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    Denise Jones pictured with husband Allan Jones, sons Jesse and Jerimi. Kevin Jones Photography. Denise Jones was always thankful, brought people together, and was masterful in all her entertainment endeavours. This was evident at the New Year’s Day soirees held annually at her home in Brampton, Ontario where her family and friends gathered “for food, friendship, laughs and conversation.”

    Now that the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) has spent almost a year building its base, it is ready to reach out to the Black community. Ruth Goba, the executive director, says this is important because the legal clinic started from scratch with everything new -- space, bylaws, staff, board, and mandate.

    What happens when you tell a little white lie and it snowballs into a cascade of unraveled secrets? That’s the leitmotif of the first film produced by Crossfield House Productions -- “A Little White Lie” – which will have its world premiere in Toronto on November 29 at the Regent Theatre.

    (PHOTO BY GWYN CHAPMAN) The Black community is celebrating a trio of naming honours bestowed on some of its most iconic members. 

    The work of Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley -- known to many as Miss Lou -- is so seminal and far-reaching that commemorating the centenary of her birth requires 100 days of celebrations.

    Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s former minister of advanced education and skills development, and minister of education, found her voice at her family’s dinner table. That grounding has propelled the politician to represent her constituents of Scarborough-Guildwood, to serve the people of the province as a government minister, and now to seek the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party in 2020.

    When Lilies; Or, the Revival of a Romantic Drama opens at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre it will be the fulfillment of Ryan G. Hinds’ dream.

    BYBLACKS RATING: BBBBB The fact that children and adults could be heard in the audience singing along to songs in the Young People’s Theatre (YPT) production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s Mary Poppins on its opening night meant it was very engaging.

    Four books by Black Canadian authors and illustrators are among the seventy books that are 2018 finalists for the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks).

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