ENTERTAINMENT

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.
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 
Jordon Manswell wasn’t nervous at all when he got on stage at the 2014 Battle of the Beat Makers Contest.

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.

The Man Behind The Mic: 680 News Rudy Blair

Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00 Written by
You know him as the smooth, charming, smart voice behind all the music and entertainment stories on 680 News radio. You may also know him by his signature braids.
Featured Subject: Contractor Nick Jardine, On-camera Expert 

Love, Sax and All That Jazz Heats Up Toronto

Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00 Written by
Awarding-winning Gospel Artist Alan Charles’ hit UK comedy stage play Love, Sax and All That Jazz is coming to Toronto. 
Title of Featured Project: Mary and Susanna
For this Black Dox entry, documentary filmmaker Nicole Franklin pays tribute to her friend Bill Greaves, a temporary Canadian resident who changed the game.

Black Dox: Father Figure

Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00 Written by
Father Figure – Exploring Alternate Notions of Black Fatherhood

Black Dox: Gideon's Army

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 00:00 Written by
Black Dox with Nicole Franklin. A bi-monthly series of articles introducing documentary releases from filmmakers of the African Diaspora.