What if I told you that Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness, the Dalai Lama was dropping an album on his birthday next month? My initial reaction was “Fake news,” but then I thought what if it’s true?Continue reading Dalai Lama releasing album on his 85th birthday?
Reflections on how I learned from that experience and have applied diversity to my businesses ever since
Seeing the horrific George Floyd incident and the related protests, mayhem, and looting is bringing back a flood of emotions and memories.Continue reading In 1989 a police officer pressed a gun to my nose in a routine traffic stop
“And when I saw the murder of George Floyd, I hurt like a mother would hurt.”
In an impassioned speech, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former judge and city councillor, urged protesters to stop destroying property and the CNN building after hours of peaceful protests erupted into vandalism and looting on the streets of Atlanta on Friday night. She pleaded with agitators to stop burning down their community and to “go home,” because she couldn’t protect them.Continue reading Atlanta mayor speaks with protesters as a mother of four Black children
Musicians Zucchero and Bono perform together in front of the illuminated Colosseum in Rome and His Holiness Pope Francis sent a message of hope for the planet to the global community today in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2020. | article | music videoContinue reading Zucchero and Bono sing emotional rendition of ‘Canta La Vita’ at Rome’s Colosseum in honour of 50th Earth Day
The annual festival that attracts millions of people to frolic in the streets of Toronto in celebration of Caribbean arts and culture and a highlight of the summer; featuring elaborate costumes, Caribbean music, and food in the Grand Parade by the shores of Lake Ontario, has been thwarted by the coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading Toronto Caribbean Carnival cancels festival to minimize impact of the global health crisis
Three law firms just publicly announced that they have launched a class action against cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg, referred to as “doctor six” (self-styled as “Dr.6ix”) for taking and distributing images of patients without their permission.Continue reading All-female legal team launches class action against Toronto plastic surgeon 'Dr. 6ix'
A dancer stands in the middle of the stage, folds one forearm over the other and lifts and lowers her elbows in a sultry wave, forming the ebb and flow of the letter “S”. A chilling voice sweeps over the stage in a whisper, dissipating like ashes on the wind: “Suzanne.” Her arms extend above her head, a zig-zag for a “Z,” hands clasp together to form the letter “A”. I strain to decipher each letter making up the words but the movements variate with each one.Continue reading Montreal dancer creates unique vocabulary using symbolic gestures based on the alphabet
In Hito Steyerl: This is the Future, the first major solo exhibition in Canada for German filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl, she actively confronts viewers with her critique of the world. She localizes the global and makes the political personal. And she articulates her message so that it is too loud, too bright, and too exciting to ignore.Continue reading Hito Steyerl shapes a future out of free plots instead of free ports
One of the most famous cabarets in the world is looking to expand its troupe of dancers. The Moulin Rouge holds auditions in three Canadian cities this month in hopes of finding classically trained performers who can also dazzle audiences with their mastery of the French Cancan.Continue reading Moulin Rouge auditions dancers in Canada