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18 Nov 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Caffery Van Horne

Award-winning hairstylist Caffery Van Horne credits his humble beginnings in Kingston, Jamaica for his present-day success. The salon owner is also a wardrobe stylist and makeup artist with a flair for interior design.

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4 Nov 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Dorothy Attakora

Mina Danielle Designs combines Dorothy Attakora’s passion for women’s rights with her talent for fashion design. The Toronto-based collection celebrates the diversity of African fabrics, style, and esthetics for modern women of all shapes and sizes.

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21 Oct 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Real Food Advocate Michelle Dennis-Mitchell

Michelle Dennis-Mitchell wants at-risk youth to make better choices in their diet and break the cycle of inter-generational diseases prevalent within black communities. Her main goal is to promote the benefits of nutrient-rich foods such as fresh greens, raw, natural, whole, and organic locally-grown produce.

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7 Oct 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Painting with Stardust

Toronto-based visual artist Eye Candy Kamel has been depicting black men as she sees them: beautiful. One of her creative goals is to capture the essence of the African male through her celebrity portraits, which feature artists such as Drake, J Cole and Jay Z.

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23 Sep 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Ebonnie Rowe & Michie Mee Honoured at Manifesto

Herstory was made when the Manifesto Festival paid tribute to Canadian women who had made a significant impact on the culture and community of hip hop. During the 11-day event, on September 18th, Wombanifesto: The Rebirth was dedicated to women and trans artists.

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10 Sep 2011
Melanie Fiona makes a difference one by one

True Daley interviews Melanie Fiona about life, love and the meaning of charity.

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9 Sep 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Ian Kamau

Community worker, visual artist and musician, Ian Kamau, believes approaching social issues from a grassroots level is the most effective way to have a meaningful impact on a community.

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26 Aug 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Belle of the Blog

Afrobella.com’s Patrice Elizabeth Grell Yursik is an online revolutionary in the natural hair community. With an average of 80,000 views a week, over 20,000 followers on twitter and a custom-made MAC lip glass that sold out in a week, she is the epitome of the American dream.

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8 Aug 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Culture Shock 2011

Urban Arts, a youth centre in the Weston- Mount Dennis neighbourhood, helps to develop young artists professionally and personally through the arts and community engagement.

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15 Jul 2011
Community Connex with True Daley: Malik Yoba – Modern Day Superhero

Malik Yoba won the hearts of millions with his portrayal of undercover Detective J.C. Williams, a young dad who happened to be street smart with tons of sex appeal. The break-out role launched his television career and secured his spot in history.