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Free Online Black Hair Course Still Taking Members

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 28, 2011 at 3:00 AM

ONLINE BLACK HAIR COURSE STILL LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS – NEW CLASS STARTS ANYTIME!

Thank you all for helping me with my PhD research and answering my survey on SurveyMonkey. I received many responses and I greatly appreciate your participation. Read the rest of this entry »

We Are the World…

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 27, 2011 at 5:00 AM

A Tribute to All Those Making a Brighter Day

Here’s a timely idea: Celebrate the newly-released version of Michael Jackson’s song with a story about those who actually do make a brighter day! You could feature individuals and companies and the little things they do to make a difference in the lives of others. Read the rest of this entry »

Addiction

In Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 25, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Julianna LaRocque Writes About Addiction - Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com

By Julianna LaRocque

Follow me into my world,
Things are not quite as they seem,
Spiraling and whirling into beauty or insanity,
You can decipher for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

Observation and Reflection Assignment: Catching Moments in My Neighbourhood

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 24, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Scene at Christie St. and Dupont St. in Toronto - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

The corner of Christie St. and Dupont Ave. is as busy as any airport. There is an empty building where a TD Bank used to be with a For Lease sign above the door where the ATM used to be at the southeast corner. At the northeast corner there is a Loblaws supermarket. Kitty corner from that at the southwest corner is a Bank of Montréal that is rumoured to be robbed on a regular basis. Then, at the northwest corner where I was heading and walking south, there is a Blockbuster complex at 672 Dupont St. with a Faema Caffé there as well. Read the rest of this entry »

BEFORE GOING LIVE WITH YOUR WEBSITE

In Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 23, 2011 at 7:00 AM

By Kathy Tapley-Milton

Before you go live with your website you have to make sure that the major search engines are going to pick up your site. Christopher Heng, at thesitewizard.com explains about making search engines compatible with your computer and your website: “Firefox, the Mozilla Suite, Seamonkey and Netscape. It’s possible for different versions of Firefox, Seamonkey, Netscape and the old Mozilla browser to all co-exist on the same machine.

If you did not already know, Mozilla Firefox, Seamonkey, Netscape 6 to 9 and the (old) Mozilla Suite browser use the same Gecko rendering engine. As such, if you have Netscape 6.X, you are in effect using the rendering engine of a beta version of Mozilla (one of the 0.9.X series); if you use Netscape 7, you are using the Mozilla 1.0.X engine; and if you use Netscape 7.1 you’re using the same engine as Mozilla 1.4. The point is that you don’t have to install, say, Mozilla 1.0.X if you’re using Netscape 7, and so on.

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New survey reveals more than half of Ontarians feel music enhances everything they do

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 21, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Photo Courtesy of CNW

A surprise TTC musical makes for melodic morning commute as TVO launches Music Week

December 02, 2010 @ 10:00AM

Toronto, ON – A surprise live musical in Toronto subway stations during morning rush hour yesterday kept TTC riders humming just as new insights from TVO reveal that Ontarians are willing to make sacrifices to keep music as a vital component of daily life. Almost half (47 per cent) would give up beer or wine, and four in 10 (36 per cent) would forsake their cell phones for a month in order to keep the music playing. TVO joined in an Angus Reid Strategies poll to gauge the importance of music in the lives of Ontarians in an effort to raise awareness for Music Week, which begins on December 5th. Read the rest of this entry »

Story Behind MyRoxanne – Donna Kakonge’s First Book

In book reviews, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Writing (all kinds) on March 20, 2011 at 4:00 AM
You can buy My Roxanne on my e-store

You can buy My Roxanne on my e-store

One of the books I will publish for 2008 was written when I was 17 years old. I spent a lot of my youth reading Danielle Steele, Sweet Valley High books and Stephen King. I also spent a lot of time while I was in English class writing and reading classic literature. MyRoxanne is a culmination of many years of work and expresses some of the dis-ease I felt at that time.

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Linking With Former Students

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 19, 2011 at 6:00 AM

I just heard some terrific news last night. One of my former students from Seneca College will be doing his PhD in political science at Carleton University. He is also receiving full funding to do this degree over four years. Read the rest of this entry »

Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Writing (all kinds) on March 18, 2011 at 6:00 AM

It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was with Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was a graduate student at Concordia University. Read the rest of this entry »

Not Just the Baby Blues (Originally Published in Today’s Canadian Black Woman)

In Disability, Health, Writing (all kinds) on March 16, 2011 at 4:00 AM

When Halima Ali, an immigrant from Somalia living in Toronto’s west end, was 20 she decided that she wanted to get married and have a baby.

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Great Fathers

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on March 15, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Dr. Pamela Payne Foster

Pamela Payne Foster is deputy director and assistant professor at The University of Alabama Rural Health Institute. She is also an author and is currently working on her second book.

