Monthly Archive

July 2005

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Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE SINGER?: Race and Celebrity 16 Years After "Do the Right Thing"

M: Pino, who's your favourite basketball player?P: Magic Johnson.M: Who's your favourite movie star?P: Eddie Murphy.M: And who's your favourite rock star?P: (hesitates)M: Prince.P: The Boss. Bruuuce.M... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Happy to Be Nappy

Most females are preoccupied with their hair—Should I cut it?  Should I colour it?  Should I grow it out?  Whatever the dilemma is, we spend an obscene amount of time trying to make t read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Road to peace

An interview with Robert Morgan, founding Artistic Director of the Children’s Peace Theatre With the constant news of bombings and uprisings these days, it’s refreshing to find someone who still bel... read more..

Commentaries
Meres J. Weche

ARAB LIKE ME: Are Blacks Joining in on the New Racism?

“Your struggle is our struggle, for if they come for you in the morning, they will be coming for us at night.”- From James Baldwin’s letter to Angela Davis upon her capture. Remember the last time read more..

Music
Meres J. Weche

K'NAAN: The Dusty Foot Philosopher

Amid much anticipation and, dare I say it, rumours of our own Canadian version of MC beefs, the full-length debut album of Rexdale's adoptive son, K'naan, is now available. Sure enough, both the hat read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Dwayne Morgan: The Making of a Man

AfroToronto.com''s Jane Pascale Meets with Dwayne Morgan Dwayne Morgan is one of Toronto’s best known spoken word artists. He has published multiple works including CDs of his art, and five books o... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

The Burglary

Written By Anthony C. Winkler, Directed by ahdri zhina mandiela. Presented by Gamut Productions The Burglary is the story of a retired couple, Elbert Hendricks, played by Paul Anthony, and Mildred H... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Why must I pay for the crimes of others?: Racial backlash after terrorist attacks

Right after 9/11, a friend told me about a co-worker of his girlfriend’s, a young Muslim woman who worked at a downtown museum. Apparently, a man entered the museum and followed the woman, who w read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Massari talks to AfroToronto.com

It takes a total of 30 minutes for Massari to tear himself away from his fans after he gets off stage at the TD Centre in Toronto. And as soon as you meet him you know why. There’s a do read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Homesick in 'tha Dirty South

It seems to be an ongoing trend these days: Americans moving to Canada and Canadians moving to the U.S. After being in Atlanta for almost two years, I naively didn’t think I would ever read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Afrofest and the Molson Indy: A clash of cultures?

By 3:30 on a summer Friday, the only thing on my mind is getting the hell out of the office. Sure, I am glad for the heavy-duty air conditioning that at times seems so cloying that you f read more..

Music
Staff Writer

Feelin' the vibe: An interview with Eddie Bullen

  Think back to the Club Med commercial. White sandy beaches, blue Caribbean skies, vocalist in the background singing Hands Up, baby hands up! Meet the man behind the song. Cool, a read more..

Music
Meres J. Weche

No Phantom at the Opera House: Femi Kuti brings the Afrobeat buzz to Toronto

The Opera House theatre on Queen Street East was host last night to a three-hour long feast of funk, african rhythms and jazz. Nigerian Afrobeat artist, Femi Anikulapo Kuti, was welcomed read more..

Books
Staff Writer

Who does she think she is?

An Interview with best selling author Benilde Little by Pamella Bailey Benilde Little is the author of the bestselling novel Good Hair. Little’s follow-up novel, The Itch, was publishe... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

LUTHER VANDROSS: The Voice has left the building

I last saw him on stage at the Hummingbird Centre rousing the crowd as he did so well all through his life. None of us in the audience that night thought of that voice being silenced forever. read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Forget the N-Word – Watch Out For the U-Word!

A Review of the Toronto Urban Film Seminar What is the definition of urban? Urban is a description that can circumscribe many ideals: It can describe a geographical location in a city,... read more..

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