fbpx

Monthly Archive

2005

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find all 127 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Music
Adele Ambrose

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

Toronto Emcee Eternia - photo courtesy of www.eternia.ca Imagine a love affair or perhaps a fatal attraction, one filled with sacrifice, struggle and adoration; the reward is bitterswee read more..

Books
Staff Writer

THE PHILOSOPHER OF THE HIP HOP GENERATION: Author Bakari Kitwana talks to AfroToronto.com

Why do white kids love Hip Hop? Many have asked the question; perhaps not openly for fear of being labeled or being attacked by the political correctness machine or the proponents of a blind “ read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The 3rd Toronto International Poetry Slam

>> The top three (from right to left): Jamal St. John (NYC), Oneness (UK) and Naheelah (Toronto). This and all photos courtesy of photo artist: ROZ -- www.erozica.ca -- 647-298-9899 read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Gun Talk

By now everyone has heard and talked about the gun violence going on in the greater Toronto area. Some in my circle of friends take it to the extreme and avoid places where violence might brea read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Hurricane Katrina and the Sin of Omission

On Saturday afternoon, I sat in a coffee shop in the Annex, part people watching, part writing. As my gaze focused on the two-storey buildings that stood on each corner of the intersecti read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

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..

Commentaries
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..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

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..

Arts
Staff Writer

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..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

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..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

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..

Commentaries
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..

Music
Staff Writer

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..

Music
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..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

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..

Music
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..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

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..

Books
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..

Arts
Staff Writer

Stori-ya

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..

Community
Staff Writer

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..

Arts
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..

Arts
Staff Writer

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Results 61 - 90 of 127

Search Site

Latest on Instagram

Join Our Mailing List

Advertise with us

Subscribe to podcast (English)

Find a Job

AfroToronto.com participates in affiliate marketing programs, which means we may earn a commission if you purchase an item featured on our site. These affiliate links, along with advertisements, support us and they come to no expense for you.

Media Kit | Member Access

Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms and Conditions

Copyright © 2005-2021 Culture Shox Media. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated.