Angelyn Francis Reporter
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Angelyn Francis is a Toronto-based reporter for the Star, covering equity and inequality. Her reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. As a freelance photographer, video producer, writer and host, Angelyn has covered race, food, music, culture and community initiatives, sometimes all at once. She previously hosted season one of HuffPost's award-winning podcast "Born and Raised" which was about second generation Canadians and how food influences their lives.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Equity and Inequality
  • Race
  • Food
  • Music

123 Articles
about 2 months ago
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Human rights tribunal upholds unionized workers’ right to file claims in Ontario

Lawyers and advocates were concerned — especially for marginalized people — that unionized workers would lose access ...

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5 months ago
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How child welfare investigations play a role in overrepresentation of Black kids in children’s aid

A new report looks at how the children get through the door to the system and the role anti-Black racism plays in how...

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6 months ago
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Ontario court upholds pay equity ruling for midwives: ‘We’re tired of being devalued’

This court battle for pay equity has been hailed as significant not only for midwives, but for addressing systemic di...

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6 months ago
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U of T Law is denying access to virtual classes, disabled students say — despite COVID-era shift ...

One student filed a human rights complaint, saying she was refused access to Zoom links when she was unable to go to ...

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7 months ago
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WATCH: Grocery store sticker shock? From parsley to strawberries, shoppers vent their biggest fru...

The Star spoke to shoppers about grocery price sticker shock. One shopper who previously lived in Dubai said the cost...

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7 months ago
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Black people deal with hair discrimination everywhere. Will Canada take a cue from the U.S.’s CRO...

In the U.S., several states made race-based hair discrimination illegal, but north of the border there aren’t any rul...

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7 months ago
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Breadfruit tacos? Meatless oxtail? This vegan Toronto TikToker puts innovative spin on her favour...

Foodie @PlantifulAlyssa stretches Caribbean ingredients beyond their usual bounds, sharing her takes on everything fr...

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7 months ago
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These Toronto restaurants offer a taste into the Caribbean’s deep history of plant-based cooking

There are only a small number of plant-based Caribbean restaurants in Toronto. But looking into the past, produce was...

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8 months ago
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A Different Booklist’s cultural centre renamed Blackhurst ahead of move to new ‘permanent home’

The renaming announcement comes a few months after the centre’s 49-year lease proposal was unanimously supported at a...

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8 months ago
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‘Turning Red’ has cemented diverse stories in animation. BIPOC Canadian animators talk about what...

The Star asked 11 Canadian animators about what inspires them, BIPOC representation in the industry, and what untold ...

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8 months ago
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It’s never OK to touch someone without consent. So, why does it keep happening to disabled people?

A Star reporter’s tweet about someone touching her wheelchair prompted more than 200,000 likes and 18,000 retweets.

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9 months ago
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Hundreds march for migrant rights in Toronto

The march took place a day ahead of the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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