Monthly Archive

May 2006

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Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

The Diary of a Tired Black Man

Director Tim Alexander Defends Film Which Takes Aim at Angry Sisters BACKGROUND: CLICK HERE to see a clip of the upcoming U.S.-release film Rarely does a film generate a lot of controversy even bef... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Go Back To Your Country!

Do Some People Have More of a Right to Live in Canada than Others? I love Toronto. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and that is what attracted me to it. Over half of Torontonia... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

androgyne: Matters of queerness and community - Part Il of interview with D'bi Young

“I feel like our sexuality has been shaped so much by the diasporic experience of enslaved African peoples that I feel that if we were to take the time to investigate our sexuality more, that we read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

androgyne

  “I feel like our sexuality has been shaped so much by the diasporic experience of enslaved African peoples that I feel that if we were to take the time to investigate our sexuality more, that read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Vera Wang or Therez Fleetwood?

Last week, one of the Afrotoronto readers who was reacting to the Are You Size Sexy article, brought up an interesting topic. He mentioned that some of the issues with size discrimination, demonstrati... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Killing Me Softly with This Dub

An Interview with D''bi Young - Part l “It’s unfortunate that in Western society, this sort of liberal individualism has encouraged people to sort of streamline themselves and put themselves into a read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Are You Size Sexy?

What do Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, Marilyn Monroe, Naomi Campbell, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Carmen Electra,Halle Berry, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alek Wek, Sandra Oh and Nicole Kidman ha read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Blacks and Jews: Is the Beef Kosher?

An interview with documentary filmmaker Marc Levin about Brooklyn Babylon and the Toronto Jewish Film Festival As I rushed into a crammed TTC subway car on a usual rush-hour morning a few weeks ago read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Do You Know Where that Latte Came From?

Have you ever wondered whether some small gesture on your part could make a difference in the lives of people in say…Africa, Asia or The Caribbean? I am not referring to the few coins many of us drop ... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Oprah's Hip Hop Nightmare - Part I

By now we have all heard about Oprah Winfrey incurring the wrath of a few rappers, namely 50 Cent, Ludacris and lately Ice Cube, who have all jumped on the ‘Oprah has an issue with hip-hop and rappers... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The mask called envy

Have you ever been in contact with someone in a school, work or social setting where you’re forced to work with them despite the fact that you may not like them? For some inexplicable reason you just... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

Sex and Miss Right

"It’s a classic single-woman scenario: you really like this guy, but he’s giving mixed messages. You make excuses, decide he’s confused, afraid of commitment. Behrendt, a former executive story editor read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Harry Jerome Awards 2006 Wrap-up

As I drove down the 401 en route to my first Harry Jerome awards I didn’t quite know what to expect.  I had heard a lot about the annual gala over the years but never had the desire or interest to go.... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Soul of a Lion - Part II

An interview with award-winning filmmaker Louis Mercier With his recent career recognition at the Harry Jerome Awards, filmmaker Louis Mercier was conscious of the need to share some of his recipes read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Is Monogamy Dead?

Exploring the myths and the realities Many people were shocked when Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson said she doesn’t believe in monogamy - that people weren’t meant to be with just one person “... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Beyond Beats and Rhymes

A review of Byron Hurt’s documentary on Masculinity in Hip Hop America shines its whitest in the light of an exploding blackness; a spectacle crucial to the public drama of race. While racial issue read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

Sex and the Man-Child

I remember being on the phone with a blind date I was being set up with a couple of years ago and we were talking about what we knew, or thought we knew, about how members of the opposite sex think an... read more..

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