Articles Monthly Archive

2008

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Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Frost/Nixon: The Original Watergate Interviews

Frost/Nixon In an eerily appropriate time when American politics stands at the cross-roads of hope and change, all the while being reminded of the dirty side of politics with the wiretapping scandal ... read more..

Music
Meres J. Weche

Hit Man: David Foster & Friends

David Foster It’s hard to find a more accomplished music industry producer than Canadian-born David Foster. This much heralded record producer, singer-songwriter and composer is the creative force be... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

The 10 Best African-American Books of 2008 (Non-Fiction

Best Books The annual ranking 1. Hope on a Tightrope: Words & Wisdom - by Cornel West Hope on a Tightrope earns the #1 spot at the dawn of the new political era of Barack Obama. Why? Because in... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

The Souls of Black Girls: Provocative DVD Discusses the Black Female Image

SOBG Black women have been so maligned by popular culture, that a black Pulitzer Prize-winner, Karen Hunter, recently posed the question, “Are black women necessary?” How has this shocking state of a... read more..

Community
Kam Williams

Interview with Cornel West: Cornel Matters

Barack & Cornel Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 2, 1953, Princeton Professor Cornel Ronald West is one of America’s most gifted and provocative public intellectuals. He is the author of Race Matt... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

An Open Letter to Fellow, Patriotic Canadians

Parliament Hill As a Canadian who has been privileged to travel to dozens of countries throughout the world, and to have lived in the United States for over 4 years, I take great pride in Canada’s mo... read more..

Commentaries
Meres J. Weche

Michaëlle Jean: Holding the balance in crucial time for Canada

Michaelle Jean Who said the job of Governor General of Canada was merely ceremonial? Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean was forced to cut short a European trip in order to return to Canada tomorrow (Wednesday)... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Movie Review: Cadillac Records

Beyonce Race and rhythm come together in the rousing tribute to the roots of US music for the masses and the rise of the Chess label, at the turbulent convergence of blues, rock'n roll and Jim Crow, ... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

OBAMA|WOAH’Canada: The Obama Effect on Canada

Barack Obama I woke up on November 5, 2008 reborn; minus the amniotic fluid of course. I felt a heightened sense of euphoria, empowered. As of that day the world had much more to offer me. One thing ... read more..

Community
Kam Williams

Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope

It’s just a couple of weeks since Election Day and already available is this biography of Michelle Obama which includes coverage of her husband’s history- making victory as the first African-American ... read more..

Commentaries
Kam Williams

A Child of the Fifties Reflects on Obama's Win

Obama Poster Although Africans were brought to America before the Mayflower, blacks have never benefited from the same blueblood status accorded the descendants of the first Europeans to arrive on th... read more..

Community
Patricia Turnier

Profile of Michèle Montas, spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the UN

Montas This journalist and Haitian political militant is the spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, formerly head of South Korean Diplomats. Michèle Montas wa... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Soul Men Movie Review

Soul Men If the soul lives on after man, then the movie Soul Men could not have been graced with a more fitting title, and one that incorporate by chance those multiple meanings. A showcase for three... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

Book Review: Hope on a Tightrope

Cornel West As the United States stands poised to make history with the impending presidential election, it takes considerable courage for a very public black intellectual like Dr. Cornel West to ref... read more..

Entertainment
Kam Williams

The Secret Life of Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys burst on the scene in April of 2001 with the release of the single Fallin’ from Songs in A Minor, the critically-acclaimed debut album which launched her meteoric rise. A pian... read more..

Community
Patricia Turnier

Exclusive interview with Robert Allicock, stylist to the stars

Robert Born in Guyana, Mr Allicock is known as one of the most prominent hairstylists in the world. Versatile, he can work with any type of hair: african, caucasian, etc. He provided services to star... read more..

Community
Patricia Turnier

Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint: One of the finest psychiatrists in America

Poussaint Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, a leading psychiatrist, grew up in East Harlem, New York. His ancestors were from Guadeloupe and New York City. Dr. Poussaint is a veteran of the civil rights mo... read more..

Entertainment
Staff Writer

The Art of the Matter: Funding Hollywood North

Earlier this month, I awoke out of my slumber with one topic infesting my consciousness. BAIL OUT!!! Like many political nerds old and new, we were aware that this day was a monumental day in U.S. his... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Miracle at St. Anna: Spike Lee's Mandate

Spike Lee Spike Lee’s World War II epic, Miracle at St. Anna, now in theatres, is an attempt to counter the traditional Hollywood iconography of historical war movies. Drawing from James McBride’s 20... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Toronto Poets and Story Tellers

Book Toronto is certainly a hub of very talented and creative individuals with a lot to offer. Among those are some inspiring black poets and storytellers with both a gift for words and a dedication ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Sam Jackson Talks Lakeview Terrace: Taking The Tough Questions

Lakeview Terrace Never one to shy away from controversial characters, Samuel L. Jackson has been taking it on the chin in some circles, for the interracial mating thriller, Lakeview Terrace. Jackson ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Film Review: Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected Adam Resurrected is an incredibly bizarre yet fascinating film about Holocaust survivors and the emotional pain that haunts their lives, years later. While it is by no means a great ... read more..

Entertainment
Staff Writer

Jada Pinkett Smith Talks The Women

JadaPinkett When Jada Pinkett Smith stopped by to gab about her latest movie, The Women, the subject was strictly girl talk, what else. That dynamic screen diva also known as Ms. Will Smith off camer... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Examined Life: Being Cornel West

Cornel West One of the most engaging films screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is Canadian-born director Astra Taylor’s Examined Life. The film follows a group of celebrated ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

What if the English language started spreading a deadly virus?

Pontypool Canadian director Bruce McDonald introduces a thought-provoking, and even strange, idea in his latest film premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight. Canada’s preeminent... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Third World Ghetto

MosesKofi Not So Far From Home: Light and Glass by Moses Kofi, is a photography series of experimentations and discoveries on the perception of poverty. The showing uses various methods and materials... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

African and Diaspora Films at TIFF ’08 – Part I

TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is back for its 33rd edition this year and is set to run from Sept. 4-13. TIFF ’08 will feature over 500 films from around the world. As we do ever... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Italian Vogue Goes Black

Black Vogue For anyone of African descent who watched last night’s Miss Universe competition, it certainly must not have gone unnoticed that none of the fifteen finalists chosen hailed from the Afric... read more..

Movie Reviews
Staff Writer

Hancock Movie Review

Hancock A superhero movie with soul in more ways than one, Hancock takes a gamble on situating its magically endowed character in the gritty real world instead of a bells and whistles fantasy land, a... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Celebrating 29 years of Black Music Month

BMM The African Canadian musical community mourns the loss of three of the pioneers of Black music in Canada. Doug Richardson, Curtis Bailey and Milton Blake had a profound impact in Canada and beyon... read more..

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