“As a daughter and recent observations about the lack of fathers in homes, I was at a recent meeting (Bible study session) where the majority of sentiment in the room was very negative about fathers. Mainly due to divorce. I and a few others were in the minority about positive experiences of their fathers.” Read the rest of this entry »

Spain (originally published with Rozaneh Magazine)

In Culture, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 14, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Beauty of Spain

This is the Spain where it is easy to play Red Rover on the beach, but hard not to shop. This is the country of siesta, cheap shoes and sangria that flows like a river. You must order your water like this: “aqua sin gaz,” which means still water. But this country is not still. Everything moves, and it moves to the rhythm of a Spanish guitar as you dance the night away meeting Spaniards and Brits who have had too much beer.

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Black Professor Turns Negatives into Positives (Originally Published in Centretown News)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on March 13, 2011 at 6:00 AM

In Greek, Bernice means “one who bears good news of victory.” Bernice Moreau’s life is a testament to achievement in the face of struggle.

When Moreau first came to Centretown in September 1991, she was called a “nigger” y three white youths at the corner of Bank Street and Laurier Avenue.

She walked away from the experience feeling great.

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How to make your mall experience a free one (originally published with The Shoestring.com)

In Business, Entertainment, Events, Writing (all kinds) on March 12, 2011 at 4:00 AM

How to Make Your Mall Experience a Free One

Being in a shopping mall can be an overwhelming experience – especially when you don’t have cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent.

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Finding Success Through the Love of Cats

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Opinion, Pets, Religion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 11, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Kari Kay is a success coach, author, and owner of the Floppy Cat Company living in the United States.

She has written a book called Floppy Cat. The book is based on one of her many pets who she lives with on a farm with her two sons too. When asked does money make you happy?, she had this to say: Read the rest of this entry »

Money Matters

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Opinion, Religion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 10, 2011 at 7:00 AM

James Goi Jr. is an author, speaker and coach living in San Diego, California (U.S.). He has not had to work a job in years: Read the rest of this entry »

For the younger generation

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on March 9, 2011 at 7:00 AM

By Jean Daniel François, M.D.

You are destined to greatness! Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff Gitterman’s Success Story – The Four Pillars of Success

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Jeffrey Gitterman is an award-winning financial advisor and the founder and CEO of Gitterman & Associates, LLC www.gittermanassoc.org. In these challenging economic times, Jeff recently started Beyond Success www.beyondsuccessconsulting.com, a consulting firm, coaching and seminar training company that brings more contemporary spiritual, holistic and ethical values to the business world. Read the rest of this entry »

Paperback Books on Lulu.com as low as $5.70

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Radio Podcasts, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2011 at 3:07 AM

Discounted Books - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

You can find paperback books as low as $5.70 and hardcover books for under $15.00 at http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Shop early and save. Get an additional 20 per cent off with the code GIANT on checkout.

Evan Money – His Real Name

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Evan Money is the self-titled #1 online life coach, global entrepreneur and author. He lives around the corner from the new Trump Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes in Southern California. He looks out from his gazebo and sees the whales migrating. His bride of 13 years is a full-time Mom with a full-time nanny/chef at her disposal. He does not own an alarm clock, rather he wakes up when he is done sleeping, plays with his kids and then goes into his home office and creates wealth, writes books or just thinks. Life is tremendous!

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Books on Amazon for as Low as $3.99

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 6, 2011 at 3:58 AM

Books on Sale for as Low as $3.99 - Photo Courtesy of Google Images

All of my books are available on Amazon for as low as $3.99!!! Discounted paperbacks and hardcover copies also available on Amazon and http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged. Do some comparison shopping and find out the lowest price for you.

Jacksoul

In Music, Writing (all kinds) on March 4, 2011 at 1:00 AM

It’s almost 1 in the morning as I listen to Jacksoul’s “Sleepless.” As much as I love writing, the typing seems like a distraction from the groovy bopping of my head.

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Adrian Harewood Profile – (Published on CABJ.ca)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Adrian Harewood and I first met at the NFB in Ottawa in 1993. He was a student at McGill then where he graduated and also later became Station Manager at CKUT (McGill’s community radio station). He has done various freelance work for the CBC and stations in the United States. Seventeen years later, he is married and anchor of the 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. news in Ottawa. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside the life of a Ballerina

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Sports, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 2, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Kayla Kreutzberg

Every girl at one time or another in her life has had that magical dream. Where the air is thick and smoky, as she stands perfectly poised under the bright, almost blinding spotlight. All eyes in the auditorium are fixated on her and nothing else exists. Only she does, as she stands centre stage wearing a crisp, winter white tutu, with bold makeup painted upon her smiling face. Read the rest of this entry »

Female Gamers Fight Back

In Beauty, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 1, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Photo Courtesy of Google Images

By Maryam Shah

Sometimes the first thing we do in the morning is play. We’ll wake up after a night of gaming online with random people. Before Jen Chung sets the kettle on the stove for our morning coffee, I’ll have the controllers ready for a quick split screen match. Read the rest of this entry »

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