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Since my time as a graduate student to my present appointment as professor at Dalhousie University, I have been involved with championing and developing Black studies in universities and beyond.

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Source: TheConversation.com

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Ricard, who takes over the helm of the TfT in July, joins a number of other recently appointed female Black theatre leaders in Toronto, including Weyni Mengesha at Soulpepper Theatre, Tanisha Taitt at Cahoots Theatre and Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu at Obsidian Theatre Company. “It’s bigger than me; it’s bigger than anyone,” says Ricard of this tide of change.

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Source: Toronto Star

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The trailblazing MP came to Ottawa to make change where she knew it mattered. Over 13 years in federal politics, she paved the way for so many others.

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Source: Maclean's

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Denise Jones was always thankful, brought people together, and was masterful in all her entertainment endeavours. This was evident at the New Year’s Day soirees held annually at her home in Brampton, Ontario where her family and friends gathered “for food, friendship, laughs and conversation.”

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Source: ByBlacks.com

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When Toronto-raised actor Stephan James got the inaugural Radius Award at last year's Canadian Screen Awards, he felt incredibly honoured but also a bittersweetness.

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Source: CTV News (The Canadian Press)

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Denise Jones was an iconic figure in the Jamaican Canadian community, the world of reggae and the Black entertainment scene, producing and promoting many top artists. She was a role model, a mentor. 

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Source: Toronto Star

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After George Floyd’s death, Uwagba began to think about white ‘allyship’ and why support often felt performative. She discusses why her new book offers a break from the ‘black reading list’

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Source: The Guardian

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The Senegalese American singer said the 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis would include a luxury resort, condos, offices, a hospital, a stadium, and an artificial-intelligence data center.

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Source: Business Insider

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Hip-hop culture has much to add to the racial justice conversation taking place in the streets and on basketball courts across the United States and even in Canada, says a curator of a University of Toronto education series on the movement.

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Source: Canada's National Observer

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Fri Forjindam’s clients include HBO’s SXSWestworld, Paisley Park, and Comic-Con, among others. Here, she weighs how theme parks can adapt for a COVID-19 world.

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Source: Fast Company

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