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Personalities
27 Feb 2019

It's Weyni's World Now

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In October 2018 Weyni Mengesha returned to Toronto as Soulpepper Theatre’s Artistic Director - making her the first woman and person of colour to sit at the helm of the city’s largest non-profit.

11 Feb 2019

Black Girl, White Coat: "Most people look at me like I don’t belong there."

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Neke Ibeh pronounced Neh-keh is a bioinformatician at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. She was born in Bulgaria to Nigerian parents, and migrated to Canada at an early age. Growing up Neke recalls her mother asking only one favour. “Do well in school and represent God in all you do.”

31 Jan 2019

Kenneth Montague - Breaking Down Barriers With Black Art

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Dr. Kenneth Montague is a well known dentist, curator, and respected collector of works by local and International contemporary African artists. He works behind the scenes in Toronto's art world as one of the AGO's Board of Trustees, and as founding director of Wedge Curatorial Projects; a not-for-profit arts organization that supports Black emerging artists.

31 Jan 2019

Ren Navarro - The Black Beer Unicorn

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With a one-hundred-and-fifty-year head start in marketing beer to guys - as a guy’s product, Ren Navarro disrupts the white male-dominated Canadian beer industry, with diversity and inclusivity.

01 Dec 2018

Blazing a trail of leadership from the North to the South

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Nadia Theodore has been awake since dawn today, out of the house before 7am for a speaking engagement with the Atlanta Council on International Relations. And she still has a lot more on her calendar before trying to get home in time for dinner.

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.

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.

11 Dec 2017

Leisa Washington nominated as 2018 Ontario Liberal candidate for Whitby

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It’s standing room only at the nomination meeting for Leisa Washington.

30 Nov 2017

Entrepreneur Credits Scarborough Upbringing For Successful Start

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Returning from England to Scarborough as a child, Ian Andre Espinet found himself surrounded by, and befriending, companions from all over the world.

07 Nov 2017

One On One With Tiffany Gooch

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Tiffany Gooch is a Consultant at Enterprise & Ensight Canada and brings extensive experience in government, politics and events to her role.

01 Sep 2017

Natasha Henry Honoured For Bringing Black Canadian History to Ontario Curriculum

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There was a time when educator & historian Natasha Henry knew more about Jamaica and its history than that of Blacks in Canada.

03 Apr 2017

The Unlikely Path of Bobsledder Lascelles Brown

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Take a look at Lascelles Brown’s resume as a competitive bobsledder representing the Maple Leaf flag, and you’re sure to be impressed.

02 Sep 2016

Michael Twitty On Kosher Soul Food And Why Your Plate Is Your Flag

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The biennial Ashkenaz Festival celebrating Yiddish and Jewish music, art and culture kicks runs from August 31- September 10, 2016 in Toronto.

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