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Monthly Archive

2005

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Arts
Staff Writer

A Fresh Voice Emerges from the Diaspora: An interview with the Stori Ya Collective

Stori Ya: Written By Joan M. Kivanda, Directed by ahdri zhina mandiela, Performed by Rhoma Spencer Toronto’s diverse cultural landscape is home to many artistic voices.  One such voice is Joan ... read more..

Commentaries
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..

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..

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
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..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O. - PART 4: The Politics of Black Love

As you may recall, one of my original goals in going undercover at the Nubian Connections event was to gage the "state of the union" of Black love. During my pre-mission briefing with th read more..

Music
Staff Writer

People of the light: Tumi & The Volume bring Johannesburg to Harbourfront

“The New South Africa”: we’ve heard the term so many times it is becoming its own cliché. Regardless of the brazen over-simplification attached to it, it is a reflection of something positive and ho read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Your vote counts!

“By depriving us of suffrage, you affirm our incapacity to form an intelligent judgment respecting public men and public measures; you declare before the world that we are unfit to exercise the electi... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

"TAKING PLACE": Toronto artist Sandra Brewster tackles media images

What is the Black Community? Is it a monolithic set of people of African descent? Or is it a grouping of individuals who happen to be racially and culturally-related?   Should it even be read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

H.E.R Story: The joys and pains of the female Emcee - Part II

Eternia is ambitious, she’s as hungry as any young emcee serious about longevity need to be. Eternia was hooked on Hip Hop after an introduction by her older brother. Early on, being relatively read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Umoja''s Triumphant Return

Toronto officially welcomed back the spectacular South African song and dance musical UMOJA last night at the Elgin Theatre. The magical sounds of the spirit of togetherness engulfed Yonge street earl... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Rising Star: Actor Richard Stewart talks to AfroToronto.com

“There needs to be a re-emergence of the black male voice in theatre, because at this time, it is mainly dominated by females.” --Richard Stewart Richard Stewart is a rising star in Toronto’s a... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Oleanna

Hart House Theatre is one of those too little known jewels in Toronto''s arts scene. It''s hard to tell until you actually walk down that dungeon-like path in the basement of Hart House that this buil... read more..

Books
Staff Writer

Everything but the burden: An interview with author and cultural theorist Greg Tate

A cultural critic for The Village Voice , GREG TATE is also the author of Flyboy in the Buttermilk and contributes regularly to U.S. national publications such as Rolling Stone, VIBE , and the New Yor... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

UMOJA: The spirit of togetherness

An interview with Todd Twala, artistic director “UMOJA is about celebrating South African music and dance.  For many years we were oppressed in our country, finally we are free now.  The only thing ... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

HITCH IN T.O. - PART 3: My Charlotte

One down, many more to go. After wiping the beads of sweat from my first "interview", I felt a little bit more relaxed. I had just been saved by the bell and instead of seeing the glass read more..

Community
Staff Writer

BBPA Town Hall meeting tackles gun violence

The Black Business & Professional Association’s monthly gathering drew more than its usual crowd yesterday at the Holiday Inn on King Street. The original venue at Metro Hall had to be aband read more..

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