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17 Sep 2018

African Inspired Activewear: A Design With You In Mind

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What started out as a search for the perfect leggings, opened a door to a journey Claudia Amoah never planned for. Already settled in her career as a fitness trainer, Amoah did not expect to add fashion designer to her resume.

10 Sep 2018

Aaron Lewin: How This Rising Star Fell And Got Back Up To Shine

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Aaron Lewin is a Canadian comic on the verge of greatness. You may recognize the "Aaron Lewin and Friends" brand from his most recent sold out comedy show during Toronto Carnival, featuring another comedian, Shiggy - who skyrocketed to fame with the #InMyFeelings challenge.

02 Sep 2018

The Get Fresh Company Makes Its Mark On Queen West

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Jebril "Fresh" Jalloh is the CEO and founder of 'The Get Fresh Company'.  At age 15, he was hanging out with friends one day when he had a vision.

10 Aug 2018

Eco Designer's New Collection Inspired By Ghanaian Water Carriers

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Toronto based fashion designer Asia Clarke has made hundreds of jewelry pieces over the years, many of which have been featured in music videos, magazines and photo shoots.

01 Aug 2018

When Tech Meets Fete: Candice Dixon Has Mas Appeal

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Candice Dixon has always wanted more. More than a 9 to 5, or simply meeting the status quo. When asked about her foray into the fashion industry she laughingly admits she failed miserably when trying to please her Caribbean parents.

06 Jul 2018

Wearing What You Believe With GoVibly - Gospel Themed Goods

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Oluwaseun Oyeniran spends his days in the financial world, helping large banks fight fraud with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

25 May 2018

Al Ramsay - Community Change Maker Is First Black Person To Receive Ryerson Alumni Award

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More than half of Toronto identifies as a visible minority, making it one of the most diverse cities in the world. So when Al Ramsay found out he would be the first Black person to receive the Trailblazer Alumni award from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, he was floored.

21 May 2018

The Pascal Atuma Open Mic Show - The Stage Is Yours, The Crowd Decides

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It’s an otherwise quiet night in the heart of downtown Toronto. The sun has just begun to dip, and the normally bustling streets are virtually empty, save for a few pedestrians and the odd streetcar.

21 May 2018

The Game That's Taking Your Pre-Party Rituals To A Whole Other Level

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In one hand, you hold an auxiliary cord. In the other, your smartphone, queued to your “Fire” playlist. The two meet, and the party gets started. Sound familiar?

17 Apr 2018

Bringing it Home: Vernacular Jazz Dance in Toronto

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I have been a professional dance artist for 15 years, and I’m now the Artistic Director of Holla Jazz – a company that focuses on spreading the guiding principles of jazz dance, and perhaps creating some new ones.

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