fbpx

At a time when museums all over the U.S. are trying to increase the number of people of colour on its staff, boards and walls, the Guggenheim Museum has hired its first full-time black curator: Ashley James.

Read more

Source: The New York Times

Write comment (0 Comments)

She has appeared on the small screen in Trey Anthony’s Da Kink in My Hair as well as other dramatic TV roles, but her musical theatre debut is a long-awaited challenge for the 41-year-old,

Read more

Source: thestar.com

Write comment (0 Comments)

Nearly a century after she put pen to paper, Zora Neale Hurston’s timeless works will soon be found in one place.

Read more

Source: Vibe.com

Write comment (0 Comments)

After decades of West Indian immigration to the GTA, patois-peppered English has begun to feel like a distinctively Toronto thing. But the original speakers are undecided whether it's a tribute or a travesty.

Read more

Source: The Globe and Mail

Write comment (0 Comments)

How a heartfelt social media post led to a movement for diverse women in leadership.

Read more

Source: Financial Post

Write comment (0 Comments)

My mourning mind, compromised and searching for coincidence, processes the age Toni Morrison was when she died, eighty-eight, as two infinity signs, straightened and snatched right-side up. If we are Morrison-fearing, as some others are with their icons, well, we were socialized by her novels.

Read more

Source: , Newyorker.com

Write comment (0 Comments)

The film Black Panther took more than $1bn at the box office last year, and some of the world’s biggest recording artists have adopted Afrofuturist stylings, from Rihanna and Beyoncé to Janelle Monáe.

Read more

Source: The Guardian

Write comment (0 Comments)

The spotlight, many say, is long overdue. Black cooks have historically seen their foods and techniques co-opted, getting little credit for their influence on America’s culinary traditions. “There have always been black hands in American food,” said Jerome Grant, the chef at Sweet Home Café in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Read more

Source: The New York Times

Write comment (0 Comments)

On this episode of BusinessCast powered by DMZ, Isaac Olowolafe Jr. of Dream Maker Ventures teams up with DMZ, Shopify, BMO and Canadian Women's Foundation for a first-of-its-kind initiative in Canada.

Read more

Source: Soundcloud

Write comment (0 Comments)

Frances-Anne Solomon will have a say in who is recognized at next year's ceremony


When Frances-Anne Solomon received an email from filmmaker Ava DuVernay letting her know she was being invited to the Oscars academy, she thought someone was pulling her leg. 

"I thought it was a hoax," she told Matt Galloway with a laugh on CBC Radio's Metro Morning. "I showed it around my office and everybody thought it was a joke." 

Read more

Source: CBC.ca

Write comment (0 Comments)

Get our latest stories straight into your inbox!