Month: July 2014

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Yari Yari Conference (Originally Published in Panache Magazine)

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…

Black Women Share Career Experiences (Originally Published in the Charlatan Newspaper)

In Culture, Writing (all kinds) on June 3, 2009 at 07:09 Nov. 6 presented a rare opportunity for five black women professionals to share their personal experiences, success strategies and encouragement with Carleton’s black community. “It’s good to see someone there in the image…

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

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2009 at 16:13 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,…

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Black History Gets a Seat in Classrooms (Originally Published in Centretown News)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2009 at 12:09 Few people know that Matthew DaCosta, black fisherman and Micmac interpreter for Samuel de Champlain, played a role in Canadian history. Historical information on black Canadians is almost absent in our classrooms and…

Association Helps Blacks (Originally Published in Centretown News)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2009 at 06:00 What does a business of frozen cassava and fresh crushed peppers have in common with a business of permed hair and painted toes? It’s the Black Business and Professional Association. Black professionals and…

Low Flying: Island Wings has promise, but never takes off (Originally Published in the Hour in Montreal)

In Writing (all kinds), book reviews on June 1, 2009 at 13:23 As many Canadian children were being told fairy tales of mystic lands where houses were made of candy cane and gingerbread, where glass slippers and a mere kiss could turn girls into…

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

In Disability, Health, Writing (all kinds) on May 30, 2009 at 07:50 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…

In a Strange Land (Published in NuBeing International)

In Writing (all kinds), travel on May 28, 2009 at 03:52 In Berlin, 11-year-old Leli came running to her home, digging her nails in her flesh so hard that blood was almost drawn. Tears were running down Leli’s face as she fell into the…

You Can’t Clap With One Hand (Originally Published in NuBeing International)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 12:00 Five-year-old Heather Keogan smiles at the reflection in the mirror. Pushing her blonde hair off her face, she touches her blue nose and red cheeks. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! The sound of African drums…

Become The Next EL James: Find Out How to Self-publish Your Book by Teresa Madaleno

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Brantford Boys (Originally Published with Young People’s Press)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 10:13 The greatest challenge to Big Brothers of Brantford and District is attracting volunteers, says executive director Pam Blackwood. “It’s hard getting the volunteers to commit,” Blackwood says. “And they’re hesitant to work with…

Big Brother Little Brother (Originally Published for Young People’s Press)

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on May 26, 2009 at 07:03 Charles may not see his Big Brother often, but he talks to him a lot – online that is. The 13-year-old Barrie youth started to E-mail and chat online with his Big…

Amanda and her Big Sister (Originally Published with Young People’s Press)

In Education, Writing (all kinds) on May 25, 2009 at 17:23 A typical preteen girl, Amanda enjoys going to the mall, socializing with her buddies and chatting long distance about life’s trials and tribulations with her Big Sister. The Cambridge girl and her Big…

Don’t Minimize Children’s Anxiety about Pandemics, says Psychiatrist

In Health, Writing (all kinds) on May 13, 2009 at 12:35 By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra It takes longer for children than adults to get over traumatic experiences; fears must be addressed to avoid development of more serious conditions Newmarket, Ontario – May…

A Hair Peace (Broadcast on CBC Montreal)

In Beauty, Culture, Education, Health, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on May 6, 2009 at 12:21 My first hobby was playing hairdresser to my Barbie dolls. I had my childhood in the 1970s and 1980s but I was not much different from Black…

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Does Online Education Pack on the Freshman 30?

In Education, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on May 4, 2009 at 07:42 Distance education can be seen as quite a sedentary act. If you are sitting at the computer for hours on end, without any exercise…this could be something that could help someone put…

Is Journalism Education Becoming Obsolete due to Citizen Journalism?

In Education, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 28, 2009 at 10:40 It seems as though anyone can pick up a video camera, a microphone and start a blog today and call themselves a journalist. What does this mean for journalism education? Journalism education…

Lofty Living (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 28, 2009 at 09:12 He’s young, hip, running a raw food and vegetarian restaurant downtown and owns a couple of properties for rental. His name is Chris Italiano and where he calls home is a two-storey…

Miracle Makeover

In Beauty, Business, Writing (all kinds) on April 28, 2009 at 07:27 On my way to Urban Textures Salons on 44 Gerrard St. W. I lost the hat that was covering the recent and awful weave I had received. It was an afro weave,…

