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The Taint of a Nation
1 year ago

The Taint of a Nation

One of the best and worst things about The Birth of a Nation may be that it’s a highly effective film for the message it wants to tell. The irony …
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Kaepernick Kills Convention
1 year ago

Kaepernick Kills Convention

As summer comes to a simmer and fall slowly creeps its way into our existence, both seasons battle for control of the climate. In Toronto, fall is struggling mightily as …
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Our Brother’s Keeper
1 year ago

Our Brother’s Keeper

“It’s coming, ladies and gentlemen / This time around the revolution will not be televised.” — Jay Electronica

Mr. Electronica was wrong.

As the month of June marks the end …
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Matchmaking the Odds
2 years ago

Matchmaking the Odds

The probability of a second chance at life can be calculated. Dorothy Vernon-Brown knows this all too well after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia nearly three summers ago, a …
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Rebels With a Cause
2 years ago

Rebels With a Cause

We are living in a time where more and more youth are opening their eyes and raising their voices in an effort to change the world. From race issues to LGBTQ …
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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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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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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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Saul Williams: Shifting Perspectives
2 years ago

Saul Williams: Shifting Perspectives

Saul Williams is undefined.

And as such he leaves his performances up for interpretation by his audience. He doesn’t pre-determine what he wants them to take away from it, he’d …
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