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1st Fridays is proud to host the screening of the film

Rude

 

introduced by Award-winning Filmmaker Clement Virgo,

followed by a private reception with TIFF Artistic Director Cameron Bailey in an

intimate discussion about the film and a Q&A with him about Black representation in film/Hollywood.

Friday December 15 at 6:30 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Part of Black Star, celebrating 100 years of Black excellence on screen!

Clement Virgo is one of Canada’s foremost film directors. In 2015 he directed and co-wrote a six part miniseries adaptation of the Lawrence Hill  novel The Book of Negroes(2015) which debuted to record-breaking numbers on the CBC in Canada and on BET in the U.S. and won twelve Canadian Screen Awards and was nominated for two U.S. Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Limited Series (Aunjanue Ellis). Additional accolades include the 2015 Cablefax Award and C21 International Drama Award for Best Miniseries and four 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominations including Best Mini-series, Best Actor (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Best Actress (Ellis), and Best Writing (Virgo, Hill).

His TV directing credits include American Crime (2015), The Wire  (2002), and the entire first season of the OWN network drama series Greenleaf (2016), on which he is also serving as Executive Producer with Oprah Winfrey. Virgo’s feature films include the 2007 boxing drama Poor Boy’s Game (2007), (Berlin, TIFF, AFF Audience Award), Lie with Me (2005 – Berlin, TIFF, Pusan), and Love Come Down (2000 -Berlin, Toronto). Virgo’s first feature  Rude (1995) premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard and went on to screen at numerous festivals around the world including Toronto, London and Sundance. Since 2010, Virgo has also presented a series of intimate annual talks to celebrate Black History Month in Toronto with such notable guests as Lee Daniels, Norman Jewison, Spike Lee, Pam Grier, John Singleton, and Chris Tucker.

Cameron Bailey  has been the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2012.

Born in London,  England to parents from Barbados]  he spent his early childhood in St. James, Barbados before moving to Canada with his family at age eight. Educated at the University of Western Ontario, he worked as a film reviewer for NowCanada AMCBC Radio One,  Take One and other publications before joining TIFF as a programmer.


He also cowrote the screenplay for the 1997 film  The Planet of Junior Brown with Clement Virgo, and wrote and directed the short film Hotel Saudade.  He participated in the 2015 edition of Canada Reads, where he advocated for Kim Thúy‘s novel Ru.  Ru won the competition.

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Bringing the ’hood film into a Canadian context and complicating it with spirituality, sexuality, and claims to self-determination, the debut feature from Jamaican-born, Toronto-raised filmmaker Clement Virgo weaves together the stories of three urban- dwelling Torontonians — a boxer who is forced to examine his own identity after participating in a gay-bashing, a young woman who struggles with her mental health in the aftermath of a break-up and an abortion, and a drug dealer trying to go straight — and rhythmically underpins them with the voice of an underground radio DJ, whose streetwise incantations touch on notions of death, grace, and transformation.

90 minutes | 14A

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TALK ON NORTH KOREA & THE DANGER OF NUCLEAR WAR BY MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY

In Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2017 at 1:49 PM
TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2017 TALK BY MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY

“North Korea & The Danger of Nuclear War”

Join us for this much anticipated talk on North Korea & US relations and the current events that pose a threat to peace.

When: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: A Different Booklist Cultural Centre – The People’s Residence

777-779 Bathurst St, Toronto (Bloor & Bathurst)

A Different Booklist

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[TPS] – Police investigate allegations of Kijiji rental fraud, 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, wanted, Photographs of man released

In Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2017 at 12:41 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Police investigate allegations of Kijiji rental fraud, 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, wanted, Photographs of man released

Monday, December 11, 2017 – 11:33 AM
22 Division
416-808-2200

The Toronto Police Service would like to alert the public to an investigation into allegations of a Kijiji rental fraud.

Between Monday, October 23, 2017 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017, five separate people have alleged frauds to police concerning a condominium rental at 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West.

It is alleged that:

– people responded to an ad on Kijiji

– they were met by a man living in the unit, claiming to be a real estate agent

– they were given a tour of the unit

– they all signed rental agreements and provided deposits for first and last months’ rent

– the man has since fled and did not have the right to rent the unit

Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, of Toronto, who also goes by the name “Femi,” is wanted for these incidents.

Police have interviewed other members of the public who have allegedly fallen victim to this. Investigators urge anyone who has had contact with him to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Cornelus Gutter, 22 Division

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

[TPS] – Winter driving tips, Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) information and reporting criteria

In Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Winter driving tips, Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) information and reporting criteria

Monday, December 11, 2017 – 9:44 AM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. The Toronto area is expected to see a significant accumulation of snow this evening, through tomorrow morning.

The Toronto Police Service would like to remind all drivers to drive according to conditions, and reduce speeds when on elevated portions of the roadway such as bridges, overpasses or expressways.

The need to be aware and alert at all times on any road, even in the most routine circumstances, is a key component to moving through traffic safely.

The Toronto Police Service would also like to remind the public of how, where, and when a collision must be reported in the Toronto.

A Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) is a facility created to help motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians report motor vehicle collisions in which they have been involved.

The Ministry of Transportation defines a collision as contact resulting from the motion of a motor vehicle or streetcar or its load that produces property damage, injury, or death.

