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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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In Writing (all kinds) on November 28, 2017 at 8:14 AM

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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

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:


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


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. 

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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.

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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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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:


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.

Online Tutoring Available in All Subjects

In Writing (all kinds) on November 18, 2017 at 5:01 AM

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CUTV, Concordia University Television and Political Discussions

In Video Work on November 18, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a video of CUTV and Concordia University political discussions while I was doing my master’s degree at the school.

David Chariandy wins 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize – Courtesy of the CBC

In Writing (all kinds) on November 17, 2017 at 7:40 PM

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Congratulations David!

CKUT is hiring a Music Coordinator! – in Montréal

In Writing (all kinds) on November 17, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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The Music Coordinator is a full-time, permanent position with a salary of $28,600 and four weeks of vacation per year. The ideal candidate will be comfortable wearing many hats: from developing relationships with local music communities to sharing in the station’s management, the Music Coordinator must be a dynamic self-starter with keen attention to detail. The Music Department aims to foster creativity and highlight the most innovative sounds from Montreal and beyond, so a forward-thinking mentality and sense of openness are key to excelling in this position. Working alongside the Music Librarian, the Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the department’s volunteer members, facilitating innovative and high-quality music programming, and partaking in shared collective management duties.






Join the CKUT Board of Directors!

We are currently looking for new members to join our Board of Directors!

The Board of Directors follows the directives of the membership, reads the fine print, approves the annual budget, engages in community outreach, and keeps CKUT’s eye on the bigger picture.

The application process to join our Board of Directors is now open.
To apply for a Board of Directors position, please send in your CV and Radio CKUT Board of Directors Nomination Form (see below) to by November 21st at 6pm. 

For more information about the CKUT Board of Directors and nomination process, head here:


We are holding office hours for members who are interested in submitting a motion, and for folks who want to get a better sense of joining the Board of Directors:

Friday November 10th 12pm-6pm
Tuesday November 14th 4-7pm
Friday November 17th 12pm-6pm

Drop by during any of those times on the 2nd floor of CKUT (3647 University)! If they don’t work for you and you’d still like meet, email

CKUT Annual General Meeting

 Attend CKUT’s Annual General Meeting!

We will convene to make any decisions relating to by-law changes and member motions, elect steering, board, and programming committee members, and learn about fun that has taken place in during the past year at CKUT!

If you are a volunteer interested in participating in the collective management of the station (joining the board, steering, or procom), email! The board takes care of the long term visioning and structural/financial decisions, steering takes care of the day-to day decision-making, and procom takes care of all programming-related decisions at the station.

CKUT members can bring motions to our AGM! Motions must be submitted to at least 10 days in advance of the AGM, by November 19th, 2017. Here’s a power point with all the information you need to draft a member motion!


Food and childcare will be available on site. The venue is wheelchair accessible. There are gender-neutral washrooms on the fourth floor of SSMU.

More information here.

VENUS RADIO 20th Birthday Party

VENUS turns 20!

Come celebrate VENUS RADIO’S 20th birthday with us at NDQ Nov. 18th at 8pm! Fun times including:

🌸 mixing by Venus Radio angel babes!
🌸 music trivia!
🌸 vegan cake!
🌸 a piñata!
🌸 cool prizes!
🌸 room full of friendly cuties!

ATTN: racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist behaviour/sentiment will not be tolerated at this event.

Venus Radio works to highlight racialized, feminist, queer, women, trans, and gender non-conforming perspectives through music. We want to combat and address white supremacist, capitalist, heteronormative patriarchy as it impacts the music industry, both mainstream and beyond. This year marks 20 years of Venus Radio on air, so join us for fun and celebration and music ♥

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Watch Out Who You Buy From on Amazon – Photo Courtesy of Google Images

In Writing (all kinds) on November 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM

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So, I have something to celebrate in 2018. I was thinking, I should get myself something nice as a present, also for Christmas. I think to myself, what would be inexpensive and also something that I could use. Ahh…yes, incense sticks…think wrong!

