“Love is what brought us here.”
In his introduction at the Toronto International Film Festival world premiere of his latest film, those were the last words Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy, Moonlight) uttered before the Princess of Wales Theatre went dark and If Beale Street Could Talk poured over the screen. Repeated again during the film, that short but powerful sentence reminded us all why we—and this movie itself—were here.
The Durham District School Board launched a new program to help prepare kids for kindergarten—and this summer, they piloted a specific program for Black students. Read on for a first-hand experience of the Great Beginnings program.
Serena Williams' US Open confrontation made waves around the globe. Here's why her anger and demands for an apology and for respect were valid.
Summertime in Toronto is a special thing, largely due in part to the wealth of events that dot our social calendars on a near-weekly basis.
One of those not-to-be-missed events is the AfroChic Cultural Arts Festival, which by all accounts, did not disappoint over its two-day span earlier in July.
Ontario’s new premier says he knows how to stop gun violence—but his solutions are fuelled by disdain for the province’s Black communities.
More and more Black parents are exploring the option of homeschooling their children. Why is this becoming a more appealing choice, and what are some factors to consider if you're thinking of homeschooling?
Throughout the Caribbean and other parts of the diaspora, it's quite common for friends and family members to have nicknames (like "Bunny" or "Tallman") or alternate names (like "Marcia" or "Winston") while their real name goes hidden. Why do we do this? And what do my parents' nicknames mean? I explore the practice in this piece.
Finding humour in the ups and downs of motherhood is a survival skill. Ali Wong's newest Netflix comedy special, Hard Knock Wife, serves up real talk and real laughs - and really resonated with me, a fellow mom of two.
The identity shift that many moms experience after having a baby can be jarring. Here's how to start the process of getting back to who you are.
Regardless of parenting style, it's crucial to remember the circumstances and contexts that lead parents to lean one way versus the next. Helicopter parents may see their style as the gold standard, but it's important to assess the ways privilege plays into parenting.
Hiring more Black models and other models of colour is an important step to making the fashion industry more inclusive - but it's not the only necessary step. Read more to see why it's important to ensure there's diversity behind the camera and the runway, too.
On the 50th anniversary of MLK’s death, writer Bee Quammie explains why his words still resonate with Canadians.
FLARE wanted to know what are some of the most pressing issues facing Black women today, for a Black History Month special. Mine? That the world needs to do a better job of actually LISTENING to us.