Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment offers internship to Black emerging filmmakers

Corus Entertainment has teamed up with OYA Emerging Filmmakers to launch the Corus Unscripted Internship Program, a newly-created training, networking and mentorship opportunity for Black emerging filmmakers who have completed post-secondary education and are interested in pursuing a television career in the lifestyle and factual genres. As a complement to the OYA Emerging Filmmakers program […]

Toronto RnB Singer/Songwriter Amanda Mae Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve with Sultry “Shoulda Known”

Toronto RnB Singer/Songwriter Amanda Mae Wears Her Heart On Her Sleeve with Sultry “Shoulda Known”

  Much like seemingly ‘perfect relationships,’ Canadian R&B artist Amanda Mae’s newest single “Shoulda Known” feels and looks beautiful on the outside but, in its core, is fueled by contempt and infidelity — resulting in a sultry yet ominous vibe throughout. Available now, “Shoulda Known” is Amanda Mae in every sense possible… Providing a velvet […]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement to mark Indigenous Veterans Day

Today, on Indigenous Veterans Day, we honour Indigenous peoples – past and present – who have served and continue to serve with great pride and sacrifice for our freedom. Each year, during Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day, Canadians join together to acknowledge all those who served our country, but throughout our history, Indigenous veterans have […]

A chat with multi-award winning writer Nadia L. Hohn

A chat with multi-award winning writer Nadia L. Hohn

By Yolanda T. Marshall     Nadia L. Hohn is one of Canada’s most influential literary voices of Jamaican descent Nadia L. Hohn is one of Canada’s most influential literary voices of Jamaican descent. An erudite educator and a multi-award winning writer of non-fiction, middle-grade, young adult, and picture books. I recall walking into a […]

Former TO cop Peter Sloly in the crosshairs as Ottawa police chief

Former TO cop Peter Sloly in the crosshairs as Ottawa police chief

It was an ambitious plan — to reform the police force from the inside-out, to remove rot and fix a broken culture that dominated headlines. But two years in, Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly has seen his mandate — and the job he and those who hired him sold to the public — change. The […]

More help for Caribbean and Black communities facing barriers to HIV testing and care

More help for Caribbean and Black communities facing barriers to HIV testing and care

The new HIV Self-Testing Community Outreach and Localized Outcomes (SOLO) Study will improve access to HIV testing for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities, and collect data on the number of new HIV infections that are discovered. SOLO will also ensure connections to care for participants, and measure the degree to […]

Curtis Carmichael, social entrepreneur, activist, teacher releases his memoirs

Curtis Carmichael, social entrepreneur, activist, teacher releases his memoirs

His book, Butterflies in the Trenches, chronicles his life growing up in Toronto Community Housing and his bicycle ride across the country to share his message with Canadians  Award-Winning Social Entrepreneur and STEM teacher Curtis Carmichael releases his augmented reality memoirs “Butterflies in the Trenches” today. “Butterflies” is a gripping account of breaking the cycle […]

Black man was indeed racially profiled by Montreal police officers   

Black man was indeed racially profiled by Montreal police officers   

A police ethics board judge has found two Montreal police officers guilty of racial profiling, using excessive force and illegally searching a 54-year-old Black man. Errol Burke was getting milk at his local Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce convenience store on Feb. 18, 2017, when the officers wrestled him to the ground, searched and handcuffed him. “I’m relieved and […]

Esi Edugyan’s “Washington Black” book coming to a TV near you

Esi Edugyan’s “Washington Black” book coming to a TV near you

Sterling K. Brown will star and executive produce the television adaptation of Washington Black, a globe-trotting historical adventure based on Canadian author Esi Edugyan’s award-winning novel. Hulu, the U.S. digital streaming service, gave Washington Black a straight to series order with Selwyn Seyfu Hinds adapting the book. It will air in Canada on Disney+. Edugyan’s […]

Philosopher Charles W. Mills, who cut his academic teeth in Canada, dies at 70

Philosopher Charles W. Mills, who cut his academic teeth in Canada, dies at 70

A London native of Jamaican parentage who grew up in Jamaica Charles W. Mills, a social and political philosopher who sought to rethink Western liberalism, arguing that white supremacy undergirded the modern world and that philosophy had ignored fundamental issues of race and justice, died Sept. 20 at a care center in Evanston, Ill. He […]

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