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Traces of the trade: A story from the deep north

Homecoming pilgrimages back to Africa by black Americans whose ancestors were kidnapped into slavery from those shores, is not unusual. But that same kind of emotional and spiritual journey to Afric read more..

Jane Musoke-Nteyafas

Cougars & Cubs: The Older Woman/Younger Man Phenomenon

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Tameka and Usher, Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri, Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, Tina Turner and Erwin Bach, Iva... read more..

Meres J. Weche

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble Keeps Toronto Dancing

As Toronto is still abuzz from last week-end’s mesmerising performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre marking their 50th anniversary, dance Immersion keeps us on our dancing toes with th read more..

Movie Reviews
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Sex And The City: The Jennifer Hudson Interview

Dazzling Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson may have come a long way, baby, to where she is now, co-starring in Sex And The City: The Movie. But no matter how long or how many times this gifted songwriter, p read more..

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Africa Must Produce or Perish

Imagine that it is May 25, 2063, the 100th anniversary of Africa Day, a day for reflecting on Africa’s successes and failures. The newspaper headline announces, “Last Remaining Oilfield in West Afri read more..

Meres J. Weche

The Black Daddies Club

Randy Faris/Corbis We know from a mountain of comparative empirical research that when you have fathers absent from the lives of children it makes a fundamental difference. In fact, John J. Dilulio o... read more..

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Reality Shows are not Reality!

Tetra Images/Corbis Did you catch the finale of the ‘Biggest Loser’? I caught the finale this past Tuesday and I was so proud of all the contestants who lost incredible amounts of weight (100+ pound... read more..

Movie Reviews
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Sprockets: Tricks aren't Just for Kids

When I first heard about sprockets, I didn't really know what to think. It was a pretty low-key introduction. I met with my editor over brunch at Seven West. You know the spot around the corner from read more..

Movie Reviews
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ReelWorld movie review: The Disciple

Something serious went down at this year’s Reel World Film Festival – the Canadian premiere of The Disciple. The 102 minute feature drama marks the directorial debut of British performer, Rodney Cha read more..

Kam Williams

Book Review: Don't Blame It on Rio

The Real Deal Behind Why Men Go to Brazil for Sex “Black women were once at the center of black men’s lives, as wives, mothers, lovers and partners… However, in this generation, black women have be read more..

Movie Reviews
Kam Williams

Djimon Hounsou Interview

Djimon Announces Plans to Pop the Question Born in Cotonou, Benin on April 24, 1964, Djimon Gaston Hounsou emigrated from West Africa to Paris at the age of 13 with his brother Edmund. Homeless, th read more..

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Making the Faith and Fitness Connection- Harmonic Health

“I believe that God made me for a purpose ... but He also made me fast and when I run, I feel His pleasure.” From the movie Chariots of Fire- Eric Liddell The faith and fitness connection is not an o... read more..

Meres J. Weche

Rivers of Love: An Interview with d''bi.young.anitafrika

d''bi.young.anitafrika is a force of nature within Toronto’s performing arts community. The winner of the 2007 Toronto Arts Council Foundation Emerging Artist award and multi-disciplinarian artist i read more..


African Footprint Comes to Toronto

This week, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will host African Footprint – South Africa’s longest-running show, seen by over 250 million people. This diverse and dynamic group of 30 singers, d read more..

Meres J. Weche

Theatre Review: Intimate Apparel

Since it’s opening over a week ago, Obsidian Theatre’s latest production, Intimate Apparel, by the gifted 43-year-old African-American playwright Lynn Nottage, has been an undisputed hit with both t read more..

Adele Ambrose

Oscar Peterson: Simply the best

The memory of a legend lives on. Toronto, provided a send off worthy of a hero last Saturday, a send off forever etched in our psyche. As one of the thousands who lined up to pay tribute to Dr. Oscar ... read more..

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The Evolution of Hip Hop Videos

No one can deny the overwhelming amount of media that surrounds us. It’s everywhere; from ads for soft drinks to ads for sneakers. And there is always some type of sexual content involved in most. A l... read more..

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40 is the new 20!

Is it really all downhill from here?Hello 2008 and Hello big Four Oh! Yes, this is the year I turn 40 … if I were a pessimist that means my best years are already behind me. Check this out:   read more..

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