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A Good Home

In Creative Writing, Culture, Entertainment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 26, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Rachel Muenz Writes About Finding a Good Home - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Finding a Good Home - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

By Rachel Muenz

I don’t like cleaning because it’s not something where you use your head and when I don’t use my head, it wanders into things I’d rather forget. But I don’t like living in filth either. I’ve had enough dirt in my life as it is. So that’s why I’ve got my fingers down the bathtub drain and the smell of Vim burning the inside of my nose. I find the piece of hair and pull. It keeps coming and coming, a whole ponytail slimy with old shampoo.

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What Happened to the Afro?

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Video Work on June 19, 2017 at 3:00 AM

My hair obsession that has turned into a hair acceptance also turned into a book called What Happened to the Afro? Here is some video taken in Uganda in 1996 or 1997 of a braiding session going on in Kampala. You can buy the book at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.:

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Two New Books Published

In book reviews, Business, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Religion, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on June 11, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Donna Kakonge Has Two New Books Published - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Donna Kakonge Has Two New Books Published - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

The first book is My Mind Book which features an example of creating a book that will be inspiring and bring the things you want into your life. It is based on the law of attraction, as well as inspired by Mind Movies that were sent to me.

The second book is called Stories in Red and Yellow: Digging Up Work Done in Yesteryear. This is a literary collection of non-fiction and fiction work.

Both can be bought, as well as other books at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Example of a Demotape

In Beauty, book reviews, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Events, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM

This is an old demotape that I used to use after I graduated from Carleton University. My book Radio and Television Announcing covers more information about broadcast work. Journalism Stories Collection will introduce you to more published work. You can buy it at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

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PAINT FOR A CAUSE

In Beauty, Contact Information, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Sico is Beautiful Paint for a Cause - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman

Sico is Beautiful Paint for a Cause - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico to Donate a Portion of Ceiling

Paint Sales to Breast Cancer Research

Longueuil, Quebec – August 31, 2009 – Think pink. That’s the message Sico is sending to Canadians this fall with the announcement that it will donate a portion of sales of its disappearing-pink Flat for Ceilings paint to support lifesaving breast cancer research.

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PAINT FOR A CAUSE

In Beauty, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Sico Flat for Ceilings - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico Flat for Ceilings – Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

by Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico to Donate a Portion of Ceiling Paint Sales to Breast Cancer Research

Longueuil, Quebec – July 20, 2009 – Think pink. That’s the message Sico is sending to Canadians this fall with the announcement that it will donate a portion of sales of its disappearing-pink Flat for Ceilings paint to support lifesaving breast cancer research.

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It’s A Great Deal

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 8, 2016 at 3:00 AM
This is the Cover Art for the Book The Write Heart - Photo From Dreamstime.com

This is the Cover Art for the Book The Write Heart - Photo From Dreamstime.com

Can you imagine that I am offering free life coaching on any of your life’s challenges for the low, low cost of one book sale from you? Yes – this is not a gimmick – it is true.

We can do the life coaching through email if you are long distance, or we could do it over the phone if you are local. We can also use such services as MSN and Yahoo Messenger if you prefer a more instant approach to the life coaching. I look forward to hearing from you. Make your dreams come true!

Chaos

In Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on October 18, 2016 at 3:00 AM
Nick Goodwin Has a Makeshift Curtain - Photo Courtesy of MorgueFile.com

Nick Goodwin Has a Makeshift Curtain - Photo Courtesy of MorgueFile.com

By Nick Goodwin

I’m sitting in my house listening to music and lightning. I’m listening to old school hip hop. I really like the “old school” stuff. I can hear it raining a bit in between songs and the lightning is chiming in
whenever it feels like it.

Last night it was extremely hot in the house. It probably did not help that I boiled a pot of water. It was so hot that I got up from my bed in a sweaty haze to try and pry open my uncooperative window. In the heat of the moment I managed to accidentally rip down my makeshift curtain. The window then began giving me trouble. I woke up this morning to a scene of clothes thrown, furniture moved, and a surprising decrease in temperature! I made a huge mess trying to get my window to cooperate. I ended up saying forget it and sleeping through the heat.

