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Toronto Black Film Festival Explores Realities of ‘Black Hollywood’
3 years ago

Toronto Black Film Festival Explores Realities of ‘Black Hollywood’

On the closing night of the Toronto Black Film Festival, during a panel discussion titled, “Black Actors in Hollywood, Then and Now”, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson took the opportunity to …
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Selma: A snub too much
3 years ago

Selma: A snub too much

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” – Martin Luther King

It’s 2015, the Oscar nominations have been thrown out to the …
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The Book of Negroes: Coming to TV
3 years ago

The Book of Negroes: Coming to TV

By  •  Spotlight, Culture

If there is one thing that actress Aunjanue Ellis learned from playing character Aminata Dialo in the TV adaptation of The Book of Negroes, it is to be a warrior, …
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Challenging stereotypes one dance at a time
3 years ago

Challenging stereotypes one dance at a time

By  •  Spotlight, Culture

The unexpected booming vocals from Busta Rhymes sets the backdrop for the beautiful modern ballet dancers on stage as they perform to Bob Marley’s “Rastaman Chant” featuring the high-energy emcee. …
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Street photography celebrated
3 years ago

Street photography celebrated

By  •  Spotlight, Culture

With a love for the city of Toronto, a tattoo of the CN Tower on his chest and a clear vision, Rob Gambino, along with his team, created Streets of …
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Knowledge is Power
3 years ago

Knowledge is Power

As one of Toronto’s premiere hip-hop festivals, ManifesTO never fails to make a splash with its annual festival. Most are familiar with the stage shows, which featured the likes of …
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Changing of the Guard: Hot 97’s role in defining hip-hop culture
3 years ago

Changing of the Guard: Hot 97’s role in defining hip-hop culture

There is a thick line between a successful music artist and a superstar music artist. That thick line is radio play. That is not to say that great success cannot …
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Shemar Moore makes production debut
3 years ago

Shemar Moore makes production debut

It’s hard to imagine any woman turning down Shemar Moore. But Denise Boutte, or at least her character, does. She dumps him actually.

In the film, The Bounce Back, which …
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Ferguson: Why these protests have to happen
3 years ago

Ferguson: Why these protests have to happen

“Where are you heading sir?” I remember the words masked in an innocent tone that still stung like an insult. “I live on this street, just over there,” I said, …
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Caribana 2014: Where to go, what to see
3 years ago

Caribana 2014: Where to go, what to see

If you’re trying to get out to enjoy Caribana weekend, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. You’ll have questions about the parties that are happening and the difference between what’s hot and …
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