Collisions which police will attend

• The collision involves a fatality
• A personal injury collision where a person is taken to hospital directly from the scene of the collision in an ambulance
• Any criminal activity involved in a collision (e.g., impaired driving, stolen vehicle, assault)
• Collisions involving a person who is uninsured or is a suspended driver (simply not having an insurance card does not necessarily mean the vehicle is not insured. These collisions can be referred to the CRC)
• Any collision involving a pedestrian, cyclist or person on a wheeled device which is reported immediately and at the scene of the collision
• Any collision involving damage to highway or public property
• Service vehicle involved collisions
• Collisions that are reported and/or have occurred between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., where any vehicle is not driveable
• Collisions involving transportation of hazardous goods where the hazardous goods have been compromised

If the collision you are involved in does not meet the above criteria, but does meet the minimum requirements set out by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act to report the collision to police, you must report your collision at a CRC.

What are Collision Reporting Centres?

A Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) is a facility created to help motorists, cyclists and pedestrians report motor vehicle involved collisions. There are two Toronto Centres to serve you:

North Collision Reporting Centre: 113 Toryork Drive
(416) 808-2222
Open seven days a week, all year, 6 a.m. to midnight

East Collision Reporting Centre: 39 Howden Road
(416) 808-2222
Open seven days a week, all year, 6 a.m. to midnight

What is the law on reporting a collision under the Highway Traffic Act?

The Highway Traffic Act requires that all collision where persons suffer any level of injury, or damage valued at more than $2000 (combined) to vehicles or property, or damage to any highway property be reported to police forthwith.

Can I report a collision without bringing in my vehicle?

A report will not be taken at the CRC if the involved vehicle and driver are not present. Without exception, towed vehicles must go directly to a CRC before repairs are started.

Additionally, any person who attends a CRC must ensure that they have the other involved driver(s) information. This is necessary to complete the collision report.

Do I have to exchange information when involved in a collision?

Under the Highway Traffic Act, any person involved in a collision must provide their personal identification (driver’s license), vehicle, and insurance information to the other person(s) involved in the collision. You must also have the location of the collision available to report the collision

Do police have to attend the scene of the collision to take the report?

Police will not attend the scene of minor collisions which do not meet the criteria as noted above. Involved parties will be directed to attend a CRC where appropriate. The collision report will be taken at the CRC.

For further information on how to report a collision, call 416-808-2222, then press 2.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions ( 11th Dec – 17th Dec )

In Writing (all kinds) on December 11, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – The urge to develop your personality, appearance and personal skills brings a greater need to be more successful and independent. A strong, healthy self-image makes you more productive, which in turn encourages you to treat others with more generosity and sensitivity. Networking will pay off and your increased drive to attain personal goals will be very useful.  Pleasures are bound to be more deeply felt, although a certain light-heartedness may be missing. The charm of your personality, willingness to cooperate with others and sense of humour will make a big difference in the way things turn out. Favorable Date:  Dec 11Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May ) – Expect a big career move this week. Financial priorities will be high and some powerful forces are acting on your income and long-term plans. You’ll need to control wastefulness and lost energy, be wary of perverted moral attitudes and avoid the lure of those who find success in evil deeds. This especially applies to negotiations, the law, partnership issues and dealings with those with whom you are intimately involved. You can explore and develop inner strengths and gain a deeper understanding of your childhood conditioning, subconscious mind, fears, and dreams.  Favorable Date:  Dec 16 Favorable Colors: White & Green

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You can develop inner strength and power through expanding your psychic energy, intuitive ability and overcoming hidden fears and worry. The maturity and experience behind your actions is the key to their successful outcome. Circumstances may require you to discuss, or perhaps even defend or reassess your priorities and values. You can grow into a more mature, productive individual with a definite idea of where you need to go. You must face your fears and worries, resolve issues from the past that continue to weaken you and deal responsibly with loss and disappointment. Favorable Date:  Dec 12 Favorable Colors: White & Blue

Cancer ( 21 June – 22 July ) – This time will bring a need for a thorough reassessment of your personal priorities and value system. If you have been thinking about a new business venture or achieving some physical goal, you are likely to put plans in motion. Creative juices flow during this time and romantic notions, inspiration, and imagination spark artistic endeavours. Activities related to children claim your time and attention. Partnerships and marriages will take on a more open aspect, with the potential to take great strides in spiritual development. Affairs in distant, romantic places are quite likely too. Favorable Date:  Dec 15 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Leo  ( 23 July – 22 August ) – Formal agreements, diplomacy, contracts or other legal matters produce long-lasting, successful results. Your efforts to bring organization and stability to social groups will not go unrewarded.  This period shows a fabulous potential for romance. If you are already involved with a loving partner, you can deepen the relationship and overcome some of the deeper obstacles that may have been bugging you recently. Love relationships from the past can intrude in some way. Religious or spiritual issues will be thrown into prominence, bringing increased personal interest and progressive changes in these areas. Favorable Date:  Dec 13 Favorable Colors: Red & Blue

