Albert Williams

Albert is a freelance journalist, blogger and stage actor who loves to share stories that center Blackness. He loves the arts and is passionate about sharing this love with the hope it ignites this passion in others. Follow Albert on Twitter @alwill1982.

Angelina Williams Hotelier, Food & Beverage Writer, Marketing Professional

Angelina Williams

Hotelier, Food & Beverage Writer, Marketing Professional.

Angelina Williams is an accomplished Hotelier and Marketing Professional. She has managed some of Toronto’s top boutique and luxury hotels and is the Principal Director of Skylar Projects, a hospitality consulting firm.

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Ashleigh Rae

Ashleigh-Rae is a queer Jamaican, writer and activist. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post and Daily Xtra. Follow her on Twitter @ashleighraet.

Ashley Marshall

Ashley Marshall is a professor of communications. Ashley holds a B.A. in Hons. English and Cultural Studies/Critical Theory, and an M.A. in English. Her work has appeared in VICE, Pitch Magazine, and Flare, while her research has been presented at Harvard, McMaster University, and UC Berkeley (pending). Ashley is a keen cultural critic, with passions for music and urbanism. Twitter: @1StoneRose

Bee Quammie

Bee Quammie

Bee Quammie is an award-winning blogger, freelance writer, and event host/creator with an affinity for big hair, thick books, and Caribbean sunsets. 

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Breanna Spence

Breanna Spence is a student at Blyth Academy in her senior year of high school. She has participated in the Harvard Summer School program in 2019. Breanna is currently starting a not-for-profit supporting social justice organizations in Canada.

Camille Dundas

Camille Dundas is the editor-in-chief at ByBlacks.com. She is a media expert, having worked as a news writer and producer for Toronto's major news programs including CBC National, CP24 Breaking News, CityTV News and CTV's Canada AM.

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Chanda Chandalala

Chanda Chandalala was born and raised in Zambia and immigrated to Canada in 2000. Her writing has appeared in the Canadian Immigrant Magazine and the online magazine, For Harriet. She shares more of her writing as well as her enthusiasm for fashion on her blog www.chandalalaland.com. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children.

Cleve DeSouza

Cleve DeSouza

Cleve DeSouza is a leading mortgage professional in affiliation with Matrix Mortgage Global (Lic#11108) and a seasoned real estate investor with over 10 years of experience. 

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Dayo Kefentse

Dayo Kefentse blends her expertise in broadcast journalism, music, content strategy and communications to amplify initiatives connected to the people and organizations she cares about.

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Earl Rich

Earl Rich is an Executive Style Consultant advising men on developing their professional style, to align with their professional brand.

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Elesha Daley

Elesha Daley is currently completing a Master of Education degree with a focus on themes, patterns, and impacts of race in education. She is a teacher with the York Region District School Board. Before teaching, Elesha completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto and went on to work in the corporate environment. She realized that she wanted to do something that gave back to her community and positively impacted the experiences of racialized and marginalized students.  She then decided to pursue education. It is her hope that her professional journey will empower racialized children, youth and their families to live their potential.

Erika Vanessa Alexander

Erika Vanessa Alexander is the eldest granddaughter of the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, and on behalf of her grandparent’s legacy, she speaks as family spokesperson. Erika engages in public speaking and story-telling of her family’s past, Black history and anti-racism presentations, and annually promotes the celebration of Lincoln Alexander Day across Canada.

Erika has acquired degrees from McMaster University of Hamilton, in Political Science and Religious Studies, and a diploma from the Institute of Traditional Medicine of Toronto for traditional Chinese acupuncture and medicine.

Errol Whittle

Errol Whittle founded Effectuation Optimum to help entrepreneurs profitably exit their business. His MBA from Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford England focused on exit strategies for entrepreneurs.

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Feleseta Kassaye Woldtsadique

Feleseta Kassaye Woldtsadique is a seasoned communications professional in Canada with a passion for storytelling. Having a literature, media and communications background, she has worked for several non-profit organizations advocating for change for women, children, youth, environment and health policies across several UN Agencies.

Ian Webster

Ian Webster

Ian Webster's nearly two decades of recognized experience at several well-known financial organizations has given him the inside track on the upsell of products such as mortgages and mutual funds and allowed him to help clients with everything from lowering their taxes to developing profitable investment portfolios.

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Jean Boampong

Jean Boampong is a freelance Communications Specialist based in Toronto. She has a background in curriculum design, media literacy and education technology. Her mission is to help organizations and companies in the education sector to build their platforms, enhance their presence and, ultimately, tell their stories. Find her at www.jeanboampong.com.

Karlene Millwood

I am an award-winning author, screenwriter, playwright, and speaker. I am a twice published author with two independent books, have collaborated on another two and have created several courses focused on Writing, Storytelling and Mindset Transformation.