Up to Us

In Creative Writing, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on April 26, 2009 at 14:59 Scene 1 – (Sun is setting and Jake Watkins sits at his dining room table snorting fine white powder into his nose. When he is done, he clears away any…

Second Book Launch at A Different Booklist – TBA

Come join me to launch the book How To Talk To Crazy People at A Different Booklist at Bathurst and Bloor in Toronto! What?: Copies are available of How To Talk To Crazy People by Donna Kakonge at A Different Booklist in Toronto Where?: 746 Bathurst St., Toronto,…

Bayshore – March 26, 1993

In Culture, Education, Writing (all kinds) on April 25, 2009 at 07:54 Sitting on a couch in her living room, 10-year-old Michelle Lucien points to a bruise on her left ankle. Her crutches sit in a corner of the room. “My ankle got sprained…

Home staging

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2009 at 18:10 You have been looking around for that perfect dream home or condominium and you are constantly astounded by the beauty or the décor and how clean the environment is. It helps you…

How To Talk To Crazy People Rough Edit Audio and Donna Kakonge at Mad Pride 2014

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Good Luck for Your Home (Originally Published with New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 13, 2009 at 11:40 Here is a treat for you instead of a trick for Halloween. Zeny Maninang is a sales representative since 1985 with HomeLife, Bayview Realty. She has learned a lot about developing your…

K2 Contracting Ltd. (Originally Published in Canadian Builders Quarterly

In Business, Writing (all kinds) on April 11, 2009 at 02:20 Kevin Fairweather manages the business K2 Contracting Ltd. that does about $3.5 million to $5 million dollars a year. “We do some residential homes and light commercial work,” says Fairweather. “We’re in the…

Donna Kakonge on Shelf Life Radio Show (Part of WhiStle Radio.ca) July 9, 2014 with Catherine Sword

Join Librarian and Radio Host Catherine Sword in conversation with Author, Teacher, Publisher Donna Kakonge on the Shelf Life Radio Show (Part of WhiStle Radio.ca) on July 9, 2014. Here’s the link to listen to the podcast of a show: http://whistleradio.ca/shows/shelf-life/ It will air…

Gaiser Construction (Originally Published in Canadian Builders Quarterly)

In Business, Writing (all kinds) on April 10, 2009 at 04:16 Bruce Gaiser got into a pinch back in the late 1980s and 1990s when he started doing business with Native reserves in Manitoba. The cash flow of the business dried up, “I decided…

Donna Kay Kakonge’s New Contact Information

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Organizing 101

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 5, 2009 at 08:57 Whether you are looking for your dream home or looking to organize your existing one – Nada Thomson, former founder and chief consultant of Artful Organizers has some tips for you. She…

Adjusting to a new place

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 5, 2009 at 08:54 Your months, or even years of searching for your dream home is over and now what? You have to adjust to this new place and make it your home. Monique Le Ray…

Corporate advertising to blacks (Originally Published with Suite101.com)

In Business, Culture, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2009 at 02:51 Many companies do not feel it necessary to create advertising aimed specifically at Black communities. Sometimes Trevor Campbell, president of Porter Novelli, is asked in his public relations practice whether…

Join Three Fabulous Guests on Donna Magazine TV on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Live on ThatChannel.com

Join Three Fabulous Guests on Donna Magazine TV on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Live on ThatChannel.com:   Nina Munteanu is a Canadian ecologist and internationally published novelist of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to eight published novels, Nina has written award-nominated short…

Taking the stress out of your move

In Living, Writing (all kinds) on March 28, 2009 at 05:34 Making the move to your dream home or condominium can be a stressful one. Toronto City Movers is an independent company that has seven years of experience specializing on both local and long…

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End Piece: an uplifting experience (Originally Published in Concordia University Alumni Magazine)

In Education, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on March 27, 2009 at 00:19 Since I was seven years old I knew I wanted to write. My master’s degree in media studies from Concordia helped me reach that goal — and much more.When I entered…

Urban Women at Toronto Street Festival Review (Originally Published in Pride Newsmagazine)

In Culture, Events, Music, Writing (all kinds) on March 25, 2009 at 02:29 Juno-nominated Jully Black kicked off the presence of the African-Canadian women performing at the Toronto Street Festival on July 8th to 10th. Black rocked the big crowd at Yonge & Dundas…

Watch and learn (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 24, 2009 at 02:41 It’s a life journey renovating a house. Anke and Kirk Simpson saw their Edwardian house in Riverdale only twice before everything was finalized with the sale. They knew for sure it…

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