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Monthly Archive

2006

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

The Player Radarscope

How Ladies Can Scope Out Players There have been a lot of women who have been burned by players, men who have no intention to settle down and commit. We live in dangerous times which celebrate ... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

Book Review: Forty Million Dollar Slaves

BOOK REVIEW: Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete. By William C. Rhoden   "The Belt carries young black athletes out of black America and introduce... read more..

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Undercover Brother

Love Games

The masks, the tricks and the dinner mints I recently decided to venture out to the Harbourfront Theatre dateless to catch the play I'm Not a Dinner Mint (... the Crap Women Swallow to Keep a Relat... read more..

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Staff Writer

Can I get an attitude change with that?

It’s a Friday night and I’m meeting a date to go have some good Caribbean food. We’ve heard great things about this restaurant and look forward to checking it out. We get there and start getting comfo... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Setting history straight

  An Interview with Filmmaker Keith Beauchamp on the Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till   “I'm going to make an example of you” - J.W. Milam to Emmett Till Today marks the birthday of Emmett read more..

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Undercover Brother

From the Blog: My Summer Dating Report - Part I

This summer has been a most interesting one for me as far as learning about my own, sometimes unconscious, dating patterns. My experiences with three very different women gave me a whole different per... read more..

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Sisters and Singledom

The word single has replaced the stigma-laden word spinster which used to be an offensive term for a woman, especially one who is no longer young or is of advanced years, who has never married. These ... read more..

Community
Staff Writer

A Passion for Storytelling

An interview with Jemeni, radio co-host and spoken word artist You’ve probably heard her over the airwaves delivering the entertainment news on Flow 93.5’s Morning Rush.  A multi talented writer... read more..

Books
Kam Williams

He Talk Like a White Boy

A Review of Joseph C. Phillips'' Reflections on Faith, Family, Politics, and Authenticity "I have grown tired of hearing people badmouth America. I love my country and claim it as my own because I read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

A brave new comics world

>> Anthony Stanberry (centre), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Stanberry, Executive Director and  Jermaine Smith, Director of Music Development An interview with Anthony Stanberry read more..

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Staff Writer

Holding Out to Hold On

I apply a bit of scented lotion to my shoulders, making sure everything is trimmed, waxed, lubed, and oiled.  Sound familiar ladies?  Now that you’re reminding yourself of a Jeep, you-are-ready! Frida... read more..

Music
Staff Writer

The Mayor of the Neighbourhood

An interview with musical legend Joe Bataan Joe Bataan is a living legend. You may never have heard of him, but he is in his own words an underground cult favourite. From Boogaloo (Latin Soul) to Dis... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

I am not a dinnermint!

Rachael-Lea Rickards and Trey Anthony have teamed up to write an entertaining, thoughtful play that will inspire women of all cultures to redefine their relationships.  I am not a Dinner Mint…the crap... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Basic Training: An interview with Kahlil Ashanti

“There’s some words that I think people aren’t used to hearing. Words that we in the Black community don’t particularly care for. But I thought, I owe it to the audience to tell them what really hap read more..

Community
Kam Williams

The Hidden Politics of the Black Hair

An Interview with the White Guy Who Uncovered the Korean Domination of the Black Hair Industry Aron Ranen is a gifted filmmaker and professor who has received a litany of accolades for his groundbrea... read more..

Books

Copper Woman: An Interview with Afua Cooper

  Fresh from her still unfinished cross-Canada book tour for her much-acclaimed The Hanging of Angélique, the beloved Toronto-based professor of history and dub poet Afua Cooper read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Review of the urbanNOISE Festival

The location of the first annual urbanNOISE festival was bittersweet. Located in the parking lot of the Albion Centre in Rexdale, the revelers consisted of pre-teen girls with oh-so cute outfits an read more..

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Staff Writer

Excuse me, can you help me with your baggage?

Shoot, all I can say, is he’s kind, he’s got a great sense of humour and the looks to match. He’s the perfect height and he looks good in everything he wears.  The man has a stable job, lives alone, ... read more..

Community
Kam Williams

The Klan Coming to Your Town? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Interview with Daryle Jenkins, the Klanbuster Everybody admires the bravery firemen exhibit by rushing into a burning building when the human survival instinct calls for exactly the opposite behavi read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Dora Mavor Moore Awards 2006

A Great Night for Black Theatre Each year, the Dora Mavor Moore Awards (The Doras) celebrate and reward the best of Toronto’s performing arts scene. Last night, at the 27th annual Doras, Black theat read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Oprah's Hip Hop Nightmare - Part II

The Debate about Negative Hip Hop Despising the negative lyrics of some hip hop artists is not a crime. It is most certainly a sentiment that Oprah shares with very many people. It’s also a topic whi... read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

Catching Up with Traci Melchor

She’s a veteran writer, journalist, a new mom to twins (double the fun) and soon to be a radio personality. Perhaps you’ve seen her as a Much More Music VJ or host of Style V.I.P?  Who is this read more..

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

I Want to Be a Superstar

With the bombarding proliferation of reality shows which promise instant celebrity, and the long list of people who audition for them, many of them ready to spend sleepless nights lining up for a chan... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Setting Things Straight: An interview with Toronto actor Rhoma Spencer

  It only took me a few moments to realize that Rhoma Spencer is proud about where she comes from. She is aware of the vastness of her abilities. And she is confident about what she will achieve and ... read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

The Diary of a Tired Black Man

Director Tim Alexander Defends Film Which Takes Aim at Angry Sisters BACKGROUND: CLICK HERE to see a clip of the upcoming U.S.-release film Rarely does a film generate a lot of controversy even bef... read more..

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Go Back To Your Country!

Do Some People Have More of a Right to Live in Canada than Others? I love Toronto. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world and that is what attracted me to it. Over half of Torontonia... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

androgyne: Matters of queerness and community - Part Il of interview with D'bi Young

“I feel like our sexuality has been shaped so much by the diasporic experience of enslaved African peoples that I feel that if we were to take the time to investigate our sexuality more, that we read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

androgyne

  “I feel like our sexuality has been shaped so much by the diasporic experience of enslaved African peoples that I feel that if we were to take the time to investigate our sexuality more, that read more..

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Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Vera Wang or Therez Fleetwood?

Last week, one of the Afrotoronto readers who was reacting to the Are You Size Sexy article, brought up an interesting topic. He mentioned that some of the issues with size discrimination, demonstrati... read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Killing Me Softly with This Dub

An Interview with D''bi Young - Part l “It’s unfortunate that in Western society, this sort of liberal individualism has encouraged people to sort of streamline themselves and put themselves into a read more..

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