Month: May 2012

The Harriet Tubman Student Summer Programme 2012 at York University‏

The Harriet Tubman Student Summer Programme Application at York Univ 2012 Hello/Hola, Please circulate widely. Thanks Exciting news for youth this summer… The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples at York University invites youth ages 14-18 (or grade…

A & W in Yorkdale Food court

I woke up in the morning, got showered and put my pajamas back on ready to delve into doing marking for classes I teach. Then the phone rang. It was my sister and she was asking me to go to Yorkdale Mall in the…

Pathways to education (originally published with Pride Newsmagazine)

Pathways to Education Regent Park is the oldest and largest public housing project in Canada. The average income is $18,000 per year, 50 percent that of other Canadians. Over 80 percent of residents are immigrants, many of whom hold professional training diplomas, degrees, and…

Media Teaching on “Ideal Job”

Harper government announces faster, more convenient air travel to the United States for passengers and their baggage

TORONTO, Dec. 22, 2011 /CNW/ – Following the Beyond the Border announcement made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month, the Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, announced today that traveling to the United States (U.S.) by…

From Activism to Shamanism

  By Mikaya Heart From a very young age, I was aware that there are many things wrong in this world, and I wanted to change them. I was politically active by the time I was eighteen. In 1973 I became an environmental activist,…

Life Rattle Radio Update #34 introducing new writer Donna Kakonge‏

Life Rattle Radio Update #34 Hello Life Rattle listeners, This Sunday, October 16, Life Rattle host Laurie Kallis will introduce two widely divergent stories by new Life Rattle writer: Donna Kakonge. “Church Sunday” has us tag along with a young girl who learns of…

Academic Life on “Ideal Job”

LIFE RATTLE RADIO UPDATE #38

Happy Holidays Life Rattlers: We are giving you the best gift we could think of………….(drum roll)………… Janine Burigana’s “JESUS CHRIST KIDS IT’S CHRISTMAS” Yup, the whole thing. Almost 2 hours of rollicking, suburban family holiday fun. And, so that you can make this event…

“Ideal Job” on Donna Magazine

This is Donna Kakonge and I have been posting on Donna Magazine, my magazine, for years now. Now I have a new show starting in June called “Ideal Job” that is airing to a world audience through Donna Magazine VideoPress, that has been long-established….

Expressive Writing: Day Three of Clichés

Day Three: On the third day, I listened to my iTunes starting from 11:52 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, to 12:13 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011. I listened to five songs. The first three were R & B, with one of the…

[TPS] – Wise Winter Walking

Toronto Police Service News Release Wise Winter Walking Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – 3:50 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 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….

Headlight Anthology

Enjoy the rich stylings of Concordia University students with Headlight Anthology. I have a story published in the very first one back in 1998. http://english.concordia.ca/studentawardsandactivities/journals/

Hypocrisy and the Lies of Time: An Angelic Dilemma

By Brikena Ribaj & Scott Bradford Hypocrisy and the Lies of Time: An Angelic Dilemma Hypocrisy of Time He is ageless, the hunter With neither beginning nor end Changeless, yet the father of all change. His gaze is eternal Without preference or guile He…

The Green Movement of Iran

The 10th International Diaspora Film Festival Opens with a Tribute to The Green Movement of Iran Back to the Roots is the theme of the 10th anniversary of the IDFF as we pay tribute to the Iranian roots of our festival. What began in…

East African Restaurant and Bar is now operating

I am here by letting you know about our new establishment “East African Restaurant and Bar” which serve dishes from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. On our Menu, you will find Matooke, Binyebwa, ngege nebilala bye mwandi yagade okulya. We do in and…

BELOVED

Terry Otten suggests that while Sethe and the other slaves “might be considered simply victims in slavery, once they move towards freedom north of the Ohio River … they assume responsibility for their own ‘criminal’ act and become `victims’ of their own flawed humanity…

MAC Appointment: Alexandre Taillefer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

MONTREAL, May 17, 2012, /CNW Telbec/ – The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is proud to announce the appointment of Alexandre Taillefer to a five-year term as Chairman of its Board of Directors. The appointment was approved by Quebec’s cabinet yesterday, May 16, 2012….

