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From Riches to Rags

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Environment, Events, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on August 29, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Kirk Verner is a Graduate of Seneca College\’s Journalism Program

By Kirk Verner

When I graduated, with honours, from Seneca College’s broadcast journalism program in April of 2009, the world was my oyster, but unfortunately, I was the one who got shucked. Just prior to graduating, I flew to Saskatchewan to attend a few film-industry workshops being held at Yorkton’s Golden Sheaf Awards. The Golden Sheaf Awards is a well-known film festival, with some notable attendees, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to garner some knowledge, exposure, and to have a little fun while doing so. The workshops were great. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Canning

In Beauty, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Alice Hoang Talks to Home Canners – Photo Courtesy of Alice Hoang

By Alice Hoang

Simplistic, yet exquisite, nothing is quite as heart-warming as receiving a jar of homemade chilli sauce adorned with a shiny golden ribbon on a winter’s day. Read the rest of this entry »

Buy The Politics of Black Hair: An Online Course – Check Out the Pages Section of this Magazine to Find out where you can buy it!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 25, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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Menopause a Hot Topic Among Canadian Women, with Symptoms Hitting Some as Early as 40 Years Old

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM

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Canadian companies get creative with new products to keep menopausal women comfortable

Toronto, Ontario – Summer 2014 – With the number of Canadian women in their 40s and 50s hitting an all-time high, menopause is a current hot topic. In fact, studies show about two million Canadian women – and 25 million across North America – experience the discomfort of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.

This reality has opened a new market of opportunity for Canadian businesses, which are coming up with creative solutions to this centuries-old problem as more Generation Xers edge towards middle-age. Read the rest of this entry »

Stuart Jackson Gallery is Now on Queen Street West!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 24, 2014 at 3:00 AM

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In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

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Print Your Novel, Cookbook, Family History and More at the Library

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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Asquith Press at the Toronto Reference Library is the Latest in Library’s Innovative Services

 

TORONTOJune 9, 2014 Toronto Public Library’s newest offering is Asquith Press, a book printing service that enables customers to design and print bookstore-quality paperback books. The library is offering information sessionsand classes open to all: from authors and aspiring writers to anyone who would like to create a book for their own personal interest. Novels, cookbooks, family histories, memoirs and how-to guides are just a few examples of books that can now be printed at the library. Read the rest of this entry »

Hair Chat

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 22, 2014 at 3:00 AM


In Beauty, Culture, Health, Writing (all kinds) on June 19, 2009 at 04:18

Four lovely women, a fifth one coming later, volunteered their time on a January afternoon in 1998 to sit down at Salon Utopia and chat about hair. Here are the details of their chat which will hopefully stimulate your own discussions.

LOCKS:

Naila (with locks): People ask me what is that…what you mean what is it…can you comb that out…I’ve had people from Jamaica asking me about my locks…what do you mean what is that?

Malene (with an afro): Have you forgotten what it’s like when you relax your hair? Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Kakonge Doing Writing Workshops at the Toronto Public Library in 2014 at the Following Times and Dates

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Learn now to write creative NF

Join Donna Kakonge to Learn to Write Creative Non-fiction Workshop at the Maria. A. Shchuka Library.

This workshop features discussion and writing exercises that explore the powers of writing your own story. With Readings from How to Talk to Crazy People and How to Write Creative Non-fiction by Donna Kakonge.
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Day: September 19, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: 1745 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, ON , M6E 2H4
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[TPS] – Pedestrian Safety Awareness‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

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Pedestrian safety initiatives, delivered by the Toronto Police Service, are designed to promote cooperative safety strategies, with members of our communities, using awareness, education and enforcement.

Collision analysis has shown that pedestrian fatalities represent approximately 50% of yearly traffic fatalities in Toronto. To date, 14 pedestrians have lost their lives in Toronto this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Kakonge Offering Self-Publishing Around the World and Broadcast Writing Courses Online with Udemy at a Lower Price

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM


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CRTC releases 2013 financial results for Canadian commercial radio‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 21, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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June 3, 2014 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
today released statistical and financial information on the 685 commercial
radio stations operating in Canada for the broadcast year that ended on
August 31, 2013.

