS A MOVIE!
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
How awesome does this sound though. You get infinite money and once a week you get to take a child to a candy store or toys or us or somewhere they love and buy them as much they want this would be fun given the kid wasn’t a brat.
There is no downside to this at all
This is the best, because it says A CHILD, not your child, so I could pick one of the really poor kids on the streets and go “Your life is going to change right now”, and I could buy everything their family might need, along with a house, a food supply, toys, clothes, and everything they never had the chance to have before. And the best thing is that I could do this with lots of children, and not just one. I could give a lot of children in need a full week of Christmas basically and maybe give them a chance to have a different life. That would be great.
It also doesn’t say it has to be the same child for the whole week. So, if you had, say, seven children, one week every month they could each have a day where they get to buy whatever they want. And if you wanted to have your own children, you could financially support as many as you wanted. You also wouldn’t have to work, so you would have time to spend with more children, so you could also emotionally support a lot more. This is basically a really awesome deal for many reasons.
What countries have most influenced the way you speak? Take this test designed by MIT researchers and find out.
Take this test, guys! It determines what dialect you speak (if your native language is English) and which country you are from (if English isn’t your first language!).
It is an algorithm which maps out the differences in English grammar around the world.
Extremely cool, and a correct guess on my dialect.
My infographic for the charity stream coming up this weekend at vinesauce.com.
The 2014 Vinesauce Charity Stream
Date of Event: July 26th, 2014
Time of Event: 6:00 AM EST - ??:00 AM EST
Schedule (All times are in Eastern Standard Time):
Limes — 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Jen and Ima — 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
FearGingers — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hootey — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Multiplayer Block (We’re playing The Hidden!) — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Rev — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Joel — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Vinny — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
KY — 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Direboar — 12:00 AM to ??:00
Please join our streamers and community in a celebration of life, hope, generosity, and of course, video games.
On July 26th, 10 Vinesauce streamers will be playing classic and well-loved games for 20+ hours (with very brief breaks for setting up), including a multiplayer game block.
During this event, we will be raising funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, a fantastic organization that works to improve the care, quality of life, and survival rates of children with malignant disease. During the event, we will have a unique donation page that will allow for easy and direct contributions to PCRF, with links from both Vinesauce.com and from our Twitch page.
In addition, we have special Vinesauce donation incentives that will be unlocked as the donation meter rises. These perks are just one way that we are showing our appreciation for our amazing community, and are focused on providing even more quality and entertaining streams to come. You can find the links to our schedule (no, seriously) and our donation incentives at the top of this post.
We hope to have your support on the day of our event, but we also understand that we all have different levels of financial hardship; if you are unable to donate to the cause, please consider telling a friend or sharing the info with others. Helping us get the word out is just as important to making this charity stream a huge success.
Please check it out and help out in whatever way you can, even if it’s only donating a dollar!