Virgo ( 23 August – 22 September ) – You are apt to be more of a doer than a thinker– eager to turn your ideas into physical reality, more than ready to speak your mind. If words will not suffice, you will not hesitate to use physical means to express yourself. Romance and friendships now are based on mutual commitment and responsibility, along with love and affection. Others are attracted to your maturity and accomplishment. Greater spiritual awareness, loftier ideals, and inspiring cultural pursuits come to the fore. New roles may suddenly begin, while old ones abruptly come to an end.  Favorable Date:  Dec 12 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Libra ( 23 September – 22 October ) – This is a time for sweeping away the debris and making a new beginning. If you have been thinking about a new business venture or achieving some physical goal, put such plans in motion. Energy and enthusiasm for your career or other long-range goals are overflowing. Your social contacts are more intense, while romantic and sexual encounters are most fascinating, especially from the standpoint of the psychological motivations involved. You may become interested in the activities of charitable organizations, hospitals, prisons and institutions concerned with minorities and the underprivileged.  Favorable Date:  Dec 17 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Scorpio ( 23 October – 21 November ) – This is a period to look for opportunities that expand your spiritual and artistic awareness and allow you to develop and use your intuitive abilities. Any benefits or gains you make during this period may be hidden, or at least not obvious to others. Expect some troubles with your health, which doctors may not adequately be able to deal with to your satisfaction. Emotional problems will arise, especially through relations with women. Romantic escapades will be troublesome and damaging to partnerships and close relationships; joint financial speculation will be very risky, though potentially profitable. Favorable Date:  Dec 15  Favorable Colors: Red & Green

Sagittarius ( 22 November – 21 December ) – The influence you exercise over other people and your ability to elicit their cooperation occupy your mind. Physical efforts turn to financial and business matters, bringing more organization to your bank and financial papers.  Gaining personal power and greater control is the object of this period and there is no better place to start than by gaining a deeper understanding of yourself. Romantic notions are apt to be physically carried out. Artistic endeavours are inspired and imaginative. Joining organizations and participation in group activities can be very rewarding. Favorable Date:  Dec 16 Favorable Colors: Blue & White

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January ) – Good fortune comes to you, both in relationships at work and a financial turn for the better. Your career moves in a happier direction and hard work begins to pay off.  Energy and enthusiasm center around partnership and other alliances, cooperative efforts and interaction with others in general. Others stimulate you to physical action. You get the attention of others by emphasizing whatever is most attractive about yourself: physical beauty, artistic talent, or a charming personality. Your recuperative powers, should you need them, are at a high level. Favorable Date:  Dec 11 Favorable Colors: White & Red

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) – It is an auspicious time to initiate projects geared toward bringing benefits at a later time in your life. If you have been thinking about a new business venture, or achieving some physical goal, this is a time when you are likely to put such plans in motion. The physically energized atmosphere surrounding you brings more than the usual volume of communications and activities, especially with siblings and neighbours. Swamped with information and ideas, you can come up with an increasing number of your own. Favorable Date:  Dec 14 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

Pisces ( 19 February – 20 March ) – Your schedule may become overloaded, making it necessary to place some restraints on the number of activities and people you decide to accommodate. You are also likely to be concerned with legal matters, contract negotiations of one kind or another, public relations, the income of a relative, and various situations in which you must seek as well as offer cooperation. Matters that you thought were securely concealed may pop up to haunt you and secret activities or clandestine relationships will be troublesome at this time. Favorable Date:  Jan 16 Favorable Colors: White & Red

12 Days of CanUgan

In Writing (all kinds) on December 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM

The holiday season is upon us, and this year CanUgan wants to inspire you to give back to those who are in need.
12 Days of CanUgan

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram fromDecember 13th to 24th

We’ll be sharing the stories that inspire us, showing you the impact of your donations, and the people who work to make CanUgan’s mission a success with your help.

White Canes ~ $20
Crutches ~ $70
Calipers (Brace) ~ $120
Raised Shoes ~ $130
Surgical Boots ~ $140
Tricycles ~ $160-$250
Help us make the holiday special for people living with disabilities in Kasese, Uganda.
Every dollar you donate goes directly to the purchase of an assistive device, transforming the recipient’s life.
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Invitation to the Black Educator Holiday Social – Dec. 8th & more

In Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2017 at 5:47 PM
December 4th, 2017
Community News & updates
You are cordially invited to the
BLACK EDUCATORS HOLIDAY SOCIAL
Hosted by:
The Alliance of Educators for Black Students (AEBS)
The African Heritage Educators Network (AHEN)
The Durham Black Educators Network (DBEN)
The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators (ONABSE)
The Peel Association of African Canadian Educators (PAACE)
Friday, December 8th, 2017
From 7pm-11pm at
BELLEENYS Martini Lounge
Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres & more…
Cash Food / Cash Bar
Advance tickets are $10 for Members / $15 for Non-Members
At the door Admission is $15 for Members / $20 for Non-Members
To purchase tickets, please visit:
Please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item for donation.
For additional information on the event and vendor opportunities, please email events@onabse.org or call 416-441-0792.
ONABSE NEWS:
Planning for the 2018 ONABSE Provincial Conference is underway. ONABSE is seeking assistance with the conference. If you are interested in helping out, please email conference@onabse.org.
Nominations for several ONABSE Board position are now open. Vacant offices include: Commission Chairs for the following Commissions: Administration and Higher Education. Please submit the ONABSE nomination form, located at  http://onabse.org/ONABSENominationform-03-31-17.pdf if you are interested. You must be an ONABSE member in good standing to be considered. Please see the ONABSE Membership Application details at the bottom of the page for more membership details.
ONABSE Commissions:
Each ONABSE member is asked to participate in the commission(s) of his/her choice and members are encouraged to select the commission(s) which parallel(s) their job functions, work experience and/or area of interest.
If you interested in working with an ONABSE Commission, please reach out to one or more of the following Commission Chairs:
Higher Education: Vacant (higher-ed@onabse.org)
Governance: Dr. Marlyn Morris (governance@onabse.org)
Instructional Strategies and Support: Alison Robinson (instructional@onabse.org)
Parents: Robert Small (parents@onabse.org)
Program Development and Research: Sabrina Razack (research@onabse.org)
Retired Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell (retired@onabse.org)
Students: Dr. Leroy Clarke (students@onabse.org)
Contact information:
You are invited to attend AHEN’s (African Heritage Educators Network) General Meeting. Please find the details below:
Monday December 4th
5:00-7:00 pm
Northern Secondary School (851 Mount Pleasant Road) in the Heritage Room (Room 114) on the first floor.
Parking is in the back and underground (under the football field). There is also street parking but read the street signs carefully to avoid getting ticketed.
Agenda:
·    AHEN Co-Chair election (2017-2019) The candidates are: Cecil Peter, Kurt Lewin, Marcia Thompson and Tina Opare. Each candidate will have an opportunity to address the membership at the December 4th meeting.
·    Open letter to TDSB re: Equity Task Force Report / update from TDSB Equity Program Advisory Committee (EPAC)
·    Black Student Awards – Establishing sub-committee and assigning action items
·        NABSE/ONABSE update
·     Downsview Secondary School Black Brilliance Conference – Please read this article: https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2016/11/24/black-students-join-forces-to-aim-high-follow-their-dreams.html
·        AHEN Membership drive
·        AHEN Committee sign up
·        Other Business
Light refreshments will be served. We are looking forward to seeing you.
Thanks,
Melissa Rabes
Co-Chair
AEBS 2017/2018 Year at a Glance
(*Dates may be subject to change)
Black Educator Holiday Social – Dec. 8th, 2017
AEBS 5th Annual Fundraiser January 20, 2018
African Heritage Fair February 1, 2018
Beyond The Month – Black History Workshop March 22, 2018
Annual AEBS Awards May 2018
AEBS Executive
Rose Gibbs
Camille Logan (Superintendent)
Shayna Macdonald (Chair)
Vivet Mendoza
Tisha Nelson
Darcie Sutherland (Chair)
Charlotte Reid
Elaine Rickets
Dr. Kim Tavares (Chair)
Pierrette Walker
Wendy Wright
 ONABSE Membership:
Please visit http://onabse.org/membership.html to fill out the membership form online for new memberships and renewals. You can also download the form below by clicking on it.
STAY CONNECTED
The Ontario Alliance of Black School Educators | Box 114, 123 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H3M9 Canada

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 4th Dec – 10th Dec )

In Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )Examine your life this week to see how its solid energy could work for you. You will be able to make your dreams real, your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. You can now attract all the wealth you need to get your projects going. You may be involved in getting and keeping money or some other commodity. You may be having problems with possessiveness or jealousy. This is the time where you take your skills at organizing your physical life and turn them towards organizing your spiritual life. Favourable Dates:  Nov 27 Favorable Colors: Green & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May )You are truly expanding the boundaries of your creativity, perception, and understanding, and moving into the unknown. The container of your lives needs to be bigger to accommodate this evolution and you cannot hold yourselves back with your fears. Take a hard look at the situations around you, it’s time for a reanalysis. You need to be wary of your lack of trust, there are people around you that you can depend on. Get ready to lead or take a position of power where you must be the driving force. Be careful to temper that power with logic and a cool head. Favourable Dates:  Nov 5 Favorable Colors: Red & Purple

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You are open to changes at the beginning of the week and you have released past resentments. You should take some time to get guidance from the people around you as you may be missing details or forgetting to read the fine print in new deals and opportunities heading your way. Make use of your skills using your resourcefulness to pull things together. This week will be giving you the opportunity to flourish in a team environment where you will learn a ton from the people around you. Be sure that all of your decisions are really well thought out both in the details and the big picture. Favourable Dates:  Nov 7 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Cancer( 21 June – 22 July ) – You may be feeling a little held back by old problems or redundant issues, now is the time to confront them and let them go. Pay particular attention to time management as that will be your biggest challenge throughout the week.  It is important to retain your own voice within your discussions but be sure not to get too opinionated and react hastily to things that are said. Take a moment to speak to your higher self before responding to any comments or criticisms. In love and relationships, this period brings with it a sense of harmony and can indicate a marriage or rekindling and reconnection between you and your spouse. Favourable Dates:  Nov 6  Favorable Colors: Green & White

