Monthly Archive

2006

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Music
Adele Ambrose

Dwele Reflections

>> Dwele (Photo by Adele Ambrose). Detroit’s smoothest soul brother stopped by Level night club to celebrate Soul Kitchen’s Anniversary. Although there were a few rough edges, the evening was i read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Celebrating Young, Black Brilliance

>> Mesfun Haile and Howard Green (Photo by Adele Ambrose). The 1st annual Aroni Awards had one goal for the evening to INSPIRE, and it certainly has. I never had the opportunity to meet Aron H read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

The Search for "The One" - Part II

The ups and down of portofolio diversification in the "dating" market “When structuring an investment portfolio, received wisdom declares it prudent to diversify. In a diversified portfolio, by defin... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

Book Review: A Hand to Guide Me

Legends and Leaders Celebrate the People Who Shaped Their Lives "Every individual you are about to meet in these pages has remained humble, and that’s been my mantra for as long as I can remember… ... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Interview with Guru & Superproducer Solar

MC Guru is a survivor. Not many MC’s have been able to maintain both street credibility and continued success as a recording artist for almost two decades. He began his career in 1987 as a member of read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Heartbeat Hotel

Recently, I decided to take advantage of my hard-earned vacation days and head down somewhere warm. I checked out the Flight Centre board in my work building’s underground mall and picked Costa Rica. ... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

Rough Crossings

Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution   “Seeing the Revolutionary War through the eyes of enslaved blacks turns its meaning upside down. … The vaunted war for liberty was a war fo... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

There's Something About Borat

Something’s been bothering me about the movie Borat. I could not identify what it was exactly, but I knew I had to try to dig it out of me. It was only recently when watching Bamboozled for the fift read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

The Search for "The One" - Part I

So what's up with the blog? So let’s get straight to the point. What’s up with the Undercover Brother blog? Part I of my summer dating report ended with a teaser promising a detailed cross-analysis o... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Conversations with Barbarians

An interview with South African Filmmaker Khalo Matabane Tonight, Cinematheque Ontario presents a screening of South African filmmaker Khalo Matabane’s 2005 film, Conversations on a Sunday Afternoo... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

What is Urban?

What is urban art? In today’s society you either hear the term urban or say the word at least once a day. To understand what the urban art form is we need to understand the definition of the word urba... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Where are the Baby Daddies?

In Canada, it used to be seen only in predominantly black areas but it is slowly growing into other areas. Fantasia and Wyclef Jean sang about it. Pretty young Black teenage girls pushing baby strolle... read more..

Community
Meres J. Weche

For the children

"Children are the rock on which our future will be built” - Nelson Mandela "An evening like this can raise funds for HIV/AIDS medication and care for thousands of children who have been orphaned by read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

Write the Power

An interview with award-winning young Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at the International Festival of Authors. Recently, AfroToronto.com had the opportunity to speak with a rising young l... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Porn Saves the Day?

Hello there fellas, we want to get deep today.  We want to go deep in the cabinet on the second shelf behind the old kung-fu videos.  Lets look inside the unused picnic basket at the top of the closet... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

The Deadly Obsession with Beauty

Physical appearance is very important. We see that being emphasized everywhere. Freshly-minted faces on magazine covers, the hard eight-pack abs of the soccer star, the exposed body of the film actres... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

I Want a Rich Girl

Why should women do all the gold digging? "With high profile women like Demi Moore and Cameron Diaz dating and marrying younger guys, it’s no wonder that men aspire to have an attractive, rich, olde... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

She's Really Pretty for a Dark Girl

A Black man's take on love, race and the angry black woman - PART II “Okay, I admit it: I love light-skinned Black women. I also love women who are chocolate-beige, inky black and a deep dark Hershey... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

Black Gold

Exposé Details Coffee Cartel’s Exploitation of Ethiopians In Ethiopia, where coffee originated, over 15 million people are dependent on this aromatic bean for their very survival. In fact, the coun... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

Mama Said Watch Out

A Black man's take on love, race and the angry black woman - PART I I grew up in a relatively pro-Black family with strong beliefs in the values of family, culture and heritage.  What I’ve alway... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Is racism gone in Canada?

Or Has It Been Replaced by a More Subtle Version? Oscar Peterson…. If you don’t know who he is then please google his name, or take a trip to your nearest library. He is a profound jazz musician, ... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Until Debt Do Us Part

Should "no romance without finance" be the motto before talking marriage? "If couples can't ask their potential mate about finances, I would say they're not ready to get married … It''s like going t... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

African & Diaspora Films at TIFF 2006

A look back at four great films featured at the Toronto International Film Festival 2006 Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006) Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako’s film Bamako must be consi... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Do Black Women Have Attitude?

Busting the Myth of The Angry Black Woman If you are a black woman, then at some point in your life, you have heard of the so called black female attitude problem. Expressions like black women think ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Dispatches from TIFF 2006

News from the red carpet and events at the film festival- PART II The red carpet action has kept sizzling over the past few days at the Toronto International Film festival. Just last night, for the w... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Dispatches from TIFF 2006

News from the red carpet and events at the film festival- PART I   The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is in full swing again for its now 31 st edition. This year’s festival is bil... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Are Children Growing Up Too Fast?

Though I am not a parent, I can’t help but be concerned with the way that some young girls are dressing nowadays.  I’ve seen girls baring all in skimpy tops, micro minis and low-riding jeans. &nb... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Promiscuous Girl?

In most societies, the more women a man sleeps with, the more promiscuous he is – meaning being sexually active with many different people - the more virile he is considered. The more notches he has u... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Kiss or Miss

Eyes closed tight, drawing in for the sensual exchange, your lips meet - suddenly you realize that your bottom lip is being chewed, saliva is pooling down the side of your cheek and it feels like one ... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

An interview with playwright Djanet Sears “I Have a dream, a longing in my heart. A dream that one day, at any given time of the year, I will be able to find at least one play that is filled with p... read more..

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