BLACKS IN THE NEWS

Brown Beauties Brunching

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:45 Written by
PRESS RELEASE: Four Brown Girls, a non-for-profit organization based in Montreal, presents their third edition of ‘Brown Beauties Brunching’ in Toronto on November 6th 2016 entitled “Melanin on the Runway”.
OCAD University has appointed Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall as Dean of the Faculty of Design, effective August 29, 2016. Reporting to the Vice-President, Academic & Provost, Tunstall will be responsible for the educational and research leadership, development and supervision of the Faculty of Design. 
Canada’s #1 Black online magazine has launched a social media campaign called #BlackHistory365 highlighting Black historical figures, places and stories every single day of the year. 

Your Black TIFF Guide

Thursday, 08 September 2016 17:11 Written by
TIFF opens tonight and we thought you may be wondering what Black focused films are out there this year. Well look no further. Here's a quick guide. We'll have reviews of a few films in the coming week. Click on titles for more info!

Second Annual Be The Boss Event Happening Friday

Thursday, 11 August 2016 04:25 Written by
Toronto non-profit Skills for Change is hosting its second annual Be the Boss event on Friday August 12, 2016. 
16,000 revellers paraded down the Lakeshore in the 49th annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival.
TORONTO, ON (July 26, 2016) Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, and President and Founder of Giants of Africa, announced today that Giants of Africa will be conducting camps in six countries across Africa this summer.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario government were lambasted at the first public community meeting on systemic racism, organized by the Anti-Racism Directorate, which was established by the government in February. There was also sharp criticism for Mayor John Tory, who was invited by Wynne and sat in the front row with her and other councillors, cabinet ministers, and school board trustees to listen to the concerns of the community.

Afrofest 2016 Roundup

Monday, 11 July 2016 15:40 Written by
Attendance at Afrofest was noticeably lower this year. It could have been that thousands of people were homing watching the Euro Cup finals or that there were half a dozen other festivals in Toronto happening on the same weekend.

I Need To Know My Father Is Back!

Friday, 17 June 2016 09:05 Written by
(PRESS RELEASE) After premiering in June of 2011, little did Marcia Brown, founder and artistic director of Marcia Brown Productions (MBP) know that in 2016 I Need To Know My Father (written and directed by Brown) would still be running and in demand.

Thanks For Making Us #1

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 18:17 Written by
Thank you for making us #1. In the month of May 2016 alone we’ve had nearly 40,000 unique visitors.
40 of Canada’s top Black female filmmakers and media artists have united to form the Black Women Film! Leadership Program. The first of its kind program is now underway at the Tiff Bell Lightbox and Nia Centre for the Arts (May 21 - 31).
A Toronto mother of two has been airlifted back home after a horrific fall thanks to a crowd funding campaign.