Revenues remained relatively stable from the previous year despite
competition from satellite, online and mobile services. Total revenues for
AM and FM stations increased by 0.26%, from $1.618 billion in 2012 to
$1.623 billion in 2013. These revenues enable commercial radio stations to
provide a variety of programming to Canadians, support established and
emerging Canadian talent, and offer employment opportunities to over
10,200 people. Read the rest of this entry »

Duncan the Brewer – Has a Vision for Something New

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM


I’m sitting outside on my car port on a sunny June afternoon when my neighbour Duncan and I strike up our first face-to-face conversation. Duncan works for Steam Whistle as a brewer – he makes beer.

Duncan started making beer at the age of 16 putting together orange juice and brewer’s yeast. “Rather than bother a homeless person on the street for beer, I started to make my own.”

Duncan graduated from just orange juice and brewer’s yeast into finding out what the true art of beer making was all about, so much so that he has won awards for his home-brewing, as well as professional awards for his brewing abilities.  Read the rest of this entry »

Speech – Raj Shoan to the National Conference of the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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by Raj Shoan, Regional Commissioner for Ontario, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

to the National Conference of the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada

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May 22, 2014

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Thank you for inviting me to offer my perspective on the theme of your conference—“Producing Content Creators”—an area of great interest to the CRTC and intense debate in the audio and video content industries.

We all want Canadian creative industries to thrive and prosper within the broadcasting system, providing opportunities for talented and skilled Canadians. And the Commission recognizes the valuable role educators play in realizing this goal. So I welcome this chance to meet with you today.

While I am a lawyer by trade, and have focused mostly on the regulatory side of the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, I have served on the Board of Directors of FACTOR, the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings. Read the rest of this entry »

Malawian Hair Laws

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 18, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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The first female president of Malawi in Southern Africa took office on April 7, 2012 (Wallace, 2012, May 22). Another monumental occurrence on this day is that Joyce Banda, the current female president of Malawi, wears her hair in its natural African texture (Wallace, 2012, May 22). Joyce Banda is displaying a look that is sometimes frowned upon in African culture, as expressed in the laws of the country that are ever-changing. Currently, foreigners who travel to Malawi are now allowed to wear trousers and have long hair unlike before (Laws and Local Etiquette in Malawi, 2011). This article will discuss the changes in laws around appearance in the Southern African country of Malawi, particularly the look of hair that could have a tremendous impact on the entire continent. As recently as early January of 2012, attacks happened on women wearing short skirts and trousers, as well as men who wore their hair too long (Irish Rule of Law Malawi: Pre-trials and Tribulations, 2012, January 26). As of April 7, 2012, when an announcement is made about the death of a Malawian doctor, USA Today notes Hastings Kamuzu Banda who ruled Malawi from 1963 to 1994 and banned short skirts and trousers on women, as well as long hair on men (Doctors: Malawi President has died after heart attack, 2012, April 7).

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Now I Know Why I Didn’t Seem Right for Me to Lose 20 More Pounds

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 17, 2014 at 8:17 PM


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My Roxanne

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 17, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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Written at the age of 17 and revised later in life, this novel is the story of Roxanne and Lance – an interracial couple who go through their ups and downs.

Being Healthy: Selected Works from the Internet

This book is a compilation of works from the Internet related to health that have been edited by Donna Kakonge.

Do Not Know

This book is a collection of literary explorations of madness. A young black woman experiences the challenges and adventures of mental illness. Read the rest of this entry »

The Politics of Hair (Proposal to Ryerson University)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 16, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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In Beauty, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on August 21, 2009 at 07:35

Everybody Does Something to Change Their Appearance for Advancement – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The politics of black hair shows in books like Tenderheaded to the Princess of Wales plays ‘Da Kink in My Hair and Hairspray to movies like Beauty Shop to songs played on Flow 93.5. Read the rest of this entry »

Pre-Order The Spirit of Kasacba on Amazon Kindle

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 15, 2014 at 12:59 PM


The Spirit of Kasacba, a new novel about a black family in Canada by Donna Kakonge is set for publication for mid-November. Please be the first to pre-order it! Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MQAIMG6

Thank you!

