Revealing The Women Behind Popular Poem "Woman of Colour"

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 00:00 Written by
Craig Doyle Henry also known as CDH Live is an accomplished poet, producer, songwriter and rapper who has thrilled audiences across North America including New York City, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto.

Hear My Voice: Meet Yaa Hemaa

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00 Written by
By day, Yaa-Hemaa Obiri - Yeboah is an inspection officer with the federal government in Ottawa. But outside of the 9-5 realm she is a singer, song-writer, pianist, and founder of
With the opening just days away now, I spoke with Lua about the World Premiere of, a DANCEWORKS CoWorks Series Event
Kwame grew up in Toronto playing hockey in the streets like most other Canadian kids.
Sunday February 9, 2014, inside the Rose theatre, six Black comedians take on Brampton. Hosted by Jay Martin, the show also features headliner Keesha Brownie, Trixx, Andrew Searles, Zabrina Chevannes and Sharif. We had an opportunity to speak with Sharif about his comedy style, his inspiration Bill Cosby, and other amazing comics.
El Jones is one of the headliners for the upcoming Dwayne Morgan produced poetry series, When Sisters Speak. She is an energetic, outspoken activist, who addresses a  lot of systemic race related issues in Canada.
Three years ago we produced an erotic poetry show called “Freak Nasty” (since then the name has been softened to “The Sweet Spot”). It was a fun show; hosted by a comedian, with live music, fashion show and a DJ, featuring erotic poets from the USA, and a fresh new Canadian erotic poet named Victoria Grant. It was her first time on stage doing erotic poetry (though you wouldn't really have known it). On January 19th she unveils her inner thoughts via her debut book, 47 Kisses.

Francis Atta, a young man living his dreams

Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00 Written by
Our team ran into award winning Youth Worker and Motivational Speaker Francis Atta at the If I Ruled Toronto event held October at the Sheraton Centre. His book, The Flip, provides candid advice to both Parents and Youth on how transform their lives from negative to positive. We got an opportunity to speak with him about what drives him, and how he is using his own life experiences to help youth in Ontario. During the interview I could feel the passion and confidence of this young man over the phone.

Shahi Teruko | Born to sing

Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00 Written by
Chances are you have seen her face recently on a poster on Facebook. Or maybe on stage in the Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story.
Joining a play that already has some traction is difficult, especially playing a lead role. ByBlacks caught up with actor Damian Brown about touring with one of the most successful Caribbean plays ever written/produced in Canada; Marcia Brown’s “I Need To Know My Father”.

Troy Crossfield is a natural

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 20:00 Written by
Troy Crossfield is no stranger to the stage, having already playing lead in over 12 plays including Darren Anthony’s 'Secrets of a Black Boy' and Cheryl Nembhard’s Gospel Musical 'My Brothers Keeper' amongst many others.  

Sheldon Neil is a man on a mission

Sunday, 27 October 2013 20:00 Written by
With the final performance of The Ultimate Sacrifice just days away, we wanted to catch up with one of the lead actors, Sheldon Neil. Not only is he an actor, Sheldon is a signed artist with Redeeming Music Label and will be recording his debut album in November.

Dwayne Morgan talks poetry and When Brothers Speak

Monday, 30 September 2013 20:00 Written by
Rarely do I get to sit down and chat with with my friends about their shows, so it was a stroke of bad luck that our writer was unable to do the interview, and good luck for me that I stepped in to talk to one of the hardest working men in Canadian show business;