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April 2006

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

A Hundred Shades of Black

How Colourism is Polluting the Black Community When it comes to skin tones, it''s definitely not just a matter of black and white. As a matter of fact, some of the most damaging skin-tone biases are ... read more..

Music
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Journey Into Paradise

Late NYC DJ and Producer Larry Levan Larry Levan and the rise of Hip Hop sampling One of the more unfortunate slogans of the past 30 years is "Disco sucks". At the core of this sentiment is more t read more..

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Hollywood Celebrity Craze

Chasing the Hollywood Joneses We are living in a celebrity-obsessed society. A society in which millions of people, especially women are obsessed with being someone else other than their true selves.... read more..

Movie Reviews
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Uganda Rising

Stolen Children in Uganda’s Hidden War “When elephants fight it’s the grass that gets injured” - An African proverb Uganda Rising is a Canadian produced, directed, and written documentary film that... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Soul of a Lion - Part I

An interview with award-winning filmmaker Louis Mercier Born in Haiti, and having immigrated to Canada in 1979, Toronto-based filmmaker Louis Mercier has become a role-model for merging genuine pas read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

Child of the Sun

An interview with Toronto spoken word artist heronJones Recently, local spoken word poet, activist, publisher and emcee heronJones officially added the title of author to his already impressive res read more..

Arts
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In the Words of a Slam Poet

An nterview with Staceyann Chin, Chinese-Jamaican, slam poet, feminist and social activist Staceyann Chin’s journey from a displaced, abandoned child in Jamaica to an award winning, internationally r... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Ten Re/defined

Actor, director and playwright Christine Nicole Harris An interview with Christine Nicole Harris, actor, director and playwright It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon and the Tim Horton’s at the corner o read more..

Music
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David Rudder: Man with a Message

Musician David Rudder An interview with musician David Rudder Calypso fans were recently blessed with a performance by one of the most visionary, talented prolific singer/songwriters in the histor read more..

Music
Staff Writer

The Evolution of Pan

Musician Andy Narell An interview with Steel-pan legend Andy Narell Playing steel-pan since the age of eight, Andy Narell has achieved international acclaim. Turning down medical school to be a co read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Celebrating Black Female Voices

AfroToronto chats with ahdri zhina mandiela, founder of rock.paper.sistahz Rock.paper.sistahz is back for its fifth season. Showcasing the work of black women artists, the festival has traditionally ... read more..

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

N-Word, B-Word, H-Word and Other Hip Hop Gems

Editor's Note: This article contains terms and expressions that some readers may find offensive. Your discretion is advised. In the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s what caught most listeners’ attention wer... read more..

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Staff Writer

Will the Real Corporate House Negro Please Stand Up?

It's about 10:30pm, it's the middle of the week, and once again I'm staying late at the office. I have this important conference call with my boss and his boss over in Dallas, Texas in the morning. I ... read more..

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"Thank Your Grandpa for my Cotton Shirt"

Scarborough-born Video Model Melyssa Ford On March 13th, a black exotic dancer was allegedly gang-raped and verbally assaulted with racial epithets while performing at a private party for Duke Univ read more..

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Undercover Brother

From the Blog: How soon is too soon to have "The Talk"?

Alright, before you chastise me ... I know it''s been "nearly" a month, but not quite yet :-) Anyhow, it''s been such a hectic dating scene for me this past month that I wouldn''t know where to start.... read more..

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