Forging a Career in Journalism A Pioneer Voice in Radio (Originally Published with Impowerage.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 15, 2014 at 3:00 AM


In Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Radio Podcasts, Writing (all kinds) on August 16, 2009 at 04:25

Robert Payne has Enjoyed a Life in the Limelight – Photo Courtesy of Robert Payne

Robert Payne has been a journalist for 40 years. He has worked in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, London, ON and gained notoriety in Toronto, Canada where he now lives. In the early days of his career, he coupled his work at radio stations with being employed at Dominion stores while in the province of Quebec. Read the rest of this entry »

Supporting the Future of Mental Health Studies‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 14, 2014 at 12:13 PM


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Supporting the Future of Mental Health Studies
August 14, 2014

Ontario Celebrates Two Graduate Students with Hilary M. Weston Scholarship

Ontario is recognizing two graduate students with the Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for their outstanding efforts and commitment to the study of mental health.

Nimo Bokore — a doctoral student at York University — will receive support for her research, which focuses on uncovering and recording the stories of Somali-Canadian women and the trauma they experienced while in Somalia and during the upheaval of their settlement in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Power of the Third Eye Geomancer and Feng Shui Expert

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 14, 2014 at 3:00 AM


Publish Your Story To The World

In Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds), travel on August 15, 2009 at 07:14

Paul Ng Addresses a Crowd with his Feng Shui and Geomancer Expertise

Paul Ng is a geomancer and feng shui expert that helps to improve the lives of others, as well as former corporate manager. He has worked with Ernst & Young that was the largest accounting firm in all of Canada at the time as a data processing manager. He has been vice-president manager of a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific called Marathon Realty. This was the largest company in Canada. He became a director at CIBC and then gradually owned his own company. Read the rest of this entry »

Donna Kakonge’s Books on Sale at: http://lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2014 at 1:48 PM


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Continually Learning Aiming to Make a Better World

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2014 at 3:00 AM


In Beauty, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), travel on August 14, 2009 at 07:29

Gini Dickie is a Teacher and Activist who is Making a Difference

Gini Dickie is a teacher-librarian, as well as a political activist in her own right living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a teacher in northern Nigeria with CUSO-VSO, she worked at Expo ‘ 67 and she has been active working with Chilean refugees. She has worked in the inner-city Regent Park area of Toronto, as well as with York University. She also owned her own typesetting business for a brief period of time and everything she has done has taught her about the world around her, as well as about herself. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday to Me!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 12, 2014 at 4:36 AM


Donna Kakonge of Donna Magazine has a birthday today. I would like to thank my Mom, Yvette Kakonge for bringing me into this world and pray for her good health. I would like to thank my Dad, Dr. Sam Kakonge for helping to bring me into this world and pray for his continued good health.

Not to Be Boxed In Always Wanting to Try Something New

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 12, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on August 13, 2009 at 04:52

Hyacinth Harewood Continues to Live a Full Life – Photo by Donna Kakonge

Hyacinth Harewood is a civil servant with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) working from home, former college professor, former businessperson, former volunteer and mother of five living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a sessional lecturer with Carleton University in Ottawa, as a professor with Algonquin College in Ottawa for 16 years, has been working with CRA since the late 1980s, and once had her own sole-proprietorship business focusing on communications and written work. This consummate professional used to get up at 3:00 a.m. to work on her business, and then take care of five children to get them ready for school. She would continue working on her business while her children were at school and tend to their needs once they were home. She played the role of a superwoman well. This impressive woman who was educated at the University of Western Ontario where she studied French and Spanish, then received her master’s degree at the University of Ottawa in applied linguistics managed to juggle a life of work, family and children. She has been a terrific role model for her five children. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Donna Kakonge at Indigo Yorkdale Mall on September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 11, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Join Donna Kakonge at Indigo Yorkdale Mall on September 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

She will be selling and signing her books:

How to Write Creative Non-fiction

How To Talk To Crazy People

and,

Three Quarters

Look forward to seeing you there!


