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Xolisa: Move the Crowd
2 years ago

Xolisa: Move the Crowd

Music is powerful, and at a recent show from independent Toronto-based artist, Xolisa, photographer Chantal ‘Rose’ Gregory captured this power. She asked various audience members “how did Xolisa’s performance make you feel” …
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We Are Chicago: Their Stories, Our Experience
2 years ago

We Are Chicago: Their Stories, Our Experience

“We hear gunshots quite often in our neighbourhood,” says Tony Thornton, almost casually. “If we freaked out every time we heard them, we’d never get anything done.”

The 61-year-old, long-time …
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Bryson Tiller: Honest Soul
2 years ago

Bryson Tiller: Honest Soul

Everyone wants to know who Bryson Tiller is. He’s already done a few dozen interviews since becoming one of the most viral vocalists of the last year. Still, it feels …
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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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Classified: Great and Grateful
2 years ago

Classified: Great and Grateful

Hard work really pays off when you truly enjoy what you do. Don’t believe it? Just ask Enfield, Nova Scotia emcee Classified – who has evolved from a youngster who …
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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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Daye Jack: Rapping for a Change
2 years ago

Daye Jack: Rapping for a Change

The culmination of every year traditionally calls for a reminiscing of the days that came before, often dictating the kind of story it imparted. For 20-year-old Atlanta lyricist Daye Jack, …
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Simone Denny: Dynamite Soul
2 years ago

Simone Denny: Dynamite Soul

Simone Denny is no stranger to change.

She grew up in a home surrounded by soul music, but the Juno award-winning songstress began her career singing Euro-dance music in the …
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Lunice: Paying it Forward
2 years ago

Lunice: Paying it Forward

Montréal, Quebec born DJ, producer and artist, Lunice, didn’t start out knowing that he was going to be travelling the world, having the opportunity to DJ for Madonna or get …
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