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01 Sep 2017

OMI Woods: The Sustainable Fashion Brand Rocking The Boat

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“I have to walk the walk if I’m talking the talk,” says Ashley Alexis McFarlane on the transformation of OMI Woods into an eco-friendly, sustainable special occasion brand. In May 2017, owner and creative director McFarlane showcased her “Into The Woods” collection at Fashion Takes Action, Design Forward’s Canadian Sustainable Fashion Award show, and came away as one of three finalists for the finale showcase in October 2017. OMI Woods has been on the scene quite a bit this year. If you attended the AfroChic TO Reloaded cultural event, not only would you have seen Amanda Parris of CBC Arts,…

26 Aug 2017

How Designer Kadeem Faustin Turned A Bad Situation Into A Winning Collection

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If you asked Kadeem Kyle Faustin a decade ago what his number one life aspiration was, the 14-year-old Faustin would have said, “To be the greatest dancer known to man!”

04 Aug 2017

Black Resistance, Black Joy - Ella Cooper Explores Both From The Inside Out

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Ella Cooper is many things. She's an interdisciplinary artist and educator, working in both photography and video, as well as being the founder of Black Women Film! Canada.

27 Jun 2017

Entrepreneur Bili Balogun Makes Beauty A Breeze

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Bili Balogun knows that entrepreneurship is no walk in the park. “Entrepreneurship will definitely drag you through the dirt before your company takes off. Literally, the worst things that can happen will happen.”

31 May 2017

'Say what you want to say': Theatre pioneer Djanet Sears shares her advice for young artists

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Djanet Sears is a woman who needs no introduction. The award-winning playwright, director, producer and actor made history in 1990 when her theatre anthology Afrika, Solo became the first published play by a Canadian woman of African descent.

19 May 2017

Viamede Is A Breath Of Fresh Air

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Viamede resort sits on 165 acres of pristine Canadian wilderness in the Kawartha Lakes just north of Peterborough. It’s about a 2 hr drive from Toronto. 

14 May 2017

Taiwanese Fried Chicken is Amazing!

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This week we visit Kanpai for Taiwanese fusion cuisine. We tried their signature dish, TFC, which is fried chicken and it was unbelievable.

07 May 2017

Walk In Peace - Our Visit to Jal Gua Cafe

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We experienced true inspiration during our visit to Jal Gua Cafe.

07 May 2017

Walk In Peace - Our Visit to Jal Gua Cafe

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We experienced true inspiration during our visit to Jal Gua Cafe.

03 May 2017

Draft Rivals: Making Real Money With Fantasy Sports

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For millennials who choose the university route, most have their eye on the proverbial prize of a six-figure job. Most of them won’t get there, and those who do will hang on to it for dear life.

 

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