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26 Aug 2017

Robyn Maynard's New Book, Policing Black Lives, Examines Race-Based State Violence In The Canadian Context

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Robyn Maynard has spent most of her adult life documenting racist and gender-based violence against Black people in Canada, primarily in Montreal.

03 Aug 2017

The Kendrick Effect

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On the evening of July 25th 2017, the Air Canada Centre (ACC) was filled to capacity with screaming Kendrick Lamar fans as they anxiously anticipated his arrival on stage.

26 Jun 2017

Lawless - No One Can Tell Cham How Things 'Should' Be

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“Hi this is Cham, am I too late?” After waiting nearly an hour to interview Cham, he disarms my impatience with a warm voice and an apology.

24 Jun 2017

Quantico Actress Shares Story Of Deportation & Advice For Black Actresses

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Last February, Melissa Toussaint got her break in acting when she landed her first television role in the American drama series, ‘Quantico.’

10 Jun 2017

REVIEW: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

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Written in 1993 by Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the 1993 National Book Circle Award for Fiction. Set in Bayonne, Louisiana between October 1947 and April 1948 it couldn’t be more relevant today.

14 May 2017

For Colored Girls Hits the Right Tone

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A new adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf debuted last week at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery District.

03 May 2017

Bee Nation - More Than Words

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Bee Nation follows six Aboriginal children, ages 10 to 14, and their life-changing experience participating in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee (FNPSB) in Saskatchewan, and the first of its kind in all of Canada.

29 Apr 2017

Untangling The Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair

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Michele Tapp Roseman author of Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty addresses and examines the challenges of black women in accepting their natural hair and beauty.

24 Apr 2017

Black to the Promised Land at TJFF 25 Years Later

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Originally released in 1992, Black to the Promised Land follows a group of students from Brooklyn, New York all the way to Israel and back.

18 Apr 2017

Hot Docs Film Review: Babe, I Hate To Go

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Babe, I Hate to Go is a short film about a 51-year-old Jamaican migrant worker who leaves home each year for periods of six months or more to work on an Ontario tobacco farm.

 

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