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October 2005

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Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O. - PART 5: The date about nothing

So here we are, the fifth and final installment of the Hitch in T.O. series. Perhaps inevitably, I didn't fool everyone and some people discovered my identity. But that's fine. There are read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

The Ballad of Lee Cotton

A book review and interview with the author, Christopher Wilson “Black mother, black family, black church, black soul, black neighborhood. Everything black about him except his color.”- From the no... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The more you know...

"Without education, you''re not going anywhere in this world." -- Malcolm X I was by no means a fan of high school, but I knew I had to go. I know many others who disliked it and eventually dro read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

The Real Toronto?

One of the many unfortunate burdens of being a visible minority is to always have to be aware of what the other members of your group are up to, because sooner or later you will run into one o read more..

Books
Staff Writer

Twins, culture and the writing process: An Interview with Helen Oyeyemi, author of The Icarus Girl

“She was sitting inside the cupboard on the landing, where the towels and other linen were kept, saying quietly to herself, I am in the cupboard. She felt she needed to be saying this so that it would... read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Natural Hair to Be or Not to Be -The response

I feel for you sista I really do, but instead of painting yourself as a victim you might like to stand in my size 8's for a minute. I love being black and you won't find a person alive who can say ot... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Writing Out of Necessity: An interview with actor and creator of Fish Eyes, Anita Majumdar

"Fish Eyes came out of total necessity. People are finally demanding to see themselves on stage. We want to identify with those people. We want our stories told on stage.” Fish Eyes is an entertai read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

Saying Something New: The Roots light up the T-Dot

It has taken countless years of live shows, many critically acclaimed albums and a whole lot of powerful lyricism to make Def Jam’s latest addition “The Roots” a hip-hop staple. How doe read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Confessions of a thrift store junkie

I recently learned that a co-worker of mine described me as a “very fashion-conscious girl.” I laughed at the absurdity of the statement. I consider myself to be the antithesis of a fashion-conscious ... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Better Parts: A Hip, Sassy, Wordsmith Takes the Stage

An Interview with Nicole Stamp, writer, director, and performer of Better Parts >> Nicole Stamp in action. If you are looking for an entertaining night out, head over to The... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

On The Strength: CKLN''s DJ OSUM talks to AfroToronto.com

DJ O.S.U.M is the co-host of On The Strength, a weekly radio program that airs on Thursday Nights from 2AM to 6AM on Ryerson University ’s CKLN 88.1 FM. The show’s official description on the read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Natural hair, to be or not to be - Part II

It is easy to point fingers and dismiss the artificiality of a discussion on hair. One has to however understand that this issue has a long history and is very much related to the negativity a read more..

Community
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Toronto's New Echo

Toronto is without a doubt one of the world’s most exceptional metropolises. It is the only city in the entire world that allows its citizens to retain elements of their individual identities wh read more..

Arts

Review: Pusha Man

“No mellow ... let it burn. This is the source of all strength!” Passe Muraille Theatre is currently hosting, until November 27th, a remarkably eclectic series of nine plays followed by a weekly mus... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Born Ready: A review by Pamella Bailey

Directed by Philip Akin and Written by Joseph Pierre “It’s the black man’s hustle…You have to keep pushing.  But sometimes you don’t want to push anymore” In a darkened theatre, s... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Natural hair, to be or not to be

I find it beguiling that something God created; so beautifully created could be considered a highly volatile and controversial topic. But to many black women, broaching the topic of natural ha read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Feeling like a woman

“Many women today feel a sadness we cannot name. Though we accomplish much of what we set out to do, we sense that something is missing in our lives and we fruitlessly search out there for the answers... read more..

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