Monthly Archive

2022

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 25 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Arts
News Editor
340

bCurrent performing arts guides youth through a creative journey of reclaiming Black Canadian history

Call for applications: bCurrent Performing Arts offers month-long theatre devising workshops for young creatives Toronto, Ontario, December 19, 2022 - bCurrent is thrilled to announce the inaugural a... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche
519

Spike Lee takes Malcolm X full circle 30 years later in Saudi Arabia

Thirty years after the release of director Spike Lee's biopic Malcolm X in 1992, based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the iconic African-American filmmaker returned to Saudi Arabia to... read more..

Careers and Workplace
News Editor
1313

Three ways to manage anxiety in a new job

I'm sure you've heard the saying "change is good." But when it comes to change, especially big changes like starting a new job, it's not always easy. For some people, this transition can lead to feeli... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
566

Being enough as a Black storyteller

An interview with stage actresses Akosua Amo-Adem and Déjah Dixon-Green. They are both part of the Stratford Festival's current production of Death and the King's Horsemen, written by renowned Nigeria... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
690

My kinky hair on stage at Stratford

An interview with stage artist Beck Lloyd—as part of our conversation series from the Stratford Festival's 2022 season. Lloyd currently plays the role of Marianne in the festival's adaptation of Moliè... read more..

Finance and Money
Meres J. Weche
852

Ahmed Hussen on addressing Canada's housing crisis

An interview with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Canada's Housing Minister and also the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion. Hussen previously served as the federal immigration minister. In this conve read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche
208

The unbearable gravity of being

The opening scene of French Burkinabé film director Cédric Ido's film La Gravité (The Gravity) is a powerful flashback sequence that sets the scene for this captivating dystopian tale set in... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche
211

The Woman King opens at TIFF

The excitement was palpable last night during the red carpet event for the world premiere of The Woman King at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), starring veteran actress Viola Davis and ... read more..

Arts and Entertainment
Meres J. Weche
606

Talking about Emancipation

An interview with Ngozi Paul, founder of FreeUp! She discusses her film "FreeUp! Freedom Talks," celebrating BIPOC vocalists broadcasting on CBC and CBC Gem on Canada’s Emancipation Day. Today is Ema... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
277

Black love on stage at Stratford

An interview with actors Jessica B. Hill and Jordin Hall, both currently part of two shows in the Stratford Festival's current season. Namely, Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well and Richard III. ... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
303

A Chicago production for our time

An interview with performing artists Sandra Caldwell and Amanda De Freitas about their experience on stage with the Stratford Festival's production of the musical Chicago. They discuss their careers a... read more..

Business and Innovation
Meres J. Weche
917

Building an ecosystem to support Black tech talent

Melisa Ellis, a U of T alumna and founder of non-profit social and technology enterprise Nobellum, speaks about the importance of economic empowerment in the Black community and why she's helping buil... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
317

To be or not to be traditional

Amaka Umeh, the first artist of colour to play Shakespeare's Hamlet in the history of the Stratford Festival, is no stranger to breaking norms. In this conversation, she shares how she has navigated h... read more..

Careers and Workplace
Meres J. Weche
1314

Answering the call of journalism

An interview with Candace Daniel, host of Global News Morning. She shares the challenges she overcame as a young mother to follow her dream of becoming a reporter. My guest on this episode is first-g... read more..

Careers and Workplace
Meres J. Weche
536

Building a global community for Black professionals

An interview with the co-founders of BlackTies — a new app and global online community platform where Black professionals, entrepreneurs and students can have safe conversations about their careers, p... read more..

Business and Innovation
News Editor
245

How Canada partners with four West African countries to fight climate change

On his trip to Ghana, from May 21-24, 2022, Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault announced a $20 million fund over four years to support four West Afri... read more..

Finance and Money
News Canada
1989

Did the Canada Revenue Agency really contact you?

(NC) Last year, about 100 Canadians a day were victims of a scam! Many of these scams imitate the CRA’s programs and services to gain access to your personal and financial information. So, how can you read more..

Arts and Entertainment
Meres J. Weche
280

Gone with the Black talent

An episodic series created, co-written, and co-produced by Amanda Parris that follows Dr. Toni Shakur, a self-help guru whose singular mission is to cancel the entertainment industry's reliance on tok... read more..

Careers and Workplace
News Canada
286

How to avoid workplace burnout in a hybrid working arrangement

Hybrid working arrangements are becoming increasingly popular with workers, as the mix between home and office work can mean that employees get the best of both worlds. This approach offers both time ... read more..

Spoken Word
Meres J. Weche
339

Capturing the soul of Scarborough through art

An interview with the Spoken Soul Collective (Paulina O'Kieffe-Anthony, Randell Adjei and Dwayne Morgan) on their curation work on the ArtworkxTo-supported exhibition called Scarborough: The Backbone.... read more..

Business and Innovation
Meres J. Weche
282

Breaking down barriers through entrepreneurship

An interview with Nadine Spencer, CEO of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) about her journey as an entrepreneur and champion for Black businesses and female entrepreneurs. Nadine... read more..

Lifestyle
Meres J. Weche
678

Supporting Black creators on YouTube

Black creators have played an important role in shaping the culture on YouTube. From fashion and comedy to politics, learning and wellness, Black creators have propelled the platform forward. ... read more..

Careers and Workplace
Meres J. Weche
412

Championing diversity at work and in sports

Did you know that The Colored Hockey League of the Maritimes (CHL), founded in 1895 and active until 1930, was an all-Black ice hockey league founded in Nova Scotia? It featured teams from across Cana... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche
357

On reclaiming the Black beauty ideal

An interview with filmmaker Jennifer Holness about her debut feature documentary, Subjects of Desire. The film explores the destructive societal narratives that Black women and girls often face—while ... read more..

Community
Meres J. Weche
308

Confronting HIV/AIDS stigma in Ontario's Black community

An interview with Wanjiru Munene, communications specialist at the African and Caribbean Council of HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO). ACCHO is a provincial organization that provides strategic leadership i... read more..

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