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22 Dec 2019

KNew Me - 10 Chapters of Unadulterated Black Male Vulnerability

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Jeff Martin is a police officer turned author and motivational speaker. For the last 15 years he's been working in various detective roles, investigating criminal offenses ranging from homicides to sexual assaults. Having done over 1000 forensic interviews with children, Jeff is a youth communication specialist, who now travels North America giving soul-stirring talks to high schoolers.

21 Dec 2019

The End Of An Era - CBC's Air Farce Takes Flight One Last Time

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Budgetary constraints have claimed another one. After 46 years on radio and television, the Royal Canadian Air Farce signs off with a farewell special on December 30, 2019. The show, known for political satire and comedic sketches, has managed to steer clear of controversy in its multi-decade run. Uniquely Canadian, eh. We had a chance to chat with Darryl Hinds, a Second City alum and ensemble member of the Air Farce since 2014. Hinds’s resume is littered with Canadian staples, such as Degrassi, The Beaverton, Murdoch Mysteries, Little Mosque on the Prairie, and The Ninth, situating him in a unique…

25 Nov 2019

A Little White Lie Moves from the Stage to the Screen

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What happens when you tell a little white lie and it snowballs into a cascade of unraveled secrets? That’s the leitmotif of the first film produced by Crossfield House Productions -- “A Little White Lie” – which will have its world premiere in Toronto on November 29 at the Regent Theatre.

08 Nov 2019

Hollywood’s “Harriet” Comes to Chatham After Community Backlash

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Given that so many places in southern Ontario played such a key role in Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad network, you’d think it would be a no-brainer for the newly released Harriet film to screen in a place like Chatham-Kent. A city where some of the first early Black settlers landed, that was once home to several thriving Black settlements and that now boasts three Black History museums. 

13 Nov 2019

Author Joseph Lewin on Teaching Children To Face Their Fears

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Joseph Lewin’s first children’s book - Calvert and the Wolf - is creating quite a buzz. It certainly helps when John Tory, the mayor of Toronto, buys a copy of the book and tweets about it after meeting the author in Kensington Market on a Pedestrian Sunday.

29 Oct 2019

Pass Over Review : Systemic Racism, Police Brutality & The Promised Land

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ByBlacks Review: BBBB*

18 Oct 2019

100 Years Of Miss Lou Celebrated Internationally

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The work of Jamaican cultural icon Louise Bennett-Coverley -- known to many as Miss Lou -- is so seminal and far-reaching that commemorating the centenary of her birth requires 100 days of celebrations.

10 Oct 2019

Tonya Williams Marks 19 Years Celebrating Black Stories On Screen At ReelWorld Film Festival

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Since 2001, the ReelWorld Film Festival has been showcasing and connecting BIPOC (Black Indigenous People Of Colour) filmmakers as an antidote to the lack of diversity and representation in the film industry.

23 Sep 2019

Canada's First Family Of Reality TV Gets Greenlit For Second Season

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Jillian Danford’s unexpected path to social media stardom is almost unheard of. Danford was living a regular suburban life where she worked as a court registrar with Oshawa’s Superior Court of Justice. A co-worker suggested that she audition for The Shopping Channel where she landed a steady gig and figured she’d done pretty well for herself in the entertainment industry.

19 Sep 2019

2019 Polaris Prize Winner Haviah Mighty Sears Her Footprint Into The History Books

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This week, the headlines and tweets have read, “Female Hip Hop Artist Makes History,” referencing “...her historic win and what it means to Black female artists,” and many more fitting accolades for the 2019 Polaris Prize Winner Haviah Mighty.

 

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