Leo  ( 23 July – 22 Dec ) – This week bestows on you a sense of calm and asks you to be compassionate towards others around you, particularly in work situations. Soak in the good vibes to help prepare you for the packed week ahead. You may find yourself giving in to impulse at this time as new ideas flood your creative mind. You will find yourself focusing more on the physical world and trapped in materialism comparing your situation to others. A new beginning is yours you merely need to take the leap. This week would be chock full of life lessons, sit back in the quiet moments and reflect on the changes your experiences have created. Favourable Dates:  Nov 10 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Virgo( 23 Dec – 22 September ) – There would be overwhelming happiness as you gain your hearts desires and accomplish a few of the bigger goals within your plans. Now is the time to rely on your gut instinct rather than trying to use logic as you aren’t going to see the whole picture with your physical senses. If you are looking for a new job now is a great time to schedule interviews as you will be at your most charming and confident. This week will give you actionable energy, so now is the time to make moves and fast track your plans. If you are currently experiencing problems in love now is the moment to forgive, forget and start fresh. Balance is the name of the game. Favourable Dates:  Nov 4  Favorable Colors: Brown & White

Libra ( 23 September – 22 October )This week will keep you goal oriented and well motivated. Know that today’s initiatives will result in better than average yields down the road so let yourself feel encouraged. This week creates a favorable backdrop for career expansion, project development, the job hunt, job performance, training, good rapport with bosses and co-workers, support from those in positions of authority. The period is also supportive for seeking advice, apprenticeship or mentorship programs; creative development, new business development, personal, physical, and health improvement goals. You should find you have enough stamina to stay committed to a diet or exercise program. Favourable Dates:  Nov 5 Favorable Colors: Blue & Red

Scorpio ( 23 October – 21 Dec )You should feel revitalized, well plugged in, and ready for anything. This is a time to vacation, socialize, play and to indulge yourself more.  This period helps you to get back in touch with yourself in a way that you may have not explored for some time. It’s a timely regrouping or soul-searching cycle. Whether you choose to put the key in the ignition or circumstances play themselves out, it is a time when you can be easily transported onto a new life course. You have something of significance in a brew. It can heat things up in the romance department or it can be time to work on something undercover. Favourable Dates:  Nov 6 Favorable Colors: Yellow & White

Sagittarius( 22 Dec -21 December ) – This can be a time to jump on an opportunity, stake a claim, fight for your rights, renegotiate with the bank, the boss or the ex, to bid on a property or a job. Matters to do with home, real estate, and career may stretch you financially or emotionally. You can reclaim, rework, and upgrade something that wasn’t finished previously, even though it looked that way. You should find you get a better grip on your finances and potentials from here. As life unfolds, you’ll find you develop more resourcefulness, intuitive wisdom and financial astuteness. A key social, family or professional relationship can undergo a growth spurt now too. Favourable Dates:  Nov 8 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January )This week can bring you a level of comfort and security you haven’t known for a long time. It is an optimum week for re-prioritizing your personal life and your emotional wellbeing. It’s productive influence to work out the kinks, to get at the renovations, projects, or people you haven’t had time for yet, for making necessary adjustments, fine-tuning, or upgrades. It’s finally time to make the commitment to relationships and get a move on. This period puts joy, love, and happiness on full display. Whether through memories and dreams, or an actual re-meet, the past can resurface.  Favourable Dates:  Nov 10  Favorable Colors: Green & White

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) –  If you are on a hustle to secure more, to increase your financial security or cushion, or to get a new address, it’s an optimal week. You’ll have added support from the stars to fall back on. This will help you to accept, acclimatize, and integrate with greater ease, no matter what shifted course you find yourself on. Your instincts will help you to make especially quick assessments, so trust your feelings and let them guide you. You’ll find you can get to know new people or navigate your way around a new neighbourhood quite readily too. A new relationship can have that déjà vu feel. Favourable Dates:   Nov 9  Favorable Colors: Blue & White

Pisces ( 19 February – 20 March ) – Expect for life to move along fast. Watch for passion, creativity, and instincts kick into high gear. It may be a time of added recognition, reward, or a sudden release. One door closes, another immediately opens. Take note that impatience, intolerance, or impetuousness can get the better of you too. If you are single and unattached look around and you’ll see plenty of fresh opportunities. Something or someone unexpected can get the ball rolling a lot faster. if you are more spiritually inclined, you are likely to feel an even deeper yearning for that ultimate path of service or for a more encompassing relationship with the divine.  Favourable Dates:   Nov 8  Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

On a Personal Note Audio Story on CD Baby

In Writing (all kinds) on December 4, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Here is a story to buy about black hair:

Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge | On a Personal Note

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Church Sunday

In Writing (all kinds) on December 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Church Sunday. You can buy the audio file here:

Donna Kay Kakonge | Spiderwomon Audio Stories - The Matoke Collection

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Simply People Continued – A Celebration of Disabilities

In Writing (all kinds) on December 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Simply People Continued! More Stories!

World AIDS Day! AIDS Free Generations To Come

In Writing (all kinds) on December 1, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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Let us remember all of those who suffer and all of those who are survivors!

Simply People Continued – A Celebration of Disabilities

In Writing (all kinds) on November 30, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Simply People continued!

Simply People Festival – A Celebration of Disabilities

In Writing (all kinds) on November 29, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Simply People!