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The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 11, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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In Beauty, Culture, Education, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on August 11, 2009 at 06:10

The Color Complex is a Book that Discovers Some Blacks Obsession with Colour – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert

Too many blackfolks are fools about color and hair.
-Mabel Lincloln, interviewee in Drylongso: A Self-Portrait of Black America, by John Langston Gwaltney (1)

The Color Complex mentions the references made to skin colour in Spike Lee’s movies such as School Daze and Jungle Fever. Is hair one of the factors that lures many Black men like Flipper (Wesley Snipes) in Jungle Fever to white women? Why is it that it seems like the more successful a black man is he will have a white woman as his wife or girlfriend? Do black men have more a complex about colour and hair than black women do? Is this evidenced in the fact that fewer black women marry outside of the race and MAY feel more comfortable marrying and dating men darker than they are? Read the rest of this entry »

Entertainment: Books Excerpt from How to Write Creative Non-fiction by Donna Kay Kakonge

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 10, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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In summary

1)    Each chapter has small optional assignments (not reviewed by me, but extremely helpful for progressing as a writer). You will see these throughout the ebook each being labeled as a “mid-chapter assignment”

2)   Most chapters have a final assignment which you can upload to your own personalwebsiteifyouwish.Ifyousubmityourassignmentsontheweekend–you can email me to take a look at it.

3)   Successful completion of the ebook depends on the completion of a final assignment at the end of the ebook. This assignment is more complex and lengthy than the other assignments and will be reviewed by me.

Now, let’s talk about writing… Read the rest of this entry »

Book review of Cane by Jean Toomer

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 9, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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In Beauty, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on August 9, 2009 at 02:41

Jean Toomer is the Author of Cane

I came across this book for three dollars at a Lebanese restaurant in the McGill ghetto of Montreal. It was worth every penny, and proves that you can find good books for affordable prices.

Jean Toomer was a genius. Cane is part of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. This book has influenced such writers as Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Eric Walrond, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman, Rudolph Fisher and his other contemporaries of the 20s. When reading the book, there is no wonder that it had a tremendous impact, and should be revisted for some reasons I will point out now. Read the rest of this entry »

Varda

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM


In Beauty, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Music, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 7, 2009 at 05:41

Varda Etienne is now a Host of a Radio Show in Quebec

As she bops and moves looks real pretty and talks a fast game on Canada’s French music station, Musique Plus, Varda Etienne, 27 and a VJ, works on two shows: Bouge (the highest rated show on Musique Plus) and Groove. She does not like music that lacks movement, but, she has other things on her mind.

“What bothers me is how corrupted the world is today,” she says. Read the rest of this entry »

Channel Zero (Originally Published in the Queen’s Alumni Review)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 7, 2014 at 3:00 AM


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In Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Video Work, Writing (all kinds), travel on August 6, 2009 at 04:53

Stephen Marshall Traveled Around the World for a Video Magazine – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Mary Luz Mejia and Donna Kakonge

He’s been dubbed “guerrilla film maker,” “boy wonder” and “video artist” – titles he doesn’t seem to mind and takes in stride as he charges toward the goal: “to establish and alternative universe to that of broadcast television.” Read the rest of this entry »

How To Talk To Crazy People Available for Sale at A Different Booklist in Toronto

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How To Talk To Crazy People. Brilliantly written with such clarity that I immerse myself in the emotional roller coaster ride with Donna. Honest and open, heart wrenching at times. When Donna finds that there is no money in her account, she is left feeling helpless and powerless but did not let that defeat her. She struggles over every hurdle and is not defeated. Leaves my heartbeat thumping, and anxious to know where the next page would take me. A bitter sweet account of what it is like to live with ‘craziness’ in a world of ‘normal’ people. This rare booking helps us to understand the daily internal struggles of living with depression and how the health care community, here and in Africa approaches and treats it. Her aunt locking the door? (The use of Haladol, in Africa) even with the knowledge that only second-hand and third-hand medicines are sent from America and Europe to Africa?)

