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Monthly Archive

2009

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Arts
Meres J. Weche

Spence Gallery: Exploring the Diasporic Canvas

Spence Gallery is a trendy art space, located in Mirvish Village, where Toronto art lovers can get a taste of contemporary expression from artists of Caribbean, Latin-American and African background read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Disney’s Princess Tiana is representing

I love Disney. Who doesn’t? And like most little girls, I had visions of marrying royalty and becoming a princess. This, however, did not seem likely as there really weren’t any Black princesses or read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

The Curl Ambassadors

A couple months back my sister and I visited The Curl Ambassadors to get their illustrious curly-doo.  Now my general policy is to allow only stylists that have firsthand experience with my hai read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Wise.Woman: An Interview with Rebecca Fisseha

How far would you go to find yourself? This is the question that Ethiopian-born playwright Rebecca Fisseha asks us to explore in her first full-length play and main stage production, Wise.Woman, now read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Theatre Review: The Color Purple

Jeannette Bayardelle (Celie) and LaToya London (Nettie). Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik For nearly a month now, Toronto’s Canon Theatre has been the home of Oprah Winfrey & friends’ acclaimed stage pr... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Does rocking a fro make us more socially conscious than others?

I recently watched a natural-haired sista vlog about how annoyed she is with the myth that having natural hair makes one more socially conscious than those who opt out of this. She made this video a read more..

Arts
Meres J. Weche

Performing Diaspora 2009: A Celebration of African Heritage at York University

York University continues to celebrate Black History month this week by hosting jazz legend Randy Weston on Feb 13th. Part of the series “Performing Diaspora”, which launched with a bang last week w read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Interview with Alicia Vianga, owner of Premier Jour Lingerie

I love lingerie. I love lacy bras, sexy camis, bustiers—basically, I love all things lingerie that are cute spiced with a little naughty! When I received an e-mail about Alicia Vianga—the owner and c... read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Film Review: Nurse.Fighter.Boy

Once in a while, you come across a Canadian film which makes you think: “Why do we need to flock to Hollywood when there is such talent and creativity right here at home?” First-time, and Toronto-ba read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

What would President Obama say to Canada?

If President Obama were to address Canadians on his upcoming visit, what might he say? On February 19th, US President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his first official state visit abroad—to Cana read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

Curly Girl 101: Do you “no poo”?

No, no, I’m not being fresh, just wanted to enlighten you all with one of my newly discovered curly girl terms.  Chances are, if you are natural, you’ve heard the terms ‘no poo’ and ‘low poo’.& read more..

Movie Reviews
Meres J. Weche

Interview with Ethiopian director Haile Gerima

As Black History Month starts today, Toronto welcomes Ethiopia’s preeminent filmmaker, Haile Gerima, at Bloor Cinema to kick off a special one-week run (Feb. 1-8) of his inspiring film, Teza. A win read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Will Canadians embrace and act in the spirit of our times?

If you are at all like me, or the millions of other Canadians stricken with what several polls here are describing as Obama envy, then today has been a day of magic, longing, wonder and apprehension. ... read more..

Commentaries
Staff Writer

Why do I fro? My hair story

This just in: the afro is making a comeback! Seriously, everywhere I turn someone is rocking the fro. And not just amongst us sistas and brothas, it is crossing over cultural lines and solidify read more..

Lifestyle
Staff Writer

My HoneyFig experience

One of the things that I’ve found rather challenging with wearing my hair in its natural style is where to shop for natural/curly girl specific products in Toronto. Sure you can always resort to purch... read more..

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