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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.

09 Apr 2016

What I Learned About Beauty After Wearing My Hair Straight

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

21 Mar 2016

Too Loud or Too Black? Toronto's African Inconvenience

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

22 Feb 2016

Toronto Cab Driver Says Uber Made His Job Better

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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.

01 Feb 2016

Going Global Can Jump Start The Canadian Economy

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

01 Feb 2016

Little Black Lies: When Blacks Agree with Bigots

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

 

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