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21 Nov 2016

Author Launches Her Own Emojis On Apple App Store

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Simone Da Costa is a best-selling author and a recipient of a Woman on Fire award in 2016. In her new children’s book "I am Beautiful: When I Look at Me, I See..." Da Costa asks readers to find and embrace their own beauty by challenging society's norms.

09 Nov 2016

No One Will Know How Great You Are If You Don't Tell Them

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Karlyn Percil has over two decades experience in banking. She recently took a huge leap, quit her job at a major Canadian bank and launched her own consulting firm.

02 Sep 2016

Michael Twitty On Kosher Soul Food And Why Your Plate Is Your Flag

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The biennial Ashkenaz Festival celebrating Yiddish and Jewish music, art and culture kicks runs from August 31- September 10, 2016 in Toronto.

11 Aug 2016

This Cyclist Quit His Job To Cycle Across Canada

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We all have mental bucket lists, but few of us will actually make the sacrifices to live out our wildest dreams. In fact, many of us grapple with the thought of even dabbling in our dreams in our spare time. 

30 Jul 2016

The App Every Black Woman Has Been Waiting For

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Let’s face it—finding a hair stylist who specializes in black hair—or who isn’t afraid of it—can be very difficult. I’ll never forget the time I went to House of Lords in downtown Toronto to get my hair done. I heard raving reviews about the place. All sorts of celebrities had been there and it had been in business since the beginning of time. 

27 Jun 2016

Top Bay Street Lawyer: "I changed my attitude - of feeling helpless and dejected"

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Suhuyini Abudulai was born in Accra, Ghana. She spent the first few years of her life in a city called Manzini in Swaziland. At eight, her family moved to Guelph, Ont., and later on, Wolfville, N.S.

11 Jun 2016

Biking For Hope

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A bike group that started out as a small youth group has grown into a full out marathon for global change.

13 May 2016

Brothas From The 6 - Changing The Black Male Perception

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Brothas from the 6 is a group made up of black males born and raised in Toronto who aim to provide young men with positive images. Founder Jeff Martin teamed up with Kevin Johnson, David Wright, Haave Wright, Lorenzo Charlicombe, and Nicholas Barham. 

25 Apr 2016

Pitch Contest Winner Says He Won't Touch Winnings For Now

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22-year-old Torontonian Owen Osinde, a student at Ryerson, was the big winner at a pitch contest at Branded TO, taking home a $5000 cheque for his startup, Sneakerdeck. 

20 Apr 2016

Young Entrepreneur Award Winner: "Define success based on your own goals"

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The 34th Annual Harry Jerome Awards is this Saturday in Toronto. The event is dedicated to recognizing individuals in the black community that personify excellence. Samantha Clarke is receiving the Young Entrepreneur Award. 

 

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