Category Archives: Media

Toronto artists dominate Billboard’s Hip-Hop and R&B chart

Its been a great year for Toronto, thanks in part to Drake and The Weeknd… http://m.digitaljournal.com/a-and-e/entertainment/toronto-artists-dominate-billboard-s-hip-hop-and-r-b-chart/article/451770

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The Long and Painful History of Attacks on Black Churches

Waking up this morning my newsfeeds were inundated with the words ‘Charleston’ ‘hate crime’ ‘mass shooting’ ‘on the loose’. I didn’t want to know what it all meant. I’m fatigued, I’m enraged, I’m devastatingly sad. Mostly because this isn’t the … Continue reading

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Black like me: the problem with Rachel’s identity

It’s been almost a week since Rachel Dolezal first made headlines for her race, or lack thereof. In the aftermath of Dolezal’s massive decade long lie two camps have emerged. Those who are deeply resentful and hurt by Doelzal’s fabrication … Continue reading

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Black is Blue in a rainbow world: How a film changed my perspective

I’ll preface this with the fact I am extremely open minded. Im a left leaning, 30-something black woman so understanding the plight of the down trodden, abused, and misunderstood is easy for me. Continue reading

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A review of the documentary: Live from New York!

Making its Canadian premiere at Toronto’s 2015 Hot Docs festival, Live from New York!  proves laughter really is the best medicine in the face of fear, angst and even confusion. ‘Live from New York its Saturday night’ is one of … Continue reading

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Basking in the Basquiat

Jean Michel Basquiat acclaimed NYC street artist of the 1980’s. Artist and visionary Jean Michel Basquiat rocketed to fame in the early 1980’s,  after his ‘Samo’ and signature three-pronged crown street tags gained attention from those on the fringes of … Continue reading

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Did the President pardon the wrong turkey? How a GOP aide ended up cooking her own goose

Late last week America reveled in two traditions. One being an age-old controversy and the other being a relatively new one. Thanksgiving came with its usual gusto of Holiday sales, Black Friday stampeders, Turduckens and the ever odd Presidential pardon … Continue reading

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