Articles Monthly Archive

2007

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Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Debating with Denzel

Great Debaters Denzel Washington needs no further proof with The Great Debaters, that he''s as remarkable a talent behind as well as in front of the camera. Denzel combines the best of both worlds as... read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Aroni Awards 2007- The inspiration continues

Aroni Awards The 2nd annual Aroni Awards continued to channel the spirit of Aron Haile with its message of inspiration and hope. Celebrities such as Farley Flex, “Cabbie” Richards, Divine Brown and J... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Latin And Not So Latin

Newteatro The Toronto-based NewTeatro Theatre Company is currently staging, until December 16th 2007, a repertoire of two plays from two highly regarded Latin American playwrights: “Divorcees, Evange... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

An Ode to Sister Betty

Sister Betty Two weeks ago he tried to run her over with his car. Last week he was inside her body saying exactly what her fragile heart and emotionally unstable mind needed to hear.This week, I felt... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The art of the matter

BlueHearts As part of its Fall/Winter arts exhibitions, Harbourfront Centre showcases “Moving Stories” featuring artists Ingrid Bachmann, Richard Fung, Diane Nasr O’Young and Joel Robson. Running unt... read more..

Books
Adele Ambrose

Rebels With a Cause

Pound's Editors talk about their new book "Enter The Babylon System" So where did the name Babylon System come from? The name Babylon System is an old school Reggae term. When doing th... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Technology Widens Rich-Poor Gap

Emeagwali Oil has made us billions and fuelled our economic stability, but oil has also become the bane of our existence. For some, it is a curse that has caused poverty and corruption, but for other... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

Book Review: Come on People

Bill Cosby Come on People:On the Path from Victims to Victorsby Bill Cosby and Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D. Thomas Nelson 288 pages, illustratedISBN: 978-1-5955-5092-7 “For the last three and a half yea... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Darfur Now: Turning On the Heat

Darfur Now This coming November 2nd will mark the launch date in theatres of Ted Braun’s thought-provoking documentary on the enduring Darfur crisis, Darfur Now. The film follows six individuals str... read more..

Commentaries
Kam Williams

The Jena Blowback

Noose tree Symbolic Use of the Noose as the New N-Word Ominously, there’s been a frightening backlash building in reaction to the mammoth demonstration in September supporting the Jena 6, those Loui... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

Tyler Perry Interview

Tyler Perry   Inspired Tyler Talks about Life   Born on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Tyler Perry overcame a challenging early life marked first by child abuse and later by homeless... read more..

Music
Kam Williams

Jill Scott: The Why Did I Get Married Interview

Jill Scott Born on April 4, 1972, Jill Scott, an only child, was raised in North Philly by her mother and grandmother. After graduating from the Philadelphia School for Girls, she worked two jobs whi... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Disrespecting the Black Woman

Black Woman The Connotations of Don Imus, Isiah Thomas, Music Videos and the B-WordWhy is it that black women and their images are increasingly ignored, stereotyped, overlooked, typecast, disapproved... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

Diary of a Tired Black Man

Diary of a Tired Black Man Incendiary Melodrama Examining Tensions between Brothers and Sisters Arrives on DVD In recent years, numerous revenge-themed Hollywood adventures have seemed to take a cert... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Fitness: Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

I know it all too well -- that gross, lethargic feeling in my belly after stuffing myself with three different kinds of meat, stuffing, rice and peas, callalou, (I’m a Trini) …it’s like a badge of h read more..

Books
Kam Williams

Pimps Up, Ho's Down

Pimps Up Hoe''s Down Book Review: Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Hip Hop's Hold on Young Black Women by T. Sharpley-Whiting (Author) “I believe we have reached a fascinating, and predictably retrogressive, ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

White Lies, Black Sheep

The Feature Film Debut From Afropunk’s James Spooner White Lies, Black Sheep “It’s funny because a lot of people I’ve talked to have said, ‘I hated you in the first part of the movie,’ but there is ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Elizabeth: The Sanitized Version

Elizabeth: The Golden Age One of the most highly anticipated films to have its world premiere at the 32nd annual Toronto International Film Festival this year was Indian-born director Shekhar Kapur's... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Cathy's Fitness Column: Balance your Fitness Program

Did you know that physical inactivity is as dangerous to our health as smoking?  It is one of the risk factors for many lifestyle diseases. Consider adding more physical activity to your schedule toda... read more..

Arts
Adele Ambrose

Bacardi gets wild with graffiti

Graffiti Bacardi and Graffiti art not an obvious partnership, however, with both their emphasis on innovation as a common thread they worked together in highlighting street art and celebrating the la... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Cathy's Fitness Column: Walking Beats Running- Hands Down !!

Did you know that when you run, you're pounding the pavement with three to four times your body weight? Ouch! Do you know which burns more calories: running a kilometre or walking a kilometre? The an... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Neo-Soul Vibe: An Interview with Eric Roberson

Eric Roberson is one of the unsung heroes of the Neo Soul R&B movement. Roberson has been blessing us with his smooth sultry vocals since 1994 with his first single “The Moon” released through W read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Desiree Marshall: The genius behind Afrodelik Designs

Eric and Desiree Marshall I attended the Toronto Naturals Hair and Beauty show in late May, and I must say that I had a great time. It wasn’t just the information that I received about natural hair c... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Othello in the big house

An interview with Obisdian Theatre’s Artistic Director Philip Akin >> Photo by David Hou “ … our stories are a lot of people’s stories. I think sometimes, from what I see from writers, there’s... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

Morgan Freeman: The "Evan Almighty" Interview

Born on June 1, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee, Morgan Freeman is keeping extraordinarily busy for an academy Award-winner who has recently turned 70. The peripatetic septuagenarian has numerous upcoming ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

A Mighty Heart

Kidnapping of Daniel Pearl Revisited by Angelina Jolie Vehicle On Wednesday, January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman) vanished soon after bidding farewell to his pr... read more..

Commentaries
Meres J. Weche

The Dictatorship of Remembrance

Why the Westminster Bells Did Not Ring At Notre Dame “The central tenant of the commemorations is focused around european actions, gradually resolving european inactions by european politicians.” - T... read more..

Community
Kam Williams

Laila Ali: The Daddy’s Girl Interview

Laila Ali was born in Miami Beach on December 30th, 1977 to Muhammad Ali and his third wife, Veronica Porche. The most famous of The Greatest’s nine children, Laila’s the only one to follow in his foo... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Cathy's Fitness Column: Push Ups with a Twist

Do the back of your arms continue to wave long after you have?  Do you avoid wearing tank tops or spaghetti straps?  If you're guilty of this cover-up, then drop and give me 10 ... push-ups that is!  ... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Fashion Flair

An Interview With Toronto Fashion Designer Kendra Francis I was given the opportunity to sit down with the lovely and extremely talented Kendra Francis of Franke clothing.  Kendra is one of Toronto... read more..

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