Category: Opinion

Comment parler aux gens fous + Plus en vente maintenant

Trouver le cadeau parfait pour la saison Comment parler aux gens fous et comment écrire Creative Non-fiction à la fois par Donna Kakonge à http://kakonged.com Disponible dans un livre électronique, livre de poche et également relié. Entrez les codes FELICITAS pour aujourd’hui seulement ou…

Façons naturelles d’arrêter la transpiration excessive – Mais rappelez-vous … La transpiration est très bon pour vous !!!

Des moyens naturels pour arrêter la transpiration excessive Tout le monde sue dans les aisselles parce que nos corps ont juste été faits pour fonctionner de cette façon. Cependant, la transpiration peut aussi s’accompagner d’une horrible odeur qui peut causer beaucoup de problèmes. Non…

L’enquête du CRTC incite Rogers à cesser de ralentir le trafic Internet (publié initialement le 10 août 2012)

Aujourd’hui, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) a fermé son enquête sur Internet de Rogers Communications pratiques de gestion du trafic. Le CRTC est convaincu que Rogers a répondu à ses préoccupations concernant la pratique de l’entreprise de ralentir certains…

Projets d’écriture à venir de Donna Kakonge

Comme Cane et Abel de la Bible … comme Jessica et Ida the name of the new character de Sweet Valley High … les jumelles vivent une vie compétitive et réussissent. Un jumeau est responsable de la mort prématurée de sa mère et ce…

Sico Paint lance de nouveaux outils pour faciliter la sélection des couleurs

Les factures de câblodistribution grand public seront ajustées avec l’élimination progressive du fonds

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, le 18 juillet 2012 -Aujourd’hui, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes Le Conseil des télécommunications (CRTC) a annoncé que la programmation locale Fonds d’amélioration sera éliminé d’ici le 31 août 2014. La contribution Le Fonds sera progressivement réduit jusqu’à sa…

Un appareil unique en son genre fabriqué au Canada

Se rend aux Jeux olympiques avec les triathlètes du Canada Nouvel appareil portatif Venowave lancé récemment pour traiter les problèmes circulatoires tels que la thrombose veineuse profonde, les plaies diabétiques et le gonflement chronique tout en améliorant la santé globale Stouffville, Ontario – 24…

Guelph Federal Liberal Association in violation of Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules (Originally published August 24, 2012)

L’Association paie une pénalité de 4 900 $ et entreprend une conformité complète programme OTTAWA-GATINEAU, le 24 août 2012 – Aujourd’hui, la radio-télévision canadienne Conseil des télécommunications et des télécommunications (CRTC) a annoncé qu’un avis de Une infraction a été émise à l’Association libérale…

Want the best Canadian writing? Read short fiction

By Rachel Muenz A couple of weeks ago, British Giller judge Victoria Glendinning bashed Canadian writing in the Financial Times of London. She said our stuff is too homogenous and that it’s easy to get grants and be published if you’re Canadian, no matter…

The evil alternatives to Site 52: Part five of a five-part series

By Zema Luncher North Comise County politicians are disgusted with recent suggestions for the storage and use of garbage at Site 52. Protestors say a landfill is not the best option for the site and there are other methods that would be better for…

Stories in Red and Yellow to be Published This Week

I am currently working on a collection of stories that have been dug up from past work called Stories in Red and Yellow. It should be published this week. Look out for it! It’s going to be as fantastic as red and yellow. Look…

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

By Mary Luz Mejia and Donna Kakonge He’s been dubbed “guerrilla film maker,” “boy wonder” and “video artist” – titles he doesn’t seem to mind and takes in stride as he charges toward the goal: “to establish and alternative universe to that of broadcast…

The Inkwell

Set in 1976, this movie features the staple afros, braids and other various styles of black hair at that time. The interesting thing of note is that the family of Drew Tate, the main character in the movie, is depicted as working class and…

Continually Learning Aiming to Make a Better World

Gini Dickie is a teacher-librarian, as well as a political activist in her own right living in Toronto, Canada. She worked as a teacher in northern Nigeria with CUSO-VSO, she worked at Expo ‘ 67 and she has been active working with Chilean refugees….

What Happened to the Afro?

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 was taken in Uganda in 1996 or 1997 of a braiding session going on in Kampala. You can buy…

Random Bibliography of Media Books and Internet Resources – Free Download

I have a new book out called Random Bibliography of Media Books and Internet Resources. It is meant as a study aid for students of media and a refresher for professionals of media. You can buy the paperback or download it for FREE at…

Binary Groove – Gemini Nominated in 1995

This educational pilot computer show called “Binary Groove” aired in 1995 and was nominated for a Gemini Award. Enjoy the show and for more education stories, check out my book The Education Generation. As well, you would also be interested in Journalism Stories Collection….

Reading Malcolm Gladwell

I find I have been enjoying everything that Malcolm Gladwell writes. So far, I have read The Outliers, recommended to me by a former boss of mine. I have also read Blink and as I write this I’m listening to an audio ebook of…

The Politics of Hair (Proposal to Ryerson University)

The politics of black hair shows in books like Tenderheaded to the Princess of Wales plays ‘Da Kink in My Hair and Hairspray to movies like Beauty Shop to songs played on Flow 93.5.

Other Donna Magazines

The question of copyright is a tricky one. I subscribe to Google Alerts and one of them is under the subject title of Donna Magazine. I have noticed two other Donna Magazines out there. What to do?

