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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
3 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’
3 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
3 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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Why Book Culture Refuses to Plug In
3 years ago

Why Book Culture Refuses to Plug In

Out of all the mediums experiencing trials and tribulations during the digital age, the printed page seems to be the most persistent. Cable TV continues to fight, but is on …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee
3 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee

“This whole stuff is not new,” says American director Spike Lee, whose body of work has often been a potent exploration around issues of race. “People have cameras, we saw …
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Awards Recognize Excellence and Passion to Succeed
3 years ago

Awards Recognize Excellence and Passion to Succeed

Eminence was on full display when the recipients of the 33rd annual Harry Jerome Awards were announced.

In a well-organized event, hosted by the Black Business and Professional Association, and …
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A Fresh Look at Toronto’s ‘Jungle’
3 years ago

A Fresh Look at Toronto’s ‘Jungle’

“I remember sitting in the staff meeting where the principal told Michael what was going to happen and I started to cry,” says Robin Phillips, a teacher of eight years …
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Bound: The Power of Human History
3 years ago

Bound: The Power of Human History

Bound: Africans vs. African Americans is not only a hard hitting documentary that tells the story of tension that exists between Africans and African-Americans, but it is also a film …
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Black Girlz Productions: Breaking the Silence
3 years ago

Black Girlz Productions: Breaking the Silence

At one point in her life, she wished for some sort of guideline, an instruction manual of sorts, on how to have discussions around difficult topics. She grew up in …
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