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Restaurant and bar that served as a hub for Black culture in Toronto to shut down as owner opens retreat and gallery space Read more


It felt odd to type the words into Google: "Black woman therapist Toronto," but for many people of colour finding a counsellor with an understanding of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia in their practice remains a challenge Read more



Jalani Morgan

Open letter from an ad-hoc group of physicians and public health researchers says Tory's use of incendiary language on gun violence stokes racism and poses public health risk for racialized communities Read more



Cheol Joon Baek

Black community activists, scholars and artists say initiatives to curb gun violence will only further barricade and quarantine Black communities already under economic pressure from government policies Read more


I grew up as a fatherless Black boy who found solace in biographies of Black historical figures. James Baldwin, Malcolm X and MLK taught me about Black masculinity. Then, several years ago, my father wanted to meet me. Read more


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Here are a few events that highlight the diversity of expression coming from the African diaspora Read more



Shantal Otchere

Local tattoo artists discuss why fears of inking darker skin tones need to fade away Read more



Shantal Otchere

Inside Carnival Nationz mas camp warehouse on Dynamic Drive in Scarborough, dozens of volunteers painstakingly glue and stitch together themed costumes that will be worn at this weekend's grand parade Read more



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Ahead of the March for Mental Health, Toronto organizers demand more action over awareness, especially for marginalized youth Read more


After confronting brutal oppression in his CBC film The Skin We’re In, the director gets quieter in Hot Docs’ Unarmed Verses, a vibrant look at three talented Black youths uprooted by a forced “revitalization” ­project in North York Read more


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If you’re a Black student within the TDSB, you have limited access to arts education and you’re twice as likely to be expelled Read more

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Downtown restaurant and arts space a huge loss for Toronto’s Black community Read more