May 9, 2012I will be a guest on the TV show "Ginette Gratton reçoit" today on Rogers cable 23. Here is a preview.
May 1, 2012Spring has sprung, but I'm already planning for the fall. A road trip to a Swing State is in the works -- there is an American politician I'd like to volunteer for... Maybe you've heard of him. #Obama2012
April 27, 2012I enjoyed very much the NAC French Theater play, yet another triumph for Wajdi Mouawad! We bumped into Michaelle Jean in the hall afterwards. Still an inspiration!
April 16, 2012The organising committee and I have started preparing for the annual cocktail fundraiser in support of building a school in rural Haiti. The soirée will be held in November in the Ottawa area. Will you be there? ÉcoleCoeurOuvert.net
April 11, 2012People across Ottawa are wearing pink today as part of an international campaign against bullying, discrimination and homophobia. I dawned my pink dress to attend Jer's Vision gala, where MPP Yasir Naqvi, Mayor Jim Watson, the Netherlands ambassador were on hand. I also met Rick Mercer himself!
April 9, 2012I published a second article for the Huffington Post Canada. It is entitled "Minister Jason Kenney's Wal-Martization of Immigration".
April 6, 2012First time on Prince Edward Island. Magnificent!
March 27, 2012My first ever article for the Huffington Post Canada. Entitled "Welcome to Canada, But Only if You're Fluent".
March 22, 2012Tonight at the Shenkman Arts Centre, we are celebrating 15 years since the struggle to save the Montfort Hospital. Watch a video of the festivities here..
March 21, 2012Tomorrow morning, I am going to City Hall to celebrate the Sixth annual Francophone Rendez-vous with the Mayor. Article from CBC, I can be spotted in the back right of the photo, wearing green.
March 11, 2012I spoke briefly at the Candlelight Vigil - In commemoration of the March 11th, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, organized by the Japanese Embassy. The Haitian-Canadian community is all too familiar with the anguish and dispair felt by our Japanese-Canadian brothers and sisters after the natural disaster.
Feb 11, 2012In the 1980s, a world where the image of black women was often likened to negative stereotypes, Whitney Houton provided a living, breathing example of poise, elegance, style, grace, dignity and a professional prowess that empowered me to aspire to those virtues. Setting records (in 1981, she became the second black model to appear on Seventeen Magazine's cover -- a time where blacks were largely excluded from fashion magazines) and setting standards which have become the benchmark for all vocalists to come. Thank you Whitney! I will always love you!
Feb 1, 2012I attended the municipal and federal launches of Black History Month, where two new stamps were unveiled. It is about time "Canada's Rosa Parks", Viola Desmond, get a national tribute. I am hoping a statue of her will eventually grace the nation's capital. I am also learning about John Ware , a black cowboy from Alberta who originated the event that would later become known as the Calgary Stampede. Oh ,how rich black Canadian history is!