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Why Black artists should spend 2021 forging our own paths — not trying to fix broken institutions

"Our collective protests have created a chasm, one we can fill with Black art, new ideas, and our full selves," writes artist and activist Rodney Diverlus.
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While she's away, Amanda Parris is sharing her column Black Light with a new voice every month

Meet the writers! These top artists and thinkers will each take on a guest edition of the column.
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Nia Centre and the legacy of Black arts and culture spaces in Toronto

Nia Centre announced plans for expansion last month. Their Toronto venue will double in size.
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On the eve of its final season, Amanda Parris reflects on five years of CBC Arts: Exhibitionists

It's the show that launched her entire career, but it's time to say goodbye. Season 6 premieres tonight on CBC.
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Still working on your TIFF schedule? Check out these must-see films by Black directors

Amanda Parris and TIFF's Cameron Bailey share their picks.
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Is there a way to save Toronto's only Black-owned radio station G98.7FM?

Black-owned spaces in this city seem to be under constant threat. How do communities grow in their absence?
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7 African artists share their feelings on the glory — and missteps — of Beyoncé's Black is King

Read this before watching (or re-watching) the new visual album.
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Anti-racism is not a trend. To keep the movement strong, look out for these 3 roadblocks

Movements have been derailed in the past. Here are some things we should be watching for.
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Black artists come first: Lessons from Philip Akin after 20 revolutionary years at Obsidian Theatre

The acclaimed artistic director talks to Amanda Parris. Watch their conversation.
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Canadian cultural institutions have silenced Black voices for years. Can we write a new chapter?

Fighting the power comes at a cost. To better support today's activists, take a lesson from history.
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TXN is a powerful new film capturing 10 years of Black culture in Toronto

Director Matthew Progress talks to Amanda Parris about the making of his short film.
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Erykah Badu vs. Jill Scott, Teddy Riley vs. Babyface...Verzuz is what's getting me through lockdown

The culture's coming together to celebrate and heal, and we're doing it on Instagram Live.
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An oral history of the Black Film and Video Network

Including Claire Prieto, Clement Virgo and Cameron Bailey, they were the architects of Black filmmaking in Canada.
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COVID-19's impact on Canadian theatre: 3 artistic directors weigh in

Their finances have been hit, and so have their personal lives. How will the show go on?
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12 of the best Black Cancon films you can stream for free right now

From dramas to short docs, there's plenty to binge. Find these titles on YouTube, CBC Gem and the NFB website.
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Artists are getting us through COVID-19. Never question their value again

If this crisis is an opportunity for change, let's start paying artists their dues.
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What is COVID-19's impact on Black culture and activism in Toronto?

Until We Are Free is a new book by Black Lives Matter Toronto. Amanda Parris speaks with three of its authors about art, activism and adapting to life in lockdown.
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3 reasons why Netflix's latest miniseries Self Made should be at the top of your weekend watch list

Starring Octavia Spencer, it's the story of America's first Black millionaire.
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31 Black Canadian female playwrights you need to know

As a theatre lover and a playwright, Amanda Parris desperately wants to see more of their works on stage.
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There are a million reasons to see 143, an art show on Black love that's taking over Union Station

On now in Toronto, the exhibition is a meditation on love as seen as through the eyes of eight Black artists.
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It can be tough to break into a youth-obsessed art world. But in her 60s, 'Auntie Gloria' is shining

Amanda Parris visits beloved Toronto artist Gloria Swain (and her cat Patches!) in studio.
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The Photograph and 10 more Black love stories to watch this Valentine's Day

Stella Meghie's latest feature film arrives in theatres Feb. 14.
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Why Canada's biggest R&B divas are doing musical theatre

It's more than just a gig. Jully Black, Janisa and Deborah Cox reveal why they love the stage.
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Black History Month 2020: The top events across Canada

From Whitehorse to Halifax, these are your must-see picks.
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Watching Hip-Hop Evolution...with my mother

"My mum is probably not the target audience," writes Amanda Parris. But they've bonded over the award-winning docuseries.
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These books by Black female authors are turning 20. Here's why they're worth revisiting

Haven't read them yet? Crawl out of your Y2K bunker and get on that.
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2020's must-see projects by Black artists

From Utopia Falls to Lovecraft Country, Amanda Parris shares her picks.

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