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09 Feb 2019

Capitalism, Colonization and a Caribbean “HERO”

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Frances-Anne Solomon is an artistic force to be reckoned with. As the director of CaribbeanTales and the International Film festival of the same name, she has grown the entity into a globally recognized institution that gives voice to filmmakers throughout the Caribbean diaspora.

07 Feb 2019

Review: The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

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In The Hate U Give we enter Starr’s world.  She is the only witness to the shooting of an unarmed black boy, who also happens to be her childhood best friend. We are there from the start to the finish, from the shooting to the grand jury verdict and we observe and read each scene and experience a wave of emotions; shock, sadness, anger, defiance, hope, and hopelessness. All the while hoping that this will be the time when justice is finally served.

07 Feb 2019

REVIEW: In The Black By B. Denham Jolly

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The struggles of Black Canadians who’ve paved the way for future generations must not be forgotten. During Black History Month we celebrate and remember the important contributions and achievements Black Canadians have made throughout history.

29 Jan 2019

Alvin Ailey Stops In Toronto For 60th Anniversary Tour

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Andrew Eccles  “Alvin Ailey was a pioneer in celebrating the human spirit through the African-American culture and modern dance, elevating the world of the performing arts and the hearts and minds of people of all backgrounds," says the man at the helm of a 60 year old cultural instititute.

13 Dec 2018

Netflix Gets It Right With Motown Magic

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Netflix and chilling is now part of our regular routines and the ever ready stream of entertainment has made it easy for 1 in 4 Canadians to cut the cord.

20 Nov 2018

[REVIEW] Young People’s Theatre’s ‘Mary Poppins’ a must-see for the holiday season

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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.

24 Oct 2018

Black Authors Ecstatic About Being Finalists For Governor General Literary Awards

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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).

24 Oct 2018

[REVIEW] Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations Will Leave You Singing Motown Classics For Days

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BYBLACKS RATING: BBBB

17 Oct 2018

New Dance Work Explores The Painful Effects Of Shadeism

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Esie Mensah has been recognized as a woman to watch. She has developed her own version of Afro Fusion choreography that has led her to work with music industry icons, teach across Toronto, and work with companies like Soulpepper and the Shaw Festival.

17 Oct 2018

"Everything They Told Us To Avoid - We're Celebrating Those Things Now"

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Starlight, Dark Night A Universal Ball is one of Toronto’s major balls of the year. Just in time for Halloween, the sci-fi fantasy themed ball took place at the 519 on Saturday night.

 

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