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27 Aug 2016

There's A Special Kind Of Misogyny Black Women Experience Online

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Leslie Jones is once again, the victim of violent online harassment. In about a span of a month, since the last incident, online trolls took it one step further earlier this week, and hacked into her personal website; to leak her personal information, upload racists images and reveal explicit photos. 

08 Jul 2016

"We Made Space For Ourselves At Pride In A Place We Have Been Erased"

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There has been no shortage of opinions from media and the public in response to Black Lives Matter Toronto's sit-in at the Toronto Pride Parade on Sunday July 3rd, 2016.

07 Jul 2016

Stop Saying All Lives Matter Until It's True

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Alton Sterling. Shot dead by Police. Selling CDs. Caught on video. Another one. 

04 Jul 2016

10 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

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The sun is shining, the kids are smiling and I can’t blame them! I am excited as well. I couldn’t be happier to put aside making lunches, 20 wake up calls, constant yelling to get dressed and the crazy kiss and ride, all before 8am! Two months of freedom -  or is it?

22 Jun 2016

Top 10 Caribbean Islands To Visit in 2016

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When thinking about taking a vacation we tend to ask ourselves the following questions.

13 Jun 2016

I'm Tired Of The Black Community's Silence On LGBTQ

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While we danced, laughed and drank, you were running, screaming, bleeding and dying. This was Saturday night in Toronto and Orlando.

07 Jun 2016

All The Reasons We Actually Do Need "Yet Another Slavery Movie"

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Why do we need “yet another” slavery movie, Roots or otherwise? In the past 4 years, Hollywood has illustrated a healthy predilection for films depicting African Americans as slaves, or in positions of domestic servitude.

04 Jun 2016

5 Things I Learned From The Greatest Of All Time Muhammad Ali

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As a child, I grew up watching Ali in the media. At the time, he was one of few black men that I saw being prominently featured in the media in a way that was both respectful and admirable. 

02 Jun 2016

Top 5 Jerk Chicken Spots In The GTA

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I grew up in Jamaica, eating Pan Chicken from the “Pan Man” on Red Hills Road, Northside Plaza in Liguanea, and from the famous Boston Jerk Centre.

17 May 2016

5 Things That Are Helping Me Get Through Infertility

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This is the hardest piece I have ever tried to write, but keeping this in was starting to weigh on my mind and soul. I have been trying to conceive a child for the last 3 years and have been unsuccessful.

22 Apr 2016

Remembering Prince: Beyond The Music

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The world is grieving the loss of one of the biggest icons over the past 30 years, Prince Rogers Nelson. While his impact on the music industry will be remembered forever, Prince’s stance on social and economic issues was just as powerful.

17 Apr 2016

This Is What It Feels Like When Your Dreams Come True

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A huge dream of mine has just come true – my play that was in development for just over two years has just hit an Equity Stage in Montreal.

10 Apr 2016

Why I Stand With Yusra

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Today, Yusra Khogali, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto wrote an op-ed in The Toronto Star, breaking her silence on a story that's threatened to overshadow the Black Lives Matter protest.

 

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