I’m starting to develop some personal goals for the future. My nature is ambitious, however, I am really not a goals-oriented individual. I know what I want and I go for it; not always with a plan.

My mother always criticized me for behaving this way. I often find it easier to write the blueprint as you go rather than before you engage in an experience that will have unpredictable occurrences.

I suppose my theory is more relative to short-term planning. I’m starting to think a little more long-term in my potential goals. If I develop some personal long-term goals that will add to my motivation to be a successful freelance artist as well as provide me with some focus.

Wash and Wear for Walls

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on September 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM
What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Introduces New Generation of “Smart” Paints
to Help Make Paint Jobs Foolproof, Longer Lasting

Toronto, Ontario – June 10, 2009 – In today’s time-crunched world, everyone is looking for solutions to make life easier. Now, with the launch of CIL’s new generation of wash-and-wear coatings, Canadians can add paint to their list of items that help save time without compromising on quality.

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Less is More When Staining Exterior Wood, Says CIL Paints

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

CIL introduces new line of environmentally-friendly exterior wood stains designed to make staining process simpler, longer-lasting

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

Toronto, Ontario – May 12, 2009 – With the warmer weather here, now is the time to preserve your homes’ exterior wood surfaces, from decks and porches to fences, siding and outdoor furniture. But before you lift a brush, remember that less is more when it comes to staining exterior wood, says leading paint brand CIL Paints.

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CIL Introduces New Environmentally-Friendly Exterior Wood Stains

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

Line includes good-better-best selections for all performance requirements

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2009 – As Canadians increasingly look for green lifestyles by extending their living spaces outside, CIL Paints is helping to make outdoor living even greener with the launch this month of a new line of exterior wood stains that are better for the environment.

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Brush Away Hassle of Painting Outdoor Metal

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on July 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Metalblaster Can Help You

Metalblaster Can Help You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Surfaces with First-of-its-Kind Paint Gun

Unique gun paints railings, fences, garden furniture and other metal objects four times faster than a brush, coating both sides of a surface at once.

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Laying Down Your Own Path

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on July 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Picture Courtesy of Tarkett

Picture Courtesy of Tarkett

Getting your floors just right in your new home can be a difficult task and a costly one too.

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

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

He’s young, hip, running a raw food and vegetarian restaurant downtown and owns a couple of properties for rental. His name is Chris Italiano and where he calls home is a two-storey loft at 1029 King Street West.

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Home staging

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

You have been looking around for that perfect dream home or condominium and you are constantly astounded by the beauty or the décor and how clean the environment is. It helps you to picture yourself living there. Who helps to design this space you are dreaming of living in?

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

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM


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Here is a treat for you instead of a trick for Halloween. Zeny Maninang is a sales representative since 1985 with HomeLife, Bayview Realty. She has learned a lot about developing your luck through your home. Paul Ng, philosopher and geomancer who also specializes in feng shui, was able to bring good luck to her home that helped her business and personal lives.

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Sico Introduces New Top-Performing Exterior Paint, Designed to Boost Home’s Curb Appeal, Protect its Exterior

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

by Gail Bergman or Indira Tarachandra

Longueuil, Québec – March 30, 2009 – With Canada’s harsh winters taking a toll on homes across the country, leading paint brand Sico has launched a high-quality, top-performing exterior paint designed to beautify the outside of the home and protect it from the elements.

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Organizing 101

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Whether you are looking for your dream home or looking to organize your existing one – Nada Thomson, former founder and chief consultant of Artful Organizers has some tips for you. She starts off with people who are looking for their dream home.

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Adjusting to a new place

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Your months, or even years of searching for your dream home is over and now what? You have to adjust to this new place and make it your home.

