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August 2005

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Memoirs of an Anti-Geisha

It all started with Memoirs of a Geisha. I have a copy, hidden away in one of the three overstuffed bookcases in my apartment. A friend gave it to me as a present, proclaiming: “this is read more..

Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O. - PART 2 : Who Invited Omarosa?

There has been (I've been told) quite a high demand by AfroToronto readers for a follow-up to my original Hitch in T.O. piece of over two months ago. I wasn't too sure about going ahead read more..

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Can black people be oreo cookies?

"None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath." --- Marian Anderson How do you defi read more..

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10th anniversary of the Graffiti Expo

On the weekend of August 19th and 20th, graffiti art was the centerpiece of a ten year old celebration of Hip-Hop culture in Toronto. This celebration was the 416 Graffiti Expo, a public read more..

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Shocking the system

Councillor Michael Thompson Sets the Record Straight with AfroToronto.com''s Eloi Minka "Part of the rationale,” Michael Thompson said on the phone from his City Hall office, was to “sh... read more..

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Black hair has political roots

Who came up with the term, “relaxing” anyway? Is our natural hair so stressed out that we have to chemically straighten its new growth every 6 to 8 weeks? The term perm is short for p read more..

Meres J. Weche

UNDER FIRE: Race, Nationhood and Symbolism at Rideau Hall

I''m marching to the beat of the bagpipes again. Yes, it''s another scorching-heat summer day in Ottawa. Another hour standing at the gates of the Governor General''s residence at Rideau read more..

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On the rooftop with Maestro: Wes Williams meets with AfroToronto.com's Laina Dawes

Over the years, I have met three people who swear they were in the video for “Let Your Backbone Slide,” the first video from Maestro Fresh Wes’s 1990’s debut album, Symphony in Effect . read more..

Adele Ambrose

Honey Jam still sweet after a decade

>> Dessy Di Lauro performing at Honey Jam 2005. © Gentle Aura Can you believe it? It’s been ten years already and Honey Jam is still going strong. Loyal fans of the all female read more..

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Ace in T.O.: Serena Williams talks to AfroToronto.com's Laina Dawes

“No one really knows what one goes through in their lives. If you are going through a lot of personal stuff it’s hard to compete and perform at a very high level .”—Serena Williams Does read more..

Adele Ambrose

THE ECKO CHALLENGE: Catching up with Marc Ecko and the Getting Up Performances

The T-dot got a double dose of hip-hop last weekend with Marc Ecko’s Getting up festival. Hip-hop is everywhere, so some may ask why put on a two day festival revolving around it? “Why n read more..

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Do Something about it!

I have had those lyrics in my head all evening. Maybe it is because I was listening to the song earlier today. Or maybe it is because of the Walking-While-Black incident this morning (mo read more..

Meres J. Weche

How Stella Got Her Anger Back

Terry McMillan's new book: The Interruption of Everything "I find out that he has a lover of 9 months. I kicked him out of the house. .., and I put him up in a hotel for 3 weeks, an read more..

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An Interview with playwright and producer Joan M Kivanda Stori –ya…bring the stories, bring the lies, and make it all sound sweet….hadith njoo, Uongo njoo, utamu kolea. It’s the african reply to a read more..

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There’s a war going on – But why?

There have been 18 victims killed by gunfire in the GTA in the last two weeks. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair promises to crack down on the problem by increased neighbourhood police pre read more..

Meres J. Weche

Appleway: Part B (A delightful play at Summerworks

It's Summerworks time again. The annual theatre festival never fails to expose Toronto audiences to the best emerging playwrights in the country. Many gems which were discovered there followed a great... read more..

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Oh My People: The Last Poets bring The Truth to Harbourfront

"When the moment hatches in time''s womb there will be no art talk. The only poem you will hear will be the spear point pivoted in the punctured marrow of the villain. Therefore we are t read more..

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