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January 2006

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Music
Staff Writer

DIY success story - Meet Toronto musical duo: The Carps

“Seize the Day” does not only serve as a partial definition for the name of the duo of Jahmal Tonge and Neil White, but sufficiently describes their philosophy in creating their music and how read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Betrayal Project: The erotic dance of heartbreak

"What I have tried to do, as seamlessly as possible, is to bring the pure movement and the theatrical element and try to make them one. So that we are not moving from a theatrical scene to a dance mom read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Do we still need Black History Month?

"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder.”--Dr. Carter Woodson "I don't want a black history m read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

Black Athena III: The culture wars strike back

Could Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian thought? Is it possible that the Pythagorean theory was conceived on the shores of the Nile and the Euphrates rather than in ancient Greece? Could it be th... read more..

Arts
Adele Ambrose

Sisters with voices

Upfromtheroots has been providing enriching entertainment for over a decade and the annual When Sisters Speak event has become a poetry staple in Toronto . It was therefore quite alarming to h read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Out of control: An analysis of the solutions proposed to Toronto’s gun violence

The city of Toronto is in upheaval with regards to the extreme gun violence of the last year. This situation has caused the community to continue to undergo increasing separation, away from th read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

But can we get the kids to church?

Last year, I was invited as a guest commentator on CBC’s Metro Morning to discuss the “Boston Miracle,” a method that was used to decrease the crime rate in the more impoverished neighborhoods read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Dying to vote

“Imagination is more important than knowledge,” Albert Einstein once said. I thought of those words recently as I read an article on James Earl Chaney one of the young men whose murder is dra read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

From the Blog: Get your Google on

In this postmodern technological age where coffee shops have free Internet zones, Blackberries have replaced the traditional playa’s black book, and hook ups and even break-ups are done on Yahoo and M... read more..

Books
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Who is Karen Richardson? - Part II

What has the public response to your book T-Dot Griots so far? The public response has been great. We officially launched T-Dot Griots in February at the Kuumba Festival, we had good reviews read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

I wish my friends were white girls

Background: Dwayne Morgan wrote this poem in response to the Boxing day shooting on Yonge Street that claimed the life of 15-year old Jane Creba. Jane Creba was the first female white victim of Toront... read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Stop the violence

Last year, for the first time, my family and I decided to celebrate Kwanzaa instead of Christmas. The main reason for the change being that the focus of Christmas now seems to be all about buy read more..

Books
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Who is Karen Richardson?

"The book exists to introduce a variety of missing voices to the canon of Canadian literature. So much of what is in the school curriculum, particularly English and Social Sciences just re-expresses t read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The Best of 2005

Well, 2006 is here.  How time flies!Around this time of year, many newspapers, TV stations and websites post their “best of” lists of the past year as a way of providing proper closure to the read more..

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