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The Fool (Excerpt from Stories in Red and Yellow)

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In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Living, Writing (all kinds), travel on August 5, 2009 at 07:49

Afro Almost Plays Dice With Her Life – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

I was embarrassed to tell my boyfriend’s parents I was out of work again. It had been a year and I was on welfare, but at least I had love in my life. Richie, my boyfriend, just got a job as a public relations officer at the University of Toronto. He had been looking for a long time and was feeling lucky. When his parents came into town one mild January weekend for his birthday, we all decided to go down to Niagara Falls to the casinos. Gambling had never been my thing, but going was the only present I could afford for him.

The line into the casino was long, even for January. With my laugh lines no longer coming out just when I laughed, I figured I would have no problem getting in. Read the rest of this entry »

Study Finds New Technology For Fossil Fuels Can Cut CO2

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Isn't it time you protect your rights?

In Business, Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on July 20, 2009 at 07:11

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A study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has found the replacement of fossil fuels technology with electric ones would result in energy savings. The energy savings are as high as 71.7 quadrillion BTUs.

These savings would cut CO2 by 4,400 million tons between 2009 and 2030. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday President Obama!

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Creating Things: Profile of Roger McTair (Originally Published on Impowerage.com)

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In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on July 19, 2009 at 04:34

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Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He has had short stories air on CBC Radio and BBC Radio.

He was born in Trinidad and Tobago on October 7, 1943. Not having much to do while growing up galvanized his love of creating things. Read the rest of this entry »

The Radio Call

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In Education, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), travel on July 18, 2009 at 01:46

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It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on. I was living in Uganda in the fall of 1996 and the winter of 1997. The radio was calling out a list of names. I could not understand why.

I asked my aunt why the radio was calling out so many names. She said they are calling out names of people who have funerals; most of those people had died from AIDS she had told me. Read the rest of this entry »

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SHEA BUTTER MARKET – BRINGING GIFTS TO THE MASSES

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In Beauty, Business, Culture, Health, Living, Media Writing, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2009 at 06:58

Shea Butter Market is the Brainchild of Gifty Serbeh-Dunn

I CALLED GIFTY SERBEH-DUNN AS SHE WAS FEEDING HER CAT. HER BOYS WALKED BY THE CAT WITHOUT FEEDING HER. HER BIG BOY IS HER HUSBAND WAYNE DUNN WHO HAS A BUSINESS DEGREE FROM STANFORD. HER SMALL 7-YEAR-OLD BOY IS HER SON KABORÉ. SERBEH-DUNN HAS MANY THINGS TO DO SUCH AS FEEDING HER CAT AND RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS SHEA BUTTER MARKET.

“SHEA BUTTER MARKET WAS INSPIRED BY THE WOMEN IN MY COMMUNITY AND ENCOURAGED BY MY HUSBAND,” SAYS SERBEH-DUNN. Read the rest of this entry »

Create a Book Out of Your Blogs Or Blog

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Universal Design is for Everyone

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Michael Lam, who did his undergraduate degree in engineering at McMaster University, is doing his master’s degree at the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice. This school is also affiliated with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His thesis is focusing on product design for people with disabilities.

“My project is revolving around designing art equipment for people with disabilities,” says Lam. “I’m still narrowing it down and interviewing people. Maybe I will be focusing on easels for painters, or photography or large cameras, like professional cameras.”

Lam started the program in September of 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

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Yari Yari Conference (Originally Published in Panache Magazine)

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In Events, Writing (all kinds) on June 5, 2009 at 06:40

An international conference in literature by women from African and the African Diaspora has been hailed an overwhelming success by its organizers. Held in New York and coordinated by New York University’s Africana Studies Programme last fall, the conference brought together world-renowned writers to this first-ever scholarly conference that explored black female authorship. “Yari Yari – Black Women Writers of the Future,” celebrated the creativity and diversity of black women writers. Among the 120 writers who attended were Ghanaian poet and novelist Ama Ata Aidoo, Maya Angelou, Gloria Naylor, Angela Davis, Sapphire, Haitian Edwidge Danticat and Maryse Conde from Guadeloupe. The conference also included notable filmmakers, artists, storytellers, journalists, children’s authors, playwrights and publishing executives. Read the rest of this entry »

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