Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00 Written by Roger Dundas
Shakespeares’ Niggas, Beatdown, Born Ready, Pusha-Man...sound familiar? These are some of the plays written by Trinidadian born Joseph Jomo Pierre. His plays have been produced by Obsidian Theatre company, and now Jomo has co-written a piece based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, aptly titled Twisted.
Selwyn Jacob's teachable spirit is the driving force behind his films. Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago and then moving to Alberta in 1968, he always loved watching movies, documentaries and television shows.
Monday, 12 January 2015 00:00 Written by Kym Dominique - Ferguson
Owen 'Blakka' Ellis' writing... Takes me home. I can hear voices from my childhood singing, "There's a brown girl in da ring, tra-lala-la-la! There's a brown girl in da ring, traaaaaaaaa-lala-lala!"
Sunday, 28 December 2014 00:00 Written by Danica Samuel
Many remember Andrea Lewis as Hazel from the famous Canadian show ‘Degrassi’ and others fell in love with her as Hillary Duff’s best friend in the movie ‘Cadet Kelly’.
Friday, 12 December 2014 00:00 Written by Danica Samuel
In 1999 Toronto lacked something so important in its music scene; recognition. When Ian Espinet and his friends went out partying many of the DJ’s forgot to pay homage to the older artists in the game. There was an overabundance of new music but little of the old. “It was as if the DJ’s caught Amnesia,” he says.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 00:00 Written by Nicole Franklin
Film Title: Black Men Loving | Filmmaker:Ella Cooper | Length: 29 mins
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:00 Written by Danica Samuel
Jordon Manswell wasn’t nervous at all when he got on stage at the 2014 Battle of the Beat Makers Contest.
Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00 Written by Kanda Farkollie
ByBlacks Rating: BBBBB
ByBlacks review BBBB Imagine this. Six black male poets from across North America, inside the St. Lawrence Centre in downtown Toronto, a stage decorated scarcely with a mic, mic stand, two Up From the Roots banners and DJ Manifest stage left, decked out with his Mac, two turntables and a mixer.
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00 Written by Kayla Thompson
Bob Kills Theatre kicks off the Toronto edition of “The Motherf---er with the Hat” on November 9th.