Shantal Otchere


Shantal Otchere

Our education system seems no more prepared to support LGBTQ students of colour than the city is to understanding their existence more

Jun 29, 2017 4:16 AM News 2 Comments


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 4 Comments

The hip-hop-focused festival makes space for local acts not readily supported by the scene more

Jun 6, 2017 12:55 PM Features

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Samuel Engelking

"We call ourselves 'art-ivists.' We make our art to inspire, empower and make a difference in our world." more

May 30, 2017 2:18 PM Music

A free creative writing workshop series for sufferers of mental illness and addiction will be celebrating the launch of its new book, the Double World, this week. more

May 30, 2017 11:07 AM Books

Timely series about the marginalized student body at an Ivy League school gives voice to the experience of being Black in 2017, but that voice isn’t shared equitably among all of its characters more

May 2, 2017 5:12 PM Movies 4 Comments


R. Jeanette Martin

Committee representing Toronto's LGBTQ officers ask city councillors to reconsider funding Pride after police float ban. more

Apr 19, 2017 4:47 PM News 13 Comments

This Earth Day, Toronto joins more than 400 cities around the world defending scientific research more

Apr 18, 2017 4:10 PM News 1 Comments

Tamsyn Riddle is a co-organizer of Silence is Violence (SiV), a group led by survivors who want to change the way people and institutions respond to reports of sexual assault. more

Apr 10, 2017 12:04 PM News 1 Comments

“I have issue when people are buying property or are taking out properties that used to be rentals and turning them into full-time Airbnb [units],” says Councillor Ana Bailão. more

Mar 29, 2017 11:55 AM Real Estate 2 Comments


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 17 Comments

New documentary explores the realities of anti-black racism in Canada more

Mar 10, 2017 11:23 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

People who argue that Wendy Olunike Adeliyi should have just followed the theatre's backpack rules are missing the larger issue more

Mar 9, 2017 10:50 AM Movies 6 Comments


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SXSW founder Roland Swenson on the defensive amid controversy over contract threatening artists who perform at non-sanctioned showcases of deportation more

Mar 2, 2017 8:06 PM Music

No car? No problem – $25 dollars buys you a round trip from The Fairmont Royal York to Niagara-on-the-Lake more

Mar 1, 2017 5:14 PM Stage

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Photo of Justin Trudeau by Alex Guibord

Yusra Khogali of Black Lives Matter Toronto made no false statements in her National Day of Action Against Islamophobia speech challenging the Prime Minister more

Feb 9, 2017 11:54 AM News 59 Comments

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Alanna Rizza via The Eyeopener

Police chief Mark Saunders has promised a "thorough investigation" of police arrest and Tasering of man caught on cellphone camera, but it's doubtful there would have been without the video evidence more

Jan 27, 2017 3:35 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

Bartenders Against Sexual Harassment (BASH!) was created after police charged two employees of College Street Bar with forcible confinement and sexual assault more

Jan 10, 2017 11:56 AM Drinks


Gillian Mapp

Meet the talented members of the new Black Artists Union, with a show on now at 187 Augusta more

Dec 7, 2016 12:38 PM Art

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