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    Transit, the word modern urban centres like Toronto use to describe our public transportation, is a short form cousin to the word, transition.

    “I haven’t abandoned who I am, and I try to put my beliefs into practice to advance the community,” says Robert Small, a writer, illustrator, entrepreneur, and the founder of LEGACY Enterprises.

    “I am a young man trying to find my way, navigate this world, and leave a legacy. I'm trying to leave my mark, which happens to be my first name, using art, which is the word that forms with the last three letters of my last name. I’m trying to make a mark with my art, and that’s who I am.”

    Enuka Okuma has joined the cast of Netflix and CBC’s smash hit Workin’ Moms. She will play Sloane Mitchell. Okuma is a Nigerian-Canadian actress, writer, and producer. She was born and raised in Ladner, a suburb in Vancouver, and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Simon Fraser University.

    Founder of Girl Power’d Brittnee Habbib was born and raised in Canada after her parents immigrated from Jamaica.

    Amira Alamary is the owner/founder of Areej Artists Centre in Toronto.

    Nehassaiu deGannes expresses her artistic practice through the worlds of both theatre and poetry. A natural-born storyteller, she follows in the tradition of African griots who used ancestral memory, physical movement, vocal presence, and the power of language, to engage with their communities. Covid-19’s far-reaching impact has included a gutting of the global arts community, and its impact on the theatre world has been no less demoralizing.

    Dawit Tibebu is an Ethiopian photojournalist in Toronto who has been practicing photography for almost a decade. In an exhibit that runs from October 8, 2020 to November 1, 2020, Dawit presents a series of photos entitled Freedom "Fighters: Ethiopia" at the Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (BAND) Gallery in Toronto. The exhibition is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada.

    “Art is the physical representation of feeling.” Jaylah Hall Possessing wisdom beyond her years, wunderkind Jaylah Hall knew from the age of 12 who she was, and what she wanted to be. Preadolescence isn’t usually a time when most people can boast enough of self-awareness to know that their uniqueness isn’t a handicap; especially when you’re Black.

    (Photo by: Marie-Anne Letarte) In Canada, we pay a lot of lip service to our brand of multicultural mosaic, usually without an understanding that the mosaic extends beyond just language or skin colour. It’s the “culture” within that “cultural mosaic” that causes the most trouble between different camps in society, (particularly when a certain camp considers themselves the native culture to which all others must assimilate). Manuel Mathieu asks the viewer to consider that our worlds are interconnected in ways that they may have never considered.

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