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My Story of Transportation – Audio

In Writing (all kinds) on November 28, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is audio from my book My Story of Transportation. You can purchase the audio story on CD Baby here:

Donna Kay Kakonge | My Story of Transportation

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Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Ma

In Writing (all kinds) on November 27, 2017 at 7:30 AM

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VoicePrint Nine – U.S. Update – June 12, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 27, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did for VoicePrint that also airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 27th NOV – 4th DEC )

In Writing (all kinds) on November 27, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )Examine your life this week to see how its solid energy could work for you. You will be able to make your dreams real, your ideas are ready to be turned into something tangible. Figure out what will work and make it a reality. You can now attract all the wealth you need to get your projects going. You may be involved in getting and keeping money or some other commodity. You may be having problems with possessiveness or jealousy. This is the time where you take your skills at organizing your physical life and turn them towards organizing your spiritual life. Favourable Dates: Nov 30 Favorable Colors: Green & White

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May )You are truly expanding the boundaries of your creativity, perception, and understanding, and moving into the unknown. The container of your lives needs to be bigger to accommodate this evolution and you cannot hold yourselves back with your fears. Take a hard look at the situations around you, it’s time for a reanalysis. You need to be wary of your lack of trust, there are people around you that you can depend on. Get ready to lead or take a position of power where you must be the driving force. Be careful to temper that power with logic and a cool head. Favourable Dates: Nov 29 Favorable Colors: Red & Purple

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – You are open to changes at the beginning of the week and you have released past resentments. You should take some time to get guidance from the people around you as you may be missing details or forgetting to read the fine print in new deals and opportunities heading your way. Make use of your skills using your resourcefulness to pull things together. This week will be giving you the opportunity to flourish in a team environment where you will learn a ton from the people around you. Be sure that all of your decisions are really well thought out both in the details and the big picture. Favourable Dates: Dec 3 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Cancer( 21 June – 22 July ) – You may be feeling a little held back by old problems or redundant issues, now is the time to confront them and let them go. Pay particular attention to time management as that will be your biggest challenge throughout the week.  It is important to retain your own voice within your discussions but be sure not to get too opinionated and react hastily to things that are said. Take a moment to speak to your higher self before responding to any comments or criticisms. In love and relationships, this period brings with it a sense of harmony and can indicate a marriage or rekindling and reconnection between you and your spouse. Favourable Dates: Dec 2  Favorable Colors: Green & White

Leo  ( 23 July – 22 Dec ) – This week bestows on you a sense of calm and asks you to be compassionate towards others around you, particularly in work situations. Soak in the good vibes to help prepare you for the packed week ahead. You may find yourself giving in to impulse at this time as new ideas flood your creative mind. You will find yourself focusing more on the physical world and trapped in materialism comparing your situation to others. A new beginning is yours you merely need to take the leap. This week would be chock full of life lessons, sit back in the quiet moments and reflect on the changes your experiences have created. Favourable Dates: Dec 3  Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Virgo( 23 Dec – 22 September ) – There would be overwhelming happiness as you gain your hearts desires and accomplish a few of the bigger goals within your plans. Now is the time to rely on your gut instinct rather than trying to use logic as you aren’t going to see the whole picture with your physical senses. If you are looking for a new job now is a great time to schedule interviews as you will be at your most charming and confident. This week will give you actionable energy, so now is the time to make moves and fast track your plans. If you are currently experiencing problems in love now is the moment to forgive, forget and start fresh. Balance is the name of the game. Favourable Dates: Nov 27  Favorable Colors: Brown & White

Libra ( 23 September – 22 October )This week will keep you goal oriented and well motivated. Know that today’s initiatives will result in better than average yields down the road so let yourself feel encouraged. This week creates a favorable backdrop for career expansion, project development, the job hunt, job performance, training, good rapport with bosses and co-workers, support from those in positions of authority. The period is also supportive for seeking advice, apprenticeship or mentorship programs; creative development, new business development, personal, physical, and health improvement goals. You should find you have enough stamina to stay committed to a diet or exercise program. Favourable Dates: Nov 28 Favorable Colors: Blue & Red

Scorpio ( 23 October – 21 Dec )You should feel revitalized, well plugged in, and ready for anything. This is a time to vacation, socialize, play and to indulge yourself more.  This period helps you to get back in touch with yourself in a way that you may have not explored for some time. It’s a timely regrouping or soul-searching cycle. Whether you choose to put the key in the ignition or circumstances play themselves out, it is a time when you can be easily transported onto a new life course. You have something of significance on the brew. It can heat things up in the romance department or it can be time to work on something undercover. Favourable Dates: Dec 1  Favorable Colors: Yellow & White

Sagittarius( 22 Dec -21 December ) – This can be a time to jump on an opportunity, stake a claim, fight for your rights, renegotiate with the bank, the boss or the ex, to bid on the property or a job. Matters to do with home, real estate, and career may stretch you financially or emotionally. You can reclaim, rework, and upgrade something that wasn’t finished previously, even though it looked that way. You should find you get a better grip on your finances and potentials from here. As life unfolds, you’ll find you develop more resourcefulness, intuitive wisdom and financial astuteness. A key social, family or professional relationship can undergo a growth spurt now too. Favourable Dates: Dec 2 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January )This week can bring you a level of comfort and security you haven’t known for a long time. It is an optimum week for re-prioritizing your personal life and your emotional wellbeing. It’s productive influence to work out the kinks, to get at the renovations, projects, or people you haven’t had time for yet, for making necessary adjustments, fine-tuning, or upgrades. It’s finally time to make the commitment to relationships and get a move on. This period puts joy, love, and happiness on full display. Whether through memories and dreams, or an actual re-meet, the past can resurface.  Favourable Dates: Nov 30 Favorable Colors: Green & White

