• Finding Samuel Lowe in Jamaica, USA & China
    23 July 20140 COMMENTS
    Paula Madison is one of the most successful African-American entrepreneurs. She is consistently on Ebony, Black Enterprise and the Hollywood Reporter’s power-list of the top 100 people to ...
  • Plays at the Stratford Festival
    22 July 20140 COMMENTS
    Two of the most interesting plays at this year’s Stratford Festival are A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Chamber Play and Anthony and Cleopatra. The first is a classic Shakespearean comedy about ...
  • Hannibal and his Elephants Were Real
    21 July 20140 COMMENTS
    In my mind Hannibal belonged to the land of myths and fairytales. He was as real as the unicorn or genii in the Arabian Nights stories. Yet, here I was standing in his footsteps. We were in ...
  • Caribana Caribbean Carnival Parties
    20 July 20140 COMMENTS
    There is more to Caribana than the famous Grand Parade. For those who love music, parties and liming here is our pick of the other carnival events around the city. Carnival Frost at Time ...
  • 8 Tips for Taking a Vacation at Home
    19 July 20140 COMMENTS
    As a child staycations – spending the holidays in your own home – were the only type of vacation that I knew. Each summer holidays my friends went off to such exotic places as Spain, Greece ...
  • Cassava / Yuca Fries
    18 July 20140 COMMENTS
    Ingredients 3lbs cassava/yuca root (you can also buy the frozen kind to save peeling time) Vegetable or canola oil for frying Salt and your choice of seasoning: black pepper, cayenne pepper, ...
Caribbean Tales Film Festival
01 August 2014 0 COMMENTS
Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow will be in Toronto for the Canadian premier of the documentary Calypso Dreams. The film celebrates the history of the music ...
Basquiat Art Show in Toronto in 2015
31 July 2014 0 COMMENTS
Jean-Michel Basquiat will be in Toronto next year. The Art Gallery of Ontario will be hosting a touring exhibit of about 140 of his paintings. The show starts ...
Toronto’s Steelpan Queen is Wendy Jones
In Trinidad in the 1940’s, the steelpan and those associated with it were looked down upon. Mostly poor and less than middle-class, these ‘hooligans’ would take cast off steel containers from the island’s substantial oil industry and cut the ...
Obeah Opera’s Lush Music was Magical
29 July 2014 0 COMMENTS
It was by chance that I went to Harbourfront Centre on Saturday night. It was too lovely a midsummer night to stay inside. Cycling along the waterfront trail I heard some beautiful voices drifting from Harbourfront’s main stage. The next hour was ...
God Bless the B-Boy: Hip hop saved lives
“Our initial idea was to do a short documentary for the web. But the story was too big. It had to be a film,” said Nadine Anglin. She is one of the filmmakers behind God Bless the B-Boy: The Documentary. Anglin and her producing partner Reni ...
7 Black Women Portraits in European Art
27 July 2014 0 COMMENTS
It is a habit that I can’t break – spotting the black face when visiting museums and art galleries. I am looking for the African face in the paintings and sculptures. It is an old childhood pattern of trying to find people who look like me. ...
How to save on food on a budget travel trip
Travelling on a tight budget does not have to be an endurance test. The accommodation might be basic but one can make up for it by eating well. Here are a few tips on eating out on a skinny budget when travelling. I learned the tips from backpacking ...