ENTERTAINMENT

REVIEW: Pulse Entertains

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 00:00 Written by
ByBlacks Rating: BBB1/2 Anchored by the evocative sounds of rhythm and blues, Jasmyn Fyffe’s ‘Pulse’ commendably marries technique and entertainment.
Owen 'Blakka' Ellis' writing... Takes me home. I can hear voices from my childhood singing, "There's a brown girl in da ring, tra-lala-la-la! There's a brown girl in da ring, traaaaaaaaa-lala-lala!"
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’.

Guilty By Identity

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00 Written by
Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice: the names of four Black males that are now the faces of a cry for change.
In 1999 Toronto lacked something so important in its music scene; recognition. When Ian Espinet and his friends went out partying many of the DJ’s forgot to pay homage to the older artists in the game. There was an overabundance of new music but little of the old. “It was as if the DJ’s caught Amnesia,” he says.
Film Title: Black Men Loving | Filmmaker:Ella Cooper | Length: 29 mins 
Jordon Manswell wasn’t nervous at all when he got on stage at the 2014 Battle of the Beat Makers Contest.
ByBlacks Rating: BBBBB 

The Brothers Spoke And It Was Awesome

Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00 Written by
ByBlacks review BBBB Imagine this. Six black male poets from across North America, inside the St. Lawrence Centre in downtown Toronto, a stage decorated scarcely with a mic, mic stand, two Up From the Roots banners and DJ Manifest stage left, decked out with his Mac, two turntables and a mixer.
Bob Kills Theatre kicks off the Toronto edition of “The Motherf---er with the Hat” on November 9th.

The Man Behind The Mic: 680 News Rudy Blair

Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00 Written by
You know him as the smooth, charming, smart voice behind all the music and entertainment stories on 680 News radio. You may also know him by his signature braids.
ByBlacks Rating: BBB Do you find yourself immersed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life with little time for reading? Then the short story genre may be the style of writing that most suits your lifestyle and taste.
Featured Subject: Contractor Nick Jardine, On-camera Expert