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On the rare occasion that Canada’s race relations are the featured topic for public discussion, the phrase “Burn, Nigger, Burn” would probably not come to mind.

On the rare occasion that Canada’s race relations are the featured topic for public discussion, the phrase “Burn, Nigger, Burn” would probably not come to mind.

ByBlacks Spotlight on TIFF.40 will have several reports on documentary selections at this year’s festival.

In just under two hours, ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ reminds us why we should care about Mali, that Islam jihadists are not representative of the Muslim people, and that art is the heart of any nation.

The cute factor is unrelenting in the short 20 minute documentary titled Music Lessons by filmmaker Michael Mabbott.

John Ridley’s racially charged contribution to Thursday night television, American Crime, isn’t built on a new premise.

Wednesday's two-hour season finale of Empire was watched by everyone who has cable, and the rest are hunting the Internet and breaking all kinds of laws to catch up.

Christene A. Browne is the director of Another Planet, the first dramatic feature film to be directed by a Black woman in Canada. 

For Canadian author Lawrence Hill, the journey from page to screen was an emotional rollercoaster ride beginning with the very title, The Book of Negroes. 

Acting came in a rather unusual way for Jamaican-Canadian actor Lyriq Bent. It wasn’t a matter of following his dreams but of dreams following him.

Selwyn Jacob's teachable spirit is the driving force behind his films. Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago and then moving to Alberta in 1968, he always loved watching movies, documentaries and television shows.

Many remember Andrea Lewis as Hazel from the famous Canadian show ‘Degrassi’ and others fell in love with her as Hillary Duff’s best friend in the movie ‘Cadet Kelly’.

16 Dec 2014

Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice: the names of four Black males that are now the faces of a cry for change.

 

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