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Kevin Bourne

Kevin Bourne is the Co-founder and Editor of SHIFT Magazine. Born and raised in Toronto, Kevin currently resides in Ottawa with his wife Koliah and their two children. He's a big fan of pop culture, urbanism and creative industry and spends most of his time keeping up with the Kardashians.

Lucy Oneka

Lucy Oneka is a playwright and journalist. She has covered many stories for Toronto-based newspapers such as the East York Observer, the Scarborough Observer, and the Toronto Observer.

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Marci Ien

Marci Ien is an award-winning journalist and Co-Host of CTV’s The Social. She believes that Albert Einstein was right when he said: “The important thing is never to stop questioning.”

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Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is a Toronto-based journalist who freelances with ByBlacks.com, the Jamaican Weekly Gleaner and formerly with Pride News Magazine, and Caribbean Headline News on Rogers TV.

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Nneka Allen

Nneka Allen is a Black woman, a descendant of the Underground Railroad, an Ojibwa of Anderson Nation, a Mother and a sixth-generation Canadian. As a lover of justice, Nneka inspires philanthropy as a Fundraising Executive in the non-profit sector.

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Nneka Elliott

Nneka Elliott is an award-winning TV news personality turned actor and beauty influencer. She shares how hair, makeup and skincare helps her make power moves on and off-camera.

Phillip Dwight Morgan

Phillip Dwight Morgan is a Toronto-based journalist, poet and researcher. His essays, op-eds and interviews have been featured on macleans.ca, cbc.ca, rabble.ca and in Briarpatch and Spacing magazines. Phillip's research interests include housing policy, policing and anti-Black racism, and media criticism. Follow him on Twitter @philldmorgan.

Rosemary Akpan

Rosemary Akpan is a Toronto-based journalist who graduated from Ryerson's School of Journalism in 2020. Her interests include lifestyle, beauty, culture and the arts. Rosemary has experience in video production, broadcast, multimedia and digital reporting. You can find her online @rosiekpn.

Rosey Edeh

Rosey Edeh spent a decade (2005-2015) bringing the latest entertainment and pop culture news to the masses as a senior reporter on Global TV’s ET Canada. Building on her vast experience as a news anchor and TV personality as seen on CNN, MSNBC and Global News, Rosey has founded an award-winning production company, Micha Muse Media Inc.

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Sade Babatunde

Sade Babatunde is the founder of Knit Me Up, a Calgary based fashion-forward personal styling & shopping service, as well as actionable fashion advice for all.

Sandra Rosier

Sandra Rosier is a lawyer licensed to practice in Ontario and Massachusetts. Although she is proud of her long career as a Tax professional, writing is her true calling. Sandra has published several articles focussed on race and career development and is currently working on her first novel. She is a mom of two who lives with her family in Toronto

Talia Leacock

Talia Leacock

Talia Leacock-Campbell is passionate about helping women tell their stories and speak their truth as a copywriter for small businesses and personal brands and ghostwriter to CEOs eager to establish their expertise through writing.

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Tameika Gentles

Since losing 90 pounds, 14 years ago, Tameika Gentles has devoted her time to helping others activate the inner strength and fulfillment she has found on her health journey. The Canadian-born certified personal trainer turned international wellness entrepreneur is the Co-Founder of The Whole Experience – a platform dedicated to helping women create a sustainable healthy lifestyle while building community.

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Tanya Walker

Tanya Walker obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University in 2005 and her Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Economics from McMaster University in 2002.

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Teneile Warren

Teneile Warren is a proud queer mom, writer, chef and equity educator. Her writing has appeared in ByBlacks, Huffington Post and Barren Magazine. She is an editorial advisor and mentor for Textile Magazine. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario with her wife, son and three furbabies. She explores identity, social issues and community through words and food. Find her on Twitter @iamquagmire



The Long And Short Of Style

We are Gail and Leslie two sisters originally from Montreal who now call Toronto home! Thank you so much for following along with us as we navigate the fashion world bringing you looks that work for all bodies.

Tiffany Mongu

Tiffany Mongu is a multimedia Congolese/Canadian journalist, in the city of Toronto. She’s written news pieces for the Ryersonian, the Eyeopener, HeyBlackGirlTO & Blog TO. Tiffany was also a television reporter for RUtv News, a news anchor for both News in a Minute & the Ryersonian. 

Twitter: @mongumnews

Instagram: ms.mng

Tremayne St.Kitts

Tremayne St.Kitts is a Freelance Creative Writer, Barber, and Vocalist from Toronto, ON, Canada. 

Find him on Twitter & Instagram: @TremayneCharlz

True Daley

True Daley was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec and relocated to Toronto in the 90s where she was a fixture in the hip-hop journalism scene as a freelance writer for various urban publications.

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Zainab Mahdi

Zainab Mahdi is a writer and community organizer from Kitchener-Waterloo. She is the co-founder and operations coordinator of Project UP, a local initiative that provides young Black Muslim women with mentorship, fitness and art-based activities.

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