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You may remember her as Dr. Olivia B. Winters on the hit soap opera The Young and the Restless, but Tonya Williams is also known for her hard work and multi-contributions to the film industry via the ReelWorld Festival.

Waleed Abdulhamid is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and film-maker. He was born in Sudan and began performing at the age of 6. Abdulhamid who teaches at Humber College has toured Egypt, Syria, Kuwait and Emirate, and is known for incorporating traditional rhythms into popular music from Sudan.

For Canadian author Lawrence Hill, the journey from page to screen was an emotional rollercoaster ride beginning with the very title, The Book of Negroes. 

Acting came in a rather unusual way for Jamaican-Canadian actor Lyriq Bent. It wasn’t a matter of following his dreams but of dreams following him.

Sean Mauricette has many titles to his name, some of which include actor, producer, musician, and public speaker. He’s now adding author to the list, but he readily admits it was by no intentional plan… and shares how he became a sort of accidental author.

Three-time Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and arranger Billy Childs’ musical gift has opened many doors for him, and given him the platform to arrange music for artists such as s Chris Botti, Sting, Gladys Knight, Michael Bublé, and David Foster.

Hundreds of protestors in Toronto marched in solidarity with the thousands across the border against the recent police shootings of unarmed Black men such as Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter Toronto.

He is known as the accomplished Award Winning Gospel artist VaShawn Mitchell, whose name spans the globe; however, his journey to success wasn’t without its challenges.

Canadian broadcasters Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond have joined together to give back to Ryerson University, the school that shaped their career.

Stachen Frederick founded the BrAIDS for AIDS organization after feeling burdened by what she saw as an oppressive, imperialist method of addressing HIV/AIDS in the African/Caribbean community.

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