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The Miseducation of Hip-Hop
1 year ago

The Miseducation of Hip-Hop

There’s no doubt hip-hop has widely influenced the popular music scene today. More so, it has become a globally accessible culture with its own language, style of dress, music and …
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Shanice Banton: Upward Movements
2 years ago

Shanice Banton: Upward Movements

Actress Shanice Banton sees the parallels between her latest film, Race, and the current racial and cultural tensions in the world. With politicians spreading fear and hate, police killings and shootings, and genocides across the globe, it’s easy to see the similarities between 1936, when the movie was …
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Black Lives Matter T.O. Demands Justice
2 years ago

Black Lives Matter T.O. Demands Justice

“It’s not as bad as you think.”

This is a message often heard in Canada, janaya khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, tells a large crowd of people gathered …
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Alano Miller: Challenging Roles
2 years ago

Alano Miller: Challenging Roles

For “Underground” actor Alano Miller, the words “slave drama” nearly put him off from the project completely.

“You know, when it was first pitched to me, I kinda was like …
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Smoked Out
2 years ago

Smoked Out

If you take a closer look when you walk into Buda Café in Toronto, you’ll see interesting wallpaper lining the interior. Sheets and sheets of napkins are thumbtacked to the …
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Dating Woes: Where have All the ‘Good’ Men Gone?
2 years ago

Dating Woes: Where have All the ‘Good’ Men Gone?

Players, trifling women, f*ckboys and ego cases. When men and women get to describing failed dating attempts, it seems one of these labels gets tacked onto their doomed love interest. …
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Venus’ Daughter: Loving One’s Self
2 years ago

Venus’ Daughter: Loving One’s Self

Run a quick search on Google for the word ‘booty’. Likely, an absurd number of expressions for the highly commercialized body part will appear. Cake, tail-feather, fanny, derriere, money-maker – …
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The Illegal: Reality Fiction
2 years ago

The Illegal: Reality Fiction

Lawrence Hill, author of the captivating and critically acclaimed, The Book of Negroes, touches on topics of oppression, refugees and the quest to stay alive in a world that wants …
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The Pale Face of Journalism
2 years ago

The Pale Face of Journalism

“Do you identify yourself as a visible minority?”

It’s a given that you’ve probably come across this question if applying for a job this century. You’ll be scrolling through some …
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Oughtism: A Return to Love
2 years ago

Oughtism: A Return to Love

When people ask Faduma Mohamed if there’s a dead body inside the box she carries around, it gives her the opportunity to tell them about her love for autism. Mohamed, …
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