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Live from the 3.5, 2019, Chapter 3_ _Where You From_ — Why 'Black Canadian' isn't JUST ONE THING (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 3: “Where You From?” — Why ‘Black Canadian’ isn’t JUST ONE THING.

“You think we all Jamaican, when nuff man are Trinis Bajans, Grenadians and a hole heap of Haitians Guyanese and all of the West Indies combined To make the T dot O dot, one of a kind” — Kardinal Offishall, “BaKardi Slang”, Firestarter, Vol. 1: Quest for Fire (2000) […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 1: What Exactly IS Blackness_ (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 1: What IS Blackness, Exactly?

“Am I Black enough?” Blackness — More than just Melanin Those who’ve followed my podcast Chatting with Casey from its very first episode know that this isn’t the first time I’ve asked this question. If you considered the archetypal Black man you know from popular media—rocking an oversized hoodie; listening […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Intro — Being Black in Canada (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019: Intro — Being Black in Canada

Black culture is unique—one of the few cultures thrust upon a people and not developed by them. A Jamaican is not a Gambian is not an Australian Aborigine. We’ve got tribes within tribes and languages within languages but somehow lumped together by the colour of our skin. And we’ve made […]

Govfest 2018 — Helping the World Through the Power of MUSIC. (Featured Image)

Govfest 2018 — Helping the World Through the Power of MUSIC.

I think it’s possible to have fun with just about anything we do. Govfest — Because We Do More Than Just Sit Behind Our Desks. Back in 2009, after jumping from the Ontario Public Service’s internship program to a contract opportunity that didn’t end so well, I started working […]

Calgary 101 — The City that's More than Just the Stampede! (Featured Image)

Calgary 101: It’s More than Just the Stampede!

A Toronto does not a Canada make. Toronto’s Cool, But What About the REST of Canada? Ask most Torontonians what Canada means to them, and they’ll give you a perfect view that sounds very… Toronto. Busy and abundant with life. Representation from every corner of the world. It’s everything […]

For the Love of Camping, Part Two — A Man and the Mountain that CHANGED Him. (Featured Image)

For the Love of Camping, Part Two — A Man and the Mountain that CHANGED Him.

Welcome to For the Love of Camping, the three-part series journeying from my family’s stance against camping to my desire to get everyone camping, so they can enjoy it as much as we do. In Part One of the series, I explained how camping didn’t fit growing up Black and suburban […]

UP NEXT: Live from the 3.5, 2019—My Biggest and Best Black History Month Project YET. (Featured Image)

UP NEXT: Live from the 3.5, 2019—My Biggest and Best Black History Month Project YET.

We’re halfway through January, and before you know it February will be up close and personal and with it, all the stories of Black history we’ve waited a year to share. Black History Month is Back Again! That’s not entirely true—Black people are sharing their stories all the time, but […]

For the Love of Camping, Part One — An Intergenerational Tale of Transformation (Featured Image)

For the Love of Camping, Part One — An Intergenerational Tale of Transformation

You only need to travel a few hours outside of the city to remember that very little of Canada is like Toronto. For last summer’s annual #PalmersGoWild camping trip, we hit up Port Burwell, Ontario, a small community of just over a thousand people and home to a lighthouse; […]

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The State of the #BloggerLife, January 2019 — Janu-WEARY. (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The State of the #BloggerLife, January 2019 — Janu-WEARY.

We’re a week into 2019, and I’m here drawing up battle plans for the year of content ahead. The Life and Times of Casey Palmer—A Bustling Era Ahead With any luck, you’ve had yourselves a very happy new year so far, full of new opportunities and experiences as […]

The 2019 200 — Because if YOU Don't Get it Done, Who Will? (Featured Image)

The 2019 200 — Because if YOU Don’t Get it Done, Who Will?

If you’ve been around a while, you’re probably familiar with the lists of 100 goals I’d write every year. And I saying, “But you missed 2018!” And it’s true—2018 came hot and heavy; I wasn’t in any position to commit to a list that ambitious. And I could […]

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