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Straight Outta Compton: Authentic, Intimate
2 years ago

Straight Outta Compton: Authentic, Intimate

There’s a scene in Straight Outta Compton when an officer brashly utters the words; ‘rap is not an art,’ to the face of Jerry Heller, former manager of N.W.A. Meanwhile, …
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Straight Outta Compton: Bringing It To Life
2 years ago

Straight Outta Compton: Bringing It To Life

Straight Outta Compton has a magnifying glass in its view. After all it features the portrayal of one of the most iconic hip-hop groups of all time, N.W.A. (Niggaz With …
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Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing
2 years ago

Allen Maldonado: Compton Reminiscing

Cali-born actor Allen Maldonado is aiming for his career to closely mimic the career of Leonardo DiCaprio – who he is a huge fan of. The only difference, he says …
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Carnival 2015: Reveler Portraits
2 years ago

Carnival 2015: Reveler Portraits

Toronto’s Lakeshore was a sea of cosmic feathers, dazzling sequins and glistening glitter this past weekend as the city celebrated Caribana – now formally known as The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean …
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Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV
2 years ago

Mara Brock Akil: Making ‘Relatable’ TV

The year is 1994. A young, ambitious junior screenwriter, Mara Brock Akil, sits in a room with seasoned television executives discussing an upcoming episode of the short-lived sitcom “South Central” …
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Detroit: If Walls Could Tell A Story
2 years ago

Detroit: If Walls Could Tell A Story

Detroit has long been known as an ‘urban ghost town’ with many vacant buildings – not just houses, but large-scale hotel buildings, apartment buildings and industrial buildings too.

While on …
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Poet Warsan Shire: Love Who You Are
2 years ago

Poet Warsan Shire: Love Who You Are

Warsan Shire takes poetry to another level.

Having catapulted her way by the means of Tumblr and other social media, the young, Kenyan-born poet who splits her time between California …
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Converse Reaches Next Generation with Cons Project
2 years ago

Converse Reaches Next Generation with Cons Project

The highly successful Converse shoe brand is taking the same hip-hop essence that started with everything from signatures and tags coating the monumental bricks of New York to the assorted …
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Changing Course: ‘Give Children Language of Success’
2 years ago

Changing Course: ‘Give Children Language of Success’

While driving her children to school, like most parents, Dr. Beverly-Jean Daniel tunes into a local radio station. A radio personality begins a reoccurring blast of all the wrongdoings within …
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Photo Essay: A Legacy of Freedom
2 years ago

Photo Essay: A Legacy of Freedom

People from all walks of life gathered in downtown Toronto June 20 to ensure the legacy of a great man would never be forgotten. The Freedom Walk, organized by not-for-profit …
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