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Writing while Bla_K
2 months ago

Writing while Bla_K

M. NourbeSe Philip tells specific stories. Stories that are so particular to her, the life she’s lived what she has observed in the world around her. A Black woman, living …
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Diddy: Beyond the Mogul
4 months ago

Diddy: Beyond the Mogul

For those in pursuit of a dream, and anyone determined to achieve success no matter their life circumstance, documentary film Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story acts as …
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Vince Carter: Living legacy
4 months ago

Vince Carter: Living legacy

Rewind nearly 20 years to 1998 when a talented, young college star from the University of North Carolina named Vincent Lamar Carter was drafted into the NBA. Arriving in Toronto …
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Jennifer Holness: A Seat at the Table
5 months ago

Jennifer Holness: A Seat at the Table

Jennifer Holness and her husband and business partner, Sudz Sutherland, are what many would consider a power couple in the Canadian film and TV industry, but Holness is not quick …
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AfroChic: Reclaiming Identity
6 months ago

AfroChic: Reclaiming Identity

When Amoye Henry co-founded the AfroChic Cultural Arts Exhibition with a group of like-minded individuals seven years ago, it was deemed too “revolutionary” for Toronto, she recalls.

“We were under …
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Bidding an Honest Adieu
8 months ago

Bidding an Honest Adieu

When it comes to must-see landmarks and city staples, Toronto is practically a goldmine for both tourists and locals. Nevertheless, there’s no place in the city quite like the now …
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Amanda Parris: A Star is Born
1 year ago

Amanda Parris: A Star is Born

When Amanda Parris first started as host of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s “Exhibitionists”, it was like starting from the bottom all over again. She’d spent a decade building up her …
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Noel Clarke: Representation Matters
1 year ago

Noel Clarke: Representation Matters

For many of us, the last time we saw writer, director and actor Noel Clarke he was garbed in a navy blue hoodie beaten and bloody at the end of …
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The Taint of a Nation
1 year ago

The Taint of a Nation

One of the best and worst things about The Birth of a Nation may be that it’s a highly effective film for the message it wants to tell. The irony …
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Remembering the Mixtape
1 year ago

Remembering the Mixtape

A hundred cassette cases in grid formation are suspended delicately from nails in the studio of Toronto’s Gallery 918. From afar the tape covers create one image: a young Black …
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