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) –  If you are on a hustle to secure more, to increase your financial security or cushion, or to get a new address, it’s an optimal week. You’ll have added support from the stars to fall back on. This will help you to accept, acclimatize, and integrate with greater ease, no matter what shifted course you find yourself on. Your instincts will help you to make especially quick assessments, so trust your feelings and let them guide you. You’ll find you can get to know new people or navigate your way around a new neighbourhood quite readily too. A new relationship can have that déjà vu feel. Favourable Dates: Nov 27   Favorable Colors: Blue & White

Pisces ( 19 February – 20 March ) – Expect for life to move along fast. Watch for passion, creativity, and instincts kick into high gear. It may be a time of added recognition, reward, or a sudden release. One door closes, another immediately opens. Take note that impatience, intolerance, or impetuousness can get the better of you too, especially so around Feb 21. If you are single and unattached look around and you’ll see plenty of fresh opportunities. Something or someone unexpected can get the ball rolling a lot faster. if you are more spiritually inclined, you are likely to feel an even deeper yearning for that ultimate path of service or for a more encompassing relationship with the divine.  Favourable Dates: Dec 1  Favorable Colors: Yellow & Red

VoicePrint Eight – The Advice Show – June 3, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 26, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did for VoicePrint that also airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

VoicePrint Seven – In Depth – June 17, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 25, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did for VoicePrint that also airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

Donna Kakonge’s Books | Audio – Her Work For Sale

In Writing (all kinds) on November 24, 2017 at 11:03 AM

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VoicePrint Six – Health Report – June 24, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did for VoicePrint that also aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

VoicePrint Five – Behind the Wheel – May 28, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 24, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work with VoicePrint that also airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

 

Newsletter: Feminist Events coming up!

In Writing (all kinds) on November 23, 2017 at 6:08 PM

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Feminist Salon on the rise of UltraRight movements and white supremacy with Professors Abigail Bakhan, Shahrzad Mojab and Beverly Bain

November 24th, 3pm-5pm

OISE-Room 2-227

Join “LHA1181: Embodied Learning & Qigong” for their annual Art as Public Pedagogy Exhibition. Enjoy a series of art installations revolving around a variety of themes! This event will be taking place at OISE – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Rm. 2211) from 6-8pm on November 27th. 

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/852169724955328/ 

 
Potluck style snacks will be provided by students in LHA1181. In efforts to be more environmentally friendly, LHA1181 asks that you bring your own plate/container & utensils for the Potluck!
This is a queer and Trans* positive space. This space is also wheelchair accessible.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/128997754444166/

Lots to Read and Buy on Donna Magazine

In Writing (all kinds) on November 23, 2017 at 2:05 PM

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VoicePrint Four – Behind the Wheel – August 15, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 23, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did with VoicePrint that also airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

Shea Butter Market Holiday Shopping!

In Writing (all kinds) on November 22, 2017 at 10:26 PM
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The Tapko Women’s Shea Butter is grown and produced in an area where there are no chemicals or additives.

 

Over the last few years, we have also partnered with Baraka Supplies, where shea butter is hand-made by women and families from Kperisi village in Northern Ghana using age-old traditional methods. No chemicals, no harsh industrial processes, just the same traditional methods as they have used for millennia.

 

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VoicePrint Three – Behind the Wheel – August 8, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 22, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did with VoicePrint that also airs on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

VoicePrint Two – Behind the Wheel – August 1, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 21, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did with VoicePrint which also aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

MANISH’S ZODIAC SIGNS PREDICTIONS ( 20th NOV – 26th NOV )

In Writing (all kinds) on November 20, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – You are in control of your own vision. Find that light inside yourself and share it. Hard work will bring you material gain if it’s partnered with self-mastery in the arenas of personal stability, reliability and reasonable attitudes and expectations. Be an idealist but be a practical one. Your romantic life should perk up this week, If you are single, those of you are likely to meet someone, and if married, you have more time to step off the treadmill of life to enjoy one another. Favourable Dates: Nov 25  Favorable Colors: Brown & White

Taurus (20 April – 20 May) – You are feeling the beauty of emotional enrichment and a kind of peace that comes with an elevated sense of acceptance. Your efforts and process of maturing have won this spiritual gift for you, fair and square. Money or love will bring intense encounters this week. A dream or scheme you’ve been chasing will come together. A new opportunity will surprise you.  Put aside the lesser for the greater and be prepared to wait. Romance will bring potent exchanges midweek There’s excitement at the end. Favorable Dates : Nov 20 Favorable Colors : Blue & White

Gemini (21 May – 20 June) – New activities or interests will bring benefit, or open horizons. You’ll feel the urge to learn or to teach. There’s excitement or change in the air. You’ll embrace beliefs or expand your links with foreign parts. Delay or obstruction will end, allowing you to move ahead. Action will lead to a wider horizon. Energetic or feisty folk from exotic parts will feature. You’ll fight for what you believe in. Communications, self-expression or supple activity will feature. Mid week, you’ll work on special projects or activities with those close. Shared creative efforts or ventures will feature. Favorable Dates :  Nov 23  Favorable Colors : Grey & Purple

