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June 2005

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The underdog's on top

“Hate it or love it the underdog’s on top. I’m gonna shine homie until my heart stops. Yeah envy me, I’m Rap’s MVP. I ain’t going nowhere so you should get to know me,” that’s what he said in read more..

Music
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Ba Cissoko: The modern griot

The sound on the other end of the line is similar to the flamenco notes you’d hear at the Lula Lounge if you happened to be there on a night when a good Spanish or South American band was playing. “T... read more..

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Making waves

Interview with Wondwossen Dikran, director of Journey to Lasta, produced by Reel Image Pictures. Journey to Last was brought to Toronto by AfroSonic Entertainment. >> Wondwossen Di... read more..

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Meres J. Weche

Toronto vibes to reggae greats last night

Toronto was a buzz yesterday. Under a glorious summer sun, the crowds were everywhere. Of course, it was Pride week-end. Thousands of people filled the streets but also the ACC for anoth read more..

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LIVE 8: The long walk to injustice

Note: (June 30th 2005): Somali-Canadian rapper K''naan, DMC (of Run-DMC) and the African Guitar Summit crew have joined the lineup of artists for Live 8 in Barrie in July 2nd. Well, here we g... read more..

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The problem with aid

(Written March 23, 2002) -- originally published in The World Ages Archives When I watched speeches on TV as a child, our president always blamed the economic difficulties on my native country of Cam read more..

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HITCH IN T.O.: Or the Adventures of a Single Black Man in Search of a Date

As many of you might already know, Nubian Connections, Toronto's premiere black speed dating company, is holding another speed dating event next Tuesday night (June 28th) at the Tides Lo read more..

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Precious Doe: Who gets press and who does not?

Every spring, there seems to be an uncomfortable rise in reports of missing women and children. As people leave the warm comfort of their dwellings and venture outside to enjoy the warm, read more..

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The king is free, long live the king

So Michael Jackson is a free man... I have to say I am a bit surprised by this verdict. Not so much because of the acquittal, but because of the acquittal on all counts. I always thought he would be ... read more..

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The day the music lived

" ... and the three men I admire most, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast, the day the music, died." Who hasn't heard this cult classic song by Don McLean, read more..

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Queensbridge Comes to Toronto @ NXNE Fest

So who is Tragedy Khadafi ? That was the question hovering in the back of my mind as I sat down at the Royal Cinema for the feature film Tragedy: The Story of Queensbridge . As the theatre slowly bega... read more..

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Chasing Tara

AfroToronto.com's Eloi Minka talks to Toronto Emcee Tara Chase We’re sitting at “Not Just Desserts” on Yonge Street, north of Sheppard. A slow beat in the restaurant makes me nod my head slow... read more..

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Jill Scott presents beautifully human moments, minutes and hours

Jill Scott has said that she began as a poet and will die as such. As hard as she may try to present herself as a poet, she is still widely known as a multi-platinum selling artist and g read more..

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Meres J. Weche

K'naan drops the Science and the Beats at the NXNE Fest

As I walked into the steamy basement of the Drake Hotel in funky Parkdale, I wasn't sure what to expect from an artist that I had heard so much about but still had yet to see in action. read more..

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Just breathe

At what point during the day do you take a moment for yourself?  This question was posed by Dr. Gloria Fiati, psychologist and university professor, at a Stress Management Workshop. Between juggling read more..

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Getting kinky with Trey

AfroToronto.com's Eloi Minka and Stacey Holder meet Da Kink in My Hair author Trey Anthony Her face exudes happiness and contentment as she reclines against the cushions of her lime-green sofa.... read more..

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No stopping Mandiela

AfroToronto.com columnist Pamella Bailey meets with Two Can Play's director ahdri zhina mandiela Ahdri zhina mandiela Ahdri zhina mandiela, is a multi talented Jamaican born sistah... read more..

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Two can play

Written by Trevor Rhone, Directed by ahdri zhina mandiela - Presented by Obsidian Theatre Company The cast: Karen Robinson & Malcolm Xerxes Two Can Play is a Caribbean comedy s... read more..

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Black people have some issues

Now brothers and sisters, when we were born, we were all brought into this miserable world with a head full of kinky hair. Some is more curly or straight than others and that is a given, read more..

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One wacky, wild week

So let us start of with the ongoing saga of Mr. Michael Jackson. In Saturday’s Toronto Star (June 4, 2005), Ashante Infantry (who might just be the only black reporter on the Star’s staf read more..

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