I go to Amazon. The problem is not with Amazon, but with this particular new seller on Amazon called Amolénte. This was last night that I put in the order and when I woke up, I realized, what am I doing spending more than $100.00 CAD on incense sticks? I canceled the order. Amazon sends me a notice that my order has been canceled, and my credit card was not charged. I do not have a credit card and the money was taken out of my account.

I contacted the seller too and he said it would take a few days to get my money back. I contacted Amazon again and they gave me a link to how to deal with it. I left the seller Amolélente a bad review. I rarely do this on Amazon, probably only my second time doing so.

Then the seller, Amolénte emails me with this blatant lie that I can’t get my money back until I remove my negative review! Lie! I tell the guy that if I do not get my money back tonight (last night), I will blast him right here on Donna Magazine.

So, please excuse my rant, but be careful who you buy from on Amazon. This is the moral of this ranting tale.

Somali Students Documentary

In Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 17, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a documentary on Somali students that I did with Jesmond Parke in my last year of undergrad. It received a mention from TVO, TV Ontario.

Murmur Project with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

In Radio Podcasts on November 16, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Murmur Project with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Black Female Taxi Driver at Dufferin Mall

In Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 15, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a video of a black female taxi driver at Dufferin Mall.

ONABSE Newsletter | NABSE Conference Update & more

In Writing (all kinds) on November 14, 2017 at 11:22 PM
November 14th, 2017
Community News & updates
Planning for the 2018 ONABSE Provincial Conference in underway. ONABSE is seeking assistance with the conference and volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please email
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 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 (
Governance: Dr. Marlyn Morris (
Instructional Strategies and Support: Alison Robinson (
Parents: Robert Small (
Program Development and Research: Sabrina Razack (
Retired Educators: Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair-Artwell (
Students: Dr. Leroy Clarke (
Contact information:
Phone: 416-441-0792
Join us for the 45th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) and be one of over 2,500 attendees from across the country participating in workshops, visiting over 200 exhibits and networking with other members and friends of the nation’s premier association of African American educators.
The ONABSE Board has approved five 2017 NABSE Conference registration sponsorships for ONABSE members in good standing who are paying their own way to the Conference. If you would like to apply to receive a sponsorship, please email
ONABSE & NSABSE will be hosting our annual International Reception during the conference. To receive details and an invitation to the reception, please email
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: NABSE members, supporters, superintendents, principals, school board members, education human resource professionals, deans, professors, education department heads, administrative/educational support staff, teachers, parents, curriculum specialists, students, clergy, employers, job seekers, and any individual or organization concerned about the education of our nation’s children.
Washington, D.C. – The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) is kicking off a Capital Campaign to retire its mortgage and to renovate its existing building at 310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. The $1.5 million effort will seek contributions from non-profit foundations, businesses and corporations, affiliates, past presidents and life members.
With the facility paid off NABSE can better offer viable, robust programming, and greater opportunities to serve the educational needs of African American students, teachers and parents. The historical culture of the organization’s volunteerism, care, giving, and doing can be traced to a deep sense of advocacy for social justice in Black communities.
“The Capital Campaign will allow us to foster and expand the spirit of our work by assuring that we maintain a National headquarters where we can continue to create, advocate, and educate. Retiring our mortgage will allow us to concentrate on serious programmatic efforts to shape the educational policy for children of color in the United States to succeed.” said President Marietta English.
The National Alliance of Black School Educators is the nation’s premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children- particularly children of African descent. NABSE boasts an outreach to more than 10,000 preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members. Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African-American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement. Visit for more details.
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Early Journalism Days Demo Tape

In Video Work on November 14, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a demo tape from my early journalism days.

Carleton University Fashion Show 1992

In Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 13, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a video of when I was in undergrad doing a fashion show.