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Liven up Kitchen, Bathrooms with a Splash of Colour

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico introduces high-end, trendy kitchen and bathroom paint

Longueuil, Québec – March 30, 2009 – The economic outlook may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean your home has to be.  In fact, studies show that surrounding yourself with brighter colours serves to lift spirits, and what better place to start introducing colour to your home than on the walls of the most widely-used rooms – the kitchen and bathroom.

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

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 28, 2016 at 3:00 AM

It’s a life journey renovating a house. Anke and Kirk Simpson saw their Edwardian house in Riverdale only twice before everything was finalized with the sale. They knew for sure it needed work. A house that had two apartments inside, with a boy and girl under three they wanted a house the whole family could enjoy.

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Your hi-tech home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Kevin Haber who drives to many dream homes to fix people’s computers sees technology creating a whole new communication universe for a homeowner.

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Working with Wallpaper (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 26, 2016 at 3:00 AM

That paper you can put on your walls is a lot more than what it used to be when it was so popular back in the 1970s and 1980s. The times of designers encouraging homeowners to tear it from their walls and all the struggle in stripping it from your walls are over. Wallpaper is making a comeback.

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The Future of Furniture Design (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 25, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The future has a lot in store for furniture design. Christopher Wright is a designer with Figure 3, an interior design practice based in Toronto. He is also a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO). Figure 3 specializes in corporate office, retail and hospitality design and a small bit of residential. He has thoughts on where furniture design is going.

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Light up your life! (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 24, 2016 at 3:00 AM

There are experts out there who are inspired by light. Not just the light coming from the sun, but the kind of light that makes your home a beautiful place to live in. Clint Gage is one of these people. He is the sales and marketing manager of Creative Lighting and says colour charges everything he does.

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Safety and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Now you have bought that new dream home or new condominium. You may not know your neighbours and the neighbourhood well yet. You need to make sure that for all the time you will live there – you will be safe.

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Disability and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Disability, Health, Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 21, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Open House signs for dream homes and condos are all over the city for most people who can get to them. What about if you cannot get to them? What happens when you are looking for a dream home and your sight, your hearing, your chair, your cane…prevents you from climbing those stairs or even reaching the newly renovated cabinets?

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Cultural home design (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Culture, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 20, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Many people enjoy accenting their décor with accessories and furniture pieces that reflect their cultural heritage. An Inusktut from Aboriginal culture, a painting of a Spanish village or a bonsai plant from Japanese culture can be reflected in a home by people of that culture and also by people not directly from that culture.

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Creating beautiful green (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Environment, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Helen Mills, vice-president of Green Gardeners, says that when you are inside at night and you hear a rustling outside, you may think it is the leaves in the wind. It is not the leaves, actually it is an earthworm and they are helping to decompose the leaves to help create the garden of your dreams.

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Beautiful Bedrooms

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 17, 2016 at 3:00 AM

It is where we start our day and where we end our day – the bedroom. Making your bedroom a beautiful place to be in, something more like a haven, a refuge or a sanctuary may be pivotal to getting good sleep and enjoying special moments in that room too.

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Artwork for the Walls

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

The Stuart Jackson Gallery opened in the mid-1970s and is nestled under a hair studio called Fiorio in Yorkville. Carol Dorman has been working along Stuart Jackson for 11 years in January of 2009.

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Move that air around (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Air quality in a home is important for feeling comfortable. If you cannot breathe – the multiple thousands, if not millions you have spent on your dream home or condominium will seem like a huge waste of money. No one would want that and many people would not wish that on their worst enemies.

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Pets and Homes (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Pets, Writing (all kinds) on April 14, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Your beloved pet could be what motivates you to buy a home, or what could be causing you problems. Imran Javaid, a realtor with HomeLife Miracle shares his stories of dealing with clients who have had pets.

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Choosing the Colours Right for You (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Many people have their favourite colours, just like they have their favourite lottery numbers. The number 1 is associated with the colour red. The number 3 is associated with the number yellow and the number 8 is associated with the colour rose pink. These theories come from an ancient science that you may or may not believe in known as numerology. Some of these methods can help you personalize your living space and when in doubt, you can always go to a colour consultant.

