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UNICEF campaign breaks the silence around child sexual abuse
4 years ago

UNICEF campaign breaks the silence around child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse within families is rarely discussed. The problem runs rampant around the world, and according to UNICEF is a priority of the organization’s to address in the Caribbean. There, …
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ACTRA provides platform for emerging actors through short films program
4 years ago

ACTRA provides platform for emerging actors through short films program

ACTRA Toronto’s Young Emerging Actors Assembly (YEAA) presented short films at ReelWorld Film Festival for the third year, impressing the packed house with seven incredibly powerful and wonderfully executed shorts …
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Destiny counters stereotypical portrayal of Jamaica
4 years ago

Destiny counters stereotypical portrayal of Jamaica

Rooted in universal themes of grief, infidelity, the difficulties of parenthood and finding one’s self, Destiny could have easily been set in any country in the world. But director Jeremy …
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Gimme One Riddim production pays homage to Jamaica’s musical evolution
4 years ago

Gimme One Riddim production pays homage to Jamaica’s musical evolution

“The essence of the play is joy. If you could bottle it and sell it, you’d be rich,” says dancer Hollywood Jade of the Gimme One Riddim dance theatre production.


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Nia Centre for the Arts’ exhibit presses issues of diversity and racism
4 years ago

Nia Centre for the Arts’ exhibit presses issues of diversity and racism

Political figures, community advocates and media producers all gathered inside Toronto’s 918 Bathurst Cultural Centre for the closing reception of the Nia Centre for the Arts’ Exposed 2014: Deciding Centre …
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Pauleanna Reid debunks mother daughter relationships in her debut novel
4 years ago

Pauleanna Reid debunks mother daughter relationships in her debut novel

“Just like people label daddy issues, a lot of people have mommy issues,” Pauleanna Reid states. The professional writer and motivational speaker hopes to open up the dialog of this …
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Mustafa The Poet is 17 and highly celebrated
4 years ago

Mustafa The Poet is 17 and highly celebrated

Mustafa Ahmed, also known as Mustafa The Poet, is the rose that grew out of Toronto’s Regent Park concrete. High school students, community officials and long time followers fill Daniel’s …
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Chris Tucker gets serious about the film industry
4 years ago

Chris Tucker gets serious about the film industry

With a speech that’s boastful in tone, but humble in soul.

Garvia Bailey’s description of Chris Tucker’s rapid-fire speech is dead on. Smokey’s head snapping monologues, Ruby’s perfectly delivered microphone …
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Once On This Island Offers Warmth Amidst Cold Winter
4 years ago

Once On This Island Offers Warmth Amidst Cold Winter

Gentle scattered rain, turning quickly into booms of thunder and crashing winds, then returning to a soft whispering ocean breeze, create a tapestry of sounds that mirror the ever-changing …
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Celebrating Black History Month through comedy
4 years ago

Celebrating Black History Month through comedy

“Bun fire in loneliness!” says one of Canada’s top comedians, Frankie “Trixx” Agyemang, in patois as he proudly addresses the taboo of men performing oral sex on women. The ladies …
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