The Collective of Black Artists (COBA) has pulled out of this weekend's Toronto Street Festival (July 6-8) citing Mayor Mel's racist comments about Mombasa, Kenya. The annual party was started by Curly after amalgamation. We survived slavery and will survive you and many more who still live in that period, COBA says. We salute COBA's fortitude. There are days when we're not sure we will survive Mel.