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Life in Shadow: A Eulogy for my Brother

by Angélique Davies

Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.

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Life in Shadow: Finding New Artistic Direction with Groovy Julia

by Angélique Davies

From 1987 to ’93, Jonathan held various positions in the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission. Around 1989, while training to be a case presenting officer, he met Chris Cook, who lived in Jon’s neighbourhood.

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Popular Journalist, Documentary Producer Desmond Cole Released from Toronto Star for ‘Political Disruption’

Popular journalist Desmond Cole posted a letter to his followers on Facebook about his recent release from his columnist position at the Toronto Star. Cole takes an activist stance on racial issues in his bi-monthly column in the newspaper, writing on “anti-Black racism and white supremacy in Canada.”

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Migratory Bird Layout at the Royal Ontario Museum is an Art Piece Made From Dead Birds

The Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada’s ‘Annual Migratory Bird Layout‘ at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an art piece made out of dead birds.

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Get Noticed – New Visual Artists You Must See

The curators of Get Noticed seem to be saying that one single work of art should be compelling enough to signal the talent of an artist. Artists could only submit one piece of work to the competition for the current exhibition at The Red Head Gallery.

Get Noticed party, 2 women in conversation
Get Noticed opening party at The Red Head Gallery. Photo: Cherryl Bird

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Either Black Lives Matter to You or They Do Not

There was a window of time when it was possible for people to ride the fence, not to be sure where you stood, to appeal to seeing both sides.

Sure, I wasn’t one of them – too much has happened to me, and the Black women and men I have known and loved over the years, for there to be a doubt in my mind.

But that window of time ended yesterday. We all know now which side we are on. There aren’t any neutral positions anymore. Either Black Lives Matter to you, or they do not.

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Social Media Activist @SonOfBaldwin Gets Banned on Facebook Over Anti-racist Post

Popular social media activist and writer Son of Baldwin gets banned on Facebook over an anti-racist post that he believes Facebook thinks is racist. The post was about black people feeling a homogeneous guilt for negative actions done by other black people.

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Orientalist Westeros Fantasy Mirrors Real Life


Despite the fact that museum media and communications specialist, school board trustee and overtime dad Rajiv Rawat says “cultural phenomenon is much better appreciated through deep critical engagement rather than “fan boy” obsessions,” the recovering academic is, nonetheless, willing to comment on the issue of race and culture in the storyline of the popular TV series Game of Thrones where fantasy mirrors reality.


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