Retail Council of Canada honours Brian Hill with 2012 Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award

TORONTO, May 17, 2012, /CNW/ – Retail Council of Canada (RCC) announced today that Brian Hill, Founder & CEO of Aritzia LP, will be honoured with the 2012 Distinguished Retailer of the Year Award. “We are thrilled to recognize and reward Brian Hill’s vision…

Youth find self-expression through words, movement and painting in a AFCY’s Digital Dialogues program

TORONTO, ON (May 22, 2012): On May 23, more than 60 students from three Toronto public schools will come together to collaborate on an innovative multi-disciplinary arts project coordinated by Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY). Made possible with funding from TELUS, the AFCY…

TTC Time Travel (originally published in the Toronto Star)

I took the hour commute by TTC to Seneca College on York University’s campus to teach. On my way, a woman spoke in what sounded like Polish on a cell during the moment of light on the northbound University-Spadina line. I caught all my…

Donna Kakonge’s Books Available at Accents on Eglinton

Location 1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6E 2H6 Hours Tue – Sun: 10:00 – 19:00 Parking Street Public transport TTC – Eglinton West subway stop to #32D bus going west – #29 bus north/south on Dufferin: Eglinton bus-stop. For those who drive, the…

Natural and Colourful Beauty in Education

12663323_cover This is a book of the academic discovery of natural and colourful beauty in education by Donna Kakonge in her first year of Ph.D. studies at OISE/University of Toronto. Buy Today!

Dim sum for the Murmur Project aired on CBC Radio 3

yummy Murmur Project Dim Sum & Friends “Every time I see you falling, I get down on my knees and pray.” The techno-rhythms and words of New Order blared in Sharon’s car as six teenagers were squeezed inside. We were going down to Kensington…

How To Drop 10lbs In 7 Days (6 Exact Steps)

This Is From Celebrity Trainer Josh In Austin TX Chances are if you’re like most people you don’t have a lot of patience when it comes to dropping flab. ESPECIALLY with summer and swimsuit season already upon us (it’s actually already here in Austin)….

Power of the Third Eye Geomancer and Feng Shui Expert

Paul Ng is a geomancer and feng shui expert that helps to improve the lives of others, as well as a former corporate manager. He has worked with Ernst & Young that was the largest accounting firm in all of Canada at the time…

CRTC supports the evolution of advanced telecommunications networks across Canada

Thursday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) introduced a new policy that will encourage large telephone companies to rapidly adopt Internet Protocol (IP) throughout their networks. This shift will promote the development of innovative services for Canadians. “The networks of the future will…

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Friend — Moments ago, the Senate voted to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” When that bill reaches my desk, I will sign it, and this discriminatory law will be repealed. Gay and lesbian service members — brave Americans who enable our freedoms — will…

Donna Kakonge – Owner/Head Instructor – Offering Media Arts Classes

Quality instruction in media arts online teaching, affordable Donna Kakonge book purchases and to-your-home coaching and training, and publish your stories for free on this magazine. This is an opportunity for me to deliver these services online, in-person and over the phone. These are…

Yesterday: Position Paper on Media History and Historiography

Intro: Yesterday and all the yesterdays there ever were have a tremendous impact on our present life, and also on our future. Media history is a relatively young area of study, but with roots that are very old. This paper takes a position on…

Radio Scripts from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Published

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Students worrying about finances tomorrow, but building debt today: RBC poll

Online budgeting tools help students save cash August 17, 2011 @ 06:00AM TORONTO – One-third (33 percent) of first-year post-secondary students (37 percent of females and 27 percent of males) expect to have significant debt on graduation day, and are deferring worrying about it…

In God She Trust: the biography of Ida B. Wells Barnett (Originally Published with Triond.com)

God has raised up a modern Deborah in the person of Miss Ida B. Wells, whose voice has been heard throughout England and the United States…pleading as only she can plead for justice and fair treatment to be given her long-suffering and unhappy people…(Duster,…

WCLC – PICK 3, and EXTRA winning number

WINNIPEG, May 6, 2012, /CNW/ – The PICK 3 winning number was 796. The EXTRA winning number for the top prize of $250,000 was 1821241. There are subsidiary prizes for matching the last six, five, four, three, two and one digits. In the event…

Bargains Can Make You Poor

By Kathy Tapley-Milton Bargains are a double-edged sword. They can save you money, but they can also make you poor. If you are trying to stick to a budget grabbing up bargains can easily blow that budget. I am experiencing the pinch of the…

Romance in South Africa

It was an opportunity of a lifetime – a free ticket to South Africa. My boyfriend at the time wanted to show me the country of Nelson Mandela, the country of Kwaito music. South Africa had been on my travel list for eight years….

Canada Makes Steady Progress on Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries

Report on Mining, Oil and Gas Companies CSR Initiatives Released OTTAWA, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) today released a report providing an update on the status of recommendations arising from the National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)…

Sting

Sting In the true spirit of this day, Monday, June 22, 2009 – I changed my mind again. I decided to start off by listening to Brand New Day. The first song “A Thousand Years” is something that really suits the nighttime and it…

Girl power in hockey

Fran Rider, Executive Director of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association says Canadians are born with an interest in hockey. She came from a sports-minded family and started playing around 1967. “It has powerful opportunities, many of the girls are teachers, professors, they’re highly educated,”…

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