26 Sep 2018

Barbershop Talks: A Safe Place To Discuss Black Masculinity

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Many Black men have a special relationship with their barbers. This unique connection has resulted in a series of events called the Barbershop Talks, where the “neighbourhood barbershop” is used to create a safe space for Black community members to meet.

20 Sep 2018

Why More Black Women Are Becoming Adoptive Moms

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As a middle-aged woman in the second year of the adoption process, I find myself in a bubble at times. Although friends and family have been supportive, there are moments when I feel isolated, overwhelmed and overjoyed.

12 Sep 2018

Durham School Board Tests Out Culturally Competent Education

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Though she’s just officially started junior kindergarten, anyone who has met my four-year old could tell you she was ready for school long before now. A precocious, brilliant, friendly child who loves a challenge and thrives in new environments? She was made for school.

03 Sep 2018

Mystique Afrique: A Home For Africa at Toronto's Nuit Blanche

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Ayiba Magazine is pleased to announce its annual celebration of African music, art, fashion, and culture: Mystique Afrique in Toronto.

01 Sep 2018

Community Pushes Back On "Blacklist Principal" In Etobicoke

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A group of alumni of the Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA), organized to fight against anti-Black racism in the Toronto District School Board, has issued a call to action to mobilize against racism in the education system.

24 Aug 2018

Loss Of A Legend - A Look At The Life Of Civil Rights Activist Bromley Armstrong

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Bromley Armstrong passed away peacefully at age 92 on August 17, 2018 with his wife, Marlene, and daughter by his side. He was the best friend for forty-seven years to his wife, Marlene. Father to children, Lana, Linda (predeceased), Everald (Ada), Malcolm, Kevin (Andrea), Bromley Jr. (Jay), Anita, Desmond (Alice), brother to Monica (Frankie), grandfather to eighteen grandchildren, great-grandfather to seventeen great grandchildren, uncle and great-uncle to many nieces and nephews and a great friend to many.

19 Aug 2018

Lessons In Perspective From A Survivor of Police Brutality

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Sometimes before he speaks to the Ontario Police College, someone will ask Orlando Bowen at least one of the two following questions.

16 Aug 2018

Death Of A Queen: Aretha Franklin Passes At Age 76

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“My daddy says I don’t know what I’m doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I’m going to stick to my beliefs.

15 Aug 2018

Queer at Carnival: The Importance Of Spaces For LGBT Revellers

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Alyssa Mattrasingh attended queer carnival parties this year — but this wasn’t always the case.

01 Aug 2018

AfroChic Raises The Bar Yet Again

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Summertime in Toronto is a special thing, largely due in part to the wealth of events that dot our social calendars on a near-weekly basis.

21 Jul 2018

Cradle To Incarceration: Why Ontario's Prison System Is Making Crime Worse

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As the city grapples with the increase in high profile gun crimes happening over the last few months, there are a myriad of discussions popping up in an attempt to find solutions.

18 Jul 2018

Laneway Renamed After Prolific Black Activist Charles Roach

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It’s no longer the offices of Roach, Schwartz & Associates, but back in the day, up the steps and overlooking a stretch of St. Clair Ave. W., Charles Roach and like-minded partners in law helped cash-strapped clients, launched social justice crusades and hatched legal challenges, including the odd one that they knew didn’t stand a chance of succeeding.

15 Jul 2018

"Yes I Am A Negro!" - The Untold Story Of Gloria Bayliss

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In 1964, the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States. In the same year, in Montreal, a woman named Gloria Baylis was taking the Queen Elizabeth Hotel to court in the first case ever in Canada to allege employment discrimination based on race.


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