Two New Books Published

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…

Afro Forever: Research Paper on Salon Utopia for the M.A. in Media Studies at Concordia University

Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge Advisor: Dr. Martin Allor Committee member: Dr. Kim Sawchuk Outside Examiner: Dr. Lorna Roth August 12, 1999 Afro Forever

Grad School Public Affairs Class

Here is a recording of a public affairs class I took while doing my grad studies at Concordia University. The main important information is at the beginning.  For more stories by Donna Kakonge, visit her online store at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged:

W.E.B. DuBois Celebration in New York

Heading down to New York with some old friends of mine from undergrad, we discovered that there was a lot more to black history than we knew about before:

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Public Service Announcement (Originally Aired in 2003)

This is a public service announcement I did for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. For more information about health, please check out my books Being Healthy: Selected Works from the Internet and Natural Beauty on my online store at: http://stores.lulu.com/kakonged.

Puns to Ponder

By Brikena Ribaj Tip of the hat to Chris for the pointer. He and I have such a great time together playing with language. I thought I’d share with you all what he just sent my way. Enjoy. And as a medievalist, my very…

Because ALL One Needs is Music – Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There

By Brikena Ribaj I don’t think one chooses music. I truly believe it chooses one. I was asked recently why I’m such a fan of indie music. I remember saying something like, ‘well, I suppose I was born that way. Or something. It’s one…

Pet Shop Boys and Nietsche?!?!

By Brikena Ribaj I often refer to the music-loving Socrates as Nietzsche portrays him in his work Birth of Tragedy. Music is the best form of language, per Socrates. And I concur fully not just because it is Socrates’ attitude per Nietzsche but because…

The Radio Call

It was a Saturday afternoon and the radio was on. I was living in Uganda in the fall of 1996 and the winter of 1997. The radio was calling out a list of names. I could not understand why.

Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation

By Brikena Ribaj Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003) is another good Fall title for me. It takes place in Tokyo and the most relatable bits in the film are Charlotte and Bob, the two main characters, exploring the busy, urban streets of Tokyo…

Ist Brüno In oder Aus? Ish sage Aus!

By Brikena Ribaj A screening of Brüno (2009) in a German-speaking setting is one thing. A screening of it somewhere else is something else. I explain. As a German speaker, I have a healthy list of reasons as to why this film vexed my…

The Inkwell – Selection from Upcoming Book Stories in Red and Yellow

Set in 1976, this movie features the staple afros, braids and other various styles of Black hair at that time. The interesting thing of note is that the family of Drew Tate, the main character in the movie, are depicted as working class and…

BC Woman Loves Shea Butter Market Products

A 71-year-old woman in British Columbia (who preferred not be named) loves the Shea Butter Market products that Gifty Serbeh-Dunn owns. “I love them,” she says. “I’ve used pretty well everything that she’s had out. First of all I’ve used her shea butter and…

Blue Death: A five-part series by the Teeny Tracer on how protestors are destroying money and lives at Dump Site 52

The plight of North Comise garbage: Part one of a five-part series By Zema Luncher In homes across North Comise County, the garbage bag is kept hidden from sight in cupboards or garages, unable to socialize with the families it lives with and treated…

Ottawa Woman Loves Shea Butter Market Products

Christen Bennett, in her early 30s, is a family friend of Gifty Serbeh-Dunn, owner of the Shea Butter Market company. For a time while in Ottawa, Serbeh-Dunn lived with Bennett’s family. Out of friendship and a deep belief in shea butter, Bennett tries to…

SO IS THIS IT?

By Hyacinth Harewood I’m a parasite on an interminable past that will outlast my gourmet greed, I’m Tantalus in consummation, never stopping eating – under the curse of my past. Yesterday’s spices drive me to wishing wells of the future that never fulfill water,…

Financial degradation at Site 52 puts species at risk: Part three of a five-part series

By Zema Luncher Protests at Site 52 are putting a severe strain on the financial ecosystem, damaging the habitats of taxpayers and politicians, says Comise County Warden Tom Gudgeon. Blockades at the proposed dump site in Teeny Township are not only harming these species…

Brainwashed by Site 52 protestors: Part four of a five-part series

By Zema Luncher Charlene Rawston used to love garbage. Instead of keeping it in bins or in the garage, she kept the bags in the living room where she could talk to them and share stories. When Site 52 was first proposed she wholeheartedly…

Camille Nelson’s Album First Words, Why I Love It

By Brikena Ribaj This is Camille Nelson, my very good friend. Camille Nelson is one of my all-time favorite people. Among so many other things, she is also an artist par excellence. Camille is also the one who patiently taught me how to play…

Hard Work

By Nick Goodwin Hard work. Sometimes I feel that I know the definition of it. Truly, I do not. I have the vision of where I want to be with my successes. This is what sets the tone for how hard I must work….

Ode to Silence

By Brikena Ribaj One of the reasons I love Portland, OR, well, other than it being home to the best bookstore I have seen in North America, Powell’s, is how quiet it is.

Franz Ferdinand Concert Report

Franz Ferdinand is on tour promoting their new album Tonight with Franz Ferdinand. We saw them in concert last night and I am happy to report that they delivered. They performed for one and a half hours and the energy of the band was…

Taylor Swift?! Uh-huh!

By Brikena Ribaj Today I rocked to country. Yes. I did. I rocked to country music. The reason I say this twice is because, well, for lack of a better phrase, I don’t do country. I don’t know why. I just can’t. I am…

Garbage Strike

By Nick Goodwin Okay, so Toronto’s morale doesn’t seem to be out of whack at all. Maybe a little unfocused but somehow people are remaining happy even with the increasingly gross trails of garbage leading from overflowing containments. Are we to improvise and use…

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