In Writing (all kinds) on November 13, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April )You will be quite intent on making a name for yourself within a group situation. You’ll do a fine job of it, and you’ll be remembered for some time to come for your efforts. The week is a great time for education, and for using your communication skills to get ahead. You’ll be focused on joint financial situations and intimate relationships, all of which will work out quite well in this week. Romantically anything can happen if you are looking for soul-mate. You might even run into an old flame. Favorable Date: Nov 16 Favorable Colors: Yellow & Blue

Taurus ( 20 April – 20 May )- This period heralds new colleagues, teammates, and customers. Your eagerness to please will be mirrored by their enthusiasm for your profession so you can expect smooth sailing during this week.  Your home life should be especially well integrated with your professional life. You’ll be able to resume your favourite activities – leisure, pleasure, and fun. The week will be a good time for you to fall back on your natural diplomacy to bring about peaceful agreements and come out on top. You may also make a decision relative to a relationship, but it will be hard to keep your relationships consistent this week. Favorable Date: Nov 14  Favorable Colors: Red & Blue

Gemini ( 21 May – 20 June ) – This is your time to make yourself known at work and in the world, but make sure you take care of home and partner/mate responsibilities first, or they will hold you back. This week is wonderful for your creativity, and you find yourself doing a lot of behind the scenes work. Money tends to fluctuate, so follow a budget. Along with a financial side of things, some of you may become increasingly interested in the study of occult matters, psychology or the greater mysteries of life and death. Issues around personal intimacy may be something you will have to deal with or consider. Favorable Date: Nov 17 Favorable Colors: Green & Yellow

Cancer ( 21 June – 22 July ) – You shall have a very active life with home, family, and career all demanding your time and attention. Put your energy into your favourite pastime, because you will certainly have lots of energy. You may be very involved with communications at work. Altruistic ideas can work for you this week. Keep your plans to yourself until you are ready to launch them. You’re definitely making a name for yourself, probably far beyond the walls of the workplace. You may be at odds with someone important to you or find that an important connection is disrupted or changed unexpectedly.  Favorable Date: Nov 13 Favorable Colors: Green & Red

Leo  ( 23 July – 22 August ) – There will be potent connections and severance. Important communications will change the context or the content of your thinking. You may have dealings with powerful or influential people. This will also be the arena for a new romantic involvement. There may be a separation or an end with a cycle of family involvement. Such an ending will bring a new beginning for this is a transformational cycle that you are involved in. You may still be searching rather than secure as the week gets underway. Develop friendships or associations that help to carry through your plans Favorable Date: Nov 16 Favorable Colors: White & Red

Virgo ( 23 August – 22 September ) – This week encourages study, overseas travel and a broader more philosophical view, urging you toward new horizons, literal and metaphorical. Some will cross the frontiers of the mind by study, expanding knowledge and skills. This may be to prepare for a career change or simply out of general interest. In matters romantic, it will give things an erotic flavour. For those in a partnership, you may feel charged, wanting to explore a different side of yourself and your relationship with passionate intensity. Encourage your lover to unleash the ‘beast’ in you. Favorable Date: Nov 15  Favorable Colors: Green & Red

Libra ( 23 September – 22 October ) – Money matters are a prime concern for you this week. There can be a great benefit in new financial opportunities that come your way. This is a good time for lots of travel and also for putting time into either working at home or home projects. You are focused on a relationship and a soul mate or dream. You can make it happen if you think it through. Things can move very smoothly around you if you follow your intuition. Friendships are changing and new friends can bring new opportunities for travel and social experiences. Favorable Date: Nov 19 Favorable Colors: White & Yellow

Scorpio ( 23 October – 21 November ) – You will have increased workload or a new line of work. This may see you operating in a more solitary capacity than usual. Some of you may undertake a new creative project while others will go into business. Either way, time and effort in quantity will be required for what you’re doing. It will be important to balance the demands of work with changed healthcare requirements. This week brings new suitors for singles and a possible change in status for those already attached. It is an excellent time for communicating your dreamy feelings and abundance of sentiment. Favorable Date: Nov 15  Favorable Colors: White & Green

