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September 2005

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Music
Staff Writer

People of the light: Tumi & The Volume bring Johannesburg to Harbourfront

“The New South Africa”: we’ve heard the term so many times it is becoming its own cliché. Regardless of the brazen over-simplification attached to it, it is a reflection of something positive and ho read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O. - PART 4: The Politics of Black Love

As you may recall, one of my original goals in going undercover at the Nubian Connections event was to gage the "state of the union" of Black love. During my pre-mission briefing with th read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Your vote counts!

“By depriving us of suffrage, you affirm our incapacity to form an intelligent judgment respecting public men and public measures; you declare before the world that we are unfit to exercise the electi... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

"TAKING PLACE": Toronto artist Sandra Brewster tackles media images

What is the Black Community? Is it a monolithic set of people of African descent? Or is it a grouping of individuals who happen to be racially and culturally-related?   Should it even be read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

H.E.R Story: The joys and pains of the female Emcee - Part II

Eternia is ambitious, she’s as hungry as any young emcee serious about longevity need to be. Eternia was hooked on Hip Hop after an introduction by her older brother. Early on, being relatively read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Umoja''s Triumphant Return

Toronto officially welcomed back the spectacular South African song and dance musical UMOJA last night at the Elgin Theatre. The magical sounds of the spirit of togetherness engulfed Yonge street earl... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Oleanna

Hart House Theatre is one of those too little known jewels in Toronto''s arts scene. It''s hard to tell until you actually walk down that dungeon-like path in the basement of Hart House that this buil... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Rising Star: Actor Richard Stewart talks to AfroToronto.com

“There needs to be a re-emergence of the black male voice in theatre, because at this time, it is mainly dominated by females.” --Richard Stewart Richard Stewart is a rising star in Toronto’s a... read more..

Books
Staff Writer

Everything but the burden: An interview with author and cultural theorist Greg Tate

A cultural critic for The Village Voice , GREG TATE is also the author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk and contributes regularly to U.S. national publications such as Rolling Stone, VIBE , and the New Yor... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

UMOJA: The spirit of togetherness

An interview with Todd Twala, artistic director “UMOJA is about celebrating South African music and dance.  For many years we were oppressed in our country, finally we are free now.  The only thing ... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O. - PART 3: My Charlotte

One down, many more to go. After wiping the beads of sweat from my first "interview", I felt a little bit more relaxed. I had just been saved by the bell and instead of seeing the glass read more..

Community
Staff Writer

BBPA Town Hall meeting tackles gun violence

The Black Business & Professional Association’s monthly gathering drew more than its usual crowd yesterday at the Holiday Inn on King Street. The original venue at Metro Hall had to be aband read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

H.E.R Story: The joys and pains of the female Emcee - Part I

Toronto Emcee Eternia - photo courtesy of www.eternia.ca Imagine a love affair or perhaps a fatal attraction, one filled with sacrifice, struggle and adoration; the reward is bitterswee read more..

Books
Staff Writer

THE PHILOSOPHER OF THE HIP HOP GENERATION: Author Bakari Kitwana talks to AfroToronto.com

Why do white kids love Hip Hop? Many have asked the question; perhaps not openly for fear of being labeled or being attacked by the political correctness machine or the proponents of a blind “ read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The 3rd Toronto International Poetry Slam

>> The top three (from right to left): Jamal St. John (NYC), Oneness (UK) and Naheelah (Toronto). This and all photos courtesy of photo artist: ROZ -- www.erozica.ca -- 647-298-9899 read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Gun Talk

By now everyone has heard and talked about the gun violence going on in the greater Toronto area. Some in my circle of friends take it to the extreme and avoid places where violence might brea read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Hurricane Katrina and the Sin of Omission

On Saturday afternoon, I sat in a coffee shop in the Annex, part people watching, part writing. As my gaze focused on the two-storey buildings that stood on each corner of the intersecti read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Memoirs of an Anti-Geisha

It all started with Memoirs of a Geisha. I have a copy, hidden away in one of the three overstuffed bookcases in my apartment. A friend gave it to me as a present, proclaiming: “this is read more..

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