Monthly Archive

2023

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Theatre
Meres J. Weche
1050

Telling stories about people who look like me

An interview with Jay Northcott, a multidisciplinary artist, director, playwright, and burlesque dancer. They joined the 2023 season of the Stratford Festival as an assistant director on the productio... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
568

Giving yourself over to your art

An interview with multifaceted actor and performer Joella Crichton. We dive deep into Joella's artistic journey, exploring the unique creativity she discovered within the Afro-Caribbean community as b... read more..

Lifestyle
News Editor
833

Taking Back Our Voices as Survivors

It can happen anywhere. In the slums, ghettos, gated communities, schools and even churches. The abusing of children. It’s the dirty little secret many want to go away, but it never quite does. As l... read more..

Movies
Meres J. Weche
304

Haitian film Kanaval at TIFF offers needed fantasy perspective

The fantasy genre, whether in literature or film, has been known to be severely lacking in cultural diversity representation on mainstream platforms. But Black and other diverse creative voices do exi... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
567

Revolutionizing Shakespeare: Stephen Jackman-Torkoff on the bold interpretation of Richard II at Stratford

Stephen, a non-binary performer, brings a fresh perspective to these iconic plays. They shine a light on the significance of having diverse voices in theatre and showcase the remarkable talent of the ... read more..

Movies
News Editor
775

TIFF announces Ava Duvernay's new film Origin as a Gala presentation

TIFF CEO, Cameron Bailey, is excited to announce that filmmaker Ava DuVernay will return to TIFF with her latest offering, Origin. DuVernay’s film will have a Gala screening at Roy Thomson Hall o... read more..

Community
News Editor
726

New report highlights gaps in Black representation in the K-12 curricula across Canada

A recent study from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), conducted by Turner Consulting Group, shines a light on the need for consistent inclusion of Black Canadians and Black history in ele... read more..

Community
News Editor
573

Canadian Black clergies call for action to address crisis faced by refugees and asylum seekers from the African continent

Pastors Judith James, Eddie Jjumba, and Pastor Chi Opia-Evans Hold Press Conference Calling for Immediate Government Action to Address Neglect of Urgent Humanitarian Crisis Faced by Refugees and Asylu... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
478

Black on trial: The journey of tackling tokenism in theatre

An interview with two actors currently on stage at the Stratford Festival's 2023 season. They're performing in two plays: Much Ado About Nothing as well as King Lear. Austin Eckert is a Nigerian-Canad... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
764

From Detroit to Stratford: Sam White on her creative journey and directing "Wedding Band"

A discussion with Detroit-based director Sam White, who is currently in her second and favourite season at the Stratford Festival. She discusses how the Stratford Festival has changed over the years a... read more..

Entertainment
News Editor
544

The Black Academy and CBC set the 2023 Legacy Awards for September 24 with host Keshia Chanté

Shamier Anderson and Stephan James, Scarborough, ON, natives and co- founders of The Black Academy, alongside CBC, Insight Productions, and Bay Mills Studios today announced that award-winning TV host... read more..

Movies
News Editor
535

TIFF announces World Premiere of Ladj Ly's new powerful film, Les Indésirables

Making his return to the Festival, Ly’s highly anticipated film is set to captivate Toronto audiences with this World Premiere TIFF is thrilled to announce the first international title to make its W... read more..

Theatre
Meres J. Weche
1406

Playing Rent at Stratford

Lee Siegel fell in love with the musical Rent as a teenager after hearing the soundtrack and reading the Rent Bible. He always dreamed of playing Tom Collins, and as he grew older, he appreciated the ... read more..

Sponsored Post
News Editor
652

Does your family have what it takes to be on Family Feud Canada?

Family Feud Canada is back and they're looking for Canada’s most dynamic and energetic families to feud on CBC's hit comedy game show and we are here to help you get a head start on the competition! I... read more..

Entertainment
News Editor
605

Angelica Lisk-Hann to receive ACTRA Toronto 2023 Award of Excellence

Lisk-Hann first-ever ACTRA Stunt Performer/Coordinator to receive honour  Award-winning Stunt Coordinator and Performer Angelica Lisk-Hann will be presented with ACTRA Toronto’s 2023 Award of read more..