Sagittarius ( 22 November -21 December ) – There may be developing associations or companionship with people of status, those of other cultures and those of academic standing. There can be a better ‘all-around’ sense of the world you live in as a result of this transit. This week creates an intense desire to understand things at a deeper level. You may travel to find powerful or life-changing experiences. You may need to review your status or make important career decisions. Contemplation and frank discussion are the ways forward. Favorable Date: Nov 13 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Capricorn ( 22 December – 19 January ) – This period marks a turning point for you to embrace your creative or spiritual gifts by learning new skills and practices that put such gifts to work. You shall gain ground this week in your career. Work will be intense, but take care of yourself physically, because the taxing pace you set can make you sick. Home will be a great place to escape to. This is a good time to communicate your goals and aspirations as well. Don’t let finances slide. There may be verbal confrontations and power plays to contend with. Favorable Date: Nov 16  Favorable Colors: Blue & Yellow

Aquarius ( 20 January – 18 February ) – This is a wonderful period to learn something new. You should keep an eye on your pocketbook though, because expenses at home may be more than you expect. A loan or help from an outside source is a possibility. Later in the week, you shall find yourself coping with family issues and feeling very tied down. It is a good time to cement a partnership or friendship. Your relationship with a partner is likely to be stable, but maybe a drag, so plan some upscale entertainment. Favorable Date: Nov 15 Favorable Colors: Red & Yellow

Pisces ( 19 February – 20 March ) – This could be a tricky period with regard to communications and business dealings as well as travel and mobility. Transport or vehicles could be problematic. You may have contact with difficult or hostile people, especially males. Negotiate such situations carefully or avoid them altogether if you can. The roots of any clashes will be of conflicting value systems or simply an obstructive nature. For some, work routines will need to be structured while for others there will be a higher organizational content in what you do. Take charge of what goes on. Favorable Date: Nov 18  Favorable Colors: Purple & Yellow

Bob Phillips: Canadian

In Video Work on November 12, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is a video of Bob Phillips. A Canadian.

Remembrance Day

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

An important time of the year.

Gemini Nominated in 1995 Binary Groove

In Video Work on November 10, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This show was a pilot computer show in 1995 nominated for a Gemini Award at that time.

Pictures from Lucerne, Switzerland from Michael Gold

In Writing (all kinds) on November 9, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Cutco Cutlery & Knives are the Best! – Not a Paid Advertisement

In Writing (all kinds) on November 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM

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When I was about 17 years old, this young Chinese man and I sold Cutco cutlery and knives together. The Chinese man was a way better salesperson than I was an old sold me by far, however, I did get a few sales. This was decades ago and I bought Cutco’s sandwich knife, pear knife, big butcher knife, and scissors. The knives are so sharp that they scare me and I hide them. I rarely use them actually. This is probably another reason why after all of these years I have not needed to sharpen those knives even once (bought them in 1989), and they still cut perfectly! Mine have dark brown handles and the handles still look great too!

If you are an older person that knows that your dexterity is not as it used to be when you were younger, I would recommend only using the Cutco scissors in the kitchen. I use the Cutco scissors instead of the knives. This does help. Particularly, if you have diabetes, I do not, however, for those people who do, it is important that you avoid any cuts and/or bruises.

Cutco is a superb product! No wonder it scores 4.6 on Google reviews and this company did not appear yesterday!

The marketing for Cutco is done through Vector Marketing.

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In Writing (all kinds) on November 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Dr. Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge, BJ, MA, TESOL, LLB, EdD is offering online tutoring courses at group rates and individual rates. The contact information to find out more is below. Here is my résumé to find out how I can help you. The sample of courses below is just an example. I am capable of teaching more. The courses are affordable. I also communicate completely, both written and spoken in American English. Let’s have fun and learn with Lifelong Learning. The online portal where the courses would take place includes below. Here is my résumé to teach you – this is what I can offer with my own business efforts based on my most updated résumé as of today:

Donna Kay Kakonge Resume – November 2017 – CV – updated – 7

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