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Lucy Oneka

Lucy Oneka

Nancy Falaise has over 18 years experience as a hairstylist, with a particular passion for curly hair. She’s on a mission to eradicate the stigma associated with the Afro/curly texture. It is a passion born out of hardship and loss. As a young Black Canadian girl she was constantly rejected for being biracial, with extra insult added because of her tight curls. It would take a life altering experience to make Falaise take a deeper look at herself and see the beauty of her natural curls.

Monique and Eusi Prince are a Toronto couple who give a whole new meaning to the word efficient. With just 24 hours in a day, they manage to do it all. They are the proud parents of ten children ranging from two and a half to 23 years old, and the co-owners All My Son's Hair of Art Studio in Pickering, Ontario, mentors, as well as activists. We sat down with them as the second feature in our Black Canadian Couples In Business series.

The Principals Of Silvertrust Media and Afroglobal Television Are Also Making A Difference Through The Transformation Institute For Leadership And Innovation.

Imagine walking into a store where everything on the shelves is made by a black person. Such a store is a reality, thanks to Michael and Mak, proud owners of Melanin MRKT in Pickering, Ontario.

10 Mar 2019

Three years ago Ainka Jess was having a chat with some other women around the office. The topic was sports, and many of the women said they didn't feel comfortable either talking about sports or engaging in conversations about sports. Especially if they were around their male colleagues. “A lot of them said they kind of felt like they to ask for permission to just be a part of the conversation,” says Jess. With 12 years experience in media and communications, and being a huge sports fan herself, Jess thought she could do something to bridge this gap. She's4Sports was born, an organization that brings women in sports together through digital content and events. The goal is to amplify and celebrate the contribution of women in sports.

When you hear the name Young Animal, food is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But Adisa Glasgow - owner of this restaurant with a controversial name, is all about the food, serving up traditional Trini street fare with French and Italian twists.

Before he went to culinary school, Chef Kwame O Afriyie Nsafoah had no dreams of becoming a chef. It’s not that he couldn't cook. In fact he was and is a great cook. It's a skill he picked up mostly from his mother, who was always cooking.

Chef Joe Friday has never been a stranger to the world of culinary arts. He grew up immersed in the sounds and scents wafting from his grandfather’s kitchen, which were then passed down to his parents Debra and Joseph Friday.

What began as a coffee date, turned into an instant friendship and then a perfume business. Edwina Govindsamy was new to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, and her mother thought it would be a great idea for her to meet Ariel Gough, a co-worker who she thought had a lot in common with her daughter.

01 Oct 2018

Believe it or not, socks are a big market. Just ask Marisa Walcott, an experienced fashion buyer who used to work for Sears.

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