Monthly Archive

February 2006

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Commentaries
Staff Writer

Why don't black people participate in winter sports?

“So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention … So if only to hasten the arri read more..

Music
Staff Writer

M-1 drops some science: An interview with one half of the duo Dead Prez

“Is that an Idinka symbol?” M-1 asks, pointing at the tattoo on my hand. We immediately bond. Clad in an army-green outfit, from the jacket with tiny silver decals finely embroidered on each s read more..

Books
Staff Writer

What is Black Canadian Writing?: An analysis of Donna Bailey Nurse's anthology Revival

Black Canadian writing, what is it? What are its defining traits and what makes it different from other Canadian writing? It seems peculiar to ask these questions especially since AfroToronto read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Educating through art

I’m eagerly walking up three flights of stairs after catching a glimpse of Thembi Nyandeni. After seeing the Umoja, the captivating, eye stimulating, well-compiled theatrical masterpiece, it’ read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale: The Niagara Movement

An interview with Founder and Artistic Director Brainerd Blyden-Taylor AND God stepped out on space, And He looked around and said, “I’m lonely— I’ll make me a world.” And far as the eye of... read more..

Music
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

The man behind Three Mo' Tenors

Although he is rarely seen in the spotlight he is the man behind Three Mo’ Tenors. Choreographer and director Marion J. Caffey was born in Gainsville, Florida and lives in New York with his wi read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Souls of COBA Folk

An interview with BaKari E. Lindsay, Artistic Co-Founder of COBA Collective Of Black Artists Tonight, COBA (Collective of Black Artists) will be premiering an electrifying dance performance entitled ... read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

Kush: The new age in Jazz

The evening was billed as a celebration launch for Jazz by Genre with the incredible Roy Ayers and a great evening was to be expected. But the biggest surprise was the stellar opening act, KUSH. read more..

Arts
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Meet Georgia Fullerton-Morgan

Marriage and motherhood had kept her away from the artistic scene for a few years, but she is back with a bang. Not only is she is currently a board member and participating artist for the Ass read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

Beyond Black Athena - Rewriting history: It's about time

"Now the Ethiopians, as historians relate, were the first of all men and the proofs of this statement, they say, are manifest." - Diodorus of Sicily (Book III: 2) Recently, I attended an inspiring e read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

MSN Generation

With a fellow volunteer, I was recently discussing the popularity of Instant Messaging (which includes MSN Messenger, Yahoo, AIM and ICQ), among young people during our weekly tutoring session read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Canadian Black History just one click away

“African Canadian students need to feel affirmed, be aware of the contributions made by other Blacks in Canada, have role models, and understand the social forces that have shaped and influenced their... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

From the Blog: I'm too Sexy for Valentine's Day

For the first time in a couple of years, I'll be single again for Valentine's day. No, this is not a lament. In fact, I'm enjoying the carefree break of not having to plan anything special this year.... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

The Great Innovator: A review of Andrew Moodie''s play The Real McCoy

The Toronto theatre scene has been bursting with both talent and originality in the last few years thanks to the influx of diverse stories but mostly because of the talent of young actors, wri read more..

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