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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Deciding to start my natural hair journey had been long overdue.

Toronto recently celebrated St. Paddy's Day. For a lot of people I’m sure it was great fun. 

By: Naser Kaid, CO-OP taxi driver| In the 10-plus years I have been working on the streets of Toronto, I have experienced much more than I have signed up for.

The Canadian dollar has fallen below $0.70 US. Oil prices have dropped below $30, negatively impacting government revenues.

It’s painful to watch someone pimp themselves out for a paycheque.

18 Jan 2016

So, it’s happened. You made a name for yourself and have your own brand; you have arrived so to speak into the arena of artists who are called on to lead and organize grandiose projects.

 

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