02 May 2018

Navigating racism: Black Graduate Students Need Support

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I have mixed feelings about my experiences in graduate school. As a Black, first-generation Canadian and the first in my family to become a doctoral student, I did not understand the culture of the academy. If I knew then what I know now as an Adjunct Professor teaching part time, I might have made different choices.

02 May 2018

Black Hipsters : Rise of The Flat “Black” Economy

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Regardless of what you think of them, you have to respect a few things about hipsters.

01 May 2018

The Real Reasons More Black Teachers Aren't Working In Durham

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Teachers, social workers, clerical professionals and other members of the GTA black community packed the room at the Pickering Recreation Complex on April 19 for the first ever Durham District School Board (DDSB) Recruitment Information Night for Black teachers.

26 Apr 2018

What Does Justice For Black Canadians Look Like?

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently gave a short but significant speech on Parliament Hill announcing that the Government of Canada is officially recognizing the International Decade for People of African Descent.

26 Apr 2018

Where Is The "Black Community"?

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I have a love-hate relationship with the descriptor of “black community” or “black people”.

16 Apr 2018

The Voices Left Out Of The Pharmacare Discussion

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Recently, I participated in a pharmacare town hall in Hamilton, Ontario—one of 25 being held across the country—to discuss the implementation of a single-payer drug program that would ensure access to universal, comprehensive, evidence-based, and sustainable coverage for all Canadians. 

13 Apr 2018

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

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Hipster folks, I’m trying my best. It is very difficult to do when I feel like a foreigner on familiar soil almost anytime I step into one of your establishments.

09 Apr 2018

Federation of Black Canadians Speaks Out On "Disturbing Backlash"

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It has now been five months since the Federation of Black Canadians (FBC) officially launched, at the inaugural National Black Canadians Summit.

07 Apr 2018

Stephon Clark's Misogynoir Mattered

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The first time my husband was pulled over by police, he was on his way to pick me up from work. We had been talking on the phone when he said to me, “Babe, a cop just stopped me. I’ll call you back.”

04 Apr 2018

Take It to the Altar: Why I Spoke Up at Canada Reads

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It all started as a friendly competition. “There’s only room for one JB,” I joked with Tom Power on Q, the radio show he hosts on CBC.

30 Mar 2018

Back To Black: A Personal Journey

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Growing up black and “fitting out” for most of my life, I am a mosaic of my experiences. This personal journey connected me with inspirational black women.

08 Mar 2018

Association of Black Law Enforcers Defends FBC In Open Letter

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

04 Mar 2018

The Business Of Food; Why Black Restaurants Aren't Cashing In

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Over the past five years, Toronto has undergone (and continues to undergo) one of the fastest restaurant booms of any North American city. Food is a big business.


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