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Indie publisher BookThug's temporary name change to Book*Hug contains a valuable lesson for cities and cultural institution more

Feb 28, 2018 12:58 PM Culture

The growing spate of neo-Nazi and far-right activity around the world means it's important for Canadians to take a stand more

Aug 25, 2017 2:52 PM News


Cheol Joon Baek

If the celebration of the radical idea to accept and support the rights and existence of marginalized Canadians is not extended to queer Canadians of all intersections, then what celebration is there to be had? more

Jun 27, 2017 3:16 PM , News

School's namesake was a key supporter of the traumatizing residential school system more

Apr 25, 2017 11:35 AM Education


Jodianne Beckford

Toronto’s housing bubble has created a landlord’s market, to the disadvantage in particular of Black renters. more

Mar 15, 2017 4:32 PM News

The areas of the city with the most cyclists tend also to be the whitest more

May 11, 2016 5:23 PM News



Canadian media should capitalize the B in Black people. more

Apr 26, 2016 7:00 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

Canada Post has declined to stop delivery of the east-end rag and Toronto police are stubbornly silent more

Apr 13, 2016 6:00 PM News


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When the mayor attempts to wade into issues of race and injustice, he reveals himself to be stunningly ill-equipped. more

Apr 11, 2016 9:46 AM News


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Cinema’s provocateur says only Amazon would fund his new pic Chi-Raq more

Mar 16, 2016 6:00 PM Interviews & Features


Rebecca Tisdelle

In case you needed a reminder that there’s still so much work to do in the fight against oppression more

Mar 8, 2016 5:02 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

Tarantino's 2012 Django Unchained is a rarity for Hollywood - a consummate conjunction of spaghetti western and blaxploitation genres that argues for a robust response to white racism more

Feb 24, 2016 5:39 PM News

The Liberal candidate hoped to turn the discussion away from his record as police chief. At that, he failed miserably. more

Oct 2, 2015 6:19 PM News

When the province held a public consultation on carding, it kind of blew up in their faces. And that's a good thing. more

Sep 4, 2015 11:12 AM News

The game show that challenged people not to fall has been turned into WIPEOUT Run, a race in which you will certainly fall more

Jul 28, 2015 5:00 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog


Zach Slootsky

"What a lot of us have come to discover since then is that for some communities in this city, it's G20 rules every day." more

Jul 23, 2015 8:46 AM News


Yusra K. Ali

The police shooting of Andrew Loku is the predictable result of Canada's refusal to acknowledge its history of racism and continuing devaluing of black lives more

Jul 22, 2015 5:30 PM News

If the word "race" has any resonance at all, it is when it's paired with the word "human" more

Jun 24, 2015 5:53 PM News

Memes abound as we scratch our heads after NAACP president is outed as white more

Jun 12, 2015 3:49 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog