Month: March 2011

Free Online Black Hair Course Still Taking Members


ONLINE BLACK HAIR COURSE STILL LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS – NEW CLASS STARTS ANYTIME! Thank you all for helping me with my Ph.D. research and answering my survey on SurveyMonkey. I received many responses and I greatly appreciate your participation. I’m looking for as…

We Are the World…


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…

Addiction


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. Belonging is the easy route, we think. Everyone following suit, What a horrible thing to believe. Acceptance…

Observation and Reflection Assignment: Catching Moments in My Neighbourhood


The corner of Christie St. and Dupont Ave. is as busy as an 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 in the southeast corner….

BEFORE GOING LIVE WITH YOUR WEBSITE


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,…

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


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…

Story Behind MyRoxanne – Donna Kakonge’s First Book


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…

Linking With Former Students


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

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


It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at 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…

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


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. She did just that. However, her decision came with some unanticipated problems. Three years later while pregnant, Ali…

Great Fathers


  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,…

Spain (originally published with Rozaneh Magazine)


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…

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


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…

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


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 the cash to spend. But, there are ways to have a good time without spending a cent. Before you…

Finding Success Through the Love of Cats


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…

Money Matters


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: “I don’t know what you consider rich, as it’s a relative term, but I have not had to work…

For the younger generation


By Jean Daniel François, M.D. You are destined to greatness! I was born and raised in the West Indies. I was the oldest of nine children. My mother was a single parent full of hope for her children. I am not ashamed to tell…

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


Jeffrey Gitterman is an award-winning financial advisor and the founder and CEO of Gitterman & Associates, LLC http://www.gittermanassoc.org. In these challenging economic times, Jeff recently started Beyond Success http://www.beyondsuccessconsulting.com, a consulting firm, coaching and seminar training company that brings more contemporary spiritual, holistic and…

Paperback Books on Lulu.com as low as $5.70


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 percent off with the code GIANT on checkout.

Evan Money – His Real Name


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…

Books on Amazon for as Low as $3.99


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


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. Now I’m snapping my fingers as I think of the next sentence. This…

Adrian Harewood Profile – (Published on CABJ.ca)


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…

Inside the life of a Ballerina


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…

Female Gamers Fight Back


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…

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