Toronto-based. Interested in cultures, structures, people and diaspora.
Chasing authenticity in the marketing world is a tricky thing.
The young Portland artist is more than a one-hit wonder. Bananas, anyone?
With "Bodak Yellow," Cardi B has stepped out from being a social media star and established herself as a rapper to be taken seriously.
The 'All Eyez On Me' doc is not the first or last rehashing of Pac’s legacy. But when will it end?
The R&B singer talks about her forthcoming debut album, ‘Take Me Apart,’ the black women who have shaped her, and her place within the vast genre
Her debut album is what happens when you’ve had enough of not being enough.
The playlist documents a memory in the making for the city's most neglected corner.
A primer on SZA's career thus far, and why it's important to stay in her corner.
A conversation on Drake, culture, and Toronto on CBC Radio One with Nora Young of CBC's The Current.
A critique of fashion's diversity problem and the casting agencies who are trying to make it a better, more inclusive space.
Diaspora Drake is the best Drake—and also the most natural.
In “The Beautiful Ones”, a Real Life Mag essay by poet and essayist Momtaza Mehri, the aesthetics of blackness and black beauty in the online world are described simply: “There are bodies, or beauties, that the world does not make space for. We know and live this. To counter that, these bodies have created their own alternatives online.”
Black creative peoples, especially, have shown just how powerful the internet—and even more specifically, social media like Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and blogging platforms—can be for innovative career-building that changes the traditionalist ways that we think about food and new media.
The internet can be a sad and dreary place. In a time where our feeds are filled with reminders of what feels like an impending, yet chill, Armageddon, small pockets of the massive online black hole preserve communal sanity with a surprisingly effective, digital coping mechanism: memes.