ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.

Bee Nation - More Than Words

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 20:43 Written by
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.
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.

Black to the Promised Land at TJFF 25 Years Later

Monday, 24 April 2017 20:52 Written by Dr. Cheryl Thompson
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.

Hot Docs Film Review: Babe, I Hate To Go

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:34 Written by Dr. Cheryl Thompson
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.

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

Sunday, 09 April 2017 10:05 Written by Dr. Cheryl Thompson
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.

Incredible Me, Incredible Message

Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:59 Written by
MeBookz, a Canadian publishing company, began two and a half years ago with the idea of bringing more diversity into children’s literature.

Ms. Lovely Knows No Labels or Limitations

Sunday, 02 April 2017 16:25 Written by Administrator
The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely is a hilarious, timely and evocative tale of a young woman’s search for love.
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.
When Sisters Speak is now in its 17th year! It's North America’s largest and longest-running showcase of Black spoken word poets curated annually by Scarborough Walk of Fame inductee Dwayne Morgan.

How Black Mothers Say I Love You Returns And Gets A Movie Deal

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:57 Written by Camille Dundas
Trey Anthony is unstoppable. She has ridden a wave of success ever since her first hit da' kink in my hair - on the big stage and on the small screen as a popular TV series.
The 5th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), one of Canada’s premier festivals for black film opens February 15 - 19.