20 Feb 2018

Killmonger is Not a Revolutionary, Man.

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In 1974, after Huey P. Newton fled to Cuba for the alleged murder of Kathleen Smith, Elaine Brown was appointed the leader of the Black Panther Party.

13 Feb 2018

Make Room For This Black Girl Magic - And Her Banjo

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Her voice is low, measured, controlled. It comes with a quiet confidence that comes from someone who has pushed through some pain and is shining on the other side of it.

07 Feb 2018

The Little Spaces That Could: How Independent Theatre Companies Are Building Community

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I had just taken the helm of b current performing arts, a 26-year-old company dedicated to theatre from the Black and brown diaspora.

03 Feb 2018

6 Black Canadian Writers To Watch In 2018

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The face of Canadian literature is changing, and here are some of the people helping to turn the page.

02 Feb 2018

Spotlight On Black Works at The 39th Rhubarb Festival

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It's known as the "wildest theatre fest in town" - The Rhubarb Festival is back for its 39th year from Feb 14-25.

22 Jan 2018

[Review] 'Calpurnia' Flips A Classic To Leave Audiences Talking Long After The Curtain Falls

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You may not be as woke as you think you are — that’s a key underlying message of Audrey Dwyer’s Calpurnia, on stage at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

18 Nov 2017

SKINHEAD - Getting In Is One Thing, Getting Out Is Hard

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For thirteen years Brad fought for an all - white Canada.  He rose through the ranks of the white supremacy movement to become president of an international racist group called Volksfront.

29 Oct 2017

Ottawa Sisters Nominated For Child Acting Awards

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These little girls have appeared in a variety of national and international commercials, films and television series. They are the LeBlanc sisters, Jaeda (11 years old) and Yvanna-Rose (9 years old), originally from Toronto but living in Ottawa for the last few years.

15 Sep 2017

[Review]: "An Octoroon" Is A Thought Provoking Twist On Slave Narratives

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An Octoroon signals the Shaw Festival’s shift to bringing edgier content to the stage.

10 Sep 2017

Terry McMillan's "I Almost Forgot About You" Proves It's Never Too Late To Start Over

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Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You tells the story of Dr. Georgia Young, a successful optometrist, mother and grandmother, and a two-time divorcee.

08 Sep 2017

"I Am Sheriauna" Starts A Conversation About The Power Of Difference

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Sherylee Honeyghan was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned that her baby’s left hand had not developed properly.

05 Sep 2017

CaribbeanTales Film Festival Explores the Complexity Of Identity With "Legacies of Race" Night

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On September 13th, “Legacies of Race” night at the 2017 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) will offer a glimpse into the complex social structures of Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas.

29 Aug 2017

Allan Louis Nails Dracula At The Shaw Festival

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Dracula on stage at the Shaw Festival Theatre goes old school — garlic and crucifixes included — in the retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic tale.

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