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Many Black men have a special relationship with their barbers. This unique connection has resulted in a series of events called the Barbershop Talks, where the “neighbourhood barbershop” is used to create a safe space for Black community members to meet.

As a middle-aged woman in the second year of the adoption process, I find myself in a bubble at times. Although friends and family have been supportive, there are moments when I feel isolated, overwhelmed and overjoyed.

Though she’s just officially started junior kindergarten, anyone who has met my four-year old could tell you she was ready for school long before now. A precocious, brilliant, friendly child who loves a challenge and thrives in new environments? She was made for school.

Ayiba Magazine is pleased to announce its annual celebration of African music, art, fashion, and culture: Mystique Afrique in Toronto.

A group of alumni of the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA), organized to fight against anti-Black racism in the Toronto District School Board, has issued a call to action to mobilize against racism in the education system.

Bromley Armstrong passed away peacefully at age 92 on August 17, 2018 with his wife, Marlene, and daughter by his side. He was the best friend for forty-seven years to his wife, Marlene. Father to children, Lana, Linda (predeceased), Everald (Ada), Malcolm, Kevin (Andrea), Bromley Jr. (Jay), Anita, Desmond (Alice), brother to Monica (Frankie), grandfather to eighteen grandchildren, great-grandfather to seventeen great grandchildren, uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend to many.

Sometimes before he speaks to the Ontario Police College, someone will ask Orlando Bowen at least one of the two following questions.

“My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.

Alyssa Mattrasingh attended queer carnival parties this year — but this wasn’t always the case.

01 Aug 2018

Summertime in Toronto is a special thing, largely due in part to the wealth of events that dot our social calendars on a near-weekly basis.

As the city grapples with the increase in high profile gun crimes happening over the last few months, there are a myriad of discussions popping up in an attempt to find solutions.

It’s no longer the offices of Roach, Schwartz & Associates, but back in the day, up the steps and overlooking a stretch of St. Clair Ave. W., Charles Roach and like-minded partners in law helped cash-strapped clients, launched social justice crusades and hatched legal challenges, including the odd one that they knew didn’t stand a chance of succeeding.

In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States. In the same year, in Montreal, a woman named Gloria Baylis was taking the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to court in the first case ever in Canada to allege employment discrimination based on race.

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