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Family Fit and Your Home (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2016 at 3:00 AM

An expanding family is a one of the many great reasons to look for a bigger home. Andrea Grace and her husband Ted have a 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy and changed from being renters to homeowners.

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Everything has a place (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 11, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Rose Cerullo, Professional Home Organizer with Inspiring Spaces That’s the key thing about organizing. By making organizing a process so you develop a system. That makes it fun. Organizing is constant change. For example just putting 15 minutes a day over a month is hours which is a movement towards your project which makes you feel good. People think it’s going to take so long but taking a baby step and having enough energy to do other things. Do a little bit more, do a little more, like creating a memory that organizing is OK.

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Making Your Move Stress-Free (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

In Home Decor, Living, Writing (all kinds) on April 10, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Moving all your precious things and making a new home is stressful, yet, people do it all the time. On October 20th, the Guilfoyle family, with their eight-month-old baby, packed up their belongings from a two-bedroom apartment and moved into their three-bedroom detached dream home within 10 kilometres in Toronto.

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Charming the home inside and out (Originally Published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine)

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on April 9, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Lorissa Leslie, an interior decorating student at George Brown College, believes in charming the home inside by getting back to basics.

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Keeping Your Office at Home and Work Organized

In Business, Home Decor, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on April 4, 2016 at 3:00 AM

A professor needs to have an office that is organized to stay on top of all the work you need to do.

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The Fresh Look for Your Kitchen and Bath

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on March 19, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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Many people do not think of how important it is to also give a fresh coat of paint to your kitchen and bathroom – the way you would think of giving that fresh coat of paint to a living room or bedroom.

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Crystal Clear Maids

In Beauty, Business, Home Decor, Radio Podcasts, Uncategorized on February 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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The mother and son team of Crystal Clear Maids have been in business for six months. The business is helping them to realize their Canadian dreams as a family originally from Grenada. Listen to what Sharon who gets things clean says.

Do you watch and learn?

In Home Decor, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 16, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Hello out there!

I am looking for people who have learned about home renovations and home décor by watching TV programs. It is for a story. If you are one of these people and live in the Greater Toronto Area, please get in touch with me.

You can e-mail me at: donnamagazinewordpress@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Donna

P.S. By the way – I found someone…it should be out in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine on July 9th.

Options for homes (originally published with New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

In Business, Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on February 14, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Mike Labbé - President of OptionsMike Labbé – President of Options

Options for Homes – Making Home Ownership a Reality – October 2005 – published in New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine

Bring a community together from the ground up and give them what they need to own a home seems to sum up the Options for Homes belief system.

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Young Black Women in Toronto High Schools – Buy on Lulu.com Today

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2016 at 11:35 AM

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kakonged?searchTerms=Young

This research fills the gaps in the literature surrounding the career aspirations of Black female high school students in Canada. The literature surrounds five key factors regarding career aspirations, educational programs that help young Black females to succeed in high school, the portrayal of Black women in the media and the history of Black women and work. The conceptual framework is based on four key concepts of spirit, motivation, self-esteem and identity. The methodology of this research is based on qualitative narrative case studies of 10 student participants, three parents and eight community members. Along with the qualitative narrative case study approach, a culturally holistic approach to data collection are included.  In order to build on the gaps in the research on Black female high school students’ career aspirations, I focus on three major research questions. What are the challenges that are faced by the student participants in order to succeed during and after high school? Linking with the first question, what are the self-help strategies the student participants use to facilitate their roads to success in and out of high school? Finally, what and where are the community supports for young Black females and their career aspirations through arts-focused community centres?  There are also three sub-questions associated with the three major research questions. The first is, what support are they getting from their families to meet their career goals? The second is, what does this mean to us as educators? The third is, what is the significance of this research as it links to the conceptual framework? Read the rest of this entry »

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