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We all know music can effortlessly make you move your body, sometimes involuntarily. But music can just as easily move your mind - whether you feel happy, sad or in distress, there are lyrics that speak to the soul. Throughout history, we've seen the capability of music bringing people together to unite toward a common cause.
Native North America (Vol. 1) is a compilation of 23 unsung indigenous music acts, dating from 1966 to 1985 and ranging in everything from rockabilly to folk. For Canadian producer Kevin Howes, it was also a labour of love, and something that took some 15 years of his life to complete.
Beyoncé's Super Bowl 50 performance wasn't just fierce, it was a political statement. A day before her planned performance at Sunday's game, the singer released a new single, "Formation." The music video features scenes from Hurricane Katrina and different images emulating moments from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rihanna has surpassed Michael Jackson, becoming the artist with the third-most U.S. number one hits of all time. The Bajan star's latest single, "Work," has become her 14th track to reach the number one spot on Billboard, beating the late King of Pop's 13 chart-topping songs.
"Your self-worth is determined by you. You don't have to depend on someone telling you who you are." - Beyoncé Isn't that the truth? But sometimes it's easier said than done. And sometimes, we need a bit of inspiration from one another to celebrate our self-worth.
Arcade Fire have announced their first live shows since 2014. The shows will include a Haiti benefit in their hometown of Montreal featuring David Byrne. The Canadian band will headline two European festivals during the same weekend: Spain's Bilbao BBK Live and Portugal's NOS Alive.
David Bowie's Blackstar album has been turned into an Instagram miniseries called Unbound, and the first episode of the 16-part series is now available to watch online.
Kanye West has changed his album name once again. New album title, WAVES - KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016 #Waves the album formally known as Swish 😭😭😭 - KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 27, 2016 The Chicago rapper's album was initially named So Help Me God, before becoming Swish.
Canadian rapper k-os has debuted his new video "Another Shot." The song is the latest single off his sixth studio album, Can't Fly Without Gravity. In the video, k-os finds himself in solitude at a church by day and serves drinks to his friends at night.
Drake's "Hotline Bling" just got a presidential makeover. Baracksdubs, the YouTube channel that seamlessly edits Obama's speeches and then remixes them to sound like lyrics to popular songs, has dropped its latest video. It shows the U.S. president singing to Drake's "Hotline Bling."
Drake has announced that he's signed to grime label Boy Better Know, revealing the news today on Instagram. In his caption he writes, "The first Canadian signed to BBK. Big up my brudda @skeptagram for life yeah. And my section gunners too."
Although the documentary, Amy, won an Academy Award at the Oscars this past Sunday - Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, isn't too happy. In a series of Twitter posts, Mitch claims the documentary about his daughter is misleading. (@mitchwinehouse/Twitter ) Asif Kapadia, mentioned in Mitch's tweet, is the British filmmaker who filmed the Oscar-winning documentary.
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Ontario is one step closer to becoming the first place in North America to ban the use of coal-fired energy. The minority Liberals plan to introduce legislation on Monday that, if passed, would outlaw the burning of coal in 2014.
A massive document all about a Toronto police investigation has many questioning the extent of Mayor Rob Ford's involvement in a criminal investigation. Ford had many interactions with his occasional driver, Alessandro (Sandro) Lisi in and around several locations in Etobicoke, in Toronto's west end.
The Senate expense scandal concerns the travel and housing expense claims of Canadian Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau.
Young black men are less likely to wind up back in prison if they participate in a culturally specific reintegration program, according to a new study by McMaster professor Gina Browne.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is celebrating his third anniversary in office. Ford spoke to the media at the Etobicoke Civic Centre about his future plans for the city. He touched on the ongoing debate over the proposed transit plans, bike lanes on Bloor Street and smoking in public in Toronto's parks.
Hundreds of police officers will run from Toronto to Ottawa to remember fallen officers and raise money for their families. The National Peace Officers' Memorial Run to Remember is a 460 km relay where police officers run through many communities.
A report released by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons finds a growing number of newly certified specialists cannot find work across Canada, despite waiting times for many patients.
A new ad campaign launched by San Francisco's Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is encouraging pet owners to make sure their pet 'wraps it up' to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
A campaign involving a community of AIDS prevention and harm reduction groups, is pushing for the introduction of needle and syringe programs into Canadian prisons.
Post-secondary students around the world have the opportunity to redesign the traditional wheelchair symbol.
The Interrupters is a Chicago-based documentary that tells the story about the infectious disease of violence occurring in the American city’s communities and how individuals, called violence interrupters, are willing to make a difference tackling one situation at a time.
Since its initial launch in Montreal in 2008, Bixi, a bike-sharing system has expanded around the world. Bixi systems are now found in 13 cities around the world including Toronto, New York City and London. Of those cities, Bixi Toronto, Montreal and possibly Ottawa, are facing financial woes in terms of ridership.
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If you don't have a carbon monoxide detector in your home and you live in Ontario, you will soon have to install one. Ontario lawmakers have now approved a bill that will require all homes in the province to have a carbon monoxide detector.
Smiling from ear to ear and chatting about what to expect at the "It Starts with the DJ Conference," on Saturday, June 8, young people flooded inside a conference room at Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario, with a desire to learn how to market themselves effectively within today's ever changing music industry.
Hundreds of youth gathered to “Dance It Up” at Canada’s National Ballet School Sunday with an eagerness to learn more about their craft.
When Sisters Speak is the largest and longest running annual spoken word concert of Black, female poets in North America, and it's not hard to understand why. In its 14th year, the event, hosted and produced by Dwayne Morgan, featured six inspiring poets: Raissa Simone, El Jones, Erika Gault, Ify Chiwetelu, Britta Badour and Truth Is.
Big smiles, positivity, and encouragement. Those were three things that flowed in abundance at the third annual Dare II Dream, a Toronto premiere Black History event for youth, presented by Young, Black & Gifted and sponsored by the Black Business Professional Association.
Lining the edge of Toronto's Sound Academy stage stands a mosh pit full of screaming Future fans. It is evident Future's Honest Tour can't come soon enough. To start off the night, singer and songwriter, Rico Love, plays an R&B set to entertain the crowd.
Toronto’s corporate community, youth dignitaries and prominent youth organizations came together to collaborate efforts to inspire the minds of the youth in our communities, with the Love Is What Love Does event presented by Tha Love Project.
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Humber Et Cetera
Humber College marked International Women’s Day on March 7 by hosting TV personality Jessi Cruickshank.
A Humber initiative that offers students the opportunity to connect with local organizations - took place during reading week.
Humber Career Centre says grads finding success in fields ranging from web design and communications to electronics.
The Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery launched its first non-objective art exhibition, Out of Bounds, last week.
It’s a known fact that sex sells. But how far will advertising executives stoop to sell a product or to gauge a particular market?