ENTERTAINMENT

BHM 2015 Publishers Top 5 picks

Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:00 Written by
No other time of year do we have so many Black focused cultural events happening across Canada, than in Black History Month. February is jam packed with events, more than you could possibly attend,
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: An Educator through Film

Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00 Written by
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.

REVIEW: Pulse Entertains

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00 Written by
ByBlacks Rating: BBB1/2 Anchored by the evocative sounds of rhythm and blues, Jasmyn Fyffe’s ‘Pulse’ commendably marries technique and entertainment.
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!"
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’.

Guilty By Identity

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00 Written by
Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice: the names of four Black males that are now the faces of a cry for change.

Hip Hop Legends Celebrated at 15th Anniversary of Amnesia

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.
Film Title: Black Men Loving | Filmmaker:Ella Cooper | Length: 29 mins 

Whitby Producer Crowned Battle Of The Beatmakers Competition

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.
ByBlacks Rating: BBBBB 

The Brothers Spoke And It Was Awesome

Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00 Written by
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.
Bob Kills Theatre kicks off the Toronto edition of “The Motherf---er with the Hat” on November 9th.