The brisk cold air and the light dusting of snow could not stop the over 400 people who came to see renowned two-time bestselling author Angie Thomas at the Rose Theatre last night in Toronto. Though the room was filled with both young and old book lovers of all backgrounds and ethnicities, Thomas made one thing clear, Black voices and Black stories matter.
October 16 marks the 46 anniversary of the day when Olympic medalists John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black, gloved fists in a silent protest during the 1968 Olympic Games.
Blacks have been residents in Canada since 1783 when Black Loyalists settled in Nova Scotia after the American Revolution. Surprisingly many of the challenges