South Asian Heritage Month
May14

South Asian Heritage Month

  May is South Asian Heritage Month, widely celebrated in Canada. Now, what does that even mean? Warning: This feature is more of a history lesson than anything else. But it’s important for us to know about these things! South Asian immigrants began arriving in Ontario at the start of the 20th century. Working primarily in the sawmill industry, South Asian immigrants settled in various parts of the province. For South Asians, the...

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Autism Awareness Month
Apr20

Autism Awareness Month

A few months ago my family and I went to see a movie. We were sitting next to a big family and amidst the clan of kids there was one who was calmly enjoyed his soda and candy. As the movie began, the theatre filled with laughter. Out of the corner of my eye, I notice the boy having the time of his life. His laughter was one of the most genuine and beautiful things I had seen in awhile. As the story began getting more serious, I saw...

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A Grown Up Truth Look at Empire
Mar30

A Grown Up Truth Look at Empire

For this month’s Project Power, we’re going to do something a little different and discuss television! Gosh, I love cable! Trust me, I can watch anything from Gossip Girl to every sub division of CSI, if my schedule would allow me.  I want to focus on the new television phenomenon, “Empire”. Empire is about the fictitious Hip Hop Mogul Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard (swoon!) and his rise from drug dealer to...

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Welcome to Project Power
Jan16

Welcome to Project Power

Countdown 3, 2, 1… Let’s do this. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say “I don’t see color when I see you” (either to me directly or to someone else) I’d probably be apart of Drake’s OVO fam and sitting in on board meeting with Zuckerberg. But unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. More often than not, people don’t understand that being different is okay, we don’t all have to be the same. You can...

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