Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO Films drama BESSIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”) from a screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois.
Highlighting a thought provoking topic, which affects many persons deemed to be in a minority race in first world countries, and convincingly showing how she continues to push past the many labels
She was a queen, captured in her homeland, forcefully transported across the Atlantic Ocean in the belly of a slave ship. In the New World she would eventually rise up to become the leader of a new nation.
Excellence… The Journey to Success!

Shad Is New Host Of CBC Radio Show Q

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 06:11 Written by
32 year old London, Ontario rapper Shad will be filling the seat as the new host of CBC radio show Q.

ReelWorld Film Festival Opens In Toronto

Monday, 02 March 2015 00:00 Written by
You may remember her as Dr. Olivia B. Winters on the hit soap opera The Young and the Restless, but Tonya Williams is also known for her hard work and multi-contributions to the film industry via the ReelWorld Festival.
You probably have no idea that we’re living in the “International Decade for People of African Descent”.

JN Black History Month Essay Competition Launched

Monday, 02 February 2015 00:00 Written by
In observance of Black History Month, this February, the Jamaica National Building Society’s Toronto Representative Office will host its annual Black History Month Essay Competition for high school students in the Greater Toronto Area.

Urban Book Expo Celebrates Second Year

Friday, 02 January 2015 00:00 Written by
As a city that houses a diverse cultural mosaic often expressed in the arts, Toronto has an impressive list of events to offer on a year-round basis.

Mandatory Minimum Gun Sentences Argued At Supreme Court

Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00 Written by Camille Dundas
Canada's Criminal Code currently requires judges to impose a mandatory three year minimum sentence on a first-time offender who has been found in possession of a loaded restricted firearm, such as a handgun or sawed-off shotgun. 

Toronto Joins Black Lives Matter Protest

Monday, 15 December 2014 00:00 Written by Lucy Oneka
Hundreds of protestors in Toronto marched in solidarity with the thousands across the border against the recent police shootings of unarmed Black men such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter Toronto.

Black Broadcasters Give Back With Ryerson Award

Monday, 01 December 2014 00:00 Written by Lucy Oneka
Canadian broadcasters Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond have joined together to give back to Ryerson University, the school that shaped their career.

Toronto promoter Michael Charles dies after 2 year battle with cancer

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00 Written by Administrator
Prominent Toronto promoter Michael Charles passed away peacefully in his home on Friday November 21, 2014 after a two year bout with GIST, a rare form of stomach cancer.