With racial tensions and police brutality dominating public conversation, many Black Canadian people have felt a renewed commitment to changing the narrative, but many of them don't have the resources do so. By voting!
No other time of year do we have so many Black Canadian 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.
Angelina Williams is the current chair of the Harry Jerome Awards. It is presented by the Black Business Professional Association and regarded as one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies within the Black Canadian community.
In 2013, Nadine Wong received the Health Sciences Harry Jerome Award. Her passion lies in education, specifically children, and set up the Alabaster Gate Children’s Charity (AGCC) to help children in Third World countries with their educational needs.
2 days before previews, and I’m speaking with Jamaican born Director Nigel Shawn Williams, about his current Directing career and his latest jaunt, BINGO!, written by award-winning Canadian playwright and
The final of the 4 interviews of the Black Business Professionals Association’s (BBPA) 2014 award recipients, is none other than Chef Selwyn Richards.
In the fast paced Social Media world, one thing is certain, change is constant. To be effective in your Brand Marketing, traditionally you only needed the basics of a business logo, business cards with matching letterheads/brochures to get you started.
1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Last year, over 26,000 Canadian men were diagnosed with the disease and over 4,000 died from it.” – Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Prostate Cancer 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.