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Monthly Archive

2006

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

Meet the Global Diva

Toronto Jazz Singer Amanda Martinez An interview with vocalist and band leader Amanda Martinez Latin Jazz they call it; a combination of the traditional US Jazz harmonies with Cuban folk rhythms and... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Sometimes a Hello is just a Hello

Have you ever been walking down a hall by yourself at work, or maybe school and seen a black person walking towards you? You keep walking, then direct your eyes at the person coming towards you. But y... read more..

Arts
Adele Ambrose

Gordon Parks: The Man and His Art

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man? Shaft! This line is so familiar to many of us, maybe because Shaft is an icon of black power. But who is t read more..

Music
Staff Writer

This is Muna!

Singer/songwriter Muna Mingole An interview with singer and songwriter Muna Mingole It’s 11 am on a Sunday morning. On the other end of the phone line, songwriter and vocalist Muna Mingole is a wa read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Essence of a Diva

An interview with opera singer Denyce Graves For one night only, tomorrow March 16th, our city will host one of the most exciting and renowned voices in the operatic world. Denyce Graves will be g... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

From the Blog: The Calling Game

It's one of the oldest games in the book. We've all been through it. When is it appropriate to call after you exchange phone numbers with that cutie by the bar? Most people's golden rule is two days... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Jungle Fever - Part II

It was a cool evening on the streets of Yonge and Bloor as I waited impatiently, shivering from the bone-seeping chill, for the traffic light to rotate to red. A green leaf floated by as if trying to ... read more..

Commentaries
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Jungle Fever - Part I

Sisters you know yourselves. Come on be honest and just admit it. Do not lie to yourselves either. Let’s be truthful here, because you sure were when you snorted under your breath with anger the last ... read more..

Commentaries

Our Home and Slave Land?

Dr. Afua Cooper investigates the roots of slavery in Canada "How do we unearth the Black past -- one rooted in slavery? How do we recover the story of Angélique that lies buried in obscurity? The tra... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Why don't black people participate in winter sports?

“So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention … So if only to hasten the arri read more..

Music
Staff Writer

M-1 drops some science: An interview with one half of the duo Dead Prez

“Is that an Idinka symbol?” M-1 asks, pointing at the tattoo on my hand. We immediately bond. Clad in an army-green outfit, from the jacket with tiny silver decals finely embroidered on each s read more..

Books
Staff Writer

What is Black Canadian Writing?: An analysis of Donna Bailey Nurse's anthology Revival

Black Canadian writing, what is it? What are its defining traits and what makes it different from other Canadian writing? It seems peculiar to ask these questions especially since AfroToronto read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

Educating through art

I’m eagerly walking up three flights of stairs after catching a glimpse of Thembi Nyandeni. After seeing the Umoja, the captivating, eye stimulating, well-compiled theatrical masterpiece, it’ read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale: The Niagara Movement

An interview with Founder and Artistic Director Brainerd Blyden-Taylor AND God stepped out on space, And He looked around and said, “I’m lonely— I’ll make me a world.” And far as the eye of... read more..

Music
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

The man behind Three Mo' Tenors

Although he is rarely seen in the spotlight he is the man behind Three Mo’ Tenors. Choreographer and director Marion J. Caffey was born in Gainsville, Florida and lives in New York with his wi read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Souls of COBA Folk

An interview with BaKari E. Lindsay, Artistic Co-Founder of COBA Collective Of Black Artists Tonight, COBA (Collective of Black Artists) will be premiering an electrifying dance performance entitled ... read more..

Music
Adele Ambrose

Kush: The new age in Jazz

The evening was billed as a celebration launch for Jazz by Genre with the incredible Roy Ayers and a great evening was to be expected. But the biggest surprise was the stellar opening act, KUSH. read more..

Arts
Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Meet Georgia Fullerton-Morgan

Marriage and motherhood had kept her away from the artistic scene for a few years, but she is back with a bang. Not only is she is currently a board member and participating artist for the Ass read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

Beyond Black Athena - Rewriting history: It's about time

"Now the Ethiopians, as historians relate, were the first of all men and the proofs of this statement, they say, are manifest." - Diodorus of Sicily (Book III: 2) Recently, I attended an inspiring e read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

MSN Generation

With a fellow volunteer, I was recently discussing the popularity of Instant Messaging (which includes MSN Messenger, Yahoo, AIM and ICQ), among young people during our weekly tutoring session read more..

Community
Staff Writer

Canadian Black History just one click away

“African Canadian students need to feel affirmed, be aware of the contributions made by other Blacks in Canada, have role models, and understand the social forces that have shaped and influenced their... read more..

Commentaries
Undercover Brother

From the Blog: I'm too Sexy for Valentine's Day

For the first time in a couple of years, I'll be single again for Valentine's day. No, this is not a lament. In fact, I'm enjoying the carefree break of not having to plan anything special this year.... read more..

Arts
Staff Writer

The Great Innovator: A review of Andrew Moodie''s play The Real McCoy

The Toronto theatre scene has been bursting with both talent and originality in the last few years thanks to the influx of diverse stories but mostly because of the talent of young actors, wri read more..

Music
Staff Writer

DIY success story - Meet Toronto musical duo: The Carps

“Seize the Day” does not only serve as a partial definition for the name of the duo of Jahmal Tonge and Neil White, but sufficiently describes their philosophy in creating their music and how read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

The Betrayal Project: The erotic dance of heartbreak

"What I have tried to do, as seamlessly as possible, is to bring the pure movement and the theatrical element and try to make them one. So that we are not moving from a theatrical scene to a dance mom read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Do we still need Black History Month?

"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder.”--Dr. Carter Woodson "I don't want a black history m read more..

Books
Meres J. Weche

Black Athena III: The culture wars strike back

Could Greek philosophy be rooted in Egyptian thought? Is it possible that the Pythagorean theory was conceived on the shores of the Nile and the Euphrates rather than in ancient Greece? Could it be th... read more..

Arts
Adele Ambrose

Sisters with voices

Upfromtheroots has been providing enriching entertainment for over a decade and the annual When Sisters Speak event has become a poetry staple in Toronto . It was therefore quite alarming to h read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Out of control: An analysis of the solutions proposed to Toronto’s gun violence

The city of Toronto is in upheaval with regards to the extreme gun violence of the last year. This situation has caused the community to continue to undergo increasing separation, away from th read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

But can we get the kids to church?

Last year, I was invited as a guest commentator on CBC’s Metro Morning to discuss the “Boston Miracle,” a method that was used to decrease the crime rate in the more impoverished neighborhoods read more..

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