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29 Apr 2019

Love Gets Gritty In Tayari Jones' "An American Marriage"

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There probably hasn’t been a book that has sparked as much debate or emotion at one of our monthly book club meetings as An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.

19 Apr 2019

Therapist Says Forgiveness Is Key To Healing

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Dr. Joan Samuels-Dennis is a forgiveness therapist from Brampton, Ontario. Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or a group of people. “In my sessions, I help clients release wrongs done to them, that have rooted itself in their belief system.”

05 Mar 2019

Bestselling Author, Angie Thomas, Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

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The brisk cold air and the light dusting of snow could not stop the over 400 people who came to see renowned two-time bestselling author Angie Thomas at the Rose Theatre last night in Toronto.  Though the room was filled with both young and old book lovers of all backgrounds and ethnicities, Thomas made one thing clear, Black voices and Black stories matter. 

07 Feb 2019

Review: The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

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In The Hate U Give we enter Starr’s world.  She is the only witness to the shooting of an unarmed black boy, who also happens to be her childhood best friend. We are there from the start to the finish, from the shooting to the grand jury verdict and we observe and read each scene and experience a wave of emotions; shock, sadness, anger, defiance, hope, and hopelessness. All the while hoping that this will be the time when justice is finally served.

07 Feb 2019

REVIEW: In The Black By B. Denham Jolly

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The struggles of Black Canadians who’ve paved the way for future generations must not be forgotten. During Black History Month we celebrate and remember the important contributions and achievements Black Canadians have made throughout history.

24 Oct 2018

Black Authors Ecstatic About Being Finalists For Governor General Literary Awards

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Four books by Black Canadian authors and illustrators are among the seventy books that are 2018 finalists for the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks).

23 Mar 2018

A Review of Lawrence Hill's "The Illegal"

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You probably know Lawrence Hill best from the wildly successful Book of Negroes.

03 Feb 2018

6 Black Canadian Writers To Watch In 2018

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The face of Canadian literature is changing, and here are some of the people helping to turn the page.

10 Sep 2017

Terry McMillan's "I Almost Forgot About You" Proves It's Never Too Late To Start Over

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Terry McMillan’s I Almost Forgot About You tells the story of Dr. Georgia Young, a successful optometrist, mother and grandmother, and a two-time divorcee.

08 Sep 2017

"I Am Sheriauna" Starts A Conversation About The Power Of Difference

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Sherylee Honeyghan was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned that her baby’s left hand had not developed properly.

26 Aug 2017

Robyn Maynard's New Book, Policing Black Lives, Examines Race-Based State Violence In The Canadian Context

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Robyn Maynard has spent most of her adult life documenting racist and gender-based violence against Black people in Canada, primarily in Montreal.

10 Jun 2017

REVIEW: A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

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Written in 1993 by Ernest J. Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and won the 1993 National Book Circle Award for Fiction. Set in Bayonne, Louisiana between October 1947 and April 1948 it couldn’t be more relevant today.

29 Apr 2017

Untangling The Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair

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Michele Tapp Roseman author of Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty addresses and examines the challenges of black women in accepting their natural hair and beauty.

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