Arts
News Editor
441

Curator Azu Nwagbogu will lead the inaugural Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2024

For the first time, The Republic of Benin will present a pavilion at the next 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition organized by La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), to be held in 2024... read more..

Entertainment
News Editor
328

Iconic music videos explored in new series from Fela and Insight Productions

The partnership between Director X and Taj Critchlow’s production company and Insight sees the two companies collaborate on Video Star Fela, which specializes in culture-defining content, and Insight... read more..

Community
News Editor
703

The Bahamas opens first-ever Consulate General in Toronto

Bahamian Prime Minister led proceedings headlined by new appointments and positive tourism updates Joined by dignitaries from both The Bahamas and Canada, the Honourable Philip E. Davis, Prime Minist... read more..

Community
News Editor
813

Skills for Change receives $1 million (CDN) grant through the 2022 TD Ready Challenge

The 2022 TD Ready Challenge awarded Skills for Change for their solution designed to assist people and communities who may be disproportionately affected by climate change and the transition to a low-... read more..

Community
News Editor
726

The CCYP launches Black Seed to Improve Black Youth Employment in Canada

The Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) is proud to announce the launch of Black Seed, a new program to boost supports for Black youth in the Canadian workforce. Black Seed works with Black-... read more..

Community
News Editor
488

TD Launches Black Entrepreneur Credit Access Program

Program to provide equitable access to financing, support and financial education for Black-owned businesses TD Bank Group (TD) takes another step toward positive change to address anti-Black racism ... read more..

Arts
News Editor
461

Amanda Parris and Jesse Griffiths Casting Inc. Recipients of 2022 Sandi Ross Awards

Award-winning writer, producer and television/radio host Amanda Parris and Toronto-based entertainment agency Jesse Griffiths Casting Inc. will be celebrated Friday, February 17, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET... read more..

Community
News Editor
498

Take Action on Anti-Black Racism in Pickering

Taskforce Vacancies The City of Pickering is seeking passionate and committed residents and stakeholder representatives to sit on the Pickering Anti-Black Racism Taskforce (PABRT). ... read more..

Community
News Editor
227

Addressing affordable housing for continental African Canadians

A new housing model will address the need for affordable housing for continental African Canadians The Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre, and its partners set out to create an affordable housing model ... read more..

Community
News Editor
466

Black Founders in Clean Technology program

Sheridan and the Afro Caribbean Business Network partner to deliver Black Founders in Clean Technology program The Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN) and Sheridan EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub, with ... read more..

Community
News Editor
277

Toronto marks Bob Marley’s 78th Birthday this Monday

8 community leaders to receive Bob Marley Day Humanitarian Awards  Toronto City Council has proclaimed February 6th, Bob Marley Day in Toronto. This is the 32nd time that the city has honoured the la... read more..

Community
News Editor
240

DSB Launches Black Student Success Strategy

Peel District School Board implements We Rise Together 2.0: Black Student Success Strategy through collective action Peel Region - This week, Peel District School Board (PDSB) hosted the We Rise Toge... read more..

Arts
News Editor
457

Murry Peeters' 'Woman Meets Girl' set for world premiere

Murry Peeters' 'Woman Meets Girl' set for world premiere at the Toronto Black Film Festival & Queer Screen's 30th Mardi Gras Film Festival TORONTO, ON (January 30, 2023)— Process Entertainment is... read more..

Arts
News Editor
239

Union Station Presents I Am Still Here: Black Joy is Resistance

The exhibit will live in Union Station from February 6 – May 31, 2023 TORONTO, (February 6, 2023) ⎼⎼ Union Station is partnering with Toronto-based arts organization MakeRoom Inc., and artist Glori read more..

Entertainment
News Editor
218

Def Jam appoints Kardinal Offishall as Global A&R

Award-winning artist and producer Kardinal Offishall has been appointed as Global A&R for iconic record label Def Jam, and will be working directly with CEO Tuni Balogun and EVP LaTrice Burnette. ... read more..

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