CBC Arts Column

Amanda Parris writes a weekly column for CBC Arts. The links to her articles are below:


The Newest Comic-Book Superheroes are Real-Life Filipinx Caregivers


It’s the Play that Inspired a Generation of Artists – Director Djanet Sears Included


History Called it a Riot, But this Doc Argues it was Actually an Uprising – One that Continues Today


Dystopian Non-Fiction: Why One Playwright is Telling the Story of Her Family’s Escape from Dictatorship


What if Hamlet Were a Woman? This Theatre Company Dares to Ask Why Not


Not All Artists Fit the Conventional Idea of Being Canadian, and that’s Why I Tell Their Stories


Just Like Drake, this Bold and Diverse Music Series Could Only be Made in Toronto


He’s One of Toronto’s First Great Hip Hop Radio Stars – and Also One of it’s Last


Why the Film Pioneers Behind The Book of Negroes Have Always Struggled with Feeling ‘Canadian’


5 Bold and Inspiring Tracks for Making Every Day International Women’s Day


One Movie Can’t End Racism in Canada – But The Skin We’re In Will Fuel the Fight


As a Black Woman in Toronto, This Artist Felt Invisible…So She Turned it into Her Superpower


In Just Two Editions, This Festival of Black Art Changed Canada’s Cultural Landscape


7 African-Canadian Female Filmmakers You Need to Know

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Black History Month 2017: Your Cross-Country Guide to Arts and Culture

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This Film Shows Just How Easily Our Freedom Can Be Taken Away

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This Toronto Artist is Remixing Street Dance with Filipino Tradition

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3 Buses of Toronto Artists Were Held at the Border En Route to Obama’s Inauguration – And I Was There

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Black Lives Matter Toronto Photographers Share Their Most Powerful Images of the Year

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In Memoriam: Canadian Artists We Lost in 2016

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16 From ’16: Amanda’s Picks for the Year’s Best Moments in Culture, from Moonlight to Lemonade

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How One Play Inspired a New Guide for Bringing Deaf Artists and Audiences to the Theatre

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Drake, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber: The Rise of Canadian R&B is More than Just a Moment

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How One Google Search Proved We Need to Pay Attention to Canada’s Black History More than Ever

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“We Are Being Tested”: In Response to Trump’s Win, Canadian Artists Consider Where We Go From Here

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Masculinity and ‘Moonlight’: Eight Black Men Dissect Barry Jenkins’ Momentous Film

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Putting the Spotlight on Playwrights of Colour Shouldn’t be Groundbreaking – but This is 2016

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Marvel’s Black Panther is Just the Start. Why a New Movement in Black Art is Coming to Canada

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This Powerful Film Moves Beyond the Statistics to Show the Human Cost of Gun Violence

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As Politicians Threaten to Build Walls, This Multidisciplinary Artist is Breaking Them Down

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This Photographer’s First Solo Exhibition is a Captivating Celebration of Toronto’s Diversity

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Looking Back at Shad’s Best Moments on q

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How a Toronto Writing Group Opened the Doors for Queer and Trans Caribbean Writers

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Listen to your Aunties! Toronto Artist Meera Sethi Celebrates the Wisdom and Style of South Asian Women

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In the Flesh: Younger than Beyoncé Gallery Puts the Focus on Emerging Talent

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Long (Dragon) House Empowers Communities and Opens Imaginations

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Making Room for Different Stories at Brampton’s Festival of Literary Diversity

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In New Documentary Check It, Black LGBT Youth Form a Gang to Protect Themselves

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Eight Black Canadian Women Dissect Beyonce’s Lemondae

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Remixing the Classroom: The Great Potential of Hip Hop Education

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New Play Addresses the Ongoing Trauma of Residential Schools

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Montreal Dance Party Qualité de Luxe Brings this Multicultural Nation Together Under a Groove

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At the Black Lives Matter Toronto Protest, Art is on the Front Lines

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How A Different Booklist Changed Toronto (and not only through books)

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International Women’s Day: 9 Artists Who Are Making a Difference

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Leslie Hewitt’s Art Probes “the Unfulfilled Dreams of the Civil Rights Era”

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Rajni Perera’s Stunning Sci-Fi Neo-Amazonians – in Pictures

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88 Days of Fortune Collectively Changed Toronto Hip Hop. Has it’s Luck Run Out?

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Giants of Africa Director Hubert Davis on Raptors’ GM Masai Ujiri’s Real Passion

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With The Mirror Ball, World Stage 2016 Makes Room for Ballroom

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A Cross-Country Guide to Black History Month Events

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Is a Boycott the Solution to #OscarsSoWhite?

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Canadian Hip-Hop Artists like Tory Lanez Need Support Not Tokenism

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How Three Writers of Colour Stormed 2015’s Major Literary Prizes

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15 from ’15: Amanda’s Picks from Kendrick to Chronixx

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The Holiday-Themed Drag Musical That’s All About Family

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My Hair, My Choice: Why I Wear it Natural

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Searching for Canadian Film’s Black Radical Imagination

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How Youth Non-Profit The Remix Project Kickstarted a Revolution in the 6

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A Tribute to Respected Toronto DJ Son of S.O.U.L.

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Canadian Web Series Anarkali is Winning Hearts All Over YouTube

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Selma Cinematographer Bradford Young’s Refreshing Approach to Lighting Black Skin

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