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10 Jun 2017

REVIEW: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

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Written in 1993 by Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the 1993 National Book Circle Award for Fiction. Set in Bayonne, Louisiana between October 1947 and April 1948 it couldn’t be more relevant today.

14 May 2017

For Colored Girls Hits the Right Tone

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A new adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf debuted last week at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery District.

03 May 2017

Bee Nation - More Than Words

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Bee Nation follows six Aboriginal children, ages 10 to 14, and their life-changing experience participating in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee (FNPSB) in Saskatchewan, and the first of its kind in all of Canada.

29 Apr 2017

Untangling The Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair

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Michele Tapp Roseman author of Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty addresses and examines the challenges of black women in accepting their natural hair and beauty.

24 Apr 2017

Black to the Promised Land at TJFF 25 Years Later

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Originally released in 1992, Black to the Promised Land follows a group of students from Brooklyn, New York all the way to Israel and back.

18 Apr 2017

Hot Docs Film Review: Babe, I Hate To Go

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Babe, I Hate to Go is a short film about a 51-year-old Jamaican migrant worker who leaves home each year for periods of six months or more to work on an Ontario tobacco farm.

09 Apr 2017

Here's Why Book Of Mormon Isn’t Funny At All

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Book of Mormon first opened on Broadway in 2011. Since then, it has won 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has toured London and Australia.

08 Apr 2017

Incredible Me, Incredible Message

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MeBookz, a Canadian publishing company, began two and a half years ago with the idea of bringing more diversity into children’s literature.

02 Apr 2017

Ms. Lovely Knows No Labels or Limitations

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The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely is a hilarious, timely and evocative tale of a young woman’s search for love.

07 Mar 2017

The Skin We're In: New Documentary Featuring Desmond Cole Directed by Charles Officer

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Racism is here. This is the message journalist Desmond Cole and acclaimed director Charles Officer hope all Canadians open their eyes to when they watch The Skin We’re In.

 

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