Month: August 2014

Cases of “Paint Paralysis” Rise in Summer: CIL Paint

Cases of “Paint Paralysis” Rise in Summer CIL paint offers cure with simple tricks to give rooms a lift TORONTO, June 16, 2014 – It can strike at any time – looking at a blank wall, standing in front of an in-store display of paint chips…

Binary Groove – Gemini Nominated

This Gemini-nominated computer show Binary Groove aired in 1995 on the Discovery Channel. It features Donna Kakonge in an early computer show.

From Riches to Rags

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…

ReBoot Winners

February 22nd 2010 Dear DOC Members, The ReBoot winning project has been chosen! DOC would like to congratulate The Guinea Pig Detectives pitched by the Montreal-based team of Patricia Bergeron and Magnus Isacsson. Although it was a difficult decision, the jury felt that the…

Home Canning

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.

Open Your Home to a Hallway of Possibilities

CIL Paints provides easy three-step guide to painting one of the most neglected areas of the home March 5, 2012 – When it comes to painting your home’s hallways, do you have tunnel vision? You’re not alone, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints.

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!

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

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…

Stuart Jackson Gallery is Now on Queen Street West!

Check out its new location on their website: http://www.jacksonarts.com/

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

Asquith Press at the Toronto Reference Library is the Latest in Library’s Innovative Services   TORONTO, June 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:…

Hair Chat

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…

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

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…

[TPS] – Pedestrian Safety Awareness‏

Toronto Police Service News Release Pedestrian Safety Awareness Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 3:38 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….

CRTC releases 2013 financial results for Canadian commercial radio‏

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….

Duncan the Brewer – Has a Vision for Something New

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…

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

Notes for an address by Raj Shoan, Regional Commissioner for Ontario, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to the National Conference of the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario May 22, 2014 (CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY) Thank you for inviting me to offer my perspective…

Malawian Hair Laws

Abstract 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…

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

http://caloriecount.about.com/study-shows-black-women-can-healthy-b493869 And if you are any woman of colour, this may be true for you too.

My Roxanne

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…

The Politics of Hair (Proposal to Ryerson University)

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…

Pre-Order The Spirit of Kasacba on Amazon Kindle

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 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….

Supporting the Future of Mental Health Studies‏

Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom News Release 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…

Power of the Third Eye Geomancer and Feng Shui Expert

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…

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Continually Learning Aiming to Make a Better World

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…

What do you think?

Here’s a story about a real-life situation. I am predominantly a non-fiction writer because I strive to deal with reality. It aids my health. I am putting this story into fiction though (keep it mind, it is real). Let’s call it: creative non-fiction. This,…

Happy Birthday to Me!

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…

Not to Be Boxed In Always Wanting to Try Something New

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Book review of Cane by Jean Toomer

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…

Varda

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…

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

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…

The Fool (Excerpt from Stories in Red and Yellow)

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…

Study Finds New Technology For Fossil Fuels Can Cut CO2

In Business, Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on July 20, 2009 at 07:11 EPRI Did a Revealing Study on Electricity – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert A study by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has found the replacement of…

Happy Birthday President Obama!

Happy Birthday from Donna Magazine!

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

In Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds), book reviews on July 19, 2009 at 04:34 Roger McTair Creates Magic – Photo Courtesy of Seneca College’s Website Roger McTair is a director, poet, professor and writer who lives in…

The Radio Call

In Education, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds), travel on July 18, 2009 at 01:46 When It Comes To AIDS, It Is Better to Light A Candle – Photo Courtesy of StockExpert It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on….

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SHEA BUTTER MARKET – BRINGING GIFTS TO THE MASSES

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…

Create a Book Out of Your Blogs Or Blog

Contact Donna Kakonge at: dkakonge@sympatico.ca for more information.    

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