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    Subjects of Desire is an essay film that dissects and deconstructs the stereotypes surrounding beauty and the power it gives to someone based on how they look. The film, by veteran producer Jennifer Holness, also explores what it feels like when one is deprived of this power. It's playing now at Hot Docs until May 9th.

    Have you, or someone you know, ever wanted to work in music or entertainment? ADVANCE, Canada’s Black Music Business Collective aims to help you make that happen. Whether you are a veteran in your industry, well into your current career, a college or university scholar, an entrepreneur, or a high school student, ADVANCE can help you get in the door.

    Canada's newest Black music festival, Afrowaveto launches this weekend, promising an inclusive music experience. We sat down with Lexxicon, a Jamaican-Canadian artist and the founder and executive director of the Afrowaveto music organization.

    “I could not have told this story in my 20’s. Now, I’m so sure of who I am. The strength and dignity of my mother, how incredible our family is, even though it’s messy and not perfect, I’m proud of that. I’d rather tell a story about our humanity and our truth, than ever give anyone a sanitized version that paints us to be something that we are not.” - Perdita Felicien, author of My Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of Struggle and Triumph.

    “My passion is connecting people to new experiences and new perspectives. My work focuses on the positivity and things that bring people together,” says Michael Newman, Global BC  Community Reporter. Newman has been at Global TV News for the last three years, having come over from the United States. He's tasked with covering events and local campaigns around Lower Mainland and British Columbia. He was born in Florida but has both Canadian and US citizenship, with parents from Jamaica and Trinidad. 

    The sudden death of Michelle Ross is heartbreaking news for many of us who adored the queen.

    Anyone whose been featured on either of the Obama’s musical playlists should wear that badge of honour with pride.

    “In the era of digital entertainment, representation on the big screen is important for Black people, I take it as a very serious responsibility to be a voice for up and coming generations,” insists Dayo Ade, an accomplished actor, producer, and writer.

    “Don't change your dreams just because no one else has done it.”

    “I am a proud Canadian of African Caribbean origin. I love to engage people, learn their stories, and be a part of the network of Canada, which is multiculturalism,” Valene Campbell introduces herself. Campbell is the author of the Amazing Zoe series, published by Zou Zou Media House Inc. She also has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector. With Jamaican parents, Campbell grew up immersed in a Caribbean culture known for its storytelling, poetry, music, and art. As a child, she would write plays or skirts for the church. “Although…

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