Cancer (21 June – 22 July) – You are in total control of your destiny. Troubles will come to their conclusions this week. Whatever you choose to do, you will be the winner. Hard work and perseverance got you where you are today, so pat yourself on the back. You’ll be extrovert or expressive. Meetings or presentations fill the picture. You may practice new skills. Events that are pulling your focus lead to greater contentment and growth. However, something that does no longer serve you needs to be eliminated. You’ll be excitable as the week ends.  Favorable Dates :  Nov  24  Favorable Colors : White & Blue

Leo ( 23 July – 22 August )  – You may have a lucky break but you’ll need to stretch your commitments or obligations to take advantage. Be ready to deal with authority or navigate through delays.  You’ll be in the middle of an expanding circle. It’s a great time to improve your image, make presentations and attend gatherings or parties. Spend time with your loved one, or cultivate a new connection. Unusual people or situations feature, as you adopt new interests or activities. Work or health matters will also take attention. Favorable Dates :  Nov 25  Favorable Colors : Red & Black

Virgo (23 August – 22 September)  – This week will offer advancement in wisdom or self-knowledge. Communications will be testy, but doors will open to a hidden world as you seek new beliefs or learning. Travel, communications and dealing with siblings or neighbours will be in the frame. You’ll be busy and involved in business. Negotiations and contracts with associates will feature. Expect some delays dealing with the public or with co-workers. The week will finish on a high, as finances fluctuate or bring change. If you’re in a romance, do it with flair.  Favorable Dates :  Nov 26  Favorable Colors : Red & Yellow

Libra (23 September – 22 October – You’re moving into a new framework for your thinking. New ideas or information will help set your schemes in motion. It’s a good week for creative inspiration.  Artistic people may feature and come in contact with you. Mid week will amp up the movement, the interactions or the exchanges. There’ll be discussion, business dealings or relations with the public. People may seek you out for contact. Erotic life may take a lift. Surprise or excitement will end the week with firework Favorable Dates :   Nov 20  Favorable Colors : Red & Yellow

Scorpio (23 October – 21 November) – You would be focusing on dealings with the public or the mixing of business and pleasure. Social life will link with work. You will make new contacts or take up new activities. Unusual people or ideas will cast an influence.  Eccentric or artistic folk feature. You may be drawn romantically. There will be a magnetic or intense attraction. The social quotient remains high and exciting However, don’t let lifestyle or romantic aspirations exceed the budget, or upset the applecart.. Deals or contracts are favoured, though you’ll have to wait for the rewards. Favorable Dates :  Nov  25  Favorable Colors : White & Blue

Sagittarius (22 November -21 December ) – You may find yourself treading a new path. Expect surprises. Your loved one will be excited by changing circumstances. Partners or close associates will feature in communications. It’s time to listen or take advice. Accept a new deal. Adapt your thinking to new challenges. If you’ve had delay or obstacles with a special project, the way ahead will begin to clear. You will take up a banner once again, overcoming whatever has stood in your way. Your efforts will be favoured. There will be unexpected encounters or responses in social or romantic life. Favorable Dates :  Nov 22  Favorable Colors : White & Blue

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January) – There’ll be a focus on speculative ventures, creative projects, children or partners. Unusual experiences or people feature as the week starts. You’ll launch into a new activity or interest. A touch of romance or good feeling will come but the world outside will be testing or argumentative.  Money may be a strong concern but some of you will enter the corridors of passion. Relations with co-workers may be tricky. There’s a web of intrigue around you. Take charge if you want to reach for the stars. Favorable Dates :  Nov 25  Favorable Colors : Yellow & Purple

Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)You may put energy into an earning situation after a long delay getting moving. You may initiate a new work project. Make a new start with inner or creative life that will manifest professionally. There will be a realization or development to mark your progress on a journey or to bring a shift in consciousness. Aggressively pursue the increase of your income. Things would be busy  with meetings, discussion, contracts or negotiations. Intense or passionate interactions with persons of opposite sex will follow. Situations or people will move you, or grip you. Favorable Dates :   Nov 21  Favorable Colors : Blue & White

Pisces (19 February – 20 March) – You will discover a philosophy or decide to learn something new. Your beliefs are powerful indicators of your actions.  This period it’s literally going to infuse your higher mind with positive, harmonious thinking. You will show true power behind your ideals and your mind will have a visionary capacity. This week will be pivotal in terms of a business or personal relationship. Expect this relationship to end or the level of commitment to deepen as a result of the planetary influences working. It’s a great time to practice self care and be more compassionate to the needs of others. Favorable Dates :   Nov 23  Favorable Colors : Grey & Brown

VoicePrint One – Arts and Entertainment – July 2, 2009

In Writing (all kinds) on November 20, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a sample of volunteer work that I did with VoicePrint which also aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:

Old Protest on Bloor Street

In Writing (all kinds) on November 19, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Here are scenes from a protest that happened on Bloor Street in Toronto many years ago:

Children’s Radio Right Here on Donna Magazine – The Sandbox Children’s Radio Station for Kids

In Writing (all kinds) on November 18, 2017 at 5:27 AM

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The Sandbox Children’s Radio Station coming right at you from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will bring you bi-weekly radio stories for children starting Saturday, January 6, 2018, and then every other Saturday after that. The show